Samuel Groth is “only” world no.60 and the 3rd Australian in the ATP Rankings, but his country is still very proud of him.

Samuel has won a couple of challengers in Taipei and Manchester, but more than that he showed an incredible attachment to his country during the Davis Cup to help his team to reach the semis.

World no.18 Tomic and world no.30 Kyrgios have achieved more on court, but their controversial behaviour made them to be excluded from the nominations.


John commented “Sam’s done exceptionally well.He’s a tough competitor out there now. The guys hate playing him, someone who serve-volleys all the time and has some big weapons.”

This is the list of all winners

Newcombe Medal – Sam Groth

President’s Spirit of Tennis Award – Ray Ruffels

Most Outstanding Athlete with a Disability – Dylan Alcott

Tennis Senior of the Year – Bob Howes 

Coaching Excellence (ANZ Tennis Hot Shots) – Adrian Muscillo

Coaching Excellence (Club) – Jason Lindeman 

Coaching Excellence (Talent Development) – Janine Thompson 

Coaching Excellence (High Performance) – Ben Mathias – Labrador, Qld

Most Outstanding Club – Alexander Park Tennis Club (Menora, WA)

Most Outstanding School – Brisbane Boys’ College (Toowong, Qld)

Most Outstanding Professional Tournament – 2015 Mildura Grand International

Most Outstanding Australian Ranking Tournament – Bendigo Junior Tour and Australian Money Tournament

Excellence in Officiating – John Blom 

Volunteer Achievement Award – Lyn Duffy




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