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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

Club News – 24th Jul 2022

Hi Everyone,

Friday Club Night

  • Good session on Friday night.
  • Thanks to everyone for their assistance in setting up and taking down equipment.
  • Great spirit at the club at the moment with players all helping out one another to improve each others game.
  • Welcome to Mark and Calum who joined us on Friday for their first club night.
  • Thanks to Tommy McGrotty and Robbie for their support.

East Kilbride Youth Disability Sports Club

  • The club had another enjoyable session with EKYDSC on Saturday 23rd July at JWSC 12-2pm.
  • The group like nothing more than a challenge with a bit of competition.
  • I set up two challenges 1) target and 2) a cricket challenge between two teams with both teams so determined to win
  • When this group get into that situation they are very competitive and so focused on winning the points to win the game. 

Finally

  • This is worth watching if you have trouble returning serves  – see video here

Thanks for your support

Peter

Club News – 18th Jul 2022

Hi everyone,

Friday Club Night
– Thanks to everyone who joined our club night on Friday.
– Thanks to Tommy Mc, Keith and Robbie for their support.

Kirkmuirhill Girls Brigade
– Visited KGB on Monday night to see how the girls were making progress.
– Although they have not had a lot of practice since my last visit there was definite signs of improvement.
– I can see their confidence growing and consistency getting better.

East Kilbride Youth Disability Sports Club
– Final session with EKYDSC on Saturday 23rd July at JWSC 12-2pm.
– If anyone is interested in providing support at this session let me know.

Thanks for your support

Peter

Club News – 3rd Jul 2022

Hi everyone,

Friday Club Night
– Thanks to everyone who joined our club night on Friday.
– Really pleased how young Marlee is making progress at our club.
– Keith has been been encouraging her to improve her skills and she is trying to do so each week.
– Thanks to Tommy Mc, Keith and Lucy for their support.

East Kilbride Youth Disability Sports Club
– Enjoyed the first of two sessions with EKYDSC on Saturday 2 July at JWSC.
– What a great turnout for nearly 2 hours of table tennis.
– The group and their helpers made it easier for me to setup the challenges.
– It is always a unique experience working with this group as they are always keen to learn and very competitive with fun at the heart of everything they do.

Finally
– Forehand technique videos:
Video 1
Video 2
– Thanks to Hans and Robbie for sharing both links above.

Thanks for your support

Peter

Club News – 26th Jun 2022

Hi Everyone,

Club Night
– Thanks to everyone who joined our club night on Friday.
– Thanks to Brendan, Keith, Bill and Tommy Mc for their support.

Club Survey
– We now have the result of our club survey and everyone who voted in the survey wanted the club to continue on through the summer.
– As a result we have agreed to continue with the club night through July and August.
– Hopefully our members will continue to offer their support.

East Kilbride Youth Disability Sports Club
– The first of our sessions with EKYDSC is this Saturday 2 July at JWSC between 12-2pm.
– If anyone is available to support let me know – no experience required.

Finally
Watch this young talent
TT. Camp in America
– Thanks to Hans for sharing both links above.

Thanks for your support

Peter

Club News – 12th Jun 2022

Hi Everyone,

Friday club night
– Good to see a good turn out on Friday night.
– We welcome Tommy Nevin and his son Thomas who enjoyed their first night.
– Thanks to Chris, Robbie, Bill, Hans and Keith for support

Cheerio Achint
– Our club captain Achint Makesh said a surprising farewell on Friday night.
– Achint wants to become a pilot and will spend the coming months training in America and Spain learning the skills.
– He plans to take his bat on his travels.
– Achint was a successful club player and always enjoyed the challenge of junior and senior league.
– He was always very competitive and I’m sure he will use these skills to achieve his goal.
– He’ll be back for sure.
– We wish him well.

Kirkmuirhill Girls Brigade
– Enjoyed my visit to Kirkmuirhill on Monday night.
– The challenge the 4 girls face in learning the new sport of Table Tennis for a DOE Silver Award is the quality of bats and balls that are available to them.
– Understand they can only work with the equipment that is provided.
– However that challenge becomes even more difficult with inferior equipment .
– I took along some club bats and practice balls which hopefully made our session a bit easier.
– I have them working on a Butterfly Skills programme Improver Bronze level.
– The girls are very keen to learn and achieve their goal. Keep you posted.

Finally
– Watch today’s young talent

Thanks

Peter

Club News – 23rd May 2022

Good Evening,

Friday Club Night
– Delighted to see everyone enjoying themselves at our club night.
– Welcome to two new members – Marlee and Tommy.

Club Challenge
– Unfortunately our club challenge has had to be cancelled.
– The matches were to be held in a school hall which is now being used for exams.
– The club was initially advised the hall was free and available for use.
– We hope to rearrange this for a later date.
– We will keep you posted.

EK Sports Disability Club
– We hope to organise two sessions at Duncanrig SC in July with EKSDC
– The club is still going well and we hope to continue our good links that were
interrupted by the pandemic.

Finally
– North Ayrshire TTC in epic British Premier League performance.

Thanks for your support

Peter