Pershore's rising star wins regional tennis award - The Evesham Observer

Pershore's rising star wins regional tennis award

Evesham Editorial 8th Apr, 2019   0

PERSHORE Tennis Centre’s Imogen Looker has been named as Herefordshire and Worcestershire Lawn Tennis Association’s Regional Young Person of the Year.

The award-winning club is delighted to announce junior member Imogen not only won the local award at the annual Herefordshire & Worcestershire LTA’s County Awards Banquet in October, but has gone on to be honoured at regional level too.

Imogen has been playing at Pershore Tennis Centre since the age of four – demonstrating great commitment to the sport as a player and now as a young coach.

Since completing a Leaders course, Imogen has been involved with helping head coach Steve Bauer – who is also the LTA’s Coach of the Year – and the coaching team at Pershore by assisting in various tennis classes from Mini Tennis to Beginner Wheelchair tennis.

Imogen recently gained her level two qualification and currently supports the coaching programme at the club. She is also part of the She Rallies team spearheaded by Judy Murray and encourages young girls to play tennis in their local community.

Imogen has shown exceptional compassion and enthusiasm for all of the members at the club and is a popular role model for the juniors.

As well as teaching tennis, Imogen is also a part of the Ladies’ A team and has been club singles champion for the past five years, as well as representing her county.

Recently, Imogen was diagnosed with (ME) chronic fatigue syndrome and despite this continues to commit to her weekly six hours of coaching without fuss or complaint.

Head coach Bauer said: “Imogen is hardworking, loyal and a credit to all involved at Pershore.

“From representing county teams to ladies’ club teams, Imogen’s contribution as a young person is exceptional and we are very proud she should be recognised for this by both the Herefordshire & Worcestershire LTA and the Midlands LTA as well.”

For more about tennis at Pershore Tennis Centre, visit or contact the team on 01386 556677.

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