The awards, criteria and nominations

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

The Pride of Table Tennis Awards gives you the opportunity to nominate volunteers for their valuable, outstanding and often unseen contributions they have given to the sport over the last 12 months.

Pride of Table Tennis works on a two-year cycle. This year’s awards are in the first cycle, with two stages. 

First, local clubs and leagues will honour their volunteers and young volunteers. Table Tennis England will send a certificate to the nominator to present at your club or league alongside celebrating your nominees nationally on our online platforms.

A judging panel will then decide from the local nominations who will be shortlisted for the national stage of the awards.

These will be presented at the Centenary dinner to be held in March 2022.

Club/League Volunteer of the Year and Young Club/League Volunteer of the Year

The Club and League Volunteer of the Year award is a fantastic chance for your club or league to recognise the volunteers who contribute their time on a weekly basis.  Everyone who is nominated will receive a personalised certificate from Table Tennis England and entry into the national awards.

What are the stages of the award process?

The Pride of Table Tennis Awards have two stages :

  • Local Level – We are inviting clubs and leagues to nominate their own Club and League Volunteer of the Year or Club and League Young Volunteer of the Year to highlight the contribution a volunteer may have made in the past year to a club or league.
  • National Level – All regional level winners will then be put through into the National Level, with a winner selected in each category.

Make a local nomination.

 

The national judging panel will select winners, to be presented at the Centenary Dinner in March 2022.

Nominations are open from November 22nd 2021 until December 31st 2021 at 11:59pm.

If you have any questions on the Pride of Table Tennis Awards or would like further information, please email us.

Please help us to promote the Pride of Table Tennis Awards on your social media platforms – use the hashtag #PrideOfTableTennis.


The categories
Volunteer of the Year

To recognise a person over 25 years of age for their dedication, commitment or impact in/on table tennis on a voluntary basis over the past 12 months. This may take place at a club, local community, league, county, schools county, regional or national level.

2021 – Gordon Gatheral
2020 – Pat Johnson
2019 – Anne Borrowdale
2018 – Jane Milward
2017 – Dennis Artess
2016 – Keith Warrington
2015 – Colin French
2014 – Carol Rodway
2013 – Lindsey Dare
2011 – Mark Semple

Young Volunteer of the Year

To recognise a person under 25 years of age for their dedication, commitment or impact in/on table tennis on a voluntary basis over the past 12 months. This may take place at a club, local community, league, county, schools county, regional or national level and includes those young people involved in coaching and/or officiating.

2021 – Joshua Amanor
2020 – Sophie Storey
2019 – Jordan Abbott
2018 – Declan Garner
2017 – Liam McTiernan
2015 – Shyam Bavalia
2014 – Ben Towers
2013 – Jordan Bone
2011 – Lucy Budworth