Troon Awarded Tennis Clubmark Accreditation
Troon Lawn Tennis Club has become the first outdoor club in South West Scotland to be backed by a national body for its excellence. The six-court club has been put through a rigorous assessment to be awarded Tennis Clubmark* status by Tennis Scotland.
Mike Cohen, Tennis Scotland’s Tennis Development Manager, presented a plaque to club chief coach Russell Macdonald last weekend. And Mike said:
The Tennis Clubmark is a kitemark for sporting clubs to achieve and encompasses both how the club runs as well as the coaching programme. Troon is the only club in Ayrshire and Dumfries and Galloway to get the award.
Part of the process within one of the sections of Clubmark focuses on junior development within strict parameters and is especially noteworthy for grassroots tennis that this was achieved.
Russell Macdonald and Mike Cohen Tennis Clubmark presentationCoach Russell will move lessons indoors to Barassie Primary later this month after the summer season at Troon. He said:
I am delighted to receive the award on behalf of the Club and although none of us here look for it, it is real recognition and a pat on the back for what we all try and achieve here.
Clubmark status guarantees a fair and transparent operational structure and ensures best practise for all senior and junior members.
For further information on Tennis Clubmark, please go to the LTA website – What is Tennis Clubmark?
*Tennis Clubmark has been renamed Tennismark.