Following the launch of the Table Tennis United strategy, Table Tennis England will be introducing a network of Area Managers to support the development of Local Delivery Plans across England.  

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 all aspects of table tennis development across their geographic area, and focusing efforts on priority locations, Area Managers will support participation for all, bringing schools and clubs together, strengthening clubs and leagues, coach and volunteer learning, competition planning and pathway development.  

The network, which will be made of up seven Area Managers will come into effect from 1 February 2023, with a further announcement about the network in the new year.  

Claire Warner, Senior Area Manager said: “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.  

“We are currently working hard behind the scenes to ensure that as a team we are equipped to hit the ground running from February with a suite of projects, programmes and opportunities to support the local table tennis community to develop and thrive.” 

To finalise the Area Network, we are currently recruiting for a South West Area Manager. The closing date for applications is Friday 20 January. You can find out more about this role by clicking here.

Area Boundaries and Managers

East – Chris Turner
Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Essex, Hertfordshire, Leicestershire, Norfolk, Northamptonshire, Nottinghamshire, Suffolk

London – Johnathon Driscoll
The 33 London boroughs including City of London

North East – Lauren Evans
Cleveland, Durham, Lincolnshire, Northumberland, South Yorkshire, Yorkshire

North West – Martin Ireland
Cheshire, Cumbria, Lancashire

South East – Alan Lane
Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Hampshire & IoW, Kent, Oxfordshire, Surrey, Sussex

South West – vacant
Avon, Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, Gloucestershire, Somerset, Wiltshire

West – Chris Newton
Derbyshire, Herefordshire, Shropshire, Staffordshire, Warwickshire, Worcestershire