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Conway Lawn Tennis Club takes home LTA regional honour

Conway club chair Graham Sievers at The Queen's Club in advance of receiving the 'Middlesex LTA Club of the Year' award
Conway club chair Graham Sievers at The Queen’s Club in advance of receiving the ‘Middlesex LTA Club of the Year’ award

A Southgate tennis club has served up an ace at a regional awards ceremony.

Conway Lawn Tennis Club was named ‘Middlesex LTA Club of the Year 2022’ at the annual awards ceremony for the Middlesex County region of the Lawn Tennis Association.

LTA president David Rawlinson presented the trophy to Conway club chair Graham Sievers, who was in attendance for the ceremony at The Queen’s Club in Kensington alongside several of Conway’s committee members and coaches.

Graham said: “We were delighted to be chosen from over 100 clubs in the Middlesex region. Conway has a reputation as a lively, friendly, vibrant club set in a gem of a small park, Conway Rec.

“Winning the title is testament to the extraordinary work of the volunteers and the committee, the coaches and, of course, to all the members, who make the club such a thriving community.”

Middlesex County is the largest LTA county in Great Britain, with more than 500 teams and 6,000 players participating in its winter and summer leagues.
Graham said: “In addition to welcoming a doubling of members during the pandemic, we worked with neighbours’ support to gain an additional floodlit court, and we have installed a coffee shop in the clubhouse that one of our Italian members declared ‘serves the best coffee outside of Italy’. Wonderful praise, but we agree!”

The club’s thriving junior programme has received sponsorship from local firm Winchmore Brickwork Ltd, to help the juniors develop their game and succeed further in the county competitions.

Graham added: “The juniors are tennis’ future, so we’re delighted with receiving extra support and, together with winning club of the year, we are hoping for even greater success in 2022.”