EBAT Christmas Lunch & Awards 2016
On Sunday 18th December EABT players, coaches, parents and supporters met at The Holiday Inn in Ipswich to celebrate the Academy Players achievements over the previous twelve months. Foundation Chairman Nino Severino had a few words to say...
"This year has seen many challenges, especially with the majority of the programme moving to Ipswich Sports Club. The Academy has settled well & we have a great training base for the players to continue their development into the 2017 season and beyond, which is very exciting for all. I would like to thank Founder Patron, Judy Murray, who works tirelessly behind the scenes, we thank you for all your efforts. I would also like to welcome on board our new Patron who joined this year, Martina Navratilova. Martina is one of the biggest names in tennis and it's amazing for Elena's Academy to have such an amazing sportswoman on board. My thanks also to our EBAT Ambassadors in Anne Keothavong & Johanna Konta. Our congratulations to Anne on her appointment as GB's Federation Cup Captain, and our congratulations also to Johanna who had an amazing 2016, finishing inside the world's top 10 in the singles rankings."
2016 EBAT AWARD WINNERS
EBAT Red Ball Player of the Year - Haqim Kamal
EBAT YONEX Player of the Year - Elena Fairweather
EBAT Special Award - Jessica Terry
EBAT 'Garfy' Most Improved Player - Lewis Hind
EBAT Best New Player - Susanna Skarlosh
EBAT 'Futures' Player of the Year - Isaac Kingham
EBAT Outstanding Athlete of the Year - Tawana Senah
EBAT Player of the Month (December) - Lottie Snell
EBAT Serena & Venus Williams Vase - Maddie McLoughlin
EBAT Team Award - Orange 'A' Ball Team: Ella Glanville, Lewis Hind, Joe Fortnum-Adams, Elena Fairweather, Gigi Gebhard
EBAT 'Patron' Judy Murray Award - Ella Glanville
EBAT Player of the Year - Haqim Kamal