Centenary webinars

Join our virtual sessions exploring all areas of table tennis thinking

The series of Centenary Webinars is your chance to join up to five virtual sessions exploring areas that are central to the future success of the sport.

Between this February and May 2022, members of the Table Tennis England team alongside key guest speakers from within and outside the sport will be sharing their knowledge and insight – as well as giving attendees a chance to ask questions and contribute their ideas.

Read about the exciting thinking each of the sessions will cover below and fill in the online form at the bottom of this page to register for the webinar(s) of your choice.

Alternatively, click here to access the registration form.

Webinar 1

Creating amazing table tennis environments for children

27th February, 7pm-8.30pm
TTE Lead: Chris Turner, Youth Participation Lead

This webinar will provide the opportunity to explore how we can create environments which provide children and young people with a positive table tennis experience, reflect on thoughts shared, and consider how we can recruit and retain more young people into the sport.

Webinar 2

Building coach development

6th March, 7pm- 8.30pm
TTE Lead: Aled Howell, Coaching and Education Manager

This webinar will provide the opportunity to explore the development of sustainable employment routes in coaching. The panel will delve into how we can develop various employment routes within clubs, community organisations, county associations and as self-employed coaches.

Webinar 3

The future of local table tennis competition

13th March, 7pm-8.30pm
TTE Lead: Chris Newton, Adult Participation Lead

This webinar will provide the opportunity to explore the current trends, data and insight for local table tennis competition, and consider how this will need to evolve in the future to fit with changes in sport consumption.

The panel will share examples from local leagues that are adapting and trying something new to attract different and new audiences.

Webinar 4

Supporting talented players to learn, develop and thrive

22nd May, 7pm-8.30pm
TTE Lead: Matt Stanforth, Head of England Performance

This webinar will provide the opportunity to explore what abilities and behaviours are important to recognise in young players for performance table tennis, why it is critical that we have a strong understanding of the growth mindset, grit and deliberate practice needed in order to help English players find out what they are capable of.

The panel will share their expertise and insight into how this looks in practice, and how we collectively need to work together to support talented players to learn, develop and thrive.

Webinar 5

Imaging the table tennis clubs of the future

14th June, 7pm-8.30pm
TTE Lead:
Claire Warner, Clubs, Schools and Leagues Manager

This webinar will provide the opportunity to re-imagine and explore the possibilities for table tennis clubs in the future, reflect on the content and thoughts shared, as well as offer their own views on Clubs of the future.