The deadline to make a nomination in the Pride of Table Tennis Awards has been extended.
We have already had dozens of nominations for amazing volunteers across all categories, but we want to give a bit longer for you to put forward individuals and organisations who deserve recognition for their contributions.
We will now be accepting nominations until 11.59pm on Sunday December 4.
Among the categories is Club of the Year – has your club, or one you know, made a significant impact in your table tennis journey over the last 12 months?
This award recognises clubs which have made a significant impact or achievement over the past 12 months. This could be by having made a significant contribution to the community or delivered a successful project that has increased participation and/or volunteering.
Perhaps you know a club like Goodwin TTC, who picked up the Club of the Year Award of the year award in 2021.
Over recent years the club has restructured, relocated into new premises and continued to go from strength to strength. Being located in one of the most deprived areas in England, the club has been proactive in applying for funding to develop new sessions for 7-to-11 year olds through the TT Kidz programme (pictured above), working with the local Ping Pong Parlour, developing partnerships with the charity Rackets Cubed, and working with ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) and refugee groups.
Throughout the pandemic, the club was proactive in upskilling and ensuring they were up to date with the latest Table Tennis England guidance. They were passionate to re-open and provide the community with the opportunity to play table tennis again as soon as possible.
Claire Warner (Clubs, Leagues and Schools Manager) said: “If you know a club which is doing some fantastic work, we absolutely encourage you to nominate them for a Pride of Table Tennis Award.
“Clubs are also invited to reflect on the great work they are doing and the impact they are having on their community and nominate themselves for this category.
“This is always a strong category with so much inspiring activity taking place across the country – from TT Kidz to Level the Table projects, facility upgrades, unique fundraisers and much more!
“This an opportunity for the sport to come together to recognise the unwavering efforts of the club network – we look forward to reading through every nomination that is received.”
Do you know an inspirational Club who is worthy of a Pride of Table Tennis award? If so, now is the time to nominate them!