Congratulations to Bob Gale, President of Kendal & District Table Tennis League, who was recently awarded the Table Tennis England North West Contribution to Table Tennis Award, at the Kendal League Cup & Presentation evening.

Bob was nominated by a Kendal league member who highlighted:

For over 50 years, Robert has worked hard for Table Tennis locally, holding key positions at Club, League and County levels for most of those years.  As a Club and League President he faithfully attends meetings, tournaments and presentations, giving advice and supporting younger members of the league.


Details of his extensive service within Cumbria are as follows:

  • President Kendal and District Table Tennis League 1995 to date.
  • President Natland and Oxenholme Table Tennis Club 2018 to date.
  • Received ETTA Leslie Forrest Award 1999.
  • ETTA qualified Coach, Umpire and Tournament Organiser.
  • Chairman Barrow and District Table Tennis League 1966 to 1973.
  • Chairman Cumbria Table Tennis Association 1970 to 1990.
  • National Councillor 1978 to 1980.
  • President Cumbria Table Tennis Association 1990 to 1999.
  • Chairman Kendal and District Table Tennis League 1975 to 1995.
  • During two years of this Chairmanship, in the absence of any volunteer, Robert also took the role of Honorary Secretary, to ensure that the League continued to function effectively.
  • Founder member of Natland and Oxenholme Table Tennis Club, 1978.
  • Chairman NOTTC 1978 to 2000.
  • Vice President NOTTC 2000 to 2018.