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Welcome to the Sussex County Table Tennis Association Website (SCTTA)
This website started in April 2013. It contains information and TT news that impacts the County of Sussex and also seeks to promotes TT within the County. The County Objectives are all detailed in the SCTTA Annual County Plan which can be found below along with information about SCTTA. There are also many County Reference Documents now on this website. Please send TT news items of interest within Sussex County to the email address below. The Website has recently been upgraded to latest software versions and more recently to enable Video's.
30th August 2021 - UK Sport England News
Newsletter August - There is a video on encouraging young people to get active with many free activities listed, and information about the government plans to improve infrastructure for more people to walk and cycle. There is also a blog around the easing of restrictions and re-opening for everyone. In case you are not aware it is "National Fitness Day" on the 22nd September!
30th August 2021 - UK Coaching News
Newsletter August - Information on the voting for Coaching Awards, a coaching view of the Olympics and para-Olympics, and a new series with Frank Dick, OBE on the preparation and production of Olympic Gold Medals. There is also a Toolkit around the fundamentals of movement as well as much information on a variety of other resources and learning opportunities for Coaches.
30th August 2021 - Latest Active Sussex News
Newsletter August - Information about the virtual free Sussex Conference on the 23rd September, stories on the new "This Girl Can" Sussex Champions, and Tackling Inequalities Funds. There is also information on the wider impact of covid on older people and the benefits the National Lottery has had on para-Olympics investment. News also of a forthcoming workshop on the 30th September around engaging Women and Girls in Physical Sport. If you interested in Tennis (without the Table!) then the LTA are running some training courses.
Disability and Inclusion News August - Besides same information as in the regular newsletter, notes are now online from recent Forums and there is news of the WeThe15 Campaign launch which looks to transform the lives of the world's 1.2 billion people or 15% of the global population. Finally, news of a new online courses on coaching people with visual impairment and physical activity/exercise training for those with Parkinson's.
30th August, 2021 - Archived News Items
The News Items on this page for the month of June have been archived and can be found on the Archive Page. The links should still be active.
18th August 2021 - Haywards Heath League Closed Tournament
The Haywards Heath League are holding their annual Closed Event on Sunday 12th September at Warden Park School. Please find the Entry Form with entreis closing on the 5th September. Practice for the new season start on Wednesday 15th September.
17th August 2021 - Umpires for Events
10th August 2021 - New Worthing TT Club
A brand new table tennis club is now open in Worthing run by Pedro Santos and sessions started on the 16th June:
- Wednesdays 5pm-7pm - Open Session (all ages welcome, players can have access to coaching or free play)
- Wednesdays 7pm-9pm - Adult Coaching Session (session dedicated to improvement through exercises, only for adults)
- Thursdays 5pm-7pm - Junior Coaching Session (session dedicated to improvement through exercises and match play for Under 19's)
- Thursdays 7pm-9pm - Match Play Session (all ages welcome, players will have match play coaching and build tactical awareness)
Each session will cost £5/player or alternatively there will be Membership Packages for regular players. Please get in touch if you'd like more info on this.
These sessions will be based at: Thomas A. Becket Junior School, Glebeside Avenue, Worthing, BN14 7PR. Free parking is available on site.
9th August 2021 - Latest TTE News
Newsletter 30th July - Contains information about the launch of the "Return to the Table" Campaign, reflections on the Tokyo Olympics from the GB Team, and the fact that the Centenary of the TT Association was only 100 days away. A survey, which closes on the 22nd August, on what you would like to see for the Centenary can be found here. There is also information on what participating female players have identified to provide better experiences, the fact that the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham was only one year away and the English Girls at the European Championships in Croatia and news of a vacancy for Secretary on the Tournament Approvals Panel (TAP).
Newsletter 6th August - Contains an update on the "Return to the Table" Campaign and news of a free online TT Activator Course (normally costing £35). News also of the TTE Annual Conference which is on Tuesday 10th August from 7.30 pm to 9.30 pm., a reminder of the different ways to renew your Membership and news of the changes to Competitions such as U19 extension for Juniors and restarting of the rankings. Topspin are the official ball supplier and an update on the European Youth Championships.
27th July, 2021 - County "Banded" Closed Event 24th July - Results
The first post-Covid County Event was held last Saturday at Warden Park School Sports Hall. It was a closed event for Sussex Players only as listed as a "Welcome Back to TT Event". Thanks to Brett Holt who organised it on behalf of the County and it went well with some excellent TT with Owen Brown pipping Jacob Evans in the top Band. Thanks go also to those who helped set up and down and particularly Rob Hoy who repaired all the Score Machines. All the results with photo's can be found here, or on the following web link: https://tiny.one/sctta24jul21
27th July 2021 - Haywards Heath League - AGM
The Haywards Heath League are holding their AGM on Thursday 5th August at the Rawson Hall, Bolney starting at 7.30 pm. The Committee is proposing to adopt a new Constitution and a revised set of Rules which recognise that the activities carried out go beyond League Play, to include Coaching and Practice. Please see Agenda.
27th July 2021 - National Council Meeting 19th June - Minutes
Further to the previous news items regarding the National Council Meeting held on the 19th June, please find the link to the Minutes:
27th July 2021 - Table Tennis Times Issue 23 - Summer 2021
The latest Issue 23 of TT Times has been published by Diane and Harvey Webb. In this issue can be found reports and information on the following:
- Junior National Cup - June 2021;
- European Olympics Singles Qualifying Tournament;
- Ken & Karenza Matthews Story - Continued: 1973;
- TTE Information;
- U10-U13 National Championships - July 2021;
- ITTF AGM;
- Back To School Coaching by Brian Kean;
- The Good News Page;
- European Championships - June 2021;
- What was Happening 1991? 30 Years Ago;
- Junior & Cadet National Championships - July 2021;
- Great Triumphs, Great Pain - The Life of Angelica Rozeanu;
- In Memoriam;
- TTE AGM;
- Future Events;
27th July, 2021 - Horsham Spinners Junior Open 1 Star Event 10th July - Results
Please find the Report for this banded event which took place on the 19th July hosted by Horsham Spinners TT Club.
27th July, 2021 - Crawley Community TTC - Junior Coching
Please find a video of a typical Junior Coaching Session taking place at the Crawley Community TTC:
27th July 2021 - Latest Sport England News
The latest edition details the Step 4 easing of coronovirus restrictions, the update of the Code of Sports Governance, and a request for "good luck" messages to be posted for Olympic participants.
27th July 2021 - Latest Active Sussex News (covers all Sports)
Education Newsletter - July - Contains information that government grants will continue after the summer and grant money unused can be carried over. The closing ceremony of the School Games can be viewed and there is also news of a new physical 20-week programme called Fitz which must be done outside the school environment. There are many articles of interest.
National Conference and AGM - Information on the Active Sussex Annual Conference and the programme on the 23rd September which is again virtual this year.
Disability Sports Network Update - News about the next virtual forum on the 12th August for this network and also information on the Brighton and Hove TAKEPART Festival 2021 for which registration is required by the end of July.
Newsletter July 2021 - Information about how Sports England Talent Plan 2019 bears fruition, changes to the sport governance if receiving funding from Sports England in that organisations should have a detailed diversity and inclusion action plan, and a fund for clubs working with young people. News also that Brighton and Hove have been selected as a host city for the 2022 UEFA Women's with games at the AMEX Stadium and more varying articles of interest.
27th July 2021 - Gertsen and Bryant Training Camp - October
The next Gertsen and Bryant Training Camp is taking place at the end of October - 29th, 30th and 31st. Please find information about the Camp here.
27th July 2021 - UK Coaching (all Sports)
Included in the July - 1 Edition are the results of the "Great Coaching Comeback" Survey, and the publication of three new Coaching Resources along with a free webinar on Resilience. There is also information about "Coach-a-long" to connect, chat and discuss coaching, and much more. In the July - 2 Edition there is "golden" knowledge from Olympic and Para-Olympic Coaches available on social channels, as well as articles on how Olympic Gold Medal are made.
27th July 2021 - TTE "Return to the Table" Campaign Launch
Monday 26th July saw the launch of the TTE Campaign to get people back to playing Table Tennis and all sorts of things are planned over the summer including a Celebration during the first 2 weeks of September. There is a webinar planned for this coming Thursday 29th July starting at 2 pm, with information and for any questions
27th July 2021 - TTE Membership Renewals
There has been a lot of information circulating regarding some refund for the season just gone based on the fact that an AGM resolution to refund all players for last season did not pass. If renewal takes place for this coming season for Compete and Compete Plus Members, there is the capability, which has indicated as not being well publicised by TTE, to claim a 50% refund. It can be confirmed that when you renew you can claim a 50% refund on last season - see recent Membership Update from TTE Chairman. This does not however, apply to Coaching and associated Qualification costs which is a source of contention by those impacted.
For the refund here is link to where it is explains it.
Here is the link to the reduction form
Personally, I have not claimed the refund since I am happy to support TTE, just as I have supported other Organisations through the covid period and the fact that all have had reduced funding.
27th July 2021 - Latest TTE News
Clubs and Leagues Update 7th July - Information for Consultation Sessions being held to shape work on Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (Webinar 27th July 7.30 pm to 9 pm), TTE Club Affiliation for the new Season and it is free as long as contact details are provided and the club is constituted. News of a "Return to the Table "Campaign launching 26th July and running through to September and there is an associated Webinar on the 29th July at 2 pm. There is a Video/Animation around advice for the recruitment of Volunteers and news that funding for small grants from Sports England on "Return to Play" for Clubs is to remain open until the end of this year (31st December). Finally, a reminder that there is a free elearning toolkit for using a defibrillator.
Newsletter 9th July - News of the addition of Paul Drinkhall to the GB Olympic Team and the investment from UK Sport of £1.35 million for a GB Home Nations strategic Plan and Performance Pathway. There is also a link to the results of the U10 to U13 National Championships, a reminder of the need to renew Membership, and a vacancy for the Chair of the Tournament Approvals Panel (TAP). Matt Stanforth is announced as the Leader of the England Team participating in the Commonwealth Games next year and there is an associated podcast on the subject.
Newsletter 16th July - Contains results of the Annual Membership Survey, Memberhip Renewal and with an updated Sport 80 Membership Platform, Reports on the recent Cadet and Junior National Championships (Jacob Evans, Jodie Morris and Geogina Hunter from Sussex participating) and information about the TTE AGM on 17th July and a Blog by the TTE Chairman. The latest TTE Podcast is on the England Performance Pathway.
Newsletter 23rd July - News from the Olympics and the England Team and the TTE Chairman on looking forward to a year of normality in respect of all the competitions and events. News that bookings are open for TT Kidz for children aged 7 - 11 starting in October and that TTE Director Priya Samuel has helped the UK to host an International Working Group on Women and Sport. There is a guide to the TTE AGM Resolutions that passed or did not and further information on the AGM can be seen above. There is also a report on the European Youth Championships in Croatia and the latest Podcast around "Practice makes Perfect". Finally, in case you missed the recent Webinar "Ask Us Anything" there is a link to the broadcast.
27th July, 2021 - Archived News Items
The News Items on this page for the month of May have been archived and can be found on the Archive Page. The links should still be active.
4th July 2021 - County Coaching - Cadet Performance Squad
The latest County Coaching Session took place on Saturday 26th June following which the Cadet Performance Squad has been announced. Please see a Report of the session and also the names of those in the Squad. The photo below just shows the Boys in the Squad (except for Monty Mason). Well done to them all.
4th July 2021 - Crawley Community TTC - Summer Camp
The Crawley Community Club has organised a summer camp on August 12th, 17th and 18th August at their St Wilfrids School venue from 10am to 4pm each. Please see Flyer and Entry Form and also a video of a recent session - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AididgqRh-k
4th July 2021 - TTE News - U10-U13 National Championships and More
Newsletter 2nd July - Information on how to see the streaming of the Mark Bates Limited U10-U13 National Championships taking place this weekend (see also 29th June news item below), where there is Sussex interest. News also that Ping Pong Parlours are up for a National Award (alongside TTKidz), and a Question and Answer session with TTE coming up on the 20th July. News also that Don Parker is to chair a new Talent and Performance sub-committee and a podcast on explaining the England Skills Award.