Table Tennis for All
Entries are now open for this competition. See our tournaments section for the entry form.
Eastern Region Coach Stephen Gertsen will be running another of his popular coach education days at BATTS on 22nd January.
Click HERE to get more information and download the application form.
Another fantastic opportunity for players of any age and any standard to enjoy a full weekend of table tennnis coaching from one of the country's leading experts. Gareth Herbert is no stranger to BATTS and his new year session is sure to be popular, so download the form NOW and get signed up for it.
Click HERE for the form and more details
Congratulations to our four teams representing BATTS in the National Junior League. The first round of matches was played at Ellenborough TTC on Saturday 5th November.
We entered four teams and this gave the first taste of competition to many of our intermediate squad. Facing much older and more experienced opponents gave our youngsters an introduction to match play under tournament conditions.
They all performed extremely well, with many gaining individual victories against nationally ranked players. This will start them on the path to future success if they continue to show the wonderful enthusiasm and determination we saw throughout the day.
The A team of Christian Gibson, Jordan Ingles and Liam Williams notched up a win against Mossford 1 and were unlucky not to gain a second win, losing by the narrowest of margins to Watford Jets.
The B team of James Knudsen, Luke Jones and Ryan Hubbard had the biggest challenge of all facing Division One opponents who were much older and far more experienced.
The C team (Ben Van Hemert, Sam Scott, Jess Jarvis and Louis Tarrant) pushed Ellenborough C very close, just losing 5 -4. Sam Scott lost only one singles during the day.
Click HERE for the entry form for the Essex Schools Table Tennis Championships commencing at 2pm on Sunday 4th December at BATTS.
Teams require 4 boys or 4 girls and there are 4 age catagories U19,16,13 ,11. Full details on the form and entries close on Saturday 19th November.
Please contact Neil if you have any queries.
All coaches are invited to participate in a series of regional training sessions being organised by Stephen Gertsen, the ETTA Eastern Region Chief Coach. This will be a great opportunity to learn from more experienced coaches in the area.
Stephen will be holding regional training sessions for some of the top juniors in our region at various locations.
The BATTS dates are as follows:
Sunday 9th October 10am - 3pm
Saturday 26th November 10am - 3pm
Sunday 27th November 10am - 3pm
Contact Stephen if you would like to register for any of these events.
Another opportunity to train with one of the country's leading players. Commonwealth Games gold medallist will be running training camps at BATTS on the weekends of 15th and 16th October and 22nd and 23rd October. All the times and other details are as in the successful events he ran earlier - see HERE for more information.
BATTS hosted a full weekend of matches in the Senior British League Division 1 (South-West-North). Some of the country's leading players travelled huge distances to compete in a sparkling weekend of top notch play. Teams from as far apart as Guernsey, Cornwall and Teesside were our guests for the weekend.
The BATTS 2 team of Luis Matos, Linda March, Luke Walsh, Jared Patel and Alex Holland battled their way through some extremely tough matches, finishing the weekend in 6th position, having drawn three of their four matches, losing only to the unbeaten Ormesby team who only dropped three sets during the whole weekend. Notable performances on Saturday from Jared Patel who won the player of the match award for a superb performance against the TTC Cornwall team. In this match Jared was unbeaten, including a straight sets win over Darren Reed who is ranked at 45 in the England senior list - 106 places above Jared! On Sunday, it was the turn of Luke Walsh to shine, and he took the two strongest players in the Guernsey squad to five sets, unlucky not to pick up a win.
Great experience for our young team, and they can look forward to more success later in the season....
Stephen Gertsen, the ETTA Chief Coach for the Eastern Region, will be holding another of his popular Coach Education Days at BATTS on 11th September. A great opportunity to update your coaching skills and share knowledge with other coaches from the region.
You can find out more about this and download the registration form HERE.
On Sunday 17th July 3 BATTS teams competed to qualify for next season's Junior British League.
BATTS team 4, with youngsters Christian Gibson, Ben Holland, Ethan Walsh and Charlie Williams fought hard, but unfortunately didn't manage to end in the top 2 of their group.
BATTS team 3, comprising of Charlie Baines, Bradley Osbourne and Ryan Williams ended as runner up in the group phase. In the knock out round they were stopped by the team from Guernsey (BATTS lost 3-0).
Really exciting were the matches the girls played. With Lucy Collier at home with an injury, the team comprising of Stephanie Cross, Lara Esquivel and Emily Godfrey didn't lose a group match. Unfortunately 3 draws and 1 win were not enough to win the group. As runner-up they playerd two rounds in the knock out. The girls were close, but didn't make it. In their last match Lara lost 12-10 in the fifth, which let to a 2-1 loss and not being qualified for the JBL. We hope they can still enter JBL if another team pulls out.