The new TT Kidz Virtual Schools Championship is under way!

From today, schools which have registered for the TT Kidz Virtual Schools Championship can compete against one another for the title of TT Kidz national champions.

The newly introduced competition offers a set of fun, inspiring and engaging challenges for school students to complete within their classrooms.

School year groups will compete as teams, using individual scores from the challenges to accumulate points and earn prizes such as table tennis equipment packages and memberships to Table Tennis England.

The championships, which are free to enter, were devised after the pandemic meant the schools competitions which are normally organised every year at local, regional and national levels had to be cancelled.

This included all stages of the Butterfly National Schools Team and National Schools Individual Championships, which give thousands of youngsters every year the chance to represent their schools.

Table Tennis England Schools Officer, Keegan Barstow, said: “The TT Kidz Virtual Schools Championship is a fantastic opportunity for schools to engage students in physical activity whilst adhering to Covid safety guidance.

“The challenges are inclusively designed to allow all abilities to compete in the competition and are a great way to introduce table tennis to beginners.

“Minimal equipment or knowledge of the sport is needed to deliver the challenges and video demonstrations of each of the challenges are provided to support teachers in assisting the students in competing.”

It’s not too late to get involved – any schools which caters for 7-to-14-year-olds are eligible to register for the TT Kidz Virtual Schools Championship for FREE. To find out more about the championship or to register a team, please click here.