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TTE Membership Renewal 2018/19

Membership Renewal 2018/19

It's time to renew your membership!

Author: Rebecca Hughes; Publish date: July 20, 2018

The new membership year is upon us, meaning it is time for players to renew their memberships and licences for the 2018/19 season.

As recommended by the Board and approved at the AGM, Player Membership will cost 16 for Seniors and 8 Cadets or Juniors. Player Licence is priced at 38 for Seniors and 19 for Cadets or Juniors.

Associate Membership will remain FREE of charge. As a reminder, associate members are not eligible to play competitive table tennis, but can play at their clubs or socially.

Although membership fees are rising - so too is the amount of money and staff resources being spent on grassroots table tennis.

Last year we put 870,250 directly into grass roots table tennis - this year we intend to spend 926,659. So for every 1 of membership fee income received we are spending another 2 on grassroots table tennis.

Sara Sutclife, CEO of Table Tennis England, said:

Our focus more than ever is on the player and the enablers - clubs, coaches, volunteers and leagues - around them to ensure members get the most out of their affiliation with us. Members are the lifeblood of our sport, and both consciously and subconsciously they provide a position contribution that helps makes this great game develop, grow and be successful.

Get the most out of your membership:

To help you get the most out of your membership, we've put together a 'Guide to Your Membership with Table Tennis England'. It includes the benefits your membership brings, which can help you save more money than your membership cost, and it also lets you know what we will be doing for grassroots sports over the next 12 month

To find out more about what we are doing and where funding goes, view our Guide to Your Membership.

What will we be doing for grass roots in 2018/19?

This year just under 1million will be invested in grass roots sport by Table Tennis England - an increase on the previous year.

Some of our programmes and activities aimed at grassroots participation will include:

Be TT:

Phase two of our clubs and league development programme, Be TT, will take place.

In the coming season we expect to support 36 clubs and 19 leagues with funding and programme support towards three targeted areas; shorter format leagues; women and girls participation and adult coaching.

Back to Table Tennis:

We'll launch this product aimed at getting 35-50-year-olds back into the game. It is the result of extensive research into the sport and competitive play patterns.

Bat & Chat:

We will work with clubs to roll out Bat & Chat - our newly launched programme aimed at the 55+ market.


We will launch a new digital software package for clubs to provide a time saving and simplified solution for their day-to-day running, including management for: registrations, memberships, resource access, coaching and competitions.

Youth Product:

We will run a pilot phase of a new youth product aimed at encouraging young people to play table tennis for the long term. This will primarily be delivered by clubs, with Table Tennis England providing both operational and marketing support.

Young Ambassadors:

Phase two of our Young Ambassadors programme will roll out to recruit young officials who will have the opportunity to go on and officiate at Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games

Level 1 Course:

The first new format Level 1 coaching course will take place, aimed at attracting more coaches to the game. The new format includes a reduction from three days of practical to two, and the introduction of online learning to make it more accessible.

Player performance:

A new, monthly member-only email providing you with coaching tips tailored to your skill level, access to exclusive competitions and statistics on how you're performing this season.

How to renew online or to by telephone?

How to renew online:

The easiest way for players to purchase their membership is by direct debit.

Payment will automatically be debited from the players account on an annual basis, to save the inconvenience of manually completing payment each year.

To purchase your membership for 2018/19 season please go to your membership login page.

Want to renew by telephone:

Please note that membership and renewals for the 2018/19 season are currently available online only.

Telephone renewals will be available from Wednesday August 1, 2018.

Season Review - 2017/18

The 2017/18 season was a fantastic year for table tennis in England. Take a look back over the past 12 months and relive the season's highlights.


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Membership fees approved for 2018/19

Author: Paul Stimpson Publish date: July 9, 2018

Table Tennis England membership fees for 2018/19 have been approved at the AGM.

Player Membership will cost 16 for Seniors and 8 for Cadets or Juniors and the Player Licence will cost 38 for adults and 19 for juniors and cadets. Associate Membership will continue to be free of charge.

This rise, which equates to 2 for Seniors and 1 for Cadets and Juniors, is in line with a five-year strategy.

Details of how to join Table Tennis England for the 2018/19 season, plus the raft of membership benefits on offer, will be published in the coming days.

Here is a list of the County Affiliated Leagues.

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Blackmore Vale League
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County Leagues 2018 / 19

Bournemouth 'Echo Report'

Katie medals at Butterfly Schools' International Championship

Neil Perrett neilperrettecho

KATIE Holt was the toast of Dorset after winning gold and silver medals at the Butterfly Schools' International Table Tennis Championship in Worcester.

The 15-year-old, representing England A, partnered London Academy's Patricia Ianau to a 3-2 victory over England B in the intermediate girls' team event.

And the teenager, a pupil at Bournemouth School for Girls who trains at the Dorset Table Tennis Centre in Christchurch, was runner-up in the singles.

Holt and Ianau saw off competition from Scotland ,Wales, Ireland, Guernsey and Isle of Man to emerge victorious in the team event.

Buoyed by her gold medal, Holt won all her group games in the singles and progressed through to the knockout stages, beating Scotland's Wictoria Smolarek 3-1 in the first round.

She had a big test in the quarter-final where she really had to dig in against Scotland's number one cadet Faye Leggett, eventually triumphing 3-2 (11-7, 11-9, 9-11, 8-11, 14-12) after it seemed the chance had gone.

Holt, who is coached by ex-England international Matt Ware, then eliminated close friend and England team-mate Gemma Kerr 3-0 (11-9, 11-5, 11-8) in the semi-finals.

She made an encouraging start in the final against Mia O'Rahilly Egan and took the opening set 11-2.

But despite having beaten O'Rahilly Egan in the team event, the Ireland youngster hit back to take the title 3-1 (2-11, 11-9, 11-8, 11-7), forcing Holt to settle for silver.

O'Rahilly Egan had been a serial destroyer of English hopes as she defeated the Ianau sisters in successive rounds - Natalia in the quarters 3-1 (9-11, 11-8, 11-4, 11-7) and Patricia in the semis 3-2 (11-9, 3-11, 11-8, 8-11, 11-4) before seeing off Holt.

Trophies Rostrum

There was a special presentation to former English Schools' Table Tennis Association president John Arnold MBE and his wife Margaret, who have given more than 50 years of service to schools' table tennis.

John Arnold oversaw the merger between ESTTA and Table Tennis England and retired following the event.

Report By, Neil Perrett; Bournemouth 'Echo'; neilperrettecho

Neil Perrett


Bournemouth Cadet Invitation Tournament

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Cadet Entry Form; page 3


Hi All


We will again be running the Cadet Invitation Tournament this year, it will be the 24th year it has been organised and has some great names to aspire to including David McBeath ( current National Champion and England Senior International ) and Matt Ware to name but a few.

Last year's Tournament was a great success and enjoyed by all, I personally spoke to every player when they had finished and they all enjoyed a well-run event that gave them many games throughout the day.

There is no entry fee for the event thanks to another year of generous sponsorship.

The Tournament is being run on Saturday 21st July at

Dorset Table Tennis Centre, The Grange School, Redvers Road,Christchurch, BH23 3AU Start Time: 10am - Doors open at 9am for practise

Entries must be received by post or e mail by 14th July at the latest as per entry form attached and no entries will be received on the day as the draw will take place on Tuesday 17th July.

This is a great end of season event and is open to Boys and Girls of all standards.

There will be a main event for the more experienced players along with a Tyro event for the less experienced players.

After the group stages players will be split into later stages where a plate competition will also take place in both events. There will be a separate Girls event and the format will depend on entry numbers.

Can I please ask you all to circulate the attached entry form to all your Cadet eligible players ( born after 01/01/2003 ) and encourage them to play and get their entries in early to avoid disappointment.

Any questions, please do not hesitate to ask.

Kind Regards; Simon Heaps; simon@simonheaps.com; M/ 07710 354640

Results from yesterday's BMTH Cadet Invitational Tournament held at Dorset Table Tennis Centre, The Grange School, 21st July 2018.

Although numbers were slightly down on last year the players that attended thoroughly enjoyed themselves and had plenty of matches.

There were 3 main categories, Cadet ( more experienced ) , Tyro ( less experienced and younger ) and Girls along with Plate comps in the Cadet and Tyro.

Cadet Winner; Jack Trafford; R/U; Sophie Barcsai

Results; Cadet

Winner, Jack Trafford ; Runner Up, Sophie Barcsai


Tyro Winner

Tyro R/Up


Winner, Logan Macey; Runner Up, Felix West


Girls Winner

Girls R/Up

Results Girls

Winner' Sophie Barcsai; Runner Up, Jess Moggeridge


Cadet Plate Winner

Cadet Plate R/Up

Results; Cadet Plate

Winner, Max Bannon; Runner Up, Arthur Lomax


Tyro Plate Winner

Tyro Plate R/Up

Results; Tyro Plate

Winner, Joel de Grave; Runner Up, Shayla Macey

There was some excellent play throughout the day but the pick of the matches was the 3rd/4th place in the Cadet event between Owen White and Jed Brackenridge.

Owen came through a really tough match to win in 5 very close games against 2nd seeded Jed from Weymouth.

Mention must also be made of the Girls Final between Sophie Barcsai and Jess Moggeridge that was won by Sophie after losing the first game.

The Tyro final was played by Logan and Felix, 2 youngsters who are still under 11 and best friends.

The standard was excellent but more importantly the sportsmanship and appreciation of the others fine shots was something to be commended.

Dorset Table Tennis certainly has some excellent youngsters coming through and they need to be supported and encouraged in the future.



Satellite Clubs

Satellite Club applications to open soon

Author: Claire Brockwell Publish date: April 11, 2018

Between 2013 and 2017, Table Tennis England funded 159 new satellite clubs attracting more than 9,000 young people to their sessions.

This year our Satellite Club programme has got off to a great start. In 2017-18 Table Tennis England have funded 27 new satellite clubs attracting over 900 young people aged 11-25. Satellite clubs are a fantastic way for young people to play table tennis in their local area.

We have supported a variety of projects this year with varying focuses. Heaton Tennis and Squash Club have been successful in engaging over 100 young people in their two new satellite clubs.

Garstang Table Tennis Club have also seen high participation in their new session at Garstang Academy, with 92 participants attending in total.

The following clubs were also successful in their satellite club applications:

Aireborough Table Tennis Club; Archway Peterborough; Birmingham Table Tennis Development Group; Bolton Table Tennis Club; Bristol Academy Table Tennis Club; Chelmsford Table Tennis Club; City of Stoke on Trent TTC; Deighton Table Tennis Club; Heckmondwike Table Tennis Club; Nottingham Sycamore Table Tennis Academy; Nuneaton TTL; Our Lady's Table Tennis Club; Pontefract Squash Club Junior Table Tennis; Table Tennis Rother; Weymouth and District Table Tennis League

If your Club or League, would be interested in applying for our Satellite Club programme, applications for 2018 -19 will be opening in June. Clubs can apply for up to 850 in funding to get sessions started.

Table Tennis Venues Directory for the County Of Dorset

NOTE !!; For More Info on this item, view the Bournemouth & District Association Website at:- BDTTA.org.uk

Purpose of this Directory

The purpose of this directory is to help both existing residents and newcomers to the County of Dorset, who wish to play the game of Table Tennis, to find a venue suitable for their needs.

Dorset Table Tennis Association (DTTA) is an Affiliated Member to the Governing body of Table Tennis in the UK:- Table Tennis England (TTE) / English Table Tennis Association (ETTA).

For more info about this TTE/ETTA, visit their Website :- Table Tennis England

Dorset Table Tennis Centre(DTTC) specialises in coaching for all ages & standards and is based at The Grange School, Redvers Road, Christchurch. To see what is going on at the centre please visit their website;Dorset Table Tennis Centre

Satelite TT Club Flyer


Bournemouth Table Tennis League (BDTTA)

2018 PG National Championships

U10-U13 Nationals

Author: Paul Stimpson; Publish date: June 17, 2018

It's the final PG Mutual National Championships of the season as the youngest age groups take to the tables at WV Active in Wolverhampton.

Group 6

Sam Davies (Ch); Felix West (Do,Bournemouth); Alf Beresford-Peirse (Mi); Louis McPhee (Mi)

Winner:Sam Davies; Runner-up: Felix West.

Felix West made it through from second in Group 6.

But needed all five games to get the better of Louis McPhee, winning 3-2 (10-12, 12-10, 11-8, 7-11, 11-1). McPhee won a five-setter of his own against Alf Beresford-Peirse (11-9, 10-12, 7-11, 11-8, 11-9).

Top player Sam Davies won the group.

I believe that Felix was the only player from Dorset taking part.

Senior 1* Tournament, Peterborough

Downing streak as George goes unbeaten

Author: Diccon Gray: Publish date: June 12, 2018

Former England junior international George Downing (Bournemouth) won the Peterborough 'chip & ping' senior 1* ratings tournament held at TOP TABLE, Peterborough on Sunday 10th June.

Unbeaten on the day, 23-year-old Downing (England No 32) claimed the title ahead of runner-up, local favourite Adam Jepson (who only lost one match - to Downing) in a keenly contested open tournament.

This inaugural senior tournament was well attended and featured players from as far afield as Cheshire, Dorset, Lincolnshire, Bedfordshire, Northamptonshire, Yorkshire as well as Cambridgeshire. Apart from Jepson, other 'home' Archway players who impressed were Joe Killoran (fourth), Steven Gray (fifth) and youngster Jakub Kurowski (seventh).

League Presentation Evening 2018

League Presentation Evening Notice

League Individuals Tournaments

Bournemouth Individuals 2018

Individual Finals Results 2018

Bath Grand Prix 2018

Bath Grand Prix, Day one report.

Bath Grand Prix,Day two report.

Matt Daish
Bath GrandPrix Band2 Rup, on Right

Hannah Hicks;
Overall Title Winner


Joola Junior League 2018

Joola Junior League 2017-18.

Joola Junior Enrolement Parents Brief.

Joola Junior League flyer 1.

Joola Junior League flyer 2.

Directions To:

The Grange School,Dorset Table Tennis Centre

Bournemouth Sports TTC ; News

Table tennis ace Sophie Barcsai claims national title

From left, Mike Smith (Table Tennis England board member), Sophie Barcsai, Ryan Jenkins (Butterfly ambassador), Maliha Baig, Kate Watkinson, Connie Dumelow (Connie and Kate were beaten semi-finalists)

(Picture here taken by: Ted Cottrell; Copywritted)

This report taken from Facebook item & from Bournemouth Echo

POOLE'S Sophie Barcsai won the under-11 girls' title at the English Schools' Table Tennis Championship in Wolverhampton.

The nine-year-old took the title thanks to a 3-2 win over top seed Maliha Baig in a high-quality final.

The Dorset ace's semi-final clash saw her battle back from 2-0 down against Kate Watkinson to win a tight encounter 3-2.

Barcsai, who attends Baden Powell School, said: "I wasn't sure I could win but all the support from people helped me. It's the best thing I've won."

Youngster Barcsai claimed bronze at the event last year and still has two campaigns remaining at her present age group.

She also won gold and bronze at the Primary Schools' international in Scotland.

She remained unbeaten in the team event, leading England to victories over Ireland, Scotland, Wales and Guernsey.

In the singles, she was the best England girl, reaching the semi-final and winning bronze.


English Schools International

Our Sophie had good results in her first Schools' International.

This was the Primary Schools' International played in Scotland on the 6th to 8th April.

She helped England to comfortable victories in the team event over Wales, Scotland and Guernsey all 10 -- 0 and Ireland 9 -- 1, to take the gold.

In the singles she cruised through to the semis (the furthest of any of the other English girls) where she lost to the Irish girl Rachel Taylor to take a Bronze medal.

It should also be pointed out that Sophie is only just nine years old and has 2 more years playing in Under 11 events.


New Milton TTC TTC ; News




Bev Scott-Johns
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Bev Scott-Johns Award

New Milton TTC hits the Club Mark

New Milton TTC have become the latest in a batch of clubs to complete the Clubmark accreditation process.

Working with Table Tennis England assessor Lee Monk, club treasurer and press officer Malcolm Floyd, ensured the accreditation was completed as efficiently as possible and managed to complete in just six weeks.

The Christchurch-based club first achieved Clubmark in 2010 and re-accreditation in 2014. Table Tennis England would like to congratulate the Club on achieving the accreditation for a third time.

Malcolm said:- I found the new system very easy to use, and would like to thank our Clubmark assessor Lee Monk for his tremendous support throughout the process.

Clubmark stands for higher standards of welfare, equity, coaching and management in community sports Clubs. It shows that a club provides the right environment which ensures the welfare of members and encourages everyone to enjoy sport and stay involved throughout their lives.

An accredited club is recognised as a safe, rewarding and fulfilling place for participants of all ages as well as helping parents and carers know that they are choosing the right club for their young people.

Since Table Tennis England adopted the new Sport England portal for Clubmark accreditation in November, five table tennis clubs have worked hard to demonstrate the set criteria and successfully complete the cross-sport accreditation.

Congratulations are also extended to:- Byng Hall Table Tennis Club (with special thanks to Gary Howes); Bishop Auckland Table Tennis Club (Matthew Porter);Ramsbottom Table Tennis Academy (Keith Warrington);Halton Table Tennis Club (Karen Tonge MBE).

If your club is interested in achieving Clubmark, you can register your interest via the Club Matters website http://www.sportenglandclubmatters.com/club-mark/. Author: Paul Stimpson: Publish date: June 6, 2017.




Weymouth & District Table Tennis League

Weymouth & District Table Tennis League serves Weymouth, Portland, Dorchester in sunny Dorset.

At the present time there are some 30 teams competing in three divisions pproviding a high standard of competitive table tennis.

However, it is not all about the league, there is a social table tennis club situated at Preston where there is plenty of opportunities for beginners to come along and see if they like the sport.

If you are visiting on holiday then you are welcome to call any one on the committee and they will be able to point you towards the nearest table tennis club where you will be made very welcome.

The Weymouth & District Table Tennis League itself is affiliated to Table Tennis EnglandFor more information about our Table tennis training camp or to book; and to download a form, follow the link:Link.

To view activities within the League, go to the League Website at this link,Link


Weymouth Coaching Summer 2018

Weymouth Coaching Summer 2018

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Bev Scott-Johns Award

Please see above a flyer advertising a table tennis opportunity for years 4 - 8 in Dorchester, supported by Active Dorset/Sport England.

The Weymouth & District Table Tennis League are the hub club which deliver the sessions and provide opportunities for pupils to play further, whether for fun or to progress to as far as a national level.

Weymouth currently boast English National girls under 11 bronze medallist, 2017, Jess Moggeridge.

Jess didn't enjoy playing many other sports and had never really thought about joining a sports club, but really enjoyed a table tennis visit to her school. Jess started as a complete beginner and within two years of training reached the national standard.

Coach Andy Millar will be visiting 'The Prince of Wales School' after half-term to run some taster sessions with Years 3 and 4.

Wey Valley Coaching

Adult Beginners Coaching 2017

There is also a coaching Adult Evenings on Wednesday's, initially once a month, from 4th October, 7pm to 8pm at Wey Valley Tennis Centre, cost 2.

For Details of all these events; Contact Andy Millar,Weymouth Area Coaching Officer

Andy Millar.


There is also the following practise night for those wishing to attend; Beaminster School DT8 3EP on Monday evenings in the lower Gym from 7:30 till 9.30.

It's a good practice opportunity for players in the West of Dorset with experienced players helping with the Coaching.

3 for adults and 2 for under 16's; Contact Jack Barnett for further details :-

Jack Barnett.


Directions To:

Beaminster School, DT8 3EP.

Wey Valley Tennis Centre.

The Prince Of Wales School.


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