Tollgate Coaching

Every Wednesday evening from 7.30pm until 9.00pm the team at Tollgate TTC runs a Junior Coaching session that is open all Juniors up to the age of 18.

With fully qualified Table Tennis England coaches on hand to develop and deliver a coaching programme for all abilities and skills. 

Roger Hance

Coaching is led by Colchester eight times Men's Singles Champion and professional  table tennis coach Rik James ably assisted by club Chairman Roger Hance and the vastly experienced George Earle, the sessions bring the coaches enthusiasm for the game to motivate the player and create a great overall experience. 

There is always space for more Juniors to join the classes and all standards are welcome, so if you want to come down and have a go, the first session is free, cost after this is £3 for the session.

You can go as far as you want to at the Tollgate Table sessions as we have the Essex Under 15 No 3, 9 and 10 as well as Essex Under 13 Girl ranked at Number 5 in attendance as well as beginners and improvers.

If you want anymore information please contact Martyn Green via email at: for details or follow us on Twitter and tweet us at: @TollgateTTC

Rik James


For all adults and veterans, Rik James Coach also runs sessions from 9.00pm - 10.00pm throughout the season and its £5 per session.

Looking for some more personal coaching then Rik also offers 121 and small group coaching at his own venue in Colchester as well as group session at Tollgate TTC periodically throughout the year. Contact Rik James via email at: or follow him on Twitter and tweet at: @rikjamescoach for more information.

Tollgate TTC also plays host to Colchester Elite Junior Coaching sessions which are by invitation only and held on Sunday's. 

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