Junior England Training Camp at Plymouth
Hi All

Would it be possible to publicise on your website and by email to your members a major table tennis event which is coming to Plymouth.

It is not very often we attract top table tennis to Plymouth but JOOLA Plymouth have been asked to host a full Junior England Table Tennis training camp from Monday 16th until Thursday 19th of February. Also attending will be the Welsh Primary School International squad who will also be using the camp as preparation before they set off for for the World Championships.

I have attached a press release and we would like to extend an open invitation to your committee, players and all the members of the league, their families and friends to come along to Eggbuckland Community College on Wednesday 18th February at about 6.30pm. We will be staging competitive matches with some of our top local players involved. Some senior players will also be participating.

If anybody would like to come along and watch the players training you will be more than welcome. Session times will be available from Paul Whiting next week.

Your support would be appreciated.
Kind Regards
Kevin Buddell
07836 550308
Joola Plymouth TTC





Important Announcement to all Clubs members

We are delighted to announce that Table Tennis England have asked us to host a full England Junior training camp during the forthcoming half term from Monday 16th of February until Thursday 19th of February.

A full entourage consisting of over 30 of the very best Junior players in the country are attending along with Table Tennis England coaches. Some of the top England senior players will also be attending to assist with sparring and mentoring. In addition the Welsh Primary School International squad will also be attending prior to them travelling to the World Primary School Championships.

As part of the training camp we would like to extend an open invitation to you to come along and watch some competitive matches which will be staged in the main sports hall at Eggbuckland

Community College, Westcott Close, Eggbuckland, Plymouth on Wednesday 18th February commencing at around 6.30pm. This will also include top players from the club and surrounding area will be a unique opportunity for anybody interested in Table Tennis to come and see top class play. 

 We would ask ALL club members for your support during the evening as we are hoping for as many of you to come along to help ensure Table Tennis England may consider coming back to Plymouth for similar events in the future. This invitation is open to everybody. 

Light refreshments will be available throughout the evening.  Please come and join us for an entertaining evening.

Staging such an event is testament to the exceptional hard work in table tennis that has been going on throughout Plymouth and the surrounding area over the past two years. Many people are unaware that Plymouth is one of only four prestigious Table Tennis England Talent Development Centres in the country which commenced in January 2014. The program lead is the former regional coach Paul Whiting who has devoted the past 12 months to a squad of 20 local players aged between 9 and 16 years old from Plymouth and the surrounding areas. This has included taking squads of players all around the United

Kingdom playing in both team and individual competition. The standard of players within the Plymouth Talent Squad is such that many of them are now ranked in the top 5 players of their respective age groups in the region. Many are ranked in the top 50 of their age groups in the country.

Over the past two years since JOOLA Plymouth Table tennis built its fantastic new facility at Eggbuckland Community College the club has embarked on a city wide grass roots table tennis programme. 

Sponsorship from the Devonport Royal Dockyard Employees Trust enabled the club to commence an ambitious grass root development program. This has enabled Primary Schools across the city to hold table tennis taster days with over 4,000 children trying the sport for the first time. The demand has been so great that demand that JOOLA Plymouth Table Tennis Club have set up after school satellite clubs for any children to attend at Coombe Dean School, Plymstock School, Eggbuckland Community College &  St Boniface College, which have been running for the past year and such is the demand for more table tennis in the city, new after school clubs are commencing soon at Stoke Damerel College & Plymouth School of Creative Arts. 

We would like to take this opportunity to thank everybody at Eggbuckland Community College, Table Tennis England, The Devonport Royal Dockyard Employees Trust, JOOLA Plymouth Table Tennis and all the coaches, members and families of all the local table tennis clubs and leagues for playing their part in the success of the Plymouth Table Tennis Talent Development Centre which has a growing reputation of becoming one of the best table tennis development projects in the country.

If you would like more information then please do not hesitate to contact us on 07836 550308 or email: 

joolaplymouth@aol.com or the details will be on our website www.joolaplymouthttc.co.uk

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