To celebrate Black History Month, we have recorded a series of five podcasts with personalities within our sport, talking about their lived experiences and why it is important for diverse groups to have a voice in table tennis.

Beginning with Juliet Bertie, a member of our Members’ Advisory Group, female ambassador and secretary of Continental Stars TTC in Birmingham, the series continued with legendary player Des Douglas, Table Tennis England Director Ray James, Paralympic athlete Ash Facey and our Diversity Inclusion & Volunteering Lead, Zoiey Smale.

Click on the links below to listen to the podcasts.

Black History Month was launched in 1987 in London, as local communities sought to challenge racism and educate each other about Black British history. This year’s theme is Proud To Be.

Episode 1: Juliet Bertie

Episode 2: Des Douglas

Episode 3: Ray James

Episode 4: Ash Facey

Episode 5: Zoiey Smale