Welcome to SCTTA

 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 November - TTE - Members Advisory Group

The deadline for TTE Members to put themsleves forward for being part of the Members Advisory Group has been extended to Friday 23rd November. If you are interested in shaping the future of Table Tennis then please see the link on the latest Newsletter from TTE - 161118

16th November - Crawley Community TTC

Please see information about Crawley Community TTC. They run Junior Coaching Sessions at St Wilfrids School, Crawley every Tuesday starting at 5.00 pm and finishing at 7.00 pm  with muti-tables and spare bats. Further information on www.tabletennis365.com/CrawleyTTC    

16th November - Forthcoming Events - Private (Rory Scott) Events

Further to the news item below (7th November), please find on the Events Page (under Calendar) the Entry Forms for forthcoming events being run by Rory Scott. This includes a series of Senior/Veteran and Cadet/Junior Events at various locations in Sussex.

9th November - TT England News - Brighton City & TT in Prisons

Please see the recent TT England Newsletter "Over The Net" for the 2nd November, for a link to an article on how TT Sessions as well as a Level1 Coaching Course from an initiative by Brighton CIty TTC in High Down Prison are helping to reduce violence and improve behaviour. Please find also today's issue of the Newsletter - 091118 - and remember that if you are TTE affiliated you should be receiving these.

9th November - West Sussex Schools Table Tennis  Association (WSSTTA) - Team Events

The Team County Round is being held this year at Warden Park School Sports Hall, Haywards Heath on the 21st November. Please the Entry Form and Mailing sent to West Sussex Schools. Teams play each other with the winners of each age category going forward to the Zonal Round.

9th November - East Sussex Schools Table Tennis  Association (ESSTTA) - U11 Team Events

There was  fantastic entry for the East Sussex Schools U11 Team Event arranged by Teresa Bennett. St Andrews School were the winning Boys Team and St Lukes the winning Girls Team. Please see Results;

7th November - Forthcoming Events - County Chmpionship Matches & Private Events

The Sussex Calendar Page has been updated for 2018/2019 Season with forthcoming dates for Sussex County Championship Matches for Seniors, Veterans, Cadets and Juniors and also with forthcoming dates of events being held by Rory Scott. Entry Forms and Reports will subsequenly be logged on these pages. There are two forthcoming Tourmanents being held by Rory this coming Saturday 10th November and on the 1st December, both for Seniors and Veteran's - the entry forms are on the relevant page under Calendar.

7th November - County Championship - Sussex Seniors 1st Team - 27th/28th October - Results

The Sussex Senior first team started defence of the Premier Division County Championship Title at Cippenham TTC, Bucks, with 3 wins against Derbyshire 6-4, Middlesex, 6-4 and Leicestershire 8-2. The team consisted of Josh and Jack Bennett, George Hazell, Yolanda King and Lois Peake. Please find the Results and the Averages and there were excellent performances from the whole team - a real team effort. Matches resume weekend 2nd/3rd February. 

6th November - TTE - County Regulations

For interest please see the following link below which states the Regulations laid down by TT England under which the Sussex County TT Association is governed (as are other Counties), in respect of Administration, Discipline and make-up of County. There is a separate bespoke Sussex County Constitution but not dis-similar to the one on the link:

https://tabletennisengland.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/C-County-Admin-Regs-amended-30.01.17.pdf

6th November - Dennis Rhodes

On the 4th November Dennis Rhodes passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his family aged 96 years. Dennis was a well respected and well loved member of Woodlands TTC in Rustington where he played in the Worthing League. He was at one time President of the West Sussex League and was a current Vice President of the Sussex County Table Tennis Association. His funeral will be held at Worthing Crematorium, Muntham Chapel on Monday 19th November at 2.00 pm. Family flowers only and donations can be made to St Barnabas Hospice.

6th November - Weald Table Tennis Club - Training Sessions

Last Sunday and this forthcoming Sunday the 11th November, the Weald Table Tennis held/are holding Training Sessions from 10am to Noon at Claremont School, Bodiam. The session fee is £5 which includes separate Coaching for Juniors and there is also a Top Table competition for the last half-hour. On site there is also a lowered Table Tennis Table to assist smaller players to learn  and advance their skills. Any adult bringing a Junior gets to play for free (but normal fee for other and members).

26th October - Connected Coaches - Useful Links

Please see here information on links that Coaches may find of use. 

26th October - Top Edge Training Days & Around the Net Video

The Top Edge Team have arranged further Training Days although not in the South, but they can be booked by any Club. The latest information can be found here which also includes a video of how to get a shot around the net!!

26th October - Sussex County Meeting 24th September - Key Points

The following are the key points from the Sussex County meeting held on the 24th September:

County Championship

  • County Championship Expenses Policy reviewed;
  • Feedback from County Championship Conference in June – U15 category not supported;
  • Shirt – Survey being done on bought, sold, in stock;
  • Brief reports on coming season;

County Affiliation

  • Individual Affiliation Form created for players to affiliate other than through Leagues e.g. County Championship Matches, County Tournaments;

Coaching

  • Report on Girls Only Coaching Session 3rd August;
  • Report on Inter- County friendly match 2nd July with Surrey for Cadets & Juniors with Coaching Support;
  • Report on Inter-County Coaching session for Cadets on the 2nd September;
  • Benefits of inter-county events to be listed;
  • Elite Coaching – move towards more tactical awareness coaching support via JBL Teams;
  • Proposal for lower divisional county coaching sessions to be produced for consideration;
  • Correspondence on similar activities with Kent;

Funding Grants Requests

  • Hastings request for funding contribution for upgrade of facilities for wheelchair players not agreed – referred to local councils responsible for venues;
  • Hastings request for 50% towards local Level 1 Coaching Course – not agreed but will provide support for Level 2 Course open to all Leagues;
  • Hastings request for 5 School kits for Primary School feeding into St Leonards Academy agreed;
  • Discussion on TTE funding approach, as part of BeTT, to Sussex County with TTE representative to take place;

County Tables

  • Agreement to move 3 Table from Farlington School to Dolphin Leisure Centre Haywards Heath;

Rankings

  • Much correspondence on effectiveness of County Trials in the context of TT365 use, individual knowledge, national rankings. Further discussion at next meeting;

National Councillor

  • Report from TTE AGM and NC Conference;
  • Forthcoming NC Meeting;
  • Focus on set-up of Advisory Body and review of Voting Rights;
  • Chris Dangerfield now Chairman of NC;

Events

  • Seaman/Nichols Invitation set for 8th September postponed due to clash with other events – new date and format to be agreed;
  • Sussex Closed proposed for 7th April;
  • Novice Events to be run and Worthing and East Grinstead suggested as appropriate areas;

Other

  • League Reports;

25th October - Table Tennis England (TTE) - National Council (NC) Meeting 29th September - Minutes & News

Further to the nes items below on the 14th October, please find the formal Minutes from the NC Meeting as well as the Chairman's Report. Included is information abouth the Advisory Group being set up as well as a Voting Review Group. Please see also recent newsletters for information, for those not on the distribution, for 19th October and 26th October.

25th October - Tony Wicks - Brighton League

A long standing player for Hollingbury Club and the Brighton League and husband of 40 years to Christine Wicks sadly passed away recenty with Motor Neurone Disease. His Service will take place at 12 0 clock (Noon) on Thursday November 1st at the Oak Chapel, Clayton Wood Natural Burial Ground, Brighton Road, Clayton, West Sussex BN6 9PD with the wake in Ditching in Barn behind Church afterwards.  

14th October - County Life Member - Peter Wales

Peter Wales has sadly passed away at Woodbine Manor Care Home on Wednesday 3rd October, 2018. Peter was very active for Sussex County in the past and was a Life Member for his contributions. A Funeral Service has been arranged for Tuesday 30th October 2018 at 2.00 pm in the Gordon Chapel of Ian Hart Funeral Service Limited, 20 Sompting Road, Worthing, West Sussex, BN14 9EP. If you would like to attend, please find Invite and pleae let Linda Tellick know you are attending. Directions to the Chapel can be found here and here.

14th October - Table Tennis England (TTE) - National Council Meeting 29th September Report & News

Please find a Report, prepared by Tony Catt Sussex National Councillor, on the recent National Council Meeting held on the 29th September. There were a few late Papers circulated just prior to the meeting and further to the news items below - they are updated Standing Orders and also Answers to Questions raised and the latter includes why recent Grand Prix changes were made.

For information please  see recent News Letters from TTE for 28th September, 5th October and 12th October. The 28th September gives links to the results for the Crawley Grand Prix where Sussex success included a Man Band 6 win for Jacob Evans, Paul Carter loss in the final of the Veterans, and Pedro Santos loss (with Will Bayley) in the final of the Mens Doubles and a win for Raffaela Kurz in the Women's Band 3. For the 12th October please see links to video and report on the Downs Syndrome World Championships where players from Brighton City - Harry Fairchild, Andrew Tonkin and Chris O'Finn brought back 3 Bronze Medals for the Individual, Team and Doubles. They were ably supported by Pedro Santos, Tom Holtam and Wen Wei. 

14th October - Active Sussex - Disability Sports Network, Sussex Sports Awards & This Girl Can - Next Phase

Please see recent Newsletters from Active Sussex on this topics which may be of interest:

14th October - Hasting Open Development Tournament - Bexhillians Club 30th September - Report

Please see Report, prepared by Diane Webb, on this event for the Konrad Pieterse Shield for the Singles along with a drawn Doubles. Relatives of Konrad presented the Trophies to the Singles Winner/Runner-Up Nathan Darby and Owen Brown. The Doubles Winners were John Wilson & Owen Brown

24th September - National Council (NC) - Meeting 29th September

Further Documents have been added to the preceeding new item for the NC Meeting this coming Saturday - Chairman's Report, VETTS Report and Business Operations Report.

National Council (NC) - Meeting 29th September

Further to the news item below please find the papers for the forthcoming NC Meeting on the 29th September. It includes a statement from the new Chairman of the NC Chris Dangerfield and as can be seen on the Agenda there are ietms around TT365 for discussion.

Table Tennis England News - Harry Fairchild

The weekly newsletter from TTE for 7th September  has a link to a documentary on Harry Fairchild and his training for, and his winning of a Gold Medal with Coach Pedro Santos and the Brighton City crowd. Please see also Newsletter for 14th September and 21st September in case you are non-affiliated to TTE and therefore do not receive them. 

Inter-County Cadet Coaching Event - Sussex & Surrey 2nd September - Report

On the 2nd September at Holy Trinity School in Crawley, a joint Coaching Session was held organised by Maureen Hazell. Coaches Jane Barella from Surrey and Marc Burman from Sussex were in attendance. From Sussex there were 6 Cadet Boys and 4 Cadet Girls. The County is looking to have further joint Caoching Events this coming season, not only with Surrey but also with Kent. 

Sussex County TT Association - County Meeting 24th September

The next County Meeting is to be held on Monday 24th September at the Dorset Public House in Lewes starting at 7 pm. The Agenda can be seen here. If there are items that you wish discussed then please let me know on the contact details below. All welcome. 

Sussex County TT Association - AGM 2nd July - Key Points

On the 2nd July the County held its AGM at the Dorset Public House in Lewes and the following were the key points:

  • Minute's silence for the passing of Carol Beames and Jim West;
  • Annual Reports from Officers were received;
  • Draft County Plan discussed:
    • Greater focus on policing County Affiliations & Licensed Coaches in Sussex;
    • Includes 5 year strategy statements (to be endorsed at County Meeting 24th September);
  • Ad-hoc Leagues e.g. Summer, to be endorsed by local leagues in which catchment area it is;
  • Affiliation numbers had increased by 19 to 936 in total (827 Adult, 99 Junior);
  • County Affiliation Fees remain unchanged for next season - £10 Adult, £5 Junior;
  • The County voted to for National Councillor to support proposed TTE affiliation Fee increases;
  • Joint activities with adjacent Counties being explored - see reports below for 7th July and 2nd September;
  • Peter Baldwin and Laurie Holland became Life Members;
  • Steve Steel and Diane Webb became Vice-Presidents;
  • Invitation Event set for 9th September - but subsequently postponed due to clashes other events;
  • No significant changes to Management Committee - Treasurer in place until replacement found;
  • League Reports received;
  • Breakdown of Affiliation Fee made available by Treasurer:
    • Details in AGM Minutes but roughly third Coaching and nearly half County Championship (CC) Teams;
    • CC used for development of County Cadets and Junior;
  • Mixed County Championship success:
    • Senior  1st Premier Champions!
    • Senior 2nd came 5th in Division 1B;
    • Senior 3rd Team came 4th in Division 2B;
    • Junior 1st Team - 6th in Premier;
    • Junior 2nd Team - 1st in Division 2C and promotion to Division 1;
    • Junior 3rd Team - came 6th in Division2C;
    • Cadet 1st Team - came 5th in Premier;
    • Cadet 2nd Team - came 6th in Division 1A;
    • Cadet 3rd Team - came 6th in Division 2A;
    • Veteran 1st Team - won Division 1B and promotion to Premier;
    • Veteran 2nd Team - came 7th in Division1B and relegated;
    • Veteran 3rd Team - won Division 2C and hence promotion;

Hasting Open Development Tournament - Bexhillians Club 30th September

Please see Entry Form for this event on the 30th September at the Bexhillians Club in Hastings. There are Open Mixed Singles for the Konrad Pieterse Shield and Open Drawn Mixed Doubles. The closing date is the 22nd September.

Top Edge Training Camp (October 26th to 28th) & Training Days

Craig Bryant and his Top Edge Business are holding a further Training Camp at the end of October - please see Flyer which includes links to entry form. To Edge also provides Training Days for Clubs and details can be seen in the following Brochure.

Coaching Event - Girls Only - 3rd August - Report

On the 3rd August a Girls Only Coaching session took place, organised by Maureen Hazell and led by Teresa Bennett, with Tin Tin Ho and Emma Torkington in attendance to assist. Please find a report here.

Inter-County Events - Surrey Friendly Match - Report

On the 7th July Sussex and Surrey held a friendly match involving county younger players. A report of the event can be found on the TTE website using the following link:

https://tabletennisengland.co.uk/news/local-news/counties-look-to-the-future-with-friendly-match/

Thanks to Jane Barella from Surrey along with others and Maureen Hazell for Sussex. This is all part of an initiative with Surrey in the first instance and Kent in the future for inter-county activities to give young playerss more experience.

National Council (NC) - Chairman & Next Meeting 29th September

A vote has been taken by the elected County National Councillors for the Chairman of the NC for the coming season between Tony Catt (from Sussex and the Chairman for the pass few years) and Chris Dangerfield who was elected. Please see Chris Dangerfield Manifesto. The next NC Meeting is on the 29th September in Newport Pagnell, Harben House, Tickford Street, MK16 9EY from 11 am. 

TT England - Membership Benefits

For those players and others who have renewed their annual TTE affiliation, and for those who have not yet done so, pleaee find on the following link the benefits of affiliation as indicated by TTE.

https://tabletennisengland.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/Your-Guide-to-Membership-201819-web.pdf

Free Table Tennis News (FTT) - Number 66

Another view on the TT England structure and policy for information - FTT 66.

Archived News Items

All the news item from last season prior to item below have been archived - please see Archive page

TT England - AGM 7th July - Papers & News

TTE held their AGM on Saturday 7th July and please see below the associated Papers:

July/August TTE Newsletters - Again, if you do not receive the weekly News from TTE please find the recent ones - 150618, 220618, 290618, 060718, 130718, 200718, 270718, 030818, 100818, 170818, 240818, 310818. There are a range of articles and as can be seen Josh Bennett won the Senior Boys in the Butterfly English Secondary Schools International. There is also a TT Day Vidoe, end of Season Review, next Phase of the Governance Review, BeTT Funding and lots more.

July 2018 - Jarvis Sports Burgess Hill Veteran & Senior 1 Star 7th July - Results & Report

This event, run by Rory Scott, took place at Burgess Hill on the 7th July. Please see Report prepared by Rory Scott and a summary of the results with photos are as below:

  • Vets Band 1: Winner: Rory Scott; Runner-Up: Anthony Ellis;
  • Vets Band 2: Winner: Roger Pingram; Runner-Up: Tony Rowell;
  • Vets Band 3: Winner: Alan Papier; Runner-Up: Mick Stanners;
  • Senior Band 1: Winner: Mitchell Jones; Runner-Up: Rory Scott;
  • Senior Band 2: Winner: Vadym Krevs; Runner-Up: Dennis Hayden;
  • Senior Band 3: Winner: Stuart Vincent; Runner-Up: Freddy Goodall;

July 2018 - Horsham Spinners 2 Star 1st July - Results & Report

This event, run by Rory Scott, took place at Slinfold School on the 1st July. Please see Report prepared by Rory Scott. A summary of the results follow with Photo's and Draw Sheets.

  • U12: Winner: Anna Piercey; Runner-Up: Matthew Davies; Draw Sheet;
  • U13: Winner: Krish Chotai; Runner-Up: Sasha O'Halloran; 
  • U14: Winner: Henry Maric-Murray; Runner-Up: Leo Sochor-Grethe; Draw Sheet;
  • U15: Winner: Henry Maric-Murray; Runner-Up: Jack Trafford; Draw Sheet;
  • U18: Winner: Jack Trafford; Runner-Up: Brandon Bennett; Draw Sheet:

July 2018 - Jarvis Sports Chichester Veteran & Senior 2 Star 17th June - Results & Report

This event, was run and won by Rory Scott!! It took place at Six Villages Lesiure Centrewith 22 Players participating. Please see Report prepared by Rory Scott as weel as the Draw Sheet and Photo of the two winners.

June 2018 - Horsham Spinners 2 Star 16th June - Results & Report

This event, run by Rory Scott, took place at Slinfold School on the 16th June. Please see Report prepared by Rory Scott. A summary of the results follow with Photo's and Draw Sheets.

  • U12: Winner: Max Radiven; Runner-Up: Krish Chotai; Draw Sheet:
  • U13: Winner: Aniket Bhanushali; runner-Up: Lucas Gabb; Draw Sheet;
  • U14: Winner: Barney Mindlin; Runner-Up: Zach Hodges; Draw Sheet;
  • U16: Winner: Barney Mindlin; Runner-Up: Timmy Walters;

June 2018 - Jarvis Sports Burgess Hill Satellite Grand Prix 26th/27th May - Results & Report

This event took place at the Triangle Burgess Hill on the 26th/27th May and please see report prepared by Rory Scott who managed the event. A summary of the winners are as follows along with photo's and draw sheets:

 

Sussex County Table Tennis Association

Information About

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 draft County Plan for Season 2018/2019 will be presented to the County Meeting on the 24th September, minor amendments and when agreed it will be shown here. 

Web Contact

Jim Skinner - Web Master & Sussex County Chairman

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