Dan Cooke and Kevin Durney Tennis Coach with awards
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Wells Tennis Club scoop top county coaching award

Wells Tennis Club coach, Kevin Durney was named top performance coach of the year at the annual Somerset Activity & Sports Partnership Awards (SASP) this month.

This is the second honour for Kevin who was awarded Somerset coach of the year by the Lawn Tennis Association in 2016.

The SASP awards received 100 entries this year for awards across 14 categories to celebrate achievements and successes of volunteers, coaches, athletes and clubs from across the Somerset.  Wells Tennis Club was also shortlisted for Club of the Year.

Dan and Kevin with awardsChair of Wells Tennis Club Dan Cooke attended the awards with Kevin and said: “Our small club is going from strength to strength thanks to the high quality coaching offered by Kevin.  We’re delighted for our club and our coach to be recognised among the best in the county.”

Kevin Durney added: “It was a nice surprise to be shortlisted and great to see success throughout sport in Somerset.  It was a very inspiring evening listening to the stories of all those nominated and great coming away with an award at the end of it.”

SASP Partnership Director Jane Knowles said; ‘As a County Sports Partnership we feel it is important to recognise the tireless efforts of our fantastic workforce. Volunteers are the backbone of community sport and we know that without them sport cannot function. Great coaches not only support athletes to realise their potential but help to create an important lifelong love of sport and physical activity.”

Wells Tennis Club has just announced summer holiday activities and coaching for children, available from 25th July to 18th August .

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