I have some more really good news that I wanted share with you, which is that Dave has been short-listed for the LTA’s National Club Coach of the Year Award. This is in recognition of the work he has done since 2004, particularly in building up our junior section from scratch through hundreds of hours of voluntary work, but also leading the work to keep the club functioning after the fire, and finally being instrumental in introducing our ground breaking wheelchair tennis sessions. It’s hard to believe now, but going back ten years we only had 11 junior members (almost all the children of adult members), no structured coaching programmes, did no community work and had poor relations with key stakeholders like the LTA. The work he has done has transformed all of this: building up the junior section is great in itself, but also opened the door to the grants which allowed us to floodlight Court 3 and rebuild Courts 1 and 2.

Making the short-list is a massive achievement well done Dave.

Chris on behalf all Camber members