Do you know someone who has given a lifetime of outstanding voluntary service to our sport? If so, you have just a few days left to nominate them for the Lifetime Achievement Award in the Pride of Table Tennis Awards.

The Lifetime Achievement Award recognises individuals whose long service of an exceptional and outstanding standard over more than 30 years has made a real and significant difference to table tennis in a club, league, county or area.

Our 2022 winners were Dennis and Margaret Calver, who have contributed to club, league, county and national table tennis consistently over the last 50 years.

At a club level they started the Taverham club in the early 1970s. It still continues today and still contributes teams into the Norwich League.

Lifetime Achievement Winners Dennis & Margaret Calver with Table Tennis England President Jill Parker MBE

At league level, both Dennis and Margaret served on the committee for more than 50 years carrying out virtually every officer role. Margaret was treasurer for 38 years and her prudence means that today the Norwich League is in a healthy state financially.  They have also served on the county committee for many years

Both Dennis and Margaret trained as umpires. They are both county umpires and have umpired many thousands of county matches, British League ties, and competitions. Dennis went on to pass his national and international umpire exams and officiated accordingly.

The Table Tennis community is indebted to them.

Do you know someone like Dennis and Margaret, or someone who has been a dedicated volunteer for a short period of time? If so, now is the time to nominate them!

We’re also looking for nominations in the categories for Volunteer of the Year (male and female); Young Volunteer of the Year (male and female); and Contribution to Table Tennis.

Nominations close at 11:59pm on Monday January 29.