Weymouth & District Table Tennis League
Weymouth & District Table Tennis League serves Weymouth, Portland, Dorchester in sunny Dorset. At the present time there are some 30 teams competing in three divisions pproviding a high standard of competitive table tennis. However, it is not all about the league, there is a social table tennis club situated at Preston where there is plenty of opportunities for beginners to come along and see if they like the sport.
If you are visiting on holiday then you are welcome to call any one on the committee and they will be able to point you towards the nearest table tennis club where you will be made very welcome.
The Weymouth & District Table Tennis League itself is affiliated to Table Tennis England
Come on all you people out there we really need your help on the committee, the posts still have not been filled but the work is still getting done but by fewer people.
Vacancies for League secretary, web site manager and Welfare Officer are required, none of the posts are particularly onerous, for instance the secretary's post really only requires minute taking and being a figurehead for all the correspondence with the league, all the development work and fixtures and registrations are done by other members of the committee. Easy, so come on let's be hearing from you.
You do not have to play table tennis to take part, a parent or a partner will be perfect.There is a vacancy for a Web Site manager because, as you will probably have noticed, this web site is not getting updated with any regularity.
If you wish to be put forward for any of these posts then please contact any member of the committee as soon as possible.
Margaret Taylor has very kindly donated
the sum of £250.00 as a bursary and this year it is being used to
partially pay for the travel costs of 5 junior players to visit Sweden
for specialist training. The five are Tom Cherry, Lily Cherry, Sam
Millar, Will Jolliffe and Ethan Gear. Good luck to them all.
There are three grants coming to Weymouth table tennis, two from Active Dorset, the first for £960.00 is to provide 2 courses to be run this year in order to encourage adult and beginners and also ladies and girls to give the sport a try and possibly continue playing after the courses are finished. A second for £12,000.00 over 3 years to bring free table tennis to several schools in order to improve the take up of the sport in the catchment area.
The third grant is from
Table Tennis England for £620.00 and is being used at the
Dorchester Sports Centre to encourage adults to take up the
The league now has UKCC/1st4sport Level 2 Table Tennis qualified coaches. We currently offer youth coaching for beginners and intermediate players. Our coaching sessions are run at All Saints school in Wyke Regis on Mondays and Saturdays. Please see the coaching sidebar for session timings. The league also runs an adult practice session at Wyke Table Tennis Club on Mondays from 7 pm to 9 pm.
If you wish to play table tennis in the league or even just for fun you're more than welcome. The league has players at all levels right from beginners to advanced and also several clubs in and around Weymouth and Dorchester offer social table tennis evenings.