NORTH WALES clubs have served up so much success at national level.

The region picked up four gongs at the Tennis Wales Awards, which were held in Cardiff.

Linda Sawyer, of Wrexham Tennis Centre and Wrexham Lawn Tennis Club, was named volunteer of the year.

Meanwhile, Cameron Parry – also of Wrexham Tennis Centre – won the rising star award, Mold Tennis Club men’s A team took club team of the year, while Ian Preston, from Prestatyn, was named official of the year.

In addition, the Ethnic Minorities and Youth Support Team, who are dedicated to providing activities to young black and minority ethnic people in areas of deprivation and which has a base in Wrexham, was the winner of the connecting communities award.

Sawyer is safeguarding officer at Wrexham Tennis Centre and Wrexham Lawn Tennis club, and safeguarding lead on the North Wales committee.

She has worked tirelessly in these roles, driving cultural change, ensuring safe and inclusive environments.

As the Wrexham Tennis Centre welfare officer, she has also introduced a young person now as a welfare officer and she supports him in his role.

Her work has also helped bridge the gap between the club and centre, so they work far closer together now, with players moving between both.

She also runs the mixed D team and plays in the new ladies North Wales league team, which is predominantly a recreational team for those who are new to the sport and wish to carry on during the winter.

The social side of the tennis club is thriving too, with many women now playing and that is in part to having a female chair and face of the club. Sawyer welcomes everyone to the club, meets with them and integrates them in.

Parry has volunteered to help with a range of events at Wrexham Tennis Centre, including open days, school sessions and youth sessions.

He has also volunteered for the centre’s learning disability courses and tournaments, and wheelchair and visibility impaired tournaments.

At a learning disability competition he went the extra mile to help a young competitor so that they participated fully in the event.

Mold men’s A team won the Division A league title for a fifth year in a row and, were once again, unbeaten.

This was achieved despite having no coach, or county players in the team.

The team of captain Matthew Sinnott, Haris Duvnjak, Matthew Sharp, Tom Barlow and Stefan Shickel has formed an amazing bond, made stronger with winter training.