JOOLA Plymouth Table Tennis Club host full England Youth squad training camp & staged matches
We are delighted to announce that Table Tennis England have asked us to host a full England Junior training camp again during the forthcoming week from Tuesday 29th of March until Friday 1st April 2016.
A full entourage consisting of over 26 of the very best Junior players in the country are attending along with Table Tennis England coaches. Some senior players will also be attending to assist with sparring and mentoring.
As part of the training camp we would like to extend an open invitation to you to come along and watch some competitive matches which will be staged in the main sports hall at Eggbuckland Community College, Westcott Close, Eggbuckland, Plymouth on Thursday 31st March 2016 commencing at 6.00pm. This will also include top players from the club and the surrounding area and will be a unique opportunity for anybody interested in Table Tennis to come and see some top class play for free.
England Number 1 junior girl & World ranked number 49 Tin Tin Ho will be part of the squad training in Plymouth this week following her maiden win in the Ladies singles at the National Senior Championships last week. She will be joined by England number 1 junior boy Tom Jarvis who also impressed last week in the National Senior Championships reaching the mens semi finals.
This invitation is open to everybody.
Light refreshments will be available throughout the evening. Please come and join us for an entertaining evening.
Staging such an event is testament to the exceptional hard work in table tennis that has been going on throughout Plymouth and the surrounding area over the past two years. Many people were unaware that Plymouth was one of the first Table Tennis England Talent Development Centres in the country which commenced in January 2014. The program lead is the former regional coach Paul Whiting who has devoted the past two years to a squad of 20 local players aged between 9 and 16 years old from Plymouth and the surrounding areas. This has included taking squads of players all around the United Kingdom playing in both team and individual competition. The standard of players within the Plymouth Talent Squad is such that many of them are now ranked in the top 5 players of their respective age groups in the region. Many are ranked in the top 50 of their age groups in the country.
Over the past two years since JOOLA Plymouth Table tennis built its fantastic new facility at Eggbuckland Community College the club has embarked on a city wide grass roots table tennis programme. Part of the weeks training camp programme will also feature a national coaching conference.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank everybody at Eggbuckland Community College, Table Tennis England, JOOLA Plymouth Table Tennis and all the coaches, members and families of all the local table tennis clubs and leagues for playing their part in the success of the Plymouth Table Tennis Talent Development Centre which has a growing reputation of becoming one of the best table tennis development projects in the country.