Club Update – June 8th

Venue Secured
We have spoke to committee who run the Ardrossan Scout Hut and have agreed terms to use of both halls from whenever TTS and govt say we can go back to play. Possibly 2nd week in July. They have all relevant equipment but we will be moving our own equipment down there.

KA Leisure could possibly open the Portal when phase 3 of the lockdown is in place, July 9th. We think that St Matthews could remain shut with the Portal being the first KA Leisure facility to open. It could be the gym first however and then the main sports hall later.

We will be sending out a survey to all members, asking their thoughts on what they like about the club and what needs improved. Will be done on survey monkey and completely anonymous so please fill that in and tell us your thoughts when Jordan sends that out.

Club Quiz
We held our our 2nd quiz of the lockdown, another good turnout with James & Will Kennedy winning it with 15 points. Billy 2nd and McNamaras 3rd. We will be holding one again next week, Wednesday 17th June 7pm. Graeme and Jordan take it and usually is on for around an hour, so get involved if you haven’t already.

Bonus Ball
Week 8 Winner was Diane Hogg with No45
Week 9 Winner was Ann Alcock with No33
Prizes have been allocated to the winners

COVID Policy & Procedures
Graeme Stevenston and John Smith currently writing up advice and guidelines for our club to return to table tennis and what procedures players will be expecting to meet when arriving at the club. Info will be taken from ITTF and governing bodies and will amend accordingly with how our tt sessions will operate post lockdown.

Player Spotlight
We continue to do our player spotlight which focuses on individuals who play for the club or help out. Last week we done a Q&A with Phil Greenham who spends countless Friday nights coaching and organising West Kilbride TT Club –

This week we have a great Q&A with Ian Macpherson, who has been involved in table tennis for over 45 years and has been at NATTC since day 1. Read below about Ian’s playing career, influences, what keeps him motivated and his thoughts on the changes the to game over the years.