News

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

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