Welcome to SCTTA
Welcome to the Sussex County Table Tennis Association Website (SCTTA)
This website started in April 2013. It contains information and TT news that impacts the County of Sussex and also seeks to promotes TT within the County. The County Objectives are all detailed in the SCTTA Annual County Plan which can be found below along with information about SCTTA. There are also many County Reference Documents now on this website. Please send TT news items of interest within Sussex County to the email address below. The Website has recently been upgraded to latest software versions and more recently to enable Video's.
22nd May, 2022 - TT Times - Spring Issue
The latest Issue 26 of TT Times has been published by Diane and Harvey Webb. In this issue can be found reports and information on the following:
- National Championships Qualification Tournament;
- National Championships;
- TTE Governance;
- Swaythling Club International - English Branch and TTE Reception;
- The Ken & Karenza Matthews Story - Continued: 1974;
- Colin Wilson's Website;
- Centenary Gala Dinner;
- WTT Feeder Events;
- Europe Top 16;
- ETTU and ITTF on Ukraine;
- What was Happening 35 Years Ago - 1987;
- WTT Star Contender: Doha, 25th to 31st March;
- Cadet National Cup;
- Plymouth Cadet and Junior 4 Star Open;
- WTT Youth Contender Events;
- Chinese Diary by Nora Vint: Continued: Episode 3;
- Commonwealth Games Birmingham: 28th July to 8th August;
- In Memoriam;
- Forthcoming Events;
22nd May, 2022 - TT Wales News Item
This is an interested item from Table Tennis Wales Board spotted by Tony Catt. Apparently, TTW have lost their funding from Sport England due to not meeting their conditions!
22nd May - Sussex County Cadet and Junior 2 Star - 7th May - Results
Sussex County Cadet and Junior Open 2 Star was held on the 7th May and please see Results and Reports or on link https://tiny.one/7may22-sctta
22nd May 2022 - Bryant and Gertsen Training Days
22nd May 2022 - Owen Hatter
Hastings League have notified the passing of Owen Hatter on the 30th April for which you can find his Obituary provided by Keith Lindsay. His funeral took place at Hastings Crematorium on the 18th May at 1115.
20th May, 2022 - Latest TTE News
Club and Leagues Update - 040522 - Edition contains news on TT Kidz returning in the Autumn and there is a link to a Webinar on the subject, an update on the "Level the Table" initiative around the 5-year Diversity and Inclusion Strategy and there is a 6-month report available, plus "How to find a Coach", link to a page showing the latest Funding Opportunities and Subsidies, and news of an LBGT competition in the Netherlands;
Commonwealth Games Update - 190422 - News on the upcoming Games in Birmingham, the tickets and the dedicated TTE News Page;
CEO May Update - Monthly missive from the TTE CEO indicating that various "Codes of Conduct" have been reviewed, and there are updates on Staffing, Competitions and Events and Development and that the focus is on the forthcoming Commonwealth Games;
Over The Net - The regular weekly newsletter and a summary of what was in recent editions follow and not elsewhere are as follows:
150422 - Article on Sam Walker, links to videos from the National Championships, TT and Para TT confirmed as a sport for the 2026 Commonwealth Games, article on Maggie, a 7-year old girl with Cerebral Palsy, SBL update and news of the British Primary School Championships held in Guernsey where Teres Bennett was a non-playing Captain.
220422 - Article on Para TT player Simon Hemp, various news items on the Birmingham Commonwealth Games, the Clubs looking to qualify for the new European TT Competition with Josh and Jack Bennett in the BATTS Team and Helsham Weerasinghe in the Ormesby Team, results from Cadets in an International Tournament in Linz and finally update on the SBL.
290422 - Winners of the Regional Matches in the Men and Women European Cup (Grantham and Fusion), Training Camp by Para Athlete Dan Bullen, results from Schools TT Finals and Safeguarding update;
060522 - Results from the National Cadet, U17 and Junior Event and sadly only 2 Sussex Players into Round 1 (Owen Brown and Jodie Morris), Women and Girls News, Centenary League Cup entries and Aerobic TT!
130522 - Mental Health Awareness focus with Well-Being Sessions, Funding from Sport England for Women and Girls opportunities, GB Coaching Apprentices, Ormesby SBL winners and TTE looking for Volunteers;
200522 - Results for England Students (16-18) in international, Partnerships - growing a TT legacy in Birmingham, Inter-Regional review (being held this weekend), Will Bayley gets gold in Poland Para Open, ITTF visits England;
29th April - Sussex County Cadet and Junior 2 Star - Saturday 7th May - Triangle Leisure Centre
A reminder that the next Sussex County Cadet and Junior Open 2 Star Event is taking place on the 7th May at the Triangle Leisure Centre. This is the 3rd this season and has been delayed in the main by lack of suitable dates. Please find the Entry Form. The closing date has been extended to the 2nd May.
29th April - Sussex Closed 24th April - Results
A great day where Will Bayley MBE, the number one seed in the absence of the Bennetts, took the men's singles event. Please see below a full list of the results and much further on the following link:
Thanks to Brett Holt for all the organisation and management of the event.
29th April, 2022 - Haywards Heath League - Closed Tournament - Results
The Haywards Heath Closed event took place at Warden Park on Saturday 23rd April. The results are below produced by Brett Holt who organised the event, and more information can be found on the following link:
11th April, 2022 - National Council Meeting 19th March - Notes
A National Council Meeting was held on Saturday 19th March and it was a hybrid meeting - part zoom and part physical in Milton Keynes. Tony Catt as Deputy National Councillor attended in person, which was just as well since I believe the sound quality to those on zoom was poor, and you see his Notes of the meeting. The next NC Meeting is on the 11th June. Please see also the former Meeting Minutes on the following link:
10th April, 2022 - UK Coaching News (all Sports)
The April UK Coaching News this month includes Safeguarding Courses as well as many other different types of courses, some free. There is a consultation on "Duty of Care" and the chance to earn a Digital Badge with an eLearning Course. There is much more from a huge range of resources and information about a tool called "Coach Learning Framework" which if you are a subscriber gives one access to a huge and unlimited range of practical tips, opinions, guides, etc.
9th April, 2022 - Latest TTE News
Club and Leagues Update - 060422 - provides links to the winners of the Table Tennis Awards announced at the Centenary Celebrations. TT Kidz and the range of opportunities for Clubs and there is a photo of the Crawley Community Club along with a Video of how they have expanded and engaged to produce day-to-day activities. News of all the forthcoming Coach Courses, invitation for expression of interest from Schools with reports on recent Schools National Finals and jobs on offer with TTE.
Over The Net - 080422 - The regular newsletter with focus on Women and Girls Day (6th April) with a video and links to what is happening. More reports on the Schools National Finals and news of two forthcoming Grand Prix Events coming up. More memoirs of the past in the latest Centenary Stories and to end information on the start of the European venture for some clubs.
8th April, 2022 - Active Sussex Disability Sports Network Update
nformation on forthcoming Conference on Wednesday 22nd June and a recording of a virtual forum that took place on the 2nd March around support for low-income families with a disability or long-term health conditions. Anyone seeking sports and physical activity needs are invited to complete a survey so that the challenges to address can be understood. Interest in physical football activity is sought and there are opportunities for challenges with suitable partners.
7th April, 2022 - CEO Update
As most of you are aware there is now a new TTE CEO, Adrian Christy, in place and he has provided an Update for everyone. It is a welcome plus information on the TTE Finances, Safeguarding Training, National Championships, Centenary Celebrations, Strategy Review, Sport England Investment, TTE Recruitment, International Women's Day Celebrations, TT Kidz, Level the Table, Coaching, Commonwealth Games, TTE Website, forthcoming Performance Events, Code of Sports Governance, and National Council.
6th April, 2022 - County Championship - Over 60's Premier Team - Report
Further to the news item on the 13th January, the Over 60's Premier Team completed their matches in March in Milton Keynes with wins against Yorkshire and Essex, followed by losses on the second day to Lancashire and Kent of the which the latter became Champions. Overall the Team finished 3rd and thus not able to defend the title won last year but still was excellent to finish where they did. Please see a Report produced by Peter Bartram. Results in full can be found on the following link: https://countychampionships.ttleagues.com/
5th April, 2022 - County Championship - Over 60's Second Team Division 2A - Report
The second Over 60's Team in Division 2A played 2 more matches at the end of March in Southampton and had wins against Surrey and Middlesex - see Match Card for Surrey and Match Card for Middlesex. Please see also a Report by Stuart Vincent. There is one remaining match against Kent to be played and Sussex is in the runners-up spot with an outside chance of winning the Division if they beat Kent who are currently in top spot.
4th April 2022 - Horsham Spinners Events 2nd nd 3rd April - Results
Please see links to the results from recent Horsham Spinners Scheduled Events run by Brett Holt on the 2nd and 3rd April at Six Villages Sports Hall:
Senior and Veteran 2nd April: https://crawleycommunityttc.ttclubs.co.uk/article/horshamspinnersseniorveteran12apr22
Cadet and Junior 3rd April: https://crawleycommunityttc.ttclubs.co.uk/article/horshamspinnerscadetjunior13apr22
3rd April 2022 - Sussex County TT Association Meeting - Agenda
2nd April 2022 - Colin Hyland - Obituary
The sad loss of another stalwart from the past who was a very active member not only with the local Hastings and District League, but also the Sussex County Association where he became a Vice President and Life Member, and also with the National Association. He was awarded an ETTA Merit Award in 1986 and an ETTA Vice-President in 2000. Please see an obituary produced by Diane Webb.
5th October 1964 - NALGO
Colin Hyland, Jimmy Moore, Derek Mammone
11th August 1969 - Hastings v Dordrecht E. Wadsworth, John Driver, Derek Mammone,
Norman Beaney, Alan Britt, A.Duncombe, Colin Hyland
20th May 1970 - NALGO
Colin Hyland, Mick Agombar, Jack Peddlesden, Norman Beaney
Commonwealth Championships 1997 in Glasgow 2000 ETTA AGM - Being presented with his ETTA VP Badge
by the ETTA Chair Alan Ransome
1st April, 2022 - TTE Centenary Gala Dinner
The East Midlands Conference Centre in Nottinghamshire was the venue for the Gala Dinner to celebrate 100 years of the English Table Tennis Organisation. Following a Drinks Reception and Welcome Addresses by Sandra Deaton (TTE Chair) and Petra Sorling, ITTF President, there was much entertainment alongside the dinner. There was a Table Tennis version of "A Question of Sport", Silent and Live Auction, Pride of TT Awards and a Century of Iconic Moments encapsulated on film. The highlight was the "Centenary Hall of Fame" where 10 players from the last 100 years were inducted into the English Table Tennis Hall of Fame - some have passed away and some were still with us and they were present on the night - the inductees were - Fred Perry, Richard Bergmann, Johnny Leach MBE, Diane and Rosalind Rowe, Mary Wright, Jill Hammersley-Parker MBE, John Hilton, Desmond Douglas MBE, Will Bayley MBE. More details about them can be found on the following link: Click here to visit our Hall of Fame page and find out more about each one .
The closing address was by Adrian Christy who had just been confirmed a few days earlier as the new TTE CEO and there were a few closing words from Matthew Syed who subsequently made some interesting observations in a Times Article a few days later on Sports England and its relationship with TTE,
1st April - Entry Forms for 3 Great Forthcoming Events in Sussex
Sussex Closed Tournament - Sunday 24th April - A reminder that the Sussex Closed is scheduled for Sunday 24th April at the Sports Hall associated with Warden Park School and please find the Entry Form. The last time it was held was on April 28th 2019 and the list of winners and runners up from that event can be found here. Closing date 18th April. Note that there have been queries received regarding the eligibility of players - for clarity the definition is as follows:
Eligibility is defined as players who are affiliated to the County and play in Sussex Leagues or represent Sussex County through the rules regarding County Teams (born or living in Sussex and not playing for other Counties).
Sussex County Cadet and Junior 1 Star - Saturday 7th May - The next Sussex County Cadet and Junior Open 2 Star Event has been confirmed for the 7th May at the Triangle Leisure Centre. This is the 3rd this season and has been delayed in the main by lack of suitable dates. Please find the Entry Form. The closing date is the 29th April.
Sussex Women and Girls Summer 1 Star - Saturday 2nd July - The very first TTE approved event for Women and Girls instigated by Sally Hughes and with TTE Funding. Entry costs are minimal and all standards are welcome. Please find the Entry Form and the closing date is the 25th June.
Note that you can find details of TTE approved events on the TTE Website via the following link: https://www.tabletennisengland.co.uk/compete/find-a-competition/
1st April 2022 - County Vice Presidents and Life Members
The County List of Vice Presidents and Life Members has been updated and the current list can be found here. It also includes a list of those that have passed away since 2009.
1st April, 2022 - Haywards Heath League - Closed Tournament
Please note that the Haywards Heath League Closed Tournament is on Saturday 23rd April - entry forms are available from Brett Holt.
1st April, 2022 - TTE News
For those that do not receive the TTE Newsletters, Over The Net - the latest issues can be found here for - 18th March, 25th March and 1st April. The main topic was the Nationals and there is information via links to the TTE Website on the Draw and Results. The other major topic was the TTE Centenary with news on the Book that has been produced to celebrate along with the Gala Dinner (see separate news item), Auction, Pride of TT Awards and various Centenary Stories. There is a report on the SBL final weekend and also news of the School National Championships taking place this weekend for the first time for 3 years. There is an update on the L1 Coaching Courses that are scheduled and the very best for last with the 1st April edition featuring Sally Hughes with news of a dedicated Women and Girls 1 Star event scheduled for 2nd July (see separate news item). Adrian Christy has also been confirmed as the new TTE CEO.
1st April, 2022 - Latest Active Sussex News (all sports)
Please find recent Active Sussex Mailing - Education News March and Education Easter editions - if you are associated with schools in any way there are lots of free resources, activities and information within the Newsletters. The regular monthly eNews and the Disability and Inclusion Mailings for March also list many activities across all sports.
1st April, 2022 - Latest Sports England News (all sports)
Please find latest newsletters - March 1 and March 2 - from Sports England. Contains updates on "Uniting the Movement" Strategy, Exercise Referral Tool-Kit, Guidance for helping Ukraine and the latest on "This Girl Can" campaign.
1st April, 2022 - Archived Information
The News Items on this Page have been archived and can be found on the Archive Page - September 2021 to March 2022 - although the March items remain below for now.
13th March, 2022 - Coaching - Courses and News
For those interested in attending a Level 2 Coaching Course in the east of the County, then the following are taking place at the Hollington TTC on the 9th and 10th July and 3rd September initiated by the Hollington and Bexhill clubs. Details on these and all other Coaching Courses can be found on the TTE site: www.tabletennisengland.co.uk/coach-and-teach/coaching-courses/ . On the subject of Coaching the latest UK Coaching News has a focus on news on the Coaching for Women, Children and Young People, a Survey and the Coaching Toolkit and Resources that can be obtained.
12th March, 2022 - TTE News
The latest issue of Over The Net - 11th March - has a focus on Women and Girls with information on funding, a Webinar that took place on Women's Day itself, Resources, Coaching and the launch of a dedicated Facebook Group, and much more such as Club celebrations and Girl TTKidz. A reminder that the TTE Coaching Survey, previously mentioned, closes 13th March at midnight.
8th March 2022 - Derek Bunday
Further to the news item below on the 27th February, the funeral for Derek Bunday is on the 18th March, 3pm at the Crawley Crematorium.
8th March - Sussex County Cadet and Junior 1 Star - 7th May - Entry Form
The next Sussex County Cadet and Junior Open 2 Star Event has been confirmed for the 7th May at the Triangle Leisure Centre. This is the 3rd this season and has been delayed in the main by lack of suitable dates. Please find the Entry Form. The closing date is the 29th April.
8th March 2022 - Sussex Closed Tournament - Sunday 24th April - Entry Form
A reminder that the Sussex Closed is scheduled for Sunday 24th April at the Sports Hall associated with Warden Park School and please find the Entry Form. The last time it was held was on April 28th 2019 and the list of winners and runners up from that event can be found here. Note that there have been queries received regarding the eligibility of players - for clarity the definition is as follows:
Eligibility is defined as players who are affiliated to the County and play in Sussex Leagues or represent Sussex County through the rules regarding County Teams (born or living in Sussex and not playing for other Counties).
8th March, 2022 - Horsham Spinners Event Cadet and Junior 1 Star 6th March - Results
Another Horsham Spinners Cadet and Junior 1 Star took place on Sunday 6th March at Slinfold Primary School. Please see link to report prepared by Brett Holt:
8th March, 2022 - Horsham Spinners Senior and Veteran 1 Star 5th February - Results
Another Horsham Spinners Senior and Veteran 1 Star took place on Saturday 5th March at the Triangle Leisure Centre. Please see link to report prepared by Brett Holt:
8th March, 2022 - TTE News
The latest issue of Over The Net - 4th March - contain information about the Officials for the up and coming Commonwealth Games, the latest on the new Junior GB Squad, Statement on Ulkraine and International Women's Day which is today!! There is also information on the "Pride of TT" Awards (see news item 2nd March below for those in Sussex) and information on Centenary Webinars and that are currently being held along with a further Centenary Story.
2nd March - League Affiliation Dates
As TTE celebrates its Centenary, there have been emails recently regarding the affiliation of Sussex Leagues (to TTE) and the following information has been provided, in the main, by Diane Webb in conjunction with others. As can be seen below the Brighton and Hastings Leagues are the oldest and close to celebrating their Centenary.
Brighton League - 1927
Hastings League - 1927
Eastbourne League - 1934
Haywards heath - 1937
Horsham League - 1946
Crawley & Horsham League - 1949
Worthing League - 1949
East Grinstead League - 1966
South West Sussex League - Unknown at the moment
2nd March, 2022 - Horsham Spinners Senior and Veteran 1 Star 26th February - Results
Another Horsham Spinners Senior and Veteran 1 Star took place on Saturday 26th February at the Slinfold Primary School. Please see link to report prepared by Brett Holt.
2nd March 2022 -TTE Club and League Volunteers Awards
The latest Club and leagues Update from TTE - 020322 - contains information on the local "Pride of TT" winners and in the "Club Volunteer of the Year" category there were a number from within Sussex as follows:
Brett Holy (Crawley Community), Pedro Santos (Worthing), Michael Savill (Polegate), Amila Thilakarahna (Crawley community), Trevor Towner (Bexhillians).
There was also one in the "Young Club Volunteer of the Year" category - Tarkan Ates (Crawley Community)
Other news includes emergency funding from storm damage from Sport England and defibrillators, Young Ambassadors, Coaching Survey (closing 13th March) and an article on engaging Wheelchair participants.
2nd March 2022 - Latest UK Sport England News
The latest - Newsletter - for February contains information regarding funding for any damage by recent storms although suspect that TT premises in generally would not have been affected. Similar to Active Sussex, Sports England are promoting the joint "This Girl Can" and "Parkrun" taking place this coming weekend on the 5th March. Other articles include the importance of exercise for disabled and young children.
1st March, 2022 - TTE AGM Notice
The TTE AGM has been confirmed for the 16th July - see AGM Notice. The date for the submission of Resolutions is the 23rd April and the venue has yet to be determined.
1st March, 2022 - Horsham Spinners Cadet and Junior 1 Star 27th February - Results
Another Horsham Spinners Cadet and Junior 1 Star took place on Sunday 27th February at the Triangle Leisure Centre. Please see link to report prepared by Brett Holt.
Information on further events in this series including entry forms can be found on the Cadets and Juniors Page - the dates are 3rd April, 22nd May, 19th June and 9th July.
1st March, 2022 - TTE News - Veteran British League Results
The latest issue of Over The Net - 25th February - contains reports on the climax to the Veteran British League competition and there was much Sussex interest. Rose Rainton was part of the winning Women's Premier Team (and Teresa Bennett part of the Runners-Up Team). For the Men, Foresters A consisting of Paul Carter, Wesley Bush-Harris, Ritchie Venner and Chris Bartram were winners of Division 1B and Foresters C with Lewis Mayhew, Andrew Norwood, Matthew Spero and Martin Gunn were winners of Division 2A. Horsham Spinners were winners of Division 4B. All the results can be found on the following link:
Also, this issue contains reports on the Senior British League, promotion of TTKidz and Centenary Webinars on various topics, another Centenary Story, Young Ambassador and Ping Pong Parlours.
1st March, 2022 - Latest Active Sussex News
Please find the regular Active Sussex eNews for February which includes information on various Forums taking place this week, Project 500 aimed at Female Coaches, new Physical Disability Guidelines, walk Projects and much more. The Disability and Inclusion version has focus on the forthcoming International Women's Day (8th March) and the joint This Girl Can and Parkrun this coming 5th March plus also much more.