A new project, funded by our Level the Table Grant Scheme, AccessibleTT, is a new session in Worthing for Disabled people.

The programme starts from the 19th March at Worthing Table Tennis Club, where the club will be offering a 12-week period of free sessions for Disabled people to take on the sport!

“With these sessions at Worthing TTC we are aiming to break stigmas and misbeliefs regarding the ability of Disabled people to participate in a skilful sport. The sessions will be led by experienced disabled players/coaches with the ambition to build a development pathway for players who are motivated and want to take the sport to another level, leading them eventually to the routes of British Para Table Tennis.”

Pedro Santos, Director of worthing ttc

The Level the Table Grant Scheme was launched as a result of our new 5-year Diversity and Inclusion strategy, which will help us achieve our overarching ambition of being a world leading National Governing Body, delivering a diverse and dynamic sport that transforms lives, connects communities and achieves excellence.

We are delighted to be supporting this project from Worthing TTC who demonstrated really clearly their ambitions to increase the number of Disabled people taking part in table tennis and provide an ongoing pathway for players to progress if they wish to take a competitive route. This linked really well with Table Tennis England’s Level the Table strategy, and we look forward to seeing the outcomes of the project over the coming months.

greg yarnall, director of development at table tennis england

In addition, Worthing TTC have been shortlisted to receive a small grant from the Asda Green Token scheme. The organisation with the most votes on the 31st May will receive £500.

The funds will be used to support the recruitment of more women and girls to the sport by offering taster girls-only sessions to the Worthing community, as well as raising the profile by entering a Worthing TTC team at the next Women British League with local players.

To vote, please go to the following website: https://www.asda.com/green-tokens select FERRING and vote! Each device corresponds to one vote. You can keep voting after 7 days. Your support will be greatly appreciated by everyone at Worthing TTC.