Our junior section is for those aged under 18; we provide two coaching sessions one for young beginners and one for junior improvers on Fridays, see the current programme for full details. It’s not all serious coaching, however, junior members are encouraged to play amongst themselves and against adults at the Friday night open sessions and there are regular ‘fun’ evenings when teams of juniors compete against each other at various table tennis based skill competitions.
As a holder of Sport England’s Clubmark award we have been recognised as having a safe environment for children. The Club has adopted the Table Tennis England’s Child Protection Policy, Table Tennis England also maintains an up to date list of approved coaches which may be downloaded from their website.
National Cadet & National Junior League
According to Table Tennis England:
The National Cadet League (U15s) and National Junior League (U18s) are competitions aimed at grass root players looking to experience a competition.
TTE’s website goes on to say:
The National Cadet League (U15s) and National Junior League (U18s) are competitions aimed at grass roots players looking to experience a competition early on in their career. It bridges what was a large gap from beginner to the Junior British League.
The NCL & NJL act as feeder competitions to the Junior British League (JBL), with many players making the leap from one to the other. Players represent a team (often a club) so it also provides a good social activity for our younger players. Competition dates are set by the Tournament Approval Panel (TAP), but may vary due to local venue availability.