AN awarding time has been enjoyed by a Vale of Clwyd club.

Denbigh Tennis Club held its annual club awards night recently, with eight awards being dished out.

Russell Jones and Alison Godwin took centre stage during the event, with both of them claiming two awards each and a tournament trophy apiece.

Jones, who has been part of the club since the 1970s, claimed the men's player of the year award and the most dedicated player accolade for 2019, having also won the Denbigh men's singles shield earlier this year.

Meanwhile Godwin, who earlier this year became the first player to win the club's ladies singles and mixed doubles double titles, also became the ladies' player of the year.

She also took the accolade for the most inspired player / performance, having saved three championship points in her ladies' singles final win.

For the second successive year, the junior player award went to Andrew Thompson.

The photographer of the year prize went to Robert Pickering for all of his photography work during the club's annual tournaments each year.

Frauke Romer became the most improved player of the year and, finally, the team of the year award went to Denbigh men's 2nds following their second-placed finish in Divison Three, earning themselves a play-off match versus Rhos On Sea.

They went on to win the match 3-1 in September and they were promoted to Division Two for the first time.

The club tournament trophies were all presented to Russell Jones and Alison Godwin for their singles victories, and then to Alison Godwin and Steffan Jones following their mixed doubles success.

The event celebrated a successful year for the club, which started with the annual fundraiser tournament in April, where over £300 was raised for St Kentigern Hospice and the Stroke Association.

The club will continue to participate in the North Wales winter league over Christmas.

Club evenings take place each Monday (from 6.30pm) under the new foodlights.