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
The AGM of the league was held this week and volunteers were requested for the posts of League Secretary and Web Manager, unfortunately there were none. We are still seeking volunteers for these posts, neither of which are particularly onerous. There are approximately 5 committee meetings per year, the secretary will not have to take minutes but we need someone as a figurehead to deal with general correspondence and registrations etc.
The committee is hoping that someone out there will come forward to take the post, they do not have to be a table tennis player.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 either of these posts then please contact any member of the committee as soon as possible.
Thursday 25 June from 7 to 9 pm there will be a Bat Testing session using the new plastic balls so that you can prepare for the new season. It will be held at Preston TT Club, Westfield Arts College on Littlemoor Road, Weymouth.
There will 4 tables available and the Bribar test rubbers available for use.
Unfortunately there will be a nominal fee of £2.50 per person to cover the cost of hall hire.
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.