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

Club News – 15th Jan 2023

Hi Everyone,

Friday Club Night
– Good session on Friday night.
– We welcomed our first new member of the year, 6 year old Matthew who came along to give table tennis a try. He enjoyed it so much he will come back next week.
– Delighted for Thomas Nevin who completed Butterfly Skills Improver Gold level and now moves to Advanced level.
– Keen for all our junior members to make progress on Butterfly Skills and move up a level in the coming weeks.
– Many thanks to Brendan, Bill, Keith, Robbie, Euan and Bruce for their support.
– One of the club tables that had been damaged was not fit for purpose on Friday night, we hope to get a replacement sorted for next week.

Committee Meeting Monday 9th January at JWSC…and AGM
– Thanks to everyone who attended our first committee meeting of the year on Monday night.
– Also a reminder that the Club’s AGM will take place on Friday 27th January 2023 at JWSC prior to the normal club night – details will follow and we hope as many as possible members and supporters will be able to attend.

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

Finally
– 4 simple serves for beginners – see video
– Table tennis footwork for beginners – see video

Thanks for your support

Peter

Club News – 18th Dec 2022

Friday Night
– A healthy turnout for our final session of the year on Friday night, gave us the opportunity to play doubles.
– I think everyone enjoyed it, we matched up the doubles teams to try and make the matches more competitive.
– A bit of fun, banter and that competitive edge makes a good doubles match for me.
– Thanks to Brendan, Bill, Chris, Euan and Keith for their support.

Friday Club Night Return
– We return on Friday 6th January 2023.

Thanks
– Many thanks to everyone who has supported our club this year from our club committee, club coaches and club members.
– Thanks to Bill who continues to provide advice on buying new bats and make up bats for our members when asked to do so.
– We are continuing to develop our young and adult players with the help of our coaches.
– Our club committee are always looking at ways to progress the club and we will give some insight into what we are doing at our club AGM at the end of January.

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

Finally
– A behind the back shot – give it a try

Table Tennis Quiz 2022
– I also include a link to Tom Lodziak’s Table Tennis Quiz 2022 for your enjoyment

Happy Christmas and a good New Year See you in 2023 !!!🏓🎅🏓

Thanks for your support

Peter

Club News – 11th Dec 2022

Hi everyone,

Friday Night
– Good session on Friday night with the focus on our younger squad.
– Well done to Ailie, Charley, Ebony, Cameron, Alex and Aaron for their efforts.
– Thanks to Brendan, Bill and Keith for their support.

Club Nights over Festive period
– This Friday (16th Dec) will be the last before we resume again in January – this is due to restricted opening times at JWSC. The club night on Friday 23rd December will be OFF as JWSC closes at 1pm.
– On Friday 6th January the club night will be ON – this will be our first night back after the New Year.

Come and Try
– If you know of anyone who would like to come and try table tennis let us know.
– There is no obligation for them to commit to the club if they come and try.
– I would prefer that you advise us in advance rather than just bringing someone along.

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

Finally
– Japan’s Harimoto – only 19 – at his best – amazing game
– What is the most effective way of winning points in table tennis – featuring someone who was at the club recently😀

Thanks for your support

Peter

Club News – 27th Nov 2022

Sorry for the delayed post…

Hi Everyone,

Friday Night
– Good session on Friday night (25th Nov).
– Thanks to Bill and Keith for their support.
– From Friday 2nd December we will reduce the size of the hall we use at JWSC by half.

North Ayrshire Open Sunday 27th November
– Thomas Nevin went along to his first table tennis competition today.
– It’s a big step for any young player and I thought Thomas did very well.
– In a group of 4, he won his first match and narrowly lost out on the next two matches.
– He competed very well in both the matches he lost and to be honest they could have gone either way.
– I suggested he just enter one event at this time and unfortunately that meant he had no further matches.
– However he will have learnt so much from today and will be keen to get practicing for his next competition.

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

Finally
– 3 reasons why your forehand topspins go into net – see video here
– 4 simple serves for beginners – see video here
– Table tennis footwork for beginners – see video here

Thanks for your support

Peter

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