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Wymondham & District Table Tennis League

Registration

Registration is now open for the coming season and completed forms must be received by Friday 25th September. Club Secretaries have been sent forms for completion but should you wish to enter a team and have not got forms, please email the league at wymondhamtt@btinternet.com.

Practice Nights


We have booked Ketts Park Community Centre for practice nights on Friday 2nd, 9th & 16th October (it is intended that the League will commence in the week commencing Monday 19th October. Due to the restrictions in place around Coronavirus, this will need to be regulated and attendance will need to be booked on a first-come basis by either calling myself (01953 602180) or Roland Purdy (01603 812637), or by email to wymondhamtt@btinternet.com.

Slots will be an hour in duration (7.15pm to 8..15pm or 8.30pm to 9.30pm and can be booked for up to 6 players who should stay only on the table booked. Doubles cannot be played unless partners are from the same household and players who are not playing should use the chairs provided at the end of the hall. Each night will be overseen by an Appointed Officer of the League.

The cost per table will be £9 per slot.

28th August 2020

Further update from the Committee

The Committee have been working hard to try and facilitate a return to League Table Tennis. We have taken guidance from Table Tennis England as well as working with our venues to ensure that when we do return we are able to do so in a manner that minimises the risks as far as is possible for all players, and while we still have some work to do, we believe that we are going to be in a position to start the league in the middle of October.

As I am sure you will appreciate, in line with every activity we do, things cannot be the same as they were before and for that reason the league; 
  • will be requiring all players to sign a special "Covid Code of Conduct".
  • have decided that matches will only be played at "Approved Venues" following a "Method of Operation" which has been written specifically for each venue to take account of both the recommendations of Table Tennis England and the requirements of the management team of the venue. At the moment, the only Approved Venues are Ketts Park and Morley Village Hall, but as Method of Operation documents are prepared for other venues, then matches can also be played from these.
  • will appoint for each match night an officer to ensure that all players comply with the Code of Conduct and Method of Operation as well as overseeing the cleaning and set-up requirements of each venue and recording all players details for the purpose of Track and Trace.

18th July 2020

Update from the Committee

The League's Committee met earlier this week to discuss the current situation and to consider how, as a league we can, as restrictions are lifted, start to play table tennis again. Everybody's safety is, of course, of paramount importance so there will be no return to play until we are satisfied that it can be achieved without compromising that.

Table Tennis England have issued a 5 stage process to a full return - this can be seen on their website if you are interested

At the moment we are at Stage 1 Play and exercise at home and limited outdoor play.

Stage 2 permits limited club activity, which might permit practise nights to start up again, but with strict controls in place. There are copious notes detailing measures to be taken to facilitate this which we are currently studying, and as soon as the go ahead is given by Table Tennis England, and we are comfortable that we can create a safe environment in which to play, then we will start practice sessions at Ketts Park and Garvestone Village Hall - we are currently targeting a return to practice in September.

It is only at Stage 4 that Local Competition can resume, and then again it will be with strict controls in place. One of the controls might mean that we are limited to the number of tables we can have in certain venues and for that reason the league are looking for alternative venues that we might be able to hire to ensure that we have sufficient tables to complete a league fixture list. If you are aware of a suitable venue, please could you let us know and we will investigate? 

Clearly we don't know yet when we might be at Stage 4 or what the controls that will be necessary are, but we want to be in a position where we are ready to start the new season - for that reason please can I ask for confirmation of teams that intend to enter the league this coming season? Also if there are any individuals out there who would like to play but don't have a club to play for, please also let me know as I'm sure there will be many teams that would be glad of an extra player or two.

The League Going Forward...

As you know, we have sadly lost our Chairman, David Simpson, and this has left a massive void because David used to do so much for the league. We as a Committee, have agreed that we will do everything we can to keep the League as strong as possible going forward and will take a collective approach to make sure that we get everything covered. We are very aware, though, that we are a limited number and there are many jobs that need to be covered, especially given the regulations that are likely to be required to ensure a safe return to play (both practice and competition) - if you feel that you can help in any way, however small, please do get in touch. Help at Friday night practice sessions is one area that we are particularly anxious to cover.

As vice-chairman, I am temporarily covering the Chairman's role but am aware that there are probably better qualified people than me out there to take on the role permanently - if that person is you, or you have an idea of someone who you think might do a great job, please do let me know.

Thank you for reading through to the end, please do give me a call on 01953 602180 if there is anything you wish to discuss with me.


Ian


Welcome to the official website of the Wymondham & District Table Tennis League. If you wish to know more about the history of the league, please visit our about the league page. Details about coaching sessions can be found here. If you would like to get in touch with us directly with a comment or query, please use the contact us page. 


* * * 2019/20 ANNUAL TOURNAMENT * * *


The 2019/20 Annual Tournament is being played at Watton Leisure Centre on Sunday 8th March. Entries must be received by Friday 28th February. Entry forms are available on request by emailing wymondhamtt@btinternet.com. Alternatively call Ian on 07504 294362. Entry is £7 per person irrespective of how many competitions are entered. This is always a most enjoyable event - MAKE SURE YOU DON'T MISS OUT!


* * * HANDICAP CUP * * *


The draw for the second round of the Handicap Cup has been made.

Saints A or Ketts Park v Hethersett (Tues, Ketts Park)

Watton C or Watton D v Saints E of Morley (Wed, Garveston VH)

Saints C of Morley v Morley (Thurs, Morley VH)

Watton B v Ashwellthorpe Atoms (Wed, Garveston VH)

Ties to be played week commencing Monday 16th March


For Full details go to the Handicap Cup Page. 



* * * PRESIDENT'S CUP * * *



The draw has been made for the Semi - Finals of the President's Cup;

Marauders A v Saints C of Morley (Morley Village Hall, Tuesday 31st March)

Watton A v Hethersett (Garveston Village Hall, Wednesday 1st April)


* * * DIVISION 1 UPDATE * * *


After the first few weeks of the season the early front runners of Division 1 are Morley followed by Saints E of Morley and iSpin.

Morley have won 3 of their 4 games with Yi Chen winning 10 of his 12 singles games - their only defeat a narrow 6-4 defeat to Saints D.  

Saints E of Morley with their players playing their first games in the league got a superb 10 - 0 win over the luckless Woodlands and followed this up with a 9-1 win against Ketts Park. before a narrow defeat to Saints D.

The Saints D team remain unbeaten with yet another 6-4 win over Marauders B which included a vital win by young Ben Kelf over the experienced Tom Melvin in a tight game.

iSpin beat Watton D 8-2 with Neil Augustine getting the only maximum of the match this was followed with a 6-4 win over Marauders B before they narrowly lost 6-4 to leaders Morley.


Simon Kelf



* * * 2018/19 ANNUAL CHAMPIONSHIPS * * *



The Annual Championships of the Wymondham & District Table Tennis held at Watton Leisure Centre on Sunday 17th March saw a slightly smaller than usual entry this year, but the event, once again proved to be a huge hit with all events being keenly contested.


The Open Singles was thrown wide open this year with winners from the last 3 years not participating. Peter Hopking was undoubtedly the favourite, but he succumbed to Dan Milburn in the Quarter-Final, 12-10 in the fifth. Both players played some stunning table tennis in a captivating match. Young Will Cugnoni had an equally close Quarter-Final match, edging out Kevin Dumble 11-9 in the deciding leg while Tom Brown had a fantastic win in a match again going the distance over Francis Webb. In the other Quarter-Final Phil Waity won in three against Barry Howes. Playing some of the table tennis of his life, Dan then eased through to the final in straight sets against Will to set up a final against Phil who beat Tom in three in the Semi-Final. In the final, Dan couldn’t quite reproduce the scintillating table tennis of the earlier rounds, with the effort expended in the earlier rounds as well as other events, no doubt a factor as he went down in straight sets to Phil Waity who played fantastically well throughout.


The Ladies Singles, with 5 participants was played on a Round-Robin basis. Debbie Drew remained unbeaten throughout to reclaim her title, with Hilary Reger being runner-up in a most enjoyable event.


The Handicap Singles proved as popular as ever, and the handicaps made for some really even contests, the highlight probably being Clare Waity’s 21-20 victory in the deciding set of Daniel Howes with an outrageous edge in the final point. Clare’s yelp of delight at the end could be heard in Hardingham. Clare eventually went out to Dan Milburn who again made the final, but once again, Dan fell narrowly short losing 21-18 in the deciding set against a determined Barry Howes in a thoroughly entertaining match.


Dan Milburn was again involved in the Open Doubles Final, but once again lost out in another tight contest as he partnered up with Peter Hopking. In the final they came up against Phil Waity and Francis Webb. The final involved some top-quality doubles, with some unbelievable rallies, but in the end Phil and Francis prevailed 15-13 in the fourth.


In the Division 1 Final, Alex raced into a 2-set lead over Neil Augustin but was pegged back to 2-2, before Alex reasserted his control, winning 11-6 in the deciding set. Alex and Neil then paired up in the Division 1 doubles which was played in a round-robin format but they lost out in the crucial tie to Yvonne Ayliffe and Hilary Reger 11-9 in the deciding set. Yvonne and Hilary played great some doubles and remained unbeaten to claim the title.


The Pot-Luck Handicap Doubles saw partners drawn at random and handicaps set. Young Bethany Kelf was drawn with Alex and they beat Scott Morgan & Neil Augustin in thoroughly enjoyable and entertaining final.


In the Mixed-Doubles Alex and Hilary Reger did fantastically well to beat last year’s winners, Debbie Drew and Kevin Dumble, 11-7 in the deciding set before beating Barry Howe and Clare Waity in the final, again 11-7 in the final set.


Unbelievably Dan Milburn made his fourth final of the day in the Veterans (over-40’s) where he met Peter Hopking. This time, however, it was Peter who exacted revenge for his earlier defeat in the Open Singles, prevailing 12-10 in the fourth in another tight contest. So four runners-up medals for Dan, an unbelievable effort, I’m sure he slept well, and though he didn’t get his hand on a winners medal he should be very proud of his performance throughout and the part he played in making this such a memorable event.



* * * PRESIDENT'S CUP DRAW - SEMI-FINALS
 * * * 


The draw has been made for the Semi-Finals of the President's Cup


Ashwellthorpe v Watton B (Thurs, Morley Village Hall)


Watton A v Saints A (Wed, Garveston Village Hall)


Ties to be played week commencing Monday 18th March



* * * HANDICAP CUP DRAW - SEMI-FINALS * * * 


The draw has been made for the Semi-Finals of the Handicap Cup:



Saints C v Morley A (Tues, Ketts Park)


Watton A v Watton B (Wed, Garveston Village Hall)



Ties to be played week commencing 1st April 2019


 

* * * WATTON ON THE MOVE * * *


Watton Table Tennis Club are on the move. With immediate effect, their home venue will now be The Village Hall in Garvestone. The hall is sign-posted well  as you go through Garvestone (it's on the left near the school as you come from Wymondham on the Wymondham to Dereham Road). 


If you want to put it in your Satnav, the post code is NR9 4AD.

The move is with immediate effect so all Summer League Games where Watton are at home will be played in this new venue.

We wish the club all the best in your new home





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