The Evergreen Tree Awards
The Evergreen Tree Awards is an award ceremony that recognizes and celebrates excellence in the sport of table tennis. Founded by the legendary table tennis player, Jan-Ove Waldner. This prestigious event aims to acknowledge outstanding individuals and profiles for their contributions to the sport.
By recognizing excellence, the awards aim to inspire and promote the sport, while also engaging the public through voting on the Play Waldner app.
The fans all around the world will decide who the winners are by their viral voting on the Waldner Cup platforms.
- Fan Favorite - For the player who is the fans' favorite and always gets them excited.
- Player of the Year: This award recognizes the male and female table tennis players who have had an outstanding year in terms of performance, sportsmanship, and impact on the sport.
- Best Sportsmanship - For the player who exemplifies good sportsmanship both on and off the field.
- Rising Star: This award celebrates the most promising young talent in table tennis, highlighting players under a certain age who have demonstrated exceptional potential, progress, and promise for the future.
- Coach of the Year: This award acknowledges the coach who has made a significant impact on the development and success of their players, fostering their skills, and nurturing their talent.
- Best Attacking Player: This award recognizes the player who has shown exceptional attacking skills, employing aggressive and effective strategies during matches.
- Best Defensive Player: This award acknowledges the player who has displayed exceptional defensive skills, exhibiting outstanding agility, reflexes, and shot placement.
- Best Serve: This award celebrates the player with the most effective and skillful serves, which have been instrumental in gaining an advantage during matches.
- Best double: This award recognizes the male and female table tennis team who have had an outstanding year in terms of performance, sportsmanship, and impact on the sport.
- Best Mix double: This award recognizes the mix table tennis team who have had an outstanding year in terms of performance, sportsmanship, and impact on the sport.
- Ambassador Award: This prestigious award honors an individual who has made a significant contribution to promoting and popularizing table tennis, both on and off the court - a celebrity, politician, legend, sports colleague and more
- Honorable Award - awarded by the Evergreen Tree Jury
The Honorable Prize for the Evergreen Tree Awards is a special recognition given to an individual or organization that has made an exceptional and enduring contribution to the sport of table tennis. This prize acknowledges their extraordinary impact on the sport and their significant efforts to promote and develop table tennis at a global level.
The Evergreen Tree Award will be handed out during the Friendship Concert.