TTE - National Council & News
TTE National Council & Other News
23rd May - TTE - National Council - 27th June
The next National Council Meeting has now been scheduled, via Zoom, for the 27th June - advance notice. Information about Agenda and papers will appear when available.
23rd May - TTE - Various News Items
TTE Newsletter - 220520 - Information about the TTE AGM and the withdrawal of all the Propositions which includes the proposed raising of the Fees and they will be frozen for the coming season. There is still the intention to revise the membership categories which include sthe new "Club Play" category although it will be free for the coming season. The Newsletter also contains the output of a Webinar with Paul Drinkhall and his life through lockdown and a video from Gavin Evans regarding Mental Awareness during the coming Mental Awareness week. Also see fund raising ideas including face masks by Will Bayley.
Coaching Webinar - The next Coaching Webinar is this coming Tuesday 26th May at 7pm and is open to all Level 1 Coaches and above, and the topic this week is Coaching Women and Girls. It is being led by Sally Shutt and Natalie Green
Data Protection - A reminder from TTE that players are automatically covered if Leagues are using the TT League Manager and Membership Manager, and that players data cannot be used on other systems such as TT365. Further information can be found here.
Deputy Chairman - A reminder that nominations for Deputy Chairman close on the 29th May - see news item 10th May below. The latest Company Register has been made available from TTE and Leagues should have completed their Annual Returns which includes indicating the Company Member and completing relevant Forms is new/changed. More information can be found here.
23rd May - Active Sussex - Newsletter - May 2020
Please see the latest Active Sussex Newsletter - May 2020 - Contains information about a Trustee Vacancy, Video on Active Lives surveys, Covid-19 activity report from Sport England, Mntal Health Awareness Week and a video of a Sports Disability Webinar held on the 21st May.
17th May - TTE - Latest Newsletter - Resumption of Play Guidance and TT League Manager
Please see the latest TTE Newsletter - 150520 - which contains information on the return to play with a 5-stage Process, with Stage 1 at present with play at Home and on outdoor tables. Also included is information about TT League Manager in respect of "Options for closing last Season", use of the system for competitions, and planned items for which upgrade will take place by August 2020. There is also a reference to the Deputy Chairman Elections - see also News Item 10th May. Additionally, TTE advised that Geoff Scruton, an International Umpire and Vice President of Yorkshire, had passed away.
17th May - TTE - Further Coaching Webinar - 19th May at 1pm
TTE have arranged a further Coaching Webinar for next Tuesday 19th May at 1pm for coaches of all levels. It is being led by Ben Young and the subject is "fundamental movement skills" It is free and for sign-up information please see information here.
17th May - Active Sussex - Disability and Inclusion News - May 2020
Please find the latest Newsletter from Active Sussex around Disability and Inclusion. This edition includes information of a Webinar this coming Thursday 21st May from 2pm to 2.30 pm exploring the challenges and barriers to SEND provision within Schools, Active Lives Survey Results, STEP (Space, Task, Equipment and People) inclusion resources to support activity whilst at home, and information about the Specsavers "virtual" Sussex Games across 11 weeks of the Summer Term although it does not look as if Table Tennis has been included - presume very difficult to play virtually! There is also information in the Newsletter about UK Deaf Sports and further Webinars around Women in Sport and for Mental Health Week, which is between 18th and 24th May.
11th May - Tees Sport Newsletter - May 2020
Tees Sports have recently distributed their Newsletter for May for your information if not seen.
10th May - TTE - Deputy Chair Election
With the sad recent death of Charlie Childs, an election for a replacement has been scheduled. The following Letter indicates more details and the process and links to the Nominations Forms for those who may be interested.
10th May - TTE - AGM Membership Propositions
Besides the Membership Proposals in the latest Newsletter (see below), there are also Propositions around amendments to the Honours, Voting Consultation for "One Member One Vote" (see news item 5th May), Fees (see below) and also one on ranking to be kept as player v player and not specific competitions. More information on the Propositions and the AGM can be seen on the following link:
10th May - TTE - Latest Newsletter - AGM Membership Proposals
TTE have indicated on their latest Newsletter - 090520 - Membership Proposals for next season, to be discussed at the TTE AGM, in respect of re-branding as Compete Plus, Compete, Just Pay and Supporter (replacing the current Player Member, Player and Associate categories) . The prices or affiliation fees for each category are also being proposed at the AGM and respectively for the new categories as £20 Senior and £10 for Junior and for the new categories £6 for Club Play and £4 for Just Play although the introduction of the Just Play is being considered for following season. Also included in the Newsletter is information about Bethany Ellis obtaining support from Tyson Fury for her Charity Crusade for Cancer Research UK, Outline for the return of TT subject of course to Government and Sport England guidelines, the launch of TT Kidz for deprived areas via various schools, and fund raising by Dan Ives one of the young Ambassadors.
10th May - TTE - Further Coaching Webinar - 12th May at 2pm
TTE have arranged a further Coaching Webinar for next Tuesday 12th May at 2pm for all Level 2 coaches and above. It is being led by Gavin Evans and the subject is "deliberate practice" explaining what it is, how to implement it and the impact it can have. Please see the information here for signing up.
5th May - TTE AGM - Proposition "One Member One Vote" Consultation
There has been much discussion previously around changing the voting system, and the TTE Board are now looking to table a Proposition to undertake a membership consultation and to receive legal advice on changing to a direct member voting structure. Please see the AGM Proposition and Rationale here. Previoulsy the debate has been around changes based on who becomes Company Members e.g. specified Clubs, but now the proposed consulatation is for a direct member voting.
4th May - TTE - National Council Elections - Next Meeting and next Season
1st May - TTE - Further Coaching Webinar - 5th May at Noon & latest Newsletter
TTE have arranged a further Coaching Webinar for next Tuesday 5th May at Noon for all Level 1 coaches and above. It is being led by Matt Stanforth a Level 4 Coach and TTE Perfomance Department's Programme Manager, and the focus will be on Player Mental Development. There are 90 slots reserved and there is also a video showing the sign-up process. The latest Newsletter from TTE can be found here if you do not receive them, and this issue includes a message from the TTE Chairman on Coronavirus Update, a Fitness Video by Alan Cooke, TTE Techincal Director, and how Performance Coaches have been helping the young rising stars make the most of training and learning opportunities. There are also other items such as the lockdown challenge from Sam Walker.
25th April - Active Sussex - Newsletter - April 2020
Please see the latest Active Sussex Newsletter which indicates that the Specsavers School Games in June will be virtual this year. Not sure if Table Tennis will be included at the moment. Also included is online work-out schedules that can be done at home and community funding opportunities from Sport England.
25th April - TTE - Further Coaching Webinar - 28th April at 2 pm & latest Newsletter
TTE have arranged another Coaching Webinar for next Tuesday 28th April at 2 pm for all Level 1 Coaches and above with Chris Turner on the topic "Developing Skill through a Constraints Led Approach". Again restricted to the first 60 applicants. Please see also latest TTE Newsletter - 240420 - in which there is a video of Tin Tin Ho playing on her Ukulelel and news of funding opportunities for clubs on coronavirus impact.
18th April - TTE - Further Coaching Webinar - 21st April at 1 pm
TTE have arranged a further Coaching Webinar for next Tuesay 21st April at 1 pm for all Level 1 Coaches and above with Alan Cooke, TTE Technical Director. The subject is the impact and role a personal coach can play Please note that the Webibar is limited to the first 60 places.
17th April - TTE - Online Umpire Courses and playing TT at Home
TTE have launched online Umpire and registration for these is available on the following link:
Note that bookings will only be taken until close of play next Tuesday 21st April. This information is also shown in the latest TTE Newsletter - 170420 - which includes as well information on how to learn and play TT at Home!
16th April - Active Sussex - Disability and Inclusion News - April 2020
Please see the latest Active Sussex Newsletter around Disability and Inclusion and in particular news of a forthcoimng Webinar on "Connecting and Collaborating during Covid-19" scheduled for 30th April.
13th April - Active Sussex News - Stay At Home Special
Please see recent Active Sussex News which includes link to information available on their website for staying active at home with tips, sharing of local initiatives and webinars to take part in.
10th April - TT Times 18
The latest issue of TT Times, produced by Diane and Harvey Webb, can be found here. In this issue can be found:
- National Championship Qualifiers Report
- Governance Update
- National Championships Report
- Olympic Games Qualifying Tournament Report
- Events from 1970;
- Article by Ken/Karenza Mathews on a TT Life 1971;
- Swaythling Club International Meeting;
- In Memoriam;
- Article on going from Ping-Pong to Table Tennis;
- A Good News Page
- Article on previous ETTA Treasurers - Part 3;
10th April - TTE News and Coaching Development Webinar
The latest TTE News - 100420 - contains a message from the CEO of TTE, a reminder of the Membership Survey which has been distributed to everyone, a message from Liam Pitchford to the England Primary International Team, and a World TT Day Video on the longest rally - really worth a view and not what you might think. There is also from TTE another free Coaching Webinar scheduled for Tuesday 14th April and this time for L2 Coaches and above.
6th April - TTE Coaching Development - Free Youth Development Webinar - 7th April at 2pm
If interested in participating in this free Coaching Webinar, provided by TTE, then please see information here, and sign-up.
5th April - TTE News - Weekly News
The latest TTE News - 030420 - contains again information regarding applications for emergency funding for Clubs from Sports England (see also news items 2nd April below). It also contains Tributes to Charlie Childs, a Deputy TTE Chairman who passed away recently, TT Kidz Activity Cards, and World TT Day.
2nd April - TTE News - Sports England - Emergency Funding for Clubs
TTE have issued information about Emergency Funding that can be applied for from a Sports England Community Fund for those Clubs who are struggling in the current Covid-19 environment. There is also information and links to seeking Government Advice, FAQ's, Key Advice for Clubs and Ideas to stay Active.
30th March - TTE News including Coronvirus Update & Home Practice
For those who are not on the TTE distribution list, please find latest TTE News including on the Coronavirus.
Bereavements: TTE has announced the passing of Ron Alcock, an England International in the 1940's ad 1950's, and also Charlie Childs who was elected to the TTE Board last summer.
Coaching Webinars: These are free and are for L2 Coaches and above - the first one is 11.00 am on Tuesday 31st March.
Newsletters - 130320, 200320, 270320 - Information on Kim Daybell, a Paralympian and also Junior Doctor on the front line, message from TTE Chairman, marathon effort for Sport Relief and results of the Schools Team Championships (sadly no Sussex Schools).
Coronvirus: In particular in the recent edition on the 27th March there are updates on Coronvirus with reference to specific TTE Page and also Home Practice - Inventive way to practice at home and stay in touch including Brighton City Club and their daily get together at 5 pm using zoom, and different TT Challenges from Coaches.
27th March - National Council 14th March and subsequent Conference Call 18th March
The next National Council Meeting was scheduled for the 14th March in Milton Keynes, but was cancelled due to the Coronvirus concerns. The papers that were scheduled for the meeting can be seen below:
- NC Agenda
- Chairman's Report
- Board Meeting Summary
- Annual Return Spreadsheet
- CEO and Department Reports
- Finance Presentation
- MAG Update
- Regional Forums
- Ranking Presentation
- Ranking Consultation
If there are any questions on any of the information in the papers, then please let me know so that I can feedback to TTE. Subsequent to the cancellation of the meeting a Conference Call was held on the evening of the 18th March on the subject of the last two papers i.e. the Ranking, which were presented. It was primarily for the National and International aspect rather than TT Leagues, and there were systems - Relative and Absolute with the latter currently being used. The advantages and disadvantages of both are summarised in the papers and the view of the meeting was for a move to the Relative System for the accommodation of International results, although it was recognised that this would be more onerous in respect of administration. A survey had been running until the 22nd March to collect views.
27th March - National Championships - 28th February to 1st March
These took place, before the shutdown, in Nottingham between Friday 28th February and the 1st March. There was much Sussex interest with 4 players in the last 32 in England - Helsham Weerasinghe, Josh Bennett, Jack Bennett and George Hazell for the Men and Lois Peake, Alice Hazell in the Women's last 32. In the Mens U21 Josh Bennett and George Hazell participated and Jodie Morris in the Women's U21. Sadly none of them won but it was a good Sussex representation. Please see the TTE Newsletters for late February/early March (in case you do not receive them) - 210220, 280220, 060320 - which contains information about the event and I believe the BBC screening is still available on iplayer. Details about the event are on the TTE website on the following link.
The main event winners were Liam Pitchford and Tin-Tin-Ho. Other items on the Newsletters include British League update, Pride of TT Awards and a "Ping Long" for Sports Relief.
17th March - Coronavirus - Suspension of Activities
In the light of recent Government advice and the latest TTE Guidance – see also following link, which was posted at 11.00 am on the TTE website this morning 17th March:
Effectively all TTE events are cancelled until 30th April – I suspect it may be later. Advice was also for Leagues to suspend matches as well and all Sussex Leagues have i.e. Hastings, Eastbourne, Worthing, Brighton, East Grinstead, South West Sussex, Crawley and Horsham, Haywards Heath Leagues have suspended matches and activities. Planned events such as Sussex Closed are also cancelled.
Have a good rest, keep safe and let’s hope this all clears before the start of next season.
9th March - SE Region Qualifiers - Entry Closure extended to Friday 13th March
Please see the Entry Form for this year's South East Regional Qualifiers being held at Ashford Tennis Club on Saturday 21st March and for which the entry closure has been extended to Friday 13th March. Players must be TTE affiliated. The top two in each category going forward to the Inter-Regional Finals being held on weekend 23rd/24th May.
5th March - Coronavirus - TTE & Sport England Guidance
Please see the latest information and advice to Clubs & Leagues from TTE regarding the Coronavirus. Specifically it advises playing matches as normal but to avoid shaking hands. Perhaps other methods of acknowledgement should be considered like elbow to elbow!!
3rd March - UK Coaching & Top Edge Coaching Information
3rd March - Active Sussex - February and Disability and Inclusion Newsletters/Update
26th February - TT Kidz - Events running in Sussex
Please see Kidz Information from TTE which list information on where they are currenly being run in Sussex - in Horsham and Rother. If interested it may be possible still to sign up youngsters and the link for booking also gives much information about the content of the Courses and of course a Club or League can sign up for a future event to be hosted and run.
19th February - TT England - Latest Newsletters
- Team GB failed to qualify for the Toyko Olympics
- Updates on the Mens British League
- Completion of the WBL and Sussex player Alice Hazell was part of the winning Division Two and Brighton were 2nd in Division 3 with Teresa Bennett the best Individual Average
- National Championships (28th February to 1st March) - Good Sussex repreentation with Jack Bennett qualified to join brother Josh Bennett and George Hazell and Helsham Weerasinghe in the Mens
- National Championship - Women from Sussex in the Finals include Lois Peake, Alice Hazell and in the U21 Jodie Morris
- National Championships - now sponsored by Mark Bates Limited and increase in prizes
- Top Referees Conference to be held in the UK in November
- New GB Sport live streaming service launched and will include some TT events
- Results of the Jack Petchey Schools Team Finals
- Video of the Premier Players TT clash - Lovren and Salah
- Baggaley retaining the World Championship of Ping-Pong at Alexandra Palace
- GB Team players talks about Mental Health in a podcast
- Craig Bryant named as coach for the World Team Championships in Korea in March
- Applications invited from TTE from Premier/Associate Clubs for funding upto £300 for inclusivity projects
- Survey on rankings
16th January - TT England - Club Registration & Finder
The capability exists to log your Club, along with details of TT sessions, on to the TTE Club Finder. You can find out if your Club is registered, along with others in your vicinity via the following link:
However, checking it out it is clear that there are only a few clubs within Sussex County showing although there are a lot of Ping places, i.e. where there are TT Tables that can be used e.g. AMEX Stadium. Your Club does not need to be a Premier Club and can be registered or affiliated as an Associate Club. The process is to first register the Club on the TTE Membership database and a guide on how to do this can be found on the following link:
This is a good way to make known your club to people within your vicinity who may wish to join your Club.
14th January - Active Sussex News - January 2020
Please see the latest Active News for January - it indicates the keynote Speaker for the forthcoming Active Sussex Network Event 2020 on the 27th February at the Buxted Park Hotel, Sussex Disability Network Survey and Hastings Workforce Project, and much more including workshops on Safeguarding.
14th January - TTE Newsletter - Performance & Competition News & SE Club and Volunteer Conference
Please see the latest TTE Newsletter - 100120 - from TTE. It contains information about the forthcoming Senior National Championships in which Sussex Player Josh Bennett has already qualified and hi brother Jack Bennett along with George/Alice Hazell are in the Qualifiers. There is also update on the forthcoming SE Regional Club Conference this coming Sunday in Tonbridge where Will Bayley will be giving a talk, and bookings are still be taken - see Flyer.
6th January - TT Times 17
The latest issue of TT Times, produced by Diane and Harvey Webb, can be found here. In this issue can be found:
- Report on the Team World Cup in Tokyo;
- Trial of Table Tennis Review (TTR) System;
- Update on Events;
- Article by Ken/Karenza Mathews on a TT Life 1965;
- Report on recent Home Counties Internationals
- In Memoriam;
- What was happening in 1959
- A Good News Page
- Article on previous ETTA Treasurers;
- Future Events
6th January - TTE National Council Meeting - 14th December - Minutes
Further to the news item on the 3rd December, please find the Minutes from the National Council Meeting held on the 14th December. It includes in particular discussion in workshops on the Voting System/Company Membership and the Membership Strategy.
20th December - TTE Newsletters - British League, Pride of TT Awards, Board Christmas Message & England Team for Korea
Please see the recent TTE Newsletter - 131219 - which contains information relating to tickets for the National Championships, the use of VAR in TT, British League news and recent Pride of TT Awards. Also - 201219 - for Board Christmas Message & England for Korea World Championships
18th December - Active Sussex News - December 2019
Please see the latest Newsletter from Active Sussex. It includes details about forthcoming Active Sussex Networking event on the 27th February, the recent Sussex Sport Awards (but sadly no TT people), and links to Funding Awards and Funding that can be bid for in the forthcoming months.
9th December - TTE - South East Club Conference, Tonbridge - 19th January 2020
Please see information relating to a Club Conference being held by TTE at the Angel Centre in Tonbridge. Two representatives from each League are invited and it is an ideal opportunity to see what developments there are that can be utilized for Leagues/Clubs. Here is the draft Agenda.
7th December - Brighton City TTC - Daily Mirror Best Club of the Year Award & their Musical Single
Please see the latest issue of the TTE News - 6th December - in case you are not on the distribution. It contains information about Brighton City Club receiving the Best Club of the Year Award from the Daily Mirror as well as the launch of a musical single and the story behind it. The issue also contains the latest British League news and the tickets for forthcoming National Championships.
7th December - Active Sussex Disability & Inclusion News - December 2019
Please see the December edition of the Disability & Inclusion News from Active Sussex. This issue contains information about MIND engaging in physical activity, the winner of the Disabled Sports Personality of the Year and the launch of an innovative Cricket League.
3rd December - TTE National Council Meeting - 14th December - Papers & Latest News
Further to the news item on the 25th November, please see the Papers for the coming meeting, and please let me know of any thoughts prior to attendance.
- Meeting Details;
- Chairman's Report;
- September Board Meeting Report;
- CEO & Department Reports;
- MAG Update;
- Opportunities Club/League DevelopmentOpportunities Club/League Development;
- Appendix 1 - Membership & Voting Review Group;
- Appendix 2 - Finance Summary;
- Mission 2025;
Additionally, please see the latest TTE Newsletter - 291119 - which contains information about Team GB for Tokyo 2020 Olympics, Tickets for the World Championhips of Ping-Pong in January, the new Board Directors, the recent updates to TT Leagues and GB Para nomination.
25th November - TTE National Council Meeting - 14th December - Membership Strategy
Further to the news item on the 8th November, the National Chairman has issued this letter seeking views on membership strategy for TTE and will be discussed at the next Sussex County Meeting. However, if any one has any views then please let me or your Sussex County Representative know your thoughts before the 14th December.
25th November - TTE News - Lois Peake gets Golds
Please see the recent TTE Newsletters, for those who do not receive them, for recent weeks - 151119 and 221119. The 15th November issue highlights the Golds won by Lois Peake in the Individual and Doubles events in the Isle of Man at the Home Counties International Event. There is also news of Don Parker receiving the Commonwealth Sport Order of Merit 2019 and information about the awards for the Year 3 funding from the BeTT Programme and in Sussex Horsham Spinners TTC, Horsham TTC and TT Rother were successful. For the 22nd November issue there is information about the TT Kidz Programme, the nominations for the Pride of TT Awards and the results from the Portugal Cadet/Junior Open.
8th November - TTE National Council Meeting
The next National Cuncil Meeting is to take place in Milton Keynes on the 14th December - see Preliminary Notice - and the papers will be listed as soon as they are available.
8th November - England in Japan - Tees Sport Article & TTE News
Please see article issued by Tees Sports relating to the Team World Cup in Tokyo with information on the seedings and schedule, and the Home Nations Championships this coming weekend being held on the Isle of Man with Senior, Junior and Cadet Teams. The latest TTE News - 081119 - provides the results for the England Team and entries are now being accepted for the Senior Nationals Qualifying.
7th November - Active Sussex - October & November News (for all Sussex Sports), Sport Awards Tickets & Inclusive Activity Programme
Please see the October Active Sussex Newsletter which contains information relating to the forthcoming presentation of the Sussex Sports Award for 2019 at the Annual Awards Dinner on the 22nd November, for which you can purchase here Tickets. There is a video "Believe in You" and information about the Hastings Academy Satellite Club, and funding information. Also information on a "Inclusive Activity Programme" workshop. The November Issue contains links to the shortlist for the various Awards and also there are links to Safeguarding Courses which are held monthly in a variety of Sussex locations at a cost of £35.
7th November - TTE News
For those who do not receive the weekly TTE Newsletters the recent ones can be seen here - 041019, 111019, 181019, 251019 and 011119 - and of course you can always join TTE as an Associate Member to receive these if not a player. There is much news about Will Bayley's progress in Strictly Come Dancing and his subsequent withdrawal. There is article (1st November) on how to transition from Social to Competitive TT a Podcast (18th October) from the TTE CEO Sara Sutcliffe, a vidoe on the recent ETTU Coaching Conference and British League Results, and much more.
6th November - TT Times 16
The latest issue of TT Times, produced by Diane and Harvey Webb, can be found here. As usual it contains articles on recent events such as the European Vets Tournament in Budapest and the Commonwealth Championships in India where the Federation Chairman Alan Ransome was standing down after 26
29th September - TTE News - Will Bayley & Jacob Evans
Recent TTE Newsletters over recent weeks can be seen here - 130919, 200919, 270919 - for those who do not received them. There is much news about Will Bayley andd Strictly Come Dancing participation and there is also a report in the latest one on the ever improving Jacob Evans from Sussex who won Band 4 of the Preston Grand Prix and was the "Player of the Tournament". Please see also the Agenda for the forthcoimng ETTU Coaching in London at the end of October.
25th September - Active Sussex - September News (for all Sussex Sports)
Please see the latest Active Sussex Newsletter which contains information relating to Sports Award Nominations for 2019 (closing 11th October) and their presentation at the Annual Awards Dinner on the 22nd November where Kriss Akabusi MBE is the star host, and with keynote speaker Born Barikor. Also included in the newsletter is information about the Sussex Disability Sport Network Event on the 10th October at the AMEX Stadium - please see Agenda. There are also articles on inspiring and supporting those who live with one or more long-term health conditions and funding opportunities from "Power to Change Community Business Fund". Finally there is reference and link to East Sussex funding news - recent awards and where funding can currently be