Satellite Clubs

Satellite clubs are extensions, or outposts of community sports clubs that specifically target the 11-25 age group.

What is a satellite club?

Satellite clubs are extensions, or outposts of community sports clubs which are established in a new venue, usually a secondary school, college or community centre, and specifically target the 11-25 age group.

Coaches and volunteers from a community sports club work in partnership with the satellite host venue to create a new community satellite club.

Between 2013 and 2017 Table Tennis England supported the development of 159 new satellite clubs engaging over 9,000 young people. Since 2017, Table Tennis England have supported the development of a further 57 satellite clubs engaging more than 1,700 young people aged 11-25.


Satellite Club model

We know that the step from school or college sport to community sport is often too great for young people. This is why so many 11-25 year olds drop-out of sport.

Satellite clubs make it easier for young people to stay in sport, or to start playing sport for the first time.

They provide a stepping stone to a community club or regular participation through the creation of relevant, appealing and convenient sporting opportunities for young people.


How do we develop a successful satellite club?

The guidance document below provides useful hints and tips, as well as links to partner websites to support in putting together an application for a successful satellite club.


Satellite Club funding

Table Tennis England is not currently accepting applications for Satellite Club funding. The application window will reopen in Spring 2020. If you would like to find out more about the types of satellite club projects we typically fund, take a look at the 2018-19 guidance notes below.

Any questions at all, please contact [email protected]



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Satellite Club Guidance Notes 2018-19

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