Welcome to SCTTA

Welcome to the Sussex County Table Tennis Association Website (SCTTA). It has been up and running since April 2013. Information about SCTTA can be found below.


15th May - Forthcoming Tournaments - Entry Forms

The following Tournaments are being run by Rory Scott which incude some Veteran Events as follows:

  • 27th May - Horsham Spinners Circuit Event - Entry Form;
  • 28th May - Burgess Hill Junior 2* - Entry Form;
  • 4th June - Brighton Vets Ratings 2 Star - Entry Form;
  • 11th June - Burgess Hill Junior 2* - Entry Form;
  • 24th June - Horshan Spinners Circuit - Entry Form;
  • 8th July - Horsham Spinners Circuit - Entry Form;
  • 9th July - Horsham Spinners Vets Ratings 1 Star - Entry Form;

15th May - Horsham Spinners TTC - Half Term Summer Camp

Further to the news item on the 2nd May, there are still places on the half-term Summer Training Camp from the 30th May to 2nd June being run by Rory Scott and Amila Thilakarathna. See here for details on application. It is open to all ages and skills.

15th May - Top Edge Table Tennis - Training Days

Further to the news item on the 20th April below, there are still places on Training Days during the forthcoming half-term as well as a number during the summer. Top Edge TT is run by top Sussex player and coach Craig Bryant and he is running the Training Days with various former senior internationals. The dates are the 29th May at Graham Spicer and on the 1st/2nd June at Horsham TTC. Further day are planned for July at BATTS TTC. If interested please see attached for entry form.

9th May - Brighton League - Nora Cranmer

Further to the News Item on the 2nd May, the funeral of Nora Cranmer will take place on the 17th May at St Andrews, Burgess Hill at 1.15 pm followed by Woodvale in Brighton at 2.30 pm. Donations to Kent, Surrey & Sussex Air Ambulance either by post to P&S Gallagher, Weald House, Lower Church Road, Burgess Hill, West Sussex, RH15 9AA, or via www.pandsgallagher.co.uk

6th May - Jarvis Sports Burgess Hill Satellite Grand Prix 2017 - Report

Please find the report prepared by Rory Scott who run this event on the 29th/30th April at Burgess Hill. The winners and runners-up, with their photos, were as below:

2nd May - Brighton League - Nora Cranmer

It is sad to report that Nora Cranmer, who was Records Secretary for the Brighton League for 55 years and also President for a period, has passed away. Details of her funeral will appear here when known. Personally I took over from her some 7 years ago and at the time she was using the same paper system that she has used for the whole period she was managing it I believe.

2nd May - Women's Sports Week - 19th June to 25th June

Please see the flyer advertising Women Sports Week for any Clubs or Leagues that may be interested in raising the profile of Women in TT and making arrangements for some events.

2nd May - Active Sussex - Safeguarding Courses

If you have not done the course or need renewal, then Active Sussex are enabling some courses at Falmer (Brighton University) on the 23rd May, and at Horsham on June 19th and Hailsham July 4th. For these and other Courses please visit the Active Sussex Website.

2nd May - TT England - AGM 8th July - Notification & latest "Over The Net"

As shown here the TTE AGM will be on the 8th July in Nottingham. Any propositions need to be in by 24th May.

The latest "Over The Net" dated 28th April can be found here - nominations for further Pride Awards are open. 

2nd May - TT England - National Council Meeting 29th April - Club & League Development

Further to the news item on the 23rd April, please see papers associated with Club and League Development Programme proposal for TTE support. The County itself may well put forward an expression of interest.

2nd May - Horsham Spinners TTC - Half Term Summer Camp

Please see Flyer for an half-term Summer Training Camp from the 30th May to 2nd June being run by Rory Scott which includes details of application.

2nd May - Jarvis Sports Veteran Events - Brighton & Horsham

Please see entry forms for forthcoming ranking Veteran Events in Brighton on the 4th June (2 Star) at Southwick Leisure Centre, and Horsham on the 9th July (1 Star) at Collyers College, both being run by Rory Scott.

1st May - County Championship - Sussex Veteran 2nd and 3rd Teams - Report on Final Matches

Further to the news item on the 14th April, the final matches in Division 2C of the Veterans took place on the 1st April. Please find report from Tony Catt and congratulations to Sussex 2 Team who won promotion with the Sussex 3 Team finsihing 6th. The results of the matches against the other Counties that took place on that day are also included in the report.

1st May - National Cadet League - Horsham - Final Tables & Averages

The final matches of the season have taken place and please see the final Tables and Averages and a Report by Rory Scott. 

1st May - Horsham Spinners 2 Star - 5th March - Report

Rory Scott held another of his 2 Star events at Collyers College on the 5th March. Please see his Report, and the winners and runners-up with photos as below:

  • U11 - Winner: Thomas Palmer; Runner-Up: Charlie Nabarro;
  • U12 - Winner: Charlie Nabarro; Runner-Up: Jenson Moreno;
  • U13 - Winner: Ollie Michell; Runner-Up: Zach Hodges;
  • U14 - Winner: Owen Brown; Runner-Up: Nahom Goitam;
  • U15 - Winner: Alex Ahl; Runner-Up: Nahom Goitam;
  • U18 - Winner: Matt Daish; Runner-Up: Alex Ahl;

23rd April - TT England - National Council Meeting 29th April

Please see below the papers for the forthcoming National Council (NC) Meeting this coming Saturday. If there are any issues to be taken up then please let Tony Catt or your County League Representative know. The main issues are the reduction in funding from Sport England and terms times for Representatives. Reports are:

The latest "Over The Net" Newsletter from TTE can also be found here.

 23rd April - Horsham Spinners 2 Star 2nd April - Report

Rory Scott held a 2 Star at Collyers College on the 2nd April. Please find his report here. The winners and runners-up for the various categories are as shown below:

  • U11 - Winner: Charlie Nabarro; Runner-Up: Max Wilson:
  • U12 - Winner: Max Wilson; Runner-Up: Abbie Hurley;
  • U13 - Winner: Ollie Michell; Runner-Up: Zach Hodges;
  • U14 - Winner: Charlie Graham-Adams; Runner-Up: Alessio Marrocco;
  • U15 - Winner: Alex Ahl; Runner-Up: Charlie Graham-Adams;

21st April - Eastbourne League - Extraordinary General Meeting

Note that an Extraordinary General Meeting has been called for the Eastbourne League and which is being held at Willingdon School on Wednesday 26th April starting at 7.30 pm.

21st April - Derek Tyler - Obituary

Diane Webb has notified Sussex County of the passing away of Derek Tyler, who carried out many roles for the Hasting League and for Sussex County ran the Sussex Open from 1957 to 1975 for which he was made a Vice President of the County. He also was involved with the ETTA particularly on their Appeals Committee. Please find Obituary here. 

21st April - Sussex Coaching Framework

At the last County Meeting on the 20th March, a discussion document was put foward by Kevin Long from Hastings and Maureen Hazell, the County Coaching Secretary who has also been running some Coaching Sessions as per the County Plan (see News Item below). There was good discussion and the meeting agreed that it should be developed further. The main need was seen to be facilitation of a unified county approach and to create a better pathway from Club to County. The following points were noted during the discussion:

·        A panel of County Coaches be developed to oversee Coaching practice and delivery across the county;

·        Only qualified Coaches will be used to lead County sponsored sessions and different Coaches may be required for different categories. Sparrers with Coaching qualifications may also be supported;

·        Coaches will be reimbursed after sessions are delivered and not in advance;

·        County to reimburse the renewal of Coaching Licences as incentive to remain on the County Coaching panel;

·        County to facilitate Coaching Courses to encourage take up rate including aspects such as Safeguarding and CPD;

·        SCTTA committee members supporting County Coaching or County events to be supported with safeguarding criteria;

·        Recent contribution for support £250 of a Coach for L3 Coaching Qualification to be requested to contribute 10 hours in lieu (and it was agreed that no further assistance would be provided  similarly in future unless Coach was already supporting County Sessions);

It was agreed that registration of Coaches should continue and the further development of the proposal should take place for discussion at the next County meeting.

21st April - Sussex Coaching

As per the County Plan that was put in place last September (and which is being reviewed for next season), there were initiatives listed for Coaching Sessions. Maureen Hazell has been busy setting these up and please see below with status:

·    Elite Individual County Junior 1st Team (5 players and 4 hours each) - This took place at the end of last season at Holy Trinity prior to competing on 8th/9th October in County Championship Matches;

·    Girls Only Session - This took place successfully on the 11th April at Burgess Hill and 16 Girls attended. See News Item below where the rankings from the session can be seen;

·    Intermediate Cadet/Junior Training Individual Sessions - Sessions agreed, central venue selected, and coaches have been identified with first session booked for 30th May;

21st April - Girls Only County Training Session

This took place at Burgess Hill on the 11th April funded by Sussex County and they were very successful with Teresa Bennett as lead Coach and Sally Henke in attendance. The rankings from the session can be found here.

20th April - Top Edge Table Tennis - Training Days

Top Edge TT with coaches Craig Bryant and Goran Maric, have arranged futher Training Days on the 29th May at Graham Spicer and on the 1st/2nd June at Horsham TTC. If interested please see flyer for entry form.

19th April -  Worthing League -  Presentation Evening & Invitation Event

The Worthing League Annual Presentation evening along with their Invitation Event takes places on Thursday 20th April at the Lancing TT Club starting at 7.30 pm. There is a strong line-up for the Invitation Event with Craig Bryant, Jack & Josh Bennet, George Hazell, Paul Carter and Martin Gunn taking part. There is no charge but donations are welcome. Please see Flyer.

19th April -  TT England - Steering Meeting Minutes

Please find the Steering Group Meeting Minutes for March and April meetings. The main topics are of course the insistence by Sport England that the 3 top post in TTE are not appointed from within the membership, and also on the limitations on terms of office for National Councillors.

19th April -  Recent TT England Newsletters (Over The Net)

In case you have not received the recent TTE "Over The Net" Newsletters, they are shown below for information:

16th April -  County Championship - Sussex Over 60's Team - Report

The Sussex Over 60's Team completed their matches on the 11th/12th March in Milton Keynes winning one and losing two matches and therefore finsihing 3rd overall in the Premier Division. Players involved over the weekend were Johnny Clarke, Barrie Gilbert, Tony Rowell, Robin Stace and Sheila King. Please find a report prepared by Sheila King.

13th April -  County Championship - Sussex Senior 2nd and 3rd Teams - Report

The Sussex Senior 2 Team in Division 1B completed their matches in January winning 4 out of 7 matches being defeated by Surrey, Hampshire and the winners Devon 1. Full details are not yet available but it is believed they finished mid-table. The Sussex Senior 3 Team in Division 2B, consisting of (over the two days) George Hazell, Mark Collins, Tim Surrey, Lewis Mayhew, Alice Hazell, Jodie Morris and Lynne Trussell also finished mid-table in 4th position. See Table. Maureen Hazell reported that as also ther were players missing due to other commitments but those that participated had  there was a great team spirit and they only lost two games.

12th April -  County Championship - Sussex Veteran 2nd and 3rd Teams - Report

The Sussex Veteran 2nd and 3rd Teams are both in the same Division 2C. For this second round the Sussex 2 Team consisted of Paul Carter, Jack Boult, Shaun Parsley, Pam Winter and Sussex 3 consisted of Barrie Gilbert, Graham Barnes, Tony Catt and Lynne Trusell. After matches in March Sussex 2 were lying second and Sussex 3 were lying 7th. Please see report by Tony Catt which details the Divisional Table, results against the other Counties and Individual Results.

12th April -  County Championship - Sussex Veteran Premier Team - Report

The Sussex Veteran Premier Team played the second round of matches on the 25th/26th February in Derbyshire without their number one player Ritchie Venner who was still injured With poor results from the first round they were facing an uphill battle to avoid relegation, which they were unable to do. The team put up a great effort but lost to Kent and Herts 7-3, Dorset 6-4 and drew with 5-5 with Yorkshire. Having been Champions twice and runners-up twice in recent year it was biter pill to swallow. The team was Nigel Eckersley, Adrian Moore, Peter Bartram, David Butler and Rose Rainton. Please see report by Peter Bartram. 

12th April -  County Championship - Sussex Senior Premier Team - Champions!

The Sussex Senior Premier Team are again champions when back at the ned of January on the second weekend of the Senior Premier Division they won their remaining games against Warwickshire (6-4), Derbyshire (7-3), Nottinghamshire (8-2), and Middlesex (6-4). The team consisting of Jack Bennett, Josh Bennett, Mark Scutts, Yolanda King, Lois Peake and Holly Holder therefore won all their games. Please see Results for second weekend and the final Averages for the players. Congratulations to the Sussex Senior Team.

11th April -  London Academy 2 Star Event 5th February - Report

Please find report prepared by Rory Scott for a 2 Star Event held in Edgware on the 5th February. Although not a Sussex Event the results may be of interest since Sussex Players participated. The Winners and Runners-Up were as follows:

  • Mixed U11 - Winner: Ollie Maric-Murray; Runner-Up: Jakub Piwowar;
  • U13 Boys - Winner: Jake Grayson; Runner-Up: Sam Gabriel;
  • U15 Boys - Winner: Zaiim Premji; Runner-Up: Mojtaba Adel;
  • U18 Boys - Winner: Jack Stockdale; Runner-Up: Gaurav Aravind;
  • U11 Girls - Winner: Maliha Baig; Runner-Up: Isabelle Lacorte;
  • U13 Girls - Winner: Raquel Sao Pedro; Runner-Up: Millie Rogove;
  • U15 Girls - Winner: Federica Bonato; Runner-Up: Gracie Edwards;
  • U18 Girls - Winner: Federica Bonato: Runner-Up: Jasmine Chan;

11th April -  Horsham Spinners Circuit Event 28th January - Report

Please find report prepared by Rory Scott for his Circuit Event held at Forest School on the 28th January. For each of the Bands the winners and runners-up were as follow:

  • Band A - Winner: Will Michell; Runner-Up: Owen Brown;
  • Band B - Winner: Ollie Thorne; Runner-Up: Daniel Blain;
  • Band C - Winner: Harry Francis; Runner-Up: Dino Draper;
  • Band D - Winner: Andreas Photiou; Runner-Up: Joe Bonney;

5th April -  Horsham 2 Star Event 8th January - Report

Please find report prepared by Rory Scott for his first 2 Star event held at Richard Collyer on the 8th January. For each of the categories the winners and runners-up were as follows:

  • U11 - Winner: Larry Trumpauskas; Runner-Up: Ben Poulter;
  • U12 - Winner: Ollie Maric-Murray; Runner-Up: Scalett Anders;
  • U13 - Winner: Ollie Michell; Runner-Up: Bertie Kelly;
  • U14 - Winner: Owen Brown: Runner-Up Jake Buckley;
  • U15 - Winner: Charile Graham-Adam; Runner-Up: Will Michell;
  • U18 - Winner: Damian Grey; Runner-Up: Will Michell;

5th April - Horsham Spinners Circuit Club Circuit Event 12th November - Report

Please find report prepared by Rory Scott for his Club which was held on the 12th November. For each of the 4 Bands the Winners and Runners-Up were as follows:

  • Band A - Winner: Tom Pomej; Runner-Up: Alessio Marrocco;
  • Band B - Winner: Nathan White; Runner-Up: Charlie Ollenrenshaw;
  • Band C - Winner: Thomas Taylor; Runner-Up: Charlie Jannels;
  • Band D - Winner: Bertie Stanley-Hughes; Runner-Up: Rylie Leonnard;

2nd April - West Sussex Schools - Individual Events 2017 - Results

The West Sussex Schools Individual Event took place in early February. Please find the list of winners going through to the zonal events.

1st April - East Sussex Schools - Individual Events 2017 - Results

The East Sussex Schools (including Brighton and Hove) Individual Events took place in early January. Please find the report of the events with winners (with their pictures) highlighted and also the details for U11 category and U13, U16, U19 categories.

23rd March - Archived News November 2016 to February 2017

Archived News Items for recent months can be found under the Archive Page and also here. Recent news item are being loaded and will appear shortly.

8th March - Lack of News

Apologies to all visiting this site recently and seeing no news items but have been otherwise engaged on another voluntary activity putting together some funding bids for a non-TT sport which has been very time consuming. However, that is now done and will be catching up in the next few days and there are lots of news items and so watch this space.

Sussex County Table Tennis Association

Information About

The SCTTA is affiliated to the ETTA and represents 9 leagues within Sussex with around 1000 league playing members. In recent years we have been very proactive in promoting Table Tennis and have run regular Circuit Events as well as a number of large tournaments including a Junior 4 star in Sept 2011 which had 260 entries and a Junior 4 star in Sept 2012 which has 221 entries. We have also run a number of two stars which typically attract 70-125 entries for each tournament. In July this year we have organised the Sussex open with some 150 world class players. The SCTTA is a non profit making organisation and through affiliation fees paid by Players in the Sussex Leagues supports a number (currently 12) of County Teams at Junior, Senior and Veteran level. The SCTTA also organise other events/ tournaments throughout the season and have schemes in place to develop our players.



Topical Issues

Sussex County Development

SCTTA Discussion Document

The SCTTA Discussion Document attempts to summarises the County perspective over the last 5 years and details some of the development opportunities that the County would like to progress over the next few years as discussed in past County Meetings with League Representatives. It has been circulated at recent County Meetings and more recently by email and comments received have been included. I believe there is still more work required on the definition of the developments and feed back is invited either to me or your League Representative.

Web Contact

Jim Skinner - SCTTA Secretary

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Jim Skinner

SCTTA Secretary

0754 0831096

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