History and Context

Pre 2010 table tennis, as a competitive sport, in the Crewe area was in decline. Participation was at a low level and the Crewe and District Table Tennis League was annually reducing in size.  Prospects for the future were poor with the possibility of the League only having one division which would have eventually meant possible closure or merger.


the South Cheshire Table Tennis Hub was created at the Crewe YMCA (one table) in November.  Leaders -  Kevin Foster, John Dawson and Dennis Artess


Move of the Hub in May to the Crewe Youth Centre

Sponsorship to purchase the “Robot”


Formal creation in May of the Crewe Central Table Tennis Club

Executive Committee formed – Mike Crompton, Neil Williams, Mel Edwards, Nathan Dean and Dennis  Artess

7 Members attended the first Club Night – Mike Farr, John Betteley, Kieran Betteley, Nathan Betteley, Theo Verstraten , Ryan Douse and Dennis Artess.

Base at the MMU Sports Hall

Sponsorship to purchase 4 tables

5 Crewe League Teams formed, 1 Potteries Team  - Membership grew to 30

Hub moves to the Sir William Stanier Centre in October 2012


Executive Committee – Mike Crompton, Neil Williams, Nathan Dean, Dave Stubbs, Richard Derricutt, Mike farr and Dennis Artess

11 Crewe teams formed, 1 Potteries Team - Membership up to 54

Commitment to achieve the Sport England “Clubmark” accreditation by 2015

NewGen Zone formed

Partnership with South Cheshire College initiated


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