Welcome to SCTTA
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.
18th November, 2021 - County Championship - Over 60s Second Team
The Over 60's Second Team, which is a new Team in Division 2A, were in action on Saturday 6th November in Southampton. Please see a Match Report prepared by the Team Captain Stuart Vincent and also the Scorecards for the matches - a 10-0 win against Berkshire, and a loss of 6-4 to Hampshire 2. Neil Hurford has also set up on behalf of TTE a TT Manager for County Championship Matches and it can be found on the following link:
Just search for the O60's Results but note that these are not yet the "official" results. Other information on forthcoming fixtures not only on this category but also Seniors, Cadets and Juniors.
15th November, 2021 - TTE News - Launch of TTE Centenary and Safeguarding for Adults Week
Please find the latest Newsletter - 121121 - and the focus was the formal launch and rollout of the Centenary of the TTE - there is a Webinar in which the 9 projects to celebrate the 100 years are expanded on by Steve Joel, and there is also a montage of photos from the past and interviews with some of the England players. News also of the continuing "Level The Table" Grant Funding of up to £2500 for opportunities to support participation in the sport and the output of the recent Club Audit - 90% of clubs are back in action following the pandemic. News also on the return of the JBL and the need for volunteers for it. The other significant news is the TTE launch of their Safeguarding for Adults Week starting on Monday 15th November with much information and access to free resources such as Training Courses, can be found.
6th November - Sussex County Cadet and Junior 1 Star - 30th October - Report
Please find the link to the Report for the second Sussex County Cadet and Junior Series for the current season held on the 30th October at Warden Park School Sports Hall, and prepared by Brett Holt where 4 Bands with each band playing across 2 Tables. The date for the next event in the series has yet to be confirmed.
5th November, 2021 - TTE News - Start of 100 years Anniversary
Please find the latest Newsletter - 051121 - and Table Tennis England starts the celebration of its 100-year history on Sunday 7th November at 7 pm - and you can still register to participate in the event. Included also in the Newsletter is your chance to input your views as to the future of Competitions Survey for which the closing date is the 21st November. The "LevelTheTable" Grants Scheme has also been launched and aimed at support for organisations of up to £2500 in creating opportunities for people to participate in table tennis, such as the delivery of the Level The Table strategy, formation of new Clubs or delivery of the participation initiatives such as TTKidz. Further details in the "Clubs and Leagues Update" - 031121 - which also contains information on funding opportunities for coaches. The main Newsletter also reports on the Senior British League results, Career opportunities with TTE, a report on the Preston Grand Prix and a preview of the JBL this weekend.
October, 2021 - Message from Administrator
October, 2021 - TTE CEO moving on
In an email from Sandra Deaton on Thursday 28th October, it was announced that the Table Tennis England (TTE) CEO, Sara Sutcliffe, MBE, will be moving on after 8 years in the role to take up a similar one with the Royal Yachting Association (RYA) effective from the end of this year. Please see the full announcement on the following link:
October - West Sussex Schools TT Association - Team Events
The Butterfly Schools Team Championships are restarting this year hosted by Table Tennis England. The West Sussex County Round is taking place at Warden Park School on the afternoon of the 24th November. Winning Teams go forward to the Zonal Rounds in the New year. Teams are of 4 for U11, U13, U16, U19 except U19 Girls (Teams of 2)
October, 2021 - Table Tennis Times Issue 24 - Autumn 2021
The latest Issue 24 of TT Times has been published by Diane and Harvey Webb. In this issue can be found reports and information on the following:
- European Youth Championships - Reports;
- Olympic Games, Tokyo - Reports;
- Learning from History by Graham Franke - Past TT News;
- Kate's Progress - Review by Harvey Webb of a Book by Graham Frankel;
- Paralympic Games - Reports;
- Commonwealth Games - Dates and Tickets;
- Ken & Karenza Matthews Story - Continued: 1973;
- A new Table Tennis News Magazine;
- ITTF Czech Open - Reports;
- Vladimir Samsonov Retires;
- Chinese Diary by Nora Vint;
- Europe Top 16;
- Blackpool Junior 4* - Report;
- New ITTF President;
- What was Happening 60 Years Ago? 1961;
- World Table Tennis Events;
- Table Tennis England's Annual Conference;
- European Championships: Qualifying Tournament;
- European Championships: Finals;
- ETTA Centenary;
- The Good News;
- ITTF World Championships;
- Crawley Grand Prix - Reports;
- Table Tennis and Parkinson's;
- Upcoming Events;
October - Haywards Heath League - Closed Tournament 12th September - Report
The Haywards heath held their Closed Tournament on Sunday 12th September where Brandon Bennett secured a double winning the Premier and Handicap Titles and Andy Walker won the Veteran Title. Please see Report on the event prepared by Brett Holt.
October - Sussex County Cadet and Junior 1 Star - 11th September - Report
Please find the Report for the first Sussex County Cadet and Junior Series for the current season prepared by Brett Holt where 4 Bands with each band playing across 2 Tables. The next event in the series is on the 30th October.
October 2021 - In Memoriam - Ron Spencer
An active member for many years for the Hastings and District Table Tennis League and also was a Vice President for the Sussex County and he passed away on the 21st August. Please see information on Ron Spencer provided by Diane Webb. The list of current and deceased list of County Life Members and Vice Presidents has been updated and can be found here.
October - County Trials Day - 5th September, 2021 - Triangle Leisure Centre, Burgess Hill - Report
These took place on the 5th September at the Triangle and were run by Peter Baldwin who is the Match Secretary for the Cadet and Junior County Championship Teams. Please find his Report with Results rom Round 1 and Round 2.
October, 2021 - Archived News Items
The News Items on this page for the months of July and August have been archived except for the results of the Sussex Closed "Welcome Back" Banded Event held on the 27th July below for reference. All the other archive news items can be found on the Archive Page. The links should still be active.
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