Table Tennis England has been awarded an extra £250,000 from Sport England to support our work in creating more opportunities for women and girls in table tennis through building our digital capabilities and infrastructures.  

The new National Lottery funding is part of Sport England’s overall £35m package of investment to make the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham this summer a success, and to create a lasting national impact and legacy.

In addition to the funding, Table Tennis England will also participate in an Innovation and Digital Accelerator programme with access to expert support to maximise the impact of our plans.

We’re delighted to have secured additional funds through the Participation, Innovation and Digital Fund which will enable us to amplify our efforts to #LeveltheTable and engage more Women and Girls in our sport. It will also allow the development of some of our digital infrastructure and to carry out some important research and insight projects.

The Commonwealth Games in Birmingham this summer presents exciting opportunities for our sport both on and off the table and we are extremely grateful to Sport England and the National Lottery for this extra investment.

Head of Business Development at Table Tennis England, Keely Armitt.

Table Tennis England announced earlier this year their commitment to creating gender parity in the sport with an unapologetic focus on increasing the number of Women and Girls involved and making table tennis a space where women and girls feel welcomed, valued, visible and have the opportunity to progress.

Find out more about our Women & Girls work and opportunities here.

Lasting impact from the Games will depend on the creation of long-term, inclusive and local opportunities for people to get active, and tackling the inequalities that make it harder for some groups now. Today’s funding is an opportunity for us to work innovatively with sports to target the people and areas who need support the most.

Tim Hollingsworth, CEO of Sport England.

Click here to read Sport England’s full article about the £6.5m of National Lottery funding that will be split between 21 organisations as part of their investment into the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games.