Marina Foxlee, our Tennis Chair, has been named as LTA’s Volunteer of the Year.
The LTA award “recognises the inspirational individuals and venues, including 25,000 volunteers and 2,700 clubs”. Winning the national award after county and regional stages, is a huge accomplishment for Marina personally and for Gunnersbury Triangle Club.
Marina masterminded a £200k refurb at the club which included putting in a new kitchen, toilets and showers, easy access toilet and step free access to the clubhouse.
After the award ceremony, Marina met the Duchess of Cambridge who asked about the club. Marina described GCT as very community focussed, with many long standing family members, that warmly welcomes everyone, whatever their age or ability. Marina highlighted the programmes that our Head Coach Debbie runs to build community engagement and encourage juniors and families to play.
Marina also met Judy Murray and many of the LTA leadership team. They all talked about the LTA mission to grow tennis by making it relevant, accessible, welcoming and enjoyable for all. GTC very much supports this vision by providing opportunities for all to play, whatever their standard.