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NEWS APRIL 2019

KENT LEAGUE 07th April The final fixtures sees Division 3 winners Sittingbourne C on 46 points but not without a fight from Canterbury D 45 points with latter winning their last match 9-1. Sittingbourne A achieved division 2 winners last week, equal on points with Canterbury C but had beaten the latter to gain top spot. Medway are division 1 champs with Canterbury A as runners up, easing out last seasons champs Gravesend. These results conclude this seasons fixtures. Reports have been of some great and enjoyable TT throughout the season. A short notice cancellation though in the very last of the div 1 matches ends the season on an unsatisfactory note when in the main the postponements issue has been otherwise satisfactory. Full details of Tables. Results, Player averages all listed under Kent League. KENT CLOSED Entry Forms sent out to all Leagues for distribution to affiliated Clubs Saturday 27th April SENIORS Sunday 28th April JUNIORS/CADETS Canterbury University Sports Hall Closing Date for Entry 18th April Draw 21st April KENT TT ACTIVITY CALENDAR gone out to leagues is a county wide calendar of events to avoid clashes and promote everyones' events (County / Leagues / Clubs / Schools). CLOSED TOURNAMENTS 2019 Folkestone 02nd March Ashford 09th/10th March Sittingbourne 27th/28th April Sevenoaks 11th/12th May Gravesend 26th May INVICTA Junior GP Series Next JGPS event 31st March entry by 24th March. NEXT KCTTA COMMITTEE MEETING Tuesday 09th April in Maidstone.


11 May, 2019
by: RH

NEWS MARCH 2019

KENT LEAGUE 31st March Division 2 winners Sittingbourne A. The last round of division 2 matches now completed. Canterbury C's valiant effort was not quite enough in their win over West Kent, tying on points with Sittingbourne A, who won the decisive match between the two teams to take the title. 24th March Canterbury D making spirited fight to catch Sittingbourne B in div 3 with 9-1 win over Thanet, who have blooded junior player this year whose play has significantly improved. A good number of junior youth players pleasingly now participate in various teams. 17th March Sittingbourne B have one hand on the division 3 title winning last match 8-2 v Gravesend B with just Canterbury D mathemetically able to catch them. Medway just took the win v Ashford A 6-4 to almost certainly take the division 1 title, with Gravesend A and Canterbury A vying for the runner up place. A narrow 6-4 saw Maidstone B rise to 3rd in div 2 and their opponents Folkestone off the bottom into 5th place. 10th March moving into the last quarter with something to play for in all divisions. Sittingbourne B now have it their own hands to win div3 with narrow 6-4 win against second placed Canterbury D. In division 1 we saw two draws Gravesend A v Canterbury A and Maidstone A v Canterbury B, whilst in division 3 Ashford C overcame Maidstone C 7-3. KENT CLOSED Entry Forms sent out to all Leagues for distribution to affiliated Clubs Saturday 27th April SENIORS Sunday 28th April JUNIORS/CADETS Canterbury University Sports Hall Closing Date for Entry 18th April Draw 21st April KENT TT ACTIVITY CALENDAR gone out to leagues is a county wide calendar of events to avoid clashes and promote everyones' events (County / Leagues / Clubs / Schools). CLOSED TOURNAMENTS 2019 Folkestone 02nd March Ashford 09th/10th March Sittingbourne 27th/28th April Sevenoaks 11th/12th May Gravesend 26th May INVICTA Junior GP Series Next JGPS event 31st March entry by 24th March. KENT SENIOR TEAM TOURNAMENT 2019 Full Report see News/Reports - KCTTA.
07 April, 2019
by: RH

KENT SENIOR TEAM TOURNAMENT 2019

The last of David Cue’s 17 years, bringing into being and nurturing this Team event, initially to promote players playing in the Kent League but since a competition in its own right. Everyone is grateful to David for his efforts in that period and the competition is to continue to run next year. David thanked those who have helped and supported and especially Neil Le Milliere and dearly beloved Kathy Ives (sadly deceased but in whose memory the Senior Team Trophy is named) who were involved from the event inception.

Sunday 10th February 2019 Howard School TTC, Rainham, Kent.

David records, this year may have been the strongest entry in the entire 17 years. In order to make up the required preferred ten teams the format needs, a late Canterbury entry came together. However he firstly notes that the number of good youngsters playing this year was an excellent sign. Three just in their teens Shem Legarde, Arthur Bracken, Jack Roberts plus with juniors Jake Buckley, Tom Down, Henry Mileham. The top two players of the day had to be Matt Leete and Umair  Mauthoor. All are listed under their respective Teams / Players later in the report.

The seeds were decided as 1 Medway 2 Maidstone 3 North West Kent 4 Sittingbourne. With subsequent entry of a strong Canterbury and Folkestone seeded 05th the groups were going to be strong tussle.

Teams / Players

Ashford A Tom Down Malcolm Skates Mani Khapung

Ashford B Paul Walmsley Vince Corbin Arthur Bracken Shem Legarde

Canterbury Matt Leete Mark Buckley Jake Buckley Jack Roberts

Dover Kevin Coleman Barry Yarnley Kevin Powell

Folkestone Ray Jordan Scott Dawtry Joe Britnall

Isle of Thanet Ian Mileham Henry Mileham Andy Roberts Jake Coombes

Maidstone Martin Hewett Mark Romano Greg Barden (also Maidstone Div 1 champions team)

Medway (2018 Winners) Andy Norwood Simon Forest Jamie Diddams

North West Kent Peter Ives Matt Emery Umair Mauthoor

Sittingbourne Richard Carden Harry Law Alan Crowe

Group 1 Medway (S1) North West Kent (S3) Folkestone (S5) Ashford B Isle of Thanet

Group 2 Maidstone (S2) Sittingbourne (S4) Canterbury Ashford A Dover

FINAL PLACINGS

Winner Canterbury Runner Up Sittingbourne

3rd North West Kent 4th Folkestone 5th Maidstone 6th Medway 7th Isle of Thanet 8th Ashford A 9th Ashford B 10th Dover

Group Placings

Group 1

1st North West Kent beat Folkestone 3-0 beat Medway 3-1 beat Ashford B 3-0 beat Isle of Thanet 3-0

2nd Folkestone beat Isle of Thanet 3-1 beat Medway 3-2 beat Ashford B 3-1

3rd Medway beat Ashford B 3-1 beat Isle of Thanet 3-0

4th Isle of Thanet beat Ashford B 3-1

5th Ashford B

Group 2

1st Canterbury beat Sittingbourne 3-0 beat Maidstone 3-1 beat Ashford A 3-0 beat Dover 3-1

2nd Sittingbourne beat Dover 3-0 beat Maidstone 3-2 beat Ashford A 3-1

3rd Maidstone beat Ashford A 3-2 beat Dover 3-1

4th Ashford A beat Dover 3-1

5th Dover

Results

David thanked Steve Bispham for collating and dealing with all the scores and results tables, Bob Baker for sorting draws and straws for each round. From the players point of view thanks to Jackie Bispham and Sarah Legarde for dealing with food and sustenance. The event runs as well as it does thanks to them.

We cover here some of the most epic games, games that mattered most and standout highlights as they occurred through the day (which ended at around 5pm having started at 9am). There were so many thoroughly entertaining, highly attacking games that we cannot do full justice to the standard of play.

Andy Roberts/Jake Coombes did magnificently to beat Joe Britnall/Scott Dawtry 11 -8 3 -10 10. Similarly Shem Legarde/Vince Corbin overcame Simon Forrest/Jamie Diddams 12 5 -6 -2 7.

Barry Yarnley troubled Harry Law before succumbing 10 in the fifth. However Malcolm Skates saw himself suck victory from jaws of defeat, being 2-0 down against Mark Romano to grab it 8 in the fifth after five legs of fierce attacking from both sides.

In what turned out to be the forerunner for the two teams who fought their way to the final, Matt Leete was given hell of a fight by Richard Carden before the latter had to settle for losing 9 in the third. Barry Yarnley/Kevin Powell took on and beat Martin Hewett/Greg Barden -9 9 8 -8 11. An outstanding marathon came between Mark Buckley and Greg Barden, both playing attacking shots with such consistency before Mark took it 6 in the fifth.

We were getting to point were semi final places were being fought out. Ray Jordan was left having to beat Andy Norwood to give his team victory, which he did 5 7 -10 5 with power hitting on both sides. Richard Carden overcame Martin Hewett and lost to Mark Romano, requiring Allen Crowe to beat Greg Barden to give his team a top four place. Greg was unable to stop the improving Allen, losing in four.

If group places were not yet sorted they were now at the point the final matches would decide once and for all. Some fly in the ointments occurred where Arthur Bracken beat powerful Joe Britnall 14 9 9, a good achievement was Jack Roberts fine win over Kevin Coleman 8 1 2.

The semis. David feels for North West Kent, who have played in the event every year but never won it and were now to face a strong Sittingbourne side. The play from the outset was massive, quality attacking TT throughout. The straws maybe gave Sittingbourne a tad of help but no one can doubt it was pretty much a final in its own right. Peter Ives lost to Allen Crowe, Umair just saw off Harry Law, 9 in fifth, then for the doubles to as well be a classic Umair Mauthoor/ Matt Emery 2-0 v Richard Carden/Allen Crowe before the latter brought it back to 2-2, then not quite taking it, losing 10 in the fifth. Peter Ives try as he might to get his hands on the trophy lost to Harry Law, who soaked up the attacking pressure to lead 2-0, Peter pulled it back 2-2 with all eyes turning on to the match table, then lost 4 in the last leg. Richard Carden then took Sittingbourne into final with win over Matt Emery. Canterbury were strong not though before Scott Dawtry came back v Mark Buckley 2-2 before the latter eased out 3 in that last leg. Matt Leete saw them through with a singles win over Joe Britnall and with Jake Buckley in the doubles over Ray Jordan/Scott Dawtry.

The Final. Canterbury found the right straws to give Matt Leete two singles, in which he took out Allen Crowe before Jake Buckley gave a great performance taking on and beating Harry Law 13 9 6. Richard Carden then defeated Mark Buckley-10 9 3 11. Richard and Allen also took the doubles over Mark and Jake, so with the match at 2-2 it was down to Matt Leete or Harry Law, Matt saw off Harry to seal the title but not until after a really superb and highly competitive match worthy of a final. 

Report from details of David Cue’s report circulated to the Team captains.


01 March, 2019
by: RH

NEWS FEBRUARY 2019

KENT LEAGUE Division 2 Canterbury B now put pressure on Sittingbourne A one point behind (26-25) after overcoming Maidstone 7-3. With West Kent winning 8-2 v Ashford it leaves the latter, Maidstone and Folkestone all sitting on 16 points, each with one game to play to avoid the wooden spoon. West Kent sit in third on 21 points. INVICTA Junior GP Series event 2 24th February at Weald TTC with 33 entries. Coaching supported by highly ranked county players. Competition format 2 person teams with good results for a number of players, including a high number of newcomers. KENT TT ACTIVITY CALENDAR gone out to leagues is a county wide calendar of events to avoid clashes and promote everyones' events (County / Leagues / Clubs / Schools). KENT SENIOR TEAM TOURNAMENT 2019 Sunday 10th February at Howard TTC Rainham. Two groups of 5 with play off for placings 1-10. This years event was taken by a Canterbury/Medway combination of Matt Leate, Mark Buckley, Jake Buckley overcoming Sittingbourne's Richard Carden, Harry Law, Allen Crowe 3-1. The finalists defeated Folkestone and North West Kent in the semis with Medway and Maidstone contesting 5th and 6th places and places 7-10 were between Ashford A and B , Dover, Isle of Thanet. KENT CLOSED dates for your diary Saturday 27th April Seniors Sunday 28th April Juniors at Canterbury University, entry forms will to circulated In good time. Around 18 tables in play good revised events schedule with men, ladies, juniors all having similar/like events (singles double and some age groups). Full details evolving in next couple of weeks. KENT LEAGUE 03rd February heaviest date for matches with six across the three divisions. First report in gives Maidstone C win over near neighbour West Kent C with Julie Parker claiming treble for winners. The division is now really hotting up with two points between top three after Canterbury D overcame Ashford C 9-1 to go above Sittingbourne B and Isle of Thanet. That has though changed with latest result, Sittingbourne overcame Thanet and returned to top spot. Division 2 leaders Sittingbourne B shared the spoils with Folkestone, jumping the latter off bottom to mid table. Division 1 sees some change in second place as wins for both Gravesend A (9-1 v Canterbury B) and Canterbury A (7-3 over West Kent A) saw them leapfrog up. Top of the div 1 averages for most games played (12) is Ashford's Malcolm Skates but Medways Martin Hewett sits unbeaten after 9 games. In div 3 that accolade goes to unbeaten Trevor Cornock Thanet and Ted Tydeman Sittingbourne (9 games) but a few others sit unbeaten on 6 games. In div 2 Ashford’s Cliff Ball is lone unbeaten player. Canterbury again had 3 home matches together and those that wanted enjoyed a curry to finish off the afternoon. INVICTA Junior GP Series Next JGPS event 24th February entry reminders sent to participating Club Coaches with closing date 17th February. CLOSED TOURNAMENTS 2019 Maidstone 09th/10th February Canterbury 17th February Isle of Thanet 24th February Folkestone 02nd March (Vets 13th January) Ashford 09th/10th March Sittingbourne 27th/28th April Sevenoaks 11th/12th May Gravesend 26th May


01 March, 2019
by: RH

NEWS JANUARY 2019

**** A HAPPY NEW YEAR AND BEST WISHES FOR A SUCCESSFUL TT YEAR ** INVICTA Junior GP Series Sunday 27th January at New House TTC Sittingbourne 21 participants with 6 newcomers for this session of nearly 2 hours coaching followed by progressive knockout competition with two rounds in 7 groups of 3 with all players then placed 1-21. Clubs taking part Chestfield Warriors, Cleeve Park, Meopham, New House, Thanet Viking’s. Next JGPS event 24th February. COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIPS a heavy weekend of fixtures for veterans teams over 19/20 January. Kent 3 drew their games in tough division 2 (v Cambridge & Sussex). Kent 6 in division 3 had tough matches winning 1 and losing 3 but all were close contests. KENT SENIOR TEAM TOURNAMENT 2019 Sunday 10th February at Howard TTC Rainham. This will be David Cue's final time organising the competition which he has established as a popular event in the calendar. 8 teams entered so far, 2 more can be accommodated. INVICTA PLUS LEAGUE event 1 at Chestfield 20th January. Gold division 1st S Naylor (Cleeve Park) 2nd D Wren (Thanet Vikings) Silver division 1st A Saju (Cleeve Park) 2nd L Lines (Thanet Vikings) Bronze division 1 B Turgoose (Cleeve Park) 2nd M Adams (Thanet Vikings) Bronze division 2 S Warman (Chestfield Warriors) A Shah (Thanet Vikings). KENT LEAGUE 20th Jan Division 1 Ashford edged Gravesend 6-4 where 6 matches went to five and reported as superb competitive encounter, leap frogging Ashford to second place. It also saw West Kent gain their first win 7-3 against promoted Canterbury B. Played at the same time on adjacent table in Southborough Canterbury D in Division 3 countered that result with 9-1 win over West Kent C (both teams had injury/illness problems but each gained a new player to have full teams). 13th Jan Division 3 top of the table clash saw Ashford C close the gap on Sittingbourne B to 2 points with a 6-4 win, cemented with Ashford taking the doubles. In the division 1 local derby Medway had bragging rights with a comprehensive victory over Maidstone A, ensuring their top spot becomes more unassailable. NEW INVICTA PLUS Coaching at Chestfield TTC Excellent Match Play Cadet session and Junior session for higher rated players held on 06th January with an INVICTA Plus Junior League (4 divisions) to be held on 20th January also at Chestfield. KENT SCHOOLS TTA Individual events on Tuesday 11th December at Howard School (U13 U16 U19 boys) and Tuesday 29th January at Howard School (U11 boys and girls, U13 U16 U19 girls). League and club players, are your school children/grand children playing? Make sure the schools put in their entries. We know a few were disappointed as they missed out last year CLOSED TOURNAMENTS 2019 Maidstone 09th/10th February Canterbury 17th February Isle of Thanet 24th February Ashford 02nd/03rd March Folkestone 10th March (Vets 13th January) Sittingbourne 27th/28th April Sevenoaks 11th/12th May Gravesend 26th May


03 February, 2019
by: RH

NEWS DECEMBER 2018

KENT LEAGUE virtually halfway and leaders in divisions becoming clear but runners and middle order is looking competitive through the three divisions. Div 1 front runners Medway Div 2 Canterbury C but Sittingbourne A have a match in hand Div 3 Ashford C and Isle of Thanet but Sittingbourne B close with match in hand. NEW INVICTA PLUS Coaching at Chestfield TTC 1.30-4pm Match Play Introductory Sesssion for ten higher rated players introduced with four events to be held in 2019 with an INVICTA Plus Junior League. KENT SCHOOLS TTA Individual events on Tuesday 11th December at Howard School (U13 U16 U19 boys) and Tuesday 29th January at Howard School (U11 boys and girls, U13 U16 U19 girls). League and club players, are your school children/grand children playing? Make sure the schools put in their entries. We know a few were disappointed as they missed out last year KENT SENIOR TEAM TOURNAMENT 2019 Sunday 10th February at Hward TTC Rainham. This will be David Cue's final time organising the competition which he has established as a popular event in the calendar. CLOSED TOURNAMENTS 2019 Maidstone 09th/10th February Canterbury 17th February Isle of Thanet 24th February Ashford 02nd/03rd March Folkestone 10th March (Vets 13th January) Sittingbourne 27th/28th April Sevenoaks 11th/12th May KCTTA Management Committee


02 January, 2019
by: RH

NEWS NOVEMBER 2018

INVICTA Junior Grand Prix Series (JGPS) Tournament 18th November at Cleeve Park TTC 1030-1730 Club Team event winner Thanet Vikings TTC runner up Darenth TTC Singles event winner Sebastian Naylor Cleeve Park TTC runner up Hugo Ursell Thanet Vikings TTC best individual performance of day Matthew Davies (Byng Hall/Weald). JGPS 2018 progression performance winners Aniket Bhanishali Cleeve Park TTC Lydia Wealands White Meopham TTC KCTTA Management Committee met on 08th November in Maidstone. Update of main outcomes. Chair vacancy taken up, Committee is pleased and welcomes Phil Cox in assisting our County activity. This web site is in transition, perhaps going instead onto Facebook presentation. Search is on for Juniors County Teams captains if we are to continue these teams. Creation of Youth Fund to support special achievement of young players/teams (see under Coaching/Development - Development/MBHB Fund). Invicta Junior initiative now includes advanced coaching and new Junior league and also all age integrated Ratings competitions. Closed tournament being given a fresh look and inclusion in our calendar. A repeat request was made that leagues and county all avoid events date clashes. Overall an increase of communication on plans and invitations to help us with these plans, along with continuing search for new committee blood. Kent has around 335 teams in leagues 1000+ players 13 leagues and quality people involved in our County wide organisations. They all need more support from players and those able to help in maintaining and improving a healthy level of TT activity. INVICTA Junior Grand Prix Series Tournament 18th November at Cleeve Park TTC. Places now limited. Entries from Barming Chatham Chestfield Cleeve Park Darenth Meopham Thanet Weald for Team and Singles Events. KENT SCHOOLS TTA Team event at Medway Park on 14th November on up to 24 tables with schools all over Kent competing (at least 150+ players). Individual events on Tuesday 11th December at Howard School (U13 U16 U19 boys) and Tuesday 29th January at Howard School (U11 boys and girls, U13 U16 U19 girls). League and club players, are your school children/grand children playing? Make sure the schools put in their entries. We know a few were disappointed as they missed out last year.
03 December, 2018
by: RH

NEWS OCTOBER 2018

KENT LEAGUE Update at end of month 1. Division 2 is setting up for a very competitive season with Sittingbourne A just out in front of Ashford B and Canterbury C by 1 point. Division 1 is led by Ashford A with Canterbury A v Medway taking place this weekend. Division 3 early leaders are Isle of Thanet but this is also looking to be a close division with two teams 1 point behind. 2018/19 Fixture dates and team data posted under Fixtures. First matches start on 07th October. Three Divisions. 20 teams. The first result in Gravesend B v Maidstone C was a 5-5 draw but it was interesting to note the progression of Maidstone player Sam Woodcock from the Sutton Valence club, who came from recreational TT about 7 years ago, on through development coaching and two aside development league into the main stream winter League and now playing Kent League. . INVICTA Junior Grand Prix Series 21st October at Margate Thanet Vikings TTC. 1.30pm to 5pm. Entries from Ashford, Byng Hall, Chestfield Warriors, Darenth, Meopham, Thanet Vikings, Weald TtTC's with ten newcomers. Top team H Mileham, J Morley Stone and strong performances by J Roberts, M Davies, F Fujimori. Final 2018 event JGPS Tournament 18th November at Cleeve Park TTC. KENT SCHOOLS TTA Team event at Medway Park on 14th November on up to 24 tables with schools all over Kent competing (at least 150+ players). Individual events on Tuesday 11th December at Howard School (U13 U16 U19 boys) and Tuesday 29th January at Howard School (U11 boys and girls, U13 U16 U19 girls). League and club players, are your school children/grand children playing? Make sure the schools put in their entries. We know a few were disappointed as they missed out last year. NATIONAL COUNCIL The recent Table Tennis England NC meeting report from attendees indicates the council is going to be defunct, having been changed a few years back from governing council to consultative/advisory. Details of the governance review undertaken this year can be seen on the Table Tennis England web site. KENT LEAGUE 2018/19 Fixture dates and team data posted under Fixtures. First matches start on 07th October. Three Divisions. 20 teams. The first result in Gravesend B v Maidstone C was a 5-5 draw but it was interesting to note the progression of Maidstone player Sam Woodcock from the Sutton Valence club, who came from recreational TT about 7 years ago, on through development coaching and two aside development league into the main stream winter League and now playing Kent League. KENT TEAM TOURNAMENT 2019 Intermediate (Kent League divisions 2 and 3) Sunday 18th November - Senior (Kent League division 1) Sunday 10th February - both are at The Howard TTC, Rainham. Entry forms sent to team captains. CLOSED TOURNAMENTS Maidstone 09th/10th February Canterbury 17th February Isle of Thanet 24th February (finals 01st March) Ashford 02nd/03rd March Folkestone 10th March (and Vets 13th January) Sittingbourne 27th/28th April Sevenoaks 11th/12th May COUNTY TEAMS The first matches start this month. Players have been reminded of the Kent Policy and its expectation that best behaviour is maintained by players in their TT activities, not just during county matches. It is felt to be important a good example is set to aspiring players and to ensure players can be considered for selection. MAIDSTONE CENTENARY this season one hundred years is celebrated, being the third oldest League in the UK (equal with Bristol and just younger than Exeter and Plymouth). Congratulations to all those long serving volunteers who since 1919 aided the organisation to reach this great milestone.


05 November, 2018
by: RH

NEWS SEPTEMBER 2018

LATEST SEPTEMBER 2018 INVICTA Junior Grand Prix Series 09th September at Cleeve Park. Good turn out of 26 and 12 newcomers with players from Byng Hall, Chatham, Chestfield, Cleeve Park, Darenth, Meopham, Thanet, Weald for the 5th event in the series of six. Topguns boys Ryan Farthing Cleeve Park girls Catherine Banks Thanet Vikings. KENT LEAGUE 2018/19 Fixture dates and team data posted under Fixtures. Three Divisions Division 1 Ashford A Canterbury A Canterbury B Gravesend A Maidstone A Medway West Kent A Division 2 Ashford B Canterbury C Folkestone Maidstone B Sittingbourne A West Kent B Division 3 Ashford C Canterbury D Gravesend B Isle of Thanet Maidstone C Sittingbourne B West Kent C. New players welcome in all three divisions. Contact your league secretary or Kent League coordinator/captains if you are interested in playing. KENT TEAM TOURNAMENT 2019 dates - Intermediate (Kent League divisions 2 and 3) Sunday 18th November - Senior (Kent League division 1) Sunday 10th February - both are at The Howard TTC, Rainham. Entry forms sent to team captains. CLOSED TOURNAMENTS We have asked all Leagues advise their 2018/19 dates for posting here. Maidstone 09th/10th February. Canterbury 17th February Isle of Thanet 24th February (finals 01st March) Ashford 02nd/03rd March Folkestone 10th March (and Vets 13th January) Sittingbourne 27th/28th April Sevenoaks 11th/12th May COUNTY TEAMS Players have been reminded of the Kent Policy and its expectation that best behaviour is maintained by players in their TT activities, not just during county matches. It is felt to be important a good example is set to aspiring players and to ensure players can be considered for selection.


05 November, 2018
by: RH

NEWS AUGUST 2018

KENT LEAGUE 2018/19 Three Divisions Division 1 Ashford A Canterbury A Canterbury B Gravesend A Maidstone A Medway West Kent A Division 2 Ashford B Canterbury C Folkestone Maidstone B Sittingbourne A West Kent B Division 3 Ashford C Canterbury D Gravesend B Isle of Thanet Maidstone C Sittingbourne B West Kent C. New players welcome in all three divisions. Contact your league secretary or Kent League coordinator/captains if you are interested in playing. KENT TEAM TOURNAMENT 2019 dates to remember for next season - Intermediate (Kent League divisions 2 and 3) Sunday 18th November - Senior (Kent League division 1) Sunday 10th February - both are at The Howard TTC, Rainham CLOSED TOURNAMENTS We welcome all Leagues advising their 2018/19 dates for posting here. Maidstone 09th/10th February. Ashford 09th/10th March. COUNTY TEAMS Players have been reminded of the Kent Policy and its expectation that best behaviour is maintained by players in their TT activities, not just during county matches. It is felt to be important a good example is set to aspiring players and ensure players can be considered for selection.


02 September, 2018
by: RH

NEWS JULY 2018

KENT LEAGUE 2018/19 ENTRY REMINDER Close Date 10th August but sooner if at all possible. Forms sent to League Secretaries. New players welcome in all three divisions. Contact your league secretary or Kent League coordinator/captains if you are interested in playing. CLOSED TOURNAMENTS We welcome all Leagues advising their 2018/19 dates for posting here to help in avoiding clashes. Maidstone 09th/10th February. KENT TEAM TOURNAMENT 2019 dates to remember for next season - Intermediate (Kent League divisions 2 and 3) Sunday 18th November - Senior (Kent League division 1) Sunday 10th February - both are at The Howard TTC, Rainham COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIP PLAYERS Any Kent qualified player who would like to be considered for our Kent teams please let a committee member know, or the coordinator captains know (listed under County Fixtures), or use contact us. SPECIAL MENTION Maidstone DTTL 2019. The third equal oldest league in the UK Maidstone will celebrate their anniversary as a Centurion. Forthcoming Congratulations (for those interested only Exeter and Plymouth are older and Bristol share same year). KCTTA AGM the new committee for 2018/19 elected on Tuesday 10th July 2018 Vice Chair Bob Baker Secretary Mark Romano Treasurer Steve Bispham (but standing down at next AGM) Committee National Councillor Neil Le Milliere Coaching Officer John Burleton Development Officer Roger Harris Deputy National Councillor Clive Hollingsbee President David Cue Members Ted Tydeman Claire Moore. INVICTA JUNIOR GP Series COACHING and COMPETITION EVENTS 01st July at Chestfield near Whitstable six tables and full complement in spite of the good weather. Now go into summer break then three more events in autumn, concluding with Tournament in November. Held at various venues across the County. 96 players to date from Ashford TTC, Barming TTC, Chatham TTC, Chestfield TTC, Cleeve Park TTC, Meopham TTC, New House TTC, Thanet Vikings TTC take part in this Development initiative.


02 August, 2018
by: RH

NEWS JUNE 2018

KCTTA AGM Tuesday 10th July 2018 7.30pm for 7.45pm start Newington Village Hall Committee Room. Leagues have been sent their invitation to advise their representative to carry their vote on any meeting matters. Kent players welcome (but they do not have voting rights). Kent League trophies will be presented to each division winner and runner up. COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIP PLAYERS Any Kent qualified player who would like to be considered for our Kent teams please let a committee member know, or the coordinator captains know (listed under County Fixtures), or use contact us. INVICTA JUNIOR GP Series COACHING and COMPETITION EVENTS 78 Players from Ashford TTC, Chatham TTC, Chestfield TTC, Cleeve Park TTC, Meopham TTC, Thanet Vikings TTC take part in this Development Initiative and are now joined by Barming TTC and New House TTC. Three held, next one 01st July then three in autumn, concluding with Tournament in November. Held at various venues across the County. KENT LEAGUE 2018/19 entry forms being sent to League Secretaries. New players welcome in all three divisions. Contact your league secretary or Kent League coordinator/captains if you are interested in playing. CLOSED TOURNAMENTS 2018 We welcome all Leagues advising their 2018/19 tournament dates for posting here. KENT TEAM TOURNAMENT 2019 dates to remember for next season - Intermediate (Kent League divisions 2 and 3) Sunday 18th November - Senior (Kent League division 1) Sunday 10th February - both are at The Howard TTC, Rainham.


03 July, 2018
by: RH

NEWS MAY 2018

INVICTA COACHING COMPETITION The secod of this years events took place at Chatham TTC venue on 20th May. A good turnout (24) underwent nearly 2 hours coaching led by J Burleton assisted by K Muhr and Trevor Towers, Maurice Butler and Allen Crowe. A ratings competition followed where Jack Roberts Thanet and Toby Heather New House came out in top places. The next is the Mid Kent event at Barming on 03rd June, then events at other locations through to November. Players from Ashford TTC, Chatham TTC, Chestfield TTC, Cleeve Park TTC, Meopham TTC, Thanet Vikings TTC take part in this Development Initiative and are now joined by Barming TTC and New House TTC. VETTS NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS The over 50 national winner at Wolverhampton on 13th May was Chris Bartram, who has been our Kent champion in many a past year. Although not such a regular player nowadays, due to long term recurring injury he came from 2-0 down to take the final in five, having knocked out fellow Cleeve Park and County player Phil Cox in five in an earlier round. Chris was seeded 12. At a VETTS Masters Tournament earlier in the year Phil Cox and Diccon Gray won an over 50 doubles title. CLOSED TOURNAMENTS 2018 Gravesend Sunday 06th May We welcome all Leagues advising their 2018/19 tournament dates for posting here. KENT TEAM TOURNAMENT 2019 dates to remember for next season - Intermediate (Kent League divisions 2 and 3) Sunday 18th November - Senior (Kent League division 1) Sunday 10th February - both are at The Howard TTC, Rainham.


09 June, 2018
by: RH

NEWS APRIL 2018

LATEST APRIL 2018 INVICTA COACHING COMPETITION Record Entry, nearly 40 to first of the 2018 Junior Grand Prix Series held in East Kent at Thanet Viking’s on 22md April. Nearly 2 hours coaching and then nearly two hours of competition in like ability groups. Players from Ashford TTC, Chatham TTC, Chestfield TTC, Cleeve Park TTC, Meopham TTC, Thanet Vikings TTC. The next events are North Kent at Chatham on 20th May and Mid Kent at Barming on 03rd June, then other events and locations through to November. This is the second year of this KCTTA development initiative. Report and results will be posted later this week under News/Reports>KCTTA. KENT LEAGUE Division 1 Congratulations to Gravesend on taking division 1 in their first season, an excellent team who went undefeated of Justin Dodd (92%), Alan Longhurst (85%), Emma Tovey (69%), led by captain Sue Pingram. Winners Gravesend A 52pts runners up Medway 33pts third Maidstone A 32pts Division 2 winners Canterbury A unbeaten 41pts runners up Gravesend B 28pts third West Kent C 26pts. Well done to Canterbury's Vince Corbin (100%), Adam Dyer (58%), Peter Chapman (83%), supported by Paul Whittaker (89%) who return to Division 1 after a short absence. Division 3 has gone to Canterbury B (John Wickings 53%, Mick Micklethwaite 60%, Paul Whittaker 93%) and the runner up is Thanet, third Ashford C. Full and final tables are under Kent League/Division/Tables and player averages under Fixtures. CLOSED TOURNAMENTS 2018 Medway Saturday Sunday 17th 18th March weather cancellation now 28th 29th April Sittingbourne Saturday Sunday 14th 15th April Sevenoaks Saturday Sunday 21st 22nd April Gravesend Sunday 06th May We welcome all Leagues advising their tournament dates for posting here. COACHING sessions at Beechwood Barming continue the third month of six month programme with the KCTTA Coaching Officer. Development initiative supported by Barming TTC. Last year series of sessions held at Southborough supported by West Kent TTA and Teen and Twenty TTC. KENT TEAM TOURNAMENT 2019 dates to remember for next season - Intermediate (Kent League divisions 2 and 3) Sunday 18th November - Senior (Kent League division 1) Sunday 10th February - both are at The Howard TTC, Rainham.


07 May, 2018
by: RH

INVICTA JGPS EAST KENT 2018 (1)

KENT COUNTY TABLE TENNIS ASSOCIATION Affiliated to TABLE TENNIS ENGLAND 2018 INVICTA junior grand prix series COACHING AND COMPETITION EVENTS Second year of this initiative working with affiliated Clubs - UKCC/TTE qualified coaches Supporting the development of junior and cadet players at Club venues across the County OUR AIM is for you to realise your potential (and enjoy your Table Tennis) SUNDAY 22nd APRIL 2018 INVICTA JGPS 2018 (1) EAST KENT at Thanet Vikings TTC RESULTS REPORT COACHING SESSION We had our highest numbers to date (36no), ten tables fully occupied nearly everyone with four players, around ten club and local coaches supporting our lead coaches John and Ken putting the players through many routines. There was a good number of new comers (13) who took to the more intense regime very well. Being a warm day, respite for refreshment was very much needed. The fundamentals remain for all participants to practice at their clubs, proper warm up and cool down, get feet in right place for each shot (recovery), build up consistency with each shot, good technique will bring good results in match play. It takes time to develop, there is no substitute for working at it - but most of all enjoy it. COMPETITION SESSION A special mention - our girl participants were 22% of the total, up by about a half. Well done to the Clubs, playing against the lads helps their game. The placings as at the end of 2017 were used for this event with newcomers placed at a best practicable estimate. The results from the competition show players have put in practice and raised their standard. We operate by ability groups rather than by age groups and younger cadets are to be seen in the higher groups. Well done to these players. The results of the group games are used to place players on Progression Ladder, this shows player improvement during the series. The competition also gets players used to umpiring, completing group score sheets, competition formats, playing etiquettes, so when they start to play in other competitions they know what to expect, being that little bit more prepared and able to concentrate on playing well. NEXT EVENT North Kent at Chatham TTC Howard Centre 20th May. Mid Kent at Barming TTC Beechwood Community Hall 03rd June. Entry Details circulated to Club Coaches with the Closing Date being 08th May. Late entries subject to places availability. COSTS KCTTA supported the event with a small subsidy and all your Club coaches and local helper coaches gave their effort, time and travel free in their assisting the running of the event. Thank you for your support and hope to see the players participating again. Roger Harris KCTTA Development Officer and John Burleton KCTTA Coaching Officer Our thanks to Thanet Vikings TTC for hosting this Invicta JGPS event and participating TT Clubs Ashford, Chatham, Chestfield, Cleeve Park, Meopham, Thanet


28 April, 2018
by: RH

NEWS MARCH 2018

LATEST MARCH 2018 KENT LEAGUE NEWS Latest 26th March Division 1 winners Gravesend A with three teams (Maidstone A, Medway, North West Kent) seeking to take the runner up place. Division 2 winners Canterbury A with just one match (Canterbury A v West Kent C) to go in the division it may effect runner up spot (Gravesend B, West Kent C). Division 3 is unresolved with three teams (Thanet, Canterbury B, Ashford C) in the mix for the two top places. The match on 08th April Ashford v Canterbury will help sort this tussle. 05th March. March issue circulated to Team Coordinators as season moves into its last quarter. Number of registered players 110 with juniors among the 30% below veterans age thresh hold. Key matches coming up this month for top spots in the three divisions. See News/Reports KCTTA for News Sheet. KENT TEAM TOURNAMENT 2019 dates to remember for next season - Intermediate (Kent League divisions 2 and 3) Sunday 18th November - Senior (Kent League division 1) Sunday 10th February - both are at The Howard TTC, Rainham. COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIPS Veterans Teams complete their league matches. Results coming in, see County/Veterans/Results. We wait to see KV5 managed their chance of top or runner up spot in division 3c and if KV3 ensured they staved off relegation from division 2c. All the others of our six teams retained their places in current divisions (Premier, div 1, div 2, div 3). INVICTA COACHING COMPETITION Junior Grand Prix Series 2018 programme now prepared starting in East Kent at Thanet Viking’s on 22md April followed by West Kent at Cleeve Park on 20th May then other events and locations through to November. This will be the second year of this KCTTA development initiative. CLOSED TOURNAMENTS 2018 Medway Saturday Sunday 17th 18th March Sittingbourne Saturday Sunday 14th 15th April Sevenoaks Saturday Sunday 21st 22nd April Gravesend Sunday 06th May We welcome all Leagues advising their tournament dates for posting here. COACHING sessions at Beechwood Barming continue the third month of six month programme with the KCTTA Coaching Officer. Development initiative supported by Barming TTC. Last year series of sessions held at Southborough supported by West Kent TTA and Teen and Twenty TTC.


01 April, 2018
by: RH

KENT LEAGUE NEWS MARCH 2018

KENT COUNTY TABLE TENNIS ASSOCIATION

KENT LEAGUE NEWS March 2018

SEASON GOES INTO LAST QUARTER

All Division Titles Now Panning Out

Who will respectively stop Gravesend A, Canterbury A, Thanet in divisions 1, 2, 3?

Division 1

The two unbeaten teams take on each other on March 18th when Gravesend play North West Kent. With players on both sides having lost just one game (Alan Longhurst, Justin Dodd, Matt Emery, Peter Ives) some very tight games are expected. Both teams have to play West Kent A in the final run in. Whilst it looks likely Gravesend and North West Kent will take the top two places, there is competition between old rivals Maidstone and Medway and possibly West Kent A for the third spot. At the other end of the division, also on 18th March Ashford A and West Kent B are fighting to avoid the bottom place. Both sets of players are mostly new to the division and it has no doubt been a tough introduction.

Division 2

Canterbury A look strong candidates to take the division winner place and return their league back to the top division. The runner up spot is though a potential three way scramble, led at present by Gravesend B over Folkestone A and West Kent C. The latter two each have to play Canterbury A and Gravesend are playing Folkestone. Gravesend have the capacity to readily keep second place though. The lowest place is a two way fight between Ashford B and Sittingbourne, who played earlier in season resulting in a 7-3 win to Ashford, who have now though finished their programme of matches.

Division 3

Isle of Thanet are in position to take this division’s top spot, chased by Ashford C and Canterbury B. The latter two play each other in April, whilst Thanet need to overcome West Kent D and Gravesend C to maintain their potential and a return to division 2. Maidstone C ought to remain in the mid table position, leaving the two newcomers West Kent D and Gravesend C to see who avoids last place, with both playing Thanet the Gravesend C v Maidstone C match on 11th March will go some way to sorting this one.

We realise the difficulty putting out teams, so mention both Ashford and West Kent fulfilled 3 fixtures on the one match date.

PLAYERS

New registrations and Younger Players

A further 9 players have been registered during the season, taking the total up to 110 (div 1 32 div 2 34 div 3 44). The number of younger participants has increased to 10 juniors. The total numbers below the veterans thresh hold is about 30% of the total registered.

Individual Averages

The top averages (min of 2 matches) are:

Division 1 100% Peter Davis North West Kent 6/6 92% Martin Hewett Medway 11/12 90% Alan Longhurst Justin Dodd Gravesend 9/10 83% Matt Emery Peter Ives North West Kent 5/6 Martin Tate West Kent 5/6 78% Terry McKee North West Kent 7/9 70% Emma Tovey Gravesend 7/10

Division 2 100% Michelle Kingsland Ashford 6/6 Paul Whittaker Canterbury 6/6 Steve Smith Folkestone 6/6 Sue Pingram Gravesend 6/6 83% Tom Down Ashford 5/6 Roger Pingram Gravesend 5/6

Division 3 100% Jill Shipton Maidstone 6/6 89% Paul Whittaker Canterbury 8/9 Dave Stevens Thanet 8/9 77% Liam Hazelton Thanet 7/9

May all the remaining matches be competitive and enjoyable.

Regards Roger 01st March 2018


05 March, 2018
by: RH

NEWS FEBRUARY 2018

LATEST FEBRUARY 2018 INVICTA CLUB COMPETITION the final event of the inaugural year of this Junior Grand Prix Series. Winner Chestfield Warriors TTC Runner Up Thanet Vikings TTC Third Ashford TTC Fourth = Chatham TTC Meopham TTC. This 2017 event was deferred due to adverse weather in December. It was played on Sunday 18th February at Whitstable. KENT LEAGUE leaders Gravesend A div 1 Canterbury A div 2 Canterbury B div 3, unbeaten teams Gravesend A and North West Kent in div 1 Conterbury A and Folkestone A in div 2 Thanet in div 3. CLOSED TOURNAMENTS 2017/18 Canterbury Sunday 04th February Maidstone Saturday Sunday 03rd 04th February Medway Saturday Sunday 17th 18th March Sittingbourne Saturday Sunday 14th 15th April Sevenoaks Saturday Sunday 21st 22nd April Gravesend Sunday 06th May We welcome all Leagues advising their tournament dates for posting here. Kent Senior Team Tournament 11th February
02 March, 2018
by: RH

NEWS JANUARY 2018

A HAPPY AND PROSPEROUS NEW YEAR FOR 2018 ************************************************************* LATEST JANUARY 2018 KENT LEAGUE leaders Gravesend A div 1 Canterbury A div 2 Canterbury B div 3, unbeaten teams Gravesend A and North West Kent in div 1 Conterbury A and Folkestone A in div 2 Thanet in div 3. TABLE TENNIS ENGLAND MEMBERS SURVEY players and officials have opportunity to express their views to the Independent Review Panel on a range of governance matters via their on line questionnaire (which all members should have received direct from Table Tennis England). KENT CLOSED TOURNAMENT see Tournaments CLOSED TOURNAMENTS 2017/18 Canterbury Sunday 04th February Maidstone Saturday Sunday 03rd 04th February Sittingbourne Saturday Sunday 14th 15th April Sevenoaks Saturday Sunday 21st 22nd April Gravesend Sunday 06th May We welcome all Leagues advising their tournament dates for posting here. Kent Intermediate Team Tournament 12th November Kent Senior Team Tournament 11th February 14th June 2017 updated 20th Maidstone KENT LEAGUE second half of season underway further Precedents added to Rules section covering interpretation and clarification.


01 February, 2018
by: RH

NEWS DECEMBER 2017

LATEST DECEMBER 2017 KENT CLOSED TOURNAMENT update now includes also Ladies Doubles and competition and entry details posted under Tournaments/Kent Closed/Entry Form. Saturday 03rd February 2018 in Canterbury for Cadets, Juniors, Seniors, Veterans. Entries now being taken. (Advance notice only - we are putting together a Kent TT Tournament in the autumn, including Champion of Champions, Mixed Doubles, Ranking events). KCTTA INVICTA JUNIOR GPS 2017 Year End report see under News/Reports KCTTA 160 total attendances 80 participants 7 Performance Awards to players from Ashford, Chatham, Chestfield Warriors, Cleeve Park, Meopham, Thanet Vikings. Next Years dates listed. KENT VETERANS IN VETTS JOAN BEADLE TOURNAMENT some good performances at Canterbury as Kent players top banded groups in this inaugural event. Men Band 1 Chris Bartram second Diccon Gray, Men Band 2 Peter Ives second Ian Mileham, Mens Band 3 Mike Howard, Mens Band 5 Chris Hooper runner up Dean Rose, Mens Band 6 Nick Owen, Men Band 7 Paul Waumsley second Shevron McDonald, Mens Band 8 Paul Whittaker, Mens Band 9 Barrie Delf, Mens Band 10 Gordon Pau. Mens Band 4 saw John Glass take a well earned second place. Credible third places in their respective Bands were achieved by Mark Romano (M1), Martin Ball (M4), Alan Rutherford (M6), Vince Corbin (M7), Rita Lopes (L1), Julie Parker (L2). CLOSED TOURNAMENTS 2017/18 Kent Saturday 03rd February in Canterbury Canterbury Sunday 04th February Maidstone Saturday Sunday 03rd 04th February Sittingbourne Saturday Sunday 14th 15th April Sevenoaks Saturday Sunday 21st 22nd April Gravesend Sunday 06th May We welcome all Leagues advising their tournament dates for posting here. Kent Intermediate Team Tournament 12th November Kent Senior Team Tournament 11th February 14th June 2017 updated 20th Maidstone KCTTA COACHING IN MAIDSTONE begins in January for 6 months on every second Sunday afternoon at Beechwood, supported by Barming TTC. If you are interested contact kentleague@outlook.com for details. The scheme started in Southborough, supported by West Kent TTA, commencing in June and ends in early December.
31 December, 2017
by: RH

KCTTA INVICTTA JGPS

KENT COUNTY TABLE TENNIS ASSOCIATION Affiliated to TABLE TENNIS ENGLAND INVICTTA JGPS Year 2017 End INVICTA PERFORMANCE AWARDS PLAYERS FROM ACROSS CLUBS We are very pleased to announce the awards for this inaugural year of the Invicta series. The local club coaches have chosen, in their opinion players with well developed good technique, application, sporting behaviour - qualities that epitomise the aims of the series of events 80 have supported this year. In alphabetical order they are: Ashford Luke Garvey, Chatham Min Jie Guo, Chestfield Warriors George Marsh, Cleeve Park Nina Olivia, Meopham Lydia Wealands White, Thanet Vikings Catherine Banks, Thanet Vikings Hugo Ursell. All 80 deserve recognition because all have shown a good degree of progression. On top of that behaviour has been a good standard, so KCTTA wishes to congratulate everyone, coaches, parents and players. As Invicta goes into its second year, these awards hopefully will cement the overall aims we set out to achieve - allow committed players to develop their potential, support your local coaches, provide a progression pathway for all levels of play. It could not happen if the Club Coaches were not doing such good work and giving us a good platform to add value to. We are very grateful to KCTTA Coaching Officer, John Burleton assisted by Ken Muhr and your local coaches at the six events held this year. Their knowledge and enthusiasm has created a good grounding for everyone, of whatever level. The Competitions have then allowed you to employ your newly developed techniques and put to test your sporting behaviour, whist between sessions your application to improve has been displayed at subsequent sessions. We shall endeavour to take on board practical comments and develop the series across the County. May I just end this section with an extra special mention, as it is the lifeblood of amateur sport. People giving back to the sport from which they get a great deal of enjoyment. However you have one already among your number, Hugo Ursell, from east Kent who has taken on a role of Young Ambassador for your sport. Well done and may others of you follow his example. INVICTA TOURNAMENT Weather affected, safety first. Myself being in south Kent, having checked temperature forecasts the previous day, all seemed reasonable, albeit a tad wintery. The adverse weather did though come further south than forecast. Having received messages of snow and ice, temperatures at midday of 0.5 degrees, recognising that people also had to get back home that evening and people may well have decided for themselves not to come. All in all, whist with regret in disappointing people, the safety first approach prevailed. We have to apologise to the small number who did not see the notifications in due time. Fortunately coaches were there and gave them an hours coaching session. So not the ending of this years series we would have wished. Given players do have school commitments at this time of year anyway, let alone potential weather issues, we shall be avoiding December events in future. By request the 2017 Tournament will though be still held but on 18th February. Venue and schedule will be issued early in the New Year. 2018 Plan Dates - Schedule Issue in January Coaching Competition Events with minimum of four from March 19th April 15th May 20th and September October November dates tbc. Venues currently being progressed. More Coaching sessions also for like ability groups. Regards Roger KCTTA Chair (Acting) / Development Officer December 2017
17 December, 2017
by: RH

NEWS NOVEMBER 2017

LATEST NOVEMBER 2017 KENT CLOSED TOURNAMENT competition and entry details posted under Tournaments/Kent Closed/Entry Form. Saturday 03rd February 2018 in Canterbury for Cadets, Juniors, Seniors, Veterans. Entries now being taken. KENT OVER 60ís start their campaign. The A team at Milton Leynes and B team at Batts Harlow. Their efforts are reported on under County/Over 60/Results. KCTTA COACHING IN MAIDSTONE begins in January for 6 months on every second Sunday afternoon at Beechwood, supported by Barming TTC. If you are interested contact kentleague@outlook.com for details. The scheme started in Southborough, supported by West Kent TTA, commencing in June and ends in early December. KCTTA INVICTA JUNIOR GPS TOURNAMENT entry closes on 04th December for this event at Howard TTC with support of Chatham TTC and players from Ashford, Chatham, Chestfield Warriors, Cleeve Park, Meopham and Thanet Vikings TTCís all taking part in this the concluding 2017 event of Grand Prix series. KCTTA Management Committee Meeting Monday 20th November 2017 The Iron Rooms, Boughton Lees, Ashford, 7.45pm. In addition to the officers and committee we appreciated Leagues representatives from Bromley and Isle of Thanet attended. The main topics - sponsorship potential - county teams support and juniors expansion - income looks set to be slightly above last year (await final payment from three leagues) - Kent Closed on 03rd February confirmed for entry form issue - Kent League results as on our web site - Team Tournaments progress - Invicta Coaching Competition progress this year and 2018 plans - Coaching sessions organised for west Kent in 2017 and mid Kent for 2018 - initiating Kent Coaches Forum and consider inclusion of local Activators - possible new regional competitions - support of Kent Schools events - progressive update of web site and accessibility - next meeting March 2018 probably in Maidstone. KENT INTERMEDIATE TEAM TOURNAMENT Sunday 12th November at Howard Centre was won by Folkestone with Canterbury B second Gravesend third Canterbury A fourth Ashford A fifth Ashford B sixth Thanet seventh. KENT LEAGUE NEWS November 2017 News Sheet under News/Reports - KCTTA. KENT WEB SITE The platform upgrade is to progress in the coming days. There may be times the web site is not available to you and when it is the presentation may have changed in some areas. It is being carried out in stages. We will confirm when the upgrade is complete in the coming months. PLAYER DEVELOPMENT Please take a look at our summary plans and invitation to clubs and coaches to join in and enhance the current Invicta Coaching programme to make county stronger. See under News/Reports and select KCTTA. 11th September. CLOSED TOURNAMENTS 2017/18 Kent Saturday 03rd February in Canterbury Canterbury Sunday 04th February Maidstone Saturday Sunday 03rd 04th February Sittingbourne Saturday Sunday 14th 15th April Sevenoaks Saturday Sunday 21st 22nd April Gravesend Sunday 06th May We welcome all Leagues advising their tournament dates for posting here. Kent Intermediate Team Tournament 12th November Kent Senior Team Tournament 11th February 14th June 2017 updated 20th Maidstone
01 December, 2017
by: RH

KENT LEAGUE NEWS (issued to participating teams)

KENT COUNTY TABLE TENNIS ASSOCIATION Affiliated to TABLE TENNIS ENGLAND KENT LEAGUE NEWS November 2017 OPENING MATCHES D1 champions NWK take early lead whilst a four way tie exists in D3 D1 newcomers Gravesend A showed their intent with a good opening win over last years runner up Medway, whilst champions NWK saw off West Kent B 10-0 and Maidstone A overcame West Kent A 7-3 in a match closer than the score suggests (the game between Maidstoneís Martin Ball and WKís Martin Tate was reported as a great watch, with Martin B fending off and overcoming Martin Tís excellent attacking play). In division 2 Ashford B and Gravesend B started their campaigns with healthy 7-3 wins away to Sittingbourne and West Kent C. Ashfordís Michelle Kingland, Reuben Tozer and Gravesendís Sue Pingram went unbeaten. D3 sees a four way tie at the top, where newcomers Gravesend C opened their account drawing at home to newcomers West Kent D, whilst Maidstone C were held at home by newcomers Ashford C. Here Jill Shipton Maidstone was the one unbeaten player in the singles of both matches. FIXTURES ARRANGEMENTS This year the arrangements were much more productive The agreed fixture dates came in very significantly speedier and were mostly received by the intended date. That is down to good work by the coordinators and captains, a thank you to you all. We are aware we have not been able to yet satisfy those teams with multi table venues. The main reason being maintaining the year on year fixture reversal format. Hopefully we can look closer at this later in the season and find a way to achieve a better outcome, so keeping more venue costs to a minimum. MATCH REFRESHMENTS The level of refreshments provided? A recent development has posed the question - does the traditional sit down tea continue to be relevant? Prior to one match we have had feedback on the subject. There was correspondence by both sides, their respective comments perhaps mirror the main points. Sit down tea is tradition, loss or reduction in social element without it, reciprocates hospitality from previous year reverse match, some players go home to a cooked dinner, usually food left over, some do not want to stop on after match, snacks/bites and drinks can be made available during match. The key point I suggest that is the real must - retaining the social element of the competitive but friendly match ambience, through the whole afternoon. We have no hard and fast statement in our rule on the level of refreshment question, except refreshment is provided and away teams respect (ie stay for) any hospitality provided. However teams choose to carry out that obligation, we ought to agree it is not acceptable to merely provide a hot drink and biscuits. I encourage teams to discuss the matter with each other during the season, to mitigate discontent, making each teams views clear, with todaysí changed lifestyles see whether maintaining the social element is achieved if refreshments are done in different ways than in the past. Hopefully a consensus is forthcoming without any need for rule changes. Regards Roger Kent League Organiser 05th November 2017
16 November, 2017
by: RBH

NEWS OCTOBER 2017

LATEST OCTOBER 2017 COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIPS Veterans Teams started their matches w/e 21st October. All six teams played with some very good matches. See County and select Vetarans and Results. KENT WEB SITE The platform upgrade is to progress in the coming days. There may be times the web site is not available to you and when it is the presentation may have changed in some areas. It is being carried out in stages. We will confirm when the upgrade is complete. KENT LEAGUE 22ND OCTOBER 2017/18 Matches underway - Division 1 title holders NWK set the pace with Maidstone A and Gravesend A on their tails. Division 3 had a second draw as Maidstone C held by Ashford C after two new teams had shared a draw in tbe opening week Gravesend C v West Kent D. Results and tables under Kent League. Update16th October Agreed Fixture Dates - see under Kent League with listing of venues, team captains, registered players. Matches start in October and end in April. Updated 03rd October (Maidstone A tbc fixtures). Folkestone B withdrawn division 3 Update 04th October KENT SCHOOLS TEAM TOURNAMENT The tournament will take place on Tuesday 14th November 2017 at Medway Park. Entries and cheques must be returned by 1st November 2017. See under Tournaments Kent Closed for Click event spec. and entry form. KENT SCHOOLS INDIVIDUAL TOURNAMENTS These two individual Tournaments will take place on: U13, U16 and U19 Boys Singles Tuesday 12th December 2017 at The Howard Table Tennis Centre, Rainham. ME8 0BX U11 boys and girls, U13, U16 and U19 Girls singles - Tuesday 30th January 2018 at The Howard Table Tennis Centre, Rainham. ME8 0BX See under Tournaments Kent Closed for event spec. and entry form. 03rd October PLAYER DEVELOPMENT Please take a look at our summary plans and invitation to clubs and coaches to join in and enhance the current Invicta Coaching programme to make county stronger. See under News/Reports and select KCTTA. 11th September. INVICTA West Kent Junior GP Coaching Competition West Kent on Sunday 08th October at Sidcup hosted by Cleeve Park TTC. Further event 19th November at Chestfield Warriors TTC and Invicta Closed Tournament on 10th December at Weald TTC. Entry is via our affiliated clubs. Totals for the 4 events held in 2017 entries 125 participation 110. Updated 01st October. CLOSED TOURNAMENTS 2017/18 Kent Saturday 03rd February in Canterbury Canterbury Sunday 04th February Sittingbourne Saturday Sunday 14th 15th April Sevenoaks Saturday Sunday 21st 22nd April Gravesend Sunday 06th May We welcome all Leagues advising their tournament dates for posting here. Kent Intermediate Team Tournament 12th November Kent Senior Team Tournament 11th February 14th June 2017 updated 25th August Gravesend KCTTA Management Committee Chair (Acting) Roger Harris Secretary (Acting) Bob Baker Treasurer Steve Bispham National Councillor Neil Le Milliere Clive Hollingsbee (Deputy National Councillor) David Cue (President) John Burleton (Coaching Officer) Ted Tydeman Claire Moore


02 November, 2017
by: RBH

NEWS SEPTEMBER 2017

KENT LEAGUE 2017/18 Agreed Fixture Dates - see under Kent League with listing of venues, team captains, registered players. Matches start in October and end in April. Division 1 - Ashford A Gravesend A Maidstone A Medway North West Kent West Kent A West Kent B Division 2 - Ashford B Canterbury A Folkestone A Gravesend B Maidstone B (withdrawn) Sittingbourne West Kent C Division 3 - Ashford C Canterbury B Folkestone B Gravesend C Isle of Thanet Maidstone C West Kent D Updated 22nd September Ashford C home times 2.30pm Updated 17th September (registered players listed). PLAYER DEVELOPMENT Please take a look at our summary plans and invitation to clubs and coaches to join in and enhance the current Invicta Coaching programme to make county stronger. See under News/Reports and select KCTTA. 11th September. INVICTA East and West Kent Junior GP Coaching Competition 26 Entries into East Kent event held on 10th Deptember at Thanet Vikings with 21 participating in two hours coaching followed by 2 hours competition play. Next one is West Kent on Sunday 08th October at Sidcup hosted by Cleeve Park TTC. Further event 19th November at Chestfield Warriors TTC and Invicta Closed Tournament on 10th December at Weald TTC. Entry is via our affiliated clubs. Totals for the 4 events held in 2017 entries 125 participation 110. Updated 11th September. COACHING 2017 Southborough (Tunbridge Wells) - places available. Next one 0ctober 01st. Use our contact us if you would like to attend. 1.30pm to 3.30pm. First Sunday in month (October through to December three sessions already held). Coaching series held by Kent CTTA in conjunction with West Kent TTA, supported by Teen and Twenty TTC, up to five tables on the go for couple hours on Sunday afternoons, players able to improve technique under the watchful eye of John Burleton, Kent Coaching Officer. Also Kent session held in June in Ashford by John with Ashford's Jenny Swain junior players. Sessions now on Saturdays in September being held for Thanet Vikings TTC members. 02nd July Updated 03rd September WEB SITE Update. In finalising a web site upgrade, on to a different platform, our web master has to find a solution for retaining our Kent League and County teams score card system. The plan to use a standard platform, rather than our current bespoke version, would provide easier to use information display interface, it also reduces reliance on any one individual. We will keep you posted on progress prior to any change over being made. 29th August. TABLE TENNIS ENGLAND EGM Governance proposals passed at EGM with just over 96% support. Kent's Management Committee reviewed the proposals for changing the Governance of our sport. By a large majority we were in favour of the proposals, which was passed to our National Councillor, who is our elected person to exercise the vote. The proposals included a further comprehensive review of democratic governance, which was fundamental to our support for the proposals. We strongly recommended all leagues took up their voting rights on the matter, which as is known resulted in Sport England Funding being suspended following the recent Table Tennis England AGM. We have been advised two leagues voted in favour of the proposals. Updated 13th August COUNTY TEAMS POLICY The updated policy is posted under County. The County Team coordinators details are updated, along with a list of captains. Fixtures and list of registered players to follow when available. 19th July 2017 KCTTA AGM 2017 Tuesday 11th July 2017 7.30pm The Iron Rooms Boughton Lees Ashford. President Vice Presidents Officers Committee League Representatives Elected as your Officers and Committee Members for 2017/18 Chair (Acting) Roger Harris Secretary (Acting) Bob Baker Treasurer Steve Bispham National Councillor Neil Le Milliere Clive Hollingsbee (Deputy National Councillor) David Cue (President) John Burleton (Coaching Officer) Ted Tydeman Claire Moore 11th July 2017 CLOSED TOURNAMENTS 2017/18 Kent Saturday 03rd February in Canterbury Canterbury Sunday 04th February Sittingbourne Saturday Sunday 14th 15th April Sevenoaks Saturday Sunday 21st 22nd April Gravesend Sunday 06th May We welcome all Leagues advising their tournament dates for posting here. Kent Intermediate Team Tournament 12th November Kent Senior Team Tournament 11th February 14th June 2017 updated 25th August Gravesend INVICTA North Kent Junior GP Coaching Competition Sunday 11th June 2017 at Howard TTC hosted by Chatham TTC A successful two hour coaching session for 15 cadets and 1 junior from a range of clubs including Chatham, Cleeve Park, Darenth, Weald, followed by a singles competition in groups of four like ability players. Next event September 10th at Thanet Vikings, followed by 08th October at Cleeve Park and 19th November at Chestfield. 11th June 2017


02 November, 2017
by: KCTTA

PLAYER DEVELOPMENT AND COACHING

INVICTA JUNIOR DEVELOPMENT Our Invicta Junior Grand Prix Series has been introduced in 2017 to provide a pathway for developing players up to national league level and beyond and support the existing local clubs and coaches in their development programmes across the county. The 2017 series comprises six events at locations across the county, each event having a session of up to 2 hours coaching followed by a competition for players in like ability groups lasting up to 2 hours. We shall be offering the following development in 2018 for the Invicta Junior Grand Prix Series. 4 Invicta Coaching Competition sessions one each in North East South West for players to enhance their skills and put them into practice Probably March May October December Lead organiser Roger Harris Development Officer Invicta Coaching (only) sessions in North East South West as best fits available venues for players to further develop more skills in groups of like ability players Lead organiser John Burleton Coaching Officer Invicta Coaches (only) sessions for coaches to help develop existing coaches and form a coaches network Lead organiser John Burleton. All the sessions are for club players and coaches who participate in the Invicta series events. Full details will be circulated later in the year, including venues and prices and lead personnel. KCTTA Coaching Officer John Burleton KCTTA Development Officer Roger Harris Here is a summary from John Burleton on the Coaching philosophy. Our objective is for our Kent players to fulfil their potential. I am reaching out to every coach and prospective coaches, to join me in helping to fulfil this objective for our players. Coaches:- In order to have a good chance of achieving our objective, we need to have a good team of coaches who will work in unison in their clubs around the county. We have a very large county so it is important that we all work together for the good of our players, making our county stronger. I am asking for clubs to come forward to hold a coaches coaching 1/2 day (4 hours), 1 to 2 table venues, which will be run by myself. This is open for existing coaches and any other new coaches. or any one who wishes to become a coach. The 1/2 day would be to share and discuss various aspects of coaching. to broaden every coaches mind, so we are all working together and making us stronger knowledge wise, so our players have a better chance of reaching their potential. Players:- I would also like to run Invicta coaching only sessions in groups of relative playing standards from January 2018. Any clubs able to accommodate 10 to12 players (5 to 6 tables venus) please come forward so we can arrange dates for these sessions. Invicta coaches are of course welcome on any of these days to help. We thank you in advance of your commitment to making our county stronger, Any questions are welcome. Contact Coaching Officer on Mobile 07549232178 Email theburletons@uwclub.net Development Officer on Mobile 07727804378 (text please) kentleague@outlook.com
06 September, 2017
by: John Burlington and Roger Harris

2016/17

2016/17 Previously posted as rolling news on the front page KENT LEAGUE DIVISION 2 - another last match of this division decides title Ashford A 32pts Canterbury A 29pts West Kent C 29pts The champions were only decided in the last match of the season. Canterbury A lost at home in excellent match to Ashford A 6-4 in the local derby. The result made Ashford A division winners with Canterbury A and West Kent C tied in second and it was the result of the match between them (Canterbury A 7-3 West Kent C) that decided runners up. Please see Kent League - Division 2 (table - results - fixtures) for full results. KENT LEAGUE DIVISION 3 - last match decides title Canterbury B 27pts Ashford B 23 pts Maidstone C and Thanet 19 pts. The champions were only decided in the last match of the season. Canterbury B saw off Thanet 7-3 in a local derby to overtake Ashford B. Maidstone C and Thanet tied on 19pts and it was the result of the match between them (Maidstone C 6-4 Thanet) that decided third place. Please see Kent League - Division 3 (table - results - fixtures) for full results. KENT LEAGUE DIVISION 1 - goes right down to the wire North West Kent 25 pts Medway 25 pts West Kent A 23 points. The champions were only decided in the last game in the last match of the season. Maidstone A could not retain their title won last year but they made sure no one took it without a fight. They held the new champions North West Kent to a 5-5 draw with NWK needing the doubles to get that draw. Medway and NWK then tied on 25 points apiece and it was the result of the match between them (NWK 6-4 Medway) that decided the division winners and runners up. It could not have been closer. Please see Kent League - Division 1 (table - results - fixtures) for full results. COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIP TEAMS Kent will be endeavouring to enter a second (new) Cadets team this coming season. Teams being entered are; Cadet 2 teams, Junior 1 team, Senior 0 team, Veteran 6 teams, Over 60 2 teams. The Management Committee have also agreed to amend the current County Teams Policy (ie expenses, code of conduct). Team captains and other details under County. INVICTA JUNIOR GP SERIES Sunday 19th March in the second event of the new series held at Cleeve Park TTC in Sidcup. Just under thirty cadets and attended the West Kent Invicta JGP Series. The event commenced with just under 2 hour coaching session on fifteen tables followed by Cadets group games for all the players and then play off games to provide everyone with a placing from first to last. Thanks to all those involved. The third event in the year round series the NorthKent event is on 11th June at Chatham TTC INVICTA JUNIOR GP SERIES Sunday 19th February saw the first of a new series held at Thanet Vikings TTC in Margate. Over thirty juniors and cadets attended the East Kent Invicta Junior GP Series. The event commenced with a 2 hour coaching session on ten tables followed by Junior and Cadets group games for all the players. Thanks to all those involved. The second in the year round series the West Kent event is on 19th March at Cleeve Park TTC Sidcup. KENT SENIOR TEAM TOURNAMENT WINNERS 2017 - full results in News/Reports>KCTTA Medway's Andy Norwood, Richard Carden, Martin Hewett take this years top spot. Ten teams entered in this competition at The Howard TTC, based on the Swaythling Cup format of three players drawn by lots to play total of four singles and a doubles match, the first to three wins. Entries Canterbury, Dover A and B, Folkestone, Maidstone, Medway, North West Kent, Thanet A and B, West Kent. Dates for your diary - Intermediate Team Tournament 2017 12th November - Senior Team Tournament 2018 11th February A Happy Christmas and Good New Year to everyone Kent League Christmas Break top three placings (no played/ points) Division 1 North West Kent (1/8) closely followed by Medway (1/7) and West Kent A (1/7) Division 2A Maidstone B (3/25) Folkestone A (4/21) Canterbury A (2/16) and with Sittingbourne B (3/14) Division 2B Ashford A (3/26) West Kent C (3/21) Gravesend (3/20) KCTTA Management Committee Meeting 17th November 2016 The Maidstone Ymca, Ian Berwick (Folkestone) now joins as Secretary, taking over from Roger Harris who is now Vice Chair. Chair Bob Baker (Folkestone) Treasurer Steve Bispham (Folkestone). Thanks to those leagues who had a representative at the meeting (Thanet, Gravesend, Bromley, Sittingbourne with also committee persons there from Ashford, Canterbury, Folkestone, Maidstone, Medway, West Kent). It was the first time this has happened and will better assist in the decision making process and determining how expenditure is made. Future meetings will be held in Ashford area. Kent are looking at establishing a Junior Competition on 2017 replacing the previous Kent Junior Closed covering a wider range of players and including coaching. It is subject to suitable venues being found. It is being looked at whether the Kent Senior Closed can be returned. Details will be posted as things progress. CLOSED TOURNAMENT - our local leagues' dates for 2016/17 Folkestone Vets 07 January Canterbury 15 January Maidstone 28/29 January West Kent 26 February Thanet 26 February with finals 03 March Folkestone 04 March Ashford 11/12 March Dover 25/26 March Sevenoaks 22/23 April Medway 22/23 April Gravesend 23 April Sittingbourne 29/30 April North West Kent Division 3 - Tuesday 11th April Division 2 - Thursday 20th April Division 1 - Tuesday 25th April Bromley event under consideration tbc 05th October Kent Schools Tournaments details and entry forms - see Tournaments/Closed. They are currently in this section not Kent Schools for the present due to web master being laid up with a broken ankle. We wish him good progress in his recovery. The Kent Team Tournament Entry forms have been sent out to the Leagues/team captains. Senior 05th February 2017 Intermediate 06th November 2016 Ladies (New) 27th November. All are being played at The Howard School starting sharp at 9am, finishing at tea time. Contact your League Secretary if you are interested in playing. NOTE The Intermediate Team event has been cancelled as received just five entries (normal number is ten. Similarly the Ladies event was cancelled due to insufficient teams). September 24th Kent League - first match of season on 25th September Sittingbourne B v Maidstone B Fixtures, results and tables now being updated to start season off. Done division 1 and divisions 2. Then results posted week after matches and tables updated weekly. July 31st Web site information updated following our very recent 2016 AGM. About Us/Officers and About Us/Committee plus News/KCTTA Kent League/Rules plus News/KCTTA
07 June, 2017
by: Previously posted on front page

KENT SENIOR TEAM TOURNAMENT 2017

Results from this year's event at The Howard TTC Rainham. Ten teams across the county competed. Top seeds were Medway and second seeds were Folkestone. Results Group A 1st Medway beat Maidstone 3-1 beat Thanet A 3-2 beat Dover 3-1 beat Canterbury 3-0 2nd Thanet A beat Maidstone 3-1 beat Dover 3-1 beat Canterbury 3-2 Dover A beat Maidstone 3-0 beat Canterbury 3-1 Maidstone beat Canterbury 3-2 Group B 1st Thanet B beat Folkestone 3-2 beat North West Kent 3-2 beat Dover B 3-0 beat West Kent 3-0 2nd Folkestone beat Dover B 3-2 beat West Kent 3-1 lost North West Kent 1-3 North West Kent beat Dover 3-2 lost West Kent 1-3 West Kent beat Dover B 3-1 Final Medway beat Thanet A 3-0 Semi Finals Medway beat Folkestone 3-0 Thanet A beat Thanet B 3-0 5/6 places play off Dover A beat North West Kent 3-0 7/8 places play off Canterbury beat West Kent 3-1 9/10 places play off Maidstone beat Dover B 3-1 Nb In fairness to Maidstone we point out Canterbury should have played in 9/10 play off and Maidstone 7/8 play off (Group Maidstone 5 points 11 against Canterbury 5 points 12 against). However no blood was spilt and teams 7-10 were all declared 7th equal. A good competition, the luck of the straws in deciding who played the two singles and who played a singles and doubles made for good match play with the group result places in doubt until the final round of matches. Thanks to the team led by David Cue for again organising this tournament with a twist of difference (based on the Swaythling Cup principle). The aim of the event is and was to encourage more players to enter into the KCTTA's Kent League (Sunday afternoon matches). We welcome those who want to play Kent League's good, competitive but very socialable matches next season across three divisions. Contact your league and let them know your interest.
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12 February, 2017
by: RH

KENT LEAGUE 2016/17

Kent League is being updated in respect of its administration which will be using e media and not postal, all results shall be posted on the web site, fixtures will be easier to arrange at start of sason with provision for mutual rearrangement but unilateral postponements will be penalised. The changes arise from comments made by players and leagues.
24 July, 2016
by: RBHarris

2016 AGM Election of Officers

Kent County TTA now has a full complement of Officers for the coming year. President David Cue. Chair Bob Baker Vice Chair Roger Harris Secretary Roger Harris Treasurer Steve Bispham. A new Secretary has also been elected taking up the post in the Autumn from current Secretary. Our National Councillor and committee member is Neil Le Milliere and the Deputy and committee member is Clive Hollingsbee. The committee members are Claire Moore, Ted Tydeman, Mark Walsh, David Cue. Additionally all our affiliated Leagues have agreed to have representation at Kent Committee Meetings and on decision making discussions.
24 July, 2016
by: RBHarris

KENT SENIOR TEAM TOURNAMENT 2016

Another excellent competition run by David Cue and his helpers, Neil Le Milliere, Steve Bispham, Malcolm Kay, Bob Baker. This is 15th year of the event. The winners of the Kent Senior Team Trophy in memory of Kathy Ives were Medway's Andy Norwood, Richard Carden, Simon Forest. Placings were: Winner Medway, Runner Up Thanet A, Third Maidstone A, Fourth North West Kent A 5th North West Kent B 6th Thanet B 7th Canterbury 8th West Kent 9th Folkestone 10th Dover. The group match results: Group 1 1st Medway 12 points bt Dover 3-0 bt Thanet B 3-0 bt NWK A 3-0 bt Canterbury 3-1 2nd NWK A 9 points bt Canterbury 3-1 bt Dover 3-1 bt Thanet B 3-2 3rd Thanet B 8 points bt Canterbury 3-1 bt Dover 3-1 4th Canterbury 6 points bt Dover 3-2 5th Dover 4 points Group 2 1st Thanet A 12 points bt NWK B 3-0 bt Maidstone 3-1 bt West Kent 3-2 bt Folkestone 3-1 2nd Maidstone 10 points bt West Kent 3-0 bt Folkestone 3-1 bt NWK B 3-1 3rd NWK B 7 points bt Folkestone 3-0 bt West Kent 3-2 4th West Kent 6 points 5th Folkestone 5 points bt West Kent 3-2. There were lots of close encounters throughout the day. One performance of note was Harry Law of Canterbury, who took the only point that Medway dropped throughout the day beating Simon Forest 9 9 7. The semis had David Jeavons of Thanet taking his two singles against NWK A and in the other semi Andy Norwood overcame Martin Hewett 9 in the fifth. Medway dominated the final with Richard Carden and Simon Forest putting them 2-0 up before Simon and Andy took the doubles (which was the only doubles Thanet lost all day). Next year the Senior tournament will be on Sunday 05th February 2017 at The Howard TTC.
02 March, 2016
by: RH for DC

KCTTA Special General Meeting

KENT COUNTY TABLE TENNIS ASSOCIATION Affiliated to the ETTA (Table Tennis England) Acting Chair: Bob Baker Secretary: Roger Harris Treasurer: Steve Bispham SPECIAL GENERAL MEETING CALLED BY KENT COUNTY TABLE TENNIS ASSOCIATION MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE WEDNESDAY 02nd MARCH 2016 7.30pm FOR 7.45pm Commencement at THE MAIDSTONE Y CENTRE, LOOSE, MAIDSTONE, KENT. ME15 6BD. Tel 01622 749404. AGENDA 1 Present 2 Welcome and Introduction 3 Volunteer Recruitment in Table Tennis A report on an initiative with Kent Sport to attract volunteers across the county and our KCTTA requests for volunteers to come forward. 4 Vacancies Across The County Report from all representatives on their organisations' vacancy situations. 5 KCTTA Election of Officer Vacancies The County needs to address its vacancies to properly function next season. Most activities require work to be undertaken in early summer, so persons need to be in place before our July AGM to achieve this and provide continuity. We specifically seek the roles marked ** to be addressed. Those marked * are vacant and can also be filled at this SGM. Chair ** - Vice Chair - Secretary ** - Treasurer - Kent League Organiser ** (designate for next season) - County Teams Administrator ** - Closed Tournament Organiser * - Umpires Secretary * - Coaching Officer - Development Officer * - Committee Members. 6 National Councillor Liaison Role (Membership-Table Tennis England) Any further required explanation on the newly established KNCC group. 7 Meeting Closed Please confirm to secretary@kctta.net as to who is attending for your league. Please note: we do not have a Tournament Organiser. The 2015/16 Kent Closed Senior and Junior tournaments due in May have been cancelled. xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx Kent County Table Tennis Association xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx OFFICER ROLES The KCTTA like most organisations needs new Officers every so often. One of the first questions asked by anyone interested in taking up a role is what does it entail. So we have set out role descriptions that form the Kent County Table Tennis Association Management Committee and its related roles. Election to these roles is at the AGM or a SGM, except if stated otherwise. CHAIR Head of Management Committee. Responsible for good running of the Association, includes inter alia; conducts KCTTA Annual General (unless President takes up option of doing so), Management and other meetings called by the Secretary, in manner where procedures are fair, reasonable and constructive ensures as far as reasonably practicable adherence to the KCTTA Constitution, Rules and otherwise within the framework of the declared aims and objectives of the Association. speaks on behalf of the Association at meetings with third parties on relevant matters. SECRETARY Member of the Management Committee. Responsible for formal administration of the KCTTA including inter alia; the KCTTA administrative point of contact with Table Tennis England and our Affiliated Leagues and any Directly Affiliated Clubs receiving, distributing and responding to correspondence from these bodies general correspondence in respect of issues relating to the operation of the Association, including to our President, Life Vice Presidents and other persons external to the Association arranges the Annual General Meeting, Management Committee meetings in respect of venues, provision of agenda and related meeting documents, preparation and distribution of meeting records (minutes) administrator and keeper on behalf of KCTTA of its Constitution and Rules notifies Affiliated Leagues and relevant persons of the Management Committee and AGM or other meeting decisions relating to specific issues receives Contact Us enquiries from KCTTA web site visitors and ensures responses made refers necessary disciplinary issues to the Disciplinary Sub Committee Chair and advises of its decisions. TREASURER Member of the Management Committee. Responsible for the finances of the KCTTA and includes inter alia: prepares the budget estimates receives incoming monies pays outgoing monies records all transactions maintains a financial statement puts in place cheque signatories or other requisite sign off procedures deals with our banks in regard to our accounts keeps adequate cash flow funds for such payments aids Auditor on AGM statement recommends Affiliation Fee rates to Management Committee for their decision. VICE CHAIR Member of the Management Committee. stands in for the Chair in their absence assists Chair in the running of the Association. NATIONAL COUNCILLOR Member of the Management Committee. Nominations of a Table Tennis England member may come from any Affiliated league. Elected by the KCTTA Management Committee. Member of the Table Tennis England National Council. Responsible for; acting as link for representing the views of the KCTTA Management Committee to Table Tennis England attend at and vote on National Council propositions as the elected member sees fit there is now a move for the National Councillor to be a conduit for feeding the views of Table Tennis England members across the County back to the National Council. DEPUTY NATIONAL COUNCILLOR Member of the Management Committee. Elected by the KCTTA Management Committee. Responsible for; aiding the National Councillor in their duties standing in for the National Councillor on occasions of their absence. KENT LEAGUE ORGANISER Member of the Management Committee. Responsible for overall organisation of The Kent League and includes inter alia; ensures Competition rules are up to date ensures all Competition documentation is in place sends out and receives responses to entry invitations ensures all fixtures are arranged and fulfilled in compliance with Competition rules ensures all results are received and league tables are maintained ensures trophies are provided to respective winners. UMPIRES SECRETARY Member of the Management Committee. Responsible for overall organisation of all Kent Umpire activities: maintains register of active umpires living in Kent promotes new umpires into gaining Table Tennis England accreditation provides umpires for County Teams, County Closed Tournament and competitions. COUNTY TEAMS ADMINISTRATOR Member of the Management Committee. Responsible for overall organisation of Kent County Teams working in conjunction with County Team Coordinators (Junior/Senior/Veteran/Over 60) and includes inter alia; receives and sends in the required entry forms and payments for County teams receives and distributes County Team handbooks, score cards, match balls maintains log of all County shirts issued to teams and holds residual stock of shirts ensures County Team Coordinators work to the County Championship Regulations reports to the Kent Management Committee on all County Team matters. CLOSED TOURNAMENT ORGANISER Member of the Management Committee. Elected by the KCTTA Management Committee. Responsible for overall organisation of Kent Closed Tournament and includes inter alia; ensures Competition rules are up to date ensures all Competition documentation is in place ensures the Competition event scheduling is carried out ensures the Competition entries are sent out and received and conducts the draws ensures all the Competition facilities are in place ensures Competition is completed and conducted in good order ensures all Competition trophies are in place and presented. COACHING OFFICER Member of the Management Committee. Responsible for overall organisation of Kent Coaching activities and includes inter alia; maintain register of qualified Coaches in the County promote and encourage Coaches to gain UKCC qualifications aid Coaches around the County to set up sessions for all standards of play. DEVELOPMENT OFFICER Member of the Management Committee. Responsible for overall organisation of Kent Development and includes inter alia; maintains register of Kent grant aided development schemes and their progress promotes all Leagues, Clubs and others to increase participation at all levels works in liaison with Table Tennis England Regional Development Officer. COMMITTEE MEMBERS Member of the Management Committee. Responsible for assisting the Officers in their administration of the Association activities and its rule book, attending any Management Committee meetings called by the Secretary, or participating in matters by email or the alike to resolve and progress issues.A Committee member holds no other KCTTA post. AUDITOR This is an elected but Ex Officio post, having no role on the Management Committee. The auditor receives, reviews and checks the Treasurers's statement of accounts and supporting documents to ensure good practice has been followed. The Auditor may make recommendations that the Association might follow to ensure transparency and signs the Financial Statement as a true record for presentation to the AGM. DISCIPLINARY SUB COMMITTEE Elected by the KCTTA Management Committee. There are are five members, comprising of a Chair, reporting to the Kent Management Committee, with four members. They are not normally members of the Management Committee. They receive and deal with disciplinary matters presented to them by the KCTTA Secretary. Roger Harris Secretary KCTTA February 2016
19 February, 2016
by: RBH

Your County Needs Your Support - SGM being held

KENT COUNTY TABLE TENNIS ASSOCIATION Affiliated to the ETTA Acting Chair: Bob Baker Secretary: Roger Harris Treasurer: Steve Bispham SPECIAL GENERAL MEETING ADVANCE NOTICE KENT COUNTY TABLE TENNIS ASSOCIATION MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE IS CALLING A SPECIAL GENERAL MEETING (SGM) FOR WEDNESDAY 02nd MARCH 2016 7.30pm FOR 7.45pm Commencement AT THE MAIDSTONE Y CENTRE, LOOSE, MAIDSTONE, KENT. MAIN BUSINESS for the AGENDA Election of Officers and volunteer recruitment specifically those marked * which are all currently VACANT or noticed received persons are standing down Chair * - Vice Chair - Secretary * - Treasurer - Kent League Organiser * - County Teams Administrator * - Closed Tournament Organiser * - Umpires Secretary * - Coaching Officer - Development Officer * - Committee Members table tennis has a volunteer recruitment problem. an initiative with Kent Sport to attract more volunteers for our sport has been put in place. the County needs to address its vacancies so as it properly functions next season. most activities require work to be undertaken well before the july AGM. We have included all role descriptions at the end of this issue of NewsLINK. all our leagues are requested to have representation at this special general meeting. A FULL FORMAL NOTICE WILL BE ISSUED IN FEBRUARY N e w s L I N K JANUARY 2016 News and Views KENT MATTERS Table Tennis England Chair - Update on Meet Up Next Season - Kent League Administration and Invicta Development League Vacancies - Kent County Officers South East Inter Regional Competition - Entries MEET UP WITH TABLE TENNIS ENGLAND CHAIR SANDRA DEATON WHO PARTICIPATED? The meet up took place on Wednesday 09th December 2015 at The Village Hotel and Leisure Complex, Aylesford, near Maidstone.It was attended by representatives from the KCTTA (Neil Le Milliere, Roger Harris), Bromley (Carol Homewood and Stan Matthews), Canterbury (Clive Hollingsbee and John Wickings), Isle of Thanet (Ian Mileham and Simon Hillier), Sittingbourne (Colin Wiles and John Carr), Kent Guest (Barry Chapman). There were three late withdrawals (Maidstone, Sevenoaks and KCTTA). Some Leagues declined the invitation (Ashford, Folkestone, West Kent), others did not respond to the invitation (Dover, Gravesend, Medway). WHAT WAS THE AIM? Whilst it was intended to keep it informal, we wanted to ensure it was a constructive exercise. Everyone has pretty much the same goal, it is a question of how we may all work together to effectively realise the aims to increase participation, have a democratic organisation relating to its membership, making it easier to get more coaches into local TT, deal with lack of volunteers. My particular reason for arranging the meet up was the feeling it is vital the leaders of Table Tennis England meet face to face with its membership, so as there is proper two way dialogue. It was apparently the first time this had been done with a County. WHAT DID IT ACHIEVE? The members certainly made their points on a number of key issues to Sandra. They were acknowledged, some changes were promised as in process of being made (such as making it both easier and less cost to attract more coaches, membership future costs structure and liaison with members). Sandra praised the efforts being made by various members who attended for their efforts in promoting grass roots TT across the County (among them development leagues, new multi table venue, young player coaching and development). In itself it may be seen as one step in the right direction but there is a long way to go before the gap between Table Tennis England and its membership is bridged. Those at the meet up were strongly of the view that this is best done by all members have direct path to Table Tennis England on matters affecting local TT, this was indeed Sandra's view. Footnote: you will have seen the start of a new liaison process whereby National Councillors are going to be a conduit between the membership in their County and Table Tennis England. The National Council is now a consultation body and hold periodic meetings with Table Tennis England. This liaison route with members was recently recommended by a majority vote of the National Council. Hopefully members will engage in this process as the more grass root views that reach the ears of the Table Tennis England Executive the greater the chance there will be of seeing changes you would like made. It is an opportunity to help enhance your sport. KENT LEAGUE ADMINISTRATION We have all been very grateful to David Cue for organising our Kent League for the last sixteen years. As you know he is standing down at the end of this season. I am sure you will show your appreciation at our AGM. David has arranged for the Kent League to continue with myself as Organiser next season. Over recent years we have had comments about the way players would prefer to have the administration operated with greater use of the electronic media. If I am elected to the post then I would seek to carry out those wishes, starting this coming season. This will require quite a bit of preparatory work in the coming months in order to be ready. INVICTA DL. As a result of the above we have held back from bringing in the proposed Invicta Development League. It made sense to integrate its arrangements in with the Kent League, thus bringing this new initiative into being next season. We hope there is interest as it should be a good progression path in the County for developing players. KENT COUNTY REQUIRES NEW VOLUNTEERS NEW BLOOD IS REQUIRED FOR KENT COUNTY, AS ALL ORGANISATIONS REGULARLY NEED No new blood means demise of competitions, county teams and the county institution. We have to assume that this is not what members wish to see. KENT CLOSED TOURNAMENT - Organiser The County needs to recruit immediately to organise this event as this post is still vacant. The Closed is planned for Saturday (Junior) and Sunday (Senior) 07/08th May 2016. Bookings for equipment and venue at The Y Centre Maidstone are made. We have some probable on the day helpers but no one to act as overall Organiser. No Organiser must mean no Tournament. Will you come forward to assist. A role description is given at the end of this NewsLink edition. KENT COUNTY TTA - Officers Required for 2016/17 We have an Acting Chair at present and a number of vacancies. At next AGM (latest) we shall need the following posts to be filled in order for the County to continue being in good standing with Table Tennis England - Chair - Secretary. Further to that we need - County Teams Administrator (currently covered by Secretary) - Umpires Secretary - Deputy National Councillor - Development Officer - additional committee members. Role descriptions are provided at the end of this edition of NewsLINK. Due to the severity of the situation, there being key vacancies, it was decided to bring forward filling as many posts as possible at a Special General Meeting. We need to be ready and prepared for next season with a period for handover to better aid those taking over. ENQUIRIES FOR ANY OF THE ABOVE CAN BE MADE TO ANY KENT COMMITTEE MEMBER. LET THEM KNOW OF YOUR INTEREST or email Roger on secretary@kctta.net or use Contact Us on the KCTTA web site www.kctta.co.uk. Management Committee. Acting Chair: Bob Baker - Secretary: Roger Harris - Treasurer: Steve Bispham - National Councillor: Neil Le Milliere Deputy: None - County Teams Administrator: currently Secretary working with Various Coordinators - Kent League Organiser: David Cue - Kent Closed Tournament Organiser: Vacant - Umpires Secretary: Vacant - Coaching Officer: Mark Walsh, Assistant Ken Muhr - Development Officer: Vacant - Committee Members: Ted Tydeman, Claire Moore, Wayne Matthews. SOUTH EAST REGIONAL JUNIOR COMPETITION - Are Your Players Entering? Closing Date 07th February. The South East Inter-Regional Competition will take place on February 20, 2016 and February 21, 2016 at Byng Hall TTC, St Johnís School, Cunningham Road, Tunbridge Wells, TN4 9EW. The Inter-Regional Qualification events and Inter-Regional Finals are only open to those players who are eligible to play for England and live in Kent, East Sussex or West Sussex. If you are in any doubt about this, please telephone Table Tennis England on 01908 208860 for clarification. Athletes listed within the top 20 (boys) and top 15 (girls) on the Table Tennis England Ranking List 15-5 January 2016, will be ineligible for the Inter-Regional Qualification. The details given below are a provisional programme for the guidance of competitors only. It may be subject to alteration by the Referee depending on the number of entries received for each event. Saturday 20th February 9am: U13 Boys and Girls Singles Saturday 20th February 1pm: U11 Boys and Girls Singles Sunday 21st February 9am: Cadet Boys and Girls Singles *Sunday 21st February 1pm: Junior Boys and Girls Singles* * NB There are no Regional Finals for the Junior Events this is a stand alone competition. The closing date for entries is 7th February 2016. If you have any queries please contact the organiser Diane Webb by email on: dianek1414@hotmail.co.uk KENT COUNTY ROLES DESCRIPTIONS These follow below for all roles involved in the County Infrastructure. NewsLINK Issued on behalf of KCTTA Roger Harris Secretary. xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx Kent County Table Tennis Association xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx OFFICER ROLES The KCTTA like most organisations needs new Officers every so often. One of the first questions asked by anyone interested in taking up a role is what does it entail. So we have set out role descriptions that form the Kent County Table Tennis Association Management Committee and its related roles. Election to these roles is at the AGM or a SGM, except if stated otherwise. CHAIR Head of Management Committee. Responsible for good running of the Association, includes inter alia; conducts KCTTA Annual General (unless President takes up option of doing so), Management and other meetings called by the Secretary, in manner where procedures are fair, reasonable and constructive ensures as far as reasonably practicable adherence to the KCTTA Constitution, Rules and otherwise within the framework of the declared aims and objectives of the Association. speaks on behalf of the Association at meetings with third parties on relevant matters. SECRETARY Member of the Management Committee. Responsible for formal administration of the KCTTA including inter alia; the KCTTA administrative point of contact with Table Tennis England and our Affiliated Leagues and any Directly Affiliated Clubs receiving, distributing and responding to correspondence from these bodies general correspondence in respect of issues relating to the operation of the Association, including to our President, Life Vice Presidents and other persons external to the Association arranges the Annual General Meeting, Management Committee meetings in respect of venues, provision of agenda and related meeting documents, preparation and distribution of meeting records (minutes) administrator and keeper on behalf of KCTTA of its Constitution and Rules notifies Affiliated Leagues and relevant persons of the Management Committee and AGM or other meeting decisions relating to specific issues refers necessary disciplinary issues to the Disciplinary Sub Committee Chair and advises of its decisions. TREASURER Member of the Management Committee. Responsible for the finances of the KCTTA and includes inter alia: prepares the budget estimates receives incoming monies pays outgoing monies records all transactions maintains a financial statement puts in place cheque signatories or other requisite sign off procedures deals with our banks in regard to our accounts keeps adequate cash flow funds for such payments aids Auditor on AGM statement recommends Affiliation Fee rates to Management Committee for their decision. VICE CHAIR Member of the Management Committee. stands in for the Chair in their absence assists Chair in the running of the Association. NATIONAL COUNCILLOR Member of the Management Committee. Nominations of a Table Tennis England member may come from any Affiliated league. Elected by the KCTTA Management Committee. Member of the Table Tennis England National Council. Responsible for; acting as link for representing the views of the KCTTA Management Committee to Table Tennis England attend at and vote on National Council propositions as the elected member sees fit there is now a move for the National Councillor to be a conduit for feeding the views of Table Tennis England members across the County back to the National Council. DEPUTY NATIONAL COUNCILLOR Member of the Management Committee. Elected by the KCTTA Management Committee. Responsible for; aiding the National Councillor in their duties standing in for the National Councillor on occasions of their absence. KENT LEAGUE ORGANISER Member of the Management Committee. Responsible for overall organisation of The Kent League and includes inter alia; ensures Competition rules are up to date ensures all Competition documentation is in place sends out and receives responses to entry invitations ensures all fixtures are arranged and fulfilled in compliance with Competition rules ensures all results are received and league tables are maintained ensures trophies are provided to respective winners. UMPIRES SECRETARY Member of the Management Committee. Responsible for overall organisation of all Kent Umpire activities: maintains register of active umpires living in Kent promotes new umpires into gaining Table Tennis England accreditation provides umpires for County Teams, County Closed Tournament and competitions. COUNTY TEAMS ADMINISTRATOR Member of the Management Committee. Responsible for overall organisation of Kent County Teams working in conjunction with County Team Coordinators (Junior/Senior/Veteran/Over 60) and includes inter alia; receives and sends in the required entry forms and payments for County teams receives and distributes County Team handbooks, score cards, match balls maintains log of all County shirts issued to teams and holds residual stock of shirts ensures County Team Coordinators work to the County Championship Regulations reports to the Kent Management Committee on all County Team matters. CLOSED TOURNAMENT ORGANISER Member of the Management Committee. Elected by the KCTTA Management Committee. Responsible for overall organisation of Kent Closed Tournament and includes inter alia; ensures Competition rules are up to date ensures all Competition documentation is in place ensures the Competition event scheduling is carried out ensures the Competition entries are sent out and received and conducts the draws ensures all the Competition facilities are in place ensures Competition is completed and conducted in good order ensures all Competition trophies are in place and presented. COACHING OFFICER Member of the Management Committee. Responsible for overall organisation of Kent Coaching activities and includes inter alia; maintain register of qualified Coaches in the County promote and encourage Coaches to gain UKCC qualifications aid Coaches around the County to set up sessions for all standards of play. DEVELOPMENT OFFICER Member of the Management Committee. Responsible for overall organisation of Kent Development and includes inter alia; maintains register of Kent grant aided development schemes and their progress promotes all Leagues, Clubs and others to increase participation at all levels works in liaison with Table Tennis England Regional Development Officer. COMMITTEE MEMBERS Member of the Management Committee. Responsible for assisting the Officers in their administration of the Association activities and its rule book, attending any Management Committee meetings called by the Secretary, or participating in matters by email or the alike to resolve and progress issues.A Committee member holds no other KCTTA post. AUDITOR This is an elected but Ex Officio post, having no role on the Management Committee. The auditor receives, reviews and checks the Treasurers's statement of accounts and supporting documents to ensure good practice has been followed. The Auditor may make recommendations that the Association might follow to ensure transparency and signs the Financial Statement as a true record for presentation to the AGM. DISCIPLINARY SUB COMMITTEE Elected by the KCTTA Management Committee. There are are five members, comprising of a Chair, reporting to the Kent Management Committee, with four members. They are not normally members of the Management Committee. They receive and deal with disciplinary matters presented to them by the KCTTA Secretary. Prepared by Roger Harris. Secretary. December 2015.
27 January, 2016
by: RH

KENT INTERMEDIATE TEAM TOURNAMENT 2015

THANET TAKE FINAL AGAINST FOLKESTONE Group A winner Maidstone Runner up Folkestone A Group B winner Thanet A Runner up Folkestone B Semi Finals Folkestone B beat Maidstone 3-1 Thanet A beat Folkestone A 3-0 Final Thanet A 3-1 Folkestone B Thanet A Mick Palmer Lee Featherbee Adrija Orlova Folkestone B Harry Law Charlie Richards Nick Coleman.
15 November, 2015
by: RH/DC

The KENT SENIOR TEAM TOURNAMENT 2014

BROMLEY GO ONE BETTER - LAST YEARS RUNNERS UP RETURN TO TAKE TITLE FROM MEDWAY 1 This years event on Sunday 09th February 2014 at The Howard TTC turned out to be not only a repeat of last years final but replicated its younger Kent Intermediate Team Tournament held earlier in the season. This time it was Bromley and Medway 1 who met in Group A with Bromley taking it 3-0 to comfortably top the group with Medway 1 in second spot before both went on to reach the final. This was after Medway 1 took the local bragging rights by putting out their team mates Medway A in the semis. In group B Medway A came out on top with North West Kent as runners up. The final went into the doubles all square 1 apiece, Luke Savill having beaten Andy Norwood and Phil Thomas exacting a win over Dale. Medway took the doubles leaving Bromley needing both remaining singles. The two games started together - Phil taking on Luke and Mark Buckley playing Aaron Smith. The spectators were kept enthralled with some excellent attacking and counter looping rallies on both wings going on in both games before Luke won game 4 to leave the match tied at 2-2. The fifth game was in doubt in each leg and looked to be heading into a deciding fifth and final leg before Aaron just edged the crucial fourth leg in deuce to seal a win for the Bromley team. The age range of the participating players was 14 years to 60 something. It was excellent to see the younger teenaged players performing so well at this level, Bromley's Luke's capabilities are well known but Bromley's Aaron Smith and Canterbury's Conner Russell performed very well. In fact all the young Canterbury team are to be congratulated in getting fifth place in a highly competitive tournament with a lot of very experienced players competing. One classic example of experience and youth was very nearly the win of the day, where Mike Howard and his prowess with a hard bat just lost out to Luke Savill 9 in the fifth. In the lower placing play offs Dover held there own private competition, where the C team came out in front of respectively their B team and their A team. Congratulations to all the players for the excellent table tennis, played in a good spirit and the organising team for keeping the competition well run and to time. Group A Bromley bt Canterbury 3-1, bt Dover A 3-1, bt Thanet 3-1, bt Medway 1 3-0 Medway 1 bt Canterbury 3-0, bt Dover A 3-0, bt Thanet 3-1 Canterbury bt Dover A 3-2, Thanet 3-2 Thanet bt Dover A 3-1 Group B Medway A bt Dover C 3-0, Dover B 3-0, North West Kent 3-1, bt Folkestone 3-0 North West Kent bt Dover C 3-0, Dover B 3-1, Folkestone 3-2 Folkestone lost Dover A 2-3, bt Dover B 3-2 Dover C bt Dover B 3-1 Semi Finals Bromley bt North West Kent 3-0 Medway 1 bt Medway A 3-0 Final Bromley bt Medway 1 3-2 Placings Play Offs 5th Canterbury bt 6th Folkestone 3-1 7th Thanet bt 8th Dover C 3-0 9th Dover B bt 10th Dover A 3-1, The The Kent Senior Team Tournament Champions trophy, a beautiful engraved glass bowl mounted on wooden base, was presented to the winners by Peter Ives. The perpetual trophy was purchased by David Cue as a Memorial to Kathy Ives. Kathy had so helped keep all players plied with refreshments since the inception of the tournament until her unfortunate passing away. Next year's dates. Keep your diary free. Kent Intermediate Team Tournament is booked for Sunday 09th November 2014. Kent Senior Team Tournament is booked for Sunday 15th February 2015. Both events will be at The Howard Centre.
10 February, 2014
by: Roger Harris

COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIPS

COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIPS KENT TEAMS TRIPLE HEADER Two Kent teams in three divisions Saturday 04th January 2014. Beechwood Community Centre, Barming. Match results on this web site under County/Veterans. Kent Veterans 5 and Kent Veterans 6 and Umpire Kent Veterans 1 and Kent Veterans 2 and Umpire Kent Veterans 3 and Kent Veterans 4 and Umpire
26 January, 2014
by: Roger Harris

KENT INTERMEDIATE TEAM TOURNAMENT 2013

THE INAUGURAL KENT INTERMEDIATE TEAM TOURNAMENT SUNDAY 10th NOVEMBER 2013 at The Howard TTC, Rainham. "A great day was had by all the players with the standard extremely high for our first Intermediate Team Tournament" reports David Cue in his 01st December notes to the Kent League team captains. "As the two finalists came from the same group maybe the groups could have been more even but as the first year there were some unknowns. Maidstone B and Canterbury B reached the semis from group 1 and Tonbridge/TWells and Maidstone A got through from group 2. Maidstone B had beaten Canterbury B 3-1 to top their group and Tonbridge/TWells did the same score v Maidstone B. Both semifinals were keenly contested with the young Canterbury B team beating Tonbridge/TWells 3-1. Connor Russell had one of best wins of the day, defeating Roger Pingram from 2-0 down, after getting used to Roger's pimpled rubber and saving game point in the third to win 13-11, then taking the next 11-7 and the decider 11-6. Connor was well supported by his team mates Jack Young and Kell Davies who won the doubles v Sue Sullivan and Ming Majoe 9,5,9. The other semi between the two Maidstone sides was extremely close going to the wire, being decided in the 5th leg of the 5th game to seal a 3-2 win for the B side. In that game team captain Tancevski won v Jill Shipton -9, 10, 2,-2,-8. Gillian Skilbeck, the A team captain gave them the lead overcoming Adam Simpson -5,-8,9,-3,8. Ted Tydeman also beat Adam 5,8,8 to put the A side 2-0 up. Miroslav Danadzhiev and Petar Tancevski took the doubles -9, 9,5,8 versus the Gill and Jill. Miroslav then levelled it with a good win v Ted Tydeman 7,7,6 to it to the decider. The drawing of straws for the final favoured Maidstone B with Canterbury B Connor Russell playing a singles and the doubles and the two single fell to Jack Young. Connor gave Canterbury the lead beating Adam Simpson 8,9,12. The next brought it level with Miroslav beating Jack Young 8,-5,10,13 and then pairing with Peter to take the doubles v Connor and Kell Davies to take the lead (editor's note in fact Connor and Kell won the doubles to put Canterbury 2-1 up). Adam Simpson held out in his second singles v Jack Young after being 2-0 up it went to a decider before Adam took it 5,13,-7,-10,7 to give Maidstone an unbeatable lead." (editor's note as Adam's win brought it level and Peter Tancevski had already taken the last game v Kell Davies, finishing before the Adam and Jack game to give Maidstone a nail baiting 3-2 win. The report of 11th November posted below described the nail biting finish in the final. Post Tournament notes 11th November 2013 MAIDSTONE B WIN THE FIRST KENT INTERMEDIATE TEAM TOURNAMENT Congratulations to: Winners Maidstone B Petar Tancevski, Adam Simpson, Miro Danadzhiev, Runners Up Canterbury B Connor Russell, Kell Davies, Jack Young Semifinalists Tonbridge TWells Roger Pingram, Ming Majoe, Sue Sullivan and Maidstone A Gillian Skilbeck, Jill Shipton, Ted Tydeman. Ten teams from across the County took part in this event for players of Kent League division 2 and 3 standard. The matches comprise of 4 singles and a doubles and who plays A/B/C or X/Y/Z is drawn by lots for each match (A and Y play 2 singles, everyone else plays 1 singles and 1 doubles). Each match finishes as soon as a team wins three games, making the doubles a key game as it is the third game. Group 1 1st Maidstone B beat Medway 3-2, beat Folkestone A 3-1, beat Gravesend 3-1, beat Canterbury B 3-1 2nd Canterbury B beat Medway 3-0, beat Folkestone 3-1, beat Gravesend 3-0 3rd Folkestone A beat Medway 3-1, beat Gravesend 3-0 4th Medway beat Gravesend 3-0 5th Gravesend Group 2 1st Tonbridge/TW beat Maidstone A 3-1, beat Folkestone B 3-0, beat Ashford 3-0, beat Canterbury A 3-0 2nd Maidstone A beat Folkestone B 3-0, beat Ashford 3-2, beat Canterbury A 3-0 3rd Ashford beat Folkestone B 3-0, beat Canterbury A 3-0 4th Canterbury A beat Folkestone B 3-0 5th Folkestone B Semi Finals Maidstone B beat Maidstone A 3-2 Tonbridge/TW lost Canterbury B 3-1 Final Maidstone B beat Canterbury B 3-2 Placings 1st Maidstone B 2nd Canterbury B 3rd Tonbridge/TW 4th Maidstone A 5th Folkestone A 6th Ashford 7th Medway 8th Canterbury A 9th Gravesend 10th Folkestone B The final was a tense affair and kept the audience on the edge of their seats. It was a repeat of Maidstone B's first group match when they overcome the Canterbury B youngsters, of whom Connor Russell is rated around 80th in the UK at under 18 and who went all day without losing a game. The drawing of lots left Adam Simpson playing the two singles and as it happened his second game proved to be the crucial one. Maidstone shared the first two singles with Miro Danadzhiev and Connor Russell respectively winning. Then Canterbury won the doubles in straight legs to get their nose in front. So at 2-1 down Maidstone needed to win the last two singles. These last two singles started together on adjoining tables and if Maidstone lost game 4 it was all over. Game 4 was Adam Simpson versus Jack Young. Adam went 2-0 up then dropped a leg to be only 2-1 up. Meanwhile game 5 finished with Petar Tancevski taking it from Kell Davies, which would prove decisive but only if Maidstone won game 4. Game 4 went to 2-2, so everything then depended on the very last leg of the afternoon. As the tension took hold Adam came over the line to win 11-6, so Petar Tancevski's win in the 5th game sealed the title for Maidstone B. A hard fight all day by all three Maidstone B players had left them as the only undefeated team whilst Canterbury B's Connor Russell was the only undefeated player. Congratulations to them all. The group placings finished up with Maidstone's two teams clashing in the semis. Tonbridge/TW included Roger Pingram and Ming Majoe in their ranks and were just a bit too strong for Maidstone A and the other teams in group 2, so winning the group undefeated but were then overcome by the Canterbury B youngsters from Chestfield Warriors in the other semi. The key semifinal games were probably Miro Danadzhiev overcoming Ted Tydeman 3-1 to tip the game in Maidstone A 's favour and Connor Russell overcoming Roger Pingram 3-2 to get Canterbury B off to a good start. The tournament is supported by the KCTTA but it aims to be self funding, costs being covered by the £35 entry fee for each team. Every player is to be thanked for their participation in the competition and providing numerous excitingly close games, many going to deuce in the fifth. The ages of the competitors ranged from 14 to 75 and included 7 ladies - all played their part in providing a competitive but friendly event. It was tough going as play was continuous, having started at 9am it concluded at 4.45pm. The ladies of Folkestone B (Jan, Wendy and Kate) from division 3 deserve especial mention as they battled hard to win games against teams, all ranked higher than themselves. One of the biggest cheers of the day was their one win, in the doubles in their final placing match v Gravesend, who themselves are thanked for filling in at late notice to replace the Thanet team (forced to withdraw for strong unavoidable family reasons). The youngsters of Chestfield Warriors were a credit to their club and the team they represented, Ted Tydeman as the oldest participant did superbly well to play all his allocated games but there were heroes in all teams, however, we need also to acknowledge those in the background who made the day a success. Mrs Diddams of the Howard club who serviced everyone with bacon butties, various rolls, snacks and copies supply of hot and cold drinks. David Cue as overall organiser, coordinator and tournament scheduler (who managed to fit in a new hip operation as well as the tournament), his band of helpers collating the results (Neil Le Milliere), setting up the matches and drawing lots with captains (Bob Baker and Malcolm McKay), Steve Waud the Howard Centre Manager for ensuring the venue was ready for play and tidying up afterwards. Lastly but not least of course were those who came to spectate, as they added to the atmosphere. It was the first time for most of the players in such a competition, which provides games against players from across the county that they do not normally get the opportunity to play. A contrasting range of styles, a playing format that is unique in Table Tennis all helped to provide an excellent days TT. Posted by R. Harris.
17 December, 2013
by: Report by KCTTA Secretary

KCTTA MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE

The KCTTA Management Committee have four meetings a year. The first for the 2013/14 season was on 27th September. The others are 11th December and in March and May. The AGM will be at the beginning of July. The salient points details from meeting record will be put into the editions of our news letter NewsLINK, along with other updates on our activities. We welcome your views on any matters relating to TT in the County. NewsLINK will issued in January, April, July and October.
28 October, 2013
by: Secretary.

WEB SITE UPGRADE

KCTTA WEB SITE This is the new KCTTA Website www.kctta.co.uk, it has been operational since late September 2012. This summer 2013 there has been some minor updates made on the presentation and provision for teams to put in their County Championship team and Kent League team results. We encourage teams to take advantage of this facility. The original web site www.kctta.net went offline in early November 2012. Although anyone signing into it on www.kctta.net should now be directed onto the new web site. The new web site is steadily rising on the various search engine lists, as the hits now mount up but has a little way to go before the position achieved by the old site is reached. This new web site has been populated with information, County and Kent League results and listings of Affiliated Leagues, Premier Clubs and Our Management Committee along with web addresses and contacts and an events Calendar. Other details are currently being collated and will be added as details become available to us. It is an intent that we shall regularly look at ways to enhance the site, all as part of ongoing development of the web site to ensure its relevance. We have been receiving since June 2012 a much higher level of regular enquiries for player coaching development from many parts of the County. It may be an Olympic Games legacy, whether it is or not it is very welcomed. This as continued in 2013 rising at the start of the season. Enquirers are directed to the relevant sources to suit their need. Also hopefully, some enquirers are using the web information and contacting Leagues or Clubs direct. The new site webmaster and the producer of the new web site is Richard Carden. We have been very grateful to John Hubbard for many years, who produced the original but now upgraded web site and was its webmaster. Roger Harris. KCTTA Secretary.
28 October, 2013
by: kCTTA Secretary

KCTTA NewsLINK October 2013

14 October, 2013
by: Secretary