Table Tennis Australia Volunteer & Coach of the Year Awards

Volunteers are the lifeblood of grassroots sport, and table tennis activity wouldn’t be possible without the diligent work of our volunteers – the passionate army of officials, administrators, parents, fundraisers and supporters who seek to mobilise and advance the game every day. TTA is happy to announce that this year, we will also be presenting the National Coach of the Year Awards and hence invite clubs/associations and State/Territory associations to help acknowledge and celebrate their outstanding contributions by nominating coaches who ensure table tennis is fun, safe, welcoming and played in the best spirit and highest standard possible across the country.

These national awards provide a tangible way for TTA and the table tennis community to recognise and commend the remarkable achievements of those people making a significant and genuine contribution to the sport. 

National Volunteer Awards Program Categories

  • Fran Keyhoe Official of the Year - Male
  • Fran Kehoe Official of the Year - Female
  • Administrator of the Year - Male
  • Administrator of the Year - Female
  • Club/Association of the Year
  • 25 Years of Service Award
  • 50 Years of Service Award

Bev and Brian James Trophy - National Volunteer of the Year Award

An overall 'Volunteer of the Year' will be chosen from the winners of the above six individual categories, which is the highest honour that can be bestowed upon an Australian table tennis volunteer. The recipient will be awarded the Bev and Brian James Trophy. Dave Delpratt (QLD), Vanessa Paulsen (QLD), Rosanna Horn (ACT), Greg Bungey (SA) and Mick Coughlan (QLD) are our past winners of this award in 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021 and 2022 respectively. 

National Table Tennis Coach Awards categories

  • High Performance Coach of the Year - Male

  • High Performance Coach of the Year - Female

  • Community Coach of the Year - Male

  • Community Coach of the Year - Female

Why nominate?

  1. Recognise, thank and appreciate your coaches and local volunteers and share their positive success stories
  2. Raise public awareness about your club/association's or State/Territories great people and achievements
  3. Be acknowledged as a leader in the community
  4. Category winners will be announced and streamed on the TTA social media platform

Nomination Guidelines, Eligibility and Criteria

Please read these documents before submitting a nomination.

Submitting Nominations

TTA looks forward to hearing abour all the exceptional coaching and volunteering activity being undertaken across Australia, by the many talented and enthusiastic people serving our game. 

Follow the relevant link prompts below to either submit an online nomination or download and email the nomination form to

Closing Date for Nominations

Nominations open on Friday 1 September and will close at 5pm (AEST) Friday 29 September 2023. 


For more information, please email Aaron Tuckfield, Senior Manager - Participation and Development Program at or contact 0448 311 622. 

Honour Rolls (2022)

Bev and Brian James Trophy - National Volunteer of the Year

Fran Keyhoe Award - Official of the Year

Young Official of the Year Award

Club/Association of the Year Award

Administrator of the Year Award

25 Years of Service to Table Tennis Award

50 Years of Service to Table Tennis Award

High Performance Coach of the Year Award

Community Coach of the Year Award