The new National Series for the highest-ranked young players in three age-groups will begin in August, with the dates and host clubs now confirmed.

The National Series will provide a regular high-quality competitive opportunity for the top cohort in each age-group.

There will be multiple divisions of six players in Under-13, Cadet and Junior age groups – boys and girls – played in a round-robin format, including promotion and relegation between divisions after each round.

The dates and venues can now be confirmed as follows:

  • August 24-25, 2024 – Draycott & Long Eaton TTC (U13s), St Neots TTC (Cadets) and Joola Plymouth TTC (Juniors)
  • October 19-20 – St Neots TTC (U13s), Joola Plymouth TTC (Cadets) and Nottingham TTC (Juniors)
  • November 23-24 – Joola Plymouth TTC (U13s), Nottingham TTC (Cadets) and St Neots TTC (Juniors)
  • February 1-2, 2025 – Draycott & Long Eaton TTC (U13s), St Neots TTC (Cadets) and Joola Plymouth TTC (Juniors)

Each age group will move between venues throughout the season, with girls competing on the Saturday and boys playing on the Sunday.

The number of invitations per category will be determined following the July ranking run and player invitations will be issued prior to 24th July, with a closing date of 7th August for the first round on 24/25 August.

The Event Regulations have been finalised and can be downloaded below, or at the National Series homepage.

The launch of the National Series is one of the first steps in implementing the National Competition Review, which aims to deliver a fully ‘fit-for-purpose’ competition programme for the future growth and success of table tennis

For all the information about how we got to this point, and how the Review will be implemented, click here to visit the National Competition Review homepage.