Our new membership categories

More information about new membership categories which are being introduced from the 2020/21 season.

Our new membership categories, which we are introducing for 2020/21, are designed to be more relevant both to current and potential new members and to diversify the benefits of joining Table Tennis England.

The main changes are:

  • Re-branding the current Player Member and Player Licence – these will now be known as ‘Compete’ and ‘Compete Plus’.
  • Removing the Associate category and creating a ‘Supporter’ category, which is aimed at those who don’t play but still want to be part of Table Tennis England.
  • The introduction of a ‘Club Play’ category, which will ensure those who are playing in a club setting or regularly elsewhere can purchase a membership that will help them develop as a player and get access to insurance to ensure they’re properly protected. It will not cover playing in leagues or national competitions.

Each of the categories has a raft of benefits tailored for those who join, ensuring that membership of Table Tennis England remains excellent value for money.

At the bottom of this page, you can download a guide to the new categories and a Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) document. This short video also explains the new categories:

By becoming a member of Table Tennis England you become part of the fabric of the sport, helping us to unlock other funds so we can spend more on the grassroots and safeguard the future of the sport.

Click here to find out more about how your fees play a crucial part in helping us to support and safeguard the sport for current and future players.

Information about each category

Supporter

The Supporter category replaces the Associate Member category as the most suitable option for volunteers, coaches, officials and fans of our sport who do not actually play the game.

If you are currently an Associate member and do not play table tennis but you are a volunteer, coach, official or simply a table tennis fan, the Supporter category is for you, totally free of charge!

You will be part of the Table Tennis England family and benefit from priority access and discounts to tickets for major national and international events hosted by Table Tennis England and, eNews updates that matter to you.

The Supporter category no longer includes individual player public liability insurance as an inclusion. However, if you volunteer for Table Tennis England or one of our affiliated clubs or leagues, you will be covered under the Table Tennis England Sports Liability Cover and are suitable and eligible for the Supporter category.

If you are currently an Associate Member and play or coach in a club, then the Club Play category is for you now. This ensures you are covered for £10m public liability insurance in England.

Click here for more information about the different levels of insurance.

Supporter Benefits

  • Priority access and discounts for tickets to major national and international events hosted by Table Tennis England
  • Regular eNews updates that matter to you, including expert tips and tricks and inspiring stories from across the table tennis community
  • Opportunity to be nominated for Table Tennis England’s annual Pride of Table Tennis Awards
  • Member-only competitions to win exclusive prizes and experiences

Price: Free

Format: A Supporter membership can be renewed or upgraded from July 31 each season.

Club Play

This new category is designed for those who play table tennis but not in national competitions and/or local leagues. It is suitable for those who play in a club setting or socially and means they will hold a membership that will help them to develop as a player.

One of the key benefits of this membership is the provision of public liability insurance, ensuring the individual is properly protected when playing in the result of an incident. It also comes with access to member-only prize competitions and resources. This category is not suitable for those playing in Table Tennis England affiliated local leagues or national competitions who will need a Compete membership.

For more information about why you require player public liability insurance please click here.

Club Play Benefits

  • £10m public liability insurance for training and playing in a club setting or socially in England only
  • Priority access and discounts for tickets to major national and international events hosted by Table Tennis England
  • 10% discount on table tennis equipment from UK Table Tennis
  • Regular eNews updates that matter to you, including expert tips and tricks and inspiring stories from across the table tennis community
  • Opportunity to be nominated for Table Tennis England’s annual Pride of Table Tennis Awards

Price: Free for 2020-21 season. Introduction of more benefits and transition to paid membership for 2021-2022 season and into the future.

Format: Annual membership which will last until the end of each playing season, usually running until July 31st each year.

Compete

A Compete membership (formerly Player Member) is required for those who play in local leagues or compete in national events at 1* level. By purchasing a Compete membership and defeating a ranked player in a ranking event you will automatically be included in the monthly player Rating List.

Compete Benefits

  • £10m public liability insurance for training and playing competitively or socially in UK only
  • Personal Accident Insurance, including access to physiotherapy
  • Access to play in local leagues and national events at 1* level
  • Eligibility to appear in the Table Tennis England Ranking and/or Rating lists
  • Access to the Table Tennis England approved league platform TT Leagues
  • Priority access and discounts to tickets for major national and international events hosted by Table Tennis England
  • Access to exciting offers and hundreds of discounts in our Table Tennis England Benefits Club
  • 10% discount on table tennis equipment from UK Table Tennis
  • Discounts from carefully selected third parties, including Volvo, Forest Holidays and Butlin’s
  • Member-only competitions to win exclusive experiences and prizes
  • Regular eNews updates that matter to you, including expert tips and tricks and inspiring stories from across the table tennis community
  • Opportunity to be nominated for Table Tennis England’s annual Pride of Table Tennis Awards

Price: Cadets / Juniors: £8 (aged under 18); Seniors: £16 (aged 18+)

Format: Annual membership which will last until the end of each playing season, usually running until July 31st each year.

Compete Plus

A Compete Plus membership (formerly Player Licence) is an upgrade from the Compete membership and is required for all players who wish to compete in the British League or national tournaments which are 2* or above. It also gives players eligibility to play as a member in some foreign leagues and tournaments.

Compete Plus Benefits

  • £10m public liability insurance for training and playing competitively or socially in UK and internationally
  • Personal Accident Insurance, including access to physiotherapy
  • Eligibility to appear in the Table Tennis England Ranking and/or Rating lists
  • Access to play in local leagues and national events at 1* level
  • Compete in the British League or national events which are 2* or above
  • Eligibility to be selected for national squads
  • Access to the Table Tennis England approved league platform TT Leagues
  • Priority access & discounts for tickets to major national and international events hosted by Table Tennis England
  • Access to exciting offers and hundreds of discounts in our Table Tennis England Benefits Club
  • 10% discount on table tennis equipment from UK Table Tennis
  • Discounts from carefully selected third parties, including Volvo, Forest Holidays and Butlin’s
  • Ability to apply for financial assistance from the Ivor Montagu fund (U18 players and younger)
  • Opportunity to be nominated for Table Tennis England’s annual Pride of Table Tennis Awards

Price: Cadets / Juniors: £19 (aged under 18); Seniors: £38 (aged 18+)

Format: Annual membership which will last until the end of each playing season, usually running until July 31st each year.

 

Attachments

Total Attachments: 2

Guide to membership categories 2020

Type: pdf
Size: 5 MB

FAQs - new membership categories

Type: pdf
Size: 344 KB

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