North East District tennis coach Vikki Paterson was presented with the sportscotland Aberdeen City Council Development Coach of the Year award by Tennis Scotland’s Andrew Raitt.
In addition to being NESLTA coach, Vikki, who lives in Kintore, is the club coach for Banchory and Westhill.
She is also the voluntary organiser for the nine North County age group teams.
Sport Aberdeen’s John Purcell, who nominated Vikki for the award, said: “NESLTA has recently agreed a demanding development plan with Tennis Scotland, with the emphasis very much on increasing participation and Vikki’s input to this will be crucial to its success.
Her current work with the Active Schools team in Aberdeen and her organisation of the inaugural Glacier Energy Under 12 Grand Prix series at Westburn are excellent illustrations of the innovative work she is undertaking.