Table Tennis England today announces that Performance Director, Simon Mills, will be stepping down from his post after more than eight years, with immediate effect.

During his tenure, Simon (pictured above) has led the England Performance Programme, and since Tokyo 2020, the GB programme. He has led teams to numerous World and European Championships, as well as England’s first ever Commonwealth Games (2018) medal in the Women’s Team event.  

For GB, Simon led the best ever British Olympic table tennis results in Rio (2016), supported GB’s first female player to qualify for the Olympics for 24 years in Tokyo (2020) and both European Games (2015, 2019). However, the most significant performance under Simon’s leadership came during the 2016 World Championships, with the men’s team winning bronze, the first English medal for 33 years.

Simon also played a key role in securing UK Sport investment into the GB programme; an investment the sport had not received since London 2012.

Table Tennis England and GB Table Tennis offers their sincere thanks to Simon for his leadership, energy, and commitment during his time with us, and we wish him every success in the next steps of his career.

Simon Mills said “It has been a privilege to support players and coaches to achieve some amazing things during my time at Table Tennis England. I look forward to watching the progress and wish them all the best.”

Simon Mills (right) with Team GB squad members at the Tokyo Olympics