Cadets & Juniors
Cadets & Juniors - 2021/2022
21st June 2021 - Sussex Cadet/Junior Trials 4th September
Calling all Cadets and Juniors - further to the news item of 18th May below, please see Invite from Peter Baldwin for a Trials Day at the Triangle, Burgess Hill Leisure Centre on the 4th September. All players are welcome whatever your standard as long as you are keen to play the game and be developed in County Coaching Sessions or play for the County Teams. Please reply to Peter as indicated on the letter.
21st June 2021 - Horsham Spinners Junior 1 Start Event 12th June - Report
There were 17 players in two Bands of 9 and 8 players for this event held by Rory Scott in Slinford Village Hall on the 12th June. Lewis Austin and Janie Miles won their respective Bands and the full placings can be found in the Report, Scoresheets and Photo's provided by Rory.
18th June, 2021 - County Coaching Sessions
On Saturday the 22nd May Sussex County TTA hosted a coaching session at the Triangle Leisure Centre in Burgess Hill. This coaching followed the fitness session in April (see news item 27th April below). The session was targeted at cadet players aged under 15. In the morning the session was split with girls and younger boys, and in the afternoon older cadet boys played. In total eighteen players attended and the players were assessed for county potential. The County has identified a couple of young players with strong potential and these players are already being considered for inclusion in the cadet performance squad.
Marc Burman was the lead County (Level 2 coach) and sparring was provided by George Hazell ( Level 1 coach). Peter Baldwin the Cadet and Junior match secretary also attended. Players were put through a series of training exercises, top table and competitive match situations. designed to test skills and ability under competitive situations. The sessions allowed us to assess player ability and provide feedback directly to players and coaches.
The next coaching session will be held on Saturday the 26th of June. This time as well as the continuing focus on younger cadet players (which will continue all season) we have also invited Junior players from around the county. As a result players from almost every league are represented in the next session. After the June session we will be announcing the cadet performance and development squads. Over the summer we will be hosting additional girls and Junior sessions so that we can finalise the Junior County Performance and Development Squads.
18th May, 2021 - Cadet Girls
There is a great shortage of Cadet Girls in the County and so the County is looking to try and get more focus to develop young Girls. Have a look at the link below showing the Chinese talent and skills, and hope it provides some inspiration! But don't be put off!
18th May, 2021 - Horsham Spinners Junior Events - Report
Please find the reports, prepared by Rory Scott, for the two recent 2 Junior Events held by Rory Scott at his Slinford venues on the 9th May and 15th May. Further events are planned - see new item dated 17th May.
18th May, 2021 - County Trials Day - 4th September
The County has arranged Saturday 4th September for a Trials Day for Cadets and Juniors and the event is being run by Peter Baldwin the Cadet and Junior County Championship Match Secretary at the Triangle Leisure Centre in Burgess Hill. More information about the day will be available in due course but if Leagues, Coaches and Clubs can note the date.
17th May, 2021 - Sussex County Junior Open 2 Star Circuit Events
The Sussex County have planned a series of Open 2 Star Junior Events through the Season and the first 2 have been organised and are on the TTE Calendar. They are both at the Warden Park School Sports Hall on Saturdays 11th September and 30th October. Please find the Entry Forms - September and October, with return to Brett Holt. The entry cost is just £15 for each event.
17th May, 2021 - Horsham Spinners Junior Open 1 Star Events
Rory has changed the event scheduled for the 12th June from a Closed Event to an Open 1 Star along with a further Event on the 10th July which is also a 1 Star. They are approved and on the TTE Calendar. Please find the Information and Entry Forms - 12th June and 10th July - with return to Rory. It is planned to have 4 Bands of up to 8 players based on ranking but dependent on entries and Covid guidelines will be in place for the 12th June event. Entry cost is £14.
9th May, 2021 - Horsham Spinners TTC Junior Event 1st May - Report
Please find a Report, prepared by Rory Scott, of the second post lockdown event. An increase in numbers and hopefully will increase going forward. Further dates can be found on the Cadet and Junior Page.
9th May, 2021 - Horsham Spinners TTC Junior Events 24th April - Report
Please find a Report, prepared by Rory Scott, of the first post lockdown session in Sussex. Sadly, like the Coaching Session, numbers were low and it looks like players are going to take time to return.
27th April, 2021 - County Coaching Sessions restart
On Sunday the 25th April Sussex County TTA hosted a fitness session at the Triangle in Burgess Hill organised by Maureen Hazell. The session was targeted at the younger players, specifically the "Pre Covid" Under 13 Performance squad all of whom are now aged 14 and under. The session was held outside, the sun was shining and the players hardly felt the sharp breeze as Marc Burman, SCTTA Coach, put them through a series of cardio activities and exercises designed to test reactions, agility and hand-eye co-ordination.
The next two training sessions will be held in May and June and will mark our return to the tables. These sessions will also include under 13's and will extend to include under 15's in May and our older Juniors (under 19) in June. We will be announcing County Performance and Development Squads after these sessions when assessments will have been carried out for Under 13, Under 15 and Under 19 age categories.
20th April, 2021 - Junior "Closed" Events and Open Training Events
A reminder that Rory Scott has organised some Junior Events and Training - see News items below for the 1st April and 10th April , for which I believe there is still spaces. There is also now a dedicated page for Cadet and Juniors where all information relating to Cadets and Juniors Events and News can be found.
16th April, 2021 - TTE Affiliation Renewal Juniors
Previous correspondence (see Announcement on 15th March News Item below) indicated that Juniors and Adults can renew from the 1st May with membership lasting until end of July 2022. There are two Junior Closed events being run by Rory Scott before the 1st May (see 1st April News Item below) and the County has approved the events conditional on TTE Affiliation for Insurance purposes, but this would have meant Juniors renewing twice (before and after 1st May). TTE has agreed that any Juniors renewing before 1st May for these events and advised, would not need to renew after 1st May. The County has also agreed this for a forthcoming County Coaching Session (details very soon).
10th April, 2021 - Horsham Spinners TTC - Junior Open Training Camps
Rory Scott and his Horsham Spinners TTC have arranged Open Training Camps for Juniors at their Slinford premises they use. They are on Saturday April 17th and Sunday April 25th from 11am to 3pm for which details can be found on the April Flyer. Note that there is a County Coaching Session planned also for the Sunday 25th April for which details are being finalised and subsequently some Cadets/Juniors will be contacted. Rory Scott has also planned an Open Coaching Session on Sunday 2nd May and again from 11am to 3pm for which details can be found the May Flyer. There are spaces for 12 players with pricing £25 (£16 for Horsham Spinners Club Members). Please see Covid Guidelines in place for these Training Sessions.
7th April, 2021 - Crawley Community TTC - Summer cadet and Junior Coaching
Crawley TTC are about to begin their Junior Summer Term coaching at Wilfrids Catholic School. Please see the flyer below for dates and times.
More Information about the club can be found on the following link: https://clubs.tabletennisengland.co.uk/CrawleyCommunityTableTennisClub
4th April, 2021 - Junior Age Category extended to U19
Following the ITTF decision TTE have announced (see TT News item for 3rd April) that for the coming season 2021 to 2022 starting on the 1st August, the age category for Juniors has been extended from Under 18 to Under 19 with the qualifying date being the 31st December. So if a player is under 19 on the 31st December 2021 they are eligible to play in Junior Competitions for that season (1st August to 31st July). A new Under 17 category is also being considered and the Cadets remain Under 13 and Under 15. It has also been announced that the rankings within competitions will resume from the 1st August.
1st April, 2021 - Rory Scott off the mark!
Not an April Fool but Rory Scott has arranged Junior and Senior Events at the Slinford Village Hall in a bubble of 15 players across 2 Tables and 2 Bands and with Covid Restrictions in place. They are after the 12th April date and run through to June. These events attract no ranking points (suspended until new season anyway) and are closed to Sussex Players only since it is not an approved TTE event (but endorsed by Sussex County) and players will need to be TTE Affiliated for Insurance purposes. The Junior Events are on the following dates - 24th April, 1st May, 9th May, 15th May and 12th June and you can find the details on the Junior Flyer/Entry Form with entry cost of £12. The Senior events are being held on the 6th June and 13th June and you find the details on the Senior Flyer/Entry Form with entry cost of £15.
1st April, 2021 - Separate Page for Cadets/Juniors
This is a new page specifically for Cadets and Juniors and it will contain news of forthcoming events, reports, and news around the Sussex County Cadets and Juniors - so watch this space or at least the Cadet and Junior Page. Rory Scott is running from late April through to June some small events and information on these can be found under County Events Page, and there is planning taking place for events in the new season. For the remainder of this season the County is looking to restart the Coaching for Cadets and Juniors and planning is advanced and again information will be available soon,