NORBURY Park Lawn Tennis Club will be officially awarded Clubmark status by the Lawn Tennis Association on Sunday, coinciding with the first Open Day of the summer season.
The Clubmark award is recognition that Norbury Park is delivering a quality tennis development programme and operating in line with best practice.
The club is going from strength to strength after the major refurbishment of its courts and floodlights last year.
Under the direction of head coach Ben Jones, the latest tennis programme has proved a hit. A rise in junior participation at the club has resulted in the creation of a new junior team that has been entered into the Aegon National Tennis League.
Links with local schools have enabled the coaching team to identify some very promising young talent. The LTA have very recently given Norbury Park Juniors eight Wimbledon tickets.
Not only will the youngsters enjoy watching the world's best tennis players at close range, but they will have the opportunity to meet them too.
At the official re-opening of the new courts last September, Tom Harlow, the LTA Development Officer, said: "British Tennis needs more coaches like Ben and his team who can deliver coaching to any age or ability".
This endorsement was quickly followed up by the Coach of the Month award which Ben received in October last year.
The introduction of the new fitness routine, Cardio Tennis, has been a popular choice amongst members.