Celtic TT Junior Challenger Series

17 August 2015

Celtic TT Junior Challenger Series

Last month, Table Tennis Ireland announced the appointment of Celtic TT as the Official Sponsor to the Junior Challenger Series. The Challenger Series has been in existence for the past six years, and is a key initiative in the development of the sport at Junior level. The primary objective of the Series is to increase participation levels throughout the country, by facilitating players who want to participate and compete in table tennis competitions in a relaxed and friendly environment. The emphasis of the Series is on having fun and enjoying lots of games, with an average of 9 matches per player per event. The Series also can provide a pathway for some players who wish to progress to Provincial and National events.


Table Tennis Ireland is now inviting Clubs to host Challenger events in the upcoming 2015/16 season. The objective is to stage a minimum of 12 Challenger events throughout the 2015/16 season, with a good geographical spread and a minimum of 3 events per province. 

Prizes for each division will consist of table tennis equipment, and will be provided by our series sponsor, Celtic TT and Ted Bollard, who will be marketing his range of TT products at all events.


In addition, this year Table Tennis Ireland will be introducing a special Junior Challenger Series Membership for €5 for the season, which will allow members to participate in all Challenger events throughout the year. Members will also receive a special JCS key-ring (designed by Tony Higgins) which will contain the members individual JCS membership number with their own Club name/logo - see below which will be inserted in attachable key-ring. The €5 paid for JCS membership will also be deductible from Table Tennis Ireland affiliation fees if the player decides to progress to Provincial or National events.


Please contact Mark or David in the Office if you have an interest in hosting a Challenger Event in your club in the coming 2015/16 season. The Challenger dates will then be updated in the 2015/16 Events Calendar. Mark and David will also be able to provide full details of the rules and regulations that apply to the Challenger Series.


Table Tennis Ireland is delighted to launch this initiative, and are indebted to Ted Bollard and Celtic TT for the sponsorship of the Series.


See here for the JCS Membership form and here for an example of the JCS Member Key-ring 

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