AN ANNUAL competition which attracts hundreds of players to East Lothian has been shortlisted for a prestigious award.

The East Lothian Open is one of three events in the Competition of the Year category at Tennis Scotland’s annual awards ceremony.

Also recognised is Musselburgh Tennis Club, which has been shortlisted in both the Club of the Year and Communities and Park categories.

The recognition highlights the club’s ongoing commitment to providing excellent opportunities for players of all levels to participate in a welcoming and accessible environment.

East of Scotland coach Karen Lamb has also been shortlisted for Performance Coach of the Year

Blane Dodds, Tennis Scotland chief executive, congratulated those who had been shortlisted across nine categories.

The winners will be revealed online today (Friday) prior to an awards ceremony at the Davis Cup taking place at the Emirates Arena in September.

The eventual winners will also secure a place at the LTA British Tennis Awards.

Mr Dodds said: “As the governing body, we are really proud of the efforts made to grow our sport in 2021, with every member of the Scottish tennis community playing their part in the progression.

“The Tennis Scotland Awards provide the opportune platform to celebrate a small selection of the nation’s many success stories and I would like to personally congratulate each of our shortlisted nominees on receiving national recognition.”