Welcome to SCTTA

Welcome to the Sussex County Table Tennis Association Website (SCTTA) & Welcome to a new Table Tennis Season!

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. Please send TT news items of interest within Sussex County to the email address below.The Website is gradually being modified and updated over the coming months.

News

12th November - County Championships Matches 

The County Championships page now show the dates of all the Matches for all the County Teams this season. For matches played reports will be available soon.

11th November - Rory Scott forthcoming Events at Farlington School

Please see the dates for Cadet/Junior 2* and Senior/Veteran 1* events planned by Rory Scott for the season. They are all scheduled to take place at Farlington School, Horsham. 

STAG Horsham Spinners Cadet /Junior 2 Star

  • 24th November - Farlington School, Horsham;
  • 2nd February - Farlington School, Horsham;
  • 1st March - Farlington School, Horsham;
  • 18th April - Farlington School, Horsham;
  • 10th May - Farlington School, Horsham;
  • 23rd May - Farlington School, Horsham;
  • 21st June - Farlington School, Horsham;
  • 11th July - Farlington School, Horsham;

 

STAG Horsham Spinners Senior & Veteran 1 Star

  • 3rd November, Farlington School, Horsham;
  • 8th December, Farlington School, Horsham;
  • 5th January - Farlington School, Horsham;
  • 12th January - Farlington School, Horsham;
  • 16th February, Farlington School, Horsham;
  • 8th March, Farlington School, Horsham;
  • 19th April, Venue TBC;
  • 2nd May, Farlington School, Horsham;
  • 24th May, Farlington School, Horsham;
  • 20th June, Farlington School, Horsham;

8th November - TTE National Council Meeting

The next National Cuncil Meeting is to take place in Milton Keynes on the 14th December - see Preliminary Notice - and the papers will be listed as soon as they are available.

8th November - England in Japan - Tees Sport Article & TTE News

Please see article issued by Tees Sports relating to the Team World Cup in Tokyo with information on the seedings and schedule, and the Home Nations Championships this coming weekend being held on the Isle of Man with Senior, Junior and Cadet Teams. The latest TTE News - 081119 - provides the results for the England Team and entries are now being accepted for the Senior Nationals Qualifying.

7th November - Weald TTC

The Weald TTC, which is on the Kent/Sussex border at Bodiam School, has issued their latest Schedule and starting on the second Sunday of each month from December 15th (1230 pm to 4 pm) there will be a Junior Coaching Academy (for Intermediate/Higher level Juniors) and the session also incoporates the normal Sunday sessions. Further details will be forthcoming and for any queires please contact Mike Gadd on www.tabletennisweald.co.uk

7th November - Top Edge Training

Please see information about future Training Camps in Dorset on the 21st to 23rd February and the Booking Details, and also for a "Service Training Day" performed by Craig Bryant at your Club and for which he is taking bookings from February 2020. You get get a quote from him on the latter. 

7th November - Active Sussex - October & November News (for all Sussex Sports), Sport Awards Tickets & Inclusive Activity Programme

Please see the October Active Sussex Newsletter which contains information relating to the forthcoming presentation of the Sussex Sports Award for 2019 at the Annual Awards Dinner on the 22nd November, for which you can purchase here Tickets. There is a video "Believe in You" and information about the Hastings Academy Satellite Club, and funding information. Also information on a "Inclusive Activity Programme" workshop. The November Issue contains links to the shortlist for the various Awards and also there are links to Safeguarding Courses which are held monthly in a variety of Sussex locations at a cost of £35.

7th November - West Sussex Schools Table Tennis  Association (WSSTTA) - Team Events

On behalf of the English School TT Asociation, the County Round for this year's Team Events for West Sussex is being held at Warden Park School Sports Hall, Haywards Heath on the 20th November. Please see the Entry Form, which must be entered by Schools, and Mailing sent to West Sussex Schools. Teams play each other with the winners of each age category going forward to the Zonal Round.

7th November - TTE News

For those who do not receive the weekly TTE Newsletters the recent ones can be seen here - 041019, 111019, 181019, 251019 and 011119 - and of course you can always join TTE as an Associate Member to receive these if not a player. There is much news about Will Bayley's progress in Strictly Come Dancing and his subsequent withdrawal. There is article (1st November) on how to transition from Social to Competitive TT a Podcast (18th October) from the TTE CEO Sara Sutcliffe, a vidoe on the recent ETTU Coaching Conference and British League Results, and much more.

6th November - TT Times 16

The latest issue of TT Times, produced by Diane and Harvey Webb, can be found here. As usual it contains articles on recent events such as the European Vets Tournament in Budapest and the Commonwealth Championships in India where the Federation Chairman Alan Ransome was standing down after 26 years, and artciles on players/officials from the past. There is much more and it is a good read.

6th November - Archived News

The news items from this page for the months of July, August and September have been archived and can be found under the archive page. The links are still active.

31st October - Sussex County Profiles - Keith Watts

Please find another Sussex County profile provided by Diane Webb in the shape of Keith Watts, who was involved with the County Administration for Sussex from 1959 to 1977, but he also was a County player, qualified Umpire and there were other achivements for ETTA.

12th October - Brighton City TTC - BACA College - Open Evening & Information

This is for the attention of any TT Players in your Leagues who are in Year 11 and are looking at colleges next year. The BACA College in Brighton next to the AMEX Stadium now has a Table Tennis Academy which started this September and is already improving players currently at the College. It is being run by the Brighton City TTC at the BACA College which is now recruiting new players to join the sixth form. Teresa Bennett, who is an experienced Sussex Coach and ex-PE Teacher, is leading the Academy Programme. To find out more come and visit the BACA College Open Evening: Monday 21 October 2019 from 6.00pm til 8.00pm

https://www.baca-uk.org.uk/Diary/BACA-College-Open-Evening-21-01-2019/

See the wide range of academic and vocational courses and information about BACA.

4th October - Sussex County Website Structure

A new structure for this website has been produced and it can be seen here. Over the next month or so it will gradually be put in place and hopefully it will make it easier to find information on this website, in particular for reference documents. So be aware that things may move around.

4th October - Sussex County Meeting 30th September - Key Points

The latest Sussex County Meeting took place last Monday 30th September and the following are the key points from the meeting:

  • Report was received on the recent well attended Sussex Trials on 8th September and a Cadet Ranking List for the Season has been produced;
  • Report on the Sussex Invitation Event held on the 15th September at Burgess Hill Triangle where there was a strong Senior and Junior entry; 
  • Mens Senior and Junior/Cadet Boys Cups missing and concerted effort being made to track down where they are;
  • Draft Proposal for the introduction of a County-wide Novice U11/U13 Competition starting Season 2020/2021 discussed;
  • Reports on recent National Council (NC) Meeting and discussions on TTE Centenary Celebrations, Mission 2025 (subject of next NC) and TTE Coaching Strategy and Organisation of Coaching Courses highlighted as issues;
  • Coaching Sessions for Juniors (6th October) and Cadets (17th November) at Triangle Burgess Hill confirmed;
  • L1 Coaches Session on December 15th being arranged and Leagues will be invited to send two;
  • County to provide L1 Coaches that participate in approved County Events some reimbursement and 50% support for County L2 Coaching Courses; 
  • Preparations for forthcoming County Championship Matches and Rankings discussed;
  • League Reports received and TT League Manager discussed;

29th September - Sussex County Meeting 30th September

The next Sussex County Meeting is being held tomorrow in the Yarrow Room at Lewes Town Hall. Please see the Agenda and also for discussion is a couple of Papers from TTE - Centenary (how to celebrate 100 years in Season 2021/2022) & IT Systems (how can TTE Memberships and League Manager be developed further). Also being discussed is a proposal to run a County U11/U13 Event through the season.

29th September - Sussex County Profiles - Laurie Holland

A new page has been introduced on the main menu which looks to list Profiles of past/recent/present players/officials from within Sussex County who have contributed much to Table Tennis. They are prepared by Diane Webb who has much archive material not only of Sussex but also TTE and produces a regular magazine Table Tennis Times which has been publised on this website.

It is hoped that there will be a Profile each month and to start: September 2019 - Laurie Holland, current President of Sussex County

29th September - TTE - Forthcoming Umpire Courses

If you are interested in becoming an Umpire then please see those that have been arranged by TTE here. As can be seen most involve a good deal of travel and consideration is being given to Sussex County hosting one within the County.

29th September - TTE News - Will Bayley & Jacob Evans

Recent TTE Newsletters over recent weeks can be seen here - 130919, 200919, 270919 - for those who do not received them. There is much news about Will Bayley andd Strictly Come Dancing participation and there is also a report in the latest one on the ever improving Jacob Evans from Sussex who won Band 4 of the Preston Grand Prix and was the "Player of the Tournament". Please see also the Agenda for the forthcoimng ETTU Coaching in London at the end of October.

25th September - Active Sussex - September News (for all Sussex Sports)

Please see the latest Active Sussex Newsletter which contains information relating to Sports Award Nominations for 2019 (closing 11th October) and their presentation at the Annual Awards Dinner on the 22nd November where Kriss Akabusi MBE is the star host, and with keynote speaker Born Barikor. Also included in the newsletter is information about the Sussex Disability Sport Network Event on the 10th October at the AMEX Stadium - please see Agenda. There are also articles on inspiring and supporting those who live with one or more long-term health conditions and funding opportunities from "Power to Change Community Business Fund". Finally there is reference and link to East Sussex funding news - recent awards and where funding can currently be obtained from.

25th September - Sussex County - Invitation Event 15th September - Results

It was an excellent day on Sunday 15th September at the Triangle Burgess Hill for the annual Susssex County Invitation Event (although was not held last season due to date/venue issues). There was a strong Senior Men and Junior Boys participants in particular and the results were as follows:

  • Seaman Cup (Senior Men) - Winner Jack Bennett, Runner Up George Hazell;
  • Nicholls Cup (Senior Women) - Not Held due to insufficient entries;
  • Bill Bradley Cup (Junior Boys) - Winner Keigo Burnham, Runner-Up Will Michell;
  • Lillian Rymill Cup (Junior Girls) - Winner Jodie Morris, Runner-Up Lucie Bacinova;
  • Keith Jackson Cup (Cadet Boys) - Winner Max Wilson, Runner-Up Louis Vaughan-Drake;
  • Pat Ginnaw Cup (Cadet Girls) - Winner Emily Koester, Runner-Up Georgina Hunter;

Please see the Honours List going back over the years and for the Cadets/Juniors the participants as well.

Currently some of the Cups have not been returned - Bill Bradley, Keith Jackson, and Seaman Cups - and a concerted effort is being made to track down these Cups with past winners. If anyone can help it would be much appreciated.

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 1004 affiliated league playing members in the 2018/2019 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 Diviion. 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 Coaching Sessions and 2* Events.

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 2019/2020

Issue 1.2 of the County Plan for Season 2019/2020 can be found here.

The items marked in blue have been completed and items marked yellow are in progress.