An updated list of upcoming coach education programmes currently available from local Councils can be found here.
The Power NI Ulster Open, supported by Lisburn City Council, promises to be a superb event in the Irish table tennis calendar. This year sees both the Senior and Junior Opens coming together over the weekend 28th-30th November in a celebration of table tennis at Lisburn Racquets Club. The headline of the Senior Event is the prize money – which Table Tennis Ulster hope will attract top class players to Lisburn to try and win the £1,000 Men’s top prize and the £700 Women’s Singles prize.
As the new season is well under way, now is a good time to think about the future of your club and where it wants to be. It is important that clubs have a business plan so they know what they are trying to achieve and make sure they are going in the right direction. An effective business plan can help you to manage your club better but also demonstrates business understanding and controls to potential investors..
A key role for Table Tennis Ulster has always been to provide coaching to encourage and train new players, and to provide a player pathway for athlete development.
Applications are now being sought from Clubs and Schools who wish to benefit from funded coaching sessions in 2014.
Lisburn Racquets Club is the venue for the revival of table tennis in Lisburn, following successful elite training sessions there prior to the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, and the staging of the annual Junior Interpro Championships there in April.
Fermanagh Junior Open
Fivemiletown College, 8 November
Ulster Open Senior and Junior
Lisburn Racquets Centre, 28 - 30 November more
Ballymena Academy, 13 December
Co. Antrim Open
Coleraine, 10 January