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.

News

16th February - Sussex County Coaching Report - February 2018

The Sussex County has been carrying out, as planned in the County Plan for this year, coaching sessions for the development of Cadets and Juniors and also for County Championship Match preparation with a Coaching Panel in place. Please see report prepared by Maureen Hazeel, the County Coaching Secretary.

16th February - National Cadet League (NCL) - Horsham - Day 2 Results & Report

Day 2 of the NCL Horsham League took place recently with teams from Horsham Spinners and Brighton City participating. Please see a report, prepared by Rory Scott and also the Tables and Individual Averages. The Horsham Spinners A Team consisting of Sam Watts, Zach, and Ed Cozens (pictured below) won Division 1. Congratulations to them.

13th February - Brighton Area - Table Tennis Sessions & Events

Apart from the League and the Clubs participating with their Teams, there is more going on in the Brighton Area such as social sessions, and the Chairman of the Brighton League has compiled a list of known sessions, mainly to answer queries from people who are just looking for such sessions. Please find the list here. Other events that are also happening in Brighton soon are - the annual Handicap Tournament on the morning of the 4th March at the Bevendean Primary School, and the Brighton Closed Tournament at the Lancing Leisure Centre on the 25th March open to all current players in the Brighton League. Please see the Handicap Entry Form and the Closed Entry Form.

13th February - Top Edge - Trainings Days

Craig Bryant and his Top Edge Company are holding Multiball Sessions and Individual Sessions at the Greenway Academy where Horsham TTC play, and is over the Easter period - 30th March, 2nd April (Multiball) and 4th April, 11th April (Individual Sessions). Please find the Booking Form and a reminder that a Service Training Day can be provided for your club - please see Flyer

13th February - National Junior League  - London Academy - Day 2 - Report & Results

Please find a report. prepared by Rory Scott, from Day 2 of the National Junior League at London Academy with teams from Brighton City City and Horsham Spinners participating from Sussex. Please see also the Tables and Inividual Averages.

12th February - Sussex County - Premier Senior Sussex 1 Team - Champions!!

Congratulations to the Sussex County Premier Senior Team who retained  the Trophy on the completion of matches over the weekend of 3rd and 4th February. On the first round of matches over the weekend of 28th/29th October the team was Josh Bennett, Mark Scutts, Lewis Mayhew, Lois Peake and Rose Rainton with Rory Scott replacing Lewis Mayhew on the Sunday. For the latest round of matches over the weekend 3rd/4th February the team was Jack and Josh Bennett, Mark Scutts (replaced by George Hazell for the Sunday), Yolanda King and Rose Rainton. They won all their matches with the key one against Yorkshire winning 6-4. Please find a report of the matches prepared by Maureen Hazell. Please find the photo's below of the winning team (as it was at the and of the last day) with their captain Rose Rainton.

12th February - Sussex County - Closed Tournament - 8th April - Notice

The Sussex Closed Tournament, open to all players within Sussex County, has been confirmed for Sunday 8th April at the Burgess Hill Leisure Centre (Triangle). Note the date for your diary. The entry form will be available soon. It has been suggested that an Over 50 category be introduced and consideration is being given to this. 

12th February - Sussex County - Novice Tournament - Lewes 24th February

Further to the successful Novice Tournament held on the 24th November hosted by the Bexhillians Club in the Hasting League, and sponsored by the Sussex County TT Association, a further Tournament has been planned for the 24th February in Lewes (between 1.30 pm and 6 pm) hosted by the St Michael's Club who have teams in the Eastbourne League and run local club and coaching sessions. Please see the news item on the 27th December below for the report on the Hastings Novice Tournament. These event are aimed at those young players, typically under 15, who have little experience and perhaps first or second year of playing. Please see combined Flyer/Entry Form.

12th February - West & East Sussex Schools TT Associations - Team Events - Zonal & Regional Rounds

The zonal round of the Schools Team Events took place in January at Morpeth School, Tower Hamlets (except for the Girls U13 and U11 played at Bexhill Academy) and all the results can be seen on the following link (Zone 7) to the English Schools TT Association website. 

http://www.estta.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/Zone-Finalists-2018-3-2.pdf

The Regional rounds took place over the weekend of 3rd/4th February in the Bristol Regional Play-Off's resulting in two National Finalists from Sussex - The Boys U19 from the Brighton & Hove College 6th Form, and Tanbridge Schools Boys U16. The individual results for Tanbridge School, prepared by Eddie Adams, can be found here, and the full results for the Regional Rounds on the English Schools TT Association website on the following link:

http://www.estta.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/Regional-Finalists-2018-2.pdf

The finals are taking place on the 10th March in Hinckley and we wish them success.

12th February - TT England - National Council Meeting 13th January - Output

A TT England National Council (NC) Meeting was held in Milton Keynes on Saturday 13th January. Please find below the Minutes of the Meeting plus a report by The NC Chairman Tony Catt and others papers:

Also, recent TTE Newsletters ditributed can be found here if you are not in receipt of them or not TTE affiliated, for weeks: 050118, 120118, 190118, 260118, 020218, 090218;

8th February - West Sussex Schools TT Association (WSSTTA) - Individual Events - Report

The West Sussex County Schools Individual Events took place on the 31st January at Warden Park School. No where near the East Sussex entry but still 70 children participating across the various age groups with 30 in the U13 Boys. Please see the results in the form of the completed Schedules for the U11 Boys, U13 Girls, U13 Boys, and U16 Boys. There was only one U11 Girl entry - Chloe Robinson - who goes through to the next round and there were five U16 Girls in a round robin play-off with Claudia Hough winning. In summary the winners going through to the zonal rounds are:

  • U11 Boys – Rahil Rehman-Furs (Southwater);
  • U11 Girls – Chloe Robinson (Southwater);
  • U13 Boys – Harry Yip (Tanbridge);
  • U13 Girls – Sasha O’Halloran (Tanbridge);
  • U16 Boys – Owen Brown (Forest);
  • U16 Girls – Claudia Hough (Warden Park);

Please see the Photo's of the winners and runners-up for the various age groups - U11 Boys, U13 Girls, U13 Boys, U16 Girls and U16 Boys.

12th February - Sussex County Championship - Sussex Senior Women Rankings 2017/2018

Further to the news item on the 27th October where the Cadet, Junior and Veteran Rankings were indicated (see Archived News), please find the Women's Rankings as being used for the County Championship Matches this seaon.

8th February - East Sussex Schools TT Association (ESSTTA) - Individual Events - Report

Further to the news item on the 15th January below, please find a report, prepared by Kevin Long, on the Individual Events that took place on the 5th and 10th January with 130 children across all the age groups participating. East Sussex includes Brighton and Hove but this is still a fantastic entry. 

8th February - Jarvis Sports Horsham Spinners 2 Star Event - Report

Rory Scott ran his second 2 Star Event of the season on the 7th January with an entry of 57 across the various age groups. Please find report, prepared by Rory Scott, here. The results of the various age groups are as below with photo' of the winners and runners-up along with the respective draw sheets.

U12 & Draw - Winner: Joe Hunter; Runner-Up: Eduard Lakatos;

U13 & Draw - Winner: Ollie Maric-Murray; Runner-Up: Harry Yip;

U14 & Draw: Winner: Bertie Kelly; Runner-Up: Ollie Maric-Murray;

U15 & Draw: Winner: Bertie Kelly; Runner-Up: Owen Brown;

U16 & Draw: Winner: Valerio Bucci; Runner-Up: Will Michell;

U18 & Draw: Winner: Reiss Vydelingum; Runner-Up: Valerio Bucci 

18th January - Sussex Licensed Coaches - January 2018

A Licensed Coach is one who has completed all the necessary qualifications such as Coach and Safeguarding Courses and by being Licensed with TT England they also have Insurance cover. The current Licensed Coaches by TTE currently within the Sussex County, and obtained from the their website are listed here with the level of their qualification. Apologies if someone reading this is a Licensed Coach and resident in Sussex, but your name was not seen on the TTE website. If you are using a coach not listed then their Licence may have lapsed for all sorts of reasons, e.g. not renewed their Licence. A quick check to see if someone is Licensed or not is to use the following link:

https://tabletennisengland.co.uk/coach/coaching/find-a-coach/  

If you are a Coach and reading this then you may be interested in the information from UK Coaching which list links to blogs, videos and podcasts on coaching across different sports.

18th January - TT England Survey

If you are affiliated to TT England then you will probably have received a request to complete a survey. This is all part of the review of the TTE governance and structure taking place and all are urged to complete and let the Independent Review Team know your views. Note that the survey ends this coming weekend on the 20th January. If you have not received the survey request then please contact TTE.

15th January - County Championship - Junior Premier Team - Results

The Sussex Junior 1st Team played just before Christmas and remained in the Premier Division for another season with this being decided on the very last matches. Having won the Premier and been runner-up in recent years it was always going to be difficult with players such as Josh Bennett now not a Junior. However, there are many players coming through and no doubt a challenge will be mounted next year. Please see report prepared by Peter Baldwin.

15th January - County Championship - Veterans  Division 1 - Sussex 1 & Teams - Results

The Vets Sussex 1 & 2 teams were in action over the last weekend. They are in the same division with the 1st Team looking to get back into the Premier Division and the second team to not get relegated. Please find report from Peter Bartram. Sussex 1st Team won both their matches and Sussex 2nd Team drew one and lost one.

15th January - Jarvis Sports Chichester Senior/Veterans 1 Star - 3rd February - Entry Form

Rory Scott is running this event at the Six Villages Sports Centre, Westegate on Saturday 3rd February. The event is ability banded in groups of 8 and for any Ladies that may enter they will be put in with the Men. Please find Entry Form.

15th January - County Championship - Veterans - Sussex 3 Team - Results

The Vets Sussex 3 Team were in action over the last weekend in Division 2C where they won all three to seemingly head the Division going into the final weekend (not the formal results yet). They had wins against Essex 2 (9-1), Kent 4 (8-2) and Surrey 3 (7-3). Please see report from Tony Catt and the following macth scoresheets:

15th January - West Sussex Schools TT Association (WSSTTA) - Individual Events - 31st January

The WSSTTA Individual Eevent are planned for the 31st January and entries are welcome for all West Sussex Schools and they are planned for Warden Park School in Cuckfield (near Haywards Heath) for the 31st January, although the U11's may be held at Southwater School dependent on the entries. Please find recent Mailings to West Sussex Schools and also the Entry Form.

15th January - East Sussex Schools TT Association (ESSTTA) - Individual Events - Results

The ESSTTA held the County Round of the English Schools Individual Events last week all superbly organised by Teresa Bennett. There was a fantastic entry with over well over a 100 children participating from a large number of schools from East Sussex. Please see the results for the U11, and the U13 and U16. The winners of each age group are highlighted and they go through to the zonal round along with Josh Bennett representating the U19.

11th January - TTE National Council Meeting 13th January

The next TT England National Council (NC) Meeting is this coming Saturday in Milton Keynes. The papers for the meeting can be seen below and besides the usual reports there will be Breakout Sessions with the Independent Review Group (IRG) on the future possible structure. There is also a paper on the Affiliation Fees with a proposal to increase at the AGM and the status for the forthcoming Team World Cup at the end of January. Tony Catt is the Sussex National Councillor representative (and he is also the Chair of the NC). Please see the following papers on the associated links:

5th January - Sussex County Management Meeting - 7th January

The next Sussex County Management Meeting is taking place this coming Sunday, 7th January at the Dorset Public House in Lewes starting at 5 pm. Reports on recent events and arrangements for forthcoming events are discussed along with a range of of other subject. Everyone welcome.

5th January - Weald TT Club

This is the start of a series of news items listing information about clubs in Sussex. The Weald TT Club is situated in a new venue on the Kent/Sussex border at Claremount School in Bodiam using a combination of School, Weald club and a Kent League (15 Tables). It is a Premier Club affiliated to TTE with club night Tuesday's and in reach of the Hastings and Eastbourne Leagues besides Kent Leagues near the Sussex border. The target players are all skill levels from deveopers to elite and coaching is available by group or one-to-one by arrangement through head coach Ken Muhr. Membership is £30 pa for Senior and £20 pa for Junior (all August to July but pro-rata if joining during season). If on a casual visit then it i £5 per night but must become a member after 3 visits.The venue is also suitable for hire other evenings and Sundays by arrangement with Clamont School and also the Weald Club for use of equipment. The website is www.wealdttc.co.uk with enquiries to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

5th January - Brighton City TT Club - World Record Attempt - 11th February

The Brighton City TT Club are looking to break the record for the "Most Consecutive Opponents in a Table Tennis Rally". The current record stands at 108, set by Stephen Gertsen and the Ispwich Table Tennis League in 2012. Brighton City are looking to beat this total on Sunday 11th February at the Open Market in Brighton, Please see article in December Issue of Active Sussex. The Club are looking for people to be involved with the event and for volunteer stewards for the day. If interested then please contact Tim Holtham on  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

27th December - HAPPY NEW YEAR

Sussex County TT Association wishes everyone a very Happy and Prosperous New Year

27th December - Tom Honey - Honorary Vice President ETTA

For those who knew him, Tom Honey, an Honoary Vice President of the ETTA, passed away in early December.

27th December - County Championship - Junior Diviion 2C - Sussex 2 & 3 Teams

The Sussex 2 and 3 Teams concluded their matches on the 2nd December with Sussex 2 winning the Division. Please find report, table, individual results and the score sheets - five, six and seven.

27th December - TT Times - Issue 9

Please see the TT Times Issue 9 prepared by Diane & Harvey Webb. It has interesting articles including the recent European Championship, the Youth Top 10, a dip into the archives from some 55 years ago, and an article on Brighton City TT Club.

27th December - Sussex County - Hastings Novice Tournament - 25th November

Sussex County held a trial Novice Tournament at the Bexhillians Club premises on the 25th November. It was aimed at those young players who had only been playing for a short while. There were 15 players who participated from the Hastings and surrounding area and they had plenty of games with groups of 5 and a consolation event as well. The results are as in the following schedule and please see a report prepared by Diane Webb who is associated with the Bexhillians Club. The County funded the event with fees restricted to TTE and County affiliation. Further events elsewhere in the County are being considered. Below are some of the participants.

26th December - Top Edge Training Camp - 16th to 18th February

Top Edge have another Training Camp scheduled at the Dorset TTC from the 16th to 18th February. You can find Flyer and Booking Form. Top Edge also provides Training Days and for information on these please see this Flyer

27th December - TT England - National Council Minutes & Discussion Papers & Newsletters

Please find draft Minutes of the National Council Meeting that took place on the 21st October. Discussions on the role of Clubs and Leagues, Voting Rights and National Council Attendance going forward took place prior to the National Council Meeting, and the information has been captured in the following discussion documents. The information  was put together by Tony Catt and will be input to the Governance Review taking place. 

If you have any views then please let Tony Catt know.

For those of you that do not receive the TTE Newsletters, then the recent ones can be seen below. Information ranges from news about the forthcoming World Cup in the UK at the end of January, the exploits of the Sussex players Josh Bennett and Lois Peake in the Home Counties International in the Channel Islands, the results of the Universities Tournament where Jack Bennett was in action, and also information about the TTE Governance Independent Review. 

27th December - Schools TT - Individual Events - East & West Sussex

The English Schools Individual Events play-off rounds for the East and West Sussex Counties are scheduled for this coming January. For East Sussex thay are being held at the St Leonards Academy on Friday 5th January for the U11 from 3.30 pm to 5.30 pm and on Wenesday 10th January for the U13, U16 and U19 age groups between 3.30 pm and 6.30. Pleae see Entry Form and note the closing date is the 3rd January. For West Sussex the they are being held at Warden Park School in Cuckfield near Haywards Heath on the 31st January for all age groups with the exact timings on the day depended on the entries. Please see Notice to Schools and the Entry Form. The closing date for West Susex Schools is the 24th January. 

27th December - Jarvis Sports Horsham Spinners Cadet & Junior 2-Star 26th November - Results & Report

Rory Scott held a Cadet/Junior 2-Star on the 26th November and please see a report on the day, prepared by Rory. Please see also Draw Sheets for U12, U13, U14, U15 Main, U15 Consolation, and U16. The various winners and runners-up for the various age groups are summarised as below with their photos:

  • U12: Winner: Joe Hunter, Runner-Up: Jenson Moreno;
  • U13: Winner: Ollie Maric-Murray, Runner-Up: Jenson Moreno;
  • U14: Winner: Bertie Kelly, Runner-Up: Ollie Maric-Murray;
  • U15: Winner: Herbie Sage, Runner-Up: Bertie Kelly;
  • U16: Winner: Owen Brown, Runner-Up: Valerio Bucci;
  • U18: Winner: Jamie Nordin, Runner-Up: Reiss Vydeingum

27th December - Jarvis Sports Horsham Spinners 1-Star 25th November - Results & Report

Rory Scott held a Cadet & Junior 1-Star event on the 25th November.Please find a report, prepared by Rory Scott, here. The results in summary were as follows along with pictures of the winners and runners-up for each of the Cadet and Junior Bands.

  • Cadet Band 1: Winner: Bertie Kelly, Runner-Up: Ed Cozens;
  • Cadet Band 2: Winner: Ikram Hussian, Runner-Up: Robert Davidson;
  • Cadet Band 3: Winner: Samuel Raji, Runner-Up: George Harrison;
  • Junior Band 1: Winner: Tesfamaryam Ghezae, Runner-Up: Alejandro Ito-Aramendia;
  • Junior Band 2: Winner: Robert Davidson, Runner-Up: Natham White

 

 26th December - National Cadet League Horsham 2017/2018 - Day 1 Results

Please see the results from Day 1 of the National Cadet League for all 4 Divisions produced by Rory Scott, including the League Tables and Individual Averages.

26th December - Sussex County Championship - Over 60's

The Over 60's were in action in Milton Keynes on the weekend of the 16th/17th November. They beat Middlesex - 9-1, Kent 1- 7 - 3, and Essex 1 - 7-3. The team remain in equal first place with the remaining matches scheduled to be played in March. For details of the players and their results, please see report prepared by Sheila King.

26th December - Archived News

A reminder that previous news item can be found on the Archive Page.

Sussex County Table Tennis Association

Information About

The SCTTA is affiliated to the Table Tennis England (TTE) and represents 9 leagues within Sussex with 917 affiliated league playing members in the 2016/2017 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 Cadet first Team winning Division 1A. 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. In the Season 2016/2017 a County Plan was developed and put in place and please see elsewhere on this page for more information on this

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 2017/2018

Last Season a County Plan detailed Objectives along with Deliverables and Initiatives was in place and of note a Coaching Strategy and Framework was developed and put in place by Maureen Hazell and Kevin Long, and provided Coaching for Juniors, Girls Only and Intermediate Sessions. The draft County Plan for Season 2017/2018 was presented to the County Meeting on the 4th September, minor amendments were made and it was agreed and can be seen here

Web Contact

Jim Skinner - Web Master & Sussex County Chairman

If you have any news items or articles that you would like displayed then please contact me as below on my email address. Similarly if you have any issues or suggestions for this website.

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