being presented with the award for
VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR
by Shirley Pickering
PRIDE OF TABLE TENNIS AWARDS
Gordon Sanders has been Secretary of Knighton Park Table Tennis Club since 2005 and has also been Chairman. He undertakes all the major administrative tasks and duties involved in running a club c 200 members, its own building and a wide range of competitive play - local league and regional competitions - as well as recreational play and coaching. He organises the booking of the venue and supports other dealings with the buildings, membership and financial matters. He acts as the contact with Table Tennis England eg as a Premier Club as well as the contact with other organisations. He remains an active coach - working with the programme of c 70 juniors - and has a special interest in 15 teams of 3 minimum in the Leicester Development League - a mammoth task - and is ever present at the playing sessions supporting the teams. Gordon has received local and county table tennis honours as well as the TTE Merit Award. He is a worthy candidate for this category.