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Sussex youngsters shone bright in the South-East Squad that Regional Coach Craig Bryant recently supervised in the inter-regional championships. Read Craig's report at - http://updates.etta.tv/southeast/2013/04/22/south-east-finish-in-6th-position/
Horsham TTC's Alice Hazell has been talent spotted. In the process of successfully negotiating the regional qualifying round of the national championships for cadet level girls the Horsham TT Club starlet was spotted by English Table Tennis Association coaches who invited her to attend a Youth Development Squad, a national training camp that only youngsters with real potential are invited to.
Damovo Dynamos won the team award in the inaugural Horsham Charity Business Table Tennis Championships run at Collyers Sixth Form College in Horsham on Monday night amassing a total of 47 points, six more than their nearest rivals Loesche A.
The Sussex Circuit on 2nd February in K2 was near to full capacity with an entry of 80 players. This was split into 42 players in the morning and 55 in the afternoon. The afternoon was full up. 12 tables were used and were fully in use 95% of the time. It was great to see players from many areas in Sussex including Horsham, Lewes, Brighton, Crawley, Haywards Heath, Storrington, Worthing, Eastbourne, Hastings and East Grinstead, as well as a strong contingent from neighbouring counties Kent and Surrey. The players were split into Bands A, B, C and D for both morning and afternoon sessions, with medals for the top 3 players in each event (24 medals in total). The event ran smoothly and there were many good reports from parents and players. The event catered for all ages including kids and adults, who played mainly in bands A and B and all standards from beginners to county standard seniors and juniors.
The under 11 and 14 qualifiers will be held on the 6th & 7th April 2013. The closing date is 22nd March so get your entries in quickly. Entry form here: http://etta.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/South-East-U11-14-06-04-13.pdf
Two young lads Ryan and Luke Darwen, 10 and 8 respectively, have caught the eye of table tennis coaches in West Sussex.
As it commences its nineteenth phase the Sussex Junior Elite Centre has been boosted by the identification of some additional young talent to feed into the programme running at Collyers Sixth Form College in Horsham on Monday nights under the leadership of Craig Bryant and Martin Jezisek and their coaching team.
The West Sussex Schools Individual qualifiers were completed at Collyers Sixth Form in Horsham on Friday with Dan Barna (U19 boys), Dan Pound (U16 boys) and Holly Holder (U13 girls) booking their places to the national finals which will run on Saturday 20th April in Doncaster.
The U11 and U13 sections West Sussex Schools Individual Championships ran last Friday for the first time at the newly 12-table equipped Collyers Sixth Form College in Horsham. Organiser Martin Jezisek was pleased to see a field of around 50 children pitch themselves into battle for the right to represent West Sussex at the national finals in the spring.
Businesses and organisations in the Horsham District are being invited to a Inter-Business Charity Table Tennis Competition at Collyers Sixth Form College on the evening of Monday 18 March. Players of all ability and experience levels are welcome to participate in the ping pong ding dong where the emphasis will be firmly on fun and enjoyment but with a competitive tinge!
Spring Term Week 2 of the North Sussex Challenge proved to be its most populous week to date with a total of 59 attenders keeping the 12 tables hot with activity over the two sessions. Before The Challenge started at 6pm the Collyers Sports Hall venue had hosted the first meeting of a new Horsham Primary Schools League in which 10 local schools had sent four-man teams. So in total 99 players - not a bad evening's TT progress and if it happens again the caretaker's going to have a bad thrust into his hand whether he likes it or not to take things into three figures. This new venture is really starting to deliver what is was designed to.
Southwater and Heron Way schools established themselves as firm early title favourites in the first ever meeting of the Horsham Primary Schools Table Tennis League at Collyers Sixth Form College on Friday after-school. Both won their two first round matches convincingly and Holbrook School lie only three points behind them both. So expect sparks to fly in future weeks as some of these big boys go head to head.
A relatively low entry competed in the January Circuit event. 4 players took part in the morning event, which was split into two bands of seven players each playing round robin. Morning Band A was closely contested, but the eventual winner, with a maximum of five wins was Dexter Sherin (Lewes). Second place went to Annabel Bridger (Bolney) and Ryan Darwen (Bognor Regis) got the bronze. To illustrate how close it was, Kieran Bonner (Horsham), who came seventh, took the winner, Sherin to five games. Fourth placed Bertrand Tsun Hang Siu (Warden Park) had four five-game matches!
The West Sussex Schools Table Tennis Association is going down a similar line to its East Sussex counterpart by fitting in its individual championships into the busy table tennis calendar on two midweek evenings. All four age groups - U11, 13, 16 and 19 - will run at Collyers Sixth Form, Horsham on the Friday nights of 15th February and 1st March.
Sussex Series 2 star tournaments will run on 23rd March and 18th May 2013 at the The Triangle, Burgess Hill.
Sussex tournament organiser Steve Pound is intending to run a Super Grand Prix style event on the 6th and 7th July 2013. The tournament will be similar in format to an ETTA Grand Prix, with Saturday catering for 6 x Mens bands and 4 x Womens bands and Sunday Open singles, Open doubles, Open Vets, U21 Mens, U21 Womens, U18 Junior boys banded event and u15 cadet girls banded event. Prices will be as per ETTA Grand Prix charges with exception for Junior boys banded and cadet girls banded which will be £5 each (administration charges will be applicable).
The next Brighton Junior League taking place on Thursday 14th February at Patcham High School. 5.30am arrival, 6pm start and 8pm finish.
It is hard to argue against the impact that television coverage has on the potential success or failure of a sport wishing to attract more interest from the public. This is magnified still further during the broadcast of Olympic Games, when millions of viewers who would not normally be inclined to watch sport, tune in to patriotically cheer on the medal hopefuls from their country. At times like this, when a sport comes under the microscope to such a degree, it is imperative that casual viewers enjoy what they see.
East Sussex Schools has had a bumper entry of 102 players over the two dates their individual events are running.
The next Sussex Circuit event will run at K2, Crawley on Saturday 2nd February to give youngsters from Sussex and the wider South-East a great opportunity compete in a fantastic venue.
The first two star of the season took place on 6th January and was attended by 80 players. Junior Boys Band 1 was a group of eight players playing a round robin. Shane Clark (Mi) outdid himself to win the event, despite only being the fifth highest ranked player. He beat top seed Karim Khassal (Mi) in a comfortable 3-0 match, as well as coming through a tight encounter at 11-9 in the fifth versus second seed James Denyer (E). He did lose two matches however, 12-10 in the fifth to third seed Dan Pound (Sx) and 3-0 to an inspired Toby Bartram (K). Toby had a great day too, as he beat two others above him (Oliver Hack (Ha) and Charlie Bates (E)). Clark and Denyer both had 5 wins, so Denyer took second place. Third place went to a three-way count-back, which was won by Bates, who was followed by Khassal and Pound in fourth and fifth places respectively.
Horsham Table Tennis Club is flying the Sussex flag in good fashion in the Senior British League. Horsham I is well poised in third place in Division 2 (South-East) after winning six of its eight matches and Horsham II is second in the Division 4 (South-East-West) after seven wins. Brighton City TTC did well to finish mid table but Horsham Spinners led by Rory Scott fared less well finishing bottom of the table, Scott's miserable day not being helped by the 6-2 bashing meted out by local rivals Horsham.
Horsham TTC has been re-accredited with Sport England's Clubmark badge of quality that recognises and values the commitment made by sports clubs to develop high quality, welcoming environments for young participants. Club Development Officer, Ian Ford, commented, "It's great that the efforts of our committee and coaching team, particularly Head Coach Martin Jezisek, have been recognised. We're the only Clubmarked table tennis club in the Horsham area, our membership is growing steadily and our future is looking bright!"
120 players took part in the recent Sussex Series 2 Star in K2, Crawley sponsored by Tees Sport and Ray Hole Architects and provided some excellent table tennis. Middlesex youngster Gabriel Achampong will enjoy his Christmas pudding that little bit more after powering his way to success in the Junior Boys event.
The West Sussex School Team Play-Offs were held at Collyers Sixth Form, Horsham on Friday. Winning teams will go to the zone finals of the English schools structure early in the new year.
A fantastic under 13 Crawley and Horsham School Team Championships ran at Holy Trinity School, Crawley. It's not often you can throw 60 youngsters from six different schools into a sports hall with 16 tables available to compete for two hours without a hitch here and there but this year's crew of year 7 and 8 children managed it with good behaviour, enthusiasm and focussed application being the order of the session.
Forest School won the overall team award at the recent Crawley/Horsham schools under 16 table tennis team championships. They also won the U13 award the week before and represents the second successive year of such double success.
The Southwater Junior Academy is the new champion of the Horsham area primary school table tennis world after the recent school championships were run at Collyers Sixth Form College for the first time. Their four-man team won the matchplay title and Warnham Primary School retained their skills section winners status that they had first won last season.
A fantastic montage video of the Sussex Open, run at K2 Crawley in October, has just been released on You Tube to capturing the flavour of a fantastic event.
The Under 11 East Sussex Schools Table Tennis Team event is running next Wednesday 14th November 3.30-5.30pm at St Leonards Academy (Edinburgh Campus).
The Brighton Junior League is starting up again this Thursday (15th, November, 6-8.30pm) and organiser Tim Holtam is keen for more local clubs to get involved. First meeting will run at Patcham School.
ETTA South-East Regional Coach, Craig Bryant, is keen to let more people what's going on in south-east table tennis coaching terms.
The Sussex Open Two Star took place on Sunday 28th October at K2 Leisure Centre, Crawley and attracted a full entry of 109 players. There were 40 players in the men's singles, with a very strong field.
Talented juniors get your diaries out. South East Regional Training dates for 2012-13 have been announced by Craig Bryant, South-East Regional Coach.
The next Sussex Circuit event will run at K2 Crawley on Sunday 25 November with organiser Rory Scott encouraging young players from all over the South-East to come along.
There have been 110 entries to the Sussex Open on the 28th October. The Men's final is scheduled for 15:00 on Sunday 28th October and favourite is Gavin Rumgay, the Scottish number one player dummy ranked four in England and ranked 247 in the world.
The Sussex County Table Tennis Association has just published its junior ranking lists for the season after discussions and agreements between the key coaches in the county coordinated by Junior Secretary Peter Baldwin.
Willingdon School in Eastbourne is putting new table tennis resources gained from a £10,000 Sport England grant to immediate good use. PE teacher Lee Gordon has wasted no time in maximising the benefit of six new indoor tables and three outdoor ones.
East Grinstead has staged its first ever primary schools tables tennis team competition. West Sussex Schools Table Tennis Officer, Martin Jezisek, brought three schools together to compete with great energy and enthusiasm.
The new North Sussex Table Tennis Challenge group that has been to set up to provide informal competition at Collyers Sixth Form College in Horsham has been buoyed by the news that it has been successful with its £10,000 small grants bid to Sport England for grant funds to buy top quality tables to kit out the venture and give it the best chance of being successful.
Table tennis enthusiasts in Horsham are set to push the boat out by organising a new, 'TT for all' playing operation at Collyers Sixth Form College in the town. The venture will incorporate the North Sussex Table Tennis Challenge competition format to accommodate players of all levels and by the side of it there will be tables available for players that prefer to be non-competitive or prefer a non-competitive introduction to the sport.
What a weekend at K2 Crawley. 26 tables spread over the 12-badminton court area in near constant use and a high proportion of the country's top cadet and junior players in action. Some fascinating results too with Joseph Langham-Ferreira beating Sussex star Helshan Weerasinghe and East Sussex student Yuki Wat beating Tin Tin Ho.
Brighton City TTC youth crew added to their Barmy Army reputation by impressing both on and off the tables at the Cooke and Deaton training camp over the summer holiday. Human beatboxing, moonwalking and cheeky wrong-handed smashes against the former world number 33 male player.
The Sussex/Kent Regional Qualifiers for the English National Cadet/Junior Championships are running on 6/7th October at Byng Hall, Tunbridge Wells.
The Evelyn Lancaster residential care home on St Marks Lane just off North Heath Lane in Horsham is the latest establishment to welcome HDC's Silver Pingers table tennis project. Reg, Graham, Dolly, Claire and Daisy all got stuck in with plucky enthusiasm to reveal skills and dexterity some thought they might have lost and some thought they may never had had!
Residents at Westlake House, Horsham are continuing to enjoy visits from table tennis coaches from Horsham Leisure Link, under its Silver Pingers project, as part of the care home's drive to keep them active, healthy and happy. Joan, 87, is one of the residents that is particularly thriving on the opportunity.
Southwater Leisure Centre has just joined the growing outdoor table tennis table club in the Horsham District. A team of Leisure Centre and Horsham District Council staff put together the concrete construction on a spare piece of pavemented space adjacent to the centre in order that the public can access the facility for free when they like.
The Haywards Heath Table Tennis League is running an open day on Sunday 2nd September as it looks to exploit the Olympic Legacy and get more people playing.
The Sussex Cadet/Junior 4-Star has generated over 200 entries. The event is set to run over the weekend 15th/16th September at K2, Crawley. Let's hope it's as good as last year's spectacle.
Heron Way Primary School children are set to be surprised when they return to school next week by seeing two new outdoor tables plonked outside their school hall on grass and available for young enthusiasts of the sport to take their interest further.
The next South-East Regional Assessment Day will be running on Saturday 1st September at Crawley K2 Leisure Centre. The day will be running from 10:00am until 16:00pm, you’ll be assessed on your training skills, attitude and competing skills as well.
Sussex players continue to impress in the national ETTA rankings which bodes well for next year’s county championships. Current u-13, Cadet and Junior top 100 players include a number of our kids.
SCTTA Calendar/Competitions Officer Steve Pound has announced the programme of events he's leading across the K2, Crawley and Triangle, Burgess Hill venues for the 2012-13 season.
73 players took part in the recent Sussex Series 2 Star at K2, Crawley on 8th July. There were three bands, with Band 3 being divided into separate morning and afternoon sections. A decision was made to reduce the entry fee for Bands 2 and 3, as the prizes were vouchers, whereas there was cash on offer for Band 1.
Ping! Brighton and Hove has been an incredible success with more people playing table tennis at anyone time over the period of a month than has ever been known in the city.
Last autumn the Sussex Junior/Cadet 4-Star was one of the best attended tournaments in the country. This coming September is set for a repeat performance at K2, Crawley. Young Sussex TT players of promise fill your boots.
The latest friendly match encounter for Horsham Spinners TTC was versus Ashford TTC. It was played at Horsham Spinners’ home venue, Forest School.
As part of Brighton's Ping festival an event for disabled people is being staged in Churchill Square.
Over 130 people watched the screening of the film 'Pong Pong' in Brighton's Duke of York cinema which formed part of the city's Ping programme.
Sussex already hosts one of the biggest junior competition programmes in the country but it's set to grow even more with the support of a £10,000 Small Grant from Sport England.
Check out the video of Patcham High School's Pingathon event at Hollingbury ASDA
The Duke of York's cinema in Brighton is showing a documentary called Ping Pong. It's been a massive hit at film festivals but the country's oldest cinema is only showing it on Sunday 15th July at 1.30pm and then Tuesday 17th at 11am.
Brighton's Ping Supremo Tim Holtam is on fire at the moment. He's coordinating a spectacular programme of events for the city this summer and keeps adding to the programme.
Friday 18th May saw the second in a series of friendly matches organised by newly formed club Horsham Spinners TTC. This time it was an away match against North Mundham TTC, based near Chichester. Club coach Chris Newberry and organiser Peter Baldwin run this club and they were both present at the match. Both Clubs fielded two teams of four players. Five tables were used for much of the evening and refreshments were provided by the home side at the end of the match.
Get ready to step up to the table! From 29th June ping pong tables will spring up across the city’s landmarks, squares, estates and even shopping centres. 36 tables will be situated in a number of locations ranging from the seafront and the city’s parks to the Churchill Square and to the Jubilee Square. The tables are up for 4 – 6 weeks for all to enjoy. To join the fun, simply borrow a bat from the side of the table and play ball!
Jack Bennett has been selected to play for England in the European six nations in Zwolle, Netherlands June 7-10th. He is part of a team of four cadet boys and this follows on from him performing well at the recent cadet masters championships held in Cippenham. Bennett won nine out of his 13 matches and finished fifth.
Brighton City TTC leading light Tim Holtam is driving development in the city with various initiatives and to push his latest ideas, outdoor table tennis tables and a 24 hour fundraising Ping-A-Thon, he's been hitting the local airwaves on BBC Radio Sussex to get the message out.
Brighton City TTC member, Sarah Hill, has made a table themed music video as part of a GCSE Media Studies project for her school, Patcham High School in Brighton.
The Sussex graded competition carousel keeps on going - next up is another Sussex Junior 2-Star in July and then in September there is another big Sussex Junior 4-star planned, again at K2. Hats off to Steve Pound for his continued good work in coordinating these events.
The next South East Coach Education Day will be held on Sunday 15th July in Brighton from 10:00 – 15:30. The day is free for licensed coaches and will cost £10 for coaches that do not hold an ETTA licence - this can be paid on the day.
Olympic table tennis tickets and exhibition matches by top international players will be up on offer to shoppers at Asda Hollingbury between midday on Wednesday 6th June and midday on Thursday 7th June as part of a 24 hour Ping-Pong-A-Thon.
ETTA South-East Regional Coach, Craig Bryant, is heading up an intensive coaching week at Forest School in Horsham this coming summer holiday and will be supported by a strong support team of coaches, sparrers and multiballers.
The K2 TT factory is churning out two more events this coming June. On the 16th the Sussex 2-Star Series will see the biggest gathering of English stars in Sussex for some time as many players ranked in the country's top 20 are committed to being there. On 24th June another Sussex Circuit event will drive progress from the bottom up direction to service the needs of younger and developing players.
The Sussex County Table Tennis Association's Junior Match Secretary, Peter Baldwin has just reported on another season of excellent progress for the county's cadet and junior teams. It's refreshing that for a county association that has just started to take its participation development responsibilities more seriously the performance of its teams, junior and senior, has also been extended significantly showing that progress on both fronts simultaneously is possible and indeed go hand in hand.
There was a total entry of 65 players across six different age groups at the Crawley 2 Star on Friday 13th April. Thanks go to Tim Harris and the Organising Committee of the VETTS Southern Masters for the use of the venue on the Friday night before their weekend events.
The Sussex County Table Tennis Association is proud that three of the county’s top juniors who train at the Sussex Junior Elite Centre run by partner group the Sussex Table Tennis Alliance at Greenway School in Horsham and in Brighton-based regional talent programmes have been selected to play for England schools.
The Sussex Series has been a number of tournaments held at K2, Crawley, Sussex that have adopted the following principles: ability banded to ensure few mismatches; group formats to ensure all players play lots of matches; significant prize money - approximately £5,400 in cash and £2,500 in voucher prizes have been distributed this season.
The fifth Sussex circuit tournament in the 2011-2012 season kicked off at K2, Crawley on Saturday 21st April with 46 competitors, which was a really good turnout considering many players had other engagements with the schools and regional finals being played in Doncaster over the same weekend.
With the banded events completed the day before, it was now time for the main event in the Jarvis Sports Sussex Satellite Grand Prix - the Men’s Open. With £250 cash for the winner and £100 for the runner-up, a quality field of players was assembled. Indeed four players even flew over from France to take part.
There was a slightly lower entry for the Jarvis Sports Satellite Grand Prix this year with 74 entrants, compared to 101 last season. This was despite a doubling of the prize fund from last year’s event. Nevertheless there was still some excellent play to enjoy and admire.
The latest Brighton Junior League meeting recently produced some good matches. Results schedule available by clicking here.
Burgess Hill based young disability player Paul Nash is making good competitive progress. The youngster went to Crewe recently for the BTTAD National Championships and did well.
The Sussex table tennis event programme keeps on building with a number of events coming up over the spring period. Certainly if TT competition is your thing you're in a land of plenty if you live in Sussex or close by.
36 men and 12 women contested the recent Sussex Series Senior 2 Star played at K2 Leisure Centre, Crawley. Thanks go to Heritage Oil, Griffin Security & Technology, Ray Hole Architects and Tees Sports for their sponsorship of the event.
The third Sussex Series 2 Star of the season attracted a top quality field, due to the high prize money offered, top class facilities and high number of matches. Thanks go to Heritage Oil, Griffin Security and Technology, Ray Hole Architects and Tees Sports for their support of the Sussex Series that makes the running of these events possible.
Next round of the Brighton Junior League run by Brighton City TTC is running at Patcham High School on Thursday 22 March. Organiser Tim Holtam is keen to see lots of beginner juniors enter in particular.
The Eastbourne Table Tennis League is running its annual junior development tournament at the Shinewater Sports Centre on Saturday 14th April.
Hot on the heels of another successful Sussex Circuit event, Steve Pound from the Sussex County Table Tennis Association is promoting two more Circuit dates for K2 Crawley - Saturday 28th April and Sunday 24th June.
The fourth Sussex Circuit of the 2011-12 season took place this Saturday 10th March at K2 with 60 competitors, the biggest turn out so far this season. The organisers expressed thanks to all those that took part and the many helpers who assisted on the day. The event used 12 tables across four badminton courts in what are some of the best conditions for table tennis in the country.
This year witnessed a low entry of 25 players turn up to this year’s county closed championships at K2 Crawley - from an estimated playing community in the county of over 900 players this was disappointing. The event was arranged to coincide with the National Championships which would account for two young players and there was a clash with National Junior League which would account for a few more young players.
Children with disabilities at Manor Green Primary School in Crawley have been receiving table tennis taster sessions as part of a Horsham Table Tennis Club school-link project funded by the Accentuate scheme and practically supported by Horsham District Council.
The West Sussex Schools Table Tennis Association is running a three-day Easter Table Tennis Camp at Forest School, Horsham on Tuesday 10th, Wednesday 11th and Thursday 12th April. The camp will be led by West Sussex Schools Coach Martin Jezisek supported by a team of assistant coaches and sparrers and will cater for players of all levels.
Kingslea and Heron Way primary schools in Horsham are celebrating after both receiving news that they have been successful in securing funds from the Sport England Small Grants scheme to each install two outdoor table tennis tables in their playgrounds as part of projects to increase sports participation among their pupil populations.
Jolesfield and Upper Beeding primary schools contested the Henfield/Steyning Area Primary Schools Competition last week at Henfield Leisure Centre. The Beedies won the matchplay competition and the Jollies the skills event title in an afternoon of great fun and sportsmanship.
The next Sussex Circuit event will run at K2 Leisure Centre, Crawley on Saturday 10th March and the entry form has just gone on release.
City College Under 19s Boys Team finished third at the ESTTA Regional Finals at the Portchester School in Bournemouth.
Clemsfold House, near Broadbridge Heath, is the latest care home to join in with the Silver Pingers table tennis project that Horsham District Council's Leisure Link team is running in partnership with Horsham Table Tennis Club.
St Andrew's School from Worthing won the boys event in a recent year 7 and 8 table tennis competition attended by six teams and staged at Angmering Sports College by the West Sussex Schools TT Officer, Martin Jezisek. Angmering's girls took advantage of home familiarity by beating Downsbrook.
Not content with growing reputations as table tennis players Brighton City youngsters David Pringuer, George Tester and Paul Bergin are starting to become recognised for their coaching acumen as well. They were three of only 16 table tennis coaches to be invited to a National Young Coaches Academy organised by the Youth Sport Trust at Loughborough University recently.
The weekend of the 21st and 22nd January was one of the County Championships’ big 2011/12 weekends and as it happened turned out to be a significantly historical one for Sussex table tennis. It was the weekend for the cadet county championships and it took place at Westfield Table Tennis Club, Wellingborough, Northamptonshire. We took one extra boy and our players were Lois Peake, Emma Sheen, Helshan Weerasinghe, Jack and Josh Bennett and Daniel Pound.
The K2 table tennis success story continues unabated. Organiser Steve Pound has confirmed that the Sussex Junior and Senior 2-Stars running next Saturday and Sunday are full up.
Active Solutions, a local sports development agency which specializes in workplace health, is promoting the next Sussex Business Tournament in the sport of table tennis All abilities are welcome for a fun, friendly, tournament. The tournament is being held in Crawley but is open to all organisations in Sussex.
Horsham TTC has welcomed a strengthening of its Sri Lankan connection with the arrival of Nadini Abeygunawardana, the girlfriend of the club’s topgun player Amila Thilakarathne.
94 children from six schools made for the biggest and best ever Horsham area primary schools table tennis team championships at Broadbridge Heath Leisure Centre yesterday. With a skills event and the matchplay events being run in four banded sections there was plenty of opportunity for success to be shared around and Heron Way, Warnham and Kingslea schools were the chief beneficiaries of that fact.
The South East Region is holding an Open / Assessment Day on Sunday 12th February from 10:00am - 16:00pm at Angley School, Cranbrook, Kent.
The third of this year’s Sussex Circuit tournaments was completed on Saturday 4th February alongside the county matches at K2 Crawley. Thirty-four kids competed for medal positions in Band A and B events in both the morning and afternoon while 10 of their county team mates competed in the Cadet County Championships.
The East Sussex Schools individual championships were held at St Leonards Academy on Wednesday 1st February. There was a great atmosphere and 50 players involved. The winners now have an opportunity to go on to the national schools table tennis individuals finals.
Martin Jezisek has been appointed West Sussex Schools Table Tennis Officer to service an exciting project.
High performing TT youngsters in the North Sussex area can apply to funding schemes in their area designed to meet the needs of emerging young talented sportspeople.
The West Sussex Schools TT Association is promoting its 2011-12 individual championships which will run on 18th February at Warden Park School, Cuckfield, 10am-4pm. Winners will go on to represent West Sussex at the Dome in Doncaster on 21st April.
Westlake House on Pondtail Road, Horsham is the latest residential care home to get the ping pong bug under Horsham District Council's Silver Pingers project. Seven of their residents participated using the equipment that Council staff imported for the morning.
Sussex County Table Tennis Association is running a 2 Star Senior tournament on the 26th February 2012 at K2 Leisure Centre, Crawley. The tournament is sponsored by Heritage Oil, Ray Hole Architects, Griffin Security & Technology and Tees Sports.