GB Table Tennis

Striving for Olympic success.

About us

GB Table Tennis is the body responsible for investing UK Sport funding to achieve future Olympic podiums. It is made up of the four home nations – England, Scotland, Wales and Ulster. Table Tennis England is the nominated national governing body which delivers the performance programme on behalf of GBTT.

The headline objectives for the four-year progression investment have been split between performance and system and are:

1. To win medals at Olympic, World and European events. We aim to win the first Olympic medal from the new talent pathway structure by 2032 Games.

2. To have a cohort of Academy (or above) ready athletes by 2024 and players in the performance pathway that could sustain the medal winning objectives beyond 2032 in a wider (than current) range of Olympic events.

3. To establish an integrated performance pathway that combines the best of HN sovereignty with GB programme leadership.
4. To develop the capacity of British Table Tennis to lead and administer effective performance responsibilities and to safeguard this function from fluctuation in UK Sport investment.

GB Table Tennis also nominates players to Team GB for the Olympic Games, the Olympic Youth Games and the European Games. A selection policy is agreed with Team GB for each Games and published here.

The Olympic Games are the pinnacle of table tennis every four years. Players and teams from across the globe compete for a very limited pool of places.

GBTTC (GB Table Tennis Committee) is the Table Tennis England Board Sub group with delegated authority to lead this investment. It is made up of the CEO or equivalent of each Home Nation and is chaired by Simon Griew. New independent members are currently being recruited.

In the future an independent code-compliant organisation will be set up to take on the responsibility for this committee.

  • Simon Griew (Chair)
  • Sara Sutcliffe (Accountable
  • Officer)
  • Richard Yule
  • Rhian Pearce
  • Arnold Morgan

Independent members are currently being recruited.

Each Home Nation can also bring a guest – Table Tennis England has nominated Don Parker (see his profile here).

The GB Performance Committee (GBPG), lead by the GB Performance Director, brings all the Home Nations talent and performance coaches and staff together to implement the programme.

All the staff working in this programme are employed by Table Tennis England and as such operate all activities under the policies and procedures of TTE as linked below:

Safeguarding

Antidoping

Policies and Procedures

Articles and regulations

Each player is also responsible for being compliant with any additional requirements of their respective Home Nation.

For further information please email us.


GB Performance staff
Simon Mills, GB Performance Director
Ryan Jenkins, GB Coach
Alan Cooke, GB Head Coach