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.
In 2021 the event will be held virtually and everyone in the NSW tennis community will have the opportunity to join and recognise the great work that has been taking place throughout NSW. The period of time we are recognising at this year’s awards is 1 November 2020 – 31 October 2021.
The Tennis NSW Awards are an important event to recognise the great people in our sport. The event will take place on Thursday 28 October, with more details on how to watch to come.
Tennis NSW will be recognising the following categories for this year’s Awards:
|Coaching Excellence – Club||View Criteria|
|Coaching Excellence – Development||View Criteria|
|Coaching Excellence – Performance||View Criteria|
|Coaching Excellence – Operator||View Criteria|
|Excellence in Officiating – George Fletcher Award||View Criteria|
|Most Outstanding 30+ Tennis Senior||View Criteria|
|Most Outstanding Athlete with a Disability||View Criteria|
|Most Outstanding Competition||View Criteria|
|Most Outstanding Inclusion Initiative||View Criteria|
|Most Outstanding School||View Criteria|
|Most Outstanding Tennis Club or Venue – Metro||View Criteria|
|Most Outstanding Tennis Club or Venue – Country||View Criteria|
|Most Outstanding Tournament||View Criteria|
|Supporting Tennis Government||View Criteria|
|Volunteer Achievement||View Criteria|
|Junior Volunteer Achievement||View Criteria|
|Junior Athlete of the Year – Female||View Criteria|
|Junior Athlete of the Year – Male||View Criteria|
|Jim O’Neill Service to Tennis (closed Award)||Closed Award|
|NSW Player of the Year (closed Award)||Closed Award|
Nominations closed 5pm Sunday 19 September.
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 award categories 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.
2019 Award Winners
Most Outstanding School
The McDonald College
Junior Volunteer Achievement Award
Junior Female Athlete of the Year
Junior Male Athlete of the Year
George Fletcher Award – Excellence in Officiating
Most Outstanding Australian Ranking Tournament
2019 NSW Country Championships – AMT/JT (Andrew Mitton and Wendy Saville)
Most Outstanding Athlete with a Disability
Kelly Wren (Intellectual)
Most Outstanding 35+ Senior
Most Outstanding Tennis Club – Country
Byron Bay Tennis Club
Most Outstanding Tennis Club – Metropolitan
City Community Tennis – Pat Jensen
Supporting Tennis – Government
Coaching Excellence – Club
Gemma Eaton (Coast Community Tennis – Murwillumbah)
Coaching Excellence – Operator
Coaching Excellence – Talent Development
Coaching Excellence – High Performance
Volunteer Achievement Award
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
Alex De Minaur