THE chairman of Sport Cheshire is celebrating landing an international tennis honour.
Jim Cochrane CBE, of Parkgate, has won a Golden Achievement Award for 2006, an honour presented annually by the International Tennis Hall of Fame based at Newport, Rhode Island, USA.
Cochrane received the award for his vast contribution to tennis including many national and international administrative roles in more than 25 years' service to the sport.
The former chairman of the Lawn Tennis Association was presented with this year's Golden Achievement Award by J Howard 'Bumpy' Frazer, chairman of the Hall of Fame's International Council, at an International Tennis Hall of Fame Board of Directors Meeting held at the Queen's Club in London during this year's Wimbledon.
Cochrane joins an elite list of past recipients of the Golden Achievement Award including former ITF President Brian Tobin of Australia, Gil de Kermadec of France, Pablo Llorens Renaga of Spain, Enrique Morea of Argentina, J. Howard 'Bumpy' Frazer of the United States, John Curry of Great Britain and Eiichi Kawatei of Japan.