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.

Noticeboard

Team Selection

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

- John Duncalfe

Health & Safety

Please can I draw your attention to the

for the club, which have both been added to the documents archive.

- John Duncalfe

Brian Rowles

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.

- Karl Bushell

Links

Oxford & District Table Tennis Association website - for the latest league results & statistics, reports and details of upcoming events in Oxford.

Oxfordshire Table Tennis Association

PING! - summer public ping-pong fun at venues across Oxford.

Table Tennis England is the national association for table tennis in England.

ittf International Table Tennis Federation



Upcoming

Summer 2018 Senior Coaching Sessions

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.
[More details]

Thursday 7th June Club AGM

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.

- John Duncalfe

News

March 2018 Divisional Championships

Karl Bushell receives his trophy
Karl Bushell (right) receives his trophy. The runner-up was Dave Ralls (left).

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.

[ODTTA report and full photo gallery]

February 24th 2018 National Junior League, final round

Vicky Coll
Vicky Coll in action in Division 2

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).
[Full report]

February 3rd 2018 Triangular Tournament

Kiarash Shaddel in action
Kiarash Shaddel in action, with Justin Roake umpiring

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.
[Full report]

January 27th 2018 National Junior League, 3rd round

Scott Campbell
Scott Campbell in action for the D team

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.
[Full report]

January 21st 2018 City Junior Tournament

Kiarash in action
Kiarash Shaddel beat Todd Stanmore to take the U16 title.

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]

January 18th 2018 Presentation to Vass

Vass' presentation
Vass receiving his certificate

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!

January 14th 2018 Town & Gown

Dom's forehand
Dom (Pichitpong Juiwong) executes a forehand

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]