Membership latest: Thousands returning to our sport

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Paul Stimpson

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The vast majority of Table Tennis England members are returning to the sport as league seasons get into full swing – and thousands of new members have joined us for 2021/22.

Our membership figures currently stand at more than 23,400, which is 81.5% of the pre-pandemic figure for the same point two years ago. Of these, almost 19,600 are in one of the paid-for membership categories.

Our figures also show more than 4,400 people who were not members in either of the last two seasons have joined us, indicating new members or those returning to the sport after a break which began before the pandemic.

Around 2,800 people who were members in the previous two season have not yet joined this season, but this number has been steadily declining over the last few weeks, indicating that people are still signing up as local leagues get going.

Members have also been taking advantage of the convenience of signing up to auto renewal – of the 3,500 auto renewals which were removed due to members requesting their 50% discount or their cards expiring, more than 2,600 have been reinstated.

We’d like to take this opportunity to thank all those members who have already joined this season. The membership fees we take support a huge amount of work at all levels of the sport. Click here to read more about this work.

If you haven’t yet joined, please click the button below for more information about all our membership categories and how to join. You can also join over the phone on 01908 208860.

REGISTER OR RENEW

Becoming a member of Table Tennis England does not just support our work, but also entitles you to a raft of benefits, which vary according to which category of membership you take out.

All Compete and Compete Plus members have free access to the Mark Bates Ltd Premier Club, in partnership with the title sponsor of our National Championships, Mark Bates Ltd.

The club offers an exclusive rewards package of discounts, cashback and exciting offers from some of the very best high street shops, restaurants and activities.

Among the big-name brands offering exclusive deals and discounts are: Sky, Expedia, Waitrose, Argos, Halfords, M&S, JD, Caffe Nero, plus many others.

To access these benefits, you will need to first renew your membership if you have not yet done so.

Then, login to our membership benefits page and if eligible you will see a button to access the Premier Club. The first time you visit you will need to sign up by providing a few details, and you will be provided access 24 hours later.

Compete and Compete Plus memberships also come with a range of benefits from Table Tennis England partners, including 10% off all products from UK Table Tennis.

You can also get money off holidays from Butlin’s and Fred.Olsen Cruise Lines.

These benefits are on top of all the other benefits which come with Table Tennis England membership, including priority access to tickets, public liability insurance, personal accident insurance, access to TT Leagues, eligibility to appear in ranking and rating lists and regular eNews updates.

If you are not playing in any local leagues or tournaments, our Club Play members also enjoy a 10% discount on table tennis equipment from UK Table Tennis, as well as public liability insurance, priority access to tickets and news updates. Club Play membership is free for 2021/22.

Insurance that supports our sport

Mark Bates Ltd, the sponsors of the National Championships, are offering the best value insurance to the table tennis family – and for each policy purchased they are making an additional contribution to Table Tennis England to help fund the sport’s grassroots.

The offer applies to home, travel and static caravan insurance, and funeral plans.

To access the table tennis family deals – and to ensure the contribution to grassroots sport – click on the relevant link below and then click ‘get a quote’. You will need to use this specific URL to access the benefits which are specifically provided to Table Tennis England.

Alternatively, if you arrange your insurance by phone (the numbers can be found on the web pages linked below), please be sure to mention that you heard about Mark Bates Ltd Insurance products through the Table Tennis England website.

Home insurance

Travel insurance

Funeral plans

Static caravan insurance

These deals are available to anyone in the wider table tennis community – you do not have to be a member of Table Tennis England. However, please ensure that you click on the correct link above, or mention Table Tennis England if you arrange a policy by phone, to make sure your policy gives back to the sport.

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