Do you know a coach who has made a significant impact in your table tennis journey over the last 12 months? If so, why not nominate them for the Coach the Year Category in the Pride of Table Tennis Awards?

Perhaps you know a coach like Mark Mitchell, who picked up the Coach of the Year Award in 2021. This award recognises the outstanding contribution of a coach to get more people starting to play and/or developing players to reach their potential in table tennis over the last 12 months. To be eligible for the regional and national awards, coaches should have a coach licence in place.

As Head Coach of St Neots Table Tennis Club, Mark was nominated for his hard work with junior and senior players to reach their potential through his vast knowledge of the sport. By going the extra mile, Mark’s guidance saw success for his teams on a national level alongside working with a member of the transplant games to win medals at the world games. He also supported players with a disability at the National Championships.

Mark’s experience to deliver new ideas and ways of learning to a range of people was invaluable to growing table tennis at his club and helping people achieve their goals.

Mark noted what the award meant to him: “I am passionate and have worked hard to try and make a difference to all the players I have worked with and for this to be recognised makes it all worthwhile.”

He also noted the importance of people nominating this year: “I think people should nominate somebody if they think that a coach has made a difference to them or a club they belong to. I think it’s a great way of showing their appreciation and the difference they make.”

Mark Mitchell

If you know an inspirational Coach who is worthy of a Pride of Table Tennis award, now is the time to nominate them!

Nominations close at 11:59pm on Sunday November 20, 2022

If you have any questions, please email [email protected]

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