North East Area

Lauren Evans
Area Manager (North East)
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Welcome to the North East Area Development page.

My name is Lauren Evans and I am your Area Manager. The North East covers Cleveland, Durham, Yorkshire, South Yorkshire, Lincolnshire, Northumberland and Tyne and Wear.

My Table Tennis journey began when I was eight years old in a youth club in Tamworth, West Midlands. After finding a passion for the sport, I went on to play for my county and region and entered many competitions up and down the country. I represented Draycott Table Tennis Club in Junior and Women’s British League and continued to play at Nottingham Trent University, where I also coached after graduation.

I am very excited to help clubs, leagues, communities, and partners to bring the new Table Tennis United Strategy to life and I hope that, with a collaborative approach, we can get more people playing the sport, increase the level of performance in the North East and continue to create a community that feels safe and inspiring.

This page will feature: news articles, case studies, updates, resources, funding opportunities, upcoming events and more.

North East Local Organising Group

Local Organising Groups (LOGs) are formed of volunteers from the table tennis community and external partners and organisations who work with us to bring table tennis alive locally. They are there to provide support and guidance to the Area Manager and take an action-led approach to helping deliver the Local Delivery Plan. Click here for more information on Local Organising Groups.

The members of the North East Local Organising Group are:

Graeme BarellaNETT
Clare FlynnNETT/Brandon TTC/ Durham TTA
Tony TaylorDurham TTA
Bob MoffattBishop Monckton/Rainton
Colin LiBradford
Modesta VaitkeviciuteMission TTC
North East Local Delivery Plan

Area Blog

How table tennis in the North East is playing a vital role in wellbeing

Welcome back to the North East Area Blog, Mental Health Awareness Week 2024 took place from 13th to 19th May and the spotlight once again… Continue reading

May 28, 2024 | Julie Snowdon

Serving up success: The vital role of volunteers in community table tennis clubs.

Earlier this month, I had the pleasure of supporting at the Pride of Table Tennis Awards, which reminded me of all the hard work that… Continue reading

April 24, 2024 | Julie Snowdon

Inspiring women & girls to enter competitions

I have spent another busy month planning the delivery of my women and girls’ competitions, which has been a period of learning and growing professionally…. Continue reading

April 12, 2024 | Julie Snowdon

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Latest news from the area

Help shape the future of volunteering in table tennis

Table Tennis England are excited to launch their volunteer landscape survey which aims to enhance the volunteering experience in the dynamic world of table tennis. To make this possible, they’re asking for your insights!

May 22, 2024 | Martin Ireland
Women and Girls

O’Connell and Kant win at women & girls 1* in Sheffield

Sheffield was the venue for the second women & girls 1* event held in the North East.

April 29, 2024 | Paul Stimpson
Counties and Leagues

New vice-presidents honoured at Yorkshire centenary celebration

The Yorkshire Table Tennis Association celebrated 100 years since its formation.

April 25, 2024 | Paul Stimpson

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