Tennis NSW Awards

The NSW Tennis Awards recognise clubs, organisations and individuals in the New South Wales tennis community. These awards align with the national Newcombe Medal, Australian Tennis Awards. Winners of a Tennis NSW Award, for which there is an equivalent Newcombe Medal, Australian Tennis Awards category, will be the Tennis NSW nominee for that category.

2019 Awards Finalists

Junior Male Athlete of the Year

  • Dario Kmet
  • Jiayang Dong
  • Nikita Volonski
  • Rinky Hijikata

Junior Female Athlete of the Year

  • Anastasia Berezov
  • Bojana Marinkov
  • Gloria Jovic
  • Hayley Slocombe

Most Outstanding Athlete with a Disability

  • Ben Weekes (Wheelchair)
  • Damian Philips (Intellectual)
  • Hayle Slocombe (Wheelchair)
  • Kelly Wren (Intellectual)

Junior Volunteer Achievement Award

  • Alyssa Norris
  • David Pletkan
  • Megan De Silva
  • Phoebe Potts

Volunteer Achievement Award

  • Brendon Hunt
  • Graeme Sticka
  • Mary Baker
  • Skye Lewington

George Fletcher Award – Excellence in Officiating

  • Darren Nash
  • Gordon Munro
  • Matthew McAleer

Supporting Tennis – Government

  • Ballina Shire Council
  • City of Parramatta
  • Cumberland Council
  • Eurobodalla Shire Council

Coaching Excellence – High Performance

  • Jarrad Bunt
  • Nicole Kriz
  • Stephen Thompson

Coaching Excellence – Talent Development

  • Andrew Sun
  • Jess Engels
  • Paul McNamara

Coaching Excellence – Club

  • Gemma Eaton (Coast Community Tennis – Murwillumbah)
  • Kevin Murphy (Milton Ulladulla)
  • Michael Watts (Tennis Central)
  • Stuart Thompson (Grand Slam Tennis)
  • Pat Jensen (City Community Tennis)
  • Tony Podesta (Podesta School of Tennis)
  • Steve Loeffler (Sydney Maccabi Tennis)

Most Outstanding 35+ Senior

  • Brenda Foster
  • Cathy Benson
  • Kerry Ballard

Most Outstanding Tennis Club – Country

  • Byron Bay Tennis Club
  • Kendall Tennis Club
  • Tennis Central
  • Tweed Heads Regional Tennis Centre

Most Outstanding Tennis Club – Metropolitan

  • City Community Tennis – Pat Jensen
  • Lane Cove Tennis Club – Gary Butler
  • Maccabi Tennis – Steve Loffler
  • Voyager Tennis Academy – North Manly – Peter Thorne

Most Outstanding Australian Ranking Tournament

  • 2019 Illawara Suburbs JT – (Alan Ling TD)
  • 2019 NSW Country Championships – AMT/JT (Andrew Mitton and Wendy Saville)
  • 2019 Ulladulla Bronze JT – (Pauline McIlween)

Most Outstanding School

  • Broughton Anglican College
  • South Wagga Public School
  • St Mary’s Primary School (Casino)
  • The McDonald College

Jim O’Neill Service to Tennis NSW

Closed Award – Announced on the evening and chosen by TNSW Board

NSW Player of the Year

Closed Award – Announced on the evening and chosen by Awards Judging Panel

Voting Process

The voting and decision-making process to establish eventual finalists, and the winners, is conducted by a panel of selectors comprising honorary and paid administrators of Tennis NSW and Tennis Australia and various NSW sporting industry representatives from the likes of the Office of Sport and Recreation (State Government) and any other industry bodies relative to categories.

Requirements of Award Recipients

Successful nominees may be required to participate in marketing and promotional activities in the 12 months following the award.

Successful nominees in each category will be selected as the NSW nominee for the equivalent national award (if applicable). If the nominee is selected as a finalist for the Australian Tennis Award in their category they will be invited to attend the Newcombe Medal, Australian Tennis Awards.

Finalists of the Most Outstanding Club or Centre award may be required to assist in the filming of a short video clip to be shown on the Tennis NSW website and Social Media. The finalists are encouraged to have the club/centre in an active environment with key members of the committee/management and coaching team available to speak. 


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