Following the unveiling of the Table Tennis United strategy, the Table Tennis England Area Manager network launches today!
Table Tennis United states a very clear Purpose – Hosting Generations of Players at our Table – and a Vision to be A Table Tennis Nation.
Our aim is to ensure ‘participation with a purpose’ – table tennis will be available to anyone from any background, creating a lifelong love of the sport while enabling a clear pathway to support those players and coaches on the journey to the very top of the game, the Olympic podium.
The Area Manager network will work to build a seamless and integrated environment that achieves stronger clubs, leagues and schools at the heart of our community, attracting more people to play table tennis more often, enabling and creating a range of opportunities that are not just fit for today, but for the future of our sport and growing and developing a world-class workforce.
Leading the development of table tennis across their geographic area, and focusing efforts on priority locations, Area Managers will support participation for all, strengthen clubs and leagues, coach and volunteer learning, competition planning and pathway development. There will also be a focus on supporting participation in schools and local community environments.
Claire Warner, Senior Area Manager said: “After a period of transition, we are excited by the opportunities that the Area Manager network presents, and are looking forward to working with clubs, leagues, volunteers and partners in this way.
“Building on our data and insight, our initial priority is to further understand the areas – the people, the places and the opportunities within each of them – to then inform delivery plans going forward”.
All Area Managers will be in touch with the clubs, counties and leagues in their respective Areas over the coming weeks so please keep an eye out for their email.
Contact details for the Area Managers are below.
Areas and Managers
Table Tennis East – Chris Turner
Table Tennis London – Johnathon Driscoll
Table Tennis North East – Lauren Evans
Table Tennis North West – Martin Ireland
Table Tennis South East – Alan Lane
Table Tennis South West – vacant
Table Tennis West – Chris Newton