About the Ely & District Table Tennis League
What is the League?
The Ely and District Table Tennis League exists to provide competitive table tennis in and around Ely, and to encourage table tennis generally.
What competitions does the League provide?
Our principal competition is the League itself, which runs from late September to early May each year. The League is open to all-comers, and contains Thirty teams split into three divisions, playing up to 18 matches in a season, plus the chance to enter a Handicap Knockout Tournament with Plate Competition. Teams meet from as far afield as , Ely, Newmarket and Soham as well as Cambridge and the surrounding villages.
A Closed Championship is held once a year, providing events for all standards of players.
How are teams organised?
The league consists of a number of clubs, each of which has a contact such as the club secretary. Each club enters as many teams as it wants into the league; the number varies from 1 to 7 according to the size of the club.
What happens in a match?
A team consists of three players (though we insist that at least four players are registered for each team, to ensure reserve cover). In a league match, each player plays a singles match against each of the three opponents, making a total of nine matches. At the end of the evening, each team chooses two of its players to take part in one doubles match, which brings the total number of matches played to 10. Each of those matches won counts as one point to be added to the team's league total. In a handicap knockout match, each player is handicapped individually, and the nine singles matches are played according to those handicaps. In order to remove the possibility of a drawn match, no doubles match is played.