The CA makes awards biennially to clubs that have made exceptional progress in providing a good playing environment.: These awards are made at the CA AGM and, in addition to an impressive certificate, an unsanitised cheque for £250 used to be given to the club. However, in 2021 winning clubs will probably be asked to disclose their bank details so that an appropriate transfer can be made unceremoniously.
The awards are made in three categories.
The Townsend Award is given to a club with 1 or 2 courts that has, in the opinion of the Development Committee, made exceptional progress in providing a good playing environment over the previous two years.
The Apps Heley Award is given to the club with 3 or 4 courts that has made most progress at a national or local level in the last two years.
The Millennium Club Award is given to the club with 5 or more courts that has made most progress at national or local level in any of two of the previous three years.
To apply for one of the Awards you should contact your Federation Development Officer and complete an Application Form. The form is available on the CA web site but the Chairman of the Development Committee will send you one by email, if you ask him nicely.
The Development Committee decided to consider nomination for awards in 2021, despite the current Covid-19 crisis. It is accepted that 2020 has not been a great year for making progress with the improvement of the playing environment. However, since reliance may be placed upon earlier progress, we agreed to proceed in the usual way.
The closing date for nominations is 31 December 2020.