London schools championships

All you need to know about the Jack Petchey London Schools’ Championships

The Jack Petchey London Schools’ Championships is a prestigious event aimed at increasing participation and awareness of table tennis in Schools within London and Essex.

There are two events throughout each year – Individual and Team Championships – which are open to boys and girls at Under 11, 13, 16 & 19 age groups. The Championships begin with regional qualifiers held across London and Essex, where those who finish first in the team event and first, second, third and fourth in the individual, qualify for the Jack Petchey Finals where the best players from each region will have the chance to compete against one another.

We aim to encourage more participants to play within the competitions each year, ensuring that every school in London and Essex has the opportunity to attend a county qualifier.

The team qualifiers run in October or November, with the team finals held in January. The winning teams from the finals in each age group go forward to the relevant regional finals of the Butterfly Schools Team Championships, and can qualify from there for the national finals.

The individual qualifiers are held in January and February. Anyone finishing first in a qualifying event goes through to the Jack Petchey individual finals in April and is also eligible to compete at the Butterfly Schools Individual Championships finals.


The organisation of these competitions is based on six Jack Petchey Areas – North London, East London, South London, West London, Central London and Essex. There is a County Secretary in each of these areas, who run the two qualifier competitions.

You can find each area’s entry form to download at the bottom of this page. If you cannot locate your area’s form, please contact the School County Secretary.

Jack Petchey Areas

North London
(Barnet, Enfield, Haringey & Waltham Forest)
Contact: Bhavin Savjani – [email protected]

East London
(Barking & Dagenham, Bexley, City of London, Greenwich, Hackney, Havering, Lewisham, Newham, Redbridge, Tower Hamlets)
Contact: Steven Dolben – [email protected]

West London
(Brent, Ealing, Hammersmith & Fulham, Harrow, Hillingdon, Hounslow)
Contact: Nathan Nicol – [email protected]

Central London
(Camden, City of Westminster, Islington, Kensington & Chelsea, Lambeth, Southwark, Wandsworth)
Contact: Maria Ingles – [email protected]

South London
(Bromley, Croydon, Kingston upon Thames, Merton, Richmond upon Thames, Sutton)
Contact: Neil Williams – [email protected]

(Including Southend, Thurrock)
Contacts: Kirk Edwards – [email protected]

Entry forms