Rocca Creative has signed up as the Principal Partner of the Pride of Table Tennis Awards and the Table Tennis England National Conference.

With less than three weeks to go until the virtual Conference and Awards ceremony on June 5th, Rocca has extended its partnership with Table Tennis England to support the big event.

Three further Official Supporters are also backing the virtual Pride of Table Tennis Awards – RJ Brand Design, TPF Sports and LinQsport.

Their support will help to make the big day memorable for the winners and shortlisted candidates, despite not being able to honour them in person as we continue to emerge from covid restrictions.

Rocca is a creative digital agency that specialises in sports management software. It has worked with Table Tennis England to develop our league management platform, TT Leagues, and is now creating a club management tool, TT Clubs.

Chief Executive Officer Marc Rocca said: “We are passionate about the power of sport to unite people from all backgrounds, particularly at grass roots level. That’s why we were very keen to be involved in the Pride of Table Tennis Awards.

“We applaud all those who selflessly provide their time and expertise to make participation in table tennis easy and, ultimately, rewarding. Without volunteers and supporters, table tennis would not be the success that it is.”

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As part of the Principal Partner designation, Rocca will sponsor the League of the Year and Inspirational Story of the Year awards.

RJ Brand Design are sponsoring the Club of the Year award and Managing Director Rob Johnson said: “We have worked on a number of projects with Table Tennis England since 2019, and we’re particularly proud of our work on the launch of TT Kidz.

“TT Kidz has been an incredibly important initiative, as it has driven grass roots growth, greatly benefitting clubs. To that end, we felt it was fitting to support this award, and help celebrate the lifeblood of the sport – the clubs themselves.”

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TPF Sports are the equipment, technology and fulfilment partner for TT Kidz and will sponsor the School of the Year category.

Business Development Manager Chris Lock said: “It has been fantastic to work with Table Tennis England on such a great programme over the past 18 months and we look forward to seeing TT Kidz grow and thrive in 2021 and beyond.

“Clearly, programmes like TT Kidz can’t be successful without the work of dedicated volunteers, so we are very excited to be supporting the Pride of Table Tennis Awards this year. The tireless work of volunteers, officials and coaches is often overlooked, and events such as this provide the perfect opportunity to recognise the invaluable contribution these unsung heroes make to grass roots table tennis.

“We congratulate everyone involved and hope all of the nominees have a fantastic day.”

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LinQsport is an app which helps players find somewhere to play – and an opponent to take on. They will sponsor the Inclusivity Award.

Founded by three table tennis players – Commonwealth Games 2002 team gold medallist Terry Young, senior England international Darren Blake and England Youth international Leeroy Pye – LinQsport and Table Tennis England announced a partnership in December.

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