South East Area

Welcome to the South East Area; I’m Alan Lane, your Area Manager!

Latest news from the South East

New schools event proves a resounding success

Twenty two under-16 players took part in a tournament hosted by Horris Hill School on 8th June. This was the first time this event has taken… Continue reading

July 2, 2024 | Alan Lane
Olympics & Paralympics

Brighton ‘invasion’ of Paris will boost Will Bayley and Bly Twomey at Paralympics

Paris 2024 is almost a home Games for athletes representing Team GB and Paralympics GB – and no more so than for Will Bayley and Bly Twomey, who will have a travelling army of supporters from Brighton TTC cheering them on this summer.

June 26, 2024 | Paul Stimpson
Women and Girls

Milestone para tournament crowns successful Sussex Women’s 2*

The third Sussex Women’s Summer 2* saw another fantastic entry of 50 girls playing across nine events and for the very first time had an all-female Para Competition.

June 24, 2024 | Paul Stimpson

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South East Blog

Rachel Isles – My Journey into Table Tennis

Given that we are looking to get more women and girls into our sport and we have had some fantastic new opportunities across the country… Continue reading

July 4, 2024 | Alan Lane

How can clubs recruit players and volunteers?

Hi again, its that time of the month to share some views and opinions about all things table tennis in the South East!  This month…….. Continue reading

May 24, 2024 | Alan Lane

My National Champs experience!

Hi all, Time for another chat about the Area Network in the South East. I will be airing some views on the local table tennis… Continue reading

April 18, 2024 | Alan Lane

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Insight and Impact

All about the South East network

I joined Table Tennis England in August 2023 as the Adult Participation Officer and subsequently moved into the Area Manager role.  I have an extremely keen interest in development and quite simply want to get as many people playing this wonderful sport as possible.  I have particular interest in coaching and how we can bring the love of table tennis to players both young and old.

Here we are looking to provide a great focus on all things South East, covering Buckinghamshire, Berkshire, Oxfordshire, Hampshire, Isle of Wight, Surrey, Sussex and Kent. Whether that is a club doing wonderful things, a local league running recruitment drives, or simply an individual who warrants a special mention.

I am very excited to help clubs, leagues, communities, and partners to bring the new Table Tennis United Strategy to life and I hope that, with a collaborative approach, we can get more people playing the sport, increase the level of performance in the North East and continue to create a community that feels safe and inspiring.

The South East covers Buckinghamshire, Berkshire, Oxfordshire, Hampshire, Isle of Wight, Surrey, Sussex and Kent.
This includes the cities and towns of: Milton Keynes, Aylesbury, Oxford, Abingdon, Basingstoke, Reading, Newbury, Portsmouth, Southampton, Andover, Canterbury, Maidstone, Dover, Worthing, Crawley, Horsham and Brighton.

Local Organising Groups (LOGs) are formed of volunteers from the table tennis community and external partners and organisations who work with us to bring table tennis alive locally. They are there to provide support and guidance to the Area Manager and take an action-led approach to helping deliver the Local Delivery Plan. Click here for more information on Local Organising Groups.

The members of the South East Local Organising Group are:

Role on LOG
Russell Bates
Kent TTA
Barry Chapman
Claire Moore
Kent Schools TTA
Neil Hurford
Oxfordshire TTA
Leagues & Rankings
Amanda Worne
Worthing TTC
Accessibility & Inclusivity
Gill Robertson
Club Development
Chloe Ireland
Womens & Girls Ambassador
Womens & Girls
Holly Holder
Womens & Girls Ambassador
Womens & Girls

Community Table Tennis Partnerships (CTTPs) are local geographic areas based around a town, city or small cluster of towns where the data and insight from across the sport and using demographic data and local partner knowledge tells us there are opportunities to develop the sport in those areas. These will then receive dedicated, focussed support from the Area Manager and Area Chair and the Local Organising Group and will work closely with local partners to establish, develop and sustain activity that achieves the priorities and goals laid out in Table Tennis United. Counties, clubs, leagues and other table tennis activity that exists in that CTTP space will be engaged to support the work that happens.

CTTPs will continue to evolve with the goal that activity set up is sustained by local clubs, leagues and organisations. This enables more CTTPs to be established across different parts of the Area Network that demonstrates potential impact can be made through the data, insight and information from the sport, societal data and local partners. CTTP work will make up a large proportion of the activity within Local Delivery Plans.

The following are the Community Table Tennis Partnerships for the South East:

  • Reading
  • Sussex
  • Kent

All counties for coach and officials support.