Top award for tennis player named Love

It was almost destined to happen - that one of the winners of a prestigious tennis accolade would be called Love.

Marjory Love (picture by Ray Giubilo)
Marjory Love (picture by Ray Giubilo)

The name certainly seems to have been advantage for Borders player Marjory Love, who has been named Senior Player of the Year in the Tennis Scotland Awards 2019.

Marjory, of Newlands, had enjoyed a terrific year on the court in the UK and abroad, where she competed in a number of top senior tennis competitions, including victory at the British Seniors’ Closed Grass Court Championship in August.

The Tennis Scotland Awards recognise the incredible achievements, work and dedication of individuals, clubs, teams, tournaments and programmes across the country.

Marjory, and the other 12 winners from various sections, are due to be recognised at an awards ceremony to be held at a later date.

Blane Dodds, Tennis Scotland chief executive, said: “Each year, the Tennis Scotland Awards give us the chance to recognise the incredible achievements of individuals, clubs, teams, tournaments and programmes across the country.

“We were truly overwhelmed by the quality of nominations we received so each and every winner should be very proud of their achievement, as should everyone who was shortlisted for an award.

“They are the driving force behind our sport and it’s important that we take the time to acknowledge their contributions to tennis in Scotland.”

The winners will now go forward to be considered for the (Lawn Tennis Associaton) LTA Tennis Awards national shortlist in each of their respective categories.

Launched in 2015, the LTA Tennis Awards celebrate the thousands of individuals involved in tennis – from the 25,000 volunteers to the 4400 coaches and 940 officials.

They also highlight the incredible achievements of 20,000 schools, 2700 clubs and over 9700 LTA-approved tournaments in helping to grow the sport.