Kingfisher TTC is ready to begin life as a Pathway Development Centre (PDC).

The club in Reading will become an operational PDC on December 1, becoming the third club, after Joola Plymouth and Ormesby in Middlesbrough, to get fully up and running.

It is another important step in our strategy to create a network of high-quality player development hubs nationwide.

Raj Patel, the club’s coaching officer, said: “Kingfisher is thrilled to be a PDC, a great initiative nurturing young sports talent. Our commitment aligns with developing elite players, ensuring readiness for the pathway’s next stage.

“We’re excited about creating fun environments, fostering a genuine love for the game, and look forward to collaborating with Table Tennis England and other PDCs to shape the future of sports development.

“As a member of this dynamic network of high-quality development hubs, we at Kingfisher are excited about the prospect of contributing to the overarching aims of the PDCs.”

Emma Vickers, Head of Pathway Development at Table Tennis England, added: “We are delighted that our third Pathway Development Centre, Kingfisher TTC, is now operational.

“We have been very impressed with the preparations that Kingfisher have made, particularly around their feeder system into the PDC environment. We have every confidence they will be successful.”

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