Table Tennis England is freezing fees and offering membership deals as we help to get everyone back playing after lockdown.

For the 2021/22 season, Compete membership will be set at £16 for Seniors and £8 for Cadets or Juniors. The Compete Plus element of membership is proposed to stay at £22 – the fourth year in a row of no rise in fees. Club Play membership, introduced this season, would continue to be free.

In addition, as a thank you to those members who renewed this season, we are offering a 50% credit towards 2021/22 membership.

Anyone who is a valid Compete or Compete Plus Senior member for this season will be eligible to request £8 off their membership for 2021/22 (£4 for Cadets and Juniors).

For those who have not yet renewed for this season, but who wish to get back to playing before the end of the season, we are offering a 15-month membership for the price of 12.

You can sign up from May 1st for membership which will last through to July 31st, 2022 – ensuring you are covered by our insurance for your return to play as restrictions are eased in the next few months.

The plan was agreed by the Board at its meeting last Friday and Table Tennis England Chief Executive Sara Sutcliffe said: “Our members have stood by us in these difficult times and we are standing by them.

“We want to ensure that everyone who wants to get back to playing in competitions and leagues can do so as soon as possible and to thank all those who have continued to support our work throughout the last year by renewing their membership, despite the limited opportunities to play.”

Full details of these initiatives will be released in the coming weeks. In the meantime, restrictions remain in place – click here to read our latest coronavirus statement.

Also at the Board meeting, the election for the vacant Elected Deputy Chairman post was discussed. The timetable for this, plus confirmation of details about the nomination and voting processes, will be released by the end of this month. The intention is that the new director would be in post before the next scheduled Board meeting in June.