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.


20th July - TTE News

For those who do not subscribe to the TT England Newsletters then the highlights over recent weeks are as follows.

The 050719 edition reports that at the TTE AGM on the 29th June it was agreed that the fees for the new season remain the same - £16 for Adults and £8 for Cadets/Juniors, with a motion calling for fees to be reduced by 50% rejected by a 75% margin. The TTE end of year review (see earlier news item) was also accepted along with the financial reports.There is also a report on the Schools Internationals in Guernsey where Jacob Evans from Sussex participated in the U16's for England B winning a silver (losing to England A). At the same competition Jacob reached the Q/F of the Individual event. There was also information about the new TTE Membership Database and League Manager and the "power of publicity" with the Be TT Programme.

In the 120719 edition there are reports on the Australian Open, where Pitchford reached the last 16, the European Youth Championshps, and the European Vets Championships in Budapest. The World University Games also recently took place in Naples and from Sussex Helshan reached the last 64, Josh Bennett did not progress past the Group Stage but with Tin Tin Ho in the Mixed Doubles reached the last 16

The 190719 edition reports on TT Day (18th July) with information on participation by Rother and Bexhillians Club in Hastings. There is also information about the launch of TT Kidz, which is an 8 week programme with a kitbag of bat, balls and T-Shirt along with an activity book for the players. In Sussex TT Rother looks to have signed up There is also a report on the England Men and Women at the Commonwealth Championships where both ended up with Silver losing in both cases to India in the Finals. A reminder that TTE Memberships is now open for renewal on the new TTE Memberships Database and the new TT League Manager has also been launched. 

10th July - Haywards Heath League Coaching Summer Camp - August 2019

Marc Burman and Dennis Hayden are running a TT Coaching Summer Camp on the 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th August at Sackville School in East Grinstead. The cost is £40 per day or £120 for 3 days. Please see Booking details and Flyer for the Summer Camp.

16th July - Robin Pierce

Tony Catt has indicated that Robin Pierce, a Sussex County Vice President, passed away on the 9th July. he has been ill since the beginning of this year with dementia and was taken to a place of "safety" just after Easter. Arrangements are being made for his funeral by a friend from a local church since his family are in Bristol and the provisional date is the 2nd August. Further details will be posted here when available. If anyone has further information about Robin and his contribution to TT in the past then please let me know.

10th July - TT Times - Issue 15

The latest issue of Table Tennis Times, produced by Diane and Harvey Webb, can be found here. It contains many stories both very recent and from the past as well as Governance update and forthcoming events. Happy summer reading.,

1st July - TT England - AGM Report

The TTE Annual Conference and AGM took place on the 29th June in Hinckley (see news items below) and Tony Catt, as our National Councillor attended and has produced a Report on the discussions and output from the various Propositions. Please see also the Annual Review Q&A Document distributed by TTE, a Coaching & Officiating Update and the latest Over the Net - 280619 - which contains information about the new TT memebrship Platform being launched soon, along with the final version of the Annual Review Document. For the new TTE League Manager System - links have been made available to Adminstrators to test the new system prior to its launch.

30th June - News Items - Archive

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

26th June - Specsavers Sussex School Games - TT Results

The Sussex School Games took place on Wednesday 26th June at the K2 in Crawley and representative Teams from the 8 School Areas within Sussex participated in a range of activities. Active Sussex were organising along with Teresa Bennett for the TT element in liaison with all the School Games Organisers (SGO's). The TT consisted of two Boys and 2 Girls playing in a ranked order so that there were 4 games with each team playing each other in a round robin i.e. 7 matches in total. The results can be seen here. It was a very close finish with two teams on the same number of Points (12) and Sets (20) but Central School Area won by one game more from Hastings & Rother School Area. Brighton & Hove came third with 9 Points.

23rd June - Sussex County Junior & Cadet Trials

These have been set for Sunday 8th September from 10 am at the Triangle Leisure Centre, Burgess Hill. More details will be available soon.

23rd June - TTE - League Manager

In the latest TTE News - 210619 - there is information, besides other news, about the new League Manager which has been demonstrated to many League Administrators in recent Webinars. There is a link to the Webinars and the Q&A's from them. It looks on schedule for launching in July with much of the TT365 functionality although the ranking capability will not be available until later.

23rd June - Eastbourne Junior League

During this summer the Eastbourne League have been running some Junior Matches between Clubs such as Hailsham, Lewes and Hastings and the results can be seen here. More are being planned.

23rd June - Brighton City & BACA Partnership

In partnership with Brighton Table Tennis Club (BTTC), BACA College are starting an exciting new programme from September 2019. Students can choose from a wide range of A-Levels, BTEC and ESOL programs, and then spend the afternoons training and coaching Table Tennis. Students that enrol on the program will receive not only top class coach training, but also the highest level of pastoral care and opportunities. Please see BACA Courses, Application & Information.

23rd June - Haywards Heath League - AGM

The Haywards Heath League are holding their AGM this coming Tuesday 25th June at the Rawlson Hall, Bolney starting at 8 pm. Please see the Agenda (V1) & Minutes of the last AGM.

20th June - Sussex County TT Association - AGM

The AGM for the Sussex County of associated Leagues is being held this year at Lewes Town Hall on Monday 8th July starting at 7 pm. All welcome. Please see Agenda.

19th June - TTE League Manager & App

Details have been made available from TTE about an App which can be used (optionally) with the forthcoming TTE League manager to record results, and there is also an updated Video of the new League Manager which was discussed in Webinars today. It looks like all the anomalies for different Leagues are being catered for including individual divisional formatting. Please see recent TTE News - 070619 - and the TTE Video.

19th June - Active Sussex June News

Please see the latest Active Sussex News for June. It includes information about the forthcoming Specsavers School Games, for which there is a TT element and is taking place at the K2 in Crawley on Wednesday 26th June, as well as forthcoming Networking Events and funding opportunities from Sport England and the "Sports Diversity Great Ideas" Fund. 

14th June - TTE Annual Conference 29th June

Details of the TTE Annual Conference have been made available, which is held prior to the TTE AGM, and this year is at Jury's Inn, Hinckley Island, Watling Street, Hinckley, LE10 3JA. The following papers were distributed - Agenda, Annual Review, Questions Form, Summary of 2018 Conference.

14th June - County Championship - Cadet & Junior Report 3rd June

Please find latest Report, prepared by Peter Baldwin, regarding the Cadet and Junior Teams involved with the County Championship for this season. There were many inexperienced players and the need for County Coaching for them highlighted.

14th June - Sussex County Meetings

The County generally holds around 6 meetings a year, mostly outside of the months October to March due to clashes with attendess playing matches! There have been 3 recent meetings in March, April and June and the key points from those meetings follow. Note that the County AGM is on Monday 8th July at the Lewes Town Hall and further details with Agenda will be available soon.

Key Points from recent County Meetings (covered by many of the news items elsewhere on this page):

·     The County “Safeguarding Policy & Protection of Vulnerable Adults” along with the “Child Safeguarding Policy Statement” document have been      reviewed with update to the latter;

·     A new “County Complaints Procedure” document has been produced and agreed;

·     Facilitated debate with Leagues on the TT365/TTE League Manager Systems – County Policy is that it a League decision;

·     Reports on Cadet, Junior and Veteran Matches in County Championship;

·     Teams agreed and entered for next season County Championship;

·     Sussex Closed held with good entry;

·     Status obtained on County Championship player shirts;

·     County Invitation Event postponed from last September due to clash of dates, and efforts to re-arrange not fruitful – next season set for Sunday 15th September at Triangle, Burgess Hill;

·     County Website Domain transferred to Sussex County (and website in progress);

·     TTE Propositions discussed with views available from County Leagues;

·     Open Forum with Leagues with TTE representative Greg Yarnell in attendance;

·     National Councillor & Deputy National Councillor election;

·     Coaching discussions ad plans for next season;

·     Update of County Website with County News and in particular County successes;

13th June - Deputy Chairman Elections - Sussex Tony Catt elected

Congratulations to Tony Catt who has been voted one of the 3 Deputy Chairman (the others are Keith Childs and Susan Hughes) out of a list of 6 Candidates. The list and voting was as follows:

Phillip Stephen Ashleigh 202 votes
Juliet Bertie 101 votes
Stephen Bertie 111 votes
Anthony Catt 209 votes
Keith Thomas Childs 217 votes
Susan Hughes 279 votes

Please also see recent TTE Newsletter - 140619.

13th June - Worthing League Invitation Event (Report) & Sussex County Invitation 

The Worthing League held a very successful Presentation eveining along with their own Invitation Event on Thursday 2nd May at the Lancing TTC venue. For the Invitation Event Peter Bartram beat Paul Carter in the final - please see a Report submitted to local paper by Sue West. The Sussex County originally had its Invitation Event scheduled for last September but was postponed due to clashes on the TTE Calendar, and unfortunately, due to venue and date problems it has not been possible to reschedule this season. For next season it has been set for Sunday 15th September at the Triangle, Burgess Hill Leisure Centre.

13th June - Horsham Spinners Senior & Veteran 1 Star's - Reports & Results

There have been a number of Senior & Veteran 1 Star Events held at Farlington School in recent months, and please find below the Reports, prepared by Rory Scott, and also details of the Winners & Runner's Up with their Photo's:

  • 9th March - Senior Winner & Runner-up: Jacob Evans & Rory Scott - Report, Photo;
  • 9th March - Veteran Winner & Runner-Up: Rory Scott & Phil Snelson - Photo;
  • 24th March - Senior Winner & Runner-up: Ed Cozens,& Roger Pingram - Report, Photo;
  • 24th March - Veteran Winner & Runner-Up: Rory Scott & Barrie Gilbert - Photo;
  • 4th May - Senior Winner & Runner-up: Rory Scott & Alan Taylor - Report, Photo;
  • 4th May - Veteran Winner & Runner-Up: Bob Lowe & Rory Scott - Photo;
  • 18th May - Senior Winner & Runner-up: Rory Scott & Graham Beaney - Report, Photo;
  • 19th May - Senior Winner & Runner-up: Rory Scott & Charlie Usher - Report, Photo;
  • 19th May - Veteran Winner & Runner-Up: Rory Scott & Ken Lewis - Photo;

13th June - L3 Coaches

Qualified Coaches are in short supply in Sussex and so it is good to hear that there is a new L3 Coach - Amila Thilakarathna - who  has achieved the qualification recently and he is associated with the Crawley Community TTC based at Holy Trinity in Crawley.

12th June - National Cadet & Junior League - Final Tables & Averages

The National Cadet League (NCL) and National Junior League (NJL) was held over 4 days at the end of April at Sussex University hosted by the Brighton City Club. It was a very busy 4 days and there was great support from Coaches and Parents. The final Tables and Averages are as follows: NCL Tables, NCL Averages, NJL Tables, NJL Averages.

11th June - Active Sussex & UK Coaching News

Please see the latest Disability & Inclusion News from Active Sussex where of note Brighton City TT Club are one of 16 projects awarded money from a £3M pot from Sports England to form TT Clubs on 3 Housing Estates with an experienced coach, one from the estate and one coach who is an asylum seeker. The April and May Active Sussex Newsletter include details about Conference on the 19th September and UK Coaching News for May indicates details of Coaching Courses albeit Sport wide and not particularly TT e.g. Safeguarding.

11th June - Horsham Spinners Senior & Veteran 1* 17th February

Please see Report, prepared by Rory Scott, for this event which was ran by Rory at Farlington School on the 17th February. The Winners and Runners-up were as follows with associated Photo's.

  • Veterans: Winner: Fawzi Yousif, Runner-Up: Rory Scott
  • Seniors: Winner: Amila Thilakararhna, Runner: Rory Scott

3rd June - Roger Gillett

Further to the news items on the 8th May concerning Roger Gillett, please see letter from Keith Jackson who attended the funeral.

3rd June - Sussex County Safeguarding Policies and Statements

In the context of the need recognised for a County Complaints Procedure to be available, the County "Safeguarding Policy & Protection of Vulnerable Adults Policy" and the "Child Safeguarding Policy Statement" were reviewed at the County Meeting on the 25th March. In the main they were updated reflect TTE and associated documents and to include reference to County using only Licensed Coaches along with ensuring DBS Checks have been carried out for all relevant County Officers as being aware of Social Media implications.   It should be noted that Leagues and Clubs should have something similar or at least reference to these. These Policies are in addition to the County Constitution and will be referred to by a proposed rule change.

1st June - TTE News Items

TT365/League Manager

As mentioned previoulsy there has been much debate concerning TT365 and the replacement TTE League Manager, and the County view has been that it is for Leagues to decide on how they would record results and the County would provide support as necessary. At a County Meeting on the 29th April there was a good discussion with each of the League Representatives prior to their League Meetings, and continued use of TT365 is of course linked to Proposition 4 being voted on at the AGM. Information about the TTE League Manager development can be found in the recent TTE Newsletter on the 17th May. Webinars for the new Platform have been announced for June 19th.

Deputy Chairmen Elections

Also in the 17th May Newsletter can be found the 6 candidates standing for the 3 TTE Deputy Chairman Positions on the TTE Board. Amongst the 6 is Tony Catt the current Sussex County National Councillor. Company Members should now have the voting papers and 3 votes can be used with the closing date 11th June.

England International Squad

Congratulations to Jacob Evans from Sussex in being selected for the U16 - see TTE Newsletter 24th May.

Regional Conferences

TTE has organised a Regional Conferences throughout next season and for the South East the date is the 19th January, as can be seen in the recent TTE Newsletter - 31st May

1st June - Summer Leagues

Rory Scott has been running an Individual Singles League in Horsham and after Day 3 the results are as in this Table and please find his Report.The Division Two winner and runner-up can be seen here. Rory is also running Summers Leagues in both Horsham and Brighton and details can be seen on the following flyers - Division One and Division Two.  

1st June - Top Edge Training Camp - Summer 2019

There is another Top Edge Training Camp being held at Plymouth TTC on the 9th, 10th and 11th August. Please see more information sign-up details here. The closing date is the 26th July and apprently is two-thirds full already.

1st June - TTE AGM - Papers

Please see below the Papers for the TTE AGM on Saturday 29th June in Hinckley between Coventry and Leicester (see Notice Document for full address of Hotel). As can be seen there are a number of Propositions that have been put forward and Company Members within Sussex associated with each League, along with the Sussex National Councillor will have a vote using the current Voting System i.e. weighed in favour of those Leagues which have a higher number of Teams. Guidance for the National Councillor will be discussed at the next County Meeting this coming Monday 3rd June.

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.

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.

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 Safeguarding Policies and Statements

In the context of the need recogised for a County Complaints Procedure to be available, the County "Safeguarding Policy & Protection of Vulnerable Adults Policy" and the "Child Safeguarding Policy Statement" were reviewed at the County Meeting on the 25th March. In the main they were updated reflect TTE and associated documents and to include reference to County using only Licensed Coaches along with ensuring DBS Checks have been carried out for all relevant County Officers as being aware of Social Media implications.   It should be noted that Leagues and Clubs should have something similar or at least reference to these. These Policies are in addition to the County Constitution and will be referred to by a proposed rules change.


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.

Web Contact

Jim Skinner - Web Master & Sussex County Chairman

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