Table Tennis Ireland is the National Governing Body for the sport of Table Tennis in Ireland and is responsible for the management and overall development of all areas of the sport, through the island.
A few people asked me to do a blog for the next few weeks to try to give a picture of our journey to, from and during the Rio Paralympics 2016. So this is the first edition.
The Leinster Branch are delighted to announce the introduction of 4 new closed senior ranking events. For more information see here.
Paralympics Ireland has begun to beef up its classification skills.As part of its drive to cover the maximum number of Paralympic sports, they intend to recruit and provide training for table tennis medical and technical classifiers for 2017. They are seeking volunteers for these positions. If you are interested in applying, or even would like further information, please contact Ana Carolina Maia at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The first event of the 2016/2017 Senior Domestic Calendar will take place in DCU Sport on Saturday 27th August. See here for the Senior Classification entry form. Entries closing Monday 15/08/16. NO LATE ENTRIES WILL BE ACCEPTED
Rena McCarron Rooney accepting para athlete of 2016 award from Table Tennis Ireland Chairman, Rob Cowan.
There were positives all round at this years European Youth Championships as the Irish team produced a string of impressive results in Zagreb. See here for a full report.
The Events Unit and Board of Table Tennis Ireland are inviting submissions and recommendations in relation to the following proposals, which may be implemented on a trial basis for the upcoming 2016/17 season. All Branches, Registered Clubs and Affiliates are encouraged to forward their opinions, observations and recommendations in relation to each proposal to email@example.com with a deadline of 31st July 2016.
The Irish Junior team are in Zagreb ahead of the 59th European Youth Table Tennis Championships. Action starts on Friday.
Euro Mini Championships
Strasbourg, France, 26 - 28 August
Irish Senior Classification - Qualifier
DCU Sport, Dublin, 27 August
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 8 - 17 September
Veterans Six Nations
England, 10 - 11 September