Coronavirus Statement

March 17, 2020

Coronavirus statement

Author: 

Paul Stimpson


Publish date: March 17, 2020

 

Last updated 17th March 2020 at 11am

Please note, this is a fast moving situation and our advice may change at short notice. We recommend that you check our website regularly for the latest advice.

The health and wellbeing of all our members, volunteers, suppliers and staff remain the key priority for the Board of Table Tennis England at this time of great uncertainty.

Following the latest advice from the Government announced yesterday evening, the Board has reached the following decision:

In light of the Prime Minister’s advice yesterday evening and in the interest of the safety and well-being of all members of our community, it is with regret that we are announcing the cancellation of all sanctioned Table Tennis England events (i.e. tournaments on the Table Tennis England calendar) and the postponement of sanctioned Table Tennis England leagues (British Leagues, County Championships, NJL/NCL) with immediate effect from now until April 30th 2020.

Click here to see a list of cancelled or postponed events

Entry fees for cancelled Table Tennis England events within that period will be refunded. These comprise Wolverhampton Grand Prix, Cadet National Cup and Under-12 National Cup. The Jack Petchey Individual Finals are also cancelled and refunds will be issued.

Among the other events to be cancelled are the Butterfly Schools Individual Finals, the zonal round of the English Leagues Cup Competitions (ELCC) and, as a result, the ELCC finals.

In the coming days we will look at each of the national league-based competitions and consider whether or not it is feasible to postpone to later dates.

We will communicate directly with the Regional Committees. The Inter Regional Qualification events are cancelled but as the Inter-Regional Finals currently fall outside of this period we will consider with the Regions an alternative to the qualification process.

We will keep this end date under careful review and make a decision regarding events in May and onwards no later than April 17th. The Board will meet on Wednesday (March 18th) and further updates may be posted.

Scheduled coach education courses in this period will be postponed with new dates identified as soon as possible.

We would also strongly recommend that local leagues and clubs suspend activity for the foreseeable future in line with Government advice to restrict all non-essential social contact. However we do also strongly back the position that physical activity is important and encourage all our members to stay active in a safe and healthy way.

We acknowledge that the cancellation of domestic competitions and gatherings will impact greatly on the table tennis community but we are all in uncertain times together and we must put the health and safety of our families and communities first.

We also recognise that this statement will raise a lot of questions and we will respond to these over the next few days and update our guidance as regularly as required.

If you have any questions, please email help@tabletennisengland.co.uk

General Guidance

For general queries related to Coronavirus, please follow government guidance. The latest information can be found using the links below:

www.gov.uk/government/topical-events/coronavirus-covid-19-uk-government-response

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-action-plan

www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19

ITTF suspends all activities

The ITTF Executive Committee met yesterday and announced that it was confirming suspension of all activities until the end of April 2020.

The Executive Committee will meet again on Sunday March 29 to evaluate the situation and to consider if the suspension of all ITTF events and activities needs to be extended or not.

In a statement, the ITTF said it was considering potential options for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics qualifying process, given that the qualifying events scheduled for April will no longer take place.

In addition, the ITTF is to look at a back-up plan to hold the World Team Championships in South Korea, provisionally moved from this month to June 21-28, later in the year.

Table Tennis England will continue to liaise with the ITTF on this situation.

LEAGUE TABLE TENNIS CANCELLED

March 17, 2020

LEAGUE TABLE TENNIS CANCELLED

 

The Yeovil & District League Committee  feel that for the safety of all our Members,  they are cancelling all Yeovil and District Table Tennis Matches and events as of today March 17th 2020.

At present they have no idea how this Season`s results will be decided but when the Government advises us that it is safe to resume normal activity. They will call a Committee Meeting and will make a decision.

No Table tennis on 24th & 25th March 2020

March 24, 2020

Due to essential electrical works, there will be no table tennis on Tuesday 24th & Wednesday 25th March as the centre will be closed.

Come back to Table Tennis Open Evening.

September 02, 2019

If you have played table tennis in the past would like to get back into the game, why not come along to our open evening on Tuesday 3rd September 2019 between 7.00pm and 8.30pm.  Everyone Welcome.

Open evening - 11th June 2019

June 10, 2019

It you have previously played table tennis and would like to take it up again, why not come along to our open evening, which is specifically for returners to the game.  Tuesday 11th June between 7.00 pm and 8.30 pm at Westlands Sports centre

No need to register. please just come along.

Summer table tennis

April 24, 2019

Please note that lWednesday night table tennis has finished for the season.  Wednesday night table tennis will commence again at the start of the new season.

 

Tuesday nights will continue during the summer from 7.00 pm until 10.00 pm. It is free for Yeovil Table Tennis Club members.

 The social table tennis will continue on Tuesdays and is available to anyone . Non members are charged £4.00 per session

 

Sunday table tennis continues throughout the summer between 10.00 am and 12 noon.  Cost is £3.00 for YTTC members and £4.00 for non members.

Coaching

April 24, 2018

    The five week of sessions will commence on Weds 25th April until Weds 23rd May. Each two hour session will start at 7.30 p.m. until 9.30 p.m. and there will be a charge of £6:00per person per session. The £30:00 fee for the full five week course will be required to be paid prior to the first session on Weds 25th April.  

 

    The sessions will be based on the coaching of the four basic shots concentrating on the nine technical points. Those nine technical points really are the foundations that the basic shots are built on and will result in an improvement in your game. 

 

    Each shot will be demonstrated and described clearly and players will be given adequate table time to practice the newly learnt technics and to ask questions at varies times during the evening. I will also demonstrate the advantages of multi-ball as a learning tool. There may be those of you who would like to use multi-ball at there club sessions. 

 

    I will be in attendance this Sunday 15th April at the Yeovil Closed Tournament where I will attempt to answer any questions you may have regarding the forthcoming coaching.

 

    I can also be contacted by phone or e-mail if you wish to either receive more information or would like to enrol on the upcoming course.

 

                   E-mail address :- balaiamicky@aol.com      Mobile :- 07990518608   Land Line :- 01460 61301

 

    I have been fortunate enough to have been coaching now for over thirty years. During that time I reached Level3, coaching at Local League, County and Regional Level and Tutoring at National Level. I still look forward to using this experience again to help as many Yeovil players to improve their game as I can.

 

  

                 Yours Mike Dinmore

One Day Tournament - April "018

April 14, 2018

There was a great turnout at the one day tournament.  Well done to Steve Smith for organising it and also to all the winners and players for taking part

End of Wedneasdat sessions.

March 30, 2018

Please note that Wednesday 18th April weill be the last Wednesday for this season.   Club members can continue to play on Tuesday'sbetween 7.00 & 10.00.  Non members will be welcome for a charge of £3 per session.

One Day tournament

April 14, 2018

Following the postponement of the one day tournament on 18th March due to the snow,  it has been re-arranged for Sunday 15th April.

Steve sent out the following message

''       You are automatically entered into the rearranged Yeovil tournament on the 15th April, same events and doubles partners.

Steve has done it this way so you don’t need to send in another entry, for events and doubles partners etc

Please can you -

Let Steve know if you can’t or do not wish to attend the new date,  steviethemuffin@aol.com; 

If you entered someone else or specified them as a doubles partner, please contact them and pass on the above information

Shirley will be sending out another email to offer everyone a chance to enter, you can ignore this invitation if you are reading this due to the above


Hopefully we won’t lose too many of you due to the reschedule and get a few new entrants as well

Please let Steve know if you need any further info''

Westfield Enigma's withdraw from League

January 01, 2020

Unfortunately Westfield Enigmas have had to withdraw from the league.  This will leave some gaps in the division two table

AGM - Sunday 2nd July, 2017

July 01, 2017

Yeovil Table Tennis AGM will take place at the Bell Inn, Ash, on Sunday 2nd July 2017 at 1.00 pm

Sunday table tennis

June 24, 2017

Sunday Table Tennis at Ash Scholl is now finished unril the beginning of September

Open Day at Westlands

May 12, 2017

Yeovil Table Tennis Club are participating in an open day at the Westlands Sports Complex on Saturday 13 May between 10.00 am and 3.00 pm.  Anyone who plays table tennis or is interested in playing can come along and play for free.

Spring Timetable

February 23, 2017

From 28th February, Junior coaching will be weekly every Tuesday between 7.00 & 8.30/ and from 24th February on Fridays between 5.30 & 3.00

Open sessions for adults is every Tuesday from 7.00 until 8.30 pm

See poster for details

Club Tee Shirts

January 07, 2017

Marc has had some club shirts printed up and already has orders for around 12 people. 
They are available in all sizes including kids and female,in a round neck or Polo shirt,they are royal blue and are made of polyester dry fit material. 
 They are really comfortable to wear.

We have decided to sell all shirts across the board at £15 so any money made will go back to the club. 
If anyone is interested please contact Marc on 07521982228 or mdw1974@hotmail.co.uk,

Marc will require payment when ordering, via bank transfer. or by cash in person. Details have been circulated to members.
The picture is of a round neck style playing shirt

Open days at Westlands

January 07, 2017

We have three tables avaialbe to play table tennis for free at Westlands today and tomorrow between 10.00 am and 4.00pm.  Volunteers from the club are required to help out

The revamped Westlands Sports Hall

January 01, 2017

First photo of the new sports hall.  Thanks to all who helped set it up.

We are moving back to Westlands after a season and a half at Westfield Academy.  Ww are very grateful to Westfield as without their help, the club could not have continued.  With our new venue and having 6 tables available on Tuesdays and Wednesdays the club can continue to grow.

Winter timetable for junior coaching and open sessions

December 15, 2016

Junior coaching begins at Westlands Leisure Centre Sports Hall weekly from Wednesday 4th January between 5.30 & 7.00pm. Cost £3.00.  Also on Fridays between 5.30 and 7.00 pm. Cost £3.00

Open sessions begin at Westlands weekly from Tuesday 10th January between 7.00 & 8.00pm. Cost £3.00

If you would like a copy of this poster to display in your workplace, please contact Gill for copies.

Joe Walmsley nominated for award

October 24, 2016

On Tuesday 25th October 2016, Joe Walmsley was nominated for a JUNIOR STAR SPORTS AWARD by South Somerset District Council for the magnificent progress he has made up the England Junior Table Tennis rankings. Also, equally important, the help he gives our other Junior players to improve their game and a great example of how hard one has to work to improve ones game.

The photo was taken at the OCTAGON THEATRE YEOVIL, where Joe was recognised for his achievements.

Our new oiutdoor tables

August 25, 2016

With three days of ''Some- Ping''  at Yeovil Recreation Centre our two new outdoor tables have got off to a good start with plenty of interest from both adults and children

Coaching

August 16, 2016

The adult coaching has really taken off on WEdnesday evenings.  Three people turned up on or first night and now there are regularly more than 10 new players new players being coached by Geoff and Segan

Geoff Argent receives his Honourary Life Membership of Yeovil Table Tennis Club...

August 23, 2016

Tonight in front of many players Geoff has coached over the years, he received his honourary life membership of Yeovil Table Tennis Club in recognition of his services to the club and for his many years of coaching many of our members.

GEOFF ARGENT has been a dedicated member of Westlands / Yeovil Table Tennis Club for over 35 years. For the last 20 years or more he has been the go to person if any new person arrived at the Club and they wanted some help and advice. His unassuming, pleasant and professional manner should be an example to all of us. I think, his first pupils were Ian Dicker and Caroline Berkley with whom he spent many Saturday evenings at Mudford Hall helping them to improve their game. Both pupils joined Westlands Club teams and went on to play for the County and gain top hundred England rankings. Caroline is still with us Captaining the Whips in the First Division. Geoff then went on to gain his Coaching Badges and I would not like to say how many youngsters and adults he has coached over the years. Definitely over a hundred, who have enjoyed the game of Table Tennis as a result of Geoff`s dedication and love of the sport that he enthuses to anyone who meets him. He is still currently coaching pupils at Ash School and Veterans from North Cadbury, some of whom I`m sure will join our club. Yes, over many, many years Geoff Argents` ceaseless, and immeasurable effort in time and commitment has helped  make Yeovil Table Tennis Club the flourishing success that it is..

Timetable for supervising the Free table tennis

August 24, 2016

This is the rota for supervising the free table tennis.  Any further volunteers welcome

Thursday 11am - 1pm Gill Thorne

Thursday 1pm - 3pm  Geoff Argent

Friday 11am - 1pm Janet and Martin

Friday 1pm - 3pm Terry Austin

Saturday 11am - 1pm Gill Thorne

Saturday 1pm - 3pm Tom Stokes

Some - PING is happenning in Yeovil Recreation Centre 25th to 27th August 2016

August 24, 2016

FREE table tennis between 11am until 3.00pm every day at Yeovil Recreation Centre.

Equipment is available from the Galley refreshent kiosk

BE PART OF THE NATION'S BIGGEST SPORTS DAY

August 26, 2016

Come and try table tennis at Yeovil Recreation Centre on Saturday 27th August 2016 between 11.00 am and 3.00 pm.

ITS FREE

Pot Luck Doubles & Award Night

May 23, 2016

Photo of the doubles & presentation evening

Yeovil & District Table Tennis one day tournament

March 13, 2016

Yeovil Table Tennis Club provided some of the equipment

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Westlands Sports Hall,

Westbourne Close

Yeovil,

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