Club News – 20th Feb 2022

Hi Everyone,

Friday Club Night
– Another good session on Friday night with a couple of new faces along to join us which was good.
– Thanks to Brendan, Bill and Keith for support.

Table Tennis Scotland Invite
– Chris and I enjoyed a great weekend at Inverclyde observing two top coaches – Ryan Jenkins (Wales) and Alan Cooke (England).
– Lots of good tips and advice from both coaches on how to go about improving player performance.
– Also good to see the best of Scotland’s talent being challenged throughout this National training camp.

EKTTC Challenge Matches
– We are looking to set up some challenge matches with other clubs.
– If you could let me know if you would be interested in participating, that would be great.
– I think it would be good for players of all levels to have the opportunity to challenge other players of same or similar standard to improve their game.
– Once we have an understanding of whose interested we will make contact with the clubs.

AMC – Tuesday Club Night
– We are still pushing for a restart date at Alistair McCoist Complex but at the moment we still have no idea when this will happen.

Club Fees
– Just a reminder to pay club fees if you haven’t done so already.
– See club bank/fee details here.

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 our trial bats let me know.
– Bribar Catalogue here

Finally….
– Return of Serve – see video here

Thanks for your support

Peter

Club News – 7th Feb 2022

Hi Everyone,

Friday Club Night
– Another good session on Friday night.
– Thanks to Brendan, Bill, Chris, Robbie and Keith for support.

Table Tennis Scotland Invite
– Two club coaches (Chris and I) will attend a TTS event at Inverclyde next weekend to observe top coaches Ryan Jenkins (Wales) and Alan Cooke (England).
– Over a weekend they will be coaching Scotland’s best talent.
– Thanks to TTS for invite.

Club Fees
– Just a reminder to pay club fees if you haven’t done so already.
– See club fee details in my email from 7th Feb 2022.

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 our trial bats let me know.
– Bribar catalogue here

And finally…

– Reverse Pendulum – watch the video

Thanks for your support

Peter

Club News – 30th Jan 2022

Hi Everyone,

Friday Club Night
– Good to see a lot of the familiar faces back at the club after a short absence.
– Nothing better than to see full hall with a buzz about it and everyone enjoying themselves.
– Thanks to Brendan, Bill, Euan and Keith for support.

EKTTC AGM Wednesday 26th January 2021
– Thanks to everyone who attended AGM on Wednesday night.

Club Captain
– Congratulations to our new club captain Achint Makesh who was voted in by our club members.
– The coaches and players look forward to working with Achint over the next year.

Parent Representative
– We also welcome Kirsty Melarkey to our committee as Parent Representative.
– Kirsty very kindly put herself forward for the role.
– We at the club see the need for someone to put forward the parents perspective and to gather parents feedback or their concerns.
– Many parents don’t always have the opportunity to speak to coaches and speaking to Kirsty offers an additional channel for this.

Selecting a new TT Bat can be a challenge but help is available!
– Bill Cummings has put together two 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.
– Although Bill is always available to provide advice on best options on equipment,
he wanted to put something down on paper to give the club player’s 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.
– Watch out for documents appearing soon on EKTTC App.
– Many thanks to Bill for taking the time to provide this source of information.

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 our trial bats let me know.
– View the Bribar Catalogue

And finally…
Serves – short, half long and long

Thanks for your support

Peter

Club News – 23rd Jan 2022

Hi Everyone,

Friday Club Night
– Another good session on Friday night.
– Some of the younger players at the club with the support of Brendan and Chris have made good progress since they first came along to the club.
– We are very pleased with their commitment, how well they have settled into a club environment and more importantly how much they seem to be enjoying themselves.
– At the moment the club is doing it’s best to try and find another venue to reinstate two club night’s a week.
– We will keep you posted.
– Thanks to Brendan, Chris and Robbie for their support.

EKTTC AGM Wednesday 26th January 2022
– A virtual AGM will take place on Microsoft Teams on Wednesday 26th January at 7pm.
– Club Captain – at the meeting we will announce our new club captain and we are looking forward to that.
– A Microsoft Teams link will be sent out before AGM..

Table Tennis Scotland Invite
– EKTTC coaches have been invited to observe top coaches Ryan Jenkins (Wales) and Alan Cooke (England) at Inverclyde in February
– Both these coaches have played and coached at the highest level.
– Over a weekend they will be coaching Scotland’s best talent.
– Thanks to TTS for invite.
– We will keep you posted.

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 our trial bats let me know.
– Catalogue here.

And finally
10 best backhands – Kreanga amazing

Thanks for your support

Peter

Club News 16th Jan 2022

Hi Everyone,

Friday Club Night
– Delighted to see a good turnout and some new faces on Friday night.
– The club welcomed Lachlan and Murray and existing club members enjoyed the first club night of a new year.
– Thanks to Brendan, Chris and Keith for their support and to everyone for helping to assemble and dismantle TT equipment.

EKTTC AGM Wednesday 26th January 2022
– A virtual AGM will take place on Microsoft Teams on Wednesday 26th January at 7pm.

Management Committee Elections
– All committee roles are up for election. In particular the club has been without a parent representative in recent years and this would provide a vital balance and input to the running of the club.
– If you would like to nominate or be nominated for any role please do so via reply to the 16th January email by Wednesday, 19th January 2022.

Club Captain
– Luke, our previous club captain, has now moved on.
– If you would like to nominate a replacement, please let us know.
– We plan to put the names nominated for our club captain to our members next Friday night and let them vote to decide our next club captain.
– See the 16th January email attachment for details of our club captain role.

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 our trial bats let me know.
– Bribar Catalogue here

Top 10 points from The World Table Tennis Championships 2021
Amazing skills from the world’s best

Thanks for your support

Peter

Club News – 9th Jan 2022

Hi everyone and a Happy New Year from everyone at the Club.

Friday Club Night
– The club night will restart on Friday 14th January at 6pm at the John Wright Sports Centre.
– We hope to see everyone there and keen to get going after the festive break.

Live Action
– Check out Table Tennis England’s video on Recast!

EKTTC AGM Virtual Meeting 26th January 7pm
– Please note the club AGM will be on Wednesday 26th January at 7pm (Microsoft Teams) at 7pm – a link will be issued nearer the time.

Thanks for your support.

Peter

Club News – 20th Dec 2021

Hi Everyone,

Friday Club Night
– Thanks to Brendan, Chris, Euan, Robbie and Keith for their support on Friday night.
– I hope everyone enjoyed the league ladder.
– Well done to everyone who took part and here are the results below:


– Club nights have been cancelled for 24th Dec, 31st Dec and 7th January 2022.
– All being well the club will return on Friday 14th January 2022.

Club Fees
– As a result of the sports centre closing 3 sessions over festive period.
– I would ask club members to stop payment of club fees for the month of January.
– Understandably a few members have decided not to attend until they feel it is safe to do so.
– If those members could arrange to stop your club fees and advise me when they plan to do so that would be good.
– We appreciate you will support us on your return.

Festive Break
– Have a good break and hopefully we will see everyone when we return in January.

Take care and stay safe.

Thanks for your support,

Peter

Club News – 12th Dec 2021

Hi Everyone,

Friday Club Night
– Thanks to Chris, Robbie and Keith for their support on Friday night.
– Please note that next week (Friday 17th Dec) will be our last club night for this year.
– Club nights have been cancelled for 24th Dec and 31st Dec.
– We have also been advised JWSC will be closed on Friday 7th January 2022.

Finally – Amazing Doubles
– Video 1 here
– Video 2 here

Thanks for your support

Peter

Club News – 28th Nov 2021

Hi everyone,

Friday Club Night
– Thanks to Brendan, Chris, Euan, Bill, Hans and Keith for their support on Friday night.

EKTTC Coaches Meeting – Wednesday 24th November
– On Wednesday night the club coaches discussed the feedback on our recent club survey.
– The response to the survey was very positive and the coaches appreciate the kind words that were expressed.
– As a result of survey and feedback we have slightly altered the format for future Friday club night sessions which will allow for more game time.

Video/ Photography
– Please note that only club coaches have the consent to video or photograph club members at the club night or any other TT event.
– Under current Safeguarding guidelines the club coaches have to ensure that any video/photos are only taken on club devices.

AMC
– The club has been made aware that Alistair McCoist Complex will now not be available to the club until February 2022.
– This is unfortunate as the club had hoped and had planned to be back at AMC last month.
– I will keep you posted on future developments.

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.
– See catalogue here

Finally – Womens World Team Final 2018- China v Japan
– See video here

Thanks for your support

Peter

Club News – 21st Nov 2021

Hi Everyone,

Friday Club Night
– Thanks to Brendan, Chris, Euan and Keith for their support on Friday night.

East Kilbride Table Tennis Club Survey
– Many thanks to those who completed the club survey last week.
– We will share a summary of the feedback after our club coaches meeting this week.

EKTTC Coaches Meeting
– Wednesday 24th November 2021 at 7pm

Weekly Training Season 2
– Video 1 here
– Video 2 here

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 – how to progress from Drive to Topspin
– Video here

Thanks for your support

Peter