Pride of Table Tennis Awards and Criteria

Do you know someone in your club, league, county, region who gives up their spare time to help positively impact peoples’ lives through table tennis? This might be getting more people playing our wonderful sport, giving countless hours back or helping to develop future generations. Now is the time to nominate them for a Pride of Table Tennis Award.

Your nomination will put your nominated individual in contention to win a Regional Award. All Regional Award winners will then go head to head for the Pride of Table Tennis National Awards. See below for the nomination form and the categories, nominations must be received by 5pm 22nd September.

The categories:

Volunteer of the Year

Award description

To recognise a person over 25 years of age for their dedication, commitment or impact on a club or project on a voluntary basis over the past 12 months.

Past winners

2017 – Dennis Artess
2016 – Keith Warrington
2015 – Colin French
2014 – Carol Rodway
2013 – Lindsey Dare
2011 – Mark Semple

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Young Volunteer of the Year

Award description

To recognise a person under 25 years of age for their dedication, commitment or impact on a club, league, county, regional or national level on a voluntary basis over the past 12 months. This includes those young people involved in coaching.

Past winners

2017 – Liam McTiernan
2015 – Shyam Bavalia
2014 – Ben Towers
2013 – Jordan Bone
2011 – Lucy Budworth

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Inclusivity Award

Award description

Awarded to an individual or organisation for outstanding volunteering with under represented groups i.e. disabled players, black & ethnic minorities or women and girls over the past 12 months

Past winners

2017 – Neil Harris

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Coach of the Year

Award description

This 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.  All nominees must have an active coach licence in place.

Past winners

2017 – Mark Dare
2016 -James Lewis
2015 – Rachel Kashi
2014 – Matthew Porter
2011 – Greg Yarnall

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Technical Official of the Year

Award description

This award recognises the important work carried out by   technical officials over the past 12 months. Nominations are invited for those technical officials – umpires, referees, tournament organisers – who have made an important contribution to officiating, either in the field of play or in support of the officiating pathway.

Past winners

2017 – Margot Fraser

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Club of the Year

Award description

For clubs that have made a significant impact or achievement over the past 12 months. This could be by achieving Club Accreditation, having made significant contribution to the community or delivered a successful project that has increased participation and/or volunteering. Clubs must be part of the Premier Club programme to be considered.

Past winners

2017 – Brandon & Byshottles
2016 – Bishop Auckland
2015 – Brighton TTC
2014 – Knighton Park TTC
2011 – Cippenham TTC

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Ping! Personality of the Year

Award description

Nominations will come from host cities of the nationwide Ping! Programme, to recognise an individual who has made a significant contribution to the delivery of Ping! In 2017.

Past winners

2017 – Rob Searle

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Partner of the Year

Award description

This award is to recognise a partner that has gone above and beyond in their support and work with table tennis over the past 12 months. Any table tennis organisation can nominate a partner of the year, which could be a school, business, charity or any other organisation that may have supported and helped contribute to the success of table tennis.

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Contribution to Table Tennis

Award description

To recognise the outstanding contribution to table tennis this person gives through their time and talents which enables others to participate and succeed – it is open to any age but must be for a recognition of at least 5 years.

Past winners

2017 – Brian Hall

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Inspirational Stories of the Year

Award description

We are looking to find inspirational table tennis stories from across the country that show where table tennis has made a positive impact on people’s lives. Table tennis may have helped them recover from a serious illness or helped them to get back into sport and keep fit and healthy, no matter what your story is, we want to hear about it.

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