It's official - TT365 will be FREE next season!
League Manager, including its membership, email and ranking functionality will become free to all UK leagues and clubs, in perpetuity, as of 1st August 2020.
Leagues that migrated to TT Leagues can come back to the TT365 family and benefit from the full functionality of our sophisticated software easily. Do not worry about the results from last season; we have already extracted all your data from TT Leagues and it is ready to import into TT365, with zero work from you; it will be like you never left.
Membership management within TT365 has been updated to provide an import/export feature which consumes the Sport 80 membership data export. You will be able to use League Manager with up to date membership data, meaning no more manual checks on player eligibility.
Your league or club can benefit financially from some of the adverts that are displayed on your website, because as of next season every sale made with TeesSport that originates from your website will earn you 5% commission. We calculate that for an average sized league this could be worth several hundred pounds per season.
Our first-class support service will ensure a smooth and painless start to next season and our commitment to be the best table tennis focused league management system has not waivered.
You now have a real free choice… We are the original and we believe we are still the best.
We encourage you to debate your options with your players and within your committees. You are welcome to confirm your commitment to use TT365 next season at any time, however, we are offering a £100 TeesSport voucher to the first 20 leagues that confirm their commitment to use TT365 as their primary website next season.
Is it really free?
Yes, the players pay nothing, the leagues pay nothing, and Table Tennis England contribute nothing. It is completely free! We are making a guarantee that it will remain free for the next 3 years, but it is our goal that it will remain free forever, all we need to make that happen is for you to use it.
How can you make this offer now?
We operated League Manager very successfully last season for over 50 leagues and what we found was that support usage was significantly lower than we expected. We now believe that maintaining our service to Table Tennis England used a disproportionate amount of our time and once removed we were able to continue to function on significantly less resource.
We also made some significant changes to our staffing and services procurement, which saved us a very significant percentage of our total annual expenditure.
Finally, we invested time and resource in to finding and building new revenue streams that will come online next season.
Is your offer sustainable?
Yes, we have changed our business model (for the better). We are no longer reliant on one single large client, instead (for the first time ever) income from different streams offers us a sustainable and robust future.
League Manager is still a flagship product, but we now see it as more of a lost leader, to ensure the TT365 brand remains strong and valued within the table tennis community.
Will you still be improving the Table Tennis 365 League Management platform?
Yes, however one lesson we have learned from the last 12 months is that for many leagues, what we already have exceeds their needs. So rather than continuing to tweak and make small minor changes, we will look for true innovation and where we find need, we will continue to invest in building world class IT systems for you to use.
How will the results from TT Leagues get into TT365?
We will do this for you once you have given us your commitment. We just ask you to confirm the final tables and averages are accurate before we archive them. We will be importing all results data, including fixture history and match cards, meaning all player archives and rankings will also be updated.
How will the TeesSport commission agreement work?
If you decide to take part, you will be required to complete a simple form that provides TeesSport with the basic information they will need to administer the scheme. Once TeesSport confirm you have been accepted, we will activate the appropriate facility on TT365, which will add a small graphic to your website that links through to a new page explaining how the scheme works, why it is beneficial for players to purchase via your site and finally a link to click. When a player clicks through some clever stuff takes place between TT365 & TeesSport and player purchases are attributed to your TeesSport account. There are zero privacy concerns as no data is shared back to TT365. At the end of the season TeesSport will deliver you a report that details the total spend by your site visitors and arrange a payment.
The scheme is free to join and requires an absolute minimum of work to set up. Once set up your only real task is to promote the use of the scheme to your players, so that you can benefit from each purchase. “Add up the cost of a couple of sheets of rubber, a dozen balls and maybe a new shirt, then multiply that by a couple of dozen players and work out your 5% commission. The commision very quickly adds up to a useful amount”. For clarity, we have been assured by TeesSport that the price paid by the player is in no way inflated, so there is no downside to the player purchasing via your website.
Free voucher offer.
We will give the first 20 leagues that commit to next season a £100 voucher for TeesSport: no strings attached. The voucher is subject to TeesSport terms and conditions. The voucher will be paid out towards the end of your season.
How will membership management work next season?
Table Tennis 365 is not linked with any TTE systems. However, the Sport 80 platform provides an export function that includes all the pertinent information about your members, including their TTE payment status. Our membership system provides a very simple way to import that file and bring your previous membership database up to date. An initial import will bring the 2 systems in sync with each other, and there is no limit on the number of times you can perform the import during the season. If TTE ever offer us the opportunity to link directly with Sport 80, then we can remove the need for importing the file, but in practice, it is very simple to do and takes less than a minute. Once done, you can use TT365 as you previously did.
What's the bottom line?
We are truly grateful to those leagues who stuck with us last season. It gave us the time we needed to re-think our business model and come up with this new offer. Thank you.
To those leagues that moved away (for many where it was not your preference), you can come back, if you want to. You won't lose this seasons data and going forward the debate over cost is nullified. We promise the move back will be painless.
For all leagues... You have a choice to make... You can evaluate all your options without cost being a factor. We fully expect many leagues to return, so if you want that £100 voucher, best get cracking.
Once again my most grateful thanks to all those leagues that stood by us.
Chris Dangerfield - The founder of Table Tennis 365.