Table tennis clubs and organisations continue to be highly successful in applying for Sport England Return to Play Small Grants funding (£300 to £10,000).

To date, 63 National Lottery funded awards have been made, totalling £382,461, putting table tennis seventh in terms of awards and funding granted, higher than sports including swimming, netball and badminton.

Club & League Support Officer Martin Ireland said: “Clubs will find that when we can return to play the need for greater space and reduced participants will have financial implications for most clubs in the short term.

“Return to Play funding is there to help fill the gap and provide sustainability in the first six months of returning to play. The application process is relatively straightforward and Table Tennis England can help you with your submission.

This month alone, five table tennis organisations have been awarded £22,845 collectively:

  • Ackworth TTC – £3,750
  • Crawley Community TTC – £2,620
  • Little Aston TTC – £1,061
  • Preston Table Tennis Association -£6,450
  • Swerve TTC – £8,964

Previous successful applicants include Scarborough TTC and Colebridge TTC, who have both recorded a short video clip to highlight how the funding will help them return and share their experiences. Check out the Return to Play section of the website, which includes further guidance and a webinar from the 4th February on how your club can apply.

You can see a map of all the successful applications here on the Sport England website.

At the bottom of the page on the link below, select Map and select Table Tennis from the “Filter by Sport” list.

The awards programme will be open until the end of 2021.

If you would like to know more, contact us at [email protected].