Table Tennis Newsletter August 2017
To Club Organisers
Handbook, Match Card Collection, Signing on of players to teams & the cup draw: The handbooks should be available for collection from the Hilton Centre week ending 1st September or pick them up on your first visit. I will email you when they are there. If you have any teams not on the Internet please ensure they know of their first match. I normally send a flyer off to those but I have a very bad dose of shingles and I am trying to cut down.
In previous yeas of this system, we have had to manually add every single player back to a team. I suggested, that since the majority of teams do not change, it would save us a lot of work if existing players already were assigned to any existing team, in advance. They have adopted it. I normally produce a list of players to teams from the database and put it under information. This apparently is now not needed.
Jeff Weston points out that if you click on any team name in the fixtures and scroll to the bottom, all their players are listed. So all I need now is who has gone and any new ones to add. You can email me your list at firstname.lastname@example.org Or you can produce a piece of paper with the names on and to which teams they are assigned. Bring to the Hilton Centre on:
Friday 1st September 7.30 - 8.30pm
to collect your handbooks as we to do the cup draws. So if you have a paper list and/or player fees to go to Table Tennis England then this will be your last opportunity to have their membership assigned. The important thing is that we have them correctly assigned to teams on the TT365 site so that we can see who is entitled to play. You may have already told me, but this gets lost in the mayhem of handbook preparation and TT365 set up. Please check.
To Team Secretaries
Cup Opt Outs:
The ones I am aware of can be accessed from TT 365 site or here. You can make life easier for yourself and/or your team by opting out and giving yourself free weeks, particularly if you know a player or players are likely to be away at the half term holidays. The cup competitions are drawn on the same night as handbook collection. If you would rather not be in a cup competition then let me know. Tel 845642; 07985 311863; email@example.com
League Set Up: As you have probably seen, Division 4 has gone for now and we have 4 full divisions. Some teams will find themselves playing higher than expeceted and some a bit lower. Don't moan to me. My Meadow Hill A team expected to be playing along side a new set of teams but most teams are the same. Yet we have gone from Divsion 4 to Division 3.
To all players
Individual Table Tennis England Membership (formally ETTA membership): You should by now have taken steps to renew your membership, using or quoting your Membership number. DO NOT JOIN AGAIN! Chaos ensues and your games will not count as you won't show up as a player. Don't leave it too late. Many of you are already showing up as paid. See the Membership list.
Players who play in more than one league: SHOULD RENEW PERSONALLY WITH TABLETENNISENGLAND (ETTA) AND NOT THROUGH ANY ONE LEAGUE OR YOU MAY BE SHOWN AS INELIGIBLE TO PLAY or YOU MUST BE CERTAIN THAT THE LEAGUE SECRETARY WILL SWITCH YOU ON AT TABLETENNIS365 BEFORE THE END OF AUGUST. Everyone's membership expires at the end of July.
New people during the season can join Table Tennis England at any time, but games won't count until this is done. Existing and new players as a last resort can be registered through us on cup draw night, Friday 1st September and you make your cheque payable to Bolton Table Tennis League in this case. New players will need to provide us with full contact details, Membership Number, nationality and DOB. If desperate you can pay the league through me. Same details needed.
To renew on line or by phone click on this link https://tabletennisengland.co.uk/play/membership/
- A Table Tennis England approved Development Tournament
- Open to league players of all ages
- All divisions welcome
- Pitch your skills against players of similar ability in different leagues
- Each player guaranteed to play up to 7 matches
- Awards & Prizes
- Places limited, please apply early to avoid disappointment
Tournament Organiser & Referee
Please complete the attached entry form and return via email to Andrea Wrigley at firstname.lastname@example.org
or via post to 9 Barford Drive, Lowton, Cheshire, WA3 1DD
Closing date Friday 22nd September 2017
Any questions, please do not hesitate to contact either organiser by phone or email.
Roy Caswell, General Secretary of the Bolton & District Table Tennis League