South West Area

Hi, and welcome to the South West Area page!

My name is Amanda Leonard, I started as the Area Manager (South West) at the beginning of 2024. The South West is Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, Somerset, Bristol, Wiltshire and Gloucestershire.  

I am excited to be working for Table Tennis England, the sport is powerful in its ability to engage people of all ages and backgrounds.  I am learning more and more each day about the sport, its structures and the volunteers who are its backbone.   I am committed to supporting volunteers and driven to increase participation, improve the quality of provision and develop projects which further support the player pathway.

I am particularly interested in widening participation of underrepresented groups including Women & Girls.  I relish any opportunity to build partnerships aiming to develop and deliver innovative projects which may bring in additional resources as well as producing models of good practice which can be shared throughout the area.

What are your plans for table tennis in your area?

I would love to hear about them.

Please get in touch if you feel that I can support you.

South West Local Organising Group

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 West Local Organising Group are:

NameClub/OrganisationRole on LOG
Chris PriceBristolChair
Nick DavidsonSGS CollegeTalent Development
Kelly PlumbWest Cornwall LeagueJunior Development
Kathryn JamesSportEDYoung People – Sport as a Tool
Clifford JordanNailsworth Phoenix Table Tennis ClubSchool Links
Amanda LeonardTable Tennis EnglandArea Manager
Richard RamsdenKennet Vale Table Tennis ClubJunior Development
South West Local Delivery Plan

Will appear here in due course.

South West Blog
A group stand next to a Table Tennis Table looking proud

June in the South West – it takes a village…..

Summer is here, wait it’s gone again! In this blog Loss of SGS’s provision of Table Tennis There have been some highs and lows in… Continue reading

July 8, 2024 | Amanda Leonard
Dave Adamson standing in front of the new shipping container.

Unlocking Club Development in Gloucester

Gloucester Table Tennis Club were thrilled to use their new Donic Tables for the first time at their Memorial Tournament on 1st June 2024. The… Continue reading

June 10, 2024 | Amanda Leonard
Kelly is at the far end of the table tennis table ready to return teh ball back hand.

May in the South West

Sharing your news and all things Table Tennis This Month in a Nutshell The highlight of this month has been taking part in the 1st… Continue reading

May 24, 2024 | Amanda Leonard

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Latest news from the South West Area

Dan and Lloyd on top of the world after breaking longest table tennis rally record

Dan Ives and Lloyd Gregory are table tennis world record holders after staging the longest rally ever – find out how you can donate to their charity.

June 24, 2024 | Paul Stimpson

Help shape the future of volunteering in table tennis

Table Tennis England are excited to launch their volunteer landscape survey which aims to enhance the volunteering experience in the dynamic world of table tennis. To make this possible, they’re asking for your insights!

May 22, 2024 | Martin Ireland
Counties and Leagues

Chance to win big and help charity at island tournament

The Isle of Wight Charity Tournament on Saturday, June 15 is now open for entries.

May 22, 2024 | Paul Stimpson

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