Latest goings on at Thornbury Table Tennis Club
Easter Table Tennis Training Camp @ Bristol Academy
25th-26th March & 4th-5th April
Bristol Table Tennis Academy Club will be running another training camp this Easter holiday. The camp is open to players of any age who want to improve upon technique and match play. There will be groups for adults and under 16 players. Sessions will be run by ETTA qualified coaches and academy players, with focus on drills to suit all standards.
Dates: 25th-26th March &
4th-5th April 2013
Enquiry: Choi Sze To at 01179192616 / 07962528573
Venue: South Gloucestershire and Stroud College (Filton WISE campus), New Road, Stoke Gifford, Bristol BS34 8LP
Please send your application form before 20th March to avoid disappointment.
The cost is £42.50 per day and is between 10am and 3.45pm at Weavers Leisure Centre, Wellingborough, Northants. I have attached all details and the booking form for the Easter Camp. There is also the opportunity to have your one to one session with one of the coaches filmed this year, in addition to a selection of exercises filmed from the camp for a cost of £7.50.
Please also now find attached the booking form for the Westfield Summer Camp, coaches are yet to be confirmed but the date will be betwen Friday 23rd August and Sunday 25th August.
All ages and abilities are welcome and regularly attend from beginners to national level and from 7 years of age to 80. Feel free to forward on to fellow table tennis players and club members etc or even better if you could put something up on your club noticeboards that would be great. We are happy to send over a few copies of the poster if you send us an address to post them.
Gazette get wind of Thornbury Triumphs
Most of the Superheavyweight hard hitters that this year got themselves promoted to the big time in the Bristol Premier division for next season.
Hard hitting Thornbury duo, Julz and Ian take the doubles title at the Gloucestershire closed.
Thornbury A finished a creditable second in the Bristol first division this year, as a result they will be promoted and play in the Bristol Premier division next season.
Thornbury players took the lions share of the trophies at this years Stroud closed
The Team Rubbish Supremo displaying another trophy, Len won the veterans singles title and also the open doubles partnering Julz. Mark and Joe took the runners up trophy in the open junior doubles,
these were added to the divsion 3 trophy already in the cabinet won by the Team Rubbish supremo, Grampy.
TTTC has a new supporter, Sam Morris of Thornbury FM
Premier League football clubs are to offer thousands of young people the chance to get involved in Olympic sports in a groundbreaking £3.8 million partnership with the Government.
All 20 clubs in football's top flight will link up with community sport clubs to help attract young people in their local area and offer them opportunities in badminton, judo, table tennis and volleyball.
Working with the sports governing bodies, the Youth Sport Trust and Sport England, the Premier League clubs aim to get 25,000 young people, aged between 11 and 16, to join local sport clubs in the four Olympic sports during the three year scheme.
Stoke City FC have teamed up with Penkhull Table Tennis Club to create a network of community based clubs within Stoke on Trent. Each Premier League club will be linked to four community sport clubs in their local area, that will work in partnership with the football club. The community clubs and schools will benefit from the strength and use of Premier League clubs' brands.
ETTA Regional Coach, Helen Lower, who attended the launch of the programme at Stoke City's training ground, said," I am amazed at how much media publicity has been made available to us today and how enthusiastic the football club is to work with other sports. This must surely benefit the local game."
Pictured above are Stoke City FC's Carl Dickinson and Stoke City FC Chief Executive trying their hand at table tennis during the first official Premier League Club launch of the new programme.
Also in attendance at the afternoon long session where Rob Rhodes from Penkhull TTC and Chris Newton ETTA RDO, both parties teamed up to provide an afternoon of table tennis to seven local schools on six full size and four mini tables. The event was held at Stoke City's impressive Indoor training facility and was played on Astroturf!!!!!
Did you catch the interview with club Captain Ian Maggs on Thornbury FM radio ?
Easter competition 2009
Recently the club held an Easter competition which was hotly contested.
The prizes being presented
Thornbury C walk division 2
The Thornbury C team walked the Stroud league divison two by a country mile in 2009/10, their winning margin was 22 points, the greatest margin of any division in the Stroud league. Tougher challenges lie in wait when they starting battling the real heavyweights of division one next season.
3 of the 4 victorious C Team, Captain Steve(centre), Gavin(right) and Simon(left)
Thornbury Round Table make welcome contribution
As a thankyou for several of the Thornbury table tennis club helping out with the Round table christmas float 2010 they have very kindly given TTTC a donation of £160. A big thankyou from the club.
Thornbury Table Tennis Club Sponsor
Even in these times of the credit crunch Bristol Honda are maintaining their long standing relationship with Thornbury Table Tennis Club and have provided new shirts for the forthcoming season.
Even with the new shirts not sure the Thornbury Table Tennis Club will be challenging the Bristol Rugby Club to a game of Rugby !
Bristol Rugby Club turn to Table Tennis
The heavyweights of Bristol Rugby Club have added a more subtle addition to their arduous training regime. Focusing on fine tuning touch, reaction speed and reflexes they have added Table Tennis to their training. http://www.gazetteseries.co.uk/sport/thornburysport/2202374.Rugby_star_Perry_tests_table_tennis_skills/
Thornbury Take Aim thanks to Round Table
Following a generous donation of 200 pounds from Thornbury Round Table, the town's Table Tennis Club has recently purchased a set of Batskills equipment. This innovative coaching aid will primarily be used to hone the skills of up and coming junior members, though can be equally beneficial to beginners and experienced players in conjunction with the club's robot or ETTA-approved coaches.
Current Round Table Chairman, Craig Maude presents the new equipment to club members Tracy and Gary.
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