Club Update – Sept 9th
Club sec Jordan McGinlay received an email in last couple of days from WoSTTL stating that the first weekend of SNL in Oct is cancelled, alongside the Perth Open and Scottish Primary School Championships. We will keep you posted with dates that get changed or amended. Still no confirmed date when WOS Senior League will be back in action, but we know Edinburgh League will be starting back Jan 2021.
We have secured a number of new venues which we will using while St Matthews remain shut and have moved all relevant equipment to those venues. St Peters Church hall we will be using just now which is an ideal hall for 3 tables. Ardrossan Scout Hut, West Kilbride Community Centre are two venues we plan to use for sessions but remain closed just now until later this month. The Portal could be opening in the next couple of weeks so we hope that we can have some bigger club sessions on 6 tables when that does open. Will keep you posted.
I will be slowly organising some sort of weekly schedule with regards to 1-1 coaching. The portal main sports hall is opening soon and we have asked for a couple of nights (Mon, Tue, Wed or Thurs). Chris will be in contact with players regarding the 1-1 times early next week.
Videos / Promo
We have a couple of tripods down with me over the weekend, so if anyone wants to record their training or practice matches, let us know and Chris can give you tripod for your phone. I shared few videos on Instagram of people who put pics up / videos up on their profiles. Any more this week let me know and ill do the same.
British League first weekend which was suppose to be Sept 26/27th has been cancelled by TT England, disappointing news but sort of expected. The remaining fixtures in Dec, Mar and Apr are set to go ahead and possibly another date to add to the calendar. Jordan has been in contact with all our BSL players with venues, divisions and teams we are up against.
ITTF Foundation Grant
We have been successful in applying for the ITTF Foundation grant which helps clubs around the world with all sort of support during the lockdown. We are being sent equipment from ITTF for our club members and people at our sessions to use. Over £2.5k worth of rubbers, blades, clothing and club equipment so we are very thankful for ITTF in supporting us.
Again, thanks to everyone who has continued to play and contribute towards club funds by playing the Bonus Ball. Billy has been contacting the winners to arrange prizes. We plan to start a 50/50 club beginning the month of October, so we will be in touch then regarding the set up of it.
Sat 5th Sept Winner – Jim Love
Sat 29th Aug Winner – John McNamara
Sat 22nd Aug Winner – John McNamara
Sat 15th Aug WInner – Ian Macpherson
Sat 8th Aug Winner – Pete Hay