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 along with the current County Plan.

News

11th June - Sussex County TT Association - Privacy Policy

Please see the Sussex County Privacy Policy at Issue 1 and in the next few months it will be on a separate page on this website. 

13th June - Sussex County TT Association - AGM

Please note that the AGM for the Sussex County TT Association is being held on the 2nd July at the Dorset PH, Lewes on Monday evening at 7 pm. Agenda will be available soon. All are welcome. 

11th June - Sussex School Games

On Friday 8th June the Table Tennis element of the Sussex School Games took place at the K2 Leisure Centre, organised by Active Sussex, and led by Teresa Bennett and the Area School Games Organisers. There 7 Schools participating with 2 Boys and 2 Girls within each Team from Years 7 & 8. The winners were Central Area represented by Tanbridge School with the Runners-Up Hastings & Rother Area represented by Bexhill Academy.

11th June - TT England - Annual Conference & News

Please see the Notice for an Annual Conference on Saturday 7th July which is seemingly replacing the Annual National Council Meeting. The Conference will have a presentation on the Governance Review and also the Annual Review Document which will be available soon. The formal AGM is being separately on the same day and information is to follow. Also, please see recent Newsletters from TTE for information if you do not receive these as a TTE Affiliated Member - 180518, 250518, 010618 and 080618.

11th June - Jarvis Sports Burgess Hill 2 Star 12th May - Results & Report

Please see Report prepared by Rory Scott for the 2 Star Event run by him at Burgess Hill Triangle on the 12th May. There were 6 age categories and the Winners and Runners-Up were as follows:

  • U12: Winner: Krish Chotai; Runner-Up: Daniel Clark;
  • U13: Winner: Krish Chotal; Runner-Up: Arya Lim Amiri;
  • U14: Winner: Barney Mindlin; Runner-Up: Ollie Michell;
  • U15: Winner: Jacob Evans; Runner-Up: John Strang;
  • U16: Winner: Jack Trafford; Runner-Up: Jacob Evans;
  • U18: Winner: John Strang: Runner-Up: Alejandro Ito-Aramendia; 

11th June - Horsham Spinners Senior & eteran 1 Star 22nd April - Report

Please see a Report by Rory Scott on this 1 Star Event held at Farlington on the 22nd April. Rory played himself and won both events with the Runners-Up being Vadym Krevs for the Seniors and Graham Beaney for the Veterans.  

4th June - Team Summer League - Report & Averages - Weeks 1 & 2

This is being run by Rory Scott and please find Week 1 Report and Week 2 Report along with Week 1 Averages and Week 2 Averages.

3rd June - Individual Summer League - Final Report & Tables/Averages

This has been running over recent weeks organised by Rory Scott, and please find his final report and the tables/averages. See also pictures of the winners and runners- up for Division 1, Division 2 and Division 3.

3rd June - South West Sussex League - AGM 5th June

The South West Sussex League are holding their AGM at the North Mundham Village Hall this coming Tuesday 5th June starting at 8 pm. There is a proposal to restructure the League in AOB.

31st May - Top Edge - Training Day - 15th July

Top Edge with Craig Bryant is running his last Training Day of the season at the Holy Trinity School in Crawley on the 15th July. Please see Flyer which includes links to Entry Form. 

30th May - Ding Dong at the Ping Pong!

Please see a short book put together by Peter Bartram detailing his experiences and anecdotes from his life playing Table Tennis. A very enjoyable read for the season break.

30th May - Inclusion Event 20th April 

The School Games Team held an Inclusion Event at Burgess Hill on the 20th April led by Teresa Bennett, and it was a huge success. Six Schools attended from around the County and there was some coaching using the Brighton City Coaches. Teresa also stated that it was great to see coaches with disabilities leading children with disabilities. Please see some photo's taken by Teresa. Photo 1; Photo 2; Photo 3;

30th May - TT England National Council Meeting 21st April - Minutes

Further to the news item of the 17th May below, please find the formal Minutes from the meeting here.

30th May - National Junior League (NJL) - London Academy - Day 4 - Report & Results

Please see a report, prepared by Rory Scott, on the final day of the NJL at London Academy along with the final Averages and Tables. Horsham Spinners won Division 2 with the team of John Strang, Sam Watts and Oli Thorne. Brighton City had 6 Teams across the various Divisions and their first team were runners-up to Horsham Spinners in Division 2.  

18th May - County Championship - Veteran Teams - Report

The final report on the Veteran Teams in the County Championship this season, prepared by Tony Catt, can be found here. There were mixed results with the 1st Team winning Division 1B and being promoted to Premier Division, the second team were 7th in Division 1B and likely to be relegated, the third team won Division 2C and the Over 60's Team came 4th in the Premier Division.

17th May - County Championship - Cadet 3rd Team - Report

There was an outstanding Cadet Match, cancelled because of the snow, which was hastily re-arranged. Please see a report by Peter Baldwin on the events surrounding the re-arranged match.

17th May - TT England National Council Meeting 21st April - Papers & Notes & News

The TTE National Council (NC) Meeting was held in Newport Pagnell on the 21st April. Please see the Papers presented below. Notes of the meeting prepared by the Chairman Tony Catt and also the report on the Governance Review that was presented can also be found below.

Recent Newsletters from TTE, if not seen, can be found for information as follows for indicated weeks: 060418, 130418, 200418, 270418, 040518, 110518.

16th May - Sussex Closed 8th April Burgess Hill - Results

The Sussex Closed was held at the Triangle Leisure Centre on the 8th April where Josh Bennett won it for the first time beating Mark Scutts in the final and in the Women's Event Rose Rainton won beating the ever improving Joelle Bennett. Please see the Winners and Runners Up below with Photo's and Schedules as appropriate. The schedule for the Consolation Event is included in the Mens Singles. A summary of  all the winners and runners-up with the numbers participating in each category can be found here:

  • Men's Singles - Schedule - Winner - Josh Bennett - Runner-Up - Mark Scutts;
  • Women's Singles - Winner - Rose Rainton - Runner-Up - Joelle Bennett;
  • Combined U11/U13 Boys/Girls - Winner - Harry Yip - Runner-Up - Sasha O'Halloran;
  • Girls U15 Singles - Winner - Jodie Morris - Runner-Up - Joelle Bennett;
  • Boys U15 Singles - Winner - Owen Brown - Runner-Up - Jacob Evans;
  • Girls U18 Singles - Winner - Joelle Bennett - Runner-Up Jodie Morris;
  • Boys U18 Singles - Winner - Keigo Burnham - Runner-Up - Billy Keegan;
  • Women's Veteran - Winner - Rose Rainton - Runner-Up - Lynne Trussell;
  • Men's Veteran - Schedule - Winner - Paul Carter - Runner-Up - Peter Bartram;
  • Women's Doubles - Winners - Rose Rainton/Sheila King - Runners-Up - Joelle Bennett/Jodie Morris;
  • Men's Doubles - Schedule - Winners - Phil Richardson/Josh Bennett - Runners-Up - Harry McCarney/Mark Scutts;
  • Mixed Doubles - Schedule - Winners - Tony Catt/Rose Rainton - Runners-Up - Josh Bennett/Joelle Bennett;
  • Men's Consolation Singles - Winner - Tony Catt - Runner-Up - Charlie Graham-Adams;

3rd May - Lewes Novice Tournament

A further Novice Tournament, for young players who have only been playing for a few years and do not play in Leagues, was held on the 24th March. This was originally planned for the 24th February but unfortunately the venue was double booked and 60 plus Scouts were not going to shift. Just as well since that day was extremely cold! The event was succesfully held hosted by the Lewes TT Club run by Rob Hoy. All enjoyed themselves and the participants can be seen here. Please see the results from the two group stages and photo of the play-off Winner (Luca Begg) and Runner-Up (Oscar Coupal) here.

3rd May - Archived News Items

The news items for the months of December 2017 and Januray through to March 2018 have now been archived and be found under the Archive Page. Some March items have been left below for the time being.

25th April - Brighton Closed 25th March - Results

Please see the results from the Brighton Closed with the completed Schedules for:

25th April - Hastings Closed 7th April - Report & Results

Please see a report of the Hastings Closed prepared by Diane Webb.

25th April - National Cadet League (NCL) - Horsham - Day 4 Results & Report

Day 4 of the NCL Horsham League took place recently with teams from Horsham Spinners and Brighton City participating. Please see a report, prepared by Rory Scott and also the final Tables and Individual Averages. The winning Horsham A Team players included Zach Hodges, Sam Watts and Ed Cozens who were very consistent through the season (see report and averages).

5th April - Carol Beames

It is sad to report the passing of Carol Beames on the 31st March. She had been, along with her husband, very active both in the Brighton League building up the Hollingbury Club, and also for Sussex County and the National Association. Please find an obituary produced by Diane Webb and details of her funeral as follows:

10th April 2018 – 2pm at Bridgerule Village Hall, The Green, Bridgerule, Holsworthy, Devon EX22 7DZ. No flowers. Donations to Marie Curie please. Link for donations to follow.

5th April - World School Games Championships Malta

These are taking place from the 8th to 14th April in Malta and there are Sussex players participating - George Hazell as part of the Whitgift School in Croydon and Kate Cheer from College of Richard Collyer. We wish them well in the competition. Please see the link below for more information.

https://tabletennisengland.co.uk/news/archived/china-await-england-schools-teams/

5th April - Commonwealth Games 

The Commonwealth Games have started on the Gold Coast in Australia. The England Mens Team are seeded 1st and the Women 3rd. Please see Tees Sport Article on the make-up of the Teams and the BBC coverage, as well as the recent TTE News - 290318. Reflections on the recent event at the Copper Box and other TTE News for wek ending 26th March can also be found here.

3rd April - National Junior League - Day 3 - Report by Rory Scott

Day 3 of the National Junior League involving Horsham Spinners and Brighton City Clubs took place recently. Please see Individual Averages and Tables.

3rd April - Sussex County Championship - Veteran 3rd Team - Division 2C

Further to the news item below on the 16th March, the outstanding match involved Sussex 3 Team was played on the 26th March and they won 8-2 against Middlesex 3 Team. Please see the Score Card and also the Table below. where it can be seen that there is still an oustanding match not involving Sussex. Subject to verification the Sussex 3 Team have won promotion.

County P W D L F A PTS
Sussex 3 7 6 1 0 52 18 13
Middlesex 2 7 5 1 1 46 24 11
Middlesex 3 6 4 1 1 33 27 9
Kent 4 7 3 1 3 34 36 7
Kent 3 7 3 0 4 36 34 6
Essex 2 7 1 1 5 23 47 3
Surrey 3 7 1 1 5 23 47 3
Hertfordshire 3 6 0 2 4 21 39 2

3rd April - Sussex County Championshiop - Over 60's Report

Please see a report prepared by Sheila King on the final matches for the Over 60's County Team who finished 3rd in the Premier Division.

3rd April - Crawley & Horsham Singles League 

Please see Flyer for a Singles League being run over a 4 week period from mid-April for 27 players over 3 Divisions. 

27th March - Sussex County - Closed Tournament Sunday 8th April - Burgess Hill - Entry Form 

Further to the news item on the 6th March below, please find the entry form for the Sussex Closed on Sunday 8th April which this year is being held at the Triangle Leisure Centre, Burgess Hill. Please support your County. The closing date for entries is the 4th April. Prices remain unchanged from last year.

19th March - Forthcoming Tournaments

Further to the news item below on the 6th March, a reminder that the Lewes Novice Tournament is being held this coming Saturday 24th March at the old YMCA Gym in Lewes. This event is being sponsored by the Sussex County and is for non-league young players who have one or two years experience.There are still some places - please see combined Flyer/Entry Form.

The Brighton League are holding their closed Tournament this coming Sunday 25th March at the Lancing Leisure Centre. So if you are a player in the Brighton League and have not yet seen the entry form, then please find it here.

The Haywards Heath  League are holding their Closed Tournament on the 22nd April at Warden Park School and the entry form for that can be found here.

19th March - Coaching - Helpful Tips & Links

For all interested Coaches this document provides helpful tips and links which you may find useful. 

16th March - County Championship - Sussex Veteran 1 & 2 Teams - Division 1

The final matches of the season were played last weekend and the first team won promotion from Division One back to the Premier Division next year. Unfortunately not so good news for the Sussex 2 Veteran Team who were relegated. Please see a report here of the matches prepared by Peter Bartram.

16th March - County Championship - Sussex Veteran 3 Team - Division 2C

The final matches were  also played last week and the Sussex 3 Veteran Team could have claimed the match against the Middlesex 3 Team, who were not able to attend, and hence win the Division. However, it has subsequently been agreed that the match can be re-arranged to be played by the 8th April (and possibly at the Sussex Closed at Burgess Hill in the afternoon). Please see a report prepared by Tony Catt with the results and Table subject to verification by the Administrator. The score cards for the matches played can be found as below:

16th March - Forthcoming Rory Scott Tournaments  

As in previous season Rory Scott has organised a number of Tournaments post the end of the season and they are listed below in their categories - Grand Prix, Senior/Veteran and Cadet/Junior. 

  • Jarvis Sports Burgess Hill Satellite Grand Prix - 26th/27th May - Entry Form;
  • Jarvis Sports Horsham Spinners Senior & Veterans 1 * - 22nd April - Entry Form;
  • Jarvis Sports Burgess Hill Senior Veterans 1* - 9th June - Entry Form;
  • Jarvis Sports Chichester Senior & Veterans 2* 17th June - Entry Form;
  • Jarvis Sports Burgess Hill Senior & Veterans 1* - 7th July - Entry Form;
  • Jarvis Sports Burgess Hill Cadet & Junior 2* - 12th May - Entry Form
  • Jarvis Sports Burgess Hill Cadet & Junior 2* - 10th June - Entry Form;
  • Jarvis Sports Burgess Hill Cadet & Junior 2* - 16th June - Entry Form;
  • Jarvis Sports Burgess Hill Cadet & Junior 2* - 1st July - Entry Form;
  • Jarvis Sports Horsham Spinners Cadet & Junior 2* - 8th July - Entry Form;

The County Events Page will be updated with all this information soon.

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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