Table Tennis Newsletter August 2018
To Club Organisers
Handbook, Match Card Collection, Signing on of players to teams & the cup draw: The handbooks should be available for collection from the Hilton Centre week ending 31st August or pick them up on your first visit. If you have any teams not on the Internet please ensure they know of their first match.
Check your players: Click on your team name in the fixtures and scroll to the bottom, all your players are listed. So all I need now is who has gone and any new ones to add. You can email me your list at firstname.lastname@example.org Or you can produce a piece of paper with the names on and to which teams they are assigned. Bring to the Hilton Centre on:
Friday 31st August 7.30 - 8.30pm
to collect your handbooks as we to do the cup draws. So if you have a paper list and/or any player fees to go to Table Tennis England then this will be your last opportunity to have their membership assigned. The important thing is that we have them correctly assigned to teams on the TT365 site so that we can see who is entitled to play. The team checker will tell you if they are
Good News: It would appear that we no longer need all that date of birth and postcode stuff to bring in a new member. We just need their name and Membership Number. That will make things easier.
To Team Secretaries
The ones I am aware of can be accessed from TT 365 site or here. You can make life easier for yourself and/or your team by opting out and giving yourself free weeks, particularly if you know a player or players are likely to be away at the half-term holidays. The cup competitions are drawn on the same night as handbook collection. If you would rather not be in a cup competition then let me know. Tel 845642; 07985 311863; email@example.com
Team Secretaries Contact Info: If you look at the new Secretary/Captains list you may see that you have no contact information. This means that no-one using the website can contact you and will have to find a handbook. This is because of the new privacy rules. So, to have you contact information shown you need to log in to Table Tennis England just as you do when renewing. Go to the tab that says My Data then Privacy and give your permissions.
Entering your own match cards: After years of asking, we can now enter our own results online. Please use the system instead of posting or using the box at Hilton. Take them home. Login as above
Special Note to Division Three: You may have noticed that we have gone to a lot of trouble to place a 14/13 team division since we have 49 teams. This means that on four occasions you will have cup matches in the same week as league matches. So this is a plea to Division Three teams. Please opt out of one or more cups and make things easier for yourself. Of course, if you are that keen then don't bother. We don't want any moaning later.
Here's a little trick: If your match night is not Tuesday, then when you play Hilton I on one of the fixtures your room is free. That's a good opportunity to bring any difficult matches forward with opposition agreement.
To all players
Individual Table Tennis England Membership (formally ETTA membership): You should by now have taken steps to renew your membership, using or quoting your Membership number. DO NOT JOIN AGAIN! Chaos ensues and your games will not count as you won't show up as a player. Don't leave it too late. Many of you are already showing up as paid. See the Membership list.
Players who play in more than one league: SHOULD RENEW PERSONALLY WITH TABLETENNISENGLAND (ETTA) AND NOT THROUGH
New people during the season can join Table Tennis England at any time, but games won't count until this is done. Existing and new players as a last resort can be registered through us on cup draw night, Friday 1st September and you make your cheque payable to Bolton Table Tennis League in this case. New players will need to provide us with full contact details, Membership Number, nationality and DOB. If desperate you can pay the league through me. Same details needed.
To renew online or by phone click on this link https://tabletennisengland.co.uk/play/membership/
Roy Caswell, General Secretary of the Bolton & District Table Tennis League