Melbourne, Australia, 7 November 2012 | Tennis Australia

The Newcombe Medal Australian Tennis Awards 2012 finalists have been announced ahead of the awards ceremony on Monday 3 December at Melbourne’s Palladium Ballroom at Crown Casino.

The awards celebrate the achievements of Australia’s tennis community and the contribution of its members to the sport in the previous year.

The 2012 finalists are as follows:

Newcombe Medal
Casey Dellacqua (Perth, WA)
Lleyton Hewitt (Adelaide, SA)
Marinko Matosevic (Melbourne, Vic)
Samantha Stosur (Gold Coast, Qld)

Coaching Excellence – Club
Clint Fyfe QLD
Wesley Horskins VIC
Andrew Sun NSW

Coaching Excellence – High Performance
Josh Eagle QLD
David Taylor NSW
Des Tyson VIC

Coaching Excellence – MLC Tennis Hot Shots
Matthew Bull WA
Frank Calabria ACT
Helen Magill NSW

Excellence in Officiating
Wayne McKewen NSW
Scott Ray NSW
Thomas Sweeney VIC

Female Junior Athlete of the Year
Destanee Aiava VIC
Ashleigh Barty QLD
Lizette Cabrera QLD

Male Junior Athlete of the Year
Harry Bourchier VIC
Jacob Grills VIC
Luke Saville SA

Most Outstanding 35+ Tennis Senior
Judy Hancy VIC
Andrew Rae VIC
Terry Smith VIC

Most Outstanding Athlete with a Disability
Glen Flindell VIC
Adam Kellerman NSW
Zvi Schweitzer VIC

Most Outstanding Club
Alexander Park Tennis Club WA
Gove Peninsula Tennis Club NT
City Community Tennis Centres NSW

Most Outstanding School
Maribyrnong Sports Academy VIC
Nightcliff Primary School NT
St. Andrew’s Anglican College QLD

Most Outstanding Tennis Community
Elsternwick Park Tennis Centre VIC
Gove Peninsula Tennis Club NT
Waverley Tennis VIC

Most Outstanding Tournament
2012 Cairns Tennis International QLD
2012 McDonald’s Burnie International TAS
2011 William Loud Bendigo International VIC

Volunteer Achievement Award
Col Ackland QLD
Anne Baldwin VIC
Alvin Maple NSW

Spirit of Tennis Award
Recipient selected by a panel appointed by Tennis Australia