Excellence in Officiating

Eligibility criteria

  • nominees must be 18 years or over as at the beginning of the award period; and
  • nominees must be a citizen of, or hold permanent residency in Australia


Selection criteria

The selection panel will give consideration to the following in assessing and comparing nominees:

  • they have provided an outstanding contribution to tennis officiating in Australia through their dedication, skill, attitude and knowledge;
  • their performances set them apart from their peers at either a domestic or international level; and
  • they have provided a positive role model for other tennis officials

All entries must supply a minimum of three high-resolution photos and/or video footage supporting their nomination.

> Download the Excellence in Officiating Evidence Template 2013


Make a nomination

Nominations for the 2013 Newcombe Medal, Australian Tennis Awards have now closed.


Selection process

The selection panel will be made up of the following:

  • TA Officiating Department representative
  • Member Association representative
  • AO Referee
  • Tennis Officials Australia representative

All decisions in relation to the Excellence in Officiating award (including any questions in relation to eligibility) will be determined by the selection panel in its absolute discretion. All decisions are final, and no correspondence will be entered into.

Any matters which arise and which are not covered in this document will be determined by the selection panel in consultation with Tennis Australia Management.



  • Nominations open – June 2013
  • Nominations close – 7 October 2013
    • The award period is from 1 December 2012 to 7 October 2013
    • The Awards Night will be held in Melbourne on 2 December 2013


Requirements of award recipients

The successful recipient will be required to fulfill the following items upon reasonable request:

  • participate in marketing and promotional activities in the 12 months following the award; and
  • prepare an article for the Australian Tennis Magazine. Tennis Australia will provide editorial assistance.