Stars from present and past gathered at Table Tennis England’s Centenary Gala dinner on Sunday evening after an action packed weekend at the Mark Bates Ltd National Championships.
The Pride of Table Tennis Awards was one of the highlights of the event as volunteers from across the country were crowned winners in front of an audience of over 250 people.
With more than 100 nominations this year, the Pride of Table Tennis Awards judging panel had a tough job to narrow it down to just 12 finalists for the four categories.
Below is a list of finalists and the winners on the night, with special videos from the people who nominated them for an award.
Young Female Volunteer of the Year Award:
Holly Williams (Swerve TTC) – nominated by Steve Brunskill (WINNER)
Anna Cole (Littleton TTC) – nominated by Duncan Arrandale
Edie Newman Dewhurst (Cape Cornwall TTC) – nominated by David May
Young Male Volunteer of the Year Award:
Joseph Race (Barnsley TTC) – nominated by Chrissy Sykes and Geoff Harris (WINNER)
Tarkan Ates (Crawley TTC) – nominated by Anita Maddox and Lee Evans
Damien Henderson (Brandon TTC and Bishop Auckland TTC) – nominated by Chris Leishman and Ryan Morton
Female Volunteer of the Year Award:
Dale Ward (Harrogate Racquets Club) – nominated by Sarah Jackson and James Walker (WINNER)
Rita Dixon (Brandon TTC) – nominated by Chris Leishman
Jenny Swain (Ashford TTC) – nominated by Sam Timms
Male Volunteer of the Year Award:
Chris Beckley (Central London Table Tennis League) – nominated by Fabio Petito (WINNER)
Tajudeen Alao (Irving TTC) – nominated by Irving TTC members
Chris Haynes (Corby Town TTC) – nominated by Henry Arthur