New Season League Structure

There will be thirty-seven teams – one less than last year – competing in the Clacton and District Table Tennis League next season.

The Nomads and Walton Clubs have each entered an additional team, the Brotherhood Club has lost one team whilst the Red Triangle Club, with its two teams, has sadly disbanded.

For a ninth consecutive season, the League will operate on three divisions. After lengthy deliberations, the Management Committee has decided on the following format:

Division One :
Brotherhood A and B
Nomads Panthers and Jaguars
Windsor Eagles, Condors, Falcons, Kestrels and Roosters
Walton A, B and C
(12 teams).

Division Two :
Brotherhood C, D, E and F
Nomads Lions and Lynx
Windsor Harriers, Hawks, Magpies, Ravens and Owls
(12 teams).

Division Three :
Brotherhood G, H, J, K and L
Windsor Kites, Penguins and Swallows
Nomads Bobcats, Cougars, Leopards, Pumas and Tigers
(13 teams).

The Fees Meeting, at which League fees are paid and handbooks distributed, takes place on Tuesday 6th September at 7.30 pm in the Brotherhood Hall.

The League playing season starts on Monday 19th September with the last scheduled matches taking place on Friday 27th April.

The Handicapped Doubles Tournament has been provisionally arranged for Saturday 26th November and the Handicapped Singles for Saturday 28th January, both at the Coastal Academy Sports Hall. The Knock-Out Cup Final will be played on Tuesday 1st May at the Brotherhood Hall.

The date for the Junior Combination Tournament has yet to be decided but the provisional dates for the Closed Championship are Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd April.

The League will be running five teams in the Essex Inter-League next season – Mens (Team Secretary, Felipe Rodriguez), Juniors (Ferdy Rodriguez), Veterans (Colin Webber), Super-Veterans A (John Stubbings) and Super-Veterans B (Colin Beaumont).

* Players are reminded that it is their personal responsibility to register with the ETTA. This can be done online, by post or by telephone. Any queries should be referred to League Secretary Annabelle Rodriguez (Tel : 01255 221259).

* The Nomads Club’s Hardbat Tournament takes place on Saturday 3rd September at the Coastal Academy Sports Hall. For more details ring Mike Hillier (01255 424979) or Gill Locke (01255 821866).

Tony Oswick (01255 429869)