Club News – 17th Oct 2021

Hi everyone,

Friday Club Night
– Some players at the club are beginning to show signs that after a couple months of practice it feels like they have never been away.
– While for others frustration can creep in because one particular stroke is not working correctly or our decision making is not what it was in the past.
– We just need to be patient and continue work on what’s going well.
– We can take our negatives or weakness one at a time and work through them.
– The coaches are always available for support.
– We welcomed a new member Paulina and we say goodbye and thanks to younger member Mark Hamilton who gave TT a try but sadly it’s not for him.
– Many thanks to Rae Jack (Inverness TTC) who was in the area visiting and popped in to enjoy our club night.

Thanks
– To Brendan, Euan and Robbie for their support on Friday night.

Weekly Training Session 5
– Video here

Club Committee Meeting Monday 18th October 8pm
– The club committee meeting will be held on Zoom details to be provided.
– If you would like to join us or are interested in what we do please get in touch.

Bribar Table Tennis
– I’m an agent for Bribar Table Tennis who supply an extensive range of TT equipment and clothing etc.
– If you would like to try one of trial bats let me know.
– Catalogue here

Finally – Amazing Skills from TT Kids
– Video 1 here
– Video 2 here

Thanks for your support

Peter

Club News – 10th October 2021

Hi everyone

Friday Club Night – JWSC
– Very pleased to see our younger players now settling in to our club night.
– Many have just joined in recent months and we can already see them making progress.
– The confidence is growing and with additional practice at home we have seen their skills improve.
– We are starting to put in place more structured sessions to enable all player’s to develop their skills.
– These will take place at start of club night and be organised by one of our club coaches.
– However we will always finish the session with games so that players can practice the new skills they have learned and are hopefully keen to practice.

Thanks
– Brendan, Euan, Robbie, Bill, Keith and Peter McCluskey for their support on Friday night.
– We also appreciate everyone who is helping to set up and pack up equipment.

Weekly Training Session 3/4
– Session 3 here
– Session 4 here

Club Committee Meeting Monday 18th October 7pm
– The club committee meeting will be held on Zoom details to be provide next week.
– If you would like to join us or are interested in what we do please get in touch.

Club Kit
– We have two club shirts and shorts in limited sizes (mainly junior).
– If your interested let me know.
– Shirts (£15.00) Shirts and shorts (£30.00).

Club Trophies
– If you have a club shield from either EK Shield or EK Open could you return when convenient.

Bribar Table Tennis
– I’m an agent for Bribar Table Tennis who supply an extensive range of TT equipment and clothing etc.
– If you would like to try one of trial bats let me know.
– Bribar catalogue here

Finally
– Japan presents Mima Ito, Mizutani, Harimoto
Video 1
Video 2
Video 3

Thanks for your support

Peter

Club news – 3rd October 2021

Hi Everyone,

Friday Club Night @ JWSC
– Very busy club night with a warm welcome to new members Malcolm, Jerry and Alex enjoying their first night at the club.
– Great to see the hall busy and all the tables full and everyone enjoying the table tennis.

Tuesday Club night @ AMC
– Part of the floor at Alistair McCoist Complex is in need of repair which is causing a delay in the centre opening up again.
– Hopefully we will receive a date in coming week when we can restart.

Weekly Training Session
– Weekly Training Session 1: here
– Weekly Training Session 2: here

Club Fees
– Just a reminder to a few members to pay club fees.
– If you could check standing orders have been processed correctly that would be much appreciated.
– Any problems let me know.

Club Kit
– We have two club shirts and shorts in limited sizes (mainly junior).
– If your interested let me know.
– Shirts (£15.00) Shirts and shorts (£30.00).

Club Trophies
– If you have a club shield from either EK Shield or EK Open, please return this when it is convenient.

Bribar Table Tennis
– I’m an agent for Bribar Table Tennis who supply an extensive range of TT equipment and clothing etc.
– Please speak to one of the coaches if you plan to buy (bats etc) as we can advise what is best option.
– We also have a range of trial bats for all levels which we will let you try before you decide to buy.
– Bribar Catalogue here

Finally
Ever played TT outside in the dark?!!!
Watch this and this!!

Thanks for your support

Peter

Club News – 27 September 2021

Hi Everyone,

AMC – Tuesday Club Night
– We are hoping to hear this week from Alistair McCoist Complex about the restarting of our Tuesday club night.
– A few members have already indicated they would like to attend both nights.
– If you plan to attend the club on a Tuesday night let me know.

JWSC Hall – Friday Club Night
– Could I ask for your assistance in supporting the coaches when arriving or leaving hall?
– Please register and have your temperature taken before moving around hall.
– Help clean tables, put in place table surrounds and nets & posts on tables.
– Before leaving hall help remove nets & posts and tables surrounds if required.
– Setting up tables can be a challenge and to avoid accidents – unless you are familiar with setting up tables – it’s probably best left to coaches.

Club Night Structure
– In the coming weeks we are looking to change the format/structure of our club night.
– The session will be setup with a view to improving players TT skills.
– An hour will be set aside for anyone who wants to participate.
– All players as a group will then come together to finish the session with games for remaining time.
– We understand this will not suit everyone and we are aware some members do not wish to participate and will accommodate their wish not to do so.
– The club wants to develop and improve the players TT skills and give them a better understanding of the game.
– If you have any thoughts let me know.

Thanks
– Thanks to everyone for their support in my absence over past few weeks.

Club Kit
– We have two club shirts and shorts in limited sizes (mainly junior).
– If your interested let me know.
– Shirts (£15.00) Shirts and shorts (£30.00).

Club Trophies
– If you have a club shield from either EK Shield or EK Open could you return when convenient.

Tom Lodziak – 3 drills to improve rallying skills
– View the video here

Bribar Table Tennis
– I’m an agent for Bribar Table Tennis who supply an extensive range of TT equipment and clothing etc.
– View the catalogue here
– Let me know if you would like to place an order.

Thanks for your support

Peter

Club News – 29th August 2021

Hi Everyone,

Friday Club Night
– Another great turnout on Friday night with two new members coming along to give the game a try.
– Although we have lost a number of club players since our return we welcome the increasing number of new members who have joined up.
– If you know of any women or young girls who would like to try our sport let me know.
– I will be away for the next few weeks on holiday and will see you on my return.

Club Fees
– At present just the one club night so if I could ask you to start/resume payment of club fees.
– Many thanks to those who have already made a payment.
– Any problems let me know.

Tom Lodziak – Return of Serves
How to return serves with a touch shot
How to confuse your opponent when returning serves

Bribar Table Tennis
– I’m an agent for Bribar Table Tennis who supply an extensive range of TT equipment and clothing etc. See catalogue here.
– Let me know if you would like to place an order.

Finally – a trick shot
Behind the back shot by Liam Ptchford

Thanks for your support

Peter

Club News – 22nd August 2021

Hi everyone,

Friday Club Night
– On a Friday night it was good to see club the players at the end of the session, tired but with a smile on their faces.
– We had a mixture of competitive and fun games which hopefully everyone enjoyed.

AMC Tuesday night
– We have been advised that our other Tuesday club night at Alistair McCoist Complex may resume in the coming weeks.
– I will keep you posted as conversations develop.

Club Fees
– At present, we have just the one club night, so I ask you to start/resume payment of club fees – bank and fee details can be found here.
– Many thanks to those who have already made a payment.
– Any problems let me know.

EKTTC Committee Meeting Monday 23rd August 7pm
– The club committee have this season’s first meeting on Monday 23rd 7pm.
– If you would like to join us let me know.

Bribar Table Tennis
– I’m an agent for Bribar Table Tennis who supply an extensive range of TT equipment and clothing etc.
– See the catalogue here
– Let me know if you would like to place an order.

Tom Lodziak -Forehand Drive and Topspin
– See Tom’s forehand drive video here
– See Tom’s forehand topspin video here

Finally
– Return to TT for Kids – see video here
– TT Olympics Legend – check this one out here

Thanks for your support

Peter

Club News – 15th August 2021

Hi everyone,

Welcome back EKTTC!
– Delighted with a great turnout as the club returned for the first time in 18 months on Friday night.
– A lot of new faces and some familiar faces enjoyed being back on the tables.
– Good to see participants of various ages and styles.
– There has been a lot of work done behind the scenes to put everything in place for a safe return.
– Many thanks to all who have made this possible.
– I look forward to the coming weeks when other club members will return.
– If you know of anyone who would be interested in giving table tennis a try or joining our club, please get in touch.

Club Fees
– At present we have just one club night and I ask you to start/resume payment of club fees.
– See this document for details of costs, bank details and how to set up our standing order.
– Any problems, just let me know.

Luke Jackson – Thanks
– Our club captain Luke Jackson has decided to hang up his bat due to other commitments.
– Luke was a great competitor in club competitions, West of Scotland Junior and Senior leagues.
– Also a willing volunteer to help us at regular sessions with East Kilbride Youth Disability Sports Club.
– In his role as club captain Luke always welcomed new players and helped them to settle in at the club.
– Another key club member/player who moves on with our good wishes.

Female Participants
– It was good to see Margaret and Maureen on the table on Friday night enjoying the game.
– One of our aims this season is to encourage women and young girls to coming along and try our sport.
– You will have seen from our recent clips it is a sport for all – Return to TT for Females

Finally
– TT practice – how to improve your serve and is your TT serve legal or illegal?
Clip 1
Clip 2
Clip 3
– and to finish…. Best TT Shots of 2019

Thanks for your support

Peter

Club News – 8th August 2021

Hi again everyone,

EKTTC good to go !!!

  • At long last, we are able to return to the tables in East Kilbride!
  • John Wright Sports Centre Sports Hall 2 on Friday 13th August 6pm-7:45pm
  • We have some new faces coming along for the first time.
  • Looking forward to it !!!
  • See Return to Club Guide below:
  • We are trying to do everything possible to ensure a safe return.
  • If you see anything you think should be changed let us know.

Return to Club Zoom Meeting Tuesday 10th August 7pm

  • Topic: EKTTC Return to the Club Call
  • Time: Aug 10, 2021 07:00 PM London
  • Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 817 2910 2775
Passcode: 927693
Please join us if you can.

The Two Robbies – Thanks

Robbie Maitland and Robbie McKenzie have taken a break from the club for the moment.

Robbie Maitland is now working full-time as a chef in Glasgow’s west end and due to work commitments will be unable to attend.
He started as a very young competitive club and junior league player and then progressed to a UKCC Level 1 club coach.
As a club coach Robbie will be missed not only for his great support with young players in particular but also his epic matches with Euan on both Tuesday and Friday nights.
We wish Robbie all the best with his new job and hope to see him at some point in the future when time allows.

Robbie MacKenzie is on his travels to Kentucky University having gained a football scholarship.
I have no doubt in my mind Robbie will look to play TT at University at every opportunity as he just loved the game.
Always willing to learn and part of our senior squad he will be missed for his bubbly character and the support he provided on our behalf at his school club over past few years.
He also helped us out during our many virtual club sessions. Coaching his Dad on two occasions on his own table at home on Butterfly Skills. That was a first and great fun as well.
We wish Robbie Mac all the best with his studies and hope to see him when he returns.

More great examples of volunteers, players and coaches who support our club.


Are you ready to Return to the Table?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jnH97x5A3AE

Highlights Paralympic Rio 2016
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BjuhGad1gQc

Thanks for your support

Peter

Club News – 1st August 2021

Good Morning,

Let’s Get Ready to Return !!!
Finally we have a date to return to JWSC Sports Hall 2 on Friday 13th August 6pm -745pm
We realise its been a long time coming for our club members and new members keen to start.
Between now and Friday 13th August our club committee will look to ensure everything is in place for a safe return.
Following Table Tennis Scotland Covid guidelines, things at our club night will be set up slightly differently as you would expect.
Hopefully going forward and within the guidelines we can begin to implement changes that will see things return to normal.

Club Zoom Meeting Tuesday 10th August
We plan to have a club Zoom meeting on Tuesday 10th August before we return. Please join us if you can.
I will send out a zoom link before that date.

Many thanks to those who have continued to support the club over the past 18 months.
If you have any questions before then let me know.

Looking forward to it.

Thanks for your support
Peter