Sign up for the return of TT Kidz!

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Paul Stimpson

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TT Kidz, our inspiring programme to get under-11s into table tennis, is returning in the spring – so now is the time to get your club signed up to deliver sessions!

Since 2019 the programme has been delivered in 46 clubs nationally, engaging almost 750 children.

We are now looking for clubs to build on the success of year 1 and host the next wave of TT Kidz programmes starting in February. Clubs interested in delivering TT Kidz can apply for funding through the Covid-19 activation fund.

If you need any encouragement, here is some feedback from a couple of clubs and parents who have been involved.

“It has been a massive success for us at Kingfisher and amazing to see many new young faces playing table tennis for the first time, having lots of fun and making friends. All the children left the first session buzzing and excited and wanting to come back.”
– Raj Patel, Kingfisher Table Tennis Club

“My daughter, although having played a little table tennis at school, was not overly excited at the prospect of attending and how enthusiastic she was about the lesson and the quality of coaching was a genuine surprise and a credit to everyone involved.”
– Participant at Whittlesey TTC

“My daughter has settled in and is enjoying them. I have been really impressed with the effort and knowledge of the coaches.”
– Participant at Carlton Le Willows

You can also find out more about how TT Kidz can help your club by watching this video:

What is TT Kidz?

TT Kidz is an eight-week programme developed by Table Tennis England to provide youngsters with an inspiring, engaging and fun first experience in the sport. The central aims are:

  • To provide young people with an inspiring, engaging and fun first experience in the sport
  • To enable us to build national partnerships with organisations that can help take the sport to more young people
  • To provide clubs and coaches with a more attractive programme to take into schools and community groups to enhance a table tennis offer
  • To engage new young coaches/activators in the sport

The TT Kidz programme provides clubs with well- designed and fun sessions to help introduce a whole new generation of players to our great game, and giving them the skills necessary to enjoy a great game of table tennis for themselves.

Delivering TT Kidz, will add a new, dynamic aspect to your club offer, giving you and your fellow coaches the chance to engage with children and parents, and teach the game in a new, refreshing way.

Clubs that are part of the programme will receive continued support from Table Tennis England, including resources, training and marketing assistance.

All training for TT Kidz will take place online, Table Tennis England will also be offering virtual TT Kidz sessions any clubs that have to shut down during their TT Kidz sessions.

Applications to deliver TT Kidz in February are now open. Please fill in the form at the bottom of the page. We will still be following government advice about participation in sport and exercise and if it is not possible for TT Kidz Phase 3 to take place in February 2021, it will run as soon as possible after that. We will be able to provide online training and support for all clubs to ensure they are ready to host TT Kidz. Please click here to view all Table Tennis England advice on Covid-19.

Please note: To deliver the programme, your club needs to be PremierClub affiliated or to become PremierClub affiliated. To find out more about club affiliation click here.

If you have any questions about TT Kidz, please email [email protected]

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TT Kidz Briefing Document February 2021

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TT Kidz Club Q&A February 2021

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Covid19 TT Kidz FAQs

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