Victorian Tennis Awards


The Victorian Tennis Awards recognise Victoria’s various on and off court success into one big community tennis celebration. These awards align with the national Newcombe Medal / Australian Tennis Awards. To be eligible to nominate for an Australian Tennis Award, nominees must have won the Victorian Tennis Award to be nominated.

Most Outstanding Club or Centre

  • Boroondara Tennis Centre
  • Hume Tennis and Community Centre
  • West Lalor Tennis Club
  • Woodend Tennis Club

Volunteer Achievement

  • Andrew MacNeill
  • Lisa Niglia
  • Shirley Peake

Coaching Excellence – Club or Centre

  • Lynton Joseph
  • Rufus Keown
  • Vicky Lee

Most Outstanding Athlete with a Disability

  • Dylan Alcott
  • Heath Davidson
  • Carla Lenarduzzi

Most Outstanding 35+ Tennis Senior

  • Glenn Busby
  • Jillian Meggs
  • Andrew Rae

Most Outstanding School

  • Darley Primary School
  • Gippsland Grammar
  • St Gregory The Great Primary School

Most Outstanding Tournament

  • 2017 BreakPoint Analysis Gold AMT
  • Melbourne Wheelchair Tennis Open 2017
  • 2016 Victorian Seniors Grasscourt Championships Yarrawonga

Junior Athlete of the Year (Male)

  • Thomas Bosancic
  • Ken Cavrak
  • Matthew Dellavedova

Junior Athlete of the Year (Female)

  • Destanee Aiava
  • Jaimee Fourlis
  • Jeanette Lin

Supporting Tennis – Local Government Recognition

  • Brimbank City Council
  • City of Casey
  • City of Boroondara


Awards period: 16 April 2016 – 31 July 2017
Nominations Open: 1 August 2017
Nominations Close: 10am on 29 August 2017
Panels Vote: 30 August – 11 September
Finalists announced: 12 September

For more information on 2017 Victorian Tennis Awards please email [email protected].

View the Honour Roll of previous winners here.


All nominations for the Victorian Tennis Awards are submitted online using the links above.

Terms and Conditions:

Only information provided in the nomination forms and the supporting information attached to the submission will be considered by the selection panel.  For relevant supporting information to be considered, proposers must submit this information via the online process. A maximum of four (4) attachments may be submitted including the entry form. One must be a high resolution photo of the nominee.

Tennis Victoria reserves the right to submit nominations for each award category.

All decisions in relation to the 2017 Victorian Tennis Awards (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.

Voting Process 

Multiple nominations for each of the annual Victorian Tennis Awards’ categories are received each year.

The voting and decision-making process to establish eventual finalists, and the final winners, is then conducted by broad panels comprising honorary and paid administrators of Tennis Victoria and Tennis Australia, officials of other representative tennis bodies such as Tennis Coaches Australia – Victoria and Tennis Seniors Victoria, and various Victorian sporting industry representatives from the likes of Sport and Recreation Victoria (State Government), VicHealth, Vicsport, Disability Sport Victoria and possibly other industry bodies relative to categories.

This nomination and selection process applies to all annual Awards except for the Victorian Spirit of Tennis individual award which is decided by the Tennis Victoria Board of Directors.

Requirements of award recipients

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

Where appropriate, all award winners will be nominated for the national equivalent award to be presented at the 2017 Newcombe Medal.

Finalists of the Most Outstanding Club or Centre award will be required to assist in the filming of a short video clip to be shown at the Tennis Victoria Champions Dinner. 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. Some examples of previous winners of this award are Notting Hill / Pinewood Tennis Club, Mt Eliza Tennis Club and Kyneton and Distict Tennis Club.