Newly opened Great Stukely TTC will be holding an open tournament at St Ives on 1st September. £600 in prize money is up for grabs! Closing date for entries is 20th August. There are veteran, senior, junior and cadet events. For more information or an entry form please contact Neil or Graham.
Former England number 1 player and Commonwealth Champion Gareth Herbert will be running a training camp at BATTS on 15th and 16th September. This is open to all ages and abilities.
To find out more about this you can download the entry form HERE.
Three regulars at BATTS formed part of the bronze medal winning team at the Herts Youth Games on Sunday 8th July. Congratulations to Luke Jones (who was unbeaten through the whole competition), Will Lewy and Louis Henderson. Also in the team was Amy Lewis making her debut in competitve table tennis and putting in a very creditable performance.
BATTS was recently visited by film company 3D Experience and they shot some great footage at one of our coaching sessions. Click on the link below to see the video - you will need to skip to 5m 28secs to see the BATTS feature. Also, if you haven't got 3D specs you will need to turn off the 3D (you can do this on the YouTube file).
Click HERE for the video.
The producer is Jack Ezra whose son Jet is one of our keen pupils.
A huge turnout of juniors from all over the Eastern Region descended on BATTS on Sunday 24th June for an assessment day organised by Stephen Gertsen our regional coach.
It was a highly successful and busy day, giving juniors the opportunity to be noticed for selection into one of the elite regional squads. Several of our own juniors participated in the day.
It was a very good way of christening our new tables, and more importantly showed us that we can successfully play on 14 tables in our club.
Click HERE for the full report and a photo of the participants.
And more photos HERE.
If you would like to contact anyone at BATTS please email Graham Frankel at the address below and he will direct your enquiry to the appropriate person.
Please note that Norman Booth Centre phone is only manned intermittently and email is more reliable.
We are always pleased to have a visit from John Andrews, the ETTA Development Manager for the Eastern Region, and when he appeared at our AGM on Thursday we thought he was just doing his normal duties. But then, towards the end of the meeting, he announced the great news that BATTS has been awarded five star status as a Premier Club by the ETTA. This honour is given to only a handful of table tennis clubs in the country, and it recognises the huge diversity of table tennis provided by Neil and his team at the club.
It was a fitting end to our AGM, and we can all look forward to the fresh challenges of building on the successes of recent years.
We are looking to put together lots of well balanced teams of even strength to make it a really good Harlow League next season. Let Neil know if you would like to play. You don't need to play every week as we can have squads. If we get lots of teams , some will need to play home matches on Friday. So if you want to be included, please contact Neil and give him answers to the following:
* Home night : Monday ? Friday ? Either ?
* Available every week or typically how often?
* Anyone you would like included in your team?
* Are you willing to captain a team if needed?
* Preferred division : premier or first ?
Please reply as soon as possible to help with planning.
On Saturday 21st April 2012 BATTS organised the 1st Grassroots tournament in cooperation with Broxbourne TTC and Chelmsford TTC. The main goal for the Grassroots tournaments was for all players to enjoy playing table tennis and play a lot of matches against other youth players of other clubs and similar level. At the end of the day we can say that goal was achieved. With positive feedback from players, coaches, parents and organisers, we look forward to organise another Grassroots tournament next season.
We hope this will be a step up for young players towards entering other tournaments for more advanced players, such as the BATTS one-star tournament, Essex or Herts closed, National Junior and National Cadet League.