Counties and Leagues

Annual Returns for counties and leagues

Click here for more information on your Annual Return.

December 4, 2022 | Jamie Gordon
British League

Wensum and Draycott are impressive JBL champions

Wensum and Draycott proved worthy Premier Division winners of the respective girls’ and boys’ competitions as the Junior British League came to a conclusion at Derby Arena this weekend.

February 14, 2022 | Paul Stimpson
London & South-East

Clacton & Dist: Gale blows opposition aside

Jason Gale triumphed with a tip-top performance in the Clacton & District League’s Handicap Singles Tournament held at the Coastal Academy Sports Hall on Sunday.

February 14, 2022 | Paul Stimpson
Featured

Centenary Stories: Through the eyes of Kelly Sibley

This week’s Centenary Story focuses on the moment that Kelly Sibley & Danny Reed won the mixed doubles bronze medal at the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games, through the eyes of Sibley, who hit the winning shot.

February 10, 2022 | Annie Stone
Featured

Updated TT Fit app gives coaches even more resources

The updated TT Fit App now has even more coaching resources to aid table tennis coaches than ever before!

February 10, 2022 | Annie Stone
Featured

Pitchford to enter the WTT Star Contender event in Doha

Liam Pitchford believes competing in the WTT Star Contender event in Doha is the best move for his career as he seeks to break into the world top 10 - even though it could mean he has to miss the Mark Bates Ltd Senior Nationals.

February 9, 2022 | Annie Stone
Featured

Popular Ping Pong Parlour opens its doors again to the public

The Ping Pong Parlour at the Grafton Centre, Cambridge has reopened after a break due to Covid and is welcoming people back through the doors to once again experience the joy of free table tennis!

February 9, 2022 | Annie Stone
London & South-East

MK League: Kings and Spinners in topsy turvey thriller

PREMIER DIVISION With MK Spinners’ Alan Cherry and Greenleys Kings’ Guy Sparrow on long unbeaten runs, most eyes were focused beforehand on the prospect of... Continue reading

February 8, 2022 | Julie Snowdon
Featured

Unsung heroes recognised at local level

Local Pride of Table Tennis Awards presentations are being made by clubs and leagues up and down the country for their volunteers and young volunteers for their incredible efforts over the last 12 months.

February 8, 2022 | Annie Stone
Clubs

How clubs can get involved in International Women’s Day

Find out how clubs can get involved with International Women's Day's theme of #BreakingTheBias and help elevate Women and Girls in table tennis.

February 8, 2022 | Annie Stone
Clubs

Have your say on the future for volunteering in sport and physical activity

With 10 million volunteers active in sport and physical activity Sport England are looking for volunteers to have their say in a short survey.

February 8, 2022 | Annie Stone
Featured

Only one week to go until the launch of our new website

The fantastic new Table Tennis England website is only a week away! On Tuesday February 15th, we ‘push the button’ to go live.

February 8, 2022 | Annie Stone
Featured

Club wins prestigious award for its Bat & Chat initiative

Chesyln Hay Table Tennis club were recently awarded the Volunteering Support for the Over 65’s Award from South Staffordshire for their Bat & Chat Initiative.

February 7, 2022 | Annie Stone
Featured

Junior British League comes to a conclusion this weekend

Draycott and Wensum are in the box-seat to secure the respective boys and girls’ Premier Division honours when the Junior British League comes to a conclusion at the weekend.

February 7, 2022 | Annie Stone
National

Obituary: Dennis Worrell, coach and ESTTA stalwart

Dennis Worrell, a stalwart of the former English Schools’ Table Tennis Association (ESTTA) and of the sport in Lincolnshire, has died.

February 5, 2022 | Paul Stimpson
News

This month we’re supporting LGBT+ History Month 2022

We believe in creating a truly inclusive sport, and becoming an ally of the LGBT+ community and that's why we're supporting the 50th anniversary of the very first Pride March in the UK in 1972.

February 3, 2022 | Annie Stone
Centenary

Centenary Stories: Memories of Maurice Goldstein

This wonderful photo shows two of the most eminent characters in the history of English table tennis in action on the table.

February 3, 2022 | Paul Stimpson
Featured

Schools target a place at National Finals

Hundreds of young players have their sights set on the Butterfly National School Team Championship Finals as they compete at the Regional Finals this weekend.

February 2, 2022 | Paul Stimpson
Centenary

Sign up now for our landmark Centenary Webinars

This week we launch our series of Centenary Webinars – your chance to join up to five virtual sessions exploring areas that are central to the future success of the sport.

February 2, 2022 | Paul Stimpson
Featured

Our brand new website is just two weeks away!

The countdown has started and we are just two weeks away from launching the all-new Table Tennis England website!

February 1, 2022 | Paul Stimpson
London & South-East

MK League: Monarchs cut lead at the top

PREMIER DIVISION After back to back defeats Greenleys Monarchs returned to winning ways this week with a 9-1 demolition of MK Pumas, who had started... Continue reading

February 1, 2022 | Julie Snowdon
Featured

Wolverhampton Grand Prix cancelled

Table Tennis England regrets to announce the cancellation of the Wolverhampton Grand Prix, originally scheduled for the weekend of March 12-13 at WV Active, Aldersley.

January 31, 2022 | Paul Stimpson
British League

Dalgleish comeback win sends North Ayrshire top

North Ayrshire moved to the top of the Senior British League, Premier Division, with a hard-fought 4-3 victory at BATTS.

January 31, 2022 | Paul Stimpson
London & South-East

Clacton & Dist: Lowly Lynx show fight

It’s never a happy situation to be at the bottom but Nomads Lynx, who are propping up Division Three of the Clacton & District League, continue to fight hard in their quest for a first win of the season.

January 31, 2022 | Paul Stimpson
London & South-East

Braintree League: Close tie features a host of surprises

A 5-4 win for Liberal A over Netts B in the Braintree Table Tennis League is not a result to cause many raised eyebrows – but the score hides a number of intriguing individual scorelines.

January 31, 2022 | Paul Stimpson
British League

Depleted Ayrshire look to move up

North Ayrshire will be looking to leap from fourth to top of the Senior British League, Premier Division with victory at BATTS this afternoon.

January 29, 2022 | Paul Stimpson
Featured

Birmingham Commonwealth Games only six months away!

Today marks six months to go until the Birmingham Commonwealth Games, where Team England’s stars will be looking to #BringItHome.

January 28, 2022 | Annie Stone
Centenary

Centenary Stories: Is Mike’s marathon a record?

Most of our members will have played a game which seemed to go on forever, with neither player able to get that all-important two-point advantage – but has anyone ever got as far as 38-36?

January 27, 2022 | Paul Stimpson
Featured

Leon unleashes table tennis magic

Leon Thomson thinks table tennis is magic – and now he’s proving it by transforming table tennis clubs into theatres to stage his own shows.

January 26, 2022 | Paul Stimpson
Featured

Krish Chotai’s pathway success

England youngster Krish Chotai is a brilliant example of how the England pathway enables players to develop and achieve their goals.

January 26, 2022 | Annie Stone
London & South-East

MK League: Superb Sparrow starts puttin’ on the style

PREMIER DIVISION Tough going this week for leaders MK Spinners in their match with 4th placed club-mates Sasaki before the title favourites sealed a hard... Continue reading

January 25, 2022 | Julie Snowdon
Featured

Peake and Barella are first GB Coach Apprentices

Lois Peake and Graeme Barella are the first coaches to be selected to the GB Coach Apprenticeship Programme.

January 25, 2022 | Paul Stimpson
National

Obituary: Harold Webb, Ellenborough club President

Harold Webb, the President of Ellenborough Table Tennis Club in Enfield, died on January 14th after a fall. Here, the Ellenborough committee pay tribute to Harold.

January 25, 2022 | Paul Stimpson
British League

Archway beat Ormesby in thrilling SBL tie

Archway Peterborough beat Ormesby 4-3 to remain unbeaten in the SBL Premier Division.

January 25, 2022 | Wilf Reeve (SBL Premier Division press officer)
British League

Peake hits the heights as Plymouth claim WBL Premier title

Joola Plymouth leapfrogged Fusion to claim the Premier Division crown as the Women’s British League came to a pulsating conclusion.

January 24, 2022 | Paul Stimpson
Featured

Tickets go on general sale for Senior Nationals

Tickets go on general sale today for the Mark Bates Ltd Senior National Championships – don’t miss your chance to book a seat at our flagship tournament.

January 24, 2022 | Paul Stimpson
London & South-East

Clacton & Dist: Treble No 3 for Gowlett

Year in, year out, Kevin Gowlett is one of the most reliable and consistent players in Division One of the Clacton & District League, and this week the ever-present Brotherhood A player guided his team to a second 7-3 success of the season over Nomads Lions.

January 24, 2022 | Paul Stimpson
London & South-East

Braintree League: Brown clinches a cup thriller

It was the tightest of tight endings to a tight match as the Braintree Table Tennis League preliminary round cup match between Black Notley I and Rayne F swayed one way and the other before reaching its nailbiting finish.

January 24, 2022 | Paul Stimpson
England Leopards

No Champions League fairytale for Bolton

Emily Bolton was defeated by the world No 46 as her club Saint Quentinois lost in the quarter-finals of the Champions League.

January 24, 2022 | Paul Stimpson
Featured

Coronavirus update

January 28th update: Following the latest Government announcement, we have published changes to the guidance as it relates to table tennis.

January 21, 2022 | Paul Stimpson
Featured

Bolton gets Champions League chance

England's Emily Bolton is in the Saint Quentinois line-up for the second leg of the Champions League quarter-final away to Polish side KTS Tarnobrzeg on Sunday - find out how to watch live.

January 21, 2022 | Paul Stimpson
Featured

ELCC entry deadline extended

There are just a few days left for leagues to confirm their FREE entry into the Centenary English Leagues Cup Competitions (ELCC) - with the closing date having been extended until January 31.

January 20, 2022 | Paul Stimpson
British League

Unbeaten Archway and Ormesby face off in SBL Premier Division

Archway Peterborough travel to Ormesby for the first fixture of 2022 in the Senior British League Premier Division.

January 20, 2022 | Wilf Reeve (SBL Premier Division press officer)
Featured

Top 10s get Cadet National Cup invitations

The top 10 boys and girls in the Cadet age group have been invited to compete at the first Cadet National Cup to take place since 2019.

January 20, 2022 | Paul Stimpson
British League

Obituary: Melvyn Lovegrove, British League photographer

It is with great sadness that we announce that Melvyn Lovegrove, known to hundreds as a player on the veterans’ circuit and as the WBL and VBL photographer, passed away this week at the age of 70.

January 19, 2022 | Paul Stimpson
England Leopards

Pitchford leads way into Champions League semis

Liam Pitchford led the way as his Russian team UMMC completed a convincing Champions League quarter-final victory.

January 19, 2022 | Paul Stimpson
Centenary

Centenary Stories: England pioneer Gilbert Belsten

As we celebrate the centenary of the sport’s governing body in the 2021/22 season, we launch a series of Centenary Stories with a focus on Gilbert Belsten, a member of the very first England international team.

January 19, 2022 | Paul Stimpson
Featured

Obituary: Paralympic legend Paul Lyall

Paul Lyall, one of the pioneers of para table tennis in Great Britain and a Paralympic gold medallist, has died at the age of 77.

January 18, 2022 | Paul Stimpson
Featured

Hundreds have their say in our competition review

Hundreds of individuals have had their say during the consultation phase of our Competition Review, and we are now analysing their input.

January 18, 2022 | Paul Stimpson
Featured

An inspirational volunteering journey

Hear from previous Pride of Table Tennis Awards winner Pat Johnson about how volunteering has improved her well-being and how all her hard work has impacted on others.

January 18, 2022 | Annie Stone
London & South-East

MK League: Spinners’ bandwagon rolls on

PREMIER DIVISION KINGS SHOCK WARRIORS AS SPINNERS’ BANDWAGON ROLLS ON The top pair clashed this week with any lingering hopes that Greenleys Monarchs may have... Continue reading

January 17, 2022 | Julie Snowdon
British League

Fusion aiming to preserve lead and lift WBL title

It is all to play for as the Women's British League reconvenes this weekend, when the first British League titles since the pandemic will be decided.

January 17, 2022 | Paul Stimpson
London & South-East

Braintree League: League tables take shape

As the Braintree Table Tennis League entered its Christmas/new year break, a definite shape had emerged in all three divisions.

January 17, 2022 | Paul Stimpson
London & South-East

Clacton & Dist: Buzzards’ new year shock

Windsor Buzzards produced an early New Year shock in Division Two of the Clacton & District League when they out-classed Lawford to take an impressive 8-2 victory and move into the second promotion spot in the table.

January 17, 2022 | Paul Stimpson
England Leopards

Walker defeated in semi-finals in Dusseldorf

Top seed Robert Gardos ended Sam Walker's run in the semi-finals of the WTT Feeder event in Dusseldorf.

January 16, 2022 | Paul Stimpson
Featured

Walker to face Gardos in semi final

Sam Walker has beaten Ecuador's Alberto Mino 4-1 to reach the semi final at the WTT Feeder event in Dusseldorf. 

January 14, 2022 | Annie Stone
England Leopards

Pitchford in Champions League success

Liam Pitchford helped his UMMC team take control of their Champions League quarter-final against Neu-Ulm of Germany with a 3-0 first-leg victory.

January 13, 2022 | Paul Stimpson
England Leopards

Walker moves smoothly into quarter-finals

Sam Walker is into the quarter-finals of the WTT Feeder event in Dusseldorf after two victories today over German opponents.

January 13, 2022 | Paul Stimpson
Featured

Chance to join our volunteer team for flagship Nationals

Do you want to play a key role at the flagship event of English table tennis? If so, why not volunteer at the Mark Bates Ltd Senior National Championships?

January 12, 2022 | Paul Stimpson
Featured

Nominate a Batonbearer for the Commonwealth Games!

The Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games has today launched a search to find 2,022 Batonbearers for the Birmingham 2022 Queen’s Baton Relay in England.

January 11, 2022 | Paul Stimpson
Counties and Leagues

Leagues: It’s time to enter the Centenary ELCC – free of charge!

There is still time for leagues to take advantage of free entry into the Centenary English Leagues Cup Competitions (ELCC).

January 11, 2022 | Paul Stimpson
Featured

Applications sought for Table Tennis England CEO

Table Tennis England has begun the recruitment process for a permanent Chief Executive.

January 11, 2022 | Paul Stimpson
London & South-East

Clacton & Dist: Hawks win crucial cup clash

It was the final series of Group matches in the Clacton & District League’s Handicap Cup and, of all of them, Group B proved the closest and hardest-fought, with none of the four teams staying unbeaten but each one picking up at least one win.

January 10, 2022 | Paul Stimpson
Featured

Nationals tickets on sale – claim your discount!

Tickets are now on sale for the Mark Bates Ltd Senior National Championships – with a special Early Bird Discount of 20% for our members who buy before January 24th!

January 10, 2022 | Paul Stimpson
London & South-East

Braintree League: Leaders get a favour from club-mates

Netts D did their C team a favour in division three of the Braintree Table Tennis League – by beating the only team within shouting distance of the C team in top spot.

January 10, 2022 | Paul Stimpson
Featured

Top seeds lead the qualifiers for Nationals

Top seeds Andrew Baggaley and Scarlett Anders lived up to top billing as they won the Mark Bates Ltd Senior Nationals Qualifying Tournament in Nottingham, leading a total of 28 players who sealed their places alongside England's elite for the Nationals 'proper'.

January 9, 2022 | Paul Stimpson
Featured

Treble for London Academy at Jack Petchey finals

After a two-year wait, the Jack Petchey London Schools Table Tennis Finals were back - and eight team titles were decided on a thrilling day at the University of East London's Sportsdock.

January 8, 2022 | Paul Stimpson
Featured

Knockout line-up complete for Nationals qualifiers!

All the results from today's group stages of the Nationals qualifiers plus tomorrow's knockout draw!

January 8, 2022 | Annie Stone
Featured

Make the most of your membership in 2022

Here’s a reminder of all of the benefits you receive as a member of Table Tennis England!

January 6, 2022 | Annie Stone
Centenary

How YOU can be part of our Centenary celebrations

Our centenary celebrations are in full swing and there is still time to get your name in our fantastic commemorative book, or enter the ballot to join us at our Centenary Gala Dinner!

January 6, 2022 | Paul Stimpson
Featured

Video platform Recast continuing to expand and excel

Read all about the latest developments that the video platform Recast have made in the last year ahead of watching the National Qualifiers live on the platform on Sunday.

January 6, 2022 | Annie Stone
Featured

National qualifiers to be streamed live on Recast

Table Tennis England will be streaming the action from two tables on Sunday 9th January on the innovative video platform, Recast!

January 5, 2022 | Annie Stone
Featured

Deadline extended for Pride of Table Tennis Awards

The deadline  to submit nominations for the Pride of Table Tennis Awards has been extended until 31st January 2022.

January 4, 2022 | Annie Stone
Featured

Baggaley in the field for Nationals qualifiers

Andrew Baggaley heads a record entry for the Mark Bates Ltd Senior National Championships Qualifying Tournament at the University of Nottingham this weekend.

January 4, 2022 | Paul Stimpson
News

Entries up and running for Swansea Open

As part of the ever-developing Swansea University table tennis programme, a yearly international Swansea Open, returning for its second year after a covid break, will take place on February 26-27 at the University’s Sketty Lane Sports Centre, home of the Welsh National Pool.

January 4, 2022 | Paul Stimpson
London & South-East

Braintree League: Liberal move up

A thumping win and an unexpected defeat for their rivals has brought Liberal C firmly into the picture for promotion from division two of the Braintree Table Tennis League.

January 4, 2022 | Paul Stimpson
Featured

Tokyo success and centenary celebrations

Paralympic medals, the launch of a landmark diversity strategy and the discovery of an amazing 1920s film about table tennis . . . it's all in the second part of our review of 2021.

December 31, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
Featured

An Olympic-sized boost as restrictions ease

Tin-Tin Ho became the first British woman to qualify for the Olympics since 1996 and competitions made a comeback as pandemic restrictions eased . . . the first part of our review of 2021.

December 30, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
Featured

Our brightest stars of 2021

Find out who has made our list of the top 10 brightest and best performers at home and abroad in 2021.

December 27, 2021 | Annie Stone
Featured

Daybell chosen to take part in royal carol service

Two-time Paralympian and doctor Kim Daybell, who sacrificed his own ambitions of competing in Tokyo to work full time on the NHS frontline in the battle against the coronavirus pandemic, will feature in a star-studded Royal Carols: Together At Christmas, which will be shown on ITV later this month.

December 23, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
Featured

National Championships tickets coming soon!

Tickets for the Mark Bates Ltd Senior National Championships will go on sale early next year – and our members can qualify for an exclusive Early Bird Discount.

December 22, 2021 | Annie Stone
Featured

How members’ generous donations will help the grassroots

Donations from our members to help fund the grassroots of the sport have now reached an amazing £4,000.

December 22, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
Featured

Order our official book celebrating 100 years of English table tennis!

Table Tennis England is publishing a wonderful commemorative book capturing key moments, events, performances and people to mark our 100-year history - and you can place your order now!

December 21, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
Featured

Board blogs: Priya Samuel

In the latest in our series of Board Blogs, Table Tennis England Director Priya Samuel talks about our commitment to equalities, diversity and inclusion (EDI).

December 21, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
Featured

Butterfly to supply Birmingham 2022 table tennis equipment

Butterfly table tennis equipment, as distributed by Ransome Sporting Goods in the UK, has been selected for the table tennis competition in the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games.

December 20, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
British League

TT Leagues: Application to national competitions

With the new season now well under way, TT Leagues has been put through its paces by being fully implemented across all British League competitions. There is also an extended pilot in the County Championships which is now getting fully under way.

December 20, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
London & South-East

Clacton & Dist: Walton win by a whisker

Teams from the Walton Club provided the match of the week in the second series of Group matches in the Clacton & District League’s Handicap Cup.

December 20, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
London & South-East

Braintree League: Leaders shocked by bottom team

There is no doubt what was the match of the week, indeed of the season, in the Braintree Table Tennis League. Netts A, top of division one, played bottom team Black Notley B – and lost.

December 20, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
Featured

TT Kidz returns in the New Year

Table Tennis England's inspiring 8-week programme fro 7-11-year-olds is set to return in February 2022 with bookings now open!

December 16, 2021 | Annie Stone
Featured

A new partnership to develop sustainable income for clubs

Table Tennis England is delighted to announce a new and exciting partnership with GiveToLocal, the sports fundraising experts.

December 16, 2021 | Annie Stone
Featured

Centenary Gala Dinner: Member ticket ballot opens

You can now register and apply for tickets to the Table Tennis England Centenary Gala Dinner.

December 16, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
Featured

Watch: Level the Table grant scheme webinar

Guidance and frequently asked questions about out Level the Table grant scheme, which is designed to support organisations, communities and our new diversity and inclusion strategy.

December 16, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
Featured

Preview of our new, improved website

Here is the first glimpse of the new Table Tennis England website which will be launched in the coming weeks.

December 15, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
Featured

Record female entry for Nationals qualifiers!

A record number of female competitors are among more than 70 entries so far to the Mark Bates Ltd Senior National Championships Qualifying Tournament - and there are still a few days left to get your entry in!

December 14, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
Featured

County Champs: Notts tie up a repeat triumph

Nottinghamshire retained the title as the County Championships Junior Premier Division took place at Wood Green Table Tennis Centre in Wednesbury last weekend. The counties... Continue reading

December 14, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
London & South-East

MK League: Hero Howard returns in triumph

Pictured is Varsha Tijare at the Women & Girls session held at MKTTC on Sunday 10th Dec. Photo by David Johnson. Premier Division Following an... Continue reading

December 14, 2021 | Julie Snowdon
Featured

Obituary: England international David House

Former England junior and senior international David House passed away aged 86 on 30th November in the USA, where he had lived for many years. 

December 14, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
Featured

Activity levels among children and young people remains unchanged

The number of children and young people in England who are active remains unchanged between September 2020 to July 2021, as shown in the latest Sport England Active Lives Children and Young People report.

December 13, 2021 | Annie Stone
Counties and Leagues

Leagues back in action – but still face challenges

More than 95% of local leagues have either already restarted or plan to do so later this season, according to the results of a recent Table Tennis England survey.

December 13, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
Featured

Upsets aplenty at successful Cippenham 4 Star

The prestigious Cippenham Junior 4-Star Open, attracting many of the country’s top players, was a huge success and, such was the demand for places, that it was oversubscribed for the events played on Sunday.

December 13, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
London & South-East

Clacton & Dist: Kestrels turn the tables

This week saw the opening matches of the Group stage of the Clacton & District League’s Handicap Cup and in Group B Windsor Kestrels took an immediate opportunity to inflict a revenge defeat on Second Division club-mates Windsor Buzzards.

December 13, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
London & South-East

Braintree League: So near yet so far for Parr

Black Notley A stalwart Chris Parr came within an ace of producing the result of the season in division one of the Braintree Table Tennis League.

December 13, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
Featured

Gold for Henry in Costa Rica

Ryan Henry combined with Paul Leonardo Polo Astudillo from Ecuador to take gold in the men’s class 8 team event on the final day of the ITTF Para Copa Costa Rica and fellow Pathway athletes Dan Bullen and Lee York took bronze in the men’s class 1-5 team.

December 13, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
Featured

Bullen’s delight at first international gold

Dan Bullen came through the round-robin men’s class 5 singles unbeaten to take gold at the ITTF Para Copa Costa Rica and there were also bronze medals for Rob Davies (men’s class 1-3), Lee York (men’s class 4) and Ryan Henry (men’s class 8).

December 12, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
Featured

Walker and Jarvis settle for second in Dusseldorf

Sam Walker and Tom Jarvis are beaten in straight sets by Japan’s Yuta Tanaka and Jo Yokotani in the doubles final of the WTT Feeder event in Dusseldorf.

December 10, 2021 | Annie Stone
Featured

Table Tennis England has appointed Adrian Christy as interim Chief Executive

Adrian who was previously CEO at Badminton England starts immediately and will work initially alongside outgoing Chief Executive Sara Sutcliffe, who leaves Table Tennis England later this month.

December 10, 2021 | Annie Stone
London & South-East

MK League: Nicolas claims debut hat-trick

PREMIER DIVISION As the first cycle (of 3) of this season’s matches comes to an end, the top of the table looks pretty much the... Continue reading

December 9, 2021 | Julie Snowdon
Featured

FLASH SALE – give the gift of table tennis this Christmas!

For a limited time only you can grab yourself a bat and ball set for just £9.99 - that's £6 cheaper than Amazon, with free delivery!

December 9, 2021 | Annie Stone
Featured

Walker and Jarvis into the Final in Dusseldorf

England duo Sam Walker and Tom Jarvis have secured their place in the double's final at the WTT Feeder event in Dusseldorf, and marks Jarvis' first senior final on the international circuit. 

December 9, 2021 | Annie Stone
Featured

British Para Table Tennis are hiring

British Para Table Tennis are recruiting for a Programme Administrator to help support the delivery of the 2021-2025 BPTT Strategy.

December 9, 2021 | Annie Stone
England Leopards

Walker into quarter-finals in Dusseldorf

Sam Walker saved two match points as he got through his first tie at the WTT Feeder event in Dusseldorf in a deciding game - and he subsequently made it into the quarter-finals.

December 8, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
Featured

Karen and Gorazd join ITTF Para Committee

Two key figures at British Para Table Tennis have been appointed to the International Table Tennis Federation's Para Committee.

December 8, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
Featured

How you can support the Rainbow Laces campaign

8th December is Rainbow laces day, it is a powerful platform to help support people and challenge cultures and policies that exclude the LGBTQ+ community. Take a look to see what you can do.

December 8, 2021 | Annie Stone
Featured

Watch: Amazing rediscovered film of table tennis pioneers

Amazing footage of some of the early greats of table tennis can today be broadcast publicly for the first time in more than 90 years.

December 7, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
British League

Bennett brothers star for BATTS in tense SBL victory

Joshua and Jack Bennett helped BATTS to a tense victory over Ormeau in the SBL Premier Division.

December 7, 2021 | Wilf Reeve (SBL Premier Division press officer)
England Leopards

Success for England youngsters in Ulster

Maliha Baig won two golds and England posted a 1-2-3 in the Cadet Boys’ Singles event at the Ulster Open.

December 7, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
England Leopards

Pitchford aims to build on recent positive displays

Liam Pitchford was pleased to break his WTT Cup Finals duck by reaching the quarter-finals and is now looking to build on the impressive form he has shown towards the end of this year.

December 6, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
Featured

Davies ready for return to action in Costa Rica

Rio 2016 Paralympic champion Rob Davies heads a squad of five British athletes who will compete in the ITTF Para Copa Costa Rica from December 10-12.

December 6, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
Featured

Alex makes light of age and experience gap with a treble

From the Coventry League comes an amazing illustration of why ours is truly a sport for all, for life.

December 6, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
England Leopards

Mari secures a top-20 ‘Finn-ish’

Mari Baldwin's top-20 position was the best finish by a young England squad at the Finlandia Open.

December 6, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
London & South-East

Clacton & Dist: Sam and Joe weave magic for Merlins

It was a memorable week in their short table tennis careers for brothers Sam and Joe Plummer of Windsor Merlins in Division Three of the Clacton & District League, both juniors staying unbeaten in their team’s two matches of the week.

December 6, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
England Leopards

Pitchford finds no way past Wang at WTT Finals

Liam Pitchford went out at the hands of China's Wang Chuqin in the quarter-finals of the WTT Cup Finals in Singapore.

December 5, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
England Leopards

Pitchford through to quarter-finals after comeback

Liam Pitchford turned around his match against Jang Woojin to win a deciding game and go through to the quarter-finals of the WTT Cup Finals in Singapore.

December 4, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
Featured

Wong sinks England team-mate Payet at Finlandia Open

Mari Baldwin and Jasmin Wong reached the quarter-finals as the Finlandia Open got under way with the under-21 competitions.

December 3, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
News

Urban and BATTS in search of first SBL win of the season

Urban TTC and BATTS are both hoping to pick up their first win of the SBL Premier Division this weekend.

December 3, 2021 | Wilf Reeve (SBL Premier Division press officer)
England Leopards

Pitchford primed for WTT season finale

England No 1 Liam Pitchford heads to the season-ending WTT Cup Finals in good heart after narrowly missing out on the medals at the World Championships in Houston.

December 3, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
Featured

Chance for coaches to join the GB pathway

A new elite apprenticeship scheme aims to create a network of coaches with the skills and expertise to help prepare Great Britain’s best young players for top-level competition.

December 1, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
Clubs

Free entry to Centenary English Leagues Cup Competitions

England's oldest table tennis competition has been renamed for our Centenary season - and leagues can now enter for free!

December 1, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
Featured

Membership latest: Thousands returning to our sport

The vast majority of Table Tennis England members are returning to the sport as league seasons get into full swing – plus, find out more about the benefits of membership for you and our sport.

December 1, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
Clubs

Life-saving advice and resources for clubs

Access important health and safety and First Aid resources for your club, plus enter a draw to secure match-funding for a defibrillator.

December 1, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
Clubs

Creating an inclusive culture in clubs

You may have heard terms like value inclusive cultures and positive impact. The field of Diversity & Inclusion in sports is rapidly evolving, faster than it ever has. In fact, it is transforming the landscape of the sports and society but what is Diversity & Inclusion and why is it important? 

November 30, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
London & South-East

MK League: Spinners stay in charge

PREMIER DIV MK Spinners are running away with the title at the moment and although Gary Jones had an indifferent night at Greenleys Kings this... Continue reading

November 30, 2021 | Julie Snowdon
England Leopards

Pitch and Paul targeting medals after near miss at Worlds

Liam Pitchford and Paul Drinkhall believe a top-level medal could be just around the corner after they came within a match of the World Championships men's doubles semi-finals.

November 29, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
Featured

Moregard ‘puts a hex’ on opponents with eye-catching bat

Sweden's Truls Moregard has exceeded most observers' expectations with a brilliant run to the World Championships men's singles final - wielding an eye-catching hexagonal bat.

November 29, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
Featured

TT Kidz: a way to increase the number of girls at your club

Ormesby Table Tennis Club is leading the way in encouraging young girls to take up table tennis through running a girls-only TT Kidz session.

November 29, 2021 | Annie Stone
British League

Mabey steers Ormesby to top of SBL Premier Division

Ormesby were victorious in Friday night’s top of the table clash against Ormeau.

November 29, 2021 | Wilf Reeve (SBL Premier Division press officer)
London & South-East

Clacton & Dist: Adam leads Lions to first win

Adam Cuthbert is one of the most improved players in Division One of the Clacton & District League and this week he chalked up his second hat-trick of the season to lead the Nomads Lions to a vital first win in the current campaign.

November 29, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
England Leopards

Second seeds end Pitchford & Drinkhall medal hopes

A medal was not to be, but Liam Pitchford & Paul Drinkhall can hold their heads high after going out in the quarter-finals of the World Championships in Houston.

November 27, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
England Leopards

Pitchford loses thriller, but there’s still the doubles!

Watch the highlights as Liam Pitchford came oh so close to defeating China's Liang Jingkun at the World Championships - and read about how Pitch and Paul Drinkhall reached the doubles quarter-finals!

November 26, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
England Leopards

Pitchford rolls on into the last 16

Liam Pitchford is into the last 16 of the World Championships after seeing off Jonathan Groth in six pulsating games in Houston.

November 25, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
Featured

Women’s kit regulations: ITTF to take forward our proposal

A Table Tennis England proposal asking the International Table Tennis Federation to work towards greater flexibility in women’s playing kit has passed with 94% support.

November 25, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
England Leopards

Pitchford flies the flag but Ho and Walker exit

Liam Pitchford roared into the last 32 of the World Championships in Houston, but Tin-Tin Ho and Sam Walker were both beaten by higher-ranked opponents.

November 24, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
Featured

A summer of table tennis for girls at Ashford TTC

Since reopening in April, Ashford Table Tennis Club has had a surge of interest from new junior girls, so the club decided to run a number of girls-only sessions for 10 weeks over the summer.

November 24, 2021 | Annie Stone
British League

Unbeaten Ormeau and Ormesby aim for top of the SBL Premier Division

Ormesby face Ormeau on Friday evening with both teams looking to continue their unbeaten run in the SBL Premier Division.

November 24, 2021 | Wilf Reeve (SBL Premier Division press officer)
England Leopards

Three through for England in Houston

Liam Pitchford, Sam Walker and Tin-Tin Ho all made it safely through their first singles matches at the World Championships in Houston today, but Paul Drinkhall is out.

November 23, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
Featured

Why are female-only table tennis sessions important?

To engage and retain more women and girls in the sport, there needs to be a focus on improving experiences of those existing members and players we aim to recruit.

November 23, 2021 | Annie Stone
London & South-East

MK League: Brilliant Biao blunts Warriors’ charge

PREMIER With no fixture for leaders MK Spinners this week a big win by Warriors would have taken them to top spot. But their sixth... Continue reading

November 23, 2021 | Julie Snowdon
England Leopards

Butterfly England kit deal extended

Table Tennis England has signed a further extension to its agreement with its Official Clothing Supplier, Butterfly.

November 23, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
Clubs

Could you join our coach tutor and assessor team?

Would you like to take your career to another level by becoming a part of our Coach Developer team?

November 23, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
Clubs

Pride of Table Tennis Awards are open!

Nominations are now open for the prestigious Pride of Table Tennis Awards, which recognise and honour the outstanding volunteers in our sport.

November 22, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
England Leopards

World Championships preview: England stars’ views, plus the draw

England’s quartet have been handed mixed draws ahead of the World Championships, which starts in Houston tomorrow.

November 22, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
London & South-East

Braintree League: Rayne flattered by scoreline

If ever there was a match result that didn’t reflect the match in the Braintree Table Tennis League, it was Rayne A’s 8-1 win over Black Notley A.

November 22, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
London & South-East

Clacton & Dist: Beckham on the Mark for Brotherhood

Brotherhood D eased their way up the table in Division Two of the Clacton & District League, chalking up a second 7-3 win in as many weeks, this time against Windsor Kestrels.

November 22, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
Featured

Medal for ITTF Foundation at Sport Business Awards

The ITTF Foundation picked up a bronze medal at the Sport Business Awards 2021, but Table Tennis England missed out on a medal.

November 19, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
Featured

Engaging more women and girls with Level the Table funding

Engaging more women and girls into the sport is a key focus for Table Tennis England with the aim of gender parity in the future. Find out more about how you can use the #LevelTheTable grant to do so!

November 19, 2021 | Annie Stone
Featured

Why safeguarding adults is so important in table tennis

Read what our experiences safeguarding team combined of Safeguarding and Ethics Manager and our Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead have to say about #SafeguardingAdultsWeek2021.

November 18, 2021 | Annie Stone
Clubs

Local heroes: Youngsters praised for helping stricken opponent

Two quick-thinking teenagers have been praised for rushing to the aid of an opponent who collapsed during a local league match.

November 18, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
Featured

Nationals qualifying: Earn your spot among the elite

The chance to take on the best players in England in Commonwealth Games year is the incentive for those entering the Mark Bates Ltd Senior National Championships Qualifying Tournament.

November 17, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
News

Fancy a trip across the border for competition?

A number of English players have already entered the Gerald Watkins Blaenau Gwent Open - and there are still a few places available.

November 17, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
Cadet and Junior National Championships

Entry requirements change for Junior Nationals

The entry requirements for players to compete at the Mark Bates Ltd Cadet, U17 and Junior National Championships this season have changed.

November 16, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
London & South-East

MK League: ‎New heights for Warriors

PREMIER‎ ‎ ‎ ‎Two of our former Championship winning teams fought out an exciting draw late into Wednesday night this week as MK Sasaki’s Neil... Continue reading

November 16, 2021 | Julie Snowdon
Featured

Table Tennis England seeking interim CEO

Table Tennis England has appointed an executive search company to assist with the recruitment of a new Chief Executive Officer.

November 16, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
Featured

Keeping table tennis a safe and positive sport

During Safeguarding Adults Week, here's some examples of the positive impact table tennis can have on lives - but a reminder that it's not the case for everybody.

November 16, 2021 | Annie Stone
London & South-East

Braintree League: Netts mean business in title quest

Netts A have made it clear to their rivals that they are going all out to win their first Braintree Table Tennis League title since 2015.

November 15, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
London & South-East

Clacton & District: Generation game ends all-square

The old hands of Nomads Leopards met the new boys of Brotherhood F in Division Three of the Clacton & District League, with the meeting of experience and youth ending in an honourable draw.

November 15, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
News

Cheshire Schools: Winners book Zone Final places

The Cheshire Schools Table Tennis Team Event, covering Cheshire West & Chester, Cheshire East, Halton and Warrington, was held on Tuesday 9th November at the Halton Table Tennis Centre.

November 15, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
England Leopards

Gold star Mari leads England to Home Nations title

Mari Baldwin won all her matches and came away with three gold medals to spearhead England’s overall victory at the Home Nations International over the weekend.

November 15, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
Featured

Safeguarding Adults Week 2021 is here

Access a whole host of resources for Safeguarding Adults Week 2021 on topics including digital safeguarding and emotional abuse and safeguarding mental health.

November 15, 2021 | Annie Stone
England Leopards

English duo go out in group stage

Denise Payet and Matthew Daish did not make it through the group stage at the European Under-21 Championships in Spa, Belgium.

November 12, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
Featured

Our Jack has an eye for a bargain!

Table Tennis England Programmes Activator Jack Grundy wheeled and dealed his way to a profit on the BBC's hit daytime antiques show Bargain Hunt.

November 12, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
National

FireSport event is a success

The FireSport UK national table tennis champions have been crowned after a day of competition at the Britannia Leisure Centre in north London.

November 12, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
England Leopards

English youngsters move up world rankings

Several English players feature inside the top 100 on the latest WTT youth rankings, including Kacper Piwowar who rises back into the top 10 of the under-11 category after his bronze medal at the recent WTT Youth Contender event in Lignano.

November 12, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
Featured

Four team medals for GB in France

The British Para Table Tennis team picked up four team medals on the final day of the SQY French Para Open in Saint Quentin en Yvelines.

November 12, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
Featured

Kin to cook up a table tennis storm on cult TV show

British League player Kin Fung Chan will serve up table tennis as well as fine food when he appears on Channel 4’s hit show Come Dine With Me next week.

November 12, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
Clubs

Club Audit 2021: What you told us and what we are doing

Nine out of 10 table tennis clubs are back in action after the lifting of coronavirus restrictions, and 95% have the capacity to welcome new members, according to the findings of our Club Audit.

November 11, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
England Leopards

Walker sets a date with Chinese pair

Sam Walker and doubles partner Aleksandr Khanin made it through to the men's doubles quarter-finals at the WTT Contender Novo Mesto in Slovenia.

November 11, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
Clubs

Sport England funding for table tennis clubs passes £500,000

More than £500,000 has been awarded to table tennis clubs and organisations from the Sport England Return to Play Small Grants fund.

November 11, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
Featured

Fliss strikes gold again!

Fliss Pickard took gold in the women’s class 6 singles in the SQY French Para Open in Saint Quentin en Yvelines today. Martin Perry, Dan Bullen, Alex Bland and Kim Daybell were also among the medals.

November 10, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
England Leopards

Walker picks up double before defeat in Slovenia

Sam Walker went out in the third qualifying round of the WTT Contender Novo Mesto in Slovenia today.

November 10, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
London & South-East

MK League: Spinners showing the way

PREMIER Two drawn matches and a massive win for leaders MK Spinners, who even at this early stage are looking good to regain the title,... Continue reading

November 9, 2021 | Julie Snowdon
England Leopards

Tsaptsinos and Bolton fall at first hurdle

There was no joy for English duo Maria Tsaptsinos or Emily Bolton at the WTT Contender Novo Mesko in Slovenia as both went out at the first qualifying round in singles and doubles.

November 8, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
British League

Could YOU play a key role in British League?

Table Tennis England is looking for volunteers to fulfil key roles in both the Junior British League and Veterans' British League.

November 8, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
Featured

Pitchford leads way into Champions League quarters

Liam Pitchford spearheaded his Russian club UMMC's passage into the quarter-finals of the Champions League with four wins from five matches in the second group stage.

November 8, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
London & South-East

Braintree League: Notley open up a gap

While two of their main rivals continue to drop unexpected points, Black Notley C have established a commanding lead at the top of division two of the Braintree Table Tennis League.

November 8, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
London & South-East

Clacton & District: Denyer treble puts Panthers on prowl

Nomads Panthers and Walton A fielded their strongest threesomes when they met this week in Division One of the Clacton & District League but it was reigning champions Panthers who prevailed to beat their title rivals 8-2 and move top of the embryonic League table.

November 8, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
British League

Draycott and Wensum top the pile as JBL returns

Draycott and Wensum lead the respective boys’ and girls’ Premier Divisions after the first weekend of Junior British League action at Derby Arena.

November 8, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
Centenary

Catch up on our Centenary launch webinar

We have officially entered the centenary year of Table Tennis England - and our live webinar last night outlined all the celebrations we are planning during the 2021/22 season.

November 8, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
Centenary

We are 100 – let the Centenary celebrations begin!

Today is the 100th birthday of the table tennis governing body in England and kicks off a season of celebration by Table Tennis England.

November 7, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
England Leopards

Drinkhall edged out in deciding game

Paul Drinkhall suffered an agonising deciding-game defeat in his quarter-final at the WTT Contender Lasko event in Slovenia.

November 6, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
England Leopards

Brilliant Drinkhall sinks Chinese star!

Paul Drinkhall picked up one of the most impressive victories of his career as he dismantled world No 7 Lin Gaoyuan of China at the WTT Contender Lasko event.

November 5, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
England Leopards

Drinkhall earns crack at top-10 ace

Paul Drinkhall will face world No 7 Lin Gaoyuan of China at the WTT Contender Lasko event in Slovenia having successfully come through his first match.

November 5, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
British League

SBL Premier Division plays of the week!

Watch some of the best shots and rallies from the third round of the SBL Premier Division.

November 4, 2021 | Wilf Reeve (SBL Premier Division press officer)
England Leopards

English youngsters reach KO rounds at international events

Louis Price, Ben Piggott and Joseph Hunter reached the knockout stages in two age groups at the WTT Youth Contender Szombathely in Hungary, with Naphong Boonyaprapa doing so in one age group. Meanwhile, Megan Jones reached the main draw at the WTT Youth Contender Senec in Slovakia.

November 3, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
England Leopards

McBeath shoots down top-100 player

David McBeath picked up a superb win over a top-100 player on his return to international competition at the WTT Contender Lasko event in Slovenia.

November 3, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
Clubs

Level the Table: How to apply for grants up to £2,500

Applications open today for Table Tennis England’s new Level the Table Grant Scheme, which offers support to organisations creating opportunities for people to participate in... Continue reading

November 2, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
Featured

Daybell focused on Birmingham as he returns to table

Doctor and two-time Paralympian Kim Daybell, who put his table tennis career on hold to work on the NHS frontline during the Covid-19 pandemic, returns to competitive action in the French Para Open next week.

November 2, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
London & South-East

MK League: Slippery goings on in Brickhill

PREMIER The big story was the abandonment of the Greenleys Kings v Leighton Buzzard Van Hire match at Great Brickhill Parish hall. With the score... Continue reading

November 1, 2021 | Julie Snowdon
Featured

Juniors ready for return to British League action

The long wait is over as the Juniors are the last section of British League to get back into action after the pandemic restrictions.

November 1, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
British League

Winning weekend puts Archway top of SBL Premier Division

Archway Peterborough stormed to the top of the SBL Premier Division thanks to two very impressive wins at the weekend.

November 1, 2021 | Wilf Reeve (SBL Premier Division press officer)
Featured

Patterson hits a treble top at Preston Grand Prix

Mollie Patterson had a fantastic weekend at the Preston Grand Prix, barely putting a foot wrong as she won three singles titles – the Under-21s and Band 1 as well as the blue riband Women’s Singles.

November 1, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
London & South-East

Braintree League: Surprise results thrown up in cup

The opening round of the knock-out cups usually produces fairly unmemorable results in the Braintree Table Tennis League but this season’s crop included the unexpected on more than one occasion.

November 1, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
London & South-East

Clacton & District: All square between big two

Brotherhood C and Lawford locked horns this week in the first meeting of leading teams in Division Two of the Clacton & District League but the battle of the big beasts ended all-square with honours even.

November 1, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
Featured

Connie Warren: Funeral details

Funeral and donation details for former England international Connie Warren, who died last month.

November 1, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
England Leopards

Baldwin reaches quarter-finals in Italy

Mari Baldwin reached the quarter-finals and Jasmin Wong the last 16 as English girls competed at the WTT Youth Contender Lignano in Italy. Baldwin won... Continue reading

November 1, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
British League

Archway open SBL Premier Division season with double-header

Archway Peterborough will play in two of the three SBL Premier Division fixtures this weekend.

October 28, 2021 | Wilf Reeve (SBL Premier Division press officer)
Featured

Table Tennis England CEO Sara Sutcliffe to leave

Table Tennis England Chief Executive Sara Sutcliffe is leaving her role after more than eight years. She will step down at the end of this year to take up a similar position with the Royal Yachting Association (RYA).

October 28, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
Featured

Research points to opportunities for women and girls’ participation

A major research project between Table Tennis England and the Talented Athlete Scholarship Scheme (TASS) has identified the main reasons why female players drop out of table tennis, and highlighted opportunities to provide better experiences to keep women and girls in the sport.

October 28, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
Featured

Catch up on all our Black History Month podcasts

Listen back to our Black History Month podcasts, as a diverse range of personalities within our sport talk about their lived experiences and why it is important for diverse groups to have a voice in table tennis.

October 28, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
Featured

Kacper bags semi-final spot in Italy

Kacper Piwowar was the standout, reaching the last four, as every English player competing at the WTT Youth Contender Lignano event made it through to the knockout stages.

October 26, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
Featured

Weatherby powers to home 4* victory

The Tees Active Cleveland Junior 4 Star Table Tennis Championship took place at Thornaby Pavilion over the weekend, with Ormesby boys dominating the junior boys' singles, whilst Draycott were the most successful in the team events, winning three of the four events.

October 26, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
Featured

Active Lives: Pandemic hits sport participation

The number of people playing table tennis unsurprisingly declined in the year to May 2021, according to the latest Active Lives survey by Sport England.

October 26, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
London & South-East

MK League: Bigrave is back as Pumas maul Kings

PREMIER The top 4 teams from the last campaign, with thankfully little changed personnel, have been joined this time round by the welcome return of... Continue reading

October 25, 2021 | Julie Snowdon
Featured

Preston Grand Prix: Mabey goes for a double

Crawley GP Men's Singles winner Sam Mabey will head to Preston for the second stop of the 2021/22 circuit looking to repeat the feat.

October 25, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
London & South-East

Braintree League: Rayne shine to open up a lead

After a series of roundabout results, Rayne E have emerged at the head of division three in the Braintree Table Tennis League.

October 25, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
London & South-East

Clacton & District: Evergreen Doug keeps winning

Doug Green has been baffling and bemusing opponents in the Clacton & District Table Tennis League with his unorthodox, back-from-the-table, languid defensive style for more seasons than most can remember.

October 25, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
Featured

Friday Photos 122: Wonderful discovery from the 1940s!

Sometimes there is the most wonderful discovery and record of former times and such was the case when Bob Janes contacted Table Tennis England as he had found some old negatives in his father-in-law’s attic – taken in January 1947!

October 22, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
Featured

Could you be our Disciplinary Committee Chair?

Table Tennis England are looking for a suitable volunteer to Chair our experienced Disciplinary Committee, this role is crucial to the Governance of Table Tennis England.

October 22, 2021 | Annie Stone
Featured

Join us for our online centenary launch event

It’s our 100th birthday next month and now is the time to sign up for our online launch event to be the first to hear all about our season-long celebration!

October 21, 2021 | Annie Stone
Featured

Top young players ready for Cleveland 4*

One of Britain’s leading Junior Table Tennis Championships, the Tees Active Cleveland Junior 4 Star Championship takes place at Thornaby Pavilion this weekend with a strong entry from all parts of the country.

October 21, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
Featured

Clubs feature strengthens LinQ with members

A new feature in LinQsport is providing an opportunity for table tennis clubs to improve the way they communicate with, and organise events for, their members.

October 19, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
Paul McCreery serves the ball.
British League

Ormeau beat North Ayrshire in SBL Premier Division thriller

Ormeau beat North Ayrshire in a thrilling encounter to move to the top of the SBL Premier Division.

October 18, 2021 | Wilf Reeve (SBL Premier Division press officer)
Clubs

Time to have your say in our Competition Review

Pinned article: Now is the time to make your views count in our survey about the future structure of table tennis competitions in England.

October 18, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
England Leopards

England’s Kacper earns place in elite Euro squad

Kacper Piwowar has been selected to join the elite European Table Tennis Union (ETTU) under-13 squad for 2022.

October 18, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
British League

Dennison and Engelson put Fusion top of WBL

Fusion hold a slender one-point lead at the top of the Women’s British League, Premier Division after they edged out defending champions Joola Plymouth in the final round of matches on weekend one.

October 18, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
England Leopards

England coach Jenkins picked for international mentor role

England coach Ryan Jenkins has been chosen to mentor two female Asian coaches by the ITTF.

October 18, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
London & South-East

Braintree League: Surprise defeat for leaders

The tightness at the top of the Braintree Table Tennis League has got tighter after a surprise defeat for leaders Rayne A.

October 18, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
London & South-East

Clacton & District League: Magpies are grounded

It’s been an unfortunate and unexpected start to the season for Windsor Magpies in Division Three of the Clacton & District League.

October 18, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
Featured

Bland & perry make the podium in Spain

Martin Perry and Alex Bland followed up their singles medals by taking bronze in the men’s class 6-7 team event on the final day of the ITTF Costa Brava Spanish Para Open in Platja d’Aro.

October 17, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
Featured

Spanish gold for resilient Pickard

Fliss Pickard staged a tremendous comeback from 2-0 down against Katarzyna Marszal to beat the former World champion from Poland 3-2 in the final match of the women’s class 6 round-robin singles event at the ITTF Costa Brava Spanish Para Open in Platja d’Aro today.

October 15, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
Featured

Remembering 100 years, Angelica Rozeanu biography now available

Celebrating one hundred years since her birth on Saturday 15th October 1921, the book Great Triumphs, Great Pain – the Life of Angelica Rozeanu is now available.

October 15, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
England Leopards

Young England players selected for international events

Fourteen young players will represent England on the international stage at the upcoming European Under-21 Championships and Senior Home Countries International.

October 14, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
Zak WIlson
British League

Ormeau’s Wilson set to face old club in SBL Premier Division

Ormeau travel to North Ayrshire this Saturday for their second fixture of the SBL Premier Division season.

October 14, 2021 | Wilf Reeve (SBL Premier Division press officer)
Featured

Obituary: Connie Warren, England international

A heart of gold, a loyal friend and a player who delighted in leading officials a merry dance but always with a twinkle in his eye: former England international, Connie Warren, died on October 12th aged 81.

October 14, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
Featured

Why we are proposing changes to international kit rules

Fresh from updating our domestic regulations regarding women’s playing kit, Table Tennis England is asking the International Table Tennis Federation to follow suit worldwide.

October 14, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
International

GB Junior Squad moves a step closer

The first step towards formalising a new GB Junior Squad has been taken, with the publication of a selection policy.

October 13, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
Featured

Para squad members aim to reign in Spain

Performance squad athletes Fliss Pickard and Martin Perry head a team of 11 British Para table tennis team athletes who are competing in this week’s ITTF Costa Brava Spanish Para Open in Platja d’Aro from October 14-16.

October 12, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
England Leopards

Quartet selected for historic Worlds

Four England players will head to a historic World Championships in Houston next month.

October 12, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
Featured

Clothing rule change helps female players

Rules governing playing kit for competitions in England are being made more flexible in response to feedback from female players.

October 11, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
Featured

Could you join our experienced Standing Orders Committee?

Table Tennis England are looking for a suitable volunteer to join our experienced Standing Orders Committee, this role is crucial to the Governance of Table Tennis England’s general meetings, through the issuing of Standing Orders, which are not the responsibility of the Board.

October 11, 2021 | Annie Stone
Featured

Plymouth eye title defence as WBL returns

Joola Plymouth launch a belated defence of their Women's British League title as the competition makes its post-pandemic return on the coming weekend.

October 11, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
London & South-East

Braintree League: Alan helps Notley live up to Billing

Division two looks like being one of the most closely contested in this year’s Braintree Table Tennis League - and two of the main protagonists came up against each other in the league’s second week of fixtures.

October 11, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
London & South-East

Clacton & District: James on the ball for Walton

Kevin James was on top form in the opening week of the season in Division One of the Clacton & District League, producing an early shock as Walton B inflicted an unexpected 6-4 defeat on Brotherhood A.

October 11, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
Featured

Darlington Dolphins encouraging inclusivity

Darlington Dolphins, in conjunction with Move More Darlington ran disability sessions for children and young adults at the Dolphin centre in Darlington.

October 8, 2021 | Annie Stone
Featured

Black History Month Podcast: Des Douglas

As Black History Month continues, today we are releasing our second podcast in our #ProudToBe series, featuring table tennis legend Des Douglas.

October 8, 2021 | Annie Stone
British League

SBL Premier Division plays of the week!

Watch some of the best shots and rallies from the second round of the SBL Premier Division.

October 7, 2021 | Wilf Reeve (SBL Premier Division press officer)
Featured

Supporting Mind in the fight for mental health

World Mental Health Day takes place this Sunday and we're asking you to join us in the fight for mental health.

October 7, 2021 | Annie Stone
Coaching

ReTrain to ReTain: New funding available for coaches

As part of their Great Coaching Comeback campaign, UK Coaching in partnership with CIMSPA and EMDUK, has launched a new initiative ReTrain to ReTain, funded by Sport England.

October 7, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
Coaching

Helping coaches take their skills to the next Level

Today we launch our revamped Level 2 Lead Coach qualification, providing the chance for coaches to upgrade their skills and help players of all abilities to develop their games.

October 7, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
Featured

Hannah had mental health in Mind during marathon effort

Table Tennis England’s Marketing and Communications Manager Hannah Holland was among those pounding the streets for the London Marathon last weekend, raising money for a great cause.

October 6, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
Featured

Supporting Parents in Sport Week 2021

Keeping children safe in sport is the focus of the sixth annual Parents in Sport Week, beginning today.

October 4, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
Zak WIlson
British League

Ormeau and Ormesby make their mark on new SBL Premier Division season

Ormeau and Ormesby started this season's SBL Premier Division in fine form as they both ran out 6-1 victors.

October 4, 2021 | Wilf Reeve (SBL Premier Division press officer)
British League

Perfect weekend for Team Bribar as VBL returns

Team Bribar opened a handy lead in the men's Premier Division, but it is tight at the top of the women's Premier after weekend one of the Veterans' British League in Derby.

October 4, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
England Leopards

No joy for England duo in Serbia

Max Radiven and Felix Thomis were both knocked out in the group stages of the WTT Youth Contender Belgrade.

October 4, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
London & South-East

Braintree League: Champions beaten in opener

The Braintree Table Tennis League’s fixture chart pitched last season’s top two into battle in its first week – and it was the champions who came off second best.

October 4, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
England Leopards

English hopes ended by Denmark

England were knocked out of the European Championships by Denmark in the deciding game of the deciding match of their quarter-final.

October 1, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
National

Karen re-elected to sports industry group

Karen Tonge MBE has been re-elected deputy chair of the Games and Sport Division of the Sport & Recreation Alliance.

October 1, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
Featured

Awards recognition for our covid response

Table Tennis England’s Ready to Return covid-19 campaign has been shortlisted for a major award.

October 1, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
Featured

Black History Month Podcast: Juliet Bertie

As Black History Month begins, today we launch our series of podcasts to celebrate the huge contribution made by Black people to our sport.

October 1, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
Featured

Women and Girls Ambassador programme relaunched

This week we have relaunched the Women and Girls Ambassador programme as part of our #LevelTheTable Diversity and Inclusion strategy.

October 1, 2021 | Annie Stone
England Leopards

England into quarter-finals with 3-0 victory over Slovakia

England are into the quarter-finals of the European Championships in Romania after topping their group thanks to a 3-0 victory over Slovakia today.

September 30, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
British League

North Ayrshire eye back-to-back SBL Premier Division victories

Six of the seven SBL Premier Division teams are in action this Saturday as the top flight season truly gets going.

September 30, 2021 | Wilf Reeve (SBL Premier Division press officer)
Featured

Join the Centenary conversation

Join the conversation using our new tool and share with us how you want to celebrate our 100th anniversary! Take a look at the tutorial to get you started.

September 30, 2021 | Annie Stone
Featured

TT Kidz Autumn 2021 Phase is Here!

Close to 300 children across 29 venues will be beginning their table tennis journey with the latest phase of the TT Kidz programme which starts next week.

September 30, 2021 | Annie Stone
England Leopards

Pitchford seals win after Walker fights back from the brink

Liam Pitchford's double clinched a 3-2 victory for England over Serbia at the European Championships, but only after Sam Walker had saved three match points in the fourth match.

September 29, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
Featured

Drinkhall remains on Athletes Commission

Paul Drinkhall has been re-nominated as a member of the ETTU Athletes Commission.

September 29, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
Featured

Veterans ready for return of British League

After a wait of more than 18 months, British League showpiece weekends return to the calendar with a bumper Veterans' competition held across two venues this weekend.

September 29, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
England Leopards

England unable to build on Tin-Tin’s victory at Euros

Tin-Tin Ho won the opening match for England against Poland in their second and final European Championships group match today, but the team was beaten 3-1 overall to leave them bottom of the group.

September 29, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
England Leopards

Narrow defeats for English trio as Sweden win opener

It was a frustrating opening day for England’s women at the European Championships in Romania as they were defeated in a close match by Sweden.

September 28, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
Central

Aldridge and Cochrane battle to titles

The traditional curtain-raiser to the table tennis season in Northamptonshire took place earlier this month at the Westfield Table Tennis Club in Wellingborough when 18 young athletes gathered to compete in the 2021-22 Northants County Junior, Cadet and Girls Invitation Tournament.

September 28, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
London & South-East

Braintree League: Liberal target record title win

Liberal A head into the new Braintree Table Tennis League season looking to equal the record for the most consecutive division one titles.

September 28, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
Featured

Change young lives today and build a brighter tomorrow

We are celebrating and showcasing the different people in our communities, with a host of resources this week and ways to get involved! Today we're focusing on how to make table tennis inclusive for young people, of all backgrounds and circumstances.

September 28, 2021 | Annie Stone
Featured

Our new Diversity & Inclusion strategy has landed

Today we launch our new five year Diversity & Inclusion strategy - Level the Table!

September 27, 2021 | Annie Stone
Featured

Last chance to enter into the Birmingham 2022 ticket ballot

The main ticket ballot for the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games closes on Thursday 30 September at 8pm! There is still availability for table tennis sessions, so don't miss out on the opportunity to watch top level table tennis on home soil.

September 27, 2021 | Annie Stone
Featured

Drinkhall and Pitchford fall short of doubles title

Paul Drinkhall and Liam Pitchford have lost the men's doubles final at the WTT Star Contender event in Doha to Korea's Cho and An.

September 25, 2021 | Annie Stone
Featured

Pitchford’s hopes of the men’s singles title dashed

Liam Pitchford has been knocked out by world number 8, Hugo Calderano of Brazil.

September 25, 2021 | Annie Stone
Featured

Big day for Pitchford and Drinkhall in Doha

Liam Pitchford and Paul Drinkhall have made it to the men's doubles final at the WTT Star Contender event in Doha, and Pitchford is hoping to make it into the men's singles final if he can beat Brazil's Hugo Calderano.

September 25, 2021 | Annie Stone
Featured

Jack-Hunter Spivey inspires school children

During the Diversity & Inclusivity focus week for our Return to the Table campaign, we helped to organise a visit to Halton Table Tennis Club by local sporting hero Jack-Hunter Spivey.

September 24, 2021 | Annie Stone
Featured

Membership numbers continue to rise

We’d like to thank all members who have already signed up for the new season, with the number exceeding 14,000 paid members, and well over 17,000 members in total. That’s approximately 600 more paid members than all of last year.

September 24, 2021 | Annie Stone
Featured

English trio impressing in the WTT Star Contender event

On the third day of the WTT Star Contender event in Doha, all three English athletes participating remain in the competition, with Drinkhall and Pitchford looking to reach the final in the men's doubles.

September 24, 2021 | Annie Stone
Featured

England aiming high in the European Team Championships

England aim to add success on the continental stage to their world achievements when the European Team Championships get under way in Romania next week. (September 28 to October 3)

September 23, 2021 | Annie Stone
Featured

Quarter-finals await for English athletes

Drinkhall, Ho and Pitchford into quarterfinals at the WTT Star Contender event in Doha today.

September 23, 2021 | Annie Stone
Featured

What is Diversity & Inclusion?

Table Tennis England's new Diversity & Inclusion officer talks about her background in sport and how she is driving forward our Diversity & Inclusion strategy.

September 22, 2021 | Annie Stone
Featured

WTT Star Contender event underway in Doha

The WTT Star Contender event is underway in Doha, with three English athletes competing at the event. 

September 22, 2021 | Annie Stone
Featured

Positive performances from Connor Green on the WTT stage

England's only representative at the WTT Youth Star Contender in Lisbon, Connor Green, had a positive competition both in the U15 boy's singles and U15 boy's doubles.

September 22, 2021 | Annie Stone
Featured

Fire Service championships entries are open!

The UK Fire Service national table tennis championships will be held in Hackney, London next month.

September 21, 2021 | Annie Stone
Featured

Big ambitions for table tennis at the University of Central Lancashire

Plans have been set in motion to place UCLan as a hub for sport within the Northwest, particularly within 6 focal sports, one of which is Table Tennis.

September 21, 2021 | Annie Stone
Featured

Celebration Fortnight winners announced

For our #ReturntotheTable campaign we asked clubs and organisations to host a celebration event during August 30 and September 13 to encourage people to return... Continue reading

September 21, 2021 | Annie Stone
Featured

Thrilling first Grand Prix of the season

England international Denise Payet takes the Women's singles title, while Sam Mabey adds to his Grand Prix wins tally with the Men's singles.

September 20, 2021 | Annie Stone
Colin Dalgleish
British League

Dalgleish leads North Ayrshire to victory on SBL Premier Division opening weekend

Colin Dalgleish starred as North Ayrshire began the SBL Premier Division with victory against Fusion.

September 20, 2021 | Wilf Reeve (SBL Premier Division press officer)
Featured

It’s the last week of the #ReturntotheTable campaign

The focus this week is Diversity and Inclusion, ahead of our Diversity and Inclusion Strategy launch next week and we've put together a host of FREE resources for you to access. 

September 20, 2021 | Annie Stone
Featured

Pitchford knocked out of the Euro Top 16 cup

Liam Pitchford has been knocked out of the Euro Top 16 cup by France's Emmanuel Lebesson in the Round of 8. 

September 18, 2021 | Annie Stone
Featured

Pitchford off to a great start

Liam Pitchford has beaten Tomislav Pucar in his opening match in the Europe Top 16 in Greece.

September 18, 2021 | Annie Stone
Clubs

Stiga Blackpool Junior 4 Star 2021 Review

On its 20th anniversary 130 Junior and cadet players from afar afield as Cornwall, Jersey, Wales and Scotland attended the Stiga Blackpool Junior 4 Star,... Continue reading

September 18, 2021 | Martin Ireland
Featured

Europe Top 16 gets underway

Liam Pitchford is set to compete in the Europe Top 16 competition in Thessaloniki, Greece today as the tournament gets underway.

September 18, 2021 | Annie Stone
Featured

Kacper Piwowar is heading to Jordan

Piwowar has been selected to attend the ITTF World Hopes Week & Challenge in Jordan later this year.

September 17, 2021 | Annie Stone
British League

North Ayrshire and Fusion to get SBL Premier Division season underway

The Senior British League Premier Division returns this weekend with North Ayrshire set to take on Fusion.

September 16, 2021 | Wilf Reeve (SBL Premier Division press officer)
News

#ReturntotheTable TT Kidz recap

This week for our #ReturntotheTable campaign we’ve been focusing on our programme for 7-11-year-olds, TT Kidz! Here’s a recap of all the great offers and... Continue reading

September 16, 2021 | Annie Stone
Featured

Refer a friend for TT Kidz and win prizes

Once you've booked a place on our programme TT Kidz, aimed at 7-11-year-olds, refer a friend or family member and be in with a chance of winning great prizes!

September 16, 2021 | Annie Stone
Featured

The WTT Star Contender Doha is back next week!

Liam Pitchford, Paul Drinkhall and Tin-Tin Ho are back on the WTT stage for the first time this season as they head to the WTT Star Contender Doha.

September 16, 2021 | Annie Stone
Featured

TT Leagues is proving its worth to Local Leagues

TT Leagues is proving an attractive proposition for a number of leagues which previously used their own bespoke websites to manage their fixtures, results and statistics.

September 16, 2021 | Annie Stone
Featured

Previous winners in field for Crawley Grand Prix

The long wait is over and the first Grand Prix in almost two years takes place at the K2 venue in Crawley on the weekend of September 18-19. 

September 15, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
Featured

Behind the scenes of TT Kidz with Chris Turner

We asked our Youth Participation Officer and coach, Chris Turner all about TT Kidz.

September 15, 2021 | Annie Stone
Featured

Upskill your digital marketing ability

Today, Sport England and CIMSPA (the Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity) launched the Digital Marketing Hub.

September 14, 2021 | Annie Stone
Featured

Enhance your club offer and deliver TT Kidz!

The TT Kidz programme provides clubs with well-designed and fun sessions to help introduce and equip a whole new generation of players to enjoy our great game.

September 14, 2021 | Annie Stone
Featured

Tees Sport and Bribar announced as Official Equipment Supplier

Tees Sport and Bribar are the Official Equipment Supplier for various Table Tennis England national events after a competitive tender process.

September 14, 2021 | Annie Stone
Featured

Success for England at the 2021 ITTF Parkinson’s World Championships

Held in the Horst-Korber-Sportzentrum Berlin from Thursday 9th to Saturday 11th September, England’s George Chan and Jan Fuller took home five medals between them. Jan... Continue reading

September 13, 2021 | Annie Stone
Featured

Exciting news for students taking part in the World University Games

Table tennis athletes who are students are being offered the chance to experience the ‘phenomenal’ feeling of pulling on a Great Britain kit for the... Continue reading

September 13, 2021 | Annie Stone
Featured

WIN a free TT Kidz place with our Facebook competition

We're excited to announce that we'll be running a Facebook comment competition, giving five lucky fans a free place on the 8-week TT Kidz programme at the location of their choice.

September 13, 2021 | Annie Stone
Featured

Westfield venue removed for NJL and NCL

Unfortunately due to a problem with access to the venue, the Westfield venue in Northamptonshire has been removed for the upcoming National Junior League and... Continue reading

September 13, 2021 | Annie Stone
England Leopards

Fighter Kacper has to settle for silver

Kacper Piwowar became England's first finalist at any level of WTT event as he reached the Under-11 Boys' gold medal match at the WTT Youth Contender Varazdin.

September 10, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
Featured

Keep your Celebrations going and win a prize!

Table Tennis England staff held their Celebration Fortnight tournament - and dozens more events are taking place up and down the country to mark our Return To The Table campaign. 

September 9, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
England Leopards

Six are still Contenders after reaching knockout stage

Six English boys have made it through the group stage to reach the knockout rounds of the WTT Youth Contender Varazdin, but the England girls competing in Slovenia did not have such a successful time.

September 9, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
England Leopards

Recharged Pitchford ready for crack at the Top

Liam Pitchford says a much-needed break, followed by quality practice in familiar surroundings, has him in good shape to face the new season, starting with the Europe Top 16 next weekend.

September 9, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
Featured

Entries open for Preston Grand Prix

Entries are now open for the Preston Grand Prix, the second stop of the 2021/22 circuit.

September 9, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
Featured

Table tennis joins show of Gratitude to our emergency services

Table Tennis England is supporting the Gratitude Games, a new sporting event to support the mental health of emergency service and NHS workers, which is today calling on the British public and businesses to donate to their fundraising appeal.

September 9, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
Featured

Big developments on TT Leagues for new season

The start of the new season sees a major expansion of TT Leagues, both for clubs and leagues and for national competitions.

September 8, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
Featured

Mayor all set for 24-hour table tennis marathon

Stratford-upon-Avon mayor and table tennis player Kevin Taylor is ready for a marathon effort in aid of charity.

September 8, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
Featured

England youngsters reach knockout stages at WTT events

England youngsters have been competing at two WTT Youth Contender events in Europe, with a number of athletes making it successfully through qualifying into the main draws.

September 6, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
Featured

Could you play a key role in our tournaments programme?

We are seeking a volunteer committee member to play a key role on our Tournament Approval Panel, which sanctions external events in line with Table Tennis England regulations, and coordinates the Table Tennis England competition calendar.

September 6, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
Featured

Obituary: Cicely Palmer, national elections scrutineer

Cicely Palmer, who played a key role in the AGM and election processes for Table Tennis England has died just a few weeks after her husband Jim, who was National Elections Scrutineer.

September 6, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
Featured

Vecko toasts good health and medals from Tokyo

Reflecting on the most successful Paralympic Games in the modern era for the Paralympics GB table tennis team with seven medals, Performance Director Gorazd Vecko admitted that the health of his team had been more of a priority coming into Tokyo than the results.

September 4, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
Featured

Silver lining for Bayley and Karabardak

Will Bayley and Paul Karabardak could not quite reproduce the heroics of their emotional semi-final win against Spain in today’s men’s class 6-7 team gold medal match, but they still went down fighting against a very strong Chinese team.

September 3, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
Featured

One week left for NJL entries

The deadline for entries to the National Junior League 2021/22 is next Friday, September 10th and there are still places available at some venues.

September 3, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
Featured

Join our Celebration Fortnight and you could win a prize!

It's our Celebration Fortnight and all over the country people are taking part in special events to mark the #ReturnToTheTable.

September 2, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
Featured

Key GB roles for Ryan Jenkins and Evie Collier

Ryan Jenkins and Evie Collier have been appointed to key roles in British table tennis following an open recruitment process.

September 2, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
Featured

Don’t forget the benefits of membership!

As clubs and leagues around the country prepare to get into the full swing of the new season, we’d like to remind everyone of the benefits of our Compete and Compete Plus membership categories.

September 2, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
Featured

Bayley and Karabardak win thriller to reach final

Will Bayley and Paul Karabardak produced a superb performance to reach the final of the men’s class 6-7 team event at the Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium this evening.

September 1, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
Featured

China too strong as GB trio have to settle for bronze

The men’s class 8 team of Aaron McKibbin, Billy Shilton and Ross Wilson will take bronze after going down fighting in their semi-final against China today.

September 1, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
London & South-East

Clacton & District: Most players return for new season

There will be 28 teams competing in the 2021-22 season of the Clacton and District League. Although this is two fewer than finished the interrupted season two years ago, the Management Committee has been encouraged that most players decided to re-join for the new season.

August 31, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
Featured

Debutant Shilton among guaranteed medallists for GB

The ParalympicsGB table tennis team is guaranteed another two medals from the team events after reaching the semi-finals in the men’s class 6-7 and men’s class 8 events.

August 31, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
Featured

Bailey & Shackleton secure landmark medal

In a morning session at the Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium that typified the fighting spirit of the ParalympicsGB table tennis team Sue Bailey and Megan Shackleton secured the fifth medal of these Games for the team – and the first for Bailey at her sixth Paralympics.

August 31, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
Featured

Looking back at great moments for table tennis

During our Return to the Table campaign this summer we are promoting a Celebration Fortnight which aims to bring the table tennis community together to celebrate the return of table tennis. Here's our top 5 moments to celebrate during the pandemic.

August 31, 2021 | Annie Stone
Featured

Bayley proud despite missing gold

Will Bayley produced a typically gutsy performance in the final of the men’s class 7 singles at the Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium today but had to settle for silver.

August 29, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
England Leopards

Sibley out of retirement to fire England to Euros!

‘Supersub’ Kelly Sibley won her first competitive match after more than three years’ retirement as England women qualified for the European Team Championships.

August 28, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
Featured

Emotional Bayley to go for gold again

Defending champion Will Bayley came through a nail-biting semi-final today to reach his third consecutive Paralympic singles final and will go for gold again tomorrow in men’s class 7 against the world No 1 from China Yan Shuo.

August 28, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
Featured

Awesome foursome guaranteed medals in Tokyo

On a memorable day for the ParalympicsGB table tennis team four players including men’s class 7 defending champion Will Bayley reached the semi-finals in their respective singles events to guarantee themselves at least a bronze medal.

August 27, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
Featured

Matthews and Karabardak through to knockouts

Thomas Matthews and Paul Karabardak made it a good morning for ParalympicsGB as they won their final group matches to make it through to the quarter-finals of the men’s class 1 and men’s class 6 singles respectively.

August 27, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
Clubs

Coaching courses filling fast – don’t miss out!

Demand is high for our range of Level 1 Session Coach courses around the country – but spaces are still available on a small number of courses this autumn.

August 27, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
Featured

ParalympicsGB trio through to quarter-finals

Paralympic champion Will Bayley, Jack Hunter-Spivey and Joshua Stacey all made it through to the quarter-finals of their respective singles events in Tokyo in today's evening session.

August 26, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
England Leopards

England women set for Euros qualifying campaign

England women have been drawn against Lithuania and Finland for the Gazprom 2021 European Teams Championships Qualification Stage 1- B tournament being held in Serbia from tomorrow.

August 26, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
Featured

How LinQsport can help you #ReturntotheTable

As the country opens up again for exercise and sport, start creating your LinQups today in the LinQsport App! Don’t forget to #ReturntotheTable.

August 26, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
Featured

Hunter-Spivey and Matthews impress in Tokyo

Impressive wins for Jack Hunter-Spivey and Tom Matthews on his Paralympic debut were just two of the highlights of some great performances by the ParalympicsGB table tennis team today.

August 26, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
England Leopards

Historic moment for Walker after doubles victory

Sam Walker has become the first English player to win a doubles title on the international circuit since the advent of the ITTF World Tour in 1996.

August 25, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
Featured

Bayley starts Paralympics defence with victory

Paralympic champion Will Bayley began the defence of his men’s class 7 singles title in Tokyo this evening with a 3-1 win against 22-year-old Maksym Chudzicki from Poland.

August 25, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
Featured

Have your say in our Centenary Conversation

As Table Tennis England prepares its centenary programme, we are now calling on clubs and individual members to get involved.

August 25, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
Featured

Wilson and McKibbin get wins on the board

World and Commonwealth champion Ross Wilson secured the first win for the ParalympicsGB table tennis team in the morning session on the first day of the tournament at the Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium today

August 25, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
News

From Ping Pong Parlour to club

As a result of the Coronavirus pandemic and temporary closure of facilities, there have been fewer opportunities for sport and physical activity. Where Ping Pong... Continue reading

August 25, 2021 | Annie Stone
News

How Louise stayed active with table tennis

The types of sport and physical activity people participate in change over the course of their lives, with factors such as age, mobility and injuries... Continue reading

August 25, 2021 | Annie Stone
England Leopards

Sam Walker reaches Czech Open final!

Sam Walker has a chance to make English table tennis history tomorrow after reaching the Men's Doubles final at the Czech Open, alongside Truls Moregard of Sweden.

August 24, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
Featured

Inaugural Parkinson’s event a big success

Jan Fuller and Gary Lee both won a gold and a silver at the inaugural Ping Pong Parkinson UK Championship, held at St Neots TTC.

August 24, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
Featured

Make friends and keep fit when you Return to the Table!

When you get back to playing table tennis, you can do so with confidence and motivation, no matter what your age or experience!

August 24, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
National

Get inspired by Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games

With less than 24 hours to go before the start of the Paralympic tournament in Tokyo, all eyes will be on the awe-inspiring performances of... Continue reading

August 24, 2021 | Julie Snowdon
Featured

Paralympians are raring to go, says Vecko

British Para Table Tennis Team Performance Director Gorazd Vecko is quietly confident that his athletes are as well prepared as they can be for the Paralympics.

August 24, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
Featured

Wetherill withdrawn from Paralympics

David Wetherill has been withdrawn from the Tokyo Paralympics following an unspecified breach of the British Para Table Tennis code of conduct.

August 24, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
England Leopards

Three English athletes make progress in Czech Open

Tin-Tin Ho is into the last 16 of the Czech Open, but Sam Walker and Maria Tsaptsinos are out of the singles. All three athletes are still in the doubles competitions.

August 24, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
News

Discount on table tennis Fundamental Movement award!

In partnership with SAQ we are offering all licensed coaches access to a table tennis-specific fundamental movement award at a discounted price of just £75. That's a £55 saving on the retail price of £130!

August 23, 2021 | Annie Stone
Featured

Graham finds a novel lockdown project

Graham Frankel has stepped into the world of fiction for his second lockdown book, Kate's Progress, which charts the rise of a girl who becomes obsessed with table tennis.

August 23, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
National

Keegan measures up to half-marathon challenge

Table Tennis England Schools Officer Keegan Barstow conquered a hilly half-marathon and raised hundreds of pounds for charity in the process.

August 23, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
Featured

Tsaptsinos joins Ho and Walker in Czech main draw singles

Maria Tsaptsinos made it through to the main draw of the women’s singles at the ITTF Czech Open, and three English doubles pairings also won through the qualifying stage.

August 23, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
Featured

Experience will stand Paralympians in good stead

Experience of previous Games is the key for four British players who complete the ParalympicsGB squad for Tokyo.

August 23, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
Featured

Proud Bailey leads experienced quartet into Tokyo campaign

Sue Bailey, David Wetherill, Paul Karabardak and defending champion Will Bayley will total no fewer than 18 Paralympic appearances between them when they compete in Tokyo.

August 20, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
Featured

Join our celebration fortnight and win big prizes!

As our Return to the Table campaign gathers pace, there's still time to join the list of clubs, leagues and other organisations around the country which are planning a special event during our celebration fortnight!

August 19, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
Featured

Pitchford knocked out in Budapest

Top seed Liam Pitchford was knocked out of the WTT Contender Budapest tournament in the quarter-finals by German opponent Kilian Ort.

August 19, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
Featured

Debutants excited to take Paralympic stage

Four Paralympic Games debutants are relishing their first experience on the biggest stage of all as they prepare to enter the arena in Tokyo next week.

August 19, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
England Leopards

Pitchford into WTT Budapest quarter-finals

Liam Pitchford turned up the power in the fourth set to complete a 3-1 victory over Aleksandr Khanin in the last 16 of the WTT Contender Budapest event.

August 18, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
Featured

“Hard work and determination pays off”

Women & Girls Ambassador Tilly Simms explains why she became involved, and how "hard work and determination pays off."

August 18, 2021 | Annie Stone
Featured

Board blogs: Steve Kemish

In the latest in our series of Board Blogs, Table Tennis England Senior Independent Director Steve Kemish describes the 'two hats' he wears on the Board.

August 18, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
Featured

Pitchford and Payet advance in Hungary

Liam Pitchford and Denise Payet have made progress at the WTT Contender event in Budapest, but Tin-Tin Ho was defeated by the second seed.

August 17, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
Coaching

Charlie’s passion lives on in coaching grant scheme

Keith ‘Charlie’ Childs’ lifelong passion for coaching is reflected in a new grant scheme launched in his memory.

August 16, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
Featured

Tees Sport and Butterfly confirm continued support of British Para Table Tennis

Butterfly and Tees Sport, the UK’s premier suppliers of table tennis equipment, has today confirmed that it will continue to support the British Para Table Tennis Team with a contract that will supply the team with Butterfly clothing and equipment beyond Paris 2024.

August 16, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
Featured

Champion Davies ruled out of Paralympics by injury

Great Britain's Rob Davies will not be defending his men’s class 1 gold medal at the Tokyo Paralympics later this month because of a shoulder injury.

August 16, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
Featured

Follow England’s stars on the world stage with WTT app

World Table Tennis has launched a new app which will deliver non-stop news from the international circuit and allow supporters to keep up to date with England's stars as they compete internationally.

August 13, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
Featured

National award for Ping Pong Parlours!

Our Ping Pong Parlour initiative has won a prestigious national award from ukactive – and the TT Kidz programme has been highly commended.

August 12, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
Featured

Renewals and donations mount up – thank you all!

We’d like to thank all members who have already signed up for the new season, and those who have made additional donations to support the sport's development.

August 12, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
Featured

Payet joins Olympians for return to international circuit

Liam Pitchford, Tin-Tin Ho and Denise Payet are back on the international circuit at the WTT Contender Budapest event, which starts in the Hungarian capital on Sunday.

August 12, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
Featured

Catch up on our Annual Conference

Catch up on the online Annual Conference, including the presentation of our annual Honours and presentations on Return to the Table, the Competition Review, our centenary and TT Fast Format.

August 11, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
Featured

11 years old and championing Women & Girls in table tennis

This week’s focus for our Return to the Table campaign is juniors in table tennis where we’re highlighting confidence, passion and motivation for youngsters! One... Continue reading

August 11, 2021 | Annie Stone
Featured

Entries open for Crawley Grand Prix

Entries are now open for the first Grand Prix of the new season, in Crawley on the weekend of September 18-19.

August 11, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
Featured

Helping youngsters get back to the table

Our Return to the Table campaign is all about getting players back to enjoying table tennis as covid restrictions lift, and encouraging people to try the sport for the first time – this week we are focusing on the younger generation.

August 10, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
Featured

Annual Review 2020-21: Your questions answered

Download the agenda and find out how to join tonight's Annual Conference - plus read our responses to members' questions about out Annual Review.

August 10, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
Featured

Season-opening rankings and ratings published

The opening rankings and ratings for the 2021/22 season have been published.

August 9, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
Featured

Double Olympic team gold for China

China celebrated a memorable, if predictable, double gold medal triumph as the Olympic Games table tennis drew to a close in Tokyo today.

August 6, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
Featured

We’re committed to highest standards of Safeguarding

Ahead of Safe Sport Day on Sunday, Table Tennis England is pleased to announce the completion of a Safeguarding Team.

August 6, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
Featured

Webinar: How to run your own celebration event

Join our webinar on Thursday 19th August to help you plan your Return to the Table celebration fortnight event.

August 5, 2021 | Annie Stone
Featured

Free online TT Activator Award for members

Over the course of the Return to the Table Campaign (26th July - 26th September) we are offering FREE access to the online TT Activator Award which would usually cost £35.

August 5, 2021 | Annie Stone
Featured

Join our Annual Conference

The Table Tennis England Annual Conference will be held online from 7.30-9.30pm on Tuesday August 10th, including presentation of the annual Honours.

August 4, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
Featured

Five reasons to return to table tennis this summer

As communities continue to move back towards normal life, table tennis is also restarting in all sorts of settings, from outdoor Ping! tables and workplaces... Continue reading

August 4, 2021 | Annie Stone
Featured

Topspin Sports to be official ball supplier for 2021/22

Topspin Sports has been named as the official ball supplier for Table Tennis England’s leading national events for the 2021/22 season.

August 3, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
Featured

Competitions: Changes come into effect for new season

With the start of the new season on August 1, a number of important changes to the competitions and events structure have kicked in.

August 2, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
Featured

New season: Phone lines now open for renewals

Phone lines are now open for Table Tennis England members wishing to renew for the 2021/22 season.

August 2, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
England Leopards

Hunter reaches main draw in Croatia

Joseph Hunter was the only English player to make it out of the group stage in the Cadet singles competitions at the European Youth Championships in Croatia.

August 1, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
Featured

Ma Long completes golden double

Ma Long became the first man to defend his Olympic Men's Singles table tennis title as he beat compatriot Fan Zhendong 4-2 (11-4, 10-12, 11-8, 11-9, 3-11, 11-7) in Tokyo.

July 30, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
News

Olympic reflections: Gavin Evans

Coach Gavin Evans reflects on his Tokyo Olympics experience.

July 30, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
News

Olympic reflections: Tin-Tin Ho

Tin-Tin Ho reflects on her Tokyo Olympics experience.

July 30, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
News

Olympic reflections: Paul Drinkhall

Paul Drinkhall reflects on his Tokyo Olympics experience.

July 30, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
News

Olympic reflections: Liam Pitchford

Liam Pitchford reflects on his Tokyo Olympic Games experience.

July 30, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
Featured

Team GB athletes reflect on the Olympics

Team GB athletes Liam Pitchford, Paul Drinkhall and Tin-Tin Ho and coach Gavin Evans have been reflecting on their Tokyo Olympics experience.

July 30, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
Featured

It’s 100 days until our 100th birthday!

The countdown is on to the special day when the ETTA/Table Tennis England turns 100 - and we are calling on the table tennis community to get involved in the celebrations!

July 30, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
Featured

England girls claim top-20 place

England's cadet girls will finish in the top 20 at the European Youth Championships in Croatia, while the boys have ended in 31st place.

July 30, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
Featured

What you told us about women and girls’ participation

A major research project between Table Tennis England and the Talented Athlete Scholarship Scheme (TASS) has identified the main reasons why female players drop out of table tennis, and highlighted opportunities to provide better experiences to keep women and girls in the sport.

July 29, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
Featured

Table tennis big hit at #OneYearToGo in Birmingham!

There's only one year to go until the top athletes in the Commonwealth gather in Birmingham for the 2022 Commonwealth Games!

July 29, 2021 | Annie Stone
Clubs

Are you ready to Return to the Table?

Are you ready to get back to table tennis with confidence, passion and motivation? Today, Table Tennis England launches its Return to the Table campaign.

July 26, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
England Leopards

Cadet squad changes for European Youth Championships

The England Cadet team for the European Youth Championships has been changed as a result of positive covid tests.

July 26, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
Featured

Pitchford and Drinkhall out of Olympics

Liam Pitchford lamented missed chances and Paul Drinkhall spoke of lapses in concentration as both exited the Olympics in the last 32 of the men’s singles today.

July 26, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
Featured

Still time to enter Ping Pong Parkinson Nationals

The entry deadline for the inaugural Ping Pong Parkinson National Championship has been extended.

July 26, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
Featured

Superb Drinkhall into the last 32 in Tokyo!

Paul Drinkhall put in a brilliant performance to defeat Robert Gardos 4-1 and move into the third round of the Olympic men’s singles.

July 25, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
Featured

Paul weathers the storm to go through

Paul Drinkhall is through to the second round of the Olympics after a tough match against an emotional opponent.

July 24, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
Featured

Tin-Tin’s positive despite Olympic defeat

Tin-Tin Ho's Olympic debut ended in defeat but she says she was proud of the way she performed against Commonwealth Games gold medallist Manika Batra of India.

July 24, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
England Leopards

Bardsley knocked out to end English interest

Charlotte Bardsley was beaten in the last 32 of the Junior Girls' Singles to end English interest in the first phase of the European Youth Championships in Croatia.

July 23, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
Featured

Message from our Chairman, Sandra Deaton

Our Chairman Sandra Deaton outlines how we are helping our individual members, clubs and leagues to return to the table with confidence and why your support is so important to the sport in this country.

July 22, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
England Leopards

Bardsley and Baldwin carry English hopes

Charlotte Bardsley made a confident start to her Junior Girls' Singles campaign at the European Youth Championships in Croatia - and she and Mari Baldwin are also into the latter stages of the Doubles.

July 22, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
Featured

Olympic draw: Tin-Tin and Paul in action on Saturday

Find out details of the Olympic Games draws and hear from our three athletes in Tokyo!

July 21, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
Featured

Priya delighted as UK hosts women’s sport group

Table Tennis England Director Priya Samuel helped the UK to succeed in its bid to host the International Working Group (IWG) on Women and Sport.

July 21, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
Featured

TT Kidz is back! Here’s how to book your place

TT Kidz, our programme which provides a fun, engaging and inspiring table tennis experience for children aged 7-to-11 is back, with 28 venues to deliver the initiative from October.

July 21, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
Featured

Catch up on Ask us Anything

If you missed our Ask us Anything event, where a panel of Table Tennis England Board members answered questions posed by our members, you can now catch up.

July 21, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
England Leopards

Lowly finish for boys despite back-to-back victories

England ended on a high with successive victories over Bosnia-Herzegovina and Lithuania, but still finished in 35th position in the Junior Boys’ Team event at the European Youth Championships in Croatia.

July 21, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
Featured

Obituary: Jim Palmer, national elections scrutineer

Tributes have been paid to Jim Palmer, Table Tennis England National Elections Scrutineer, who has passed away after a short illness.

July 20, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
Featured

Team GB in final practice mode in Japan

The Great Britain table tennis squad has arrived safely in Japan ahead of the delayed Olympic Games, which open in Tokyo on Friday. 

July 20, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
Featured

AGM Resolutions: Your guide to the changes voted through

Resolutions concerning Elected Directors, Company Members, Vice-Presidents and the England performance pathway were among those approved at the Table Tennis England AGM on Saturday.

July 19, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
England Leopards

Podcast: How purposeful practice makes perfect

The final episode in our series of performance podcasts is out today - and the subject is purposeful practice.

July 19, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
Featured

Online membership renewals are open

Online membership renewals have opened for the 2021/22 season, with membership fees frozen for the fourth successive year.

July 19, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
News

Templates for clubs and coaches

Download documents to help you plan for a safe return.

July 19, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
England Leopards

Changes to European Youth Championships squad

The England squad for the European Youth Championships beginning in Croatia tomorrow has been reshaped due to a combination of positive covid tests and isolation requirements.

July 17, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
Featured

ParalympicsGB names 13 athletes in para table tennis squad for Tokyo 2020

ParalympicsGB has selected a talented squad of Table Tennis players for Tokyo 2020 including two defending Paralympic champions.

July 16, 2021 | Annie Stone
Featured

Membership survey: What you told us; what we are doing

The results of our annual membership survey show that the majority of our members intend to return to the sport either as soon as possible or in time for the new season.

July 15, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
Central

Birmingham 2022: Local ticket ballot open

The Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games is coming to the West Midlands next summer, and from 14 to 30 July, people who live in the region can apply for tickets in an exclusive ballot by registering for an account at birmingham2022.com.  

July 14, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
Featured

Board blogs: Sandra Deaton

Welcome to our new series of blogs by Table Tennis England Directors. It is a great privilege for me to be able to communicate with you by writing the first in this series.

July 14, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
Featured

TT Memberships ready to go to next level

Table Tennis England today announces a series of improvements to our TT Memberships platform, in conjunction with our partners Sport:80 and to celebrate the anniversary of our partnership.

July 14, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
Featured

Gloucester Grand Prix cancelled

The Gloucester Grand Prix scheduled for July 24-25 has been cancelled due to a large number of player withdrawals.

July 13, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
Clubs

Return to the Table campaign launches soon!

Join us in supporting players, coaches, volunteers and officials to ‘Return to the Table’, a table tennis campaign set to launch on 26th July and run through to 27th September to give confidence, motivate and invoke passion to get back to playing, coaching, volunteering or officiating.

July 13, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
England Leopards

Podcast: Pitchford, Cooke and Evans on the England Pathway

Listen to Liam Pitchford, Alan Cooke and Gavin Evans, who discuss the developing England Performance Pathway.

July 12, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
Cadet and Junior National Championships

Hunter and Ellis top the Cadet podiums

Joseph Hunter and Bethany Ellis took the Cadet gold medals on day two of the Mark Bates Ltd Cadet & Junior National Championships.

July 11, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
Cadet and Junior National Championships

Bardsley and Stevens lift Junior titles

Maxim Stevens was crowned Junior Boys champion and Charlotte Bardsley took the girls' title at the Mark Bates Ltd Cadet & Junior National Championships at the University of Warwick today.

July 10, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
Featured

Live streaming moves to Facebook

Due to technical difficulties beyond our control, we regret that we will be unable to live-stream the Mark Bates Ltd Cadet & Junior National Championships on Recast this weekend and will instead be on Facebook.

July 10, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
Cadet and Junior National Championships

Nationals: Junior Boys’ event redrawn

The Junior Boys' event at the Mark Bates Ltd Cadet & Junior National Championships has been redrawn after a number of players were forced to pull out because of covid isolation requirements. 

July 9, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
England Leopards

Paul Drinkhall added to Team GB squad for Tokyo!

Paul Drinkhall has been added to the Team GB squad for the Tokyo Olympics! It will be the third Olympic appearance for Drinkhall after London 2012 and Rio 2016.

July 8, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
England Leopards

Matt takes the England helm

Matt Stanforth will lead the England team into the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham after stepping up to be Head of England Performance.

July 8, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
Featured

Big plans for British table tennis!

British table tennis is set to enter an exciting new era, with the home nations coming together to deliver a new strategic vision on the back of UK Sport’s £1.35m investment into the Great Britain performance pathway.

July 8, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
Featured

Could you fill key position in our tournament structure?

We are seeking a Chair of the Tournament Approval Panel, which sanctions external events in line with Table Tennis England regulations, and coordinates the Table Tennis England competition calendar.

July 8, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
Clubs

Help us Level the Table

Club representatives are invited to a consultation session to share, discuss and gather feedback on the recent work in developing the Level the Table strategy, which is the sport's strategy to improve diversity and inclusion within the sport.

July 6, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
Featured

Podcast: Progressing through the England Pathway

England Performance Pathway coaches discuss how players transition between the different squads of the Pathway.

July 5, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
Featured

Double delight for Sienna, Kacper and Alyssa

Kacper Piwowar, Alyssa Nguyen and Sienna Jetha took the titles on day two of the Mark Bates Ltd U10-U13 National Championships to become double national champions, and there was a gold as well for Teagan Khazal.

July 4, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
Featured

First national champions for 16 months are crowned

Alyssa Nguyen was the first national champion to be crowned for 16 months as the Mark Bates Ltd U10-U13 National Championships got under way today at the University of Warwick.

July 3, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
Featured

As Us Anything returns with chance to quiz Directors

Ask Us Anything is back – and our members have the chance to put their questions about any aspects of our sport to five Table Tennis England Directors.

July 1, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
Featured

MAG Clubs Development Report published

The report from the Members Advisory Group (MAG) on “TT Clubs in England – 2021 and beyond” has been published on the MAG pages of the TTE website.

July 1, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
England Leopards

Team draw made for European Youth Championships

The England squads for the European Youth Championships have found out who they will be playing in the team events.

June 30, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
Featured

Draw published for U10-U13 Nationals

The first national champions for 16 months will be crowned this weekend at the Mark Bates Ltd U10-U13 National Championships.

June 29, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
Featured

Don Parker to chair new performance committee

Don Parker will chair a new Table Tennis England board sub-committee which has been set up to provide strategic oversight of the England talent and performance programme.

June 29, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
Featured

Ping Pong Parlours in running for national award

Our Ping Pong Parlour initiative has joined TT Kidz on the shortlist for a prestigious ukactive Award. The programme has been shortlisted for the Activation Award.

June 28, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
England Leopards

Podcast: How and why we created England Skills Awards

The England Skills Awards are the subject of the latest in our podcast series which goes inside Team England and the performance pathway.

June 28, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
Featured

Annual Review – your chance to ask questions

The opportunity for members to ask questions about the Table Tennis England Annual Review has been extended until a week before the online Annual Conference.... Continue reading

June 28, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
England Leopards

Drinkhall and Ho bow out to German seeds

Paul Drinkhall and Tin-Tin Ho both exited to high-ranking German opposition as English interest in the European Championships ended in Warsaw today.

June 25, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
News

Obituary: Hampshire and Waterside TTC stalwart John Fox

Waterside TTC in Southampton is mourning the passing of match secretary John Fox. Club Chairman Colin French here pays tribute:

June 25, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
Featured

Drinkhall and Ho set up Germany clashes

Continuing the theme from football's European Championships, it's England v Germany all the way at the table tennis equivalent in Warsaw!

June 24, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
Featured

NCL and NJL entries now open

Entries for the National Cadet League and National Junior League for 2021/22 are now open.

June 24, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
Featured

TT Kidz in running for national award

TT Kidz has been shortlisted for a prestigious national sports award. Our initiative aimed at giving seven-to-11-year-olds a fun introduction to the sport has been named as a finalist in the ukactive Awards.

June 24, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
England Leopards

Walker and Bardsley bow out of singles

Sam Walker and Charlotte Bardsley were both eliminated from their respective singles at the European Championships in Warsaw today - but both still have the doubles to aim for.

June 23, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
England Leopards

Walker and Bardsley show fight at Euros

Sam Walker and Charlotte Bardsley bounced back from losing their opening singles matches to remain in contention to qualify for the knockout stage as the European Championships opened in Warsaw today.

June 22, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
Featured

New date for Gloucester Grand Prix

The Gloucester Grand Prix has been rescheduled for July 24-25, subject to covid restrictions not being extended again.

June 22, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
Clubs

Free TT Kidz training and equipment for Premier Clubs

Table Tennis England are supporting clubs to bounce back and attract new juniors by providing free TT Kidz training and equipment to Premier Clubs new to the TT Kidz programme.

June 22, 2021 | Annie Stone
England Leopards

Inside Team England – podcast series launched

As international competitions resume, there is a busy time ahead for the England teams – and our new podcast series goes inside the pathway to find out how elite athletes of the present and future are created.

June 21, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
England Leopards

Luckless Pitchford forced to withdraw from Europeans

Unlucky Liam Pitchford has been forced to miss the European Championships, as the rest of the England squad find out who they will be playing when the event starts tomorrow.

June 21, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
Featured

Price and Patterson are cup champions

Louis Price and Mollie Patterson justified their top seedings as they won the respective gold medals at the Junior National Cup - the first national competition for 15 months.

June 21, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
Featured

National School Sports Week 2021!

It’s National School Sport Week 2021, celebrating the return of youth sport and its power to bring people back together with a week of school sports days held up and down the country.

June 21, 2021 | Annie Stone
Featured

Top Juniors ready for the big return

The long wait is over as the first national table tennis event for 15 months finally takes place this weekend.

June 17, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
Featured

Get pupils active next Friday with a TT Kidz live session!

Join us next Friday for a TT Kidz live session! In celebration of National School Sports Week, Table Tennis England are delivering a TT Kidz live session... Continue reading

June 17, 2021 | Annie Stone
Featured

Changes to national events scheduled before 19th July

The Gloucester Grand Prix on 26th and 27th June is regrettably cancelled and there will be no doubles events at either the U10-13s or Cadet & Junior Mark Bates Ltd National Championships.

June 17, 2021 | Annie Stone
Featured

More Sport England funding success for table tennis clubs

Table tennis clubs and organisations continue to be highly successful in applying for Sport England Return to Play Small Grants funding.

June 16, 2021 | Annie Stone
Featured

Covering note for MAG Annual Report

The Members Advisory Group (MAG) has issued its Annual Report for 2020/21. The Report is available on the MAG pages of the TTE website here.... Continue reading

June 16, 2021 | Annie Stone
Featured

Neil’s relishing chance to bring top events to England

Table Tennis England’s Head of Competitions and Events Neil Rogers is among a group of 16 people chosen from across the entire sport sector for the inaugural Event Leaders Programme.

June 15, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
Featured

Steve’s steering our centenary celebrations!

A familiar face from the past is playing a key role as we plan the celebrations for the ETTA/Table Tennis England centenary season.

June 15, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
London & South-East

Austin powers to Spinners triumph

17 players took part in the Horsham Spinners Junior 1 Star on 12th June at Horsham Spinners TTC. They were split into 2 Round Robin Bands based on national ranking points.

June 14, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
Featured

ITTF seeks new committee members

The International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) is looking for applications for six positions across its Finance and Audit Committee and Ethics Commission.

June 14, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
Featured

DiSE athletes on a roll after completing studies

Table Tennis England’s first cohort of 13 athletes have successfully completed the Diploma in Sporting Excellence (DiSE) programme, earning 64 UCAS points through developing understanding and demonstrating practical application of various aspects that go into being an elite athlete. 

June 11, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
Featured

Pitchford and Ho selected for Tokyo Olympics!

Tin-Tin Ho and Liam Pitchford are heading to the Tokyo Olympics with Team GB!

June 11, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
Featured

Annual Review 2020/21 published

The Table Tennis England Annual Review has been published online and we are inviting questions from members ahead of the online AGM on July 17.

June 10, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
International

Sercer joins GB para coaching team

The British Para table tennis team has recruited leading international coach Matjaz Sercer to work with the athletes on its Pathway programme.

June 8, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
Featured

Competition Review: Members to have input

Members of the table tennis community will have their chance to help shape the future competition landscape of the sport in the country through a major consultation this summer.

June 8, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
Clubs

TT Fast Format is a new option for Leagues

Local Leagues looking to grow participation and rejuvenate their current structures have the chance to give TT Fast Format a try.

June 7, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
Clubs

National Conference a big hit with delegates

The 2021 Table Tennis England National Conference and Pride of Table Tennis Awards ceremony, held online on Saturday, was a great success.

June 7, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
Featured

UK Coaching Week 2021: Offers, resources & courses

It’s UK Coaching Week, this year focused around ‘The Great Coaching Comeback’!

June 7, 2021 | Annie Stone
Featured

Paralympic joy for Gilroy and Hunter-Spivey

British Para table tennis players Sue Gilroy and Jack Hunter-Spivey have secured qualification for the Paralympic Games in Tokyo by winning their respective events at the World Qualification Tournament in Lasko, Slovenia today.

June 5, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
Clubs

Pride of Table Tennis winners announced!

The superstar volunteers of our sport have been honoured at the Pride of Table Tennis Awards ceremony.

June 5, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
Featured

Five in with a shot of booking Paralympic spots

After some great performances on day two of the Para table tennis World Qualification Tournament in Lasko, Slovenia five British athletes are still in with a chance of securing qualification for the Paralympic Games.

June 4, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
Featured

Positive results for GB Para athletes

At the end of day one of the World Qualification Tournament in Lasko, Slovenia all seven British athletes are still in with a chance of securing qualification for the Paralympic Games.

June 4, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
Featured

Three new Directors appointed to our Board

Kwadjo Adjepong, Ray James and Dr Emma Vickers have been appointed to the Board of Table Tennis England after an open recruitment process.

June 3, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
Featured

Entries open for UK’s first Parkinson’s tournament

Parkinson’s TT UK (PDTTUK) is proud to announce that registration is now open for the inaugural Ping Pong Parkinson National Championship. PDTTUK support players with... Continue reading

June 3, 2021 | Annie Stone
Featured

TT Kidz Virtual Schools Championship winners revealed!

24 year groups of students up and down the country have been practising and honing their table tennis skills at school through completing challenges within... Continue reading

June 3, 2021 | Annie Stone
Clubs

Delegates set to flock to National Conference!

More than 100 delegates have signed up to attend Table Tennis England’s online 2021 National Conference and Pride of Table Tennis Awards ceremony on Saturday.

June 3, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
Cadet and Junior National Championships

Nationals qualifying fuelled by 4* events

Youngsters looking to earn their places at the Mark Bates Ltd 2021/22 Cadet & Junior National Championships will have ample opportunities to qualify via a 4* event. 

June 2, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
Featured

Bid launched to host Para Europeans in Sheffield

British Para Table Tennis has received approval from UK Sport, the UK government’s agency for major sporting events, to receive funding to bid for and, if successful, host the 2023 ITTF European Para Table Tennis Championships.

June 1, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
Clubs

TT Leagues: Huge range of updates announced

With the return to adult play this week and many Local Leagues beginning to make plans for the new season, we today announce some important developments to our TT Leagues platform.

June 1, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
Featured

Obituary: Eileen Allison, much-loved referee

Eileen Allison, a much-loved referee and stalwart of VETTS competitions, has died suddenly at the age of 68.

June 1, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
Featured

Volunteer at the Commonwealth Games!

The search to find more than 13,000 volunteers for the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games has begun as applications open today to coincide with Volunteers’ Week.

June 1, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
Featured

Volunteers’ Week 2021

Volunteers’ Week is a time to say thanks for the contribution millions of people make across the UK through volunteering. Join us this year to recognise the fantastic contribution volunteers make!

June 1, 2021 | Annie Stone
Featured

2021 National Conference panel members revealed!

Panel members for the morning session of the 2021 National Conference have been revealed! The virtual conference, which is taking place on Saturday 5th June,... Continue reading

June 1, 2021 | Annie Stone
Clubs

Webinar series to support clubs

Find out about upcoming Table Tennis England webinars for Clubs and Leagues, and watch previous webinars.

June 1, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
Featured

Seven athletes bid to seal Tokyo places

Two-time Paralympian and NHS hero Kim Daybell is one of seven British Para table tennis players who will be bidding to qualify for the Tokyo Paralympic Games when they compete in the World Qualification Tournament this week.

May 31, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
Clubs

Don’t miss our National Conference!

With less than a month to go until the virtual Club, Coach and Volunteer Conference, taking place on Saturday 5th June, we have revealed some exciting content that will form the day’s agenda.

May 27, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
England Leopards

Squad complete for European Youth Championships

Three wildcard selections have completed the England squad for the European Youth Championships in Croatia in July.

May 27, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
Featured

Actors sought for table tennis theatre play

A theatre company is seeking table tennis-playing actors to bring a play centred around the sport to life.

May 27, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
Featured

Obituary: Veterans’ world champion Fred Lockwood

Fred Lockwood, twice a veterans' world champion and also a double European champion, has died after a long illness.

May 26, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
Featured

Ping! London joins forces with StreetTT

Tables and players thrive when activation occurs around tables and people feel welcomed into a community of like-minded individuals. The ease of restrictions has certainly... Continue reading

May 26, 2021 | Annie Stone
England Leopards

England squad announced for European Championships

England have named a five-strong squad for the European Championships due to take place in Warsaw from June 22-27.

May 24, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
England Leopards

Five come through Junior play-offs to join squad

Five England Junior players have been added to the squad for the European Youth Championships after earning their place through a series of play-offs over the weekend.

May 24, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
Clubs

Community clubs get back to the table

The buzz for indoor table tennis is back as adults sessions restart at clubs up and down the country this week!

May 20, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
Featured

Welcome to our Pride of Table Tennis partner and supporters!

Rocca Creative has signed up as the Principal Partner of the Pride of Table Tennis Awards and the Table Tennis England National Conference.

May 18, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
Central

Delight for county champions on return to play

Sunday 16 May was a great day for the young table tennis players across Northamptonshire as they finally had the opportunity to play some competitive table tennis for the first time since the March 2020

May 17, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
England Leopards

Quartet earn place in squad for Europeans

Connor Green, Jakub Piwowar, Anna Green and Maliha Baig have booked their places in the England squad for the European Youth Championships via the Cadet play-offs.

May 17, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
Cadet and Junior National Championships

Cadet & Junior Nationals gets go-ahead

It is all systems go for the Mark Bates Ltd Cadet & Junior National Championships.

May 17, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
Featured

Could you play a key role in tournament management?

We are seeking a volunteer committee member to play a key role on our Tournament Approval Panel, which sanctions external events in line with Table Tennis England regulations, and coordinates the Table Tennis England competition calendar.

May 14, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
Featured

Entries open for Gloucester Grand Prix

Entries are open for the Gloucester Grand Prix - the first Grand Prix since October 2019.

May 13, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
Featured

Recast partnership set to grow our sport

Table tennis will be showcased to new audiences around the world thanks to a partnership between Table Tennis England and Recast – generating income to reinvest in the grassroots of the sport.

May 13, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
Featured

Ritchie Venner elected to Table Tennis England Board

Ritchie Venner has been elected to fill the vacancy of Elected Director on the Table Tennis England Board.

May 12, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
Clubs

Award nominees Rocca to create our TT Clubs platform

Table Tennis England is pleased to announce an expansion to our partnership with Rocca Creative to develop a new online Club management tool - TT Clubs.

May 12, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
Featured

How our work is helping Disabled People be more active

As new findings published today by Activity Alliance reveal the growing impact of the pandemic on Disabled People, Table Tennis England is preparing to share our work on a new Diversity and Inclusion Strategy.

May 12, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
Featured

Table tennis tables set in nature

This year’s Mental Health Awareness Week theme is ‘nature’, so we’re showcasing a variety of outdoor table tennis tables set in scenic environments so you... Continue reading

May 11, 2021 | Annie Stone
Featured

Green light for U10-U13 Nationals!

The Mark Bates Ltd U10-U13 Nationals have been confirmed as ON for the weekend of 3-4 July.

May 10, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
Featured

Mental Health Awareness Week: Nature

This year's Mental Health Awareness Week is focused on mental health and nature - and we have visited one location where the Ping! initiative is helping to promote positive mental health.

May 10, 2021 | Annie Stone
Featured

Get set for a season of centenary celebrations!

The centenary celebrations for ETTA/Table Tennis England are just six months away!

May 7, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
Featured

Junior National Cup invitations confirmed

Two dozen of the best young players in England have been invited to the Junior National Cup – the first national event back on the calendar since the start of the pandemic.

May 7, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
Cadet and Junior National Championships

Charlotte and Ethan delighted to extend Junior careers

Leading Juniors Charlotte Bardsley and Ethan Walsh are relishing the unexpected chance to add another title to their respective CVs at the rescheduled Mark Bates Ltd Cadet & Junior Nationals.

May 6, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
Featured

Green and Wong on top at first competition

Carlton le Willows Table Tennis Centre hosted the first competition back on the calendar since restrictions began to ease, and young England pathway players Connor Green and Jasmin Wong were the winners.

May 4, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
Featured

AGM resolutions published

The resolutions going forward to the Table Tennis England AGM on 17th July, and the rationales behind them, have been published.

April 30, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
Featured

Ready for a Grand reunion!

The Grand Prix circuit is back on the calendar and heading to Gloucester in June!

April 30, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
Featured

Pandemic leads to drop in activity levels

The pandemic has led to a big drop in activity levels, including table tennis, according to the latest Active Lives survey by Sport England.

April 30, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
Featured

Why we’re joining social media boycott

Table Tennis England and members of the England squads are standing in solidarity with victims of online abuse by joining the #EnoughIsEnough social media boycott this weekend.

April 29, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
The first TT Kidz session at St Neots Table Tennis Club
Clubs

Get your club on board for TT Kidz!

TT Kidz, the eight-week inspiring, engaging and fun programme designed to give under-11s a great first experience in table tennis is returning in the autumn – so now is the time to register your club!

April 29, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
England Leopards

England coach Gavin is part of trailblazing programme

England men’s coach Gavin Evans is among the first cohort in the new High-Performance Coach Apprenticeship (HiCAP) programme launched today by UK Sport.

April 28, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
Featured

Applications sought for Non-Executive Directors

Table Tennis England is advertising for three Non-Executive Directors and has published supporting information to help prospective applicants.

April 26, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
Featured

Junior National Cup will go ahead!

The Junior National Cup is ON! The event, for the top-ranked male and female Juniors, is set to be the first national tournament for more than a year and will be held under covid protocols.

April 26, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
Featured

GB squad reflect on Olympic qualifying event

The four Team GB players have been reflecting on missing out on securing an Olympics place at the European Singles Qualification Tournament.

April 26, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
Featured

Drinkhall misses out on Olympics spot

Paul Drinkhall missed out on a spot at the Tokyo Olympics as he was beaten in two winner-take-all matches at the European Singles Qualification Tournament.

April 25, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
Featured

Olympic dream over for Walker and Carey

Sam Walker and Charlotte Carey's hopes of qualifying for the Tokyo Olympics are over, leaving Paul Drinkhall to fly the flag for Great Britain.

April 24, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
Featured

Carey and Drinkhall still on Olympic trail despite defeats

Charlotte Carey and Paul Drinkhall have missed their first chance of qualifying for the Tokyo Olympics via the European Singles Qualification Tournament - Carey in heartbreaking fashion after missing five match points in her first-stage quarter-final.

April 23, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
Featured

Announcing our support for Parkinson’s TT UK

Table Tennis England is proud to announce its support of Parkinson’s TT UK (PDTTUK). Members of the group are committed to enhancing and creating more... Continue reading

April 23, 2021 | Annie Stone
Featured

GB trio reach knockout stage at Olympic qualifiers

Paul Drinkhall and Charlotte Carey are still going strong in the European Singles Qualification Tournament, but Tin-Tin Ho and Sam Walker have been eliminated. 

April 22, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
Featured

How we’re helping pupils get active again

Table Tennis England is supporting a new initiative to provide schools, local authorities and families with easy access to free resources to get children moving before, during and after the school day.

April 22, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
Clubs

Clubs getting back to what they do best

As restrictions have eased, clubs up and down the country have been able to restart sessions for junior players.

April 22, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
Featured

Drinkhall double on day one in Portugal

Paul Drinkhall started with a double victory and Sam Walker, Charlotte Carey and Tin-Tin Ho also picked up wins as the European Singles Qualification Tournament got under way in Portugal today.

April 21, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
Clubs

Book your place at our National Conference

Table Tennis England invites Clubs, Coaches and Volunteers to book their place for the 2021 National Conference.

April 21, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
England Leopards

Olympic qualifiers draw revealed – how to watch

The four-strong Team GB contingent at the European Singles Qualification Tournament in Portugal have discovered their first-stage opponents as they battle to secure a place at the Tokyo Olympics.

April 20, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
Featured

Membership offers to help everyone get back playing

Table Tennis England has announced further details of our membership offers designed to help everyone get back playing as the country moves out of restrictions in the coming weeks.

April 20, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
Featured

How we have continued working for our members during lockdown

While lockdown has put much of daily life on hold, Table Tennis England has still been busy working on behalf of our members and the wider sport.

April 20, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
Featured

Three candidates for Elected Director

The nomination period for the election of one Elected Director to serve on the Board of Table Tennis England has closed - and three candidates will be on the ballot paper.

April 19, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
England Leopards

Olympic chance a bonus, says Sam Walker

Sam Walker says he feels no pressure as he prepares for an unexpected crack at securing qualification for the Tokyo Olympics.

April 19, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
Clubs

Can you help us take Pride in our volunteers?

How would you like to help us show our appreciation to the unsung heroes of our sport by supporting the Pride of Table Tennis Awards?

April 15, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
Featured

Have your say and help us shape our work

Today Table Tennis England launches its annual membership survey – your chance to help shape our future strategies and have your say about how we support our members and the wider table tennis community. Take part and you could win one of three £50 Amazon vouchers! 

April 14, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
Featured

MAG quarterly report published

The Members' Advisory Group has produced an Update Report on its activities in the period November to March, covering both its project work and its work in engaging with the table tennis community.

April 14, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
Clubs

Save the date for virtual National Conference

Table Tennis England invites Clubs, Coaches and Volunteers to ‘save the date’ for the 2021 National Conference!

April 13, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
Clubs

Watch our Ready to Return webinar

Our latest Ready to Return webinar has helped clubs to prepare for their return to indoor table tennis.

April 12, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
England Leopards

Why Germany practice is perfect for Pitchford

Liam Pitchford believes that missing the European Olympic qualifiers in favour of elite practice opportunities in Germany will help him get in the best shape for Tokyo.

April 12, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
Featured

Schools ready to serve up virtual TT Kidz championships!

The new TT Kidz Virtual Schools Championship is under way - watch video demonstrations of the challenges being undertaken in classrooms across the country!

April 12, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
Featured

Marking 50 years of ‘Ping Pong Diplomacy’

Look back at the remarkable 'Ping Pong Diplomacy' visit by the US team to China 50 years ago this month.

April 12, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
Featured

Ping! springs into action with the easing of lockdown

The arrival of spring, coupled with the welcome news that people may play table tennis on outdoor tables, has created the perfect platform to announce... Continue reading

April 8, 2021 | Julie Snowdon
Featured

GB quartet target Olympic place at qualifiers

Four Team GB players will compete at the European Singles Qualification Tournament in Portugal this month, with places at the Olympic Games at stake.

April 8, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
Featured

How your feedback helps shape our work

Our annual Membership Survey will be released later this month, giving all our members the opportunity to provide feedback. Find out more about the many ways we consult with our members, and how your responses shape our decisions.

April 7, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
Featured

New look for ETTU

The European Table Tennis Unior (ETTU) celebrated World Table Tennis Day yesterday by launching its new logo.

April 7, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
Cadet and Junior National Championships

Age-group Nationals back on the calendar this summer!

Young players will have the chance to compete for national titles this season, with the two age-group National Championships now rescheduled for July.

April 7, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
Featured

Liam joins World Table Tennis Day broadcast

England No 1 Liam Pitchford joined in a 24-hour live stream to celebrate World Table Tennis Day.

April 7, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
Featured

Brighton duo feature on bus initiative

Brighton Table Tennis Club has plenty of coaches – now they have their own bus as well! Club founders Tim Holtam and Wen Wei are featured on the side of a bus in the city as part of a new community initiative.

April 6, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
England Leopards

Selection process for European Youth Championships

England will send a full team to the European Youth Championships, scheduled to be held in Croatia in July.

April 1, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
Featured

Tin-Tin’s letter of thanks to Kim Daybell

England No 1 and medical student Tin-Tin Ho has written to Paraylmpian table tennis player and doctor Kim Daybell, to thank him for the guidance he has given her on combining two careers.

March 31, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
Featured

Junior category extended to under-19

Read what the extension of the Junior category to U19 means for our members and competitions - plus latest news on restarting the rankings.

March 31, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
Clubs

Pride of Table Tennis national shortlists revealed!

The countdown is on to the unveiling of this year’s Pride of Table Tennis National Award winners!

March 30, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
Featured

Arrange and play outdoor sport with the LinQsport App!

As the country opens up again this week for outside exercise and sport, start creating your outdoor LinQups today in the LinQsport App! It couldn’t... Continue reading

March 30, 2021 | Annie Stone
Featured

Election of Elected Director

Nominations are now open for the position of one Elected Director to serve on the Board of Table Tennis England – and the election procedure has been confirmed.

March 29, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
Featured

Still time to sign up for TT Kidz Schools Virtual Championship!

Table Tennis England is launching a new virtual competition for schools across England to enter free of charge in the spring term.

March 26, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
Featured

Special ‘return from lockdown’ offer for shopping centres!

Shopping centres can welcome visitors back with some free ping pong! We have a special return from lockdown 20% OFF for all shopping centres that... Continue reading

March 24, 2021 | Annie Stone
Clubs

Sport England funding success for table tennis clubs

Table tennis clubs and organisations have been highly successful in applying for Sport England Return to Play Small Grants funding (£300 to £10,000). To date,... Continue reading

March 23, 2021 | Annie Stone
Featured

Simon becomes BRIT ambassador

Commonwealth Games hopeful Simon Heaps has become an ambassador for a charity supporting mental health in young adults.

March 22, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
Featured

Get set for outdoor table tennis!

We’re getting excited for the return of outdoor table tennis next week! From Monday 29th March in accordance to government’s roadmap out of lockdown, people... Continue reading

March 22, 2021 | Annie Stone
Featured

Obituary: The great Chester Barnes

Tributes have been paid to Chester Barnes, a great enigmatic talent of table tennis, who has died suddenly at the age of 74.

March 19, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
Featured

Fatigue cost me in final, says Pitchford

Liam Pitchford feels fatigue from his epic semi-final proved costly as he was beaten in the phase 2 final at the world Olympic qualifying tournament – plus reaction from Paul Drinkhall and Tin-Tin Ho to the tournament.

March 18, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
Featured

Getting tournaments back on the calendar

As the government roadmap out of restrictions hopefully moves us back towards normality, the possibility of playing table tennis tournaments in the coming weeks is opening up – and several events are already on the calendar.

March 18, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
Featured

Sandra’s at centre of ITTF equality campaign

Table Tennis England Chairman Sandra Deaton has been singled out as an inspiring role model by an ITTF campaign to empower more women to play leading roles in the sport.

March 17, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
Featured

Pitchford beaten in Olympic qualifiers final

Liam Pitchford's Olympic dreams are on hold for now after he lost in the final of the second stage of the world qualifying tournament in Doha.

March 17, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
Featured

Pitchford blitzes his way into semi-final

Liam Pitchford once again stands two wins away from a place at the Tokyo Olympics after a thumping win in the second phase of the qualifying tournament in Doha.

March 16, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
Featured

AGM will be online due to pandemic

The 2021 Table Tennis England AGM will take place online in the light of anticipated ongoing uncertainty over mass meetings, the Board has decided.

March 16, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
Featured

Drinkhall out, but Pitchford has another chance

Liam Pitchford will hope for better fortunes in stage two of the Olympic singles qualifying tournament, but Paul Drinkhall's tournament is over following defeats for the top two GB players today. 

March 15, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
Featured

Ho and Carey beaten, but men go through

Liam Pitchford and Paul Drinkhall are safely into day two of the Olympic qualifying tournament, but Tin-Tin Ho and Charlotte Carey lost their second-round matches in six games to higher-ranked opponents.

March 14, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
Featured

Olympic qualifiers – where to watch

Charlotte Carey will be the first Great Britain player in action as the World Singles Qualification Tournament gets under way on Sunday morning.

March 13, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
Featured

Mentor Jarvis leads live session for youngsters

England's Tom Jarvis led a Youth Sport Trust (YST) After School Club for children and young people.

March 12, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
Featured

GB stars ready for Tokyo shot

Four British players have Tokyo in their sights at the World Olympic Qualifying Tournament starting in Doha, Qatar, on Sunday.

March 11, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
Featured

Live TT Kidz Awards sessions a big success

TT Kidz was beamed into living rooms across the land as the TT Kidz Awards programme went live during lockdown.

March 11, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
Featured

Membership initiatives to help everyone get back playing

Table Tennis England is freezing fees and offering membership deals as we help to get everyone back playing after lockdown.

March 11, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
Featured

Win tickets to the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games

England’s finest take on the rest of the Commonwealth as they go for medal glory on home soil in Birmingham next year – and you... Continue reading

March 11, 2021 | Annie Stone
Featured

European Veterans’ Championship cancelled

The European Veterans' Championship, due to begin in Cardiff on June 26, 2022, has been cancelled.

March 11, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
England Leopards

Pitchford edged out by Karlsson

Liam Pitchford saw a match point go begging as he was beaten 13-11 in a deciding set by Kristian Karlsson at the WTT Star Contender in Doha.

March 9, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
Featured

IWD: Juliet Bertie’s story

Our final female story for International Women’s Day comes from Juliet Bertie, who is part of the Members’ Advisory Group for Table Tennis England. Juliet’s... Continue reading

March 8, 2021 | Annie Stone
Featured

IWD: Milestone performance highlights

On International Women’s Day, we look at three milestone performance highlights by England athletes on the world stage through the ages.

March 8, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
Featured

IWD: Priya Samuel’s story

Our next female story of the day is that of Priya Samuel, a Table Tennis England Board Director and successful business woman. What is your... Continue reading

March 8, 2021 | Annie Stone
Featured

IWD: Kate Hughes Story

For International Women’s Day 2021 we’re highlighting and celebrating women’s achievements in table tennis. Kate Hughes inspires young girls to take part in table tennis... Continue reading

March 8, 2021 | Annie Stone
Featured

IWD: Jeanette Anderson’s story

Table tennis is a game that can be enjoyed by everyone, and this story below highlights how it can add value to the lives of... Continue reading

March 8, 2021 | Annie Stone
Featured

International Women’s Day: Choose to Challenge!

Today the world celebrates International Women’s Day 2021(IWD) and this year’s theme is to #choosetochallenge: “A challenged world is an alert world and from challenge... Continue reading

March 8, 2021 | Annie Stone
Featured

Drinkhall misses out on main draw in Doha

Paul Drinkhall was unable to join Liam Pitchford in the main draw of the WTT Star Contender in Doha as he was defeated by Romania's Hunor Szocs in the final qualifying round.

March 7, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
Featured

Tom Jarvis to lead the YST After School Club!

England's Tom Jarvis is mentoring up-and-coming athletes by leading a Youth Sport Trust (YST) After School Club for children and young people.

March 5, 2021 | Annie Stone
Featured

Age group Nationals cancelled

Table Tennis England has taken the difficult decision to cancel the Mark Bates Ltd Cadet & Junior National Championships and U10-U13 National Championships on their... Continue reading

March 4, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
England Leopards

Hand injury hampers Pitchford in Doha defeat

Liam Pitchford, hampered by a hand injury, suffered a surprise defeat in the first round of the WTT Contender event in Doha today, going down in four games to world No 144 Andreas Levenko.

March 3, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
Featured

MAG Feedback Report on Performance published

Table Tennis England’s Performance Team and the Members’ Advisory Group (MAG) have collaborated to produce a report and action plan to build on the strengths of the Team England pathway and address areas for improvement.

March 3, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
Featured

TT Leagues up for prestigious award

Table Tennis England’s TT Leagues platform, developed alongside Rocca Creative, has been shortlisted for a prestigious award.

March 3, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
Featured

Charity challenge has a chilly end for Bethany!

Bethany Ellis has nailed her 100-mile running challenge and taken her total raised for cancer charities to more than £2,400.

March 2, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
Featured

Pride of Table Tennis Awards: regional winners announced!

The Pride of Table Tennis Awards regional winners have been revealed! A total of 31 inspirational individuals have been honoured for their immense dedication to table tennis.

March 2, 2021 | Annie Stone
England Leopards

Tin-Tin is defeated in Doha

Tin-Tin Ho was defeated by world No 76 Sarah De Nutte of Luxembourg in the third qualifying round of the WTT Contender event in Doha today.

March 2, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
Featured

National Careers Week 2021: careers in table tennis

National Careers Week (NCW) is a celebration of careers guidance and free resources in education across the UK running from the 1st – 6th March.... Continue reading

March 1, 2021 | Annie Stone
England Leopards

Drinkhall and Walker exit WTT but Ho goes through

Tin-Tin Ho won her first match at the WTT Contender event in Doha, but Paul Drinkhall was edged out and Sam Walker's campaign has been ended by injury.

March 1, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
England Leopards

Athletes can target golden finale to Games

Table tennis will feature in 20 sessions at the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games, with a possible golden finale to the Games for Team England.

February 26, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
Featured

London Grand Prix cancelled

 The London Grand Prix on May 29-30 has been cancelled in line with our coronavirus cancellation policy.

February 26, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
Featured

Obituary: England international Peter Williams

It is with much regret that we have learnt former England International, Peter Williams, has passed away.

February 26, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
Featured

Mark Bates: Why we are committed to our sport

Mark Bates, Managing Director of National Championships sponsors Mark Bates Ltd, talks about the company's support for table tennis and how our members can benefit.

February 25, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
England Leopards

Inside an England training session

Young athletes from the England performance pathway had an inside track to what it takes to reach the top as they watched an elite training session online - and now you can watch too.

February 25, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
Coaching

Trio of England coaches tap into German expertise

Craig Bryant, Evie Collier and Ryan Jenkins, attended the ETTU coaching seminar on February 22, alongside 175 participants from 42 nations.

February 25, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
Featured

How Sam and Lois became WTT digital film stars!

Two England internationals played an integral part in creating the exciting World Table Tennis (WTT) brand which makes its global debut in Doha at the weekend.

February 24, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
Clubs

Your input needed on new league programme

Would you like to feed into the development of a new local league programme for the sport?

February 24, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
England Leopards

England stars well prepared for competition return

The long wait for competitive action is nearly over for the England stars heading off to compete at the World Table Tennis (WTT) Middle East Hub.

February 24, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
Featured

Under-12 National Cup cancelled

The Under-12 National Cup has become the latest competition to be called off in line with our coronavirus cancellation policy.

February 24, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
Featured

Get set for our Nationals rewind!

Get set to enjoy world-class table tennis as we celebrate the Mark Bates Ltd National Championships one year on!

February 23, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
England Leopards

Juniors make the most of Linz link

WATCH: England junior players were given inside access to a training session at one of the biggest clubs in Europe - and the chance to question one of the top European players.

February 18, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
Featured

Newcastle University rising to challenge with local clubs

Table tennis is playing an integral part in Newcastle University's bid to maintain a UK top-10 ranking in university sport, with the institution building important links with local clubs.

February 18, 2021 | Annie Stone
Featured

TT Kidz helping Thomas to continue family tradition

Thomas Ellis has been relishing taking part in the TT Kidz live sessions during lockdown, and is showing fantastic potential.

February 18, 2021 | Annie Stone
Featured

AGM 2021: Date and details

The Table Tennis England Annual General Meeting (AGM) will take place on Saturday July 17, 2021.

February 18, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
Featured

Competition review: Steering Group announced

People from all areas of the sport have come together to form the Steering Group which will support the Table Tennis England competition review.

February 18, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
Featured

Home Nations come together for e-camp

England hosted a three-day Home Nations performance e-camp, alongside athletes from Scotland and Wales, and Jersey’s Hannah Silcock.

February 17, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
Featured

Official Statement

The Table Tennis England Board met today and has issued the following statement. The Board has made various attempts to restore trust with Elected Deputy... Continue reading

February 17, 2021 | Lucy Franklin
Coaching

Join our “Purposeful Practice” webinar

We are offering an opportunity for our licensed coaches to see how we are working with the England youth players.

February 17, 2021 | Annie Stone
Featured

Paralympian Daybell takes on mentoring role

Para table tennis star Kim Daybell, who put his Tokyo ambitions on hold last March to join the NHS fight against COVID-19, has taken on a role as a mentor with the True Athlete Project (TAP).

February 15, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
Featured

Catch up on our Women & Girls webinar

If you missed our Women & Girls webinar led by the Table Tennis England coaching department you can watch the recorded webinar in full here.... Continue reading

February 12, 2021 | Annie Stone
Featured

TT Kidz is offering Community Groups free kit bags!

We are calling all Community Groups interested in running three to four TT Kidz live sessions to get in contact with us as we have... Continue reading

February 12, 2021 | Annie Stone
Featured

The Jack Petchey Foundation is looking for young people to have their voices heard

The Jack Petchey Foundation have recently hosted a series of digital meetings between young people, MPs and London Assembly members about young people’s experiences of... Continue reading

February 11, 2021 | Annie Stone
News

Catch up on TT Fit webinar

In case you missed it, we held a webinar about the TT Fit app with special guest and founder of TT Fit, Keith Knox. Catch... Continue reading

February 11, 2021 | Annie Stone
Clubs

What can Clubs do in lockdown 3.0 to prepare for a return to play?

Following our recent Participation Survey, there is a strong indication players across the age groups are keen to return when possible. So, what can clubs... Continue reading

February 10, 2021 | Annie Stone
Featured

Impact of COVID-19 on Grassroots Activity Survey

The last year has been incredibly tough for community clubs. Lockdowns, restrictions and social-distancing has seen many of you temporarily close or reduce your capacity... Continue reading

February 10, 2021 | Annie Stone
Featured

Online disability awareness training module launched

Table Tennis England has launched a new disability awareness online training module for the sport’s workforce and volunteers, and sign-ups are now open. Disability awareness... Continue reading

February 10, 2021 | Annie Stone
England Leopards

Tom and David step up their injury comebacks

England duo Tom Jarvis and David McBeath are stepping up their rehab after hip operations by returning to the table at squad practice sessions in Nottingham.

February 9, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
Featured

Play at Home boost for isolated families

Table Tennis England is once again taking the sport to some of the most isolated and inactive members of society during the lockdown.

February 9, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
Featured

New bat colours revealed!

The future of table tennis will be brighter after the International Table Tennis Federation revealed the four new colours which will be allowed as racket coverings - watch video showing how the process has unfolded.

February 8, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
Featured

Board statement

The Board of Table Tennis England has agreed that, working together, they want to restore trust, respect, confidence and harmony within the Board.

February 5, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
Featured

Ping! welcomes Sheffield to the table

Table Tennis England and Sheffield City Council have joined forces to bring Ping! to the heart of the city.

February 4, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
Featured

Have a say and help us improve the sport for female players

England international Emma Vickers is helping Table Tennis England to find out how to optimise female player experience and keep women in the sport long term – and players of all levels have the chance to have their say. 

February 4, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
Featured

Survey reveals impact of covid on Disabled People in sport

Twice as many Disabled People felt that coronavirus greatly reduced their ability to do sport or physical activity compared to non-disabled people, according to Activity Alliance’s annual Disability and Activity Survey.

February 3, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
Featured

Bethany’s on the mother of all charity challenges!

Bethany Ellis is once again going the distance for charity – and this time her mum is joining her!

February 3, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
Clubs

Free LinQ to online fitness for our community!

Table Tennis England's partners at LinQsport are helping the sport's community to find ways to keep themselves fit during lockdown.

February 2, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
Counties and Leagues

ELCC cancelled

The English Leagues Cup Competitions (ELCC) have been cancelled this season because of the ongoing pandemic restrictions.

February 1, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
Featured

Obituary: Geof Bax, veterans’ world champion

Geof Bax, veterans' world champion, VETTS stalwart - and star of a National Lottery film about table tennis - has died at the age of 88.

February 1, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
Featured

Webinar: Women & Girls

On the 11th February at 7pm we will be running a webinar discussing Women & Girls in table tennis. We’ll be looking at the pressures... Continue reading

February 1, 2021 | Annie Stone
Clubs

New series of virtual club workshops

Table Tennis England is pleased to invite Clubs to attend a series of free-to-attend online workshops delivered in partnership with Sport England Club Matters.

February 1, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
Featured

Butterfly schools national finals to become weekend event

The Table Tennis England Schools’ committee has been busy planning for the 2021/22 season and has made the decision to hold the Finals of both the Butterfly National Individual and Team Competitions over the same weekend and at the same venue.

February 1, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
Coaching

Webinar: the Future of Coach and Education

If you missed out on our recent webinar outlining the future of coach and education at Table Tennis England then you can watch the full... Continue reading

January 29, 2021 | Annie Stone
Featured

Have your say on Junior category expansion

Table Tennis England is asking for the views of members on the domestic implications of a change in youth categories by the International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF).

January 29, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
Clubs

Missed a club webinar? Catch up here

Missed one of our free club webinars? You can watch them all here!

January 28, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
Featured

Friends reunited as officials meet online

The Technical Officials Committee (TOC) webinar this week brought together 94 umpires, referees and tournament organisers.

January 28, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
Featured

Phil’s online fitness sessions are on the up

Phil Coker is a table tennis version of Joe Wicks as he takes his online fitness classes to new levels.

January 28, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
Clubs

Online course for new Tournament Organisers

If you want to bring tournament table tennis to your club after restrictions are lifted, our latest online course is just right for you.

January 27, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
Featured

EGM: Ballot results

The votes cast at this week’s EGM have now been counted and verified by the Returning Officer and Scrutineers and can now be published.

January 27, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
Featured

“Driving performance progress in a virtual landscape”

With Lockdown 3.0 in place, our pathway coaches have had to adapt to a completely different set of circumstances to the traditional player coach relationship,... Continue reading

January 27, 2021 | Annie Stone
Featured

How Brighton TTC helped create a Movement

Brighton Table Tennis Club were in the spotlight as Sport England launched Uniting the Movement, the organisation’s 10-year vision to transform lives and communities through sport and physical activity.

January 26, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
Featured

How we’re getting pupils involved in table tennis

The Jack Petchey Table Donation Scheme supports London and Essex schools by providing equipment packages to develop their table tennis offer for the 10th consecutive... Continue reading

January 26, 2021 | Annie Stone
Central

Obituary: Jose Rogers, Leicester stalwart

Jose Rogers, who was a veritable stalwart of table tennis in the Leicester area for over 60 years, sadly died last week. 

January 25, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
Featured

Baggaley finds ‘The Flash’ too hot in final

Andrew Baggaley was defeated in the final of the inaugural World Ping Pong Masters as Germany’s Alexander Flemming finally got his hands on a big prize on English soil.

January 25, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
Featured

Applications open for Birmingham 2022 umpires

Table Tennis England has opened the process of Umpire Selection for the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games.

January 22, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
Clubs

English coaches benefit from ETTU webinar

A group of English coaches including Chris Turner, Ryan Jenkins, Evie Collier, Jo Green, Shirley Pickering and Matt Porter attended a virtual ETTU coaching webinar based around psychology.

January 22, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
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TT Kidz is giving away 50 free Awards Packs!

Looking for something to keep the kids active with during Lockdown 3.0? We’ve got just the thing! We’re bringing our TT Kidz Awards programme to... Continue reading

January 22, 2021 | Annie Stone
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Baggaley leads field aiming to be Ping Pong Master

World ping pong champion Andrew Baggaley leads a field of 24 for a behind-closed-doors World Ping Pong Masters tournament this weekend.

January 21, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
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Participation Survey: What you told us

The majority of regular table tennis players say they will return to the sport when lockdown restrictions are lifted, according to our major Participation Survey.

January 19, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
Clubs

Three clubs win defibrillators

Find out which three table tennis clubs won full-funded defibrillators in our draw in conjunction with London Hearts.

January 19, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
Featured

Could you help steer our competition review?

Table Tennis England is looking for players, organisers and club officials to help steer our competition review.

January 18, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
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Olympic qualifiers postponed

The European Olympic Qualifying Tournament has been pushed back from February to April.

January 18, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
England Leopards

Pathway funding a big positive, says Pitchford

England No 1 Liam Pitchford has welcomed UK Sport’s investment of £1.35 million to fund British table tennis through to the Paris 2024 Olympics.

January 15, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
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Youth participation holds steady despite pandemic

The number of young people playing table tennis remained stable in the last year, despite the coronavirus pandemic, according to the latest Active Lives Children and Young People Survey.

January 14, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
England Leopards

How ‘wax on, wax off’ is helping our England youngsters

When members of the England Junior Training Group were given the ‘homework’ of watching The Karate Kid before their latest online session, they might have wondered what relevance it had to their work.

January 14, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
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The EGM will take place

In response to questions from members, as well as online discussion, about whether the EGM on Monday 25 January is still taking place, Table Tennis England has released an explanation of the legal position. 

January 13, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
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European Championships qualifiers cancelled

England men will go through automatically to this year's European Championships after their qualifying stage was cancelled because of the pandemic. However, the women's team will have to wait to find out when they will play qualifying rounds.

January 13, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
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Technical Officials invited to join webinar

Technical Officials have a chance to catch up with each other, hear updates and ask questions about the latest officiating developments at our webinar this month.

January 13, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
Coaching

Join our webinar on the future of coach education

Coaches, potential coaches and all interested members are invited to our webinar covering the future shape of the coaching and education opportunities provided by Table Tennis England.

January 12, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
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Pride of Table Tennis local nominations announced

The table tennis family has rallied together to ensure the incredible voluntary efforts of individuals and organisations up and down the country do not go unnoticed - with more than 150 nominations to our Pride of Table Tennis Awards.

January 11, 2021 | Lucy Franklin
England Leopards

Pitchford retains top-15 place in rankings

Liam Pitchford is at No 15 and Paul Drinkhall, Sam Walker and Tin-Tin Ho are in their respective top 100s as the new-style ITTF world ranking lists are published for the first time this week.

January 8, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
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Sandra Deaton reappointed to key ITTF committee

Table Tennis England Chairman Sandra Deaton has been reappointed to the influential International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) Nominations Committee.

January 7, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
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How sport and business success have common roots

Table Tennis England Technical Director Alan Cooke talks about how sporting disciplines and lessons can translate into a business environment in an online interview with table tennis player turned business consultant Steve Mills.

January 7, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
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It’s a rap for John’s table tennis-inspired music!

It might be a stretch to dub him the Pete Tong of table tennis, but Ormesby TTC member John Lowe has been using the sport to inspire his musical creations.

January 6, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
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Official Statement

The Board of Directors has called an EGM as they are required to do upon the request of company members representing at least 5% of... Continue reading

January 6, 2021 | Lucy Franklin
News

Ready to Return latest statement

Table tennis activity contributes to many health, social and economic benefits across the country and many of us will be missing the game, however it is vitally important that when activity is resumed, it does not compromise the health and safety of individuals or communities.

January 5, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
News

Competitions: Latest coronavirus situation

Following the announcement of lockdown 3.0 on January 4, here is a summary of what this means for our competitions structure.

January 5, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
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Register to join the Pride of Table Tennis Awards judging panel

If you want to play a key role in choosing the Pride of Table Tennis Awards winners then we have just the opportunity.

January 5, 2021 | Lucy Franklin
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Four selected for Olympic qualifying tournament

Great Britain are sending the maximum permitted four players to the European Olympic Qualifying Tournament in February.

January 5, 2021 | Paul Stimpson
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Coach John Mapletoft honoured by the Queen

Grassroots table tennis coach John Mapletoft says he is “pleased and proud” to become a Medallist of the Order of the British Empire in the New Year Honours - and thanked the local volunteers who have helped him during his 50-year career.

December 31, 2020 | Paul Stimpson
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New-look WTT, plus a funding boost to end the year

From the eye-catching launch of World Table Tennis to a UK Sport Olympic funding boost to end the year on a high . . . read part two of our review of 2020.

December 31, 2020 | Paul Stimpson
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Liam and Paul make history before lockdown bites

Historic success for Liam Pitchford and Paul Drinkhall before the effects of the pandemic struck . . . part one of our review of 2020.

December 30, 2020 | Paul Stimpson
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We’re joining forces to put sport at heart of recovery

Table Tennis England has signed up to a sports industry new year’s resolution pledging to put physical activity at the heart of the nation’s recovery from the pandemic in 2021.

December 30, 2020 | Paul Stimpson
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Notice of EGM

The Board of Table Tennis England has published the Notice of the Extraordinary General Meeting (EGM) which will take place at 7pm on Monday January 25, 2021.

December 29, 2020 | Paul Stimpson
England Leopards

England pathway squads announced

An expanded Junior Training Group has been announced alongside new Hopes and Aspire squads after the latest England performance pathway assessments.

December 23, 2020 |</