Equality & Diversity

Table Tennis England is proud of its commitment to equality and diversity and we are confident that we can demonstrate this commitment.

Table Tennis England is proud of its commitment to equality and diversity and we are confident that we can demonstrate this commitment in terms of our playing, administration and support for our counties, clubs and individual members.

We have a Diversity Action plan which can be viewed here.

Table Tennis, as one of the world’s great sports, is played and enjoyed by millions of people in every continent, irrespective of age, gender, disability, race, ethnic origin, nationality, colour, parental or marital status, pregnancy, religious belief, class or social background, sexual preference or political belief. Table Tennis England recognises that in an increasingly diverse society it is necessary to support the principles of equal opportunities which will ensure that all its participants in training and coaching programmes and administration, are treated not only fairly but also on an equal basis.

Table Tennis England actively promotes participation across society including supporting: women and girls, people with disabilities, members of ethnic minority communities and people from socially excluded communities in accordance with the Equality Standard for Sport objectives. Table Tennis England further acknowledges that different ethnic minority communities exist, and that people from these communities will have different opportunities to take part in sport. In view of this, the association commits to ensuring its work will target those people and communities that are most socially excluded.

 

Our Commitment

Table Tennis England is proud of its commitment to equality and diversity and we are confident that we can demonstrate this commitment, through our actions, in terms of our governance, playing, administration and support for our counties, clubs, leagues and individual members.

In respect of governance we have adopted a target of, and take all appropriate actions to encourage, a minimum of 30% of each gender on our Board; and will demonstrate a strong and public commitment to continuing to deliver and progressing towards achieving gender parity and greater diversity generally on our Board, including, but not limited to, Black, Asian, minority ethnic (BAME) diversity and disability.

We will publish on our website information (approved by the Board) about the work we do to foster all aspects of diversity within our leadership and decision-making, and update this annually.

Table tennis is by its nature an inclusive sport with very few barriers to access. Table Tennis England’s initiatives offer something for everyone for both the formal and informal player and in most cases, is purposefully non-dependent on age, gender, ethnicity, physical ability and aim to create increased participation of this great sport by understanding what will drive this participation.

We do however acknowledge that in certain areas focus is required to ensure the sustainability and succession planning is maintained within the sport to ensure its continued health and growth.

Our Polices and Procedures page should help our members and partners understand our work in this area and provide useful information to enable us all to work together to continue to promote a sport that is open and inclusive.

The following documents and web links should help our members and partners understand our work in this area and provide useful information to enable us all to work together to continue to promote a sport that is open and inclusive.

Table Tennis England is committed to the inclusion agenda and to creating and maintaining a safe and positive environment for everyone to play and enjoy table tennis. We accept our responsibility to safeguard the welfare of all individuals involved in table tennis.

Click here for our safeguarding adults policy.

*Note – also referred to as vulnerable adults / adults at risk

The 2010 Equality Act introduces the nine protected characteristics. These are listed broadly below, where appropriate please click on each for an overview of the characteristics and information on what Table Tennis England is doing to support each of these areas.

 

Age

We are proud of our commitment to providing events for people of all ages and run a number of programmes for all ages

Gender

Women make up 51% of the general population of England but unfortunately this statistic is not currently reflected in the volunteering, playing or coaching membership of Table Tennis England. However we are a sport that is inclusive and we have a number of female only programmes and leagues and are working with clubs to target, grow and develop female players and volunteers.

 

Disability

This is an area that we have always been strong in from grass roots to Paralympic success. We also have a disability strategy. The latest Active People survey confirms that disabled participation in Table Tennis is still growing.

 

Transgender

Table Tennis England is actively supports the transgender population and has interwoven and adopted in our Competitive Table Tennis regulations.

 

Attachments

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Diversity Action Plan

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