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Welcome to the Sussex County Table Tennis Association Website (SCTTA). It has been up and running since April 2013. Information about SCTTA can be found below along with the current County Plan. Please send news items of interest for Table Tennis within Sussex County to email address below.

News

16th May - Sussex Closed 28th April - Results

There was a great entry and of good standard for the Sussex Closed held at the K2 on the 28th April. For the Men's Singles there were 8 Groups of 5 with the top 2 progressing to the Round of 32. The number 1 and 2 seeds contested the Final with Josh Bennett, who beat Will Bayley the 2016 para-Olympic Champion in the semi-final, also winning against his brother Jack Bennett. A summary of the results can be found here for all the age categories and below the Winners and Runners-up with the associated completed Schedules where they took place along with their Photo's.

  • Men's Singles: Winner: Josh Bennett, Runner-Up: Jack Bennett - Schedule (including Consolation)
  • Women's Singles: Winner: Teresa Bennett, Runner-Up: Rose Rainton - Schedule(including Veteran Women's)
  • U11 Singles: Winner: Oily Wilson, Runner-Up: Adrian Randis - Schedule;
  • U13 Singles: Winner: Max Wilson, Runner-Up: Louis Vaughan-Drake - Schedule;
  • U15 Singles: Winner: Oliver Michell, Runner-Up: Louis Vaughan-Drake - Schedule;
  • U18 Boys Singles: Winner: Jacob Evans, Runner-Up: Keigo Burnham - Schedule;
  • U18 Girls Singles: Winner: Joelle Bennett, Runner-Up: Jodie Morris;
  • Men's Veteran Singles; Winner: Peter Bartram, Runner-Up: Paul Carter - Schedule;
  • Women's Veteran Singles: Winner: Teresa Bennett, Runner-Up: Alison Jordan-see Women's Singles Schedule;
  • Women's Doubles: Winners: Rose Rainton/Sheila King, Runners-Up: Teresa & Joelle Bennett;
  • Men's Doubles: Winners: Josh & Jack Bennett, Runners-Up: Domagoj Glad/Adam Leow - Schedule;
  • Mixed Doubles: Jack & Teresa Bennett, Runners-Up: Josh & Joelle Bennett - Schedule;
  • Men's Singles Consolation: Winner: Barrie Gilbert, Runner-Up: Harry Yip - See Men's Singles for Schedule;

 8th May - Roger Gillett

Roger Gillett, former Secretary of the Bexhill TT Club for several decades, passed away on Easter Monday in the Conquest Hospital. During the 1980's he was an active County member  having organised the Sussex Closed previously and he also participated in County events as well as Tournaments across the Country. He was a County Life Member. His funeral will take place at Hastings Crematorium on Friday 10th May at 3.30 pm. There will be a short Classic car cavalcade around Bexhill leaving from Brockley Road, adjacent to the indoor bowls rink, at 2.45pm, then on to the Crematorium. 

14th April - Bexhillians TT Club Hastings - Development Tournament 2nd June - Entry Form

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14th April - Bexhillians TT Club Hastings - Development Tournament 2nd June - Entry Form

The Bexhillians TT Club if holding this event for the fifth time - mixed singles and doubles only for 32 players. The entry form can be found here and the closing date is the 25th day.

 

14th April - County Championship - Veterans - Results

 

Please find a report, prepared by Tony Catt, on the latest reults and a summary of the season. The first team in the Premier Division finished 3rd, the second team in Division 1B mid-table and the third team second from bottom in Division 2C and it is not clear yet if this means relegation.

14th April - County Championship - Over 60's Premier Division - Results

Please find a report, prepared by Sheila King, on the second round of matches for the Sussex County Over 60's Team in the Premier Division. After the first round of matches where they were a player short due to being stranded by fog, the Sussex team were second to bottom. Back to full strength they won all their matches to finish 3rd overall - the same as in the previous two years. Wins were recorded over Oxfordshire (10-0), Cheshire (7-3), Yorkshire (6-4) and Hertfordshire (9-1). A great team effort and congratulations to Phil Smith in winning all his 8 Singles.

14th April - County Championship - Cadet/Juniors - Results

Please find a report from Peter Baldwin regarding the Cadet and Junior County Matches this season. It has been a learning experience this season for many of the participants with some relegations and in particular relegations for the Cadet & Junior Premier Teams. I am sure they will bounce back and get promotions next season. Details of the Results and Tables can be found on the TTE Website on the following lnk.

https://tabletennisengland.co.uk/compete/competitions/county-championships/

14th April - Burgess Hill Cadet & Junior 2 Star 9th February - Report

Please see report, prepared by Rory Scott, of the Cadet and Junior 2 Star event he held at the Burgess Hill Leisure Centre. There were 6 age categories and a summary of the results with Photo's are below:

  • U12: Winner Ralph Pattison and Runner-Up George Jackson;
  • U13: Winner Ralph Pattison and Runner-Up Krish Chotai;
  • U14: Winner Harry Yip and Runner-Up eorge Noel;
  • U15: Winner Isaac Egginton and Runner-Up Jai Chaudhari;
  • U17: Winner Alex Ahl and Runner-Up William Agombar;
  • U18: Winner Alex Ahl and Runner-Up Will Michell;

14th April - Horsham Spinners Veteran & Senior 1 Star 26th January - Report

Please see a report, prepared by Rory Scott, of the Veteran & Senior 1 Srar event he held at Farlington School on the 26th January. A summary of the results follow with Photo's:

  • Veteran: Winner Rory Scott & Runner-Up Dean Rose;
  • Senior: Winner Rory Scott & Runner-Up Steven Gray;

10th April - TT365 League Manager System & TTE Replacement

This seems to have become a very emotive subject following the breakdown in negotiations between TT365 & TTE and subsequently a Contract for a replacement system being awarded by TTE for which there is an Open Letter on the subject from the CEO of TTE. Other documents have been circulated on email within the County defending both sides and TT365 is leading a campaign to get Leagues and Counties to support a motion to reduce the TTE Affiliation Fee equivalent to TT365 funding. While some make a passionate defence of TT365 others may see change as an opportunity in many respects, but it is a NGB Board problem and decision made no doubt in the context of long-term strategy and cost-effectiveness. The current system has developed into a good tool but still has its issues while the likely teething problems of a new system will no doubt materialise, and as a User myself there is some concern given the timescales, but at the end of the day it is my view we will have to work with whatever there is, including going back to spreadsheets temporarily if necessary. However, it is up to Leagues to reach their own conclusions but please do not use the County (and Leagues) email distribution since its use is covered by the County Data Protection Policy and it is NOT appropriate for passionate cases for one system or another. 

25th March - Carter Cup - Results First Local Round

The  League Teams participating at the K2 hosted by the Crawley & Horsham League were two Teams from Crawley & Horsham - Jacob Evans & John Strang and Fraser Kent & Owen Brown, a Team from Guildford (Charlie Cunningham & Max Flint) and a Team from Central London (Joshua Bruce and Darius Xavier). Guildford lost all matches 5 - 0 and so came 4th. Crawley & Horsham A beat Guilford 5- 0 and Crawley & Horsham B 3-2  but lost 0-5 to Central london total wins 8. Crawley & Horsham B beat Guilford 5- 0 and Central London 4-1 but lost to Crawley and Horsham A 2-3 total wins 11. Central London beat Guilford 5- 0 and Crawley & Horsham A 5-0 but lost to Crawley & Horsham 1-4 total wins 11 (of which one was a forfeit due to injury). As a result the two teams progressing to the final on Sunday 9th June are Crawley & Horsham B and Central London. Congratulations to Fraser Kent and Owen Brown on their wins !

25th March - Wilmott Cup - Success for the Crawley & Horsham League

The Crawley and Horsham Team of Paul Carter and Ryzsard Pelc were the winners of the first local round of the Wilmott Cup hosted at the K2 by the Crawley and Horsham League. They beat Brighton 3-2 and Guildford 3 -2. In second place were Brighton (Pedro Santos and Brandon Bennett) who Beat Guildford (Adam Laws and Andrew Smith) 3-2. With all three No 1 ranked players winning 3 of their 4 singles it fell to the No 2 players to make the difference - they all won 1 of 4!!. It was therefore the double results that split the teams in the end...and Crawley & Horsham proceed to the English Local League Finals on Saturday June 8th June.  

24th March - English Schools National Team Championships - Finals

Further to the news item below on the 22nd February, the Finals took place yesterday and congratulations go to Tanbridge School in Horsham who became National Team Champions. The Team consisting of Jacob Evans, Charlie Graham-Adams, Harry Yip, Oli Michell and Zach Hodges all coached by Will Michell recorded wins over Carlton Le Willows (Nottingham) 6 -2, t Mary's College (Kingston upon Hull) 7-1 and Ernest Bevin College (London) 7 - 1. Some of the Team members (Oli, Zach and Charlie) have now achieved U11, U13 and the U16 Titles. Thanks to Eddie Adams for the news item and to all the Parents who supported them throughout. The U19 Girls Team were Runners-Up. Please also see link to TTE website.

https://tabletennisengland.co.uk/news/archived/grantham-double-up-at-school-team-finals/

24th March - English National Championships - Josh Bennett Mixed Doubles National Champion

Sussex County has a National Champion. Josh Bennett partnering Tin-Tin Ho (who are both at Nottingham University) won the Mixed Doubles Championship at the recent National Championships. Congratulations to Josh. Please see further information on the following link.

https://tabletennisengland.co.uk/news/archived/doubles-delight-for-bennett-ho/

24th March - TT365 League Manager System

There has much correspondence in the recent week concerning the breakdown of talks between TT365 and TTE regarding ongoing funding and the subsequent annoucement by TT365 that it will cease at the end of July. All Leagues in Sussex with the exception of South West Sussex use TT365 League Manager and information about the situation has been circulated to Leagues in correspondence over the few weeks,  An increase of around £7.50 per player has been suggested by TT365 and proposals have been forward by some Leagues for reduction in Membership Fee to offset, and the subject has become quite emotive nationally. TTE in response have indicated that they will source a replacement League Manager sytem. The latest is that talks are on again between TT365 and TTE and so watch this space.

24th March - National Council Meeting 9th February - Minutes & Additional Papers

Further to the news item below on the 22nd February, please find the draft Minutes of the Meeting held on the 9th February. There are some comments I have made on the Minutes which are not reflected in these yet. Other Paers issued are also shown: ]

In addition inc ase not seen please see recent TTE Newsletters which cover a variety of subjects - 010319, 080319, 150319 and 220319.

22nd March - Sussex County Meeting - 25th March

The next Sussex County Manageent Meeting is this coming Monday at the Linklater Pavilion on central Lewes. Please see Agenda.

22nd March - Forthcoming Private Events

Please see the County Events Page for the Entry Forms for forthcoming Tournaments being run by Rory Scott - they include Senior/Veteran 1 Star at Farlington School on the 24th March, 4th May and 19th May, and at Burgess Hill Triangle on the 18th May. There is also a 2 Star Senior/Veteran event at Burgess Hill on the 22nd June along with a Senior 2 Star Burgess Hill Sussex Open on the 29th/30th June.

17th March - News Items - Archive

The News Items for January 2019 have been removed from this page and archived, and can be found on the Archive Page. The lnks within are still active.

28th February - English National Championships - Tees Sports Newsletter

It is the National Championships this weekend and at Nottingham in the English one there is Sussex interest with Jack and George Hazell having qualified and taking part. Please see news item below on the 1st February and also this Tees Sports Newsletter which gives more information about the event. The event can be followed on the TTE website www.tabletennisengland.co.uk.

28th February - Sussex Closed 2- Sunday 28th April - K2 Crawley - Entry Form

The Sussex Closed this year is being held at the K2 Crawley on Sunday the 28th April - please find Entry Form. The closing date for entries is the 20th April.

28th February - Horsham Spinners Cadet & Junior 2* 20th January Report & Results

Please see a report on this event held at Farlington School, Horsham on the 20th January. The results for the various age groups are summerised below:

  • U12 - Winner: Ollie Maric-Murray; Runner-Up: Francesco Bonato;
  • U13 - Winner: Ollie Maric-Murray; Runner-Up: Francesco Bonato;
  • U14 - Winner: Victor Ramirez-Rioja; Runner-Up: Joe Hunter;
  • U15 - Winner: Mahmood Kalami; Runner-Up: Henry Maric-Murray;
  • U17 - Winner: Alex Ahl; Runner-Up: Henry Maric-Murray;
  • U18 - Winner: Alex Ahl; Runner-Up: Jamar McGlashan;

22nd February - TT365 English Professional Invitation Event - 10th/11th August - K2 Crawley

Please see link to this event which is being held on the 10th/11th August at the K2 Crawley, subject to sufficient funds being raised by crowd-funding. Details of this are on the website link and the closing date is the 10th April when a decision is made as to whether it will go ahead. There are 7 professionals invited with the 8th place resulting from 64 players competing in a knock-out.

https://www.pledgesports.org/projects/table-tennis-365-magnificent-7/

22nd February - English Schools Team Championships - Regional Round

Congratulations to the U19 Girls Team from College of Richard Collyer, consisting of Kate Cheer and Alice Hazell, in getting through the Regional Round ,held on the 10th February in Bristol, to the Finals along with the Tanbridge School U16 Boys Team. The latter consisted of Charlie Graham-Adams, Jacob Evans, Harry Yip, Ollie Michell, and Zach Hodges. They beat Bournemouth 8-0, Aylesford 8-0 and The Whitgift 6 -2. The finals are Hinckley on the 23rd March and we wish them the best of luck. Please see link to all the finalists in the Schools Team Championships.

https://tabletennisengland.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/Team-National-Finalists-2019.pdf

22nd February - County Championship - Sussex Senior 1st Team - Winners!!

Further to the news item on the 4th February please find the formal Results and the Averages.

22nd February - Active Sussex Newsletters

Please find the latest newsletters from Active Sussex which supports all sports in Sussex. There is a reminder of the Sussex Network 2019 Event at Buxted Park Hotel on the 28th February and a Disability Network Event on April 3rd at Sussex Circket Ground in Hove.

22nd February - Table Tennis England (TTE) - National Council (NC) - Notes from Meeting & TTE Newsletters

Further to the news item below please find here some notes I made of the meeting on the 9th February in Milton Keynes. The future and value of the NC going forward was debated in the context of the Members Advisory Group (MAG) currently in the process of being set up and the NC having no governance and limited TTE support. A proposal for a small group to look at how the NC can transform itself and be less confrontational was agreed. Please also see latest TTE Newsletter - 150219 - which feature the World Championship Squad and funding for Clubs and 220219.

8th February - Table Tennis England (TTE) - National Council (NC) - Further Documents & Senior National Championships

Please find late Papers distributed by TTE for the NC being held this coming Saturday 9th February in Milton Keynes (previous Papers distributed can be seen in earlier news items below). They include the Election Calendar, Para Report, Board Summary from December and NC Q&A. Also, the latest news from TTE - 0802019 - gives a link to the TTE Website where the confirmed competitors for the forthcoming Senior National Championships in Derby, and where the Sussex contingent inlcude Jack & Josh Bennett, George Hazell and Lois Peake. We wish them the best of luck. There is also a link to TTE website for the British League Results.

8th February - Active Sussex - February Newsletter

Please find latest Newsletter from Active Sussex which includes a variety of articles relating to all sports within Sussex. This edition includes information about their forthcoming Conference, recruitment for the Board, a project in the Rother District, and "The Girl Can" campaign status.There is much more including request for volunteers for the Brighton Marathon and registration for TAKEPART Festival.

4th February - County Championship - Sussex Senior 1st Team - Winners!!!

This last weekend the Senior 1st Team retained the County Championship Title for the 4th time in a row. The Team consisting of Jack & Josh Bennett, George Hazell, Lois Peake, Yolanda King and not forgetting Teresa Bennett who stood in when Yolanda was unwell. There were wins over Surrey 6-4, Yorkshire 6-4, Warwickshire 10 -0 and Nottinghamshire 9-1. Both Jack and Josh won 7/8 of their games, George 5/8 and Lois Peake a staggering 8/8. Yolanda King 2/2 and Teresa 2/6. Congratulations to the Team and special thanks for Maureen Hazell in all the arrangements. 

4th February - Weald TT Club - 25th Anniversary

The Weald TT Club is celebrating in 2019 its 25th Anniversary and a resume of its history, current activities and development ambitions can be found here.

1st February - Table Tennis England (TTE) - National Council

Please find further to the news item below on the 24th January, documents issued by TTE for the forthcoming NC meeting at Kents Hill, Milton Keynes. They are the Agenda and Board Report with associated Appendix. Topics for discussion include the future of the voting system (although TTE have already reviewed this and made a recommendation - see news item 24th January), and the future of the NC. On the latter support is being reduced by TTE going forward and whether the NC has any future input to the Governance given that there a Members Advisory Group is in the process of being set up. I certainly would like to see how the MAG will interface with Counties and Leagues. If any one has any view then please let me know.

1st February - National Championships - Sussex Qualifiers

Well done to Sussex Players Jack Bennett and George Hazell in qualifying, with the National Ranked Players, for the National Championships - please see news item on TTE webiste via recent TTE News - 250119. Also, on today's TTE News - 010219 - all the recent British League results.

1st February - West Sussex Schools Individual Events 2019 - Results

The West Sussex Schools Individual Events took place on Wednesday 30th January in the Sports Hall at Warden Park School, Cuckfield near Haywards Heath. This is part of the Butterfly Schools Individual Championships. There was a good entry particularly for the U13 and U16 Boys and the winners going through to the zonal round were, along with their School, as follows:

  • U11 Boys - Arran Goode (Fishbourne);
  • U11 Girls - Chloe Robinson (Southwater);
  • U13 Boys - Harry Yip (Tanbridge);
  • U13 Girls - Ella Lazenby (Warden Park);
  • U16 Boys - Owen Brown (Forest);
  • U16 Girls - Sasha O'Halloran (Tanbridge);
  • U19 Boys - Will Michell (Collyers College);
  • U19 Girls - Claudia Hough (Worth College);

Special thanks to Warden Park School for us of their Sports Hall, and also for the use of the Tables and Equipment belonging to the Haywards Heath League;

1st February - Sussex Schools Team Events 2019 - Zonal Round Results

The Sussex School Teams that represented both East and West Sussex Schools played the zonal round during January. Two Teams made it through to the Regional Finals on the 10th February in Bristol - they are the Tanbridge School U16 Boys Team and the Collyers College U19 Girls Team. Congratulations to them and we wish them well for the next round.

1st February - Coaching News - Haywards Heath League Camp & Workshops

Marc Burman is running a TT Camp at Sackville School, Lewes Road, East Grinstead from 18th February to 21st February. Please see details here.

UK Coaching are running a number of workshops which are not TT specific but address all sports - please see information here.

1st February - Active Sussex - Disability & Inclusion News

Please se the latest Newsletter from the Active Sussex organisation with various news items relating to Disability and Inclusion and is relevant to all sports.  

1st February - County Championship Veteran Third Team - Division 2C - 19th January - Results

The Sussex Veteran Third Team was in action also on the 19th January at BATTS in Harlow and had a 6-4 loss to Surrey 2 Team and a 5-5 draw with Kent 3 Team. Playing were Tony Catt, David Steel, Richard Hazell and Lynne Trussell. The Team are second from the bottom. The results were as follows with links to the Result Sheets:

Again the Tables can be seen on the following link to the TTE website:

https://tabletennisengland.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/CC-Tables-2018-19-31.01.19.pdf

1st February - County Championship Veteran Second Team - Division 1B

The Sussex Veteran Second Team was in action on the 19th January at the Graham Spicer Club and had a 6-4 win against Kent 2, and a 9-1 loss to Berks 1 Team which leaves them second from bottom of the division on sets since three teams on the same number of points. The Team consisted of Rory Scott, Jack Boult, Alex Cumbers and Sarah Hilditch. The results were as follows with links to the Result Sheets (print to read correctly):

The tables can be found on the TTE website on the following link:

https://tabletennisengland.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/CC-Tables-2018-19-31.01.19.pdf

1st February - News Items - Archive

The News Items for November 2018 to December 2018 have been removed from this page and archived, and can be found on the Archive Page. The lnks within are still active.

Sussex County Table Tennis Association

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Please see the Sussex County Privacy Policy.

The SCTTA is affiliated to the Table Tennis England (TTE) and represents 9 leagues within Sussex with 936 affiliated league playing members in the 2017/2018 Season. The SCTTA is a non profit making organisation and through affiliation fees paid by Players in the Sussex Leagues supports a number of County Teams at Cadet, Junior, Senior and Veteran level. Last Season 12 Teams were entered in the various categories with the Senior Team winning the Premier and Junior second Team winning Division 12C and the Veteran 1st Team winning pomotion back to the Pemier Division. The County also runs events each year such as Sussex Closed,Invitation Event (top 8 in various catagories), and in the recent past have run regular Circuit Events as well as Junior 2 and 4 star Tournaments and has supported Sussex Open Events. Last season Novice Tournaments were introduced and held in Hastings and Lewes. 

The County Management Committee are all Volunteers and meet around 6 times a year along with an AGM. If you wish to assist and Volunteer then please contact me as below.

County Plan

Sussex County Development

County Plan Season 2018/2019

The Issue 1 of the County Plan for Season 2018/2019 was finalised in November and can be found here. An update will be provided in February.

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