Welcome to an update of Table Tennis activity within the North West. If you would like to promote and share a table tennis activity or project that is going particularly well in your area, please feel free to get in touch and let me know.

Local Organising Group (LOG)

I’m delighted to announce Peter Leahy from Natland & Oxenholme TTC has agreed to become the Chair of the North West Local Organising Group (LOG)

The LOG very much about having a team of enthusiastic members, who have, or who are actively involved with TT development activity in their area or county and are willing to share their experiences with the wider TT community. This two way process also allows us to tap into people’s experiences & expertise, as well as sharing ideas with the members of LOG and their contacts.

The role includes:

  • Sharing the experiences and lessons learnt of key projects they have been involved with e.g. TT Kidz, 2-a-side leagues, applying for funding, running tournaments, junior coaching etc.
  • Being a point of contact for guidance and advice
  • Helping to shape and evolve the local delivery plan (LDP)
  • Help sharing best practice via articles, case studies etc. with local clubs, leagues and community users.

The aim is to have key people in each county; Cumbria, Lancashire & Cheshire who can play a part in the LOG. A list of those already signed up can be seen here. If you would like to get involved see the link above for how to apply.

Area Updates

Manchester – The Great Northern Warehouse Ping Hub, linked to the WTT Event Manchester is due to open mid January. 17 primary schools have registered interest in attending taster sessions and clubs will be offered take over days, further details here.

Courses – A level 1 coaching course is planned to take place at UCLan in April. A Level 2 Course is currently taking place at Halton, A L2 Tournament Organiser Course starts online on 22 Jan, Details of all courses can be seen here.

Competitions – Details of up coming 1-2 star events can be found here.

Funding – With the current round of Sport England Small Grants funding due to close on 31st March, I’m currently working with two clubs to submit applications by the application deadline.

Schools – A NW Schools events page has been set up to help share details of the 5 county team and individual competitions which take place in Feb and Nov each year.

TT Kidz – Sessions have started at Halton and are due to take place at Ramsbottom and Whitehaven (Mar) and Crewe later in the year, if your club is interested register your interest in running a session here.

Best wishes