As part of the Table Tennis England new Be TT programme a new Junior Satellite Club has been established at Pontefract Squash and Leisure Club. The initiative in conjunction with the local Castleford and Pontefract League is also an important link for the local Talent Development Centre at Ackworth School. The new sessions held every Friday evening in the sixteen table centre have been advertised through the local schools network and have attracted a range of new players from the local area. Chris Parker, Head Coach at the Ackworth Talent Development Centre who runs the new sessions said-‘ This is an important initiative to grow the sport in the Pontefract area which will increase the quantity and quality of players entering the Talent Pathway’. The Castleford and Pontefract League are also keen to support the new sessions as a means of ensuring the future of the sport locally.