Welcome to Kidlington Forum Table Tennis Club, a premier club with purpose-built facilities, situated 5 miles north of Oxford.

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Practice Sessions

Reminders:

  • Please do not put up tables unless a supervisor is at hand to supervise you: if you don't know how to operate the handle safely, the table can become unstable.
  • Remember that you need to book your practice session: this keeps sessions from being overcrowded.
  • The tables in the main storeroom should be used for all open sessions, coaching sessions and practice sessions. (Blue nets and new scoring machines should only be used for league matches and certain competitions; this should be stored in the middle storeroom.)

Make sure you follow this guidance, in order to minimise hassle for our volunteer session supervisors.

Club Membership

The membership year runs from 1st August 2023 - 31st July 2024. Please see the membership page for details of how to join the club.


Links

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

Autumn 2023 ODTTA League

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

ittf International Table Tennis Federation

Events

Saturday 20th July 2024 Kidlington Gala Day

We always support the Gala Day by opening the club for club members and non members to play table tennis and take part in various challenges to win prizes.

For our younger members there will be available the following (free of charge) activities: Climbing Wall and Caving Activity, Face Painting, Donkey Rides, Go Karts. Skate Board/Ramps, Zorbing, Drumming, Petting Farm Animals, Fairground Rides.

There will also be Craft and Community Stalls, Brass Band, a Dance Troupe, and food to buy.

Volunteers are needed, to help supervise on the day and/or some junior members to show how to play. If you are able to spare a couple of hours, please email Karl Bushell at karllbushell@hotmail.com

May - July 2024 Coaching

Further coaching sessions provided by Kidlington Forum Table Tennis Club, for junior and senior club members, are continuing, with a break for half-term, until mid-July.

For more details, see the coaching page.

News

Sun 19th May Oxford City Senior Tournament
Clive with Jesse
Oxford City Senior Tournament organiser, Clive Westbury (left), presents the Oxford Mail cup to Jesse Dookie for winning the Men's Singles

The Oxford City Senior Tournament was held at Kidlington Forum on Sunday 19th May. Several Forum players competed, and some of the results were:

  • Men's Singles, winner: Jesse Dookie
  • Men's Doubles, winners: Karl Bushell and James Rule
  • Men's Veterans' Singles, winner: Alex Sheppard
  • Ladies' Singles, runner-up: Valerie Lysikova
  • Ladies' Doubles, runners-up: Christine Scaysbrook and Valerie Lysikova

Thanks to Clive Westbury for all his hard work in organising the tournament.

[Full report]

Spring 2024 Tournaments

Several Forum players have been out and about recently, taking part in assorted competitions. Here's a round-up of recent activity with links to reports:


12th March 2024 NCL at Wellingborough
Medal winners
Gold medal winners on the A team: from left to right, Corliss Woo, Henry Fung and Joe Walters

Kidlington again sent 4 cadet teams to compete in the final session of the National Cadet League at Wellingborough. They competed well, with our A team winning Division 2.
[Full report]


March 2024 Oxford League Winners

Forum D have won the Oxford league! Even though matches are not completed for all the teams, Forum D managed to complete 16 matches with 14 wins and 2 draws.
[Full report]

Sun 25th Feb Oxford City Junior Tournament
Henry with Valerie
The Under 16 winner, Henry Fung with runner-up Valerie Lysikova

The Oxford City Junior Tournament was held at Kidlington Forum on Sunday 25th February, run by Clive Westbury. 18 players competed, including several Forum players. The winners were:

  • U19 Singles: Mark Brown-Klucsai
  • U19 Doubles: Henry Fung & Gabriel Moreno
  • U16 Singles: Henry Fung
  • U14 Singles: Henry Fung
  • U12 Singles: Oliver Gifford
  • Graded Singles: Oliver Gifford

[Full report]

Sat 24th Feb National Junior League (South)
Players from the A team: Valerie, Mark and Ethan
Valerie Lysikova, Mark Brown-Klucsai and Henry Fung, from the A Team

The junior players of the Kidlington Forum A team were excited to have gained promotion to Division 1 in the National Junior League on Sat 24th February, and then faced a series of challenging teams! Read how they got on, along with the Kidlington Forum B team, in John Birkin's report.