John Laidlaw Award Winners
The John Laidlaw Award named after former Kooyong Foundation patron and one of its most generous donors was presented to a male and female scholarship holder who have excelled as a player and made a significant contribution to club activities at KLTC in the past year.
Presented at the 2020 new scholarship induction event, our two winners for 2019 were Amy Stevens and Thomas Pavlekovich-Smith.
Amy had a fantastic year with many tournament highlights which reflected her breaking into the top 100 ranked junior players in the world and top 50 Australian women’s players.
She also represented Kooyong in Grade 1 and Premier League.
She will look to compete at all the Junior Grand Slam’s in 2020.
Thomas represented the club in Grade 1 Pennant, was the number 1 player in the Associated Public Schools team (APS) representative team and was consistently ranked in the top 10 players in Victoria and top 20 in Australia for his birth year.
His goal is to attain a tennis scholarship at a US college for 2020.
As well as receiving the John Laidlaw trophy both players are given $2000 towards their tennis development.
Congratulations to Amy and Tom!