Pride of Table Tennis Awards and Criteria

Your nomination will put your nominated individual in contention to win a Regional Award.

 

How it works

You can nominate your chosen candidate for a number of categories.

Local Awards

Club / League Volunteer of the Year:

We will send you a Pride of Table Tennis Awards Certificate to present your Club or League Volunteer of the Year. Your nomination will then be put forward for a regional award or a national award in the most appropriate category, eg Coach of the Year if a volunteer coach.

Click here to nominate your Club or League Volunteer of the Year

Regional Awards

Regional award categories are Volunteer of the Year, Young Volunteer of the Year, Contribution to Table Tennis, Coach of the Year and new this year, Club of the Year.

Selected by a regional judging panel, winners will receive a trophy and certificate which will be presented at a suitable event in your region. Winners will then be put forward to the national judging panel for a chance to be shortlisted for our National Pride of Table Tennis Awards in March 2019.

National Awards

National award categories are all of the regional award categories above plus Inclusivity Award, Technical Official of the Year, Ping! Personality of the Year, Partner of the Year, Inspirational Stories of the Year and, new this season, League of the Year.

Nominations for this category will go directly to the national judging panel who will select shortlisted candidates for our prestigious National Pride of Table Tennis Awards ceremony, which will be held in March 2019 (date TBC).

Nomination Guidance

Please note, if the person or organisation you are nominating has won a category previously within the Table Tennis England Volunteer Awards or Pride of Table Tennis Awards, the following rules will apply:

  • An individual can only win the Contribution to Table Tennis Award once.
  • Any other award can only be won once within a five-year period, except in exceptional circumstances.

Vice Presidents or Honorary appointments can be considered for individual awards but not for the Contribution to Table Tennis award.

Nominations close at 5pm on Friday 28th September, 2018

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, league, county, regional or national level on a voluntary basis over the past 12 months.

Past winners

2018 – Jane Milward
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

2018 – Declan Garner
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

2018 – Adam Wilson
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

2018 – Roger Chipperfield
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

2018 – Brian Jackson
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

2018 – Torbay TTA
2017 – Brandon & Byshottles
2016 – Bishop Auckland
2015 – Brighton TTC
2014 – Knighton Park TTC
2011 – Cippenham TTC

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League of the Year - NEW FOR 2018!

Award description

To recognise a league who have, in the past 12 months, had a significant impact improving their members’ experience of league table tennis and/or increasing the number of players competing within their local league. This may be evidenced by acting on member feedback, introducing innovative new competitions or initiatives such as adult coaching or junior leagues, or growing their current league structure through new partnerships and networks.

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Ping! Personality of the Year

Award description

Nominations will come from host cities of the nationwide Ping! Programme, Ping Pong Parlours and Ping in the Community projects to recognise an individual who has made a significant contribution to the delivery of social table tennis in 2018. Please note, nominations for this category are opened towards the end of the summer. Follow @ping_tweets and pingengland.co.uk for more information.

Past winners

2018 – Peter Thompson
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.

Past winners

2018 – Leeds City Council and Carlton Le Willows Academy

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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 15 years.

Past winners

2018 – Brenda Bailey
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 someone’s life or 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.

Past winners

2018 – Charlotte Binley

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