Stockport Table Tennis Academy are a club that are actively involved in helping Table Tennis England to increase participation in Table Tennis through Table Tennis England’s new programme Be TT ( Better Experience) Table Tennis.
In October 2017, the club were involved in setting up a new social pairs league, which recruited 16 new players and the league will be starting again later this month. Flexibility, has been an important aspect of the league, with teams comprising of 3 or 4 players, so that when players are unable to play, a reserve has always been available to step in. The league will also have 3 entry points for people to join the league- Oct, Jan and April, so if the league starts in October, they can join in January if they wish.
In Year 2 of Be TT Stockport Table Tennis Academy are involved in delivering a new adult coaching session on a Sunday afternoon. This new session is proving to be very popular, especially amongst the females, with 14 females attending and enjoying the sessions. These sessions are open to any adults looking to have fun, meet new players and receive some coaching tips with the club coaches organising and running the sessions.
New adult coaching participants alongside some of the clubs younger players
New players enjoying their table tennis!
Stockport Table Tennis Academy also do some outreach work to promote table tennis within the local community. Linking with external partners is really helping the club to increase its club membership with the club growing year on year.