Giffnock has two finalists in the Tennis Scotland Awards

The work of two tennis coaches and officials from Giffnock Tennis and Squash Club has been acknowledged after they were named as finalists in two of the most sought-after categories at the Tennis Scotland Awards 2019.

The award winners are due to be revealed next week.

The shortlist for the awards has been unveiled, recognising the achievements, work and dedication of individuals, clubs, teams, tournaments and programmes throughout the country during the course of last year.

Giffnock Tennis Club’s Colin Hanbidge has been shortlisted for Official of the Year Award, while the club’s Richard Cook has been nominated for the Competition of the Year Award.

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The award for Official of the Year is gifted to an LTA Licensed Official, Referee, Umpire or Court Supervisor who has shown an outstanding contribution to British Tennis in an officiating role, going above and beyond the minimum requirement for their certification/grade, while the Competition of the Year is awarded based on the ability to grow and develop a competition.

Blane Dodds, Tennis Scotland chief executive, said: “The Tennis Scotland Awards give us the chance to recognise the incredible achievements of individuals, clubs, teams, tournaments and programmes across the country.

“They are the driving force behind our sport and it’s important that we take the time to acknowledge their contributions to tennis in Scotland.

“All should be very proud of their achievement in being shortlisted for an award and we look forward to announcing the winners in the next few weeks.”

In total, 36 finalists have been announced across 13 different categories, with the winners of each category being put forward to the LTA British Tennis Awards.

The winners of the Tennis Scotland Awards 2019 will be announced on Monday, April 20, with an awards ceremony to be held at a date and venue to be announced.