Schools’ competition pathway
Table Tennis England organises schools competitions under the title ‘English Schools Table Tennis’.
The competition pathway for schools in England is organised by Table Tennis England as part of its wider competition structure.
Under the title English Schools Table Tennis, there are two National Schools Competitions – one for teams and the other for individuals.
Fifty-one Schools County Associations affiliated to Table Tennis England hold qualifying events in their counties across England. The winners then represent their schools counties in the Butterfly National Schools Competitions.
These competitions build upon the outstanding work of the English Schools Table Tennis Association which for 50 years organised the above events until it merged with Table Tennis England in 2017 and then dissolved itself in 2018.
Butterfly National Schools Championships
Pathway: Borough Finals > County Finals > Zone Finals > Regional Finals > National Finals
Entry fees are £30 per team
Cleveland, Cumbria, Durham, Humber, Northumberland, North Yorkshire, Tyne & Wear
Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, South Yorkshire, Staffordshire, West Yorkshire
Cheshire, Greater Manchester, Lancashire, Merseyside, Shropshire
Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Norfolk, Northamptonshire, Suffolk
Birmingham, Black Country, Buckinghamshire, Gloucestershire, Herefordshire, Oxfordshire, Warwickshire, Worcestershire
London Central, London East, London North, London South, London West
Berkshire, East Sussex, Essex, Hampshire, Hertfordshire, Kent, Surrey, West Sussex
Avon, Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, Somerset, Wiltshire
Note: Allocation of Counties to Zones may be altered by the Committee.
BLACKBURN – Saturday February 5th – St Bede’s RC High School, Blackburn BB2 5BU
GRANTHAM – Sunday February 6th – Mere’s Leisure Centre, Grantham NG31 7XQ
BRISTOL – Saturday February 5th – Bristol Academy BS34 8LP
BRISTOL – Sunday February 6th – Bristol Academy BS34 8LP
Winners at Regional Finals play at the Butterfly National Finals on Sunday April 3rd at WV Active Aldersley, Wolverhampton WV6 9NW
Pathway: Borough Finals > County Finals > National Finals
Under 19/16/13/11 age groups for boys/girls
National Finals: Saturday April 2nd – WV Active Aldersley, Wolverhampton WV6 9NW
Details of the 2021/22 schedule will be published in due course, email us for further information.
Schools County Secretary
Each Schools County has a Secretary who is the first point of contact for your local competitions.
Follow the link below to download a copy of the selection policy referring to schools international teams. NB: polices are kept under review and may be amended.
Representative teams are selected to play in:
- The International School Sport Federation (ISF) biennial World Schools’ Table Tennis Championships (Under 17)
- The Annual Schools’ Home Countries Invitation International Championships in Under 18/16/14 age groups
- The British Primary Championships (Under 11)