HELENSBURGH wheelchair tennis star Gordon Reid has added to his growing list of honours achieved on the court by being named the winner of another top accolade off it.

The former Hermitage Academy pupil added the title of Tennis Scotland’s international player of the year to his trophy cabinet this week – as he begins preparations for his assault on the second Grand Slam of the year.

Reid was named winner of the title by the sport’s governing body after a remarkable 2020 in which he won all of the three Grand Slam wheelchair doubles titles on offer.

In addition to getting his hands on the Australian Open, US Open and French Open trophies, he also finished the year unbeaten in wheelchair doubles alongside partner Alfie Hewett.

And 2021 hasn’t started badly either: after partnering Hewett to the pair’s 10th Grand Slam doubles crown in Melbourne in February, the duo triumphed again at the World Wheelchair Tennis Tournament in Rotterdam last month – before Reid went on to win his first singles tournament title of the year at the Loughborough Indoor tournament, ending a run without a singles tournament win stretching back to the French Riviera Open of October 2019.

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Other winners in the Tennis Scotland awards included Ben Hudson, from Dundee, who was named junior player of the year, and Commonwealth Youth Games champion Hamish Stewart, who won the senior player of the year accolade.

Thirteen category winners were chosen to receive awards, while three special recognition prizes were handed to John Stevenson, Rick Gardner and John Frame – the last known to tennis fans across the world as an umpire at seven Wimbledon finals in the early 1990s – for their years of service to the tennis community.

Blane Dodds, Tennis Scotland chief executive, said: “The Tennis Scotland Awards provide the opportune platform to celebrate the hard work and commitment which was the driving force behind our sport’s progression in 2020, in face of the challenges posed by lockdown.

“We were privileged to witness such an outstanding standard of nominations and we are extremely proud of the contributions of the winners and nominees, alongside each individual who played a role in providing a safe and welcoming environment to play our sport last year.

“Following the barriers we faced, it feels more important than ever to acknowledge the drive and passion within our community which resulted in the continued growth of tennis in Scotland.”