On 30th and 31st March 2019, Table Tennis England hosted a National Club, Coach and Volunteer Conference in Leicester. The event brought together clubs, coaches and table tennis volunteers for a weekend of workshops, networking and sharing best practice.

The weekend focused on three key themes: increasing participation of under-11s, growing the game for women and girls, and providing great table tennis experiences for all.

You can take a look at a short video from the weekend here:

112 delegates attended across the weekend, representing clubs, leagues and other organisations from all over the country. They were joined by 27 members of the Table Tennis England staff team and Board, as well as a further eight guest speakers. There were more than 20 workshops and talks hosted throughout the weekend, ranging from Income Generation and Business Planning to Developing School-Club links and Providing a Great Club Experience.

The National Conference also saw the launch of the exciting new TT Kidz programme for 7-to-11 year olds.

The prestigious Pride of Table Tennis Awards also took place on the Saturday evening. The event saw 11 awards presented including Club of the Year (Portishead Table Tennis Club) and League of the Year (Weymouth & District Table Tennis League). Click here to find out more about this year’s winners

Table Tennis England have received some fantastic feedback from the event, which also saw new Referees trained and the first meeting of the Members’ Advisory Group (MAG).

Table Tennis England Chairman Sandra Deaton said: “It was fantastic to attend the Conference and to meet so many people from across our sport. The enthusiasm and positivity throughout the weekend shows that this is an exciting time for table tennis and that there is a commitment to drive the development of the sport. Thank you to all those who attended and contributed throughout the Conference.”


Click here to find out more about the TT Kidz programme and how your Club can get involved.