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 considered.

Important dates for the Victorian Tennis Award nomination period:

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

The following awards will be available for nomination:

Most Outstanding Club, Centre or Association
Volunteer Achievement
Supporting Tennis – Local Government Recognition
Coaching Excellence – Club or Centre
Most Outstanding Athlete with a Disability
Most Outstanding 35+ Tennis Senior
Most Outstanding School
Most Outstanding Tournament
Excellence in Officiating
Junior Athlete of the Year (Male and Female)

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

Congratulations to the 2016 Victorian Tennis Award Winners!

Most Outstanding Club, Centre or Association

Notting Hill / Pinewood Tennis Club (Glen Waverley)

Spirit of Tennis             

Cedric Mason (Kooyong Lawn Tennis Club & Royal South Yarra Tennis Club)

Volunteer Achievement

Terry Flynn (Maffra Lawn Tennis Club)

Supporting Tennis – Local Government Recognition

Brimbank City Council

Coaching Excellence – Club or Centre             

Adrian Muscillo (Eildon Park Tennis Club)

Coaching Excellence – ANZ Tennis Hot Shots

Vicky Lee (Doncaster Tennis Club)

Most Outstanding School     

St Gregory the Great Primary School (Doncaster)

Most Outstanding Tournament

Bendigo Bank Winter JT and AMT

Most Outstanding 35+ Tennis Senior            

Peter Keller (Ballarat Regional Tennis Centre)

Most Outstanding Athlete with a Disability

Dylan Alcott (St Kilda)

Junior Athlete of the Year – Female 

Jaimee Fourlis (MCC Tennis)

Junior Athlete of the Year – Male

Ken Cavrak (Green Gully Tennis Club)

nominations for the Victorian Tennis Awards are submitted online.

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.