Club News – 21st Nov 2022

Friday Night
– Good session on Friday night.
– A number of our new players have made good progress since they came to the club and given that we still only have one club night in place at present it’s great to see.
– We must also put some of this down to the support of our coaches and other members offering help and advice.
– From Friday 2nd December we will reduce the size of the hall we use by half.

Edinburgh Banded Bathgate Academy Sunday 20th November 10 am start
– Both Euan and Gary went along to the event to get plenty of game time and they certainly got that.
– Each group had 9 players which meant 8 matches for both of them.
– They won some and lost some playing players of all ages, styles and abilities.
– It was a long day but one that they both enjoyed.

Duncanrig HS
– I went along to the school lunchtime club on Thursday.
– A small club of 12 players on the day.
– All keen to play the game and not there to muck around which was good to see.
– I offered some tips and advice and will follow up with additional information.
– I’m always made to feel welcome at the school anytime I’ve paid them a visit.
– I hope to make a return visit soon.

Bribar Table Tennis
– See catalogue here
– If you need any table tennis equipment, please let me know.

Thanks for your support,

Peter

Club News – 13th Nov 2022

Hi everyone,

Friday Club Night
– Delighted to see another good turn out on Friday night .
– Well done to Ailie who completed Butterfly Skills Improver Bronze Level – thanks to Keith for support.
– Thanks to Brendan, Chris, Bill and Tommy Mc for their support.

Edinburgh Banded Bathgate Academy Sunday 20th November 10 am start
– Good luck to Gary and Euan at Bathgate on Sunday.

North Ayrshire Open Saturday/Sunday 26th & 27th November (Closing date 18th November)
– Looking forward to seeing a couple of our juniors going along to this event on Sunday 27th Nov.
– Entry form here

Duncanrig HS TT Lunchtime Club
– I am planning to visit Duncanrig school lunchtime club this coming Thursday to see how the club is doing since it was set up in September.

Thanks for your support

Peter

Club News 6th Nov 2022

Friday Club Night
– A warm welcome was received by Stephen Gertsen on his return our club.
– Stephen engaged the group with demonstrations, drills and fun games.
– The player’s in response were focused, committed and inspired to meet the targets.
– Delighted to see the juniors players in particular engaged and enjoying the session.
– Many thanks to Stephen, Brendan, Chris, Euan, Bill, and Keith.
– We all enjoyed a great night.

Edinburgh Banded Bathgate Academy Sunday 20th November 10 am start
– Keen to encourage those who have participated in events before to go along and give this a try.
– Gary and Euan have submitted their entry forms
– If you have any further questions or if you plan to go along, please let me know.

Finally
– Could this help you resolve some of the questions you have with your game?
Tom Lodziak Table Tennis Advice & Chat
– Here you can ask a question about technique, tactics, training, service, returning serves or anything else you would like help with.
– You can also post videos of yourself training or playing a match.
– He will give advice and other players may give some tips too.
– It is very useful resource for players of all standards to get help and improve.
– To post a question or comment, you first need to register which is a very simple and quick process. Once you have registered you will be able post new topics and respond to other posts.

Thanks for your support

Peter

Club News – 30th Oct 2022

Hi Everyone,

Friday Club Night
– Great turn out on Friday night.
– Delighted to see Charlie and Ebony complete Butterfly Skills Bronze Improver.
– Both girls have made good progress in the past month and that has shown on completion of this stage.
– Many thanks to Brendan, Chris, Bill, Keith and Tommy Mc.

Stephen Gertsen Friday 4th November 1800-1945
– Stephen Gertsen will take our club night on Friday 4th November.
– Please arrive promptly for 1800 start on Friday night we are keen to get things set up and underway as soon as possible.
– Looking forward to it.

Edinburgh Banded Bathgate Academy Sunday 20th November 10 am start
– Keen to encourage those who have participated in events before to go along and give this a try.
– Link to event here
– If you have any further questions or if you plan to go along let me know.

Finally
– Forehand topspin vs backspin – Amateur vs Pro technique in slow motion
– See video here

Thanks for your support

Peter

Club News – 26th Oct 2022

Hi Everyone,

Club Committee Meeting Monday 24th October
– Many thanks to everyone who our attended our club committee meeting on Monday 24th October at 8pm.

Stephen Gertsen Friday 4th November 1800 -1945
– Stephen Gertsen has agreed to take our club night on Friday 4th November.
– Up until recently Stephen was Scotland’s National Coach and currently runs Inverness Table Tennis Club.
– A frequent visitor to our club night sessions before the pandemic, we look forward to him providing an engaging session for player’s of all level’s and abilities.

Thanks for your support

Peter

Club News – 9th Oct 2022

Firstly, sorry for the delayed posting of this 🙂

Hi everyone,

Club Night
– Thanks to everyone who attended our club night on Friday night.
– Over the past month we have focused on improving the skills of our younger players
– Players of all abilities take time to develop their skills in this sport and younger players are no different.
– We have made good progress and that as been down to the players gaining confidence and being more engaged.
– Cameron recently passed his Butterfly Skills Improver Silver Award and we are keen to see others progress in the same way.
– Having a good number of qualified coaches available makes this possible and we are fortunate to have many available at this time.
– Special thanks to Brendan, Chris, Bill, Euan, Robbie, Justin and Keith for their support.

Club Committee Meeting 24th October
– We have our club committee meeting on Monday 24th October at 8pm.
– If you would be interested in attending or keen to support our club let me know.

Finally
Half long serve
Amazing story of how table tennis has helped this individual in challenging circumstances.

Thanks for your support

Peter

Club News – 19th Sep 2022

Hi Everyone,

Club Night
– Thanks to everyone who attended our club night on Friday night.
– Welcome to Gary Taylor who joined us on Friday.
– Special thanks to Brendan, Chris, Bill, Robbie, Keith and Kirsty for their support.

Kirkmuirhill Girls Brigade
– On Friday 9th September Amy, Katie and Gemma completed their Butterfly Skills programme – Bronze Improver.
– The girls had decided as part of the Duke of Edinburgh Silver Award to learn a new sport and I used this level to teach them the basic skills.
– Delighted that they completed tasks and to see them achieve that at our club night.

Duncanrig School Fayre 20th September
– On Tuesday (20th September) I will visit Duncanrig HS Fayre to promote the club to S1 and S2 pupils .
– The fayre has been set up to enable pupils see what clubs are available to them in the local community.

Finally
– Serves for beginners – video here

Thanks for your support

Peter

Club News – 4th Sep 2022

Hi Everyone,

Apologies for the late posting of this – we all have holidays to go on!!

Club Night
– Thanks to everyone who attended our club night on Friday night.
– Welcome to Jim McMillan who joined us a few weeks back and good to see young Alex Dowds return after his long summer break.
– Special thanks to Chris, Tommy Mc, Keith, Bruce and Peter Mc for their support.

EKTTC Committee Meeting
– Many Thanks to everyone who attended our club committee meeting on Monday 22nd August.

Kirkmuirhill Girls Brigade
– I went along on Monday night (29th August) to continue supporting the girls at KGB.
– I took along our old TT robot which went down well and helped improve the girls consistency on Forehand and Backhand shots.
– I will return on Monday night (5th September) and then look forward to the girls coming along to the club this coming Friday night.

Selecting a new Table Tennis bat can be a challenge but help is available
– Bill Cummings has put together documents on his thoughts and experience on selecting blades and rubbers for our club players and coaches.
– When choosing a new made up bat or selecting a blade and rubbers for a new bat this can be a challenge for parents, players and coaches.
– Bill is always available to provide advice on best options on equipment, he wanted to put something down on paper to give the club players and coaches a better understanding of what can be an expensive and complex task.
– He has great knowledge of this specific area having completed extensive trials on bats and rubbers at his own expensive and interest for sometime now.
– See documents on EKTTC App.
– Many thanks to Bill for taking the time to provide this source of information.
– If you have any further questions don’t hesitate to ask Bill or myself.

Finally
– Why I Love Table Tennis by popular players – see Video
– Wow !!! – see Video

Thanks for your support

Peter

Club News – 21st Aug 2022

Hi Everyone,

Club Night
– Thanks to everyone who attended our club night on Friday night.
– Welcome back to Justin Yang who has re-joined the club after sometime away. Great to have him back.
– Special thanks to Brendan, Keith, Bill and Justin for their support.

Kirkmuirhill Girls Brigade
– I went along on Monday night (15th August) to continue supporting the girls who are progressing slowing but their confidence is growing.
– Their goal is to achieve completion of Butterfly Skills Improver Level Bronze at the same time learning about table tennis.
– They plan to come along to the club some Friday night. We look forward to that.
– I’ll keep you posted.

EKTTC Committee Meeting
– Club virtual meeting this Monday night at 8pm on Microsoft Teams. Chris will send out the link this weekend.

ETTL U13s and U19s Assessment
– Date/Time: Sunday 11th September 2022 Bathgate Academy 10am start
– U13s and U19s Assessments are available to all levels let me know if you require more information.
– Link here

Finally
– If you love table tennis you’ll like this Matthew Syed podcast by the former Olympic table tennis player.
– Yes, older players will remember the guy featured John Hilton but the message is still relevant to all players of all abilities.

Thanks for your support

Peter

Club News – 7th Aug 2022

Hi everyone,

Friday Club Night
– A full house at our club night on Friday night.
– Delighted to see Justin and Jennie return to a warm welcome.
– We also had a small presentation to Brendan who celebrated both a big birthday and a well earned retirement in the past few weeks.
– Thanks to everyone for their support.

East Kilbride Youth Disability Sports Club
– We enjoyed a final session on Saturday 23rd July at JWSC with EKYDSC.
– The group were as keen as ever to compete in all the tasks we set them.
– Many thanks to Bill and his team for their support.

Finally
– You can find all the table tennis results, schedule and medal positions so far at Birmingham Commonwealth Games by following the links below:
Schedule
Medals

Thanks for your support

Peter