West Area

Welcome to the West Area; I’m Chris Newton, your Area Manager!

Latest news from the West

Father and son’s fledgling club is already flying high

VIDEO: From one table in a garden during covid to a thriving club serving hundreds of people and competing in local leagues – that is the amazing journey of Dudley & Sandwell TTC.

June 26, 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
Table Tennis United

Introducing our new Area homepages

Today we launch seven new homepages on this website – one for each of our Area Networks – so you can see how Table Tennis United is being delivered in your Area.

February 13, 2024 | Paul Stimpson

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West blog

West Area Blog – July

Now the season is winding down this is just a quick blog with a couple of update and thoughts. There is a Level 1 umpire… Continue reading

July 16, 2024 | Chris Newton

West Blog – June

It was great to attend the Bromsgrove and Redditch TT LeagueAnnual Award evening two weeks ago in the beautiful Bentley Village Hall. Theleague held a… Continue reading

June 17, 2024 | Chris Newton

West Area – May

Commonwealth Games 2022 Equipment Legacy I often here the words ‘there has been no legacy’ after England hosts a major sporting event. The Birmingham Commonwealth… Continue reading

May 20, 2024 | Chris Newton

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Insight and Impact

All about the West network

I undertake a dual role at Table Tennis England both as West Area Manager and Technical Operations Manager for the Events Team. I have a long background in table tennis from volunteering with clubs and leagues right through to senior leadership positions at Olympic and Commonwealth Games.

The West covers Derbyshire, Herefordshire, Shropshire, Staffordshire, Warwickshire and Worcestershire.

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 West Local Organising Group are:

Name Club/Organisation Role on LOG
Michael Clayton Birmingham Chair
Helen Lower Staffordshire International & Club coach
Anne Moore Shropshire Community clubs
Sophie Tobin SportEd
Adam Walden Sport Birmingham

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 West:

  • Birmingham
  • Warwick
  • Leamington Spa
  • Stratford upon Avon