Welcome to Kidlington Forum Table Tennis Club, a premier club with purpose-built facilities, situated 5 miles north of Oxford. All are welcome to come along to one of our open practice sessions.
I am asking members to let me know whether they would like to play for Forum in the League next season. If you would like to do so please say whether you can play home matches on Mondays or Wednesdays or either. Please also tell me whether you would be prepared to be a captain.
Do you want to play regularly or only occasionally? Are there any other arrangements you would like such as who you would like in your team?
Juniors should tell me whether they want to play in the Two a-side division or a three a-side division in the main part of the League. Juniors who haven't played in the League yet are invited to play but I would suggest they play in the Two a-side division.
I would appreciate replies by the date of the AGM (7th June) if possible
It is with regret that I must inform you that after a long illness Brian Rowles passed away in January. Until recently Brian was an active member of the club. For many years, Brian played for the club for numerous seasons and took delight in helping our junior players develop. He was well known for playing away from the table with his high spin shots.
As a club we will be making a donation to to his chosen charity.
Brian will be cremated at 2.00pm on Monday February 12th at the Oxford Crematorium.
Our most sincere condolences go to his wife Nancy and his family.
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Karl Bushell is running some adult coaching sessions in the coming weeks:
- League players from Wed 16th May to 13th June
- Beginner/non-league players from Wed 27th June - 25th July.
The Club AGM will be on Thursday 7th June at 7.30pm in the Club's Pavilion. Club members, please put this in your diary and attend.
Resolutions for discussion can be proposed by any member, and should be done in writing, sent to me by 17th May.
The agenda includes fee changes, a proposal for adult members to run at least one open session per year, teams for next season, data protection and new committee members (which the club is seeking at least 2 of).
The AGM means that the start of the open practice session that night will be delayed until the end of the AGM. Anyone attending the AGM can then attend the open session for free.
The finale of the National Junior League competition happened at Waterside on Feb 24th 2018,
featuring four Kidlington junior teams. Kidlington A came top of the Division 1 table,
with a narrow tussle with Southampton A (who won the medals, as these are based on the final two rounds).
A Triangular Sports Festival took place involving several sports and
teams competing under three colours (from the City, Oxford University, and Oxford Brookes University).
Players from Kidlington contributed to the table tennis team from Oxford City.
Kidlington sent four teams to the National Junior League competition at Waterside on Jan 27th 2018,
and had several exciting matches featuring the A, B & C teams in Division 1, and the D team in Division 2.
Several Kidlington juniors took part in the City Junior Tournament, held at Kidlington Forum on Sunday 21st January 2018.
[Full tournament report and photos from the ODTTA]
Vassilis Karatzios was a recent winner of a "Club Volunteer of the Year" award from Table Tennis England. He was then automatically nominated for the Regional Award along with other Club Volunteer winners in the Southern Region. Vass has been successful in that category too.
He was awarded his Regional Winner's trophy by Karl Bushell at Forum Club on Thursday evening. Vass is a worthy winner on both the Club and Regional awards. Without his support opening the club on Thursday and Sundays, many players would not be able to enjoy the excellent facilities of the Forum club. As a Regional Winner is now considered for a National Award.
Well done Vass!
On Sunday 14th January, three teams from the University and three teams from the City turned out on a cold day to the Iffley Rd venue to do battle.
The day was very enjoyable but the town suffered heavy losses, the ladies doing best with a 5-7 loss.
[Full report and pictures from the ODTTA]