There will be thirty-eight teams competing in the 2014/15 season of the Clacton and District League. This is one less than last year.

The Windsor and Nomads Clubs have each entered an additional team, whilst Brotherhood has dropped two teams and Walton one.

Once again the League will operate three Divisions.

Division One: Brotherhood A and B; Nomads Panthers and Lions; Windsor Condors, Eagles, Hawks, Kestrels and Ravens; Walton A, B and C.
Division Two: Brotherhood C, D, E, F, H and I; Nomads Tigers, Jaguars and Ocelots; Windsor Harriers, Owls and Magpies; Lawford.
Division Three: Brotherhood G; Nomads Pumas, Leopards, Wildcats, Lynx, Cougars and Bobcats; Windsor Kites, Penguins, Swallows, Ospreys and Buzzards; Walton E.

The season starts on Monday 15th September with the last playing day on Friday 1st May 2015.

The Handicapped Singles Tournament will be played on Saturday 29th November, and the Closed Championships over the weekend of 18th and 19th April 2015, both at the Coastal Academy Sports Hall.

The Junior Combination Tournament will held at the Windsor venue on Friday 8th March with the Knock-Out Cup Final scheduled for Tuesday 5th May at the Brotherhood Hall.

Next year’s Annual General Meeting will take place on Tuesday 9th June.

The League will run four teams in the Essex Inter-League – Mens (Team Secretary, Felipe Rodriguez), Juniors (Ferdy Rodriguez), Veterans (Colin Webber) and Super-Veterans (Colin Beaumont).

Players are reminded of their personal responsibility to register with the Table Tennis England before the season starts. This can be done on-line, by post or by telephone. The registration fees this year are £10 (senior) and £5 (junior).

Any queries regarding registration, or any player who wishes to play but is without a team for next season, should contact Tony Oswick on 01255 429869.

* The final evening of the League’s ‘Come and Try’ table tennis taster sessions takes place this Friday (1st August) at the URC Hall, Carnarvon Road, Clacton-on-Sea. For details, contact Ferdy Rodriguez on 01255 221259.

Tony Oswick (July 28, 2014)