The recent Table Tennis England membership survey has highlighted some fantastic examples of great activity within table tennis clubs.

In total, there were 919 responses to the survey. Here is what some club members had to say when asked ‘what is the best thing about your club?’

‘Diverse and very friendly. Players of all abilities. Good facility with multiple tables.’
Martin Smith, Fusion Table Tennis Club

‘It is a very friendly club with the emphasis on enjoying the sport and the participation, it is very well run.’
Peter Docherty, Beaumont Accountancy Nomads

‘The club is extremely friendly and you get a lot of table time. The quality of coaching is very high as well.’
Emily Beasley, Lillington Free Church Table Tennis Club

‘Everyone backs everyone and everyone’s like family.’
Darlington Table Tennis Academy

‘It is a very friendly environment and great to socialise together. We are all eager to develop our game and help to support each other to do this through our regular training sessions. The facilities are very good and always welcoming to opposing teams.’
Josh, Steps

‘Plenty of enthusiastic players and organisers with lots going on.’
Generation II Table Tennis Club

‘Rowhedge has always had a large presence in the local area and has a great social atmosphere in particular in its Saturday practice sessions. It has some great key volunteers who run the club.’
Oli Reynolds, Rowhedge Table Tennis Club

Speaking of the survey results, Clubs and Leagues Officer Claire Brockwell said:

It’s extremely encouraging to see these comments coming through the survey and testament to clubs’ efforts to provide great playing opportunities. It’s also very interesting to see the different aspects of a club that members most enjoy; from coaching and facilities to a friendly atmosphere and shared goals.

Clubs are at the heart of our sport, and providing a great member experience is key in developing and maintaining long term playing habits.

More information on delivering a great Club Experience can be found on the Club Matters website