Graham Coupe receives the 2019 award from Table Tennis England Technical Director Alan Cooke

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Paul Stimpson

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Do you know a coach that has made a significant impact in your table tennis journey over the last 12 months?

If so, why not nominate them for the Coach the Year Category in the Pride of Table Tennis Awards?

This award recognises the outstanding contribution of a coach to get more people starting to play and/or developing players to reach their potential in table tennis over the last 12 months.

This could include a coach who adapted by continuing to lead sessions online, or in some other way, during the lockdown period.

To be eligible for the regional and national awards, coaches should have a coach licence in place.

Graham Coupe picked up the Coach of the Year Award of the year award in 2019. He was nominated for setting up Garstang Table Tennis Club from scratch and giving up his time seven days a week to make it a success.

As well as developing Garstang as a regional training centre and raising countless funds from local businesses, he produced several members for the county and England squads. He set up regional training days, brings top coaches in, and runs National Cadet Leagues events. He also spends his weekends travelling around tournaments coaching kids.

Speaking after the award ceremony in 2019, he said: “There is such a great calibre of coaches all over the country, so I really didn’t expect to be nominated for the award, let alone win it. The Pride of Table Tennis Awards was a really good evening with well-deserved winners in all categories.”

Do you know an inspirational Coach who is worthy of a Pride of Table Tennis award? If so, now is the time to nominate them!

Nominations close at 5pm on Friday 2nd October 2020

Click here to nominate your Coach of the Year

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