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.
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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One section of the Divisional Championships remains to play at the Pavilion:
- Division 3 - Monday March 19th
A few places are left on an introductory coaching course, run by Karl Bushell, rescheduled for Thursday 22nd March after a postponement from February.
It’s a free session led by Karl Bushell for anyone who has wondered about becoming a table tennis coach and would like to know what's involved. The evening will cover the basics of coaching and how to lead table tennis activities and how to qualify as a level 1 coach, for those who’d like to progress.
Venue: Temple Cowley United Reformed Church (OX4 2ES)
Date: Thursday 22nd March
Time: 6.30pm - 9pm
To book your place contact Lee (email@example.com) or tel. 07561112817 before 20th March.
Two Forum teams have reached the semi-finals of the The Handicap Shield competition.
Forum D face Vikings A (away), and Forum J face British Rail.
Good luck to both teams!
Kidlington's Karl Bushell has retained the Hewitt Cup for winning the Division 1 section of the Divisional Championships. James speedy took the Division 2 crown.
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]
Several Kidlington juniors took part in the next round of National Cadet League matches on Sunday 3rd December, as four
Oxford teams went to Cippenham. There were mixed results, with the A team gaining promotion to Division 1, and the
B team comfortably finding their feet in Division 2 and avoiding relegation.
There were four hours of spectacular play at Kidlington Forum on Sunday 26th November
at the Top Players Competition, organised by Neil Hurford.
Reece Chamdal was the overall winner of the competition, winning all his matches.
Four junior teams from Kidlington headed off to the Waterside Table Tennis Club again on Saturday 25th November for the
second round of the National Junior League. This involved a battle royale between the Forum A abd B teams, and
the C team winning promotion from Division 2.
Reece Chamdal represented the victorious England Junior Boys team in the Home Countries
International Tournament in Guernsey over the weekend of November 11th/12th. He won seven of his
eight singles matches and all three of his doubles matches, as England triumphed over Scotland,
Ireland, Wales, Guernsey, Jersey and The Isle of Man.
[Full report from Table Tennis England]