County Clubs, Venues & Links

County Clubs - Information, Contacts, Venues & Links

This Page will be developed gradually through the rest of 2021 

 

 

15th April 2021 - Sports England Club Matters - Participant Experience Workshop

Sports England have a separate area on their website dedicated to Club Matters which can be accessed on this link:  https://www.sportenglandclubmatters.com/

They have also been running a series of workshops on line which have been advertised by TTE, and this one is on how Clubs can tackle "Participation Experience" and Brett Holt who is the Sussex County representative for Haywards Heath League and also Secretary of the Crawley Community TTC attended, and recorded the workshop which was held on the 17th March, and it can be found on the following link: 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gfs-n5ZME8Q&list=PLitt4AAcQqGy9Mk_JZ8NhPQIy1PKRuz7J&index=2 

Note that it is long at around 2 hours and is appropriate to all sports and not just Table Tennis and there is an associated Work Book with the slides and also opportunity for one to work through it for your Club.

The workshop in summary looks at what constitutes a great participation experience, reviewes where you are as a Club with current participation, to identify how to influence participation experience, and to develop an action plan to develop noting the support available to do so. In particular the workshop covers:

  • What is the purpose, mission of the club for participants - what do attendees get, drop-off points discussed e.g. education (16-20), new locations (20-35), Family (23-40), Injuries;
  • What is meant by participant experience - personal, stalwart of local league, training camp, coaching session, inclusion;
  • Why poor great experience matters - need volunteers, no exit survey when people leave;
  • Creating a participation experience - understand people, what attracts people in respect of motivation and importance to them, what is the right offer and experience;
  • Understanding your people - players and participants, social members, parents, volunteers, coaches and officials, staff, partners;
  • Understanding participants - improving appearance, feeling good, having fun, personal development, time with friends, success and goals;
  • Profile of the club participants - use of gauge on the headings in previous line;
  • What can be done to better understand your participants, how to deal with different groups, where does the club pitch itself - performance, competition, social, community, what is the right offer;
  • Profile the club against the headings and understand the gaps - where does club need to develop;
  • Funding to develop particular projects;
  • Delivering the right club experience and being consistently great;

7th April, 2021 - Crawley Community TTC - Summer cadet and Junior Coaching

Crawley TTC are about to begin their Junior Summer Term coaching at Wilfrids Catholic School. Please see the flyer below for dates and times.

More Information about the club can be found on the following link:  https://clubs.tabletennisengland.co.uk/CrawleyCommunityTableTennisClub

2nd April 2021 - Sports England Club Matters - Planning for the Future

Sports England have a separate area on their website dedicated to Club Matters which can be accessed on this link:  https://www.sportenglandclubmatters.com/

They have also been running a series of workshops on line which have been advertised by TTE, and one of them is on how Clubs can to begin "Planning for the Future" and Brett Holt who is the Sussex County representative for Haywards Heath League and also Secretary of the Crawley Community TTC attended, and recorded the workshop which was held on the 11th March, and it can be found on the following link: 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K6u2ThYSyIc.

Note that it is long (107 Mins) but basically indicates that Clubs should have a Business Plan and shows how a Club should go about it. Those on the workshop were involved with Clubs between 60 and 180 members and one Club owned their venue with other hiring space from Schools. In particular the workshop covers:

  • Why a Club should Plan - where now and where want to be;
  • What constitutes a Plan - Direction, Focus (from now to the future), how to make a difference;
  • How to develop a Plan - Short or Long Term, What by Whom and When;
  • Framework for a Plan - Analyse, Vision, Actions, Monitor;
  • Pillars of a Successful Plan - Management, Activities, Finance;
  • SWOT analysis (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, Threats;
  • Vision - What does the Club want to be;
  • Setting and Agreeing Objectives - Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic, Timely;
  • Regular Review - Timescales, Responsibilities for Actions;
  • Creating Structures - Audience, Clear Messages, Positive, has a Flow and Sense;
  • Who should be involved - Members, external advisors, Management Team;
  • Structure - Club Description, Where Are We, Vision and Objectives, Activities, Financial;
  • When is Plan used - AGM, Management meetings, Funding Applications;
  • Top Tips - Plan Early, Involve, Don't Be Afraid to Change, Realistic and Achievable, Get Help, Use Regularly