TT Kidz, Table Tennis England’s programme to provide a fun, engaging and inspiring first experience in our game, is returning this Autumn after a great summer of sport with a home Commonwealth Games in Birmingham.
Bouncing back from the pandemic, close to 700 children from more than 30 clubs have engaged in the game over the last two phases!
Watch the video from Knighton Park TTC’s TT Kidz session showing how successful the programme can be for clubs.
The initiative is proving a worthy addition to a club’s offering with 98% of children surveyed finding the sessions fun and 99% of parents satisfied with the value for money. 93% of children would also like to play more table tennis following the programme – so if you’re looking to engage more juniors and start a new beginners’ session, TT Kidz could be just the tool to do this.
Over the last two phases we have also seen a small number of girls-only TT Kidz initiatives, with great success in engaging new U11 girls into the game. Growing this number is a key priority for this coming Autumn.
One such club was Stratford-upon-Avon TTC; by having a girls-only environment, you can really cater your sessions and coaching to ensure the girls feel confident and enjoy taking part. Feedback from previous all-girls TT kidz sessions have said that the girls really support each other and there is a real united community in the sessions. Having the girls start all together may also mean that you will retain them after the 8 weeks as they have an established social group to play in.
As part of the programme, clubs receive training in how to deliver the sessions; how to provide a great experience for parents and children as well as marketing support including targeted Facebook Ads paid for by Table Tennis England. We also provide all resources to support you to promote the sessions locally.
To support school-club links we are also offering clubs a discount on our school equipment packages.
If you’d like to play your part in supporting a new generation of U11s into our game please click below to complete a form to express your interest – and a member of the team will be in touch with you to discuss further. Deadline for Expressions of Interest is Friday 13th May.
Please note at this stage you are not making a firm commitment to deliver a TT Kidz programme, just that you would like to find out more.