Sat & Sun 10am-1pm
Chulmleigh Sports Centre
Table Tennis has been an Olympic sport since 1988, it is suitable for the able-bodied and persons with disabilities. It is one of the fastest sports in the world and is enjoyed by around 300 million players of all ages and abilities.
Come and join us at the Chulmleigh Sports Centre Fridays 7pm - 9pm and Saturdays 10am - 11.30am. All abilities welcome.
Sessions are £2 per person, all equipment is provided - non marking shoes please.
Free coaching and use of club 'robot'.
Our Annual General meeting has been delayed for the moment as we had hoped that negotiations for the community use of our sports facility would have been concluded by now. Unfortunately this is not the case so the next email from me will be confirming dates. Darren Webster will be standing down as Club Treasurer and it is proposed that Jon Taylor will take up this position.
Chulmleigh’s table tennis coach, Kevin Davies, takes top spot on third attempt in a superb evening of table tennis as twenty club members fight out the Clarke Brothers Handicap Trophy 2016.
2015 title holder and club chairman Peter Older was unable to progress past the first round being beaten in straight sets 21 – 17, 21 - 17 by young James Butler. Jon Taylor, only one year out of retirement, was able to squeeze past Gerard O’Boyle in the first round, an epic match finishing 22 – 24, 21 – 17 & 22 – 20 and then beat James Butler and Matt Older for his place in the final. Coach Kevin Davies was on good form defeating Paul King, former D1 player Dave Gray 21 – 17, 23 – 25 & 21 – 14 and then club newcomer Pawel Ciebien in two for his place.
The final was nicely poised, Kevin & Jon know one another’s games well, Kevin took the offensive and was able to take the first set quickly. Jon slipped behind in the second set 10 – 15 but dug in well winning 6 straight points to put the pressure at 16 – 15. Some aggressive play and fewer errors saw Kevin take his first title 21 – 17. Excellent play and well supported late into the night.
Pawel Ciebien defeated Matt Older 21 – 16, 23 – 21 to take third spot.
Congratulations to Kevin Davies, Jon Taylor and Pawel Ciebien.
A big thank you to Shaun Clarke for awarding the trophies as well as the ‘Clarke Brothers Builders & Thatchers’ for sponsoring this event.
The evening proved an excellent warm up event for the forthcoming league season, CTTC will be represented for the first time in all three divisions of the North Devon Table Tennis League.
CTTC train on Friday evenings and Saturday mornings at the Chulmleigh Sports Centre.
In only their third league outing Chulmleigh scooped a fine haul of awards in the North Devon Table Tennis League. Friday the 10th June marked the end of an excellent all round season for Chulmleigh at the presentation night held at Portmore Golf Club in Barnstaple. Established in 2012 CTTC have gone from strength to strength, the club fielded two teams palying in Division 2 & 3, this seasons results are as follows:
Division 2 league runners up. (Kevin Davies cpt, Gerard O’Boyle, Dave Gray, Shaun Clarke & Kevin Avery)
Division 3 league runners up. (Paul King cpt, Jon Taylor, Pete White, Chris Hanford)
Division 2 singles champion – Kevin Davies
Division 2 veterans handicap runner up – Kevin Davies
Division 2 doubles champions – Kevin Davies & Gerard O’Boyle
Division 3 best average – Jon Taylor (100%)
Division 3 singles champion – Jon Taylor
Chulmleigh continues to attract new players as well as focusing on youth player development. Next season they aspire to fielding a team in each of the three divisions. New Polish signing ‘super-Pav’ may help realise that possibility……….
Chulmleigh would like to thank Tony Whatley for all his efforts in keeping the league running smoothly. Well done again!
CTTC train on Friday evenings and Sunday mornings at the Chulmleigh Sports Centre.
If you are interested in joining the club please contact the coach & secretary Kevin Davies Tel: 01 769 581416/ 581765 or the chairman Peter Older Tel: 01 769 580028.
All ages and abilities welcomed.
Kevin Davies (Coach & Secretary) Peter Older (Chairman)
01769 581416 01769 580028
07963 091 949 Email Peter
left to right - Shaun Clarke, Dave Gray, Gerard O'Boyle, Kevin 'Rocky' Avery, Kevin Davies (Captain).
left to right - Pete White, Chris Hanford, Paul King (Captain), Jon Taylor.