Dear Parents and Players,
As we plan for another Exciting Table Tennis Season, the coaches have met on a number of occasions during the Summer to input many of the suggestions from you and the players. We have also reflected on this year’s successes and identified ways to continue to build for future!
As Steve Foster heads off to Romania for a well-earned Sabbatical, Matt Ware will be stepping up as HEAD COACH for the DTTA. We are delighted to have him at the helm and I know he has a lot of great ideas and plans for this Season.
On Tuesday evenings he will be ably supported by Rowden, Linda Hales, Jacob Blackburn, Finn Morgan-Bayliss and Zac Dowling. Matt will also oversee the Thursday evening High Performance Sessions and the Saturday morning sessions.
Please find below under sub-headings all the important information you require for the season.
Please respond as quickly and efficiently as possible with the information required so we can then focus on the most important people: the players and their progress!
Parental Welfare Forms
I am pleased to inform you that the Parental Welfare Forms to be completed for Players has now been collated into one form for the whole season. This will cover your child for coaching, tournaments and holiday camps.
Please can you carefully, complete the form on the link below and get it back to James Lewis as soon as possible?
Membership and Parental Consent Form
Dates for this season
Please clink on the link below highlighting all proposed coaching, tournaments (including county)and camp information so far.
DATES FOR YOUR DIARY
Please note down all the necessary dates for your child/ children.
N.B Alex Perry will also be down again to run a High Performance Camp April/May time. Input regarding preferable dates for your child happily received.
Registration with Table Tennis England
All players who would like to play in the activities below need to be registers with Table Tennis England. For Junior players this cost £5 for the year. To register please click on the link below and follow the instructions.
The proposed dates for this are highlighted on the Dates for your diary attachment. As you may be aware, last year at one time our expenditure to deliver these far exceeded our sub fees. We were very fortunate that local giving helped with this. However, with the new balls coming out which are double the price, we have needed to increase subs to £5 a session if paid in block or £6:50 a session if paying weekly. As you are aware, these sessions are not for profit. If there is excess we will use these funds for subsidising training days and expenditure to tournaments.
With 4 training sessions taking place each month
Please can you set up a direct debit for £20 / month with local giving with payments being released at the start of the month.
If your child has been invited to these sessions too:
Please set up a direct debit to cover both Tuesdays and Thursdays for £35 / month.
Paying for Thursday sessions individually will be £5 / week.
Any queries on the above, please feel free to contact me directly.
BDTTA Saturday Morning Junior and Adult Coaching
This will be commencing on Saturday 19th September led by Matt Ware.
Please see the link below for more information
National Cadet and Junior League
As last year, we hope to enter a number of teams in both these competitions. I am pleased to say the NJL is being played at Waterside TTC this year not Fareham so closer. Please see the letter attached about this and
PLEASE RETURN THE FORM TO ME PROMPTLY AS DEADLINE FOR NJL VERY SOON!
NCL and NJL letter to parents 2015-2016 season
We are hoping to invite young coaches to go along to these tournaments to help coach. Parents please be generous where you can to help!
Dorset County Teams
This season we have 1 County Cadet Team and 2 County Junior Team. We will be holding a County Cadet and Junior Ranking Tournament on Sunday 27th September. Please see the link below for further information or see attachment.
Information regarding the Cadet and Junior County Ranking Tournament 2015
Every player who attends will receive a county ranking.
Premier Pairs and Poole Pairs
This year we have an exciting new Premier Pairs Division taking place at the Centre on Wednesday Evenings between 6:30 and 8:30pm. Thanks to a sponsor, the Winning Pair from this new competition will receive £100 of vouchers of their choice at the end of the season.
It is hoped that a number of DTTA High Performance players will want to play in this. We already have a number of players from Division 1 in the Bournemouth league itching to play.
If you would like to reserve a place in the Poole Pairs League at the Grange –
Please get the Poole League form with payment to me ASAP. You have an option to join Dorset Table Tennis Centre (Form A) or just play in the League (Form B)
Membership Payment Slip for DTTC FORM A
Poole League Registration FORM B
Pre-League Formation matches will be played on Wednesday 23rd and Wednesday 30th September to select teams for each Division. After each round of matches we do have a top 2 promotion and relegation. 3 Divisions normally consist of 7 teams. This year we will probably have 3 rounds of matches. Fees for Wednesdays is £3 each evening or £10 / month by local giving.
This year we have a wealth of school competitions in Dorset. Please see the link below for entry forms. Please refer to the Dates for your diary for ESTTA Schools future rounds.
I apologise for all the information in one go, but I hope that all the admin side of things will be sorted ASAP.
Your help with this would be greatly appreciated.
Please feel free to drop me a line if you have any queries about any of the above.
Let us hope for another great season for our players, coaches and the County.