Queen's Jubilee Award - 2011

Alan Shepherd - Tabel Tennis

Mr Michael Close - Alan unable to attend
  • For voluntary services to Table Tennis for 55 years.
  • Chairman of North Middlesex Table Tennis League from 1995 until 2009. Currently holds the position of Vice Chairman in the League.
  • Vice Chairman of Essex County Table Tennis Association, a position he has held since 1987.
  • Past Chairman of the Association between 1978 and 1986.
  • Made Life Member of Middlesex Table Tennis Association in 2008.
  • National Referee at events in the UK particularly Essex and London.
  • International Umpire, who has officiated at the World Championships in 1977 and 1997.
  • Served on the Regional Committee of the ETTA for over 20 years, and had a major role in organising the Greater London Table Tennis Championships and Table Tennis in the London Youth Games.
  • Acted as Team Manager ten times between 1961 and 2005 for GB Maccabi Senior and Junior Table Tennis players taking part in the Maccabiah Games. In 2010 received the ‘Lifetime Achievement Award’ from Maccabi GB Organisation.