Club News – 1st Jun 2023

Hi everyone

πŸ“Friday Club Night πŸ“
– Just a reminder that on Friday night our club night will be at Alistair McCoist Complex from 6pm – 9pm. The second large hall on entrance to complex.
– We realise not everyone will plan to be there for the full 3 hours.
– We are happy to put a structure in place that might suit the majority but at the same time being flexible to accommodate others e.g. we may try Juniors 6pm – 730pm Seniors 730pm – 9pm., however we will let things settle over the next few weeks and get your feedback on what works for you before we make any final decisions.
– On the first night it may take us a bit of time to get tables set up and cleaned before we start the session.
– Looking forward to it.
– Any problems let me know.

Thanks for your support

Peter

Club News 23rd April 2023

πŸ“Friday Club Night πŸ“
– A very busy session on Friday night.
– The seniors worked on forehand and backhand blocking drills.
– Debra and Lynn continued their work on Butterfly Skills.
– The juniors had a mix of singles, doubles and team games.
– Welcome to young Toby and welcome back to Ryan Gormley.
– Delighted to see no use of mobile phones during our session, hopefully we can continue to repeat this going forward. Thanks for your cooperation.
– Many thanks to Brendan, Euan, Bill and Keith for their support.πŸ™

WOS Senior League
– Thanks to everyone who put their names forward for our WOS Senior League squad.
– I have notified WOS League of our interest in entering two teams.
– The league takes place between September and March next year and we hope to update you in August with further information.
– Plan is to have training sessions before the league starts.
– We will keep you posted on future developments.

Pop In & Play
– A quieter week in terms of numbers attending but still delighted with the response we’ve had since we opened four weeks ago.
– Great to see familiar faces coming back on a regular basis.
– Some people pop in at lunchtime and now make it part of their routine.
– Looking for more volunteers to help us develop the venue going forward.
– Many thanks to those who have already joined us: John, Jim and Lynn.πŸ™Œ

Finally
Forehand Blocking
Backhand Blocking

Bribar Table Tennis
– Catalogue here
– If you need any table tennis equipment let me know.

Thanks for your support

Peter

Club News – 16th April 2023

πŸ“Friday Club Night πŸ“
– A quieter session on Friday night.
– The Senior’s worked on some backhand serves and backhand topspin drills.
– Debra and Lynn worked on Butterfly Skills.
– While both Charlie and Matthew had fun testing their skills on the robot.
– Many thanks to Brendan, Bill and Keith for their support.

Pop In & Play
– Great response to Pop in & Play over the past few weeks.
– Very encouraging to see the number of groups coming through the door.
– We need volunteers to help us continue to meet the demands of the unit.
– If you would be willing to volunteer at POP in & Play for just one day (3hrs) that would make a difference.
– Mon – Fri 11-2pm at EK Centre West (Opposite H&M on 1st floor)
– Under 18’s must be supervised by a responsible adult at all times. 4 x tables. Bats and balls provided.

Board Meeting
– Thanks to everyone who attended our first Board Meeting on Thursday 6th April at Pop In & Play.

Senior League
– We have a number of players expressing an interest in participating in WOS Senior league next season if this is of interest let me know.

Finally
Did you know basic TT rules?
On serves?
Did you know about time limits between points?

Bribar Table Tennis
– Catalogue here
– If you need any table tennis equipment let me know.

Thanks for your support

Peter

Club News – 2nd Apr 2023

Hi Everyone,

Pop In & Play
– Please note Pop In & Play will be closed this coming Friday 7th April.
– Delighted with the response to those coming along to try table tennis.
– Despite the maintenance issues we have going on directly outside the unit, people have made their way into have a go.
– The feedback has been very positive and we have been really encouraged by people looking forward to returning soon.
– Opening Hours are Mon – Fri 11-2pm at EK Centre West (next to Deichmann shop on 1st floor)
– Under 18’s must be supervised by a responsible adult at all times.
– πŸ˜€ 4 x tables.
– Bats and balls provided.

πŸ“Friday Club Night πŸ“
Please note Friday club night has been cancelled this coming Friday 7th April.
– Very busy session on Friday night delighted to see a few familiar faces back.
– Junior players enjoyed Butterfly Skills with senior players on drills and games.
– Many thanks to Brendan, Euan, Chris and Keith for their support.

Board Meeting
– As a newly setup charitable trust we have our first Board meeting on Thursday 6th April at Pop In & Play at 7pm.
– If you think you can help the club in anyway let us know we are always looking for support and volunteers.
– Looking forward to it.

Finally
– Do we get the correct technique even on the basic strokes ?
Forehand Drive Basics
Backhand Drive Basics
Backhand Drive – common mistakes

Bribar Table Tennis
Bribar Catalogue
– If you need any table tennis equipment let me know.

Thanks for your support

Peter

Club News – 26th Mar 2023

Hi everyone,

Pop In & Play – Good to go !!! Opens Monday 27th March 1100 -1400.
– Mon – Fri 11-2pm at EK Centre West (next to Deichmann shop on 1st floor)
– Under 18’s must be supervised by a responsible adult at all times.πŸ˜€
– 4 x tables and bats and balls provided.
– Many thanks everyone at the club for their support.
– Thanks to Table Tennis Scotland in particular Richard Yule for his support and organising tables and signage.
– Thanks also to club member and Trustee Tommy Nevin for his very kind donation of furniture for the unit.
– However a special thanks must go to Brendan for all his hard work and persistence in delivering this great opportunity for the club and wider community.

πŸ“Friday Club Night πŸ“
– Good session on Friday night.
– Younger players enjoying some fun games with support from Keith and Brendan.
– Good to see the level of interest in joining our club continues to grow.
– While we acknowledge that our younger members have to carry their mobile phones as a means of contact, it is also important that our session time should be free of mobile phone use!!!
– Despite our best efforts at times we are having to remind the younger members during the session to put their phones away.
– We hope we can call on your support to help make this possible.
– An appeal to all members on setting up table tennis tables – which at times can be a challenge.
Could I ask unless you have a good understanding on how to set up tables correctly that you leave it to the members who do?
– I highlight this as a safety measure and hope you understand that while we appreciate you might be trying to help, this is to ensure everyone’s safety.

Watch Live Table Tennis
– England National Championships follow this link

Bribar Table Tennis
Bribar Catalogue
– If you need any table tennis equipment let me know.

Finally
– Serves what can we learn from this video
– Returning Serves what can we learn from this article

Thanks for your support

Peter

EK Pop In & Play – opening 27th March 2023

Following last week’s announcement, we are delighted to confirm that the first Pop In & Play table tennis venue in South Lanarkshire will officially open its doors on 27th March 2023. This initiative has been the culmination of 4 years of planning, discussion and action between East Kilbride Table Tennis Club (EKTTC), Table Tennis Scotland (TTS) and East Kilbride Shopping Centre.

Located in Centre West, East Kilbride, the venue will be supervised by local volunteers to offer shopping centre customers the chance to pick up a bat and play for free between 11am and 2pm Monday to Friday.

EKTTC are also in conversation with local community-based organisations to understand how the facility can be used to offer sessions and events tailored to meet the needs of the people served by those groups.

β€œWe are delighted to open this facility for the benefit of the people of East Kilbride and visitors to the area”, said Brendan Faulds, Chair & Coach at East Kilbride Table Tennis Club. He continued, β€œThe club has been an active part of the East Kilbride sporting landscape for over 45 years and this venue gives us the opportunity to support the community in a much broader sense, encouraging people to return to the sport or to take it up for the first time. We want to thank all our partners and supporters for their help to achieve this milestone and we look forward to welcoming players and volunteers into the venue. If the demand is there and we can attract a sufficient number of volunteers, we will expand the offering to cover more hours and days of the week. We look forward to working with other local community-based organisations to understand how the facility can be also used to offer sessions and events tailored to meet the needs of the people served by those groups”.

If anyone would like to partner with us or support the initiative as a sponsor or volunteer, please contact the club via the Contact Page

Coming Soon – EK Pop In & Play

In partnership with Table Tennis Scotland (TTS), East Kilbride Table Tennis Club (EKTTC) will open the first Pop In & Play table tennis venue in the region in late March or early April 2023.

Located in Centre West, East Kilbride, the venue will be supervised by local volunteers to offer shopping centre customers the chance to pick up a bat and play for free between 11am and 1pm Monday to Friday. If the demand is there and we can attract a sufficient number of volunteers, there are plans to expand the offering to cover more hours and days.

EKTTC are also in conversation with several community-based organisations to understand how the facility can be used to offer sessions and events tailored to meet the needs of the people served by those groups.

β€œThis is the culmination of over 4 years work and focus, which was severely impacted by the pandemic, and we are delighted to have got this over the line”, said Brendan Faulds, Chair & Coach at East Kilbride Table Tennis Club. He continued, β€œThe club has been an active part of the East Kilbride sporting landscape for over 45 years, nurturing junior players and producing some top Scottish talent during that period. This venue gives us the opportunity to support the community in a much broader sense as well as encouraging people to return to the sport or to take it up for the first time. We want to thank East Kilbride Shopping Centre for their support in helping us achieve this milestone and to Sporting Memories Scotland who are helping us shape our offering for them and for other community groups, to help them use the venue to achieve their aims and maximise their benefit from it”.

EKTTC will announce the official opening date in the next couple of weeks.

If anyone would like to support the initiative as a sponsor or volunteer, please contact us

Club News – 19th Feb 2023

Hi Everyone

Friday Club Night
– Delighted with how the session went on Friday night.
– Younger players enjoying doubles games with support from Chris, Keith and Brendan.
– Our youngest member Matthew making great progress with support from Keith and Chris.
– The Senior members looking very tired at the end of their hard session with support from Tommy Mc.
– The level of interest in joining our club continues to grow so much so we are going to have to setup a waiting list.
– Hopefully in the near future we will be able to address this issue – watch this space.

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

Finally
– Interesting article on the increase in table tennis participation in Australia and how that has come about.

Thanks for your support

Peter

Club News – 29th Jan 2023

Hi everyone,

AGM Friday 27th January at JWSC
– Many thanks to everyone who attended the club AGM which was well supported.
– Brendan and Chris deserve a special thanks for ensuring the meeting went smoothly.
– We appreciate all the help and support all committee and club members have provided over the last year.

Watch FREE International Table Tennis
– England took on both Serbia and France last Thursday and Friday, at the K2 venue in Crawley.
– Be inspired by watching the top players perform.
– Watch HERE

Bribar Table Tennis
Bribar Catalogue
– If you need any table tennis equipment let me know.

Finally
– Training Drill for coaches and players featuring Stephen Gertsen – see video

Thanks for your support

Peter

Club News 22nd Jan 2022

Good Morning,

Friday Club Night
– Great session on Friday night with all players working hard and focused on improving their skills.
– Many thanks to Brendan, Chris, Bill, Keith and Euan for their support.

AGM Friday 27th January at JWSC Multi Purpose Room 6pm prompt
– Please support your club’s AGM meeting on Friday night to hear the club’s plans for this year and beyond.
– The club night will follow the AGM.

Primary School Competition Saturday 4th February 2023
– Saturday 4th February 2023 at Bell’s Sports Centre, Perth from 10am
– Primary School Competitors must be under 12 years of age on 1st September 2022
– Competitors NEED NOT be at Primary School if they meet the age restriction
– Shorts and dark top to be worn – No football tops allowed
– Entry via online form which can be accessed using any internet connected device, no account required.
– The entry fee payment process is incorporated into the form

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

Finally
– Two bounce serves – see video here
– How to get out of dull pushes – see video here

Thanks for your support,

Peter