The 2021 Table Tennis England National Conference and Pride of Table Tennis Awards ceremony, held online on Saturday, was a great success.
A total of 111 club officials, coaches, volunteers and other stakeholders registered to attend the events, with a high of 88 signed in at any one time, as delegates chose which sessions to attend.
The two themes of the conference were Diversity & Inclusion and Planning for the Future, and there were a number of webinars and workshops around those topics.
It was also a chance to network and share best practice with others involved in the sport, despite the Conference being virtual due to the current coronavirus restrictions.
For those who were unable to attend, who missed any sessions or would like to watch again, videos of all the workshops and panel discussions will be added to our Club & Volunteer Conferences page in the next few days.
The Conference also included the Pride of Table Tennis Awards ceremony, at which the national winners were announced in 12 categories.
Our thanks go to our partners and sponsors who supported the conference and Pride of Table Tennis Awards – Principal Partner Rocca Creative and Official Sponsors R J Brand Design, TPF Sport and LinQsport.
Greg Yarnall, Head of Development & Volunteering at Table Tennis England, said: “‘It was fantastic to be able to bring together the table tennis community for the National Club, Volunteer and Coach Conference this weekend.
“There was some great discussion and contribution from a range of presenters, volunteers, players, coaches, officials and clubs and we hope this has inspired people at home to look at how they can develop a more diverse and inclusive environment in their own clubs or leagues, as well as start to think about the opportunities available to plan for the future, post covid-19, and the range of programmes, resources and networks available to support them on this journey.
“Thank you to those that attended or those of you that have, or are planning to watch some of the recordings from the day, we look forward to continue to work alongside you moving forwards.
“A massive congratulations as well to our Pride of Table Tennis Award nominees, all the richly deserving winners and runners-up.”