Louise has been awarded the Tennis Foundation 2016 National Contribution to Visually Impaired Tennis. Awarded for recognised work at local, regional and/or national level, the award is for people who drive the game forward by the Tennis Foundation, as a way of celebrating the game of VI tennis for those who are blind or partially sighted. Awards included: volunteer, coach and contribution.
The LUSU coach said, “I am proud and honoured to be awarded this nationally recognised award for my work with the VI players and coaches.” Louise has delivered National VI Tennis camps across the country, developed CPD courses for the Tennis Foundation and mentored coaches and players.
Visually Impaired tennis continues to grow in the UK, with weekly sessions located around the country and - new to 2016 - 6 regional competitions across the country, culminating in the Nationals which are held at the National Tennis Centre in October.