The table tennis community has united to recognise the inspirational contributions of our Volunteers and Young Volunteers in clubs and leagues across the nation.

We have received more than 70 nominations to the Pride of Table Tennis Awards, which celebrate and honour the fantastic contributions that have been made.

Volunteers play a vital role in various aspects of the sport. They are involved in setting up and organising tournaments, managing facilities, coaching players, officiating matches, handling administrative tasks such as registrations and finances, promoting the sport in local communities and creating a welcoming environment for participants.

Without the dedication and contributions of volunteers, table tennis clubs and leagues would struggle to thrive and provide opportunities for players of all levels to enjoy and excel in the sport.

Johnathon Driscoll, who leads the Pride of Table Tennis Awards at Table Tennis England, said: “Congratulations to this year’s local winners of the Pride of Table Tennis Awards! The nominations we received are inspiring and highlight the crucial role of volunteers and young volunteers in our sport.

“Everyone in the table tennis family fully appreciates their dedication and contributions to the sport and we would like to thank them for their exceptional efforts by recognising and honouring them through the Pride of Table Tennis Awards.”

The Pride of Table Tennis Awards are being celebrated at local and national level. Those nominated at local level have now been forwarded to our national award panel, with the winners being revealed at the Mark Bates Ltd Senior National Championships in Nottingham later this month.  

Those nominated at local have or will be awarded a certificate to recognise and celebrate their achievements.

Below are the names of our amazing local winners, plus photos of some of the presentations. Congratulations to everyone!

Female Volunteer of the Year
Clare FlynnDurham Table Tennis Academy/Brandon Table Tennis Club/NETT
Audrey McGingMaghull TTC/Liverpool and Southport leagues
Christine BurkeNETT
Miriam WohlFleckney Spinners TTC
Valerie BrachierChaffcombe TTC/Yeovil & District Table Tennis League.
Karen SmithKnighton Park TTC 
Megan BollenDerby Community TTC/Derby & District TTA
Kenlyn FlearyFusion TTC
Debbie BarrowStratford upon Avon TTC
Kelly PlumbWest Cornwall League
Christine Burke
Kelly Plumb
Miriam Wohl
Audrey McGing
Female Young Volunteer of the Year
Maddy LyonsHalton TTC
Heilam TseKingfisher TTC
Maddy Lyons
Male Volunteer of the Year
Bernie MorrisSunderland and District
Tony DraycottRavenshead
Stephen LongmoorWeston Table Tennis Community
Brett HoltHaywards Heath League
Tajudeen AlaoTJ TTC
Gary KentonHollingbury TTC
Ian O’ConnorSparta TTC
Andre DyceSparta TTC
Harry IsaacsSparta TTC
Peter WinterSparta TTC
Rob CookLeeds ParkyPING!
Kevin LongHastings and District TTA
Jake TaylorSt Michael’s church club
Dave BrownBrandon TTC
Mark JamesBury St Edmunds TTC
David GrahamCrosby High
Robert TkaczykStratford upon Avon TTC
Kidi PauloFox TTC
Dave Graham
Mark James
David Brown
Male Young Volunteer of the Year
Alain ShibuHorsham TTC
Isaac BurgessWorthing TTC
Jack GandertonStratford upon Avon TTC
Jack BitenieksKnighton Park TTC
Bailey PageJoola Plymouth TTC
James BowmanHalton TTC
Alekss BelskisBradford Grammar School TTC
Bailey Page
James Bowman
Contribution to Table Tennis
Christopher HaynesCorby Town TTC
Thomas LaceyEast Lancashire
Khamal HussainKing’s Road TTC (Trafford)
Ian WuKintbury TTC/Newbury League
Steve EamesAshford TTC
Frank BoothSunderland and District TTA
Briony CooneySpeedwell Table Tennis Academy
Bob BakerFolkestone
Steve KurleLeamington
Dave SilvesterLeicester Electricity TTC
Kevin TaylorStratford upon Avon TTC
Gary WoodBritish League
Tony LeeCentral London League
Frank Booth
Ian Wu
Lifetime Achievement Award
Dave GrahamCrosby
Stuart SeaholmeWatford Jets
Colin FrenchWaterside TTC
David BissettSunderland and District TTA
David ChalkChalke Valley TTC
John BownessKnighton Park TTC
David WilesPortsmouth & District
Roy BrightWinchester & District
Andrew CrabtreeSchools
Eric BarlowBodicote (Banbury league)
Brian KeanFlixton TTC
Albert WoodLondon Academy
David Bissett
Stuart Seaholme
Dave Wiles