Banbury learn to play Table Tennis scheme
Come along and learn to play Table Tennis with access to professionally qualified coaches in what will be a fun, friendly yet focused environment to enable you to both learn and enjoy the sport.
Whether you are a junior, adult or senior; a beginner or someone returning to the sport – we welcome you all! Maybe if you’re a parent it’s also a great opportunity to get involved in a sport with your child?
You will find Table Tennis to be a welcoming sport for all in which you can learn to play on a social or competitive level dependant on your preference.
The coaching committee of the Banbury & District Table Tennis Association have worked over the last couple of years to create a number of opportunities around the Banbury area for new players to access the sport.
Our key aim is to build an integrated school, club and league coaching network that will create pathways for player development and increase Table Tennis participation in North Oxfordshire. We we’re delighted that our project was a finalist in the Sports Project of the year category in the 2015 Oxfordshire Sports awards.
A number of in and after school clubs are now operating in which you would need to be a student to attend but a number of non-school sessions are also in operation in locations such as Bloxham, Bodicote, Mollington & North Newington.
You will find attached a flyer relating to all of the available sessions along with individual flyers for each specific coaching session along with the relevant contact details for each. You can also contact the coaching officer for Banbury Andy Hook directly on 07900 692154 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Beyond these sessions, if you wish to have the opportunity to develop your game further we would welcome you to attend the Banbury Table Tennis academy which operates on a Friday evening at BGN school in Banbury (please see specific academy section for details).
You will also find that each coaching session has strong links to clubs participating in the Banbury league.
Banbury TT League Coaching Academy
The academy operates weekly on a Friday evening at BGN school (19.15 – 21.00).
Sessions recommence – Friday 14th September 2018.
The academy session sits as the top of our coaching structure and is open to all – from enthusiastic beginners of any age wishing to expand their game further through to players operating at the top end of the Banbury league.
This is an excellent opportunity for all players to improve their game and mix with a range of players and abilities in doing so.
We have great pleasure in having the opportunity to appoint Eddie Roofe as Head coach to run the academy sessions. Eddie has been involved in the sport for a numbers of years, both operating as a player at a high level and as coach, qualified to a high degree (UK level 3 qualification). Eddie has been working as a coach for a number of years and since 2010 has been head of community Table Tennis for Bristol Academy of Sport.
Eddie will be supported by individuals within the Banbury coaching network and in BGN we have a most excellent venue offering 16 top level tables to ensure we can continue to enable all players to having playing access throughout the session.
The sessions are sure to provide a great opportunity for continued Table Tennis development and we look forward to seeing as many of you there as possible.
Below is a flyer for the Banbury Academy.