A PRESTWICK school has been shortlisted for a top prize in the annual awards run by the governing body for tennis in Scotland.


The girls' team at Prestwick Academy is in the running for the 'team of the year' prize at the 2023 Tennis Scotland awards.

The team was successful in every round of the Scottish Schools competition, qualifying for the UK national finals in Nottingham and gaining valuable experience.

They also finished second in the First Division of the regional finals of the Scottish Schools tournament.

Blane Dodds, Tennis Scotland chief executive, said: “It has been a very successful year for tennis in Scotland with record membership numbers and events like the Davis Cup Finals and Billie Jean King Cup Finals being hosted in Scotland.

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"With record entries across many competitions, tennis is clearly thriving, and we have decided to return to an Awards dinner to celebrate, with our award nominees and winners, what has been another fantastic year for tennis in Scotland.

"We are proud to announce the shortlist for 2023 and recognise the individuals that played their part in growing and developing tennis over the last year.

"I would like to congratulate everyone who has been shortlisted and look forward to announcing the winners soon.” 

The shortlist for the Tennis Scotland Awards 2023 recognises the contributions of individuals, clubs, programmes, and competitions that played a key role in growing the game.

Twenty-six nominees have been announced across 10 categories, with the winners earning a place at the LTA British Tennis Awards.

The winners will receive their prizes at the Stirling Court Hotel on Thursday, March 31.

The full shortlist of finalists can be viewed here.

To learn more about the Tennis Scotland Awards, please visit www.tennisscotland.org or follow @TennisScotland on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.