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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. 

News  

19th June 2022 - Sussex County TT Association AGM - 11th July

The AGM for Sussex County is being held on Monday11th July in the Yarrow Room, Lewes Town Hall at 7 pm. Please see Agenda and Minutes of AGM on the 5th July 2021. Everyone is welcome and to have you say on how you think the County should play a part in the development of TT within the County and continue its recovery from the covid pandemic.

19th June 2022 - County Vice Presidents and Life Members

The County List of Vice Presidents and Life Members has been updated and the current list can be found here. It also includes a list of those that have passed away since 2009.

19th June 2022 - Latest TTE News

Please see the results and reports from the U11 and U13 Championships held in the West Midlands prior to the Commonwealth Games, and you can watch the matches if you so wish. The regular "Over The Net" newsletters for the 10th June and 17th June contain the squad names for the Commonwealth Games, more on the UK Coaching Week, the opening of entries for the British League, launch of the membership  survey, preview of the Junior National Championships and the latest CEO Update for June. There is much more articles and links including around the inaugural European Trophy.

19th June 2022 - Latest News UK Coaching & Active Sussex (All Sports)

Coaching Week - Further to previous information on this subject in news items below please see UK Coaching information Part 1 and Part 2 for Born2Coach Movement including an interesting Video and special offer to subscribe to UK Coaching. The Active Sussex Education News for June is packed with information across all sports but no TT news in this edition.

18th June, 2022 - Haywards Heath Club and League - AGM

The Haywards Heath League are holding their AGM at the "Rawlson Hall", Bolney on Monday 20th June with a start of 7.30 pm - please see the Agenda.

8th June 2022 - Horsham Spinners Events 21st and 22nd May - Results

Please see links to the results from recent Horsham Spinners Scheduled Events run by Brett Holt on the 21st May at Slinfold Village Hall and 22nd May at the Triangle, Burgess Hill:

Senior and Veteran 21st May: https://tiny.one/21may22-hs 

Cadet and Junior 22nd May: https://tiny.one/22may22-hs

8th June, 2022 - County Championship - Over 60's Second Team Division 2A - Report last Match 23rd April

The second Over 60's Team in Division 2A played their one remaining match against Kent and there was an outside chance of topping the division. The remaining match was played on the 23rd April at the Foresters Venue near the K2 and it was a close with Sussex winning 7-3 just short of the requirements of an 8-2 win to come first. It was played with good sportsmanship and a great way to end the County Championship Season for Sussex. Please see a full Report prepared by Stuart Vincent the Sussex 2 Captain.

8th June 2022 - Latest TTE News

Coaching Week - It is currently Coaching Week and this news from TTE contains all things Coaching - Born2Coach Stories, Coaches who have influenced players, Courses and "Find a Coach" Tool.

Commonwealth Games - 070622 - Squad announced for the Commonwealth Games.

Commentating Junior National Cup 18th and 19th June - The chance exists for young people to commentate on this event - so if you are interested and available then please express your interest.

Club and Leagues Update - 010622  - In this edition there is a last request for Volunteers at the Commonwealth Games, the celebration of volunteers and now the possibility now exists for Volunteer and Coaching roles to be advertised on the TTE Website and a reminder of the free resources available on the Sport England Club Matters website.  There are 30 Young Ambassadors and some are featured of which one is from Sussex - Harry Yip of Horsham Table Tennis Club mentored by Ian Ford. There are links to the Codes of Conduct and information on funding opportunities for Deaf people and from the Queens Platinum Jubilee Fund.

Over The Net - 270522 - The regular weekly News from TTE features information on the Grand Prix Events and the Inter-Regional Finals, a WTT Youth Contender Event and that it was "Clean Sport" Week. Finally, there is information paid and volunteer roles with TTE;

Over The Net - 030622 - Congratulations are made to the Sports Patron, Queen Elizabeth II and a well-deserved OBE for Karen Tonge in the Queen's Birthday Honours List. There is also a video with Umpires taking part in the Commonwealth Games, Grand Prix results, Girls events in London and all the VETTS winners - Nigel Eckersley from Sussex was a winner in the O70 Doubles.

8th June, 2022 - Latest Active Sussex News (all Sports)

Regular eNews - May 2022 - News of a free Physical Activity Conference on the 22nd June, results of the "Active Lives" Survey, and information on the Workforce Investment Fund in Rother on engagement with those less active. There is also news of and updated Safeguarding and Children's Workshop, Parkinson's Physical Activity Grants and much more. Horsham TTC is also featured where they are inviting Girls, in conjunction with TTE and Sport England to regular sessions - ages 7-12 and 13 plus at the Greenway Academy, Horsham with Ian Ford as the contact.

The Disability and Inclusion Newsletter - May 2022 has information more relevant to disabilities and note the Active Sussex Annual Conference & AGM - 20th September - Notice

8th June 2022 - Latest UK Sport England News (all Sports)

The April Newsletter contains report on activity levels post-covid 19, the future of volunteering in the context of the pandemic and how the landscape has changed, and new "This Girl" partnerships, 

The May Newsletter highlights new funding to tackle inequalities in sport and physical activities along with fresh investment to enable innovation both from National Lottery money and the latter is part of the Commonwealth Games investment split between the various NGB's. There is also an article on creating healthy habits at a young age.

8th June 2022 - Latest UK Coaching News (all Sports)

It is Coaching Week and there are links to how you can get involved as well as Born2Coach stories (see also TTE News above).

23rd May, 2022 - David Richardson Vice President Award

David Richardson was put forward for the Sussex County TT Association (SCTTA) Vice President Award in early 2020 by Graham Barnes of Horsham TTC to recognise what he had done for Horsham TTC in the past. It was before my time and so cannot bear witness but people talk of his efforts in developing the club and becoming an inspiration for many others. In recent years he has become associated with Woodlands TTC near Littlehampton following a move there. There were some 60 plus people present to see him receive the award was which made at the SCTTA AGM in September 2020. David wanted the presentation to be done in front of his friends. It was followed by a delicious home-made buffet.

Jim Skinner, Chariman SCTTA, David Richardson   Graham Barnes (Horsham TTC), Alan Gess (Chairman Woodlands Club) in addition

23rd May, 2022 - Latest Active Sussex News (all sports)

Please find recent Active Sussex Mailings - Education News May with Swimming Special - A bumper summer edition covering information on Webinars and activities across many sports to participate from a Schools perspective. The latest Disability Network Update and Disability and Inclusion eNews both with information on their forthcoming Conference on the 22nd June at the AMEX Stadium with the following Agenda. Then there is the regular eNews for April

22nd May, 2022 - TT Times - Spring Issue  

The latest Issue 26 of TT Times has been published by Diane and Harvey Webb. In this issue can be found reports and information on the following:

  • Editorial;
  • National Championships Qualification Tournament;
  • National Championships;
  • TTE Governance;
  • Swaythling Club International - English Branch and TTE Reception;
  • The Ken & Karenza Matthews Story - Continued: 1974;
  • Colin Wilson's Website;
  • Centenary Gala Dinner;
  • WTT Feeder Events;
  • Europe Top 16;
  • ETTU and ITTF on Ukraine;
  • What was Happening 35 Years Ago - 1987;
  • WTT Star Contender: Doha, 25th to 31st March;
  • Cadet National Cup;
  • Plymouth Cadet and Junior 4 Star Open;
  • WTT Youth Contender Events;
  • Chinese Diary by Nora Vint: Continued: Episode 3;
  • Commonwealth Games Birmingham: 28th July to 8th August;
  • In Memoriam;
  • Forthcoming Events;

22nd May, 2022 - TT Wales News Item 

This is an interested item from Table Tennis Wales Board spotted by Tony Catt. Apparently, TTW have lost their funding from Sport England due to not meeting their conditions!

https://tabletennis.wales/table-tennis-wales-board-announcement/

22nd May - Sussex County Cadet and Junior 2 Star - 7th May - Results

Sussex County Cadet and Junior Open 2 Star was held on the 7th May and please see Results and Reports or on link https://tiny.one/7may22-sctta

22nd May 2022 - Bryant and Gertsen Training Days

Further Training Days are announced for the 26th to 28th August in Plymouth - please find details. Also please see information on "Better Play - Quick Analysis" initiative underway by Craig Bryant.

22nd May 2022 - Owen Hatter

Hastings League have notified the passing of Owen Hatter on the 30th April for which you can find his Obituary provided by Keith Lindsay. His funeral took place at Hastings Crematorium on the 18th May at 1115.

20th May, 2022 - Latest TTE News

Club and Leagues Update - 040522  - Edition contains news on TT Kidz returning in the Autumn and there is a link to a Webinar on the subject, an update on the "Level the Table" initiative around the 5-year Diversity and Inclusion Strategy and there is a 6-month report available, plus "How to find a Coach", link to a page showing the latest Funding Opportunities and Subsidies, and news of an LBGT competition in the Netherlands;

Commonwealth Games Update - 190422 - News on the upcoming Games in Birmingham, the tickets and the dedicated TTE News Page;

CEO May Update - Monthly missive from the TTE CEO indicating that various "Codes of Conduct" have been reviewed, and there are updates on Staffing, Competitions and Events and Development and that the focus is on the forthcoming Commonwealth Games;

Over The Net - The regular weekly newsletter and a summary of what was in recent editions follow and not elsewhere are as follows:

150422 - Article on Sam Walker, links to videos from the National Championships, TT and Para TT confirmed as a sport for the 2026 Commonwealth Games, article on Maggie, a 7-year old girl with Cerebral Palsy, SBL update and news of the British Primary School Championships held in Guernsey where Teres Bennett was a non-playing Captain.

220422 - Article on Para TT player Simon Hemp, various news items on the Birmingham Commonwealth Games, the Clubs looking to qualify for the new European TT Competition with Josh and Jack Bennett in the BATTS Team and Helsham Weerasinghe in the Ormesby Team, results from Cadets in an International Tournament in Linz and finally update on the SBL.

290422 - Winners of the Regional Matches in the Men and Women European Cup (Grantham and Fusion), Training Camp by Para Athlete Dan Bullen, results from Schools TT Finals and Safeguarding update;

060522 - Results from the National Cadet, U17 and Junior Event and sadly only 2 Sussex Players into Round 1 (Owen Brown and Jodie Morris), Women and Girls News, Centenary League Cup entries and Aerobic TT!

130522 - Mental Health Awareness focus with Well-Being Sessions, Funding from Sport England for Women and Girls opportunities, GB Coaching Apprentices, Ormesby SBL winners and TTE looking for Volunteers;

200522 - Results for England Students (16-18) in international, Partnerships - growing a TT legacy in Birmingham, Inter-Regional review (being held this weekend), Will Bayley gets gold in Poland Para Open, ITTF visits England;

29th April - Sussex County Cadet and Junior 2 Star - Saturday 7th May - Triangle Leisure Centre

A reminder that the next Sussex County Cadet and Junior Open 2 Star Event is taking place on the 7th May at the Triangle Leisure Centre. This is the 3rd this season and has been delayed in the main by lack of suitable dates. Please find the Entry Form. The closing date has been extended to the 2nd May.

29th April - Sussex Closed 24th April - Results

A great day where Will Bayley MBE, the number one seed in the absence of the Bennetts,  took the men's singles event. Please see below a full list of the results and much further on the following link:

https://crawleycommunityttc.ttclubs.co.uk/article/sussexcountychampionship24apr22

Thanks to Brett Holt for all the organisation and management of the event.

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29th April, 2022 - Haywards Heath League - Closed Tournament - Results

The Haywards Heath Closed event took place at Warden Park on Saturday 23rd April. The results are below produced by Brett Holt who organised the event, and more information can be found on the following link:

https://crawleycommunityttc.ttclubs.co.uk/article/65thhaywardsheath-closed23apr22

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11th April, 2022 - National Council Meeting 19th March - Notes

A National Council Meeting was held on Saturday 19th March and it was a hybrid meeting - part zoom and part physical in Milton Keynes. Tony Catt as Deputy National Councillor attended in person, which was just as well since I believe the sound quality to those on zoom was poor, and you see his Notes of the meeting. The next NC Meeting is on the 11th June. Please see also the former Meeting Minutes on the following link: 

https://www.tabletennisengland.co.uk/about-us/national-council/national-council-meeting-dates-and-papers/

10th April, 2022 - UK Coaching News (all Sports)

The April UK Coaching News this month includes Safeguarding Courses as well as many other different types of courses, some free. There is a consultation on "Duty of Care" and the chance to earn a Digital Badge with an eLearning Course. There is much more from a huge range of resources and information about a tool called "Coach Learning Framework" which if you are a subscriber gives one access to a huge and unlimited range of practical tips, opinions, guides, etc.

9th April, 2022 - Latest TTE News

Club and Leagues Update - 060422 - provides links to the winners of the Table Tennis Awards announced at the Centenary Celebrations.  TT Kidz and the range of opportunities for Clubs and there is a photo of the Crawley Community Club along with a Video of how they have expanded and engaged to produce day-to-day activities. News of all the forthcoming Coach Courses, invitation for expression of interest from Schools with reports on recent Schools National Finals and jobs on offer with TTE. 

Over The Net - 080422 - The regular newsletter with focus on Women and Girls Day (6th April) with a video and links to what is happening. More reports on the Schools National Finals and news of two forthcoming Grand Prix Events coming up. More memoirs of the past in the latest Centenary Stories and to end information on the start of the European venture for some clubs.

8th April, 2022 - Active Sussex Disability Sports Network Update

nformation on forthcoming Conference on Wednesday 22nd June and a recording of a virtual forum that took place on the 2nd March around support for low-income families with a disability or long-term health conditions. Anyone seeking sports and physical activity needs are invited to complete a survey so that the challenges to address can be understood. Interest in physical football activity is sought and there are opportunities for challenges with suitable partners. 

7th April, 2022 - CEO Update

As most of you are aware there is now a new TTE CEO, Adrian Christy, in place and he has provided an Update for everyone. It is a welcome plus information on the TTE Finances, Safeguarding Training, National Championships, Centenary Celebrations, Strategy Review, Sport England Investment, TTE Recruitment, International Women's Day Celebrations, TT Kidz, Level the Table, Coaching, Commonwealth Games, TTE Website, forthcoming Performance Events, Code of Sports Governance, and National Council.

6th April, 2022 - County Championship - Over 60's Premier Team - Report

Further to the news item on the 13th January, the Over 60's Premier Team completed their matches in March in Milton Keynes with wins against Yorkshire and Essex, followed by losses on the second day to Lancashire and Kent of the which the latter became Champions. Overall the Team finished 3rd and thus not able to defend the title won last year but still was excellent to finish where they did. Please see a Report produced by Peter Bartram. Results in full can be found on the following link: https://countychampionships.ttleagues.com/

5th April, 2022 - County Championship - Over 60's Second Team Division 2A - Report

The second Over 60's Team in Division 2A played 2 more matches at the end of March in Southampton and had wins against Surrey and Middlesex - see Match Card for Surrey and Match Card for Middlesex. Please see also a Report by Stuart Vincent. There is one remaining match against Kent to be played and Sussex is in the runners-up spot with an outside chance of winning the Division if they beat Kent who are currently in top spot.

4th April 2022 - Horsham Spinners Events 2nd nd 3rd April - Results

Please see links to the results from recent Horsham Spinners Scheduled Events run by Brett Holt on the 2nd and 3rd April at Six Villages Sports Hall:

Senior and Veteran 2nd April: https://crawleycommunityttc.ttclubs.co.uk/article/horshamspinnersseniorveteran12apr22

Cadet and Junior 3rd April: https://crawleycommunityttc.ttclubs.co.uk/article/horshamspinnerscadetjunior13apr22

3rd April 2022 - Sussex County TT Association Meeting - Agenda

The next Sussex County Meeting is by Zoom on Monday 11th April at 7.30pm. Reports will be recieved on County Coaching, Sessions and County Championship Matches across all the age categories and there will also be feedback from recent National Council Meetings. Please see Agenda and if there are any issues that need to be raised then please let me know on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

2nd April 2022 - Colin Hyland - Obituary

The sad loss of another stalwart from the past who was a very active member not only with the local Hastings and District League, but also the Sussex County Association where he became a Vice President and Life Member, and also with the National Association. He was awarded an ETTA Merit Award in 1986 and an ETTA Vice-President in 2000. Please see an obituary produced by Diane Webb.

The funeral will be held in Hastings at Hollington, Church in the Wood at 2.00pm on Thursday 21 April 2022 and you are very welcome to attend.  Following the service, the family would also like to invite you to Horntye Park Sport Complex for refreshments and to share your memories of Colin.  To assist with catering, it would helpful to have some idea of numbers and therefore if you are likely to attend Horntye Park please can you let Paul know by text on 07887992083 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

5th October 1964 - NALGO                                              

Colin Hyland, Jimmy Moore, Derek Mammone   

 

11th August 1969 - Hastings v Dordrecht        E. Wadsworth, John Driver, Derek Mammone,                       

                                                                         Norman Beaney, Alan Britt, A.Duncombe, Colin Hyland

20th May 1970 - NALGO

Colin Hyland, Mick Agombar, Jack Peddlesden, Norman Beaney

Commonwealth Championships 1997 in Glasgow                    2000 ETTA AGM - Being presented with his ETTA VP Badge

                                                                                                   by the ETTA Chair Alan Ransome

1st April, 2022 - TTE Centenary Gala Dinner 

The East Midlands Conference Centre in Nottinghamshire was the venue for the Gala Dinner to celebrate 100 years of the English Table Tennis Organisation. Following a Drinks Reception and Welcome Addresses by Sandra Deaton (TTE Chair) and Petra Sorling, ITTF President, there was much entertainment alongside the dinner. There was a Table Tennis version of "A Question of Sport", Silent and Live Auction, Pride of TT Awards and a Century of Iconic Moments encapsulated on film. The highlight was the "Centenary Hall of Fame" where 10 players from the last 100 years were inducted into the English Table Tennis Hall of Fame - some have passed away and some were still with us and they were present on the night - the inductees were - Fred Perry, Richard Bergmann, Johnny Leach MBE, Diane and Rosalind Rowe, Mary Wright, Jill Hammersley-Parker MBE, John Hilton, Desmond Douglas MBE, Will Bayley MBE. More details about them can be found on the following link: Click here to visit our Hall of Fame page and find out more about each one .

The closing address was by Adrian Christy who had just been confirmed a few days earlier as the new TTE CEO and there were a few closing words from Matthew Syed who subsequently made some interesting observations in a Times Article a few days later on Sports England and its relationship with TTE,

1st April - Entry Forms for 3 Great Forthcoming Events in Sussex

Sussex Closed Tournament - Sunday 24th April - A reminder that the Sussex Closed is scheduled for Sunday 24th April at the Sports Hall associated with Warden Park School and please find the Entry Form. The last time it was held was on April 28th 2019 and the list of winners and runners up from that event can be found here. Closing date 18th April. Note that there have been queries received regarding the eligibility of players - for clarity the definition is as follows:

Eligibility is defined as players who are affiliated to the County and play in Sussex Leagues or represent Sussex County through the rules regarding County Teams (born or living in Sussex and not playing for other Counties).

Sussex County Cadet and Junior 1 Star - Saturday 7th May - The next Sussex County Cadet and Junior Open 2 Star Event has been confirmed for the 7th May at the Triangle Leisure Centre. This is the 3rd this season and has been delayed in the main by lack of suitable dates. Please find the Entry Form. The closing date is the 29th April.

Sussex Women and Girls Summer 1 Star - Saturday 2nd July - The very first TTE approved event for Women and Girls instigated by Sally Hughes and with TTE Funding. Entry costs are minimal and all standards are welcome. Please find the Entry Form and the closing date is the 25th June.

Note that you can find details of TTE approved events on the TTE Website via the following linkhttps://www.tabletennisengland.co.uk/compete/find-a-competition/

1st April 2022 - County Vice Presidents and Life Members

The County List of Vice Presidents and Life Members has been updated and the current list can be found here. It also includes a list of those that have passed away since 2009.

1st April, 2022 - Haywards Heath League - Closed Tournament

Please note that the Haywards Heath League Closed Tournament is on Saturday 23rd April - entry forms are available from Brett Holt.

1st April, 2022 - TTE News 

For those that do not receive the TTE Newsletters, Over The Net - the latest issues can be found here for - 18th March, 25th March and 1st April. The main topic was the Nationals and there is information via links to the TTE Website on the Draw and Results. The other major topic was the TTE Centenary with news on the Book that has been produced to celebrate along with the Gala Dinner (see separate news item), Auction, Pride of TT Awards and various Centenary Stories.  There is a report on the SBL final weekend and also news of the School National Championships taking place this weekend for the first time for 3 years. There is an update on the L1 Coaching Courses that are scheduled and the very best for last with the 1st April edition featuring Sally Hughes with news of a dedicated Women and Girls 1 Star event scheduled for 2nd July (see separate news item). Adrian Christy has also been confirmed as the new TTE CEO.

1st April, 2022 - Latest Active Sussex News (all sports)

Please find recent Active Sussex Mailing - Education News March and Education Easter editions - if you are associated with schools in any way there are lots of free resources, activities and information within the Newsletters. The regular monthly eNews and the Disability and Inclusion Mailings for March also list many activities across all sports.

1st April, 2022 - Latest Sports England News (all sports)

Please find latest newsletters - March 1 and March 2 - from Sports England. Contains updates on "Uniting the Movement" Strategy, Exercise Referral Tool-Kit, Guidance for helping Ukraine and the latest on "This Girl Can" campaign.

1st April, 2022 - Archived Information

The News Items on this Page have been archived and can be found on the Archive Page - September 2021 to March 2022 - although the March items remain below for now.

13th March, 2022 - Coaching - Courses and News

For those interested in attending a Level 2 Coaching Course in the east of the County, then the following are taking place at the Hollington TTC on the 9th and 10th July and 3rd September initiated by the Hollington and Bexhill clubs. Details on these and all other Coaching Courses can be found on the TTE site: www.tabletennisengland.co.uk/coach-and-teach/coaching-courses/ . On the subject of Coaching the latest UK Coaching News has a focus on news on the Coaching for Women, Children and Young People, a Survey and the Coaching Toolkit and Resources that can be obtained.

12th March, 2022 - TTE News 

The latest issue of Over The Net - 11th March - has a focus on Women and Girls with information on funding, a Webinar that took place on Women's Day itself, Resources, Coaching and the launch of a dedicated Facebook Group, and much more such as Club celebrations and Girl TTKidz. A reminder that the TTE Coaching Survey, previously mentioned, closes 13th March at midnight.

8th March 2022 - Derek Bunday 

Further to the news item below on the 27th February, the funeral for Derek Bunday is on the 18th March, 3pm at the Crawley Crematorium.

8th March - Sussex County Cadet and Junior 1 Star - 7th May - Entry Form

The next Sussex County Cadet and Junior Open 2 Star Event has been confirmed for the 7th May at the Triangle Leisure Centre. This is the 3rd this season and has been delayed in the main by lack of suitable dates. Please find the Entry Form. The closing date is the 29th April.

8th March 2022 - Sussex Closed Tournament - Sunday 24th April - Entry Form

A reminder that the Sussex Closed is scheduled for Sunday 24th April at the Sports Hall associated with Warden Park School and please find the Entry Form. The last time it was held was on April 28th 2019 and the list of winners and runners up from that event can be found here. Note that there have been queries received regarding the eligibility of players - for clarity the definition is as follows:

Eligibility is defined as players who are affiliated to the County and play in Sussex Leagues or represent Sussex County through the rules regarding County Teams (born or living in Sussex and not playing for other Counties).

8th March, 2022 - Horsham Spinners Event Cadet and Junior 1 Star 6th March - Results 

Another Horsham Spinners Cadet and Junior 1 Star took place on Sunday 6th March at Slinfold Primary School. Please see link to report prepared by Brett Holt:

https://crawleycommunityttc.ttclubs.co.uk/article/staghorshamspinnersjunior16mar22

8th March, 2022 - Horsham Spinners Senior and Veteran 1 Star 5th February - Results

Another Horsham Spinners Senior and Veteran 1 Star took place on Saturday 5th March at the Triangle Leisure Centre. Please see link to report prepared by Brett Holt:

https://crawleycommunityttc.ttclubs.co.uk/article/staghorshamspinnerssenior15mar22

8th March, 2022 - TTE News 

The latest issue of Over The Net - 4th March - contain information about the Officials for the up and coming Commonwealth Games, the latest on the new Junior GB Squad, Statement on Ulkraine and International Women's Day which is today!! There is also information on the "Pride of TT" Awards (see news item 2nd March below for those in Sussex) and information on Centenary Webinars and that are currently being held along with a further Centenary Story.

2nd March - League Affiliation Dates

As TTE celebrates its Centenary, there have been emails recently regarding the affiliation of Sussex Leagues (to TTE) and the following information has been provided, in the main, by Diane Webb in conjunction with others. As can be seen below the Brighton and Hastings Leagues are the oldest and close to celebrating their Centenary.

Affiliation Dates

Brighton League - 1927

Hastings League - 1927

Eastbourne League - 1934

Haywards heath - 1937

Horsham League - 1946

Crawley & Horsham League - 1949

Worthing League - 1949

East Grinstead League - 1966

South West Sussex League - Unknown at the moment

2nd March, 2022 - Horsham Spinners Senior and Veteran 1 Star 26th February - Results

Another Horsham Spinners Senior and Veteran 1 Star took place on Saturday 26th February at the Slinfold Primary School. Please see link to report prepared by Brett Holt.

https://crawleycommunityttc.ttclubs.co.uk/article/staghorshamspinnerssenior126feb22 

2nd March 2022 -TTE Club and League Volunteers Awards

The latest Club and leagues Update from TTE - 020322 - contains information on the local "Pride of TT" winners and in the "Club Volunteer of the Year" category there were a number from within Sussex as follows:

Brett Holy (Crawley Community), Pedro Santos (Worthing), Michael Savill (Polegate), Amila Thilakarahna (Crawley community), Trevor Towner (Bexhillians).

There was also one in the "Young Club Volunteer of the Year" category - Tarkan Ates (Crawley Community)

Other news includes emergency funding from storm damage from Sport England and defibrillators, Young Ambassadors, Coaching Survey (closing 13th March) and an article on engaging Wheelchair participants.

2nd March 2022 - Latest UK Sport England News

The latest  - Newsletter - for February contains information regarding funding for any damage by recent storms although suspect that TT premises in generally would not have been affected. Similar to Active Sussex, Sports England are promoting the joint "This Girl Can" and "Parkrun" taking place this coming weekend on the 5th March. Other articles include the importance of exercise for disabled and young children.

1st March, 2022 - TTE AGM Notice

The TTE AGM has been confirmed for the 16th July - see AGM Notice. The date for the submission of Resolutions is the 23rd April and the venue has yet to be determined.

1st March, 2022 - Horsham Spinners Cadet and Junior 1 Star 27th February - Results

Another Horsham Spinners Cadet and Junior 1 Star took place on Sunday 27th February at the Triangle Leisure Centre. Please see link to report prepared by Brett Holt.

Results: https://crawleycommunityttc.ttclubs.co.uk/article/staghorshamspinnersjunior127feb22

Information on further events in this series including entry forms can be found on the Cadets and Juniors Page - the dates are 3rd April, 22nd May, 19th June and 9th July.

1st March, 2022 - TTE News - Veteran British League Results 

The latest issue of Over The Net - 25th February - contains reports on the climax to the Veteran British League competition and there was much Sussex interest. Rose Rainton was part of the winning Women's Premier Team (and Teresa Bennett part of the Runners-Up Team). For the Men, Foresters A consisting of Paul Carter, Wesley Bush-Harris, Ritchie Venner and Chris Bartram were winners of Division 1B and Foresters C with Lewis Mayhew, Andrew Norwood, Matthew Spero and Martin Gunn were winners of Division 2A. Horsham Spinners were winners of Division 4B. All the results can be found on the following link: 

British League | TT Leagues

Also, this issue contains reports on the Senior British League, promotion of TTKidz and Centenary Webinars on various topics, another Centenary Story, Young Ambassador and Ping Pong Parlours.

1st March, 2022 - Latest Active Sussex News 

Please find the regular Active Sussex eNews for February which includes information on various Forums taking place this week, Project 500 aimed at Female Coaches, new Physical Disability Guidelines, walk Projects and much more. The Disability and Inclusion version has focus on the forthcoming International Women's Day (8th March) and the joint This Girl Can and Parkrun this coming 5th March plus also much more.

 

County Plan

Sussex County Development

County Plan Season 2020/2021

No County Plan for Season 2020/2021 has been produced due to Covid-19.

Some plans are being made to restart some activities around Easter time and more information on this will appear in due course.

 

Sussex County Table Tennis Association

Information About

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The SCTTA is affiliated to the Table Tennis England (TTE) and represents 9 leagues within Sussex with 969 (of which 72 were Junior) affiliated league playing members in the 2019/2020 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 Division. The County also runs events each year such as Sussex Closed, Invitation Event (top 8 in various categories), and in the recent past have run regular Coaching Sessions and 2* Events.

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.

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County Safeguarding Policies and Statements

In the context of the need recognised for a County Complaints Procedure to be available, the County "Safeguarding Policy & Protection of Vulnerable Adults Policy" and the "Child Safeguarding Policy Statement" were reviewed at the County Meeting on the 25th March, 2019. In the main they were updated to reflect TTE and associated documents and to include reference to County using only Licensed Coaches along with ensuring DBS Checks have been carried out for all relevant County Officers as being aware of Social Media implications.   It should be noted that Leagues and Clubs should have something similar or at least reference to these. These Policies are in addition to the County Constitution and will be referred to by a proposed rules change.