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  • My path to umpiring Olympic gold medal match

    August 10, 2020

    Tom Purcell recalls his pathway to officiating at that gold medal match between Wang Hao and Zhang Jike, and describes how Table Tennis England’s umpire education programme aims to set more English officials on the same trajectory.

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  • National Cup coaching decision will create better players

    August 7, 2020

    No coaches in corners at the Under-12 National Cup will help to produce more resilient young England players who have a better chance of success on the international stage.

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  • Friday Photos 115: Tournaments from 1990

    More photos from Arthur Clark, this time from 1990 from a range of events. At the Essex Open Matthew Syed seems to be looking at […]

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  • In our members’ words: How your fees underpin the sport

    August 6, 2020

    When you buy a membership with Table Tennis England, your fees help us to underpin and develop the sport at all levels. Here, two of our members who have tapped into that support describe the benefits to their clubs, leagues and the sport in general.

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  • ‘Active Ager’ Pam in running for national award

    The wonderful Pam Butcher is in line for another accolade after reaching the final selection stage in the Amplifon Awards for Brave Britons.

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  • Entries open for NCL and NJL

    Entries for the National Cadet League and National Junior League for 2020/21 are now open – and Ackworth School has now been added as a venue.

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  • Annual Review Q&A updated

    An updated version of our Annual Review question and answer document has been published, including follow-up questions received after the online AGM.

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  • New dates for Mark Bates Ltd Nationals

    August 5, 2020

    The Mark Bates Ltd Senior National Championships 2021 have a new date – January 29-31 – and more players are being given the chance to qualify.

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  • Obituary: Gerald Gurney – historian, collector, ESTTA stalwart

    Table tennis historian and collector Gerald Gurney, a Table Tennis England Vice-President, died on July 8 at his home in Great Bromley, Essex.

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  • Coach the Brighton way at our latest webinar

    August 4, 2020

    Our next webinar takes place at 8pm on Sunday August 9 and is open to licensed coaches. It will be hosted by Brighton Table Tennis Club’s Head Coach Pedro Santos and Head of Development Teresa Bennett, on the subject of Building a Grassroots Community.

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  • Do you know a club which is a shining light?

    Do you know a club that has made a significant impact in your table tennis journey over the last 12 months? If so, why not nominate them for the Club of the Year Category in the Pride of Table Tennis Awards?

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  • Online drive to find future para stars

    August 3, 2020

    In the week that some of its Performance Squad athletes return to the training hall for the first time since March, British Para Table Tennis is launching a new online recruitment initiative to find new players who have the potential to become future Paralympians.

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  • Phone lines now open – renew your membership today

    Our phone lines are now open for Table Tennis England members wishing to renew their membership for the 2020/21 season. Members can call our friendly […]

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  • Online England training draws parents’ praise

    July 31, 2020

    The positive impact of the lockdown training regime for young players in the England performance pathway has been praised by parents.

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  • Lockdown unlocks Graham’s book project

    July 30, 2020

    It’s thought to be the first book solely about table tennis to be published in the UK this century – find out more about Graham Frankel’s personal journey and his perspective on the sport.

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  • How your membership helps us to help leagues

    As membership renewals continue, hear about an example of how your membership fees help us to underpin the sport at grass roots.

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  • Wilson can’t wait for home Games experience

    July 28, 2020

    With exactly two years to go to the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games, Ross Wilson is relishing the chance to defend his title in front of a home crowd.

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  • Local leagues resumption date announced

    July 27, 2020

    Following the successful re-opening of indoor sports facilities on Saturday, Table Tennis England is moving into Stage 3 of our return to play roadmap – with a target date of September 1st to resume local league competition.

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  • Celebrity designs boost Will’s mask fundraiser

    Will Bayley’s facemask initiative to raise money for Great Ormond Street Hospital is going from strength to strength, with thousands of sales and six celebrity designs now to choose from.

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  • The day we’ve been waiting for!

    July 24, 2020

    The long wait is almost over as indoor table tennis can resume from Saturday July 25! Clubs up and down the country are preparing to open up again and get their members back on the table, playing the sport we all love.

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