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  • Friday Photos 116: Can you identify WBL players?

    August 14, 2020

    In this week’s Friday Photos, we are appealing for people to confirm the identities of players from the first season of the Women’s British League.

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  • The wait is over for Ping Pong Parlours

    August 13, 2020

    Exciting news this week as the first Ping Pong Parlour has reopened its doors to the public after months of closure due to the coronavirus […]

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  • Make your Pride nominations official!

    Our sport couldn’t run without the army of officials who help to make events happen – and we are looking to honour these unsung heroes.

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  • Return to club play: What our survey said

    August 12, 2020

    Fewer than half of table tennis clubs have been able to return to play since indoor sport resumed on July 25 – and lack of access to venues is the main problem for those which have not.

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  • Sports issue warning over indoor facilities

    Table Tennis England is helping to lead a campaign putting pressure on the Government to ensure sports halls are used for indoor sports as the country continues to emerge from lockdown.

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  • McBeath upbeat as recovery begins after hip operation

    England international David McBeath is confident his recent hip operation will get him back to his best and competing pain-free.

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  • European Championships postponed

    August 11, 2020

    The European Championships, due to take place in Poland next month, has been postponed.

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  • Kim Daybell on Sky News podcast

    Paralympic athlete and NHS doctor Kim Daybell talks candidly about his experiences working on the frontline during the coronavirus crisis in the latest edition of the Sky News Covid Stories podcast.

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  • University club rises to charity challenge

    Members of the University of Nottingham Table Tennis Club are clocking up the kilometres with a round-Britain challenge to raise money for Access Sport.

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  • ITTF to require mandatory testing at events

    All players, coaches and officials attending ITTF events will have to undergo mandatory coronavirus tests before and during events under new guidelines released by the world governing body.

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

    August 4, 2020

    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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