It’s 100 days until our 100th birthday!

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Paul Stimpson

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The countdown is on to the special day when the ETTA/Table Tennis England turns 100!

Today marks 100 days until the centenary of the Association on November 7th, 2021.

This unique occasion will be commemorated by a season-long celebration which will not only celebrate our sport’s journey and achievements up to this point but also focus on the future.

As Table Tennis England prepares its centenary programme, we are now calling on the table tennis community to get involved in the celebrations.

We are asking county associations and leagues for their thoughts and ideas on how they would like to play a part but also on how we might use the opportunity locally to build a legacy, take the sport to new audiences and participants and to reach out to previous players.

We are asking them to share their views through a short online survey which asks what the centenary could mean for the grassroots table tennis community around the country. Officials from leagues and counties should keep an eye on their email inboxes for a link to this survey.

We will also be asking clubs and individual members to share their ideas via an online conversation during August.

Additionally, we are asking whether any members or stakeholders have any historic photos, documents or memorabilia they would like to share with us or donate to us. Please contact us via [email protected] if you have any such material.

We are already shaping our own centenary plans, led by our Centenary Project Manager, Steve Joel. A gala dinner, commemorative book and participation campaign are among the ideas we are working on.

We very much hope the whole table tennis community will join us in celebrating this milestone in the sport’s history and we look forward to sharing more of our plans with you all in the near future.

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