Table Tennis England membership fees for 2018/19 have been approved at the AGM.

Player Membership will cost £16 for Seniors and £8 for Cadets or Juniors and the Player Licence will cost £38 for adults and £19 for juniors and cadets. Associate Membership will continue to be free of charge. This rise, which equates to £2 for Seniors and £1 for Cadets and Juniors, is in line with a five-year strategy.

Although membership fees are rising – so too is the amount of money and staff resources being spent on grass roots table tennis.

Last year we put £870,250 directly into grass roots table tennis – this year we intend to spend £926,659. So for every £1 of membership fee income received we are spending another £3 on grass roots table tennis.

Sara Sutclife, CEO of Table Tennis England, said: “Our focus more than ever is on the player and the enablers – clubs, coaches, volunteers and leagues – around them to ensure members get the most out of their affiliation with us.”

Online membership renewal will be live on our website from Wednesday, July 18th. Telephone renewals open on August 1st. 

Full details of how to join Table Tennis England for the 2018/19 season, plus the raft of membership benefits on offer, will be published next week.

The AGM also approved the Annual Review and the Financial Statements and included the Honours presentations as follows:

Vice-Presidents: Brian Freer, David Goulden, David Hockney, Don Parker, Judy Rogers, Sally Shutt, Keith Thomas
Keith Ponting President’s Memorial Award: John Arnold MBE
Malcolm Scott Award: Susie Hughes
Leslie Forrest Memorial Award: Peter Wilkinson
Ivor Montagu Award: Caroline Williams
AK Vint OBE Staff Award: Claire Brockwell
Victor Barna Award: Liam Pitchford
Johnny Leach MBE Most Improved England Player of the Year Award: Tom Jarvis
Mike Watts Achievement Award: Mari Baldwin, Sam Wilson

In addition, a special award was presented to Mark Taffler for his contribution to England staging the ITTF Team World Cup.

To read more about those who received honours, please click here