TCAV Award criteria 2018

TCAV Honour Board nomination involves a 4-tier process

In the first stage members nominate Coaches as potential Honour Board recipients according to the set criteria. In the second stage of the process the list of nominees is passed on to the President of the TCAV who will review them. Discussion between TCAV President, TCAV Board members, and Honour Board sub-committee will shortlist prospective inductees.

The TCAV administrator and Ethics sub-committee will be involved to ratify financial and ethical status of nominee, qualifications, and years of membership through current or archived records.

The third stage involves the Honour Board / Coach Excellence Committee meeting to review all short-listed Coaches nominated for that particular year. When successful nominees have been determined, and the review is complete, recipient coaches are entered into the database, and their name added to the Honour Board.

The fourth stage involves the presentation of their award and the unveiling of the Honour Board at the end of year or post year function.

It should be noted that:

The ultimate decision on the Honour Board / Coach Excellence awards rests with the Honour Board / Coach Excellence Committee.

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Life Members Any member nominated by a TCAV member must receive at least a 75 percent majority vote of the TCAV membership who respond by ballot. The Board of Management on this basis will then at either an Annual General Meeting or Special General Meeting under the constitution put any successful nominee up for Life Membership recognition. Life Member awards are made to Coaches and Administrators who:

  • Have made an outstanding contribution above all others to the TCAV Board of Management
  • Have served and represented the needs of all of its members via the TCAV Board of Management or position thereon over a period of no less than ten years
  • Have served the needs of TCAV Coaches with energy and enthusiasm
  • Have served the TCAV and its members without prejudice
  • Have shown exceptional commitment to the TCAV and the sport of tennis
  • Have shown respect for the best traditions of the TCAV
  • Have brought credit to the TCAV
  • Has represented the TCAV as a coach, player, or volunteer with pride
Hall of Fame awards are made to Coaches who have met the following criteria:

  • Have made outstanding contributions to the tennis coaching profession as a PTAV/TCAV/TCV member
  • Each will hold or have held a PTAV/TCAV qualification of Advanced or equivalent (Diploma of Tennis Coaching, Certificate of Qualification, Club Professional) or higher
  • Hall of Fame Inductees will generally have made contributions to tennis and tennis coaching as part of our Association for a period of 30 years or more
  • Have been a Head Coach at Club level or equivalent and/or have coached State or National teams or individuals, coaching with absolute professionalism
  • Have made enormous contributions to grass roots tennis and participation at club level and/or or have produced state, nationally, or internationally ranked players
  • Have observed and upheld the TCAV code of ethics at all times
  • Have made tennis coaching their principal or full time occupation
  • Have played a significant role in mentoring other TCAV coaches in developing their careers
  • Have made contributions to their sport beyond their commercial enterprises
  • Have made a significant contribution by serving on the TCAV Board of Management
  • Have coached the sport of tennis with energy and enthusiasm
  • Have coached the sport of tennis without prejudice
  • Have shown exceptional commitment to the sport of tennis
  • Have shown respect for the best traditions of tennis
  • Have brought credit to the sport of tennis
  • Has represented the sport of tennis as a competitor, administrator or volunteer with pride
  • Have remained up to date with current coaching knowledge
Legends awards are made to Coaches who:

  • Hold or have held a PTAV / TCAV qualification of Advanced or equivalent (Diploma of Tennis Coaching, Certificate of Qualification, Club Professional) or higher
  • Each will have made significant contributions to the TCAV and tennis coaching for a period in general of 40 years or more
  • Have been previously inducted into the TCAV Hall Of Fame
  • Have fulfilled a broad spectrum of requirements, including having made significant achievements in areas such as tennis teaching and coaching, business, education and volunteer work
  • Live in the memories of, and are revered and respected by their students, peers, and colleagues alike as true legends of the TCAV and tennis coaching
  • Have shown respect for the best traditions of the TCAV
  • Have brought credit to the TCAV
  • Has represented the TCAV as a coach, player, or volunteer with pride
  • Have served the needs of TCAV Coaches with energy and enthusiasm

TCAV Legend status together with Life Membership represents the ultimate recognition by our Association for a lifetime contribution to coaching tennis and to administering our Association respectively.

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The prestigious Ian Occleshaw award was struck in memory of our inaugural TCAV Legend. The award will be presented to a coach who has committed an act or made a significant contribution to the tennis coaching industry in the spirit and to the standard of the late great Ian Occleshaw.

TCAV Club Coach of the Year – Participation Development

The coach:

  • Must be a TCAV Club Professional
  • Provides successful coaching programs and pathways which cater for the needs of the players within their community
  • Demonstrates great loyalty to his/her club or facility
  • Actively seeks and fosters positive relationships with local schools and general community
  • Actively involved with the club / facility to assist in growing the game of tennis
  • Implements innovative programs and activities which encourage all individuals to participate in tennis and club life
  • Executes a clear a marketing plan to assist growing the game of tennis within the community and developing the tennis facility
TCAV Rising Star Award This award recognizes the achievement of a young coach 30 years and under for their outstanding, innovative, and industrious approach to tennis coaching and the tennis industry. We strongly encourage members to nominate their colleagues and/or employees for their dedication and achievements thus far in their coaching endeavours and career.

Eligible Candidates
All financial TCAV / TACM Junior Development, Club Professional, and High Performance or Level 3 Elite members are eligible to nominate or to be nominated by a TACM / TCAV member. Nominees may self nominate.

TCAV Rookie of the Year Award- Best Assistant (New) This is a relatively new award struck in 2011 and is for an employer (Head Coach) to nominate an outstanding assistant 25 years or under holding a Junior Development or Club Pro level qualification OR currently actively involved in either course. The assistant must have worked for the Head Coach for a minimum period of one year.
TCAV Coach of the Year – Player Development This award up until 2009 had been presented every second year by the TCAV. Congratulations to Chris Kachel who was the last recipient of this award presented at Royal South Yarra. It has been decided that Tennis Australia will now manage this award and open it to all TACM members. It will be a part of the Newcombe Medal Australian Tennis Awards to be held this year at Crown Palladium on Monday December 5. For further details or bookings contact Bree Richardson at australiantennisawards@tennis.com.au