Caerphilly Tennis Club has been nominated for the Club of the Year award at the LTA (Lawn Tennis Association) Tennis Awards.
The club has beaten off competition from 70 clubs across the UK to become one of three clubs nominated for the award.
The winner will be announced at a ceremony at Wimbledon on Tuesday, July 2.
Caerphilly Tennis Club’s head coach, Jonathan Morgan, said: “This is quite a big thing for us.
“I was very shocked when I found out. We had a call from the LTA and it was hard not to laugh down the phone.
“It’s crazy – we’re a little club.”
It is the first time the club, which was formed in 1989 and is based near Virginia Park, has been nominated for this award.
Morgan, who has been at the club since he was a child, said: “The last four or five years have been really big for us. We even had Judy Murray visit us in 2017 to open our new facilities.
“This award would be the cherry on top of the cake. The committee have been great, we’ve been growing numbers and it’s really rewarding seeing our work within the club and the wider community being noticed.
“Our membership is the highest it’s been for ten years.
“We held an open day in May and 112 people turned up. We also held an open day during Wimbledon last year and we had 202 attendees.”
During these open days, the club held tennis-related activities, as well as having a barbecue and a raffle.
The winner will be decided by the LTA panel, with the decision based on the club’s contribution to grassroots tennis over the past 12 months
Alex Beaumont, LTA Volunteering Manager and Tennis Awards lead said: “Every year we’re blown away by the standard of the applications and the phenomenal achievements they demonstrate in helping to grow the sport. The awards are an excellent way for the LTA to say thank you to everyone and celebrate that progress.
“What always stands out for me is the level of love and dedication so many extraordinary and selfless people have, not just for the sport, but for their communities.
“We are proud to celebrate these accomplishments and trust they will inspire more to follow in their footsteps in the years ahead.”