Dear League Member,

Please find attached the minutes of the recent AGM, plus the Accounts for this year and Budget for next.

 

Regards,   Mick Taylor

2019 05 02 AGM Minutes.docx

 

Income & Expenditure - 2018-19 (1).xls

 

Budget V1 - 2019-20 (1).xls  

  


 

Dear Team Captains, Club and League Officers, 

Kendal and District Table Tennis League

Annual General Meeting, Thurs 2 May 2019 at 7.30 pm, Ibis Social Club, Kendal

All members of the League are invited to attend the above AGM.  There are important matters to discuss and we would very much welcome your views.  Please find attached the agenda. Team Captains and Club Secretaries, could you please pass this on to your team or club members. 

Agenda    2019 05 02 AGM Agenda.docx

 

I hope to see you there. 

Best Wishes,   Mick Taylor 

General Secretary

Kendal and District Table Tennis League

Annual General Meeting, Thurs 2 May 2019 at 7.30 pm, Ibis Social Club, Kendal

Agenda

1              Apologies

2              Minutes of previous AGM

3              Matters arising

4              Chairman and Treasurer’s report  

5              Secretary and Welfare Officer’s report

6              Match and Membership Secretary’s report

7              Junior Development  Coordinator’s  report

8              Veterans League report

9              ESTTA report

10           Tournament Report

11           Election of Officers

12           Divisional Shield and KO Cup. 

·         The Management Team propose the following motion:  To try and increase participation in these competitions, all League teams shall automatically be entered in the Divisional Shield and KO Cup competitions.  The fees currently charged separately for competition entry will be added to general League fees.  In addition, the League gratefully accepts the offers made by Dennis Hooley (2019-20) and Chris Knowles (2020-21) to sponsor the KO Cup competition to the tune of £100 each, subject to certain conditions required by and to be agreed with the sponsors.  This would make entry to the KO Cup free to clubs for those years.

·         In addition, views from those present are sought on other related matters, such as further promoting the competitions on the website, timing of the draws, handicap range (presently -8 to +7), sudden death rule at deuce, making the Div Shield non handicapped, moving the Annual Tournament and Finals Night to the end of the season and presenting all trophies (including League and Cup winners) on that night.

13           365 Website

The League has an important choice to make at the AGM. There are essentially 3 options:

 Option 1 – Take out a 3 year contract with TT365 to provide the existing website services for the next 3 years. Pay TT365 a fee of £7 per head (seniors) and £4 (juniors), in addition to the existing fees being paid to Table Tennis England (TTE). Fund this fee increase by increasing League membership fees or reducing League reserves or a combination of the two.

 Option 2 – As above but vote at the TTE AGM for their fees to be reduced by £7 (seniors) and £4 (juniors) to cover the cost of subscribing to TT365. Accept the fact that if this vote is defeated, the additional cost will have to be funded by the League and /or the membership as in Option 1 above.

 Option 3 – Accept the assurances from TTE that their new system will be up and running and free of charge (included in existing fees) by the beginning of the 2019/20 season. The risk here is that the system will be significantly less good than the current system, at least for the first year, and that this will create significant extra work for League Administrators.

Members will be asked to vote on these options.

14           Dates for next season 


 

 

Minutes of Management Team Meeting – 18 April 2019

Attached -  2019 04 18 Man Team Minutes Rev A.docx  

 


 

Dear Team Captains, Club and League Officers, 

The League AGM will be held on Thurs 2 May 2019 at 7.30 PM, Ibis Sports and Social Club, Kendal. 

The Draft Agenda is as follows. If you would like any items adding to the agenda, please let me know. 

1.  Minutes of previous AGM

2.  Maters arising.

3.  Chairman and Treasurer's report

4.  Secretary and Welfare Officer's report.

5.  Match Secretary's report.

6. Junior Development Officer's report.

7.  Veterans League report. 

8.  Tournament Report

9.  Election of Officers.

10.  Table Tennis 365 Website 

Club secretaries, could you please pass this email on to your members. 

Best wishes,

Mick Taylor

 


  

 

Minutes of Management Team Meeting – 17 Dec 2018

Attached - 2018 12 17 Management Team Minutes.docx  


 

 Minutes of Council Meeting – 7.30 pm Thurs 13 Sept 2018  at Ibis, Kendal

 

 2018 09 13 Council Mtg Minutes.docx   

 

Present – Mick Taylor (Sec), Norman Philbey, Tony March (Chairman),  Martin Wakelin,  Phil Swift,  Mike Sunderland, Doug Baxter, Keith Mallinson, Bob Gale, Bryan Rhodes, Peter Leahey,

 

Apologies  Chris Knowles, John Wood, Mike Taylor

 

 

1.     Minutes of Previous Meeting 14 Sept 2017

1.1   Agreed and signed.

 

2.     Matters Arising

2.1  None

 

3.     Chairman’s / Treasurer’s Report (Tony)

3.1  Last year was a good year financially.  It was agreed at the last AGM that we discontinue our support of the Garstang Centre and allocate £500 from our budget to supporting youth initiatives locally, with a view to reversing the decline in junior participation.  Mike Sunderland is spearheading this.

3.2   It is disappointing that the number of teams entering the League has again reduced, down from last year’s 22 to 20 this year.

3.3   The Leisure Centre Club is now full.  It runs every Tuesday throughout the year.

 

4.     Secretary’s Report (Mick Taylor)

4.1  Mick reminded players to go onto the TTE website and update their contact details and privacy settings.  This is especially important for Team Captains, as otherwise their details and phone numbers cannot be accessed by other captains.

4.2 At present, TTE player registration fees are collected by the League from the clubs, then paid by the League to TTE.  We would like to move next season (2019-20) to a system where the player pays these fees direct to TTE through the TTE website.

 

5.     Match Secretary’s Report (Martin)

5.1  Martin emphasised the importance of item 4.1 above.

 

6.     Junior Organiser’s Report (Mike Sunderland)

6.1  It is important to get into local schools and Mike has been doing this around Kirkby Stephen.  He has contacted five schools and is offering to do three sessions with the children at each of these.  He has had very positive responses so far.  These sessions may be at breakfast clubs, lunch times or after school.  After say three sessions in the school, the children will be encouraged to go along to the local club.  This path of progression is important.  Ideally the school sessions will also continue, but now under teacher supervision.

6.2   Mike will liaise with Kevin Hunter at Grayrigg and Roger and Louise at Natland.  He is happy to help at Grayrigg and perhaps to go into Natland school, if appropriate.

6.3  Junior training sessions could be organised at Kendal Leisure Centre.

6.4  Warcop club needs two tables.  They could have the tables from Dent, who no longer require them. 

 

7.     Veterans Officer Report

7.1  John Wood was not present.

 

8.     ESTTA Report

8.1   Matt O’Flynn was not present.

 

9.     Website Report

9.1  Chris Knowles was not present.

 

10.   League make-up, 2018 – 19

10.1   As agreed at the AGM, there will be two divisions this year, 10 teams in each.

10.2   Division 1 will be Natland A, Natland B, Ibis, Burton A, Burton B, Burton C, Dalton, Crook A, Kirkby Stephen A, Dallam A.

10.3   Division 2 will be Natland C, Natland D, Natland E, Crook B, Crook C, Crook D, Kirkby Stephen B, Grayrigg A, Grayrigg B, Dallam B.

 

 

11.   Dates for 2018-19

11.1      Agreed to start season on w/c 1 October 2018.

11.2      The Calendar which was issued with the agenda will be amended as necessary and reissued.

 

12.   AOB

12.1  Clubs are  invited to arrange friendly matches with Kirkby Stephen.  Clubs to liaise with MS.

 

 

Distribution

                League team captains and club and league officers.     

                365 Website.

 

 

 Action

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

All

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MT

 

 

Club Secretaries

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Dear Team Captains, Club and League Officers, 

KDTTL Pre Season Council Meeting, Ibis Social Club,

7.30 pm, Thursday  13 September, 2018 

You are invited to the above  meeting, to agree the League teams and structure for the coming season.  The agenda and list of provisional dates are attached below.  If anyone would like anything added to the agenda, please let me know. 

Regards,    Mick Taylor

2018 09 13 Pre season Council Agenda.docx

 

Dates 2018-19.docx  

 



 

Minutes of AGM – 3rd May 2018

Minutes  (version 3 added 16/8/18) attached -

2018 05 03 AGM Minutes V3.docx

 

Accounts 2017-18.pdf   

 


Minutes of Management Team Meeting – 18 April 2018

 

Attached -

2018 04 18 Management Team Minutes.docx  

 



 

Dear Team Captains, Club and League Officers, 

KDTTL  Annual General Meeting, Thursday 3 May, Ibis Social Club, 7.30 pm 

All league members are invited to attend and play a part in the running of the League.  The agenda is attached below.  

Please note the items 14 and 15, which are for discussion and a vote at the meeting.  It would be useful if you could seek opinions on these matters in your clubs and teams. 

Club Secretaries, could you please issue this information to your members where appropriate.   

Cheers,   Mick Taylor

Kendal and District Table Tennis League

Annual General Meeting, Thurs 3 May 2018 at 7.30 pm, Ibis Social Club, Kendal

Agenda

1            Apologies

2            Minutes of previous AGM

3            Matters arising

4            Chairman’s report

5            Secretary’s report

6            Treasurer’s report

7            Match and Membership  Secretary’s report

8            Junior Secretary’s report

9            Development and Coaching Officer’s Report

10          ESTTA report

11          Lancashire and Cheshire Veterans League report

12          Tournament Report

13          Election of Officers

14          Structure of League  2018-19.  The Management Team propose two Divisions only,  of around 11 teams each.  Each team will then play each other team twice.  This to be debated and voted upon.

15          Consideration of KDTTL contribution to Garstang TT Centre and associated coaching at Natland. The Management Team feel the time is right to discontinue this  and focus resources on developing juniors in the KDTTL area.   

16          Dates for next season

17          AOB

 

 


 

 

Minutes of Management Team Meeting – 23 Nov 2017

Attached -

 2017 11 23 Management Team Minutes.docx  

 


 

 

Dear Team Captains, Club and League Officers, 

Please find attached the minutes of the meetings on 14 September 2017. 

Could you please note the League rule change agreed.  The relevant extract from the minutes is as follows: 

On the table was an amendment to rule 15.3(v);

A player may also play for a team below that for which he or she is registered, up to a maximum of 4 times, provided he or she is ranked (according to the league handicaps) equal to or below the player in the lower team being temporarily replaced.

Proposed by Mick Taylor, seconded by Tony March.

After a short discussion this was unanimously passed. 

Regards,   Mick Taylor

2017 09 14 EGM and Council Mtg Minutes.docx

 


 

Minutes of Management Team Juniors Group Meeting – 28 Aug 2017

Attached -

2017 08 28 Management Team Juniors Group Minutes.docx

 

 


 

 

Minutes of AGM – 27th April 2017

Minutes attached including proposed calendar for the 2017/18 season -

2017 04 27 AGM Minutes.docx

 

Income & Expenditure - 2016-17.xls

 


 

 

Minutes of Management Team Meeting – 7.30 pm Wed 30 Nov 2016 at Compton House, Natland

Attached -

2016 11 30 Management Team Minutes.docx

 

 


 

Minutes of the recent Council Meeting 15 Sept 2016  attached below -

2016 09 15 Council Mtg Minutes.docx

 

Agenda for pre season -

Kendal and District Table Tennis League 

Pre Season Council Meeting – 7.30 pm Thurs 15 Sept 2016 at Ibis. 

Agenda 

  1. Apologies

  2. Minutes of Previous Meeting, 10 Sept 2015.

  3. Matters Arising

  4. Chairman’s Report (Tony)

  5. Secretary’s Report (Mick).

  6. Junior Organiser’s Report (Mike S)

  7. Match Secretary’s Report (Martin)

  8. Coaching/Development Officer’s Report (Roger)

  9. ESTTA Officer Report (Matt)

  10. Veterans Organiser Report (John)

  11. Web Site Report (Chris)

  12. Make up of League 2016/17

  13. Dates for Coming Season (see attached for provisional dates)

  14. Ways to increasing participation (start times, friendlies, taster session etc)

  15. AOB

2016 09 15 Pre season Council Agenda.docx

 

KDTTL, Provisional Calendar for Season 2016-17 (Rev A) 

Notes

1.   School holidays are:

  • October half term            24-28 Oct 2016
  • Christmas                            16 Dec – 4 Jan 2017
  • Feb half term                     20 – 24 Feb 2017
  • Easter                                   7 April – 23 April 2017

2.   I have assumed a ten team grid, ie 18 League fixtures in the season.

3.   Dates may change after further discussion.  

2016

Thurs 15 Sept                                     Pre-season Council Meeting

w/c 26 Sept or 3 Oct                        League fixtures begin

w/c 24 October                                 Free week (half term)

w/c 19 and 26 December              Christmas break

2017

w/c 2 Jan                                             Fixtures resume

Sat 7 Jan                                               Junior Tournament

Sun 15 Jan                                           Divisional Shield Finals

w/c 20 Feb                                          Free week (half term)

?                                                              Crook Veterans

w/c 27 Feb                                          1st round KO Cup

w/c 6 March                                       Last week of fixtures

w/c 13 March                                     2nd round KO Cup

Sun 19 March                                     Annual Tournament

Tues 21 March                                   Finals Night

w/c  27 March                                    3rd round KO Cup

w/c  3 April                                          Semi finals, KO Cup

w/c 10 April                                        Free week (Easter holidays)

Wed 19 April                                      KO Cup Final and Presentation

Thurs 27 April                                     AGM


 

Please find attached below some notes from our recent meeting to discuss ways to increase League membership.

2016 08 23 Man Team Dev Group Notes - V2.docx

 


 

 

2016 04 28 AGM Minutes.docx     

 

Draft budget - 2016-17.xls

 

Income and Expend, 2015-16.xls   

 

Kendal and District Table Tennis League

Minutes of AGM – 7.30 pm 28 April 2016 at Natland VH.  

Present – Mick Taylor (Sec), Tony March (Chairman), Norman Philbey, John Wood, Mike Taylor, Martin Wakelin, Keih Mallinson, Bob Gale, Andrew Hudson, Jeff Pimblett, Chris Knowles.

Apologies Bruce Carnaffin, Keith Dymond,  Mike Sunderland, Phil Swift, Bob Bagot, Roger Pimblett. 

1. Minutes of previous AGM

  • Taken as read, accepted and signed by Tony. 

2. Matters arising

  • Last year’s accounts now audited and written report was tabled now. 

3. Chairman’s and Treasurer’s Report (Tony)

  • Deficit this year was £358 (cf budgeted deficit £200).  This less than satisfactory position due to less receipts from coaching than anticipated.  We also had 10% less players in League than last year.

  • Could save money on trophies as many seniors don’t want a keepsake trophy.  Management team to look at this next year. (Action TM)

  • Graham Coupe’s coaching centre in Garstang was discussed and it was agreed to continue supporting.  £500 to be given again this coming year, subject to the four coaching sessions by Graham as this year.  We must push hard to fill these sessions and have three before Christmas and one soon after.  Also if possible have additional coaching sessions with Roger and Martin.  Mick to discuss with Roger. (Action MT, RP)

  • We need a campaign to reverse the present trend and increase League membership.  Mick to set up a meeting during the summer to look at this.(Action MT)

  • Keith suggested we bulk buy tt balls at low cost and sell to clubs, making a small profit.  Mick to investigate.  Chris advised that the best balls by far are Nikkatu 3 star, made in Japan (not China). (Action MT)

  • Jeff suggested we may be able to get a grant from Lakes Leisure.   Tony to investigate. (Action TM)

  • See attached for accounts and budget for next year.  These were accepted.   

4. Secretary’s and Welfare Officer’s Report (Mick)

  • A provisional calendar of events for next season was tabled for discussion (attached).   

  • It was agreed that as last year, all handbook information would be on the web site and a handbook is unnecessary.

  • Plastic balls are to be used exclusively in League and Competition play from Sept 2016.

  • Safeguarding:  Natland have a Welfare Officer and have adopted the TTE Safeguarding Policy and Guidelines document, a link to which is on the 356 website.  Mick recommended all clubs with juniors do the same.  Mick, Roger, Louise and Simon (Natland), Norman (Dallam) and Mike Sunderland (KS) have done courses.  Not sure about Burton, Dent and Grayrigg, Mick to check.  Crook has no juniors so Safeguarding not relevant. (Action MT)    

5. Match and Membership Secretary’s Report (Martin)

  • It has been a good season, with most matches played on time.  One match in the first div, none in the second and three in the third remain unplayed, but these do not affect final placings at top and bottom.

  • The 365 website has been improved and is a useful tool.  It now provides national rankings for all players.  

6.  Junior Secretary’s Report (Norman)

  • Norman asked people to refer to the minutes of the Management Team Meeting, 13 April 2016 for his report.

    Kirkby Stephen Club junior section is expanding and the KDTTL Junior League is likely to be at KS next season, with Mike Sunderland hopefully running it

  • Norman is helping with a tt event at Cartmel School soon, to mark the Rio Olympics. 

7.  ESSTA Report (Norman, in Matt O’Flynn’s absence)

  • Two teams from St Bernard’s (Barrow) and one team from QES (Kirkby Lonsdale) got through to the regional event in Billingham, but made no further progress. 

8. Lancs and Cheshire Veterans League (John Wood)

  • Two teams entered, both in 3rd division.  Kendal first team were bottom in Div 2, Kendal second team equal 4th  in Div 3.  Some difficulties getting players for the away fixtures.  John thanked the League for the financial support.  He is happy to continue as organiser next season. 

9. Press Officer’s Report

  • Position vacant. 

10. Tournament Report (Mick in Bob’s absence)

  • The tournament was a success, well organised by Bob and the entry was similar to last year.  The Finals Night worked well at Natland.

  • Sadly, Bob has now resigned as Tournament Officer. 

11. Coaching and Development Officer’s report

  • Roger was not present.  Please refer to the minutes of the Management Team Meeting, 13 April 2016 for report. 

12. Election of Officers

Officers were elected as follows:

  • President:  Bob Gale.   Vice Presidents:  Charles Usher and Jeff Pimblett.

  • Chairman:  Tony March.

  • Treasurer:  Tony March

  • General Secretary:  Mick Taylor

  • Match and Membership Secretary:  Martin Wakelin

  • Junior Secretary:  Vacant, Mick to speak to Mike Sunderland (Action MT)

  • Tournament Officer and Div Shield Organiser:  Vacant

  • Webmaster:  Chris Knowles

  • Press Officer:  Vacant.  Tony may be able to act as coordinator.

  • Trophy Officer:  Bruce Carnaffin

  • Coaching and Development Officer:  Roger Pimblett 

13. Rule Changes

  • See attached.  These were proposed, seconded and agreed as shown.  Mick to advise Chris who will amend the website. (Action MT) 

14. AOB

  • None

Distribution

Team Captains, Club and League Officials by email.

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KDTTL, Provisional Calendar for Season 2016-17 

Notes

1.   School holidays are:

  • October half term            24-28 Oct 2016
  • Christmas                            16 Dec – 4 Jan 2017
  • Feb half term                     20 – 24 Feb 2017
  • Easter                                   7 April – 23 April 2017

2.   I have assumed a ten team grid, ie 18 League fixtures in the season.

3.   Dates may change after further discussion.  

2016

Thurs 15 Sept                                     Pre-season Council Meeting

w/c 3 October                                     League fixtures begin

w/c 24 October                                   Free week (half term)

w/c 19 and 26 December                  Christmas break

2017

w/c 2 Jan                                              Fixtures resume

Sat 7 Jan                                               Junior Tournament

Sun 15 Jan                                           Divisional Shield Finals

w/c 20 Feb                                            Free week (half term)

?                                                              Crook Veterans

w/c 27 Feb                                          1st round KO Cup

w/c 6 March                                       Last week of fixtures

w/c 13 March                                     2nd round KO Cup

Sun 19 March                                     Annual Tournament

Tues 21 March                                   Finals Night

w/c  27 March                                    3rd round KO Cup

w/c  3 April                                          Semi finals, KO Cup

w/c 10 April                                        Free week (Easter holidays)

Wed 19 April                                      KO Cup Final and Presentation

Thurs 27 April                                     AGM

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Kendal and District Table tennis League

Proposed Rule Changes, April 2016 

Annual Tournament

Present Rule 1:  Every entrant must be a member of the Kendal and District Table Tennis League and have paid their League and Club subscriptions in full.

Proposed Rule 1:  Every entrant must be a member of the Kendal and District Table Tennis League,  have paid their League and Club subscriptions in full and have played at least two matches in the League in the current season (subject to the discretion of the Tournament Organiser). 

Present Rule 3:  Matches will be played up to “3 games” or the “best of 5 games” at the discretion of the organisers.  All games will be played to 11 points. 

Proposed Rule 3:  Matches will be played up to “3 games” or the “best of 5 games” at the discretion of the organisers and in accordance with the League or Handicap Competition rules. 

KO Cup

Present Rule 3:  The competition will be played in accordance with the League Rules. Where the handicap difference exceeds 6 points, each game shall be played to the handicap difference plus 5 points.

Proposed Rule 3:  The competition will be played in accordance with the League Rules. Where the handicap difference exceeds 6 points, each game shall be played to the handicap difference plus 5 points.  In all cases, after deuce only one point is required to win the game.

Present Rule 5:  A player may only play  -

i) for one team in the Competition

ii) for a team in the Division in which he is registered, or at the discretion of the Match Secretary.

Proposed Rule 5: A player may only play  -

i) for one team in the Competition

ii) for a team in the Division in which he is registered.

iii) In the event of a genuine emergency (such as a last minute injury and no-one genuinely able to step in) then a player from a lower division will be allowed to play up if permission is given by the Match Secretary.  However, that player must not play with a handicap lower than the lowest handicap given to any player in the higher division.  For example, Player X, a Div 2 player on a handicap of +2, wishes to play up for a Div 1 team.  The lowest handicap for players registered in Div 1 is -1, so player X must adopt this handicap throughout the KO Cup competition. 

Divisional Shield

Present Rule 6:  A team may only play any player who is registered in that Division.

Proposed Rule 6:  A team may only play any player who is registered in that Division.  In the event of a genuine emergency (such as a last minute injury and no-one genuinely able to step in) then a player from a lower division will be allowed to play up if permission is given by the Match Secretary.  However, that player must not play with a handicap lower than the lowest handicap given to any player in the higher division.  For example, Player X, a Div 2 player on a handicap of +2, wishes to play up for a Div 1 team.  The lowest handicap for players registered in Div 1 is -1, so player X must adopt this handicap throughout the Divisional Shield competition.

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2015 09 10 Council Mtg Minutes.docx

 

Minutes of Council Meeting – 7.30 pm Thurs 10 Sept 2015  at Ibis, Kendal

Present – Mick Taylor (Sec), Bob Gale (Meeting Chairman), Norman Philbey, Tony March,  Martin Wakelin, Jeff Pimblett, Andrew Hudson, Bryan Rhodes, Mike Taylor, Kevin Hunter, Doug Baxter, Bruce Carnaffin, Roger Pimblett, Phil Swift, Bob Bagot, Mike Sunderland, Gerry Baines. 

Apologies Rin Colombi, Chris Knowles, Keith Dymond, Steve Hawley  

Since there is still no League Chairman and no nominations have been received, Bob Gale was appointed Chairman for this meeting.   

  1. Minutes of Previous Meeting 11 Sept 2014

         1.1 Agreed and Signed

  1. Matters Arising

    2.1  The Sandgate sessions have not happened yet due to insufficient volunteers from the League.  Jeff Pimblett will try and get volunteers. Action JP

    2.2   Mick Taylor apologised that he did not approach any schools etc re joining the League but will do so shortly. Action MT

     

  2. Chairman’s Report (Bob)

    3.1  Nothing to report.

     

  3. Treasurer’s Report  (Tony)

    4.1  The accounts have been audited over the summer by Joyce Tombs

     

  4. Secretary’s Report (Mick)

    5.1  Some team registration forms outstanding.  Please submit asap. 

     

  5. Match Secretary’s Report (Martin)

    6.1  Very few player registration forms have been received, please submit asap.

     

  6. Junior Secretary’s Report (Norman)

    7.1  Norman is organising the junior leagues 4, 5 and 6 again, to be played at Queen Katherine School.  Entry forms were handed out.  The Junior Tournament is organised for Sat 2 Jan 2016 at Burton, details to follow.  Norman to book Burton Hall for this. Action NP

    7.2   Two teams will enter the National Junior League under the “Kendal” banner.   KDTTL is making a financial contribution towards the Junior League fees for these teams.

    7.3  Norman read out a letter he has received from Russell Maddams of Sportivate.  The letter is encouraging us to build links between the League and local schools and send coaches into schools.  Financial help is available.  Bryan Rhodes will contact Russell Maddams. Action BR

     

  7. Coaching Officer’s Report (Roger).

    8.1  Roger reminded the meeting about the two coaching sessions at Natland on 13 and 27 September 2015.  There are still places available and he is disappointed by the response.  Two more sessions are booked  for 2016 (Natland 24 Jan and Burton 13 March).

     

  8. Veterans Officer Report

    9.1  Two teams entered in Lancashire and Cheshire League.  John Wood organising again.

     

  9. ESTTA Report

    10.1   Matt O’Flynn was not present.

     

  10. Website Report

    11.1  Chris Knowles was not present.

     

  11. League make-up, 2014 – 15 (Mick)

    12.1   The first division will have 9 teams (10 last year) as two were relegated but only one promoted.  Burton C, who finished second in Div 2, do not wish to play in the first division as their team is much weakened.   Each team will play 16 games.

    12.2   Division Two will have 9 teams (10 last year).  Dallam D should have been promoted from Div 3 but declined as their team is much weakened.  Each team will play 18 games.

    12.3   That leaves 7 teams in Div 3 as last year.  It was agreed they play each other three times in the season, giving each team 18 games.

    12.4   The League will therefore be as follows:

Division 1 (9 teams):

Ibis, Natland A, Natland B, Crook A, Dalton CC A, Dalton CC B, Dallam A, Burton A, Burton B.  

Division 2 (9 teams):

Natland C, Natland D, Crook B, Dallam B, Dallam C, Burton C, Kirkby Stephen A, Kirkby Stephen B,  Grayrigg A.  

Division 3 (7 teams):

Dallam D, Dallam E, Natland E, Burton D, Dent, Grayrigg B, Crook C.  

13. Dates for 2015-16

13.1     Agreed dates will appear on the website and in the handbook, so are not reproduced here.

 

14. Safeguarding

14.1  After discussion, it was proposed, seconded and carried that the KDTTL adopt the Table Tennis England Safeguarding Policy and Guidelines document .  A link to this will be put on the Kendal 365 website.

14.2   In line with that Policy, Mick Taylor was elected Welfare Officer for the League.

14.3   Clubs are encouraged to also adopt this same TTE Policy.  Mick to contact clubs in a few weeks to check on progress and see if the League should organise a Safeguarding course.  Mike Sunderland offered to organise that if it is needed. Action MT  

 

15. AOB

15.1   The AGM decision on plastic balls was clarified.  League matches etc can use either old celluloid balls or new plastic balls.  In Sept 2016 only plastic balls will be permitted by the League.

15.2   Bob Bagot reported that the Div 2 individual tournament cup has not been returned by Dan Stringer, despite several reminders.  Mike Sunderland will chase. Action MS

15.3   The Handbook will only be issued electronically this season.  Clubs can then print it off themselves.  Fixtures etc are best accessed from the 365 Website.

 

Distribution

                League team captains and club and league officers.     

                365 Website.

 

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Dear Team Captains, Club and League Officials, 

Many of you will be receiving emails from Table Tennis England about now, reminding you to renew your TTE Player Membership, with a fee of £10 for seniors or £5 for juniors.  For the majority of players playing in the KDTTL, the League will renew your membership and pay your fees, so you can ignore the TTE email.  The fee is included in the KDTTL Player Registration fee which your club pays.  The exceptions tend to be:

  • Players registered in other Leagues (eg Barrow) and paying their TTE Player Membership fee via that other League.  You only need to register and pay the TTE fee once.
  • If you prefer to apply and pay direct on the TTE website, you are perfectly at liberty to do that.  Please let KDTTL know through your club secretary and we will reduce the Player Membership fee accordingly.
  • Players playing in two star tournaments or better, who need a TTE Player License.  At £32 for seniors, £16 for juniors, this is more expensive than the normal Player Membership.  Such players must apply and pay on line at the TTE website for their Player License.

Could club secretaries please pass this message on to their members. 

Regards,   Mick Taylor

 

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Dear All, 

Please find below the minutes of the recent AGM.  

As you will see from the minutes, we still do not have a Chairman, which puts unreasonable extra work onto other people.  The future of the League is at risk unless we can remedy this situation quickly.  Can you help?   

Regards,    Mick Taylor

2015 04 30 AGM Minutes.docx

Kendal and District Table Tennis League

Minutes of AGM – 7.30 pm 30 April 2015 at Ibis

 

Present – Mick Taylor (Sec), Tony March (Chairman), Phil Swift, Norman Philbey, Matt Neal, Doug Baxter, Bob Bagot, Sam Housego, Kevin Hunter, John Wood, Mike Taylor, Gerry Baines, Chris Horn, Roger Pimblett, Martin Wakelin.

ApologiesBob Gale, Bryan Rhodes, Bruce Carnaffin, Chris Knowles, Keith Dymond, Jeff Pimblett, Rin Colombi, Andrew Hudson, Mike Sunderland.

 

1      Minutes of previous AGM

·         Accepted and signed by Tony.

2      Matters arising

·         Joyce Tombs will be auditor. 

3      Chairman’s Report (Tony)

·         Everything has generally run smoothly this season.  However the number of registered players has been slowly declining over the last few years.  We need a Coaching and Development Officer to address this.

·         Tony tabled the paper on the proposed Regional Training Centre, to be run in Garstang by Graham Coupe (see attached below).  This was summarised and discussed.

·         The meeting agreed with a large majority to support the venture with a grant of £500 for the first year, to be reviewed after that year.

·         Tony stated that we need now to organise four coaching sessions to be run by Graham, probably at Natland, probably two pre-season, two post season.  Mick Taylor and Roger Pimblett to do this.  ACTION : MT/RP

4      Secretary’s Report (Mick)

·         A provisional calendar of events for next season was tabled (attached below).  Mick explained this was for discussion only as various factors could influence the calendar. 

·         The handbook was discussed and it was agreed to issue the handbook information as last year, plus rules of the handicap cup competitions, but all electronically.

·         The new plastic balls were discussed.  It was agreed to use only plastic balls in all KDTTL play from September 2016.  This gives clubs one more year to prepare.

·         Mick thanked Tony for his excellent work as Chairman over the last six years.

5       Treasurers Report (Tony)

·         The draft accounts were presented (see attached).  Expenditure exceeded income by £678 and at the end of the season we have £2510 in hand.  Much of the deficit is due to coaching costs.

·         We have been running a deficit for the last four years, varying between £220 and £678.  Predicted deficit next year without a fee increase is £125 (see attached below).

·         Money could be saved by recycling trophies, buying engraved medals or wine/chocolate rather than trophies for adults and asking for donations for food at Finals Night.

·         Nevertheless Tony recommended a modest rise in fees.  This was approved (see attached Draft Budget for details below).

·         TTE fees will remain unchanged next season (adults £10).

·         The accounts were approved, subject to audit. ACTION : TM

6      Match and Membership Secretary’s Report (Martin)

·         It has been a good season, with most matches played on time.

·         The 365 website has been improved and is a useful tool.

·         Martin asked all players to check their personal details on the 365 website.

7      Junior Secretary’s Report (Norman)

·         Divs 4 and 5 had been run at QK by Norman, helped by Mick.  Often absentees, which involved last minute improvisations.  Norman wonders whether playing home and away fixtures would be an idea or playing divisions at smaller centres as this would be less costly. 

·         The junior tournament had a good entry (25 approx) and it went well. Good help from Carol Catnach.  Next year Sat 2 Jan 2016.

·          Local teams (primary schools and years 7/8) entered the Bay League, which was four Saturdays, two at Dallam, two at Morecambe.  Kirkby Kendal, Dallam and QES were all in the top six.

8      ESSTA Report (Norman, in Matt O’Flynn’s absence)

·         Individuals:  James Neal won both U16 and U19 at Cumbria County Championships.  Several others played in U16, U13 and U11.

·         Teams:  U13, QES 2nd at Barrow, then played at Billingham. U16, QKS won at Barrow, then played at Billingham.  Dallam also played at Barrow.

9      Lancs and Cheshire Veterans League (John Wood)

·         Two teams entered, both in 3rd division.  Kendal first team were 2nd, Kendal second team 4th.  John thanked the League for the financial support.  He is happy to continue as organiser next season.

10    Press Officer’s Report

·         Mark Ashburn was not present.  Tony thanked him for his hard work, the reports are always good.

11    Tournament Report (Bob)

·         The tournament was a success and the entry was good.  The disappointment was the number of ladies entering.

·         Bob was pleased with Finals Night and the attendance there.

·         He is happy to continue in his present role organising the Tournament, Finals Night and the Divisional Shield Finals in January. 

12    Election of Officers

Officers were elected as follows:

·         President:  Bob Gale.   Vice Presidents:  Charles Usher and Jeff Pimblett.

·         Chairman:  Vacant, sadly no nominations received.  Chairman needed asap.

·         Treasurer:  Tony March

·         General Secretary:  Mick Taylor

·         Match and Membership Secretary:  Martin Wakelin

·         Junior Secretary:  Norman Philbey

·         Tournament Officer and Div Shield Organiser:  Bob Bagot

·         Webmaster:  Chris Knowles

·         Press Officer:  Mark Ashburn

·         Trophy Officer:  Bruce Carnaffin

·         Coaching and Development Officer:  Roger Pimblett

13    AOB

·         Tony presented the Maurice Goldstein Award to Norman Philbey.  This is an award made by TTE for long and outstanding service at local league level.  Tony outlined the tremendous work done by Norman for KDTTL and Dallam TTC over the last 20 years.  All agreed the award was well earned and congratulated Norman.

Distribution

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Information from the AGM - Regional training centre, Proposed 15/16 calendar, Draft accounts and Draft budget attached to download below -

2015 04 30 AGM Additional information.docx

 

 

2015 04 30 AGM Agenda.docx

Dear Team Captains, Club and League Officials, 

The League AGM will take place on Thursday 30 April 2015 at Ibis Sports and Social Club, starting at 8.00 pm.   

Please note this time, which is later than usual as the Ibis room is busy until then.  The Agenda is as below (and attached).  

Kendal and District Table Tennis League

Annual General Meeting, Thurs 30 April 2015 at 8.00 pm, Ibis Social Club, Kendal

Agenda

1              Apologies

2              Minutes of previous AGM, 1 May 2014

3              Matters arising

4              Chairman’s report

5              Secretary’s report

6              Treasurer’s report

7              Match and Membership  Secretary’s report

8              Junior Secretary’s report

9              Development and Coaching, incl coaching at Garstang

10           ESTTA report

11           Lancashire and Cheshire Veterans League report

12           Press Officer’s report

13           Tournament Report

14           Election of Officers, incl election of new Chairman

 

All members of the League are invited to attend, so could Club Secretaries forward this email to their club members. 

Two important things on the agenda are:

  • Discussion about the coaching at Garstang and our possible contribution of £500 (see comments in section below) 
  • Election of a new Chairman.  As yet we have no volunteers for this post, so please could you think carefully about whether you could take on this role and let me know.  We cannot operate without a Chairman.

Whilst writing, could I remind you all about the following: 

KO Cup Final, Wed 22 April, 6.30 to 9.30 pm

Followed by Presentation of Trophies for League and Cup Competitions

Burton Memorial Hall. All welcome. 

Regards,   Mick Taylor

 

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Comments on possible proposed coaching by Graham Coupe:

Thanks for giving me the opportunity to answer some of your queries, hope the answers below help, any other questions please don't hesitate to ask

Graham Coupe 

1.       Quite a few members are keen that adults, not just juniors, get coaching/training opportunities, as they have in the past. How long would the 4 weekend coaching days be, how many sessions within the day and could at least one of them be dedicated to adults?

Happy to do an adult session at each of the 4 training days as well as a junior session, could do something like 10-00 till 1-00 for the juniors and then 1-30 till 4-00 for the adults, happy to split that even further if required into 3 two hour sessions, whatever works is fine with me.

2.       Would the groups at the RTC be graded according to ability & how would the talent pathway work in practice?

Yes the groups are split according to ability and to a small degree age, there are two squads that train on a Tuesday, No.1 and No.2 squads, No.3 squad will train on a Wednesday and this is where most of the new players to the Centre will start out, if they improve they will then be asked to move up to No.2 squad and then up to No.1 squad. All the training sessions for these players will be two hours long. As well as these 3 squads there will be an additional 4 groups of primary school players who will all train 1 hour per week, all the primary school groups will be of a similar standard, if the players in these 4 groups improve they may be asked to move up to the No.3 squad.

3.       What would the cost be for those who were involved in regional training at the RTC (Regional Training Centre)?

Two hour sessions are £5 per session, 1 hour sessions (for primary school children) are £4 per session, the higher cost is due to the fact that we only envisage a maximum of 3 children per coach in the 1 hour sessions, in the two hour sessions it's a maximum of 7 players per coach.

4.       How do you see talented attendees at the RTC still being involved in competitive league table tennis?

We would encourage all the players at the Regional Training Centre to either start playing local league or continue playing, and to continue to attend training sessions at their own clubs, training two times per week and having one match night per week is an ideal amount of table time for the players to show rapid improvement.

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