County Clubs, Venues & Links
County Clubs, Venues & Links
A Schedule showing the timescale for the completion of this Page will appear shortly
6th January 2021 - United by Ping Pong
The title of an article that appeared in the Sunday Time Magazine on the 20th December in the Christmas appeal on behalf of sports clubs in the Sported Network Christmas. The author of the article is Matthew Syed and there is focus on Harry Fairchild, the Down's Syndrome player and coach, as well as about the diversity within the Brighton TTC in general. The full article and video can be found on the following link:
6th June - Horsham Spinners TT Club - Lockdown Activities
Besides Brighton City TT Club, Rory Scott has also been very busy and active for his Horsham Spinners TTC. He has run 20 online video coaching sessions for his U11's, weekly coaching sessions for the 12-14 year olds and weekly catch up and chat sessions for the 15-18 year olds and as well for Adults. Additionally his has been running a video bat and skills challenge for junior members and has offered free one to one sessions for the 12-14 year olds outdoors in the park and given members access to all 500 plus Ping Skills videos. Personally he has also attended all the TTE Coaching and Club Webinars as well as the Club Matters workshops, and made numerous YouTube videos for any club members and others to watch. Sounds exhausting. Well done Rory.
3rd December - Leagues/Club Development Initiatives
The Sussex County has been made aware of the following initiatives that are taking place within the County. The Crawley Community TT Club and George Gray has implemented a "Player Passport" development coaching programme, based on the Butterfly skills whereby young players progress through various skills levels of Bronze, Silver and Gold. Similarly, There is in excess of 20 young players progressing through. The Broad Oak TTC and Mike Gadd used the ITTF TT Award Scheme which also has the various similar skill levels through Bronze, Silver and Gold and Keith Lindsay the Hastings League Development Officer has circulated to Clubs in the Hastings League. The information has been provided here for Clubs and Leagues to implement if they so wish and feel free to contact the names mentioned.
7th November - Weald TTC
The Weald TTC, which is on the Kent/Sussex border at Bodiam School, has issued their latest Schedule and starting on the second Sunday of each month from December 15th (1230 pm to 4 pm) there will be a Junior Coaching Academy (for Intermediate/Higher level Juniors) and the session also incoporates the normal Sunday sessions. Further details will be forthcoming and for any queires please contact Mike Gadd on www.tabletennisweald.co.uk
12th October - Brighton City TTC - BACA College - Open Evening & Information
This is for the attention of any TT Players in your Leagues who are in Year 11 and are looking at colleges next year. The BACA College in Brighton next to the AMEX Stadium now has a Table Tennis Academy which started this September and is already improving players currently at the College. It is being run by the Brighton City TTC at the BACA College which is now recruiting new players to join the sixth form. Teresa Bennett, who is an experienced Sussex Coach and ex-PE Teacher, is leading the Academy Programme.To find out more come and visit the BACA College Open Evening: Monday 21 October 2019 from 6.00pm til 8.00pm