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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 along with the current County Plan.

News

17th November - Top Edge Training Camp - 16th to 18th February

Top Edge have another Training Camp scheduled at the Dorset TTC from the 16th to 18th February. You can find Information and Booking Form and also on the following link see what took place at the last camp. 

https://bribartt.co.uk/blog/dorset-training-camp-a-big-success/

16th November - Hastings District - Novice Cadet/Junior Tournament

The Sussex County is sponsoring a Cadet/Junior Novice Tournament for those just starting TT and who have limited experience. It is being held at the Bexhill Community & Youth Centre on Saturday 25th November from 10am to 3pm at a charge of £12 (to cover TTE and County Affiliations). Please Newspaper Article and Entry Form with more information. 

14th November - County Championship - Division 2C - Veteran 3rd Team

Further to the news item on the 5th November and with reference to the Table, the fixture between Kent 3 and Kent 4 Teams took place last weekened with Kent 4 winning 7-3, and the Score Sheet can be seen here.

14th November - Weald TT Club - Open Evening - 21st November - Claremont School

Please see Flyer and information about an Open Evening that the Weald TTC is holding on Tuesday 21st November between 7pm and 9pm at the Claremont Senior School, Bodiam with which Weald TTC have formed a partnership.

13th November - Sussex County Cadet Performance Squad - Coaching Session

The County held another successful coaching session last Saturday with County Coach Marc Burman. Taking part were 8 Cadet Boys and 5 Cadet Girls who are all part of the County Cadet Performance Squad. It was a great session and thanks to Maureen Hazell and Peter Baldwin for organising.

13th November- West Sussex Schools TT - Team Events

Further to the news item on the 27th October, please find here the results for the West Sussex County play-off for the Team Events which took place Thursday last week at the K2 Lesiure Centre in Crawley. Tanbridge A and B are to play-off the U16 later this week to decide who goes through to the zonal round on the weekend of 13th/14th January. Also through to the zonal round are the U13 Tanbridge Girls and Boys with Girls winning on points after finishing 4-4 with Warden Park. For the U11 Southwater Boys and Girls go through to the zonal round. Well done to all those participating. 

13th November- East Sussex Schools TT - U11 Team Events

The East Sussex County play-off also took place last week and St Luke's from Brighton progress to the zonal round. Please find the East Sussex U11 Results here.

13th November - TT England News Bulletins

The recent bulletins from Table Tennis England, in case you have not een them, can be found for 031117 and 101117. Tickets are now on sale for the World Cup in London.

6th November - Junior & Cadet Rankings 2017/2018 Season

The Junior and Cadet Rankings have been compiled by Peter Baldwin for this season for both Boys and Girls in the following categories - U18, U15, U13 and under U11. Please see here and you need to scroll down to fiind the various categories.

6th November - County Championship - Sussex Junior Teams 2 & 3 - Division 2C - Matches 21st October

Two of the Sussex Junior Teams were in action in the first round of matches on the 21st October. The Sussex 2 Juniors Team were looking for promotion with 3 wins and an exciting draw with Hertfordshire. The Sussex 3 Team did not get any wins and included a loss to the Sussex 2 Team. Please find:

5th November - County Championship - Division 2C - Veteran 3rd Team

Further to the  news item below on the 27th October for the Veteran 3rd Team in Division 2C, please find the remaining Score Sheets and also a Table prepared by Tony Catt. As can be seen Sussex 3 lead the table after the 1st round of matches.

5th November - News Item Errors

The wrong information was linked in error for a couple of news items on the 27th October. For the Veteran Sussex 1 & 2 Teams in Division 1B the correct report is now on the link (instead of a scoecard), and also for the Weald TT Club the correct report (and not a flyer). Apologies.

30th October - Sussex County Management Meeting

The second County Management Meeting of the season takes place tonight at the Dorset PH in Lewes starting at 7 pm. If you have a view or an issue about TT in Sussex then please let me know or just turn up. 

30th October - Susesx County Coaching Sessions

Further to the news item on the 18th October below, and as per the County Plan also below, a further Coaching Session is planned for the 11th November and geared towards the County Cadets. Further Squad biased Coaching Sessions are also planned for latter in November.

30th October - Harry Fairchild wins Gold in Portugal

Harry Fairchild, from the Brighton City Club in Brighton & Hove, won Table Tennis gold at the European Open for Downs Syndrome Athletics which took place in Portugal recently. It was in the Doubles playing alongside Joao Goncalves of Portugal. Congratulations to Harry. Full report in the latest TTE News 271017.

27th October - Weald TT Club - Coaching & Report Crawley Grand Prix

Please see report on the performance of Yolanda King, Josh Bennett and George Hazell at the recent Crawley Grand Prix produced by Ken Muhr from the "The Weald" TTC. Josh won the under 21 and Band A Titles and Yolanda also won the Band 1 Women's Title. Ken Muhr also indicates that the SE Performance Centre is, for a variety of reasons, closing.

27th October - County Championship - Division 2C - Veteran 3rd Team

The Veteran 3rd Team, consisting of Jack Boult, Rory Scott and Tony Catt, Sarah Hilditch, was also in action last weekend and beat Kent 6 - 4 and Hertfordshire 9 -1. Other results are as follow and Score Cards are available to view. The results of 3 matches as indicated are awaited:

  • Essex 2 (2) v Kent 4 (8) - Scorecard;
  • Kent 3 (4) v Sussex 3 (6) - Scorecard;
  • Kent 4 (3) v Middlesex 2 (7) - Scorecard;
  • Middlesex 2 (7) v Kent 3 (3) - Scorecard;
  • Surrey 3 (5) v Middlesex 3 (5) - Scorecard;
  • Sussex 3 (9) v Hertfordshire 3 (1) - Scorecard;
  • Hertfordshire 3 v Surrey 3 - Awaiting Scorecard;
  • Middlesex 3 v Essex 2 - Awaiting Scorecard;
  • Essex 2 v Hertfordshire 3 - Awaiting Scorecard;

27th October - County Championship - Division 1B - Veteran 1st & 2nd Teams

With the County Veteran first team being relegated from the Premier Division last season, they are now in the same Division as the 2nd Team In matches played last weekend, The Sussex 1st, consisting of Ritchie Venner, Adrain Moore, Peter Bartram, Paul Carter and Rose Rainton, were looking to bounce straight back into the Premier Division with wins of 9 -1 against Kent and 10 - 0 against Wiltshire. They also had a 9 - 1 against the Sussex 2nd Team consisting of Paul Barry, Shaun Parsley, David Butler and Sheila King who also lost to Middlesex 3 - 7 but beat Witshire 9 - 1. Please see Report prepared by Peter Bartram.

27th October - TT England - National Council Meeting  21st October - Tony Catt Report

Further to the news item below and the TT England National Council Meeting held last Saturday 21st October, please find a report prepared by Tony Catt, as Chairman of the National Council, on the meeting. Note that this report is not the formal Minutes of the meeting from TTE.

27th October - Sussex Senior & Veteran Rankings

The following rankings for Sussex Players have been compiled and will be used for County Championship Matches for this season. Here are the Seniors and the Veteran with the Over 60's rankings included in the latter. NOTE: The Senior Rankings will appear soon since some changes being made.

27th October - West Sussex Schools TT - Team Events

The play-off of the Team Events for West Sussex County Schools is taking place at the K2 Lesiure Centre in Crawley on Thursday 9th November with U11 Team in the morning and other age groups in the afternoon. Please see the Mailing that went out to West Sussex Schools on the 2nd October for which entries have been received but note that the closing date for entries is the 3rd November. Also attached was the Affiliation and Entry Form. Entries must come from Schools. For East Sussex Schools, being organised by Teresa Bennett, the U11 Team Matches are being held on Wednseday 8th November at St Leonards Academy. The winning Teams in ech category go forward into the zonal play-off's. 

24th October - TT England - National Council Meeting 21st October 

A National Council Meeting took place last Saturday. After the main meeting discussion took place on voting rights going forward along with the roles of Counties, Leagues and Clubs in respect of governance, and what kind of representation should there be in the future. Please see the papers presented below along with recent TTE News Bulletins.

Recent News Bulletins - 6th October, 13th October, and 20th October;

18th October - Sussex County Championship - Cadet Teams 2 & 3

The Cadet second Team were in action in Christchurch on the 7th October and in the team were Alessio Marocco, Jacon Evans, Sam Watts, Ellesse Trangmar, and Sasha O'Halloran. Unfortunately, there were no wins losing to Surrey 2 by 8-2, Middlesex 2 by 7-3 and Essex 6-4. Please see report, scoresheets, One, Two, Three, Fixtures, Table, Individual Results.

The Sussex Cadets third team, consisting of Melissa Berry, Emily Dunsby, Oliver Michell, Charlie Ollernshaw and Thomas Nguyen, played at Waterside TTC in Totton on the 7th October against two teams from Bedfordshire (1 & 2) and Hampshire. The team beat Bedfordshire 2 by 6-4, lost to Bedfordshire 1 by 9-1 and in the final match lost to Hampshire 6-4 in a close match. Please see report prepared by Kevin Long.

18th OctoberTop Edge October Training Camp

Further to previous news items below (13th September), there are few places left on the Friday and Sunday and the Saturday is full although reserve lists are being made. If you really want to take part then act fast.

18th October - Sussex County Coaching Sessions - 30th September

As commited to in the County Annual Plan (see County Plan Page at the bottom), the first Sussex Coaching Session of the season took place on the 30th September at the Triangle, Burgess Hill with coaching by Marc Burman from Noon to 4 pm. Effectively it was the Sussex Junior Performance and Development Squad put together by Maureen Hazell, Peter Baldwin and Kevin Long although there were also a number of Cadets involved due to some Juniors not being able to attend. It was very successful and future sessions are planned as per the County Plan. The County Junior and Cadet rankings will be available soon.

18th October - Archived News July & August 2017

News items for July and August this year have been archived and can be found on the Archived News Page.

3rd October - Brighton & Haywards Heath Leagues - Handbook Information

Both the Brighton and Haywards Heath Pages under Associate Leagues, have been updated with their respective Handbooks for the coming season.

3rd October - Eastbourne League Information

The Eastbourne League is under new management and TT365 has been set up. Please see the Eastbourne Page under Associate Leagues for information on the divisional fixtures, Brewer and Police Cup Draws, and entry forms for the Eastbourne Closed on the 3rd February and Eastbourne Vets on the 4th November.

3rd October - Sussex Sports Awards

Nominations are invited across all Sports for the Sussex Sports Awards which are to be presented at the Grand Hotel in Brighton on the 17th November. There are numerous categories which can be seen in this Flyer which also includes links for nominating, and the closing date for entries is Noon 13th October. Please also see for information the latest Active Sussex Newsletter.

2nd October - Konrad Pieterse Memorial Tournament in Hastings 24th September

Further to previous news items please see the report on this event produced by Diane Webb. The overall winner was Rory Scott - he gets everywhere, with Paul Barry the runner-up. The Doubles were won by Paul Barry and John Bradbury with Rory Scott and Dan Starnes Runners-Up.

2nd October - Sussex County Trials

These took place on Saturday 16th September at the K2 and 29 Cadets/Juniors were in attendance. Players played in initial groups with subsequent grouping based on the putput from the first ones. Visibility of emerging players was noted and the information input into the County Rankings.Thanks to Peter Baldwin for arranging and managing the day. 

2nd October - TTE Newsletters

For those who do not receive them, please see recent TTE "Over the Net"  - 150917, 220917 and 290917, which in respect of Sussex include news on Helsham Weerasinghe winning his two matches in the recent European Championships second division, where he played against Ireland who were in the same group as England along with Denmark and Netherlands. Also included is Josh Bennett's participation in the Europe Youth Top 10, and Jeremy Corban's visit to Brighton City TT Club.

25th September - Sussex County Invitation Event 10th September - Report 

This annual event is held each year and this year took place on Sunday 10th September at the Six Villages Leisure Centre near Bognor. Invitations are sent to the top 8 Men, Women, Juniors and Cadets but more than most years there were conflicts with other events on the same day or other commitments by players, such as returning to University, and in particularly there was a struggle to get a full complement for the Senior Men and Women. Nevertheless there was a good entry and some great matches for the 4 Cups and reports prepared by Peter Baldwin can be found for SeamanNicholl and BradleyRymill, and the results were as follows:

  • Keith Jackson Cup (Cadet Boys) - Winner: Owen Brown, Runner-Up: Fraser Kent;
  • Ginnaw Cup (Cadet Girls) - Winner: Wiktoria Brewka, Runner-Up: Joelle Bennett;
  • Rymill Cup (Junior Girls) - Winner: Alice HHazell; Runner-Up: Wiktoria Brewka;
  • Bradley Cup (Junior Boys) - Winner: Owen Brown, Runner-Up: Charlie-Graham Adams;
  • Nicholls Cup (Senior Women) - Winner: Teresa Bennett, Runner-Up: Alice Hazell;
  • Seaman Cup (Senior Men) - Winner: Daniel Pound, Runner-Up: Mark Collins;

25th September - Sussex County Management Meeting 4th September - Key Points 

The first County Management Meeting of the new season took place on the 4th September at the Dorset PH in Lewes. The following is a summary of some of the key points from the meeting:

  • Actions from previous meeting and AGM noted;
  • Statements on Business conduct and sub-committees (if required) made for information;
  • Draft County Plan for the coming season discussed and agreed;
  • National Councillor Tony Catt summarised recent events and forthcoming review;
  • Jim Skinner nominated for Deputy National Councillor and meeting agreed;
  • Report and discussion on forthcoming Coaching Plans;
  • Arrangements for forthcoming County Invitation Event and Trials discussed;
  • Date for Sussex Closed agreed for 18th February;
  • Proposal for Junior Circuit and its format discussed and agreement for trial in Hastings;
  • League reports made;

13th September - Sussex County Championship Matches Season 2017/2018

Please see the following information regarding the County Championship Matches for the coming season:

The specific dates for the Sussex County Championship Matches, as currently known, for the coming season along with the relevant Match Secretary, can be found on the County Matches Page (under Sussex Calendar). Venue information will be updated as it becomes known.

13th September - Top Edge October Training Camp

A reminder that Top Edge & Gertsen TT Training Camp are running at St Neots TTC on the 27th, 28th and 29th October (see previous information on news item below in August). Some 20 people have signed up but there are still some spaces. Coaches present will be Craig Bryant, Stephen Gertsen, Mark Mitchell, Carl Prean, and Englands Coach of the Year Mark Dare. Please see Booking Form.

13th September - Konrad Pieterse Memorial Tournament in Hastings 24th September

A reminder that the Bexhillians TTC in the Hastings League is hosting this Tournament on the 24th September (see further information in news item below in August), and that the closing date is this coming Friday 15th September. Please find the entry form here.

13th September - Arundel Club

Arundel TTC had obtained ASDA as a sponsor for the coming season with all 16 club players wearing team shirts with ASDA on the back. Well done Arundel TTC and a sign for the future.

10th September - Sussex County - 2017/2018 Plan

The County Meeting  on the 4th September agreed the County Plan for the coming season and it can be see on the relevant page at the bottom and also here.  As can seen it list the County Objectives and the Deliverables for the coming season. More information soon.  

10th September - TTE News - Various

The Governance Review Group (GRG) has been set up  to monitor and review the Independent Review Team (see GRG TOR and Timescales below) and Tony Catt, Sussex National Councillor and current Chair of NC is part of the Team; The merger between English Schools Association (ESTTA) and TTE is taking and thus TTE will be providing support and for the current season the timescales and format are unchanged; The Joola Flash 40+ ball is the official one for TTE Domestic Events; Helsham Weerasinghe from  Sussex is part of the Team playing in the European Championships in Luxembourg from this coming Wednesday and the Team are in Group E with Denmant, Netherlands and Ireland; The SE were the overall winners of the School Games with the Girls coming first, Para Team first and the Boys 3rd and both George Hazell and Kate Cheers from Sussex were in the team - congratulations are in order! If not received from TTE please see news item 1st September and 8th September

 

Sussex County Table Tennis Association

Information About

The SCTTA is affiliated to the Table Tennis England (TTE) and represents 9 leagues within Sussex with 917 affiliated league playing members in the 2016/2017 Season. The SCTTA is a non profit making organisation and through affiliation fees paid by Players in the Sussex Leagues supports a number of County Teams at Cadet, Junior, Senior and Veteran level. Last Season 12 Teams were entered in the various categories with the Senior Team winning the Premier and Cadet first Team winning Division 1A. The County also runs events each year such as Sussex Closed,Invitation Event (top 8 in various catagories), and in the recent past have run regular Circuit Events as well as Junior 2 and 4 star Tournaments and has supported Sussex Open Events. In the Season 2016/2017 a County Plan was developed and put in place and please see elsewhere on this page for more information on this

The County Management Committee are all Volunteers and meet around 6 times a year along with an AGM. If you wish to assist and Volunteer then please contact me as below.

County Plan

Sussex County Development

County Plan Season 2017/2018

Last Season a County Plan detailed Objectives along with Deliverables and Initiatives was in place and of note a Coaching Strategy and Framework was developed and put in place by Maureen Hazell and Kevin Long, and provided Coaching for Juniors, Girls Only and Intermediate Sessions. The draft County Plan for Season 2017/2018 was presented to the County Meeting on the 4th September, minor amendments were made and it was agreed and can be seen here

Web Contact

Jim Skinner - Web Master & Sussex County Chairman

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