The College of West Anglia (CWA) was recognised as the best Education Venue for Tennis at the Norfolk Aegon British Tennis Awards.
Lawn Tennis Association (LTA) chief executive Michaal Downey presented the certificate to CWA sports development officer Sara Edwards.
The Awards are designed to reward the people and places driving participation in British Tennis. The Awards are progressive – recognising great achievement at county, regional and national level, so CWA will now move forward to the Regional Awards.
CWA’s Sports Campus, based at Lynnsport, have been working with the LTA for the past four years.
As a result of the collaboration the resources the LTA have offered have enabled students on CWA’s sport courses to take part in Cardio Tennis as well as some students being able to undertake tennis leader training and worked with local schools on tennis specific delivery.
More than 1,100 students have participated in a range of tennis activities including Timed Tennis, Tennis Xpress, Touch Tennis, Cardio Tennis, Just Play, tournaments or traditional tennis.
Student Tennis Ambassadors have been appointed each year to promote tennis to the wider student body and deliver lunch-time clubs, sessions for local schools and support local events.
Tommy Goode, programme manager for sport, said: “Four years ago we were not in the position to provide tennis sessions either as a part of the course or extra-curricular sessions.
“With the LTA’s support we have now been able to turn this around and offer opportunities for our students and staff to play tennis.
“Overall, working with the LTA and Tennis Foundation has been extremely beneficial for students and staff at our college and we hope to continue developing the provision and our partnership.”