Many congratulations to Bash Kara, a club coach at Swanmore Lawn Tennis Club, who was awarded the prestigious British Empire Medal in the Queens Birthday Honours List on Friday.
Now aged 81, Bash is an “inspirational grassroots tennis coach who has made a significant contribution to young people in the community for a number of decades”. Find out what more the LTA had to say about Bash here.
In true style, Bash was coaching at SLTC the day after the announcement, where BBC South caught up with him. See their report on South Today this evening at 1900.