Get Berkshire Active Awards - 23 February 2018
Lifetime Achievement Award for Ken
Cippenham TTC Chairman and Head Coach Ken Phillips received a huge honour when presented with the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Get Berkshire Active 2017 awards. The event took place at the Hilton Hotel, Reading and was a lavish affair fit for the occasion.
Ken’s award is fitting reward for a lifetime of dedication to table tennis in general and coaching in particular. Ken has been a member of Cippenham TTC for about forty years, ever since moving to Maidenhead from his native Wales. For more than thirty years, Ken has been the Club’s Head Coach and has brought more than twenty aspiring youngsters up to international standard. Most of this work has been done at Cippenham and in the surrounding schools and it is an understatement to say the Cippenham would not be the club it is today without the dedication, hard work and quality that Ken has brought to the Club. Ken is simply quite unique, without comparison.
One week later and Ken was nominated for another award, this time at the Table Tennis England Pride of Table Tennis awards in London. Ken was awarded the runner-up prize in the Inclusivity Award that recognised his work with players of disability.
This has been a great year for awards for Ken as last autumn he was also honoured to be elected as a Vice-President of Table Tennis England.