Paul has been coaching table tennis since 2008, when he first set up the club. Since then Paul has established himself as a well-respected coach, coaching the County squad, the Regional squad, and is now also part of the coaching team working with the England Hopes Squad (in years 2017/18, 2018/19, 2019/20). Paul has developed a huge number of players who have gone on to represent the county, and compete at national and international level, including national champions and some who have gone on to win national awards for most improved player within that season. In 2013, Paul also became a professional sports coach, going into the local primary schools providing them with multi skills sessions to help increase participation and the skill set of the youngsters in the local area. Paul has got a full DBS check, emergency first aid and safeguarding and protecting children qualification.
Amy has been coaching at the club since 2016, a former Blitz TTC player having come through our pathways and went on to represent her county, South Yorkshire. As a player herself she reached a high level nationally and is now passing on the knowledge that she learnt as a player onto the next generation. Amy has a real passion for the sport and is committed to developing all players at all levels. She has helped to develop our junior club pathway through her own experiences as a player in the club. She has a real passion for developing our youngest players and helping them to master the fundamentals of the sport at the start of their playing career. Amy is also a professional sports coach, and has been into many different schools around the area, delivering PPA cover, breakfast clubs, lunch time clubs and after school clubs. She is a real asset to the club.
Sport England helps people and communities across the country get a sporting habit for life. It also protects existing sports provision and must be consulted on any planning applications that affect playing fields in England. Sport England have provided our club with funding opportunities meaning our club has been able to offer more opportunities to get people active and playing table tennis.
Briar are the UK distributor for Joola, Tibhar and many other table tennis brands. We have a great relationship with the team at Bribar and have been trading with them for many years. They are the provider of all of our clubs equipment and we even have our very own custom table tennis bat with them! Discounts with Bribar can be provided when ordering through the club.
Table Tennis England are the governing body of table tennis in England, responsible for representing, co-ordinating, administering, marketing and developing the sport in close co-operation with related bodies such as British Para Table Tennis (BPTT). As a club we are affiliated to Table Tennis England and are one of their premier clubs.