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

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Playing in the League

Don't forget: email John Duncalfe by August 23rd, if you want to play for Kidlington Forum in the Oxford TT League next season. See John's email on 27th July for details.


Club Practice Sessions


The club is open; please use the booking system to reserve a space at practice sessions (club members only).


Club Membership

Club Membership is now due, for the membership year 1st August 2022 - 31st July 2023. Please see the membership page for details.


Tables

Please do not put up tables unless a supervisor is at hand to supervise you!

There was an incident recently where a table nearly fell on a member while he was putting it up. The red handle that you pull to release the table from its vertical position doesn't work properly on some of the tables, and if you don't know how to operate the handle safely, the table can become unstable.

We are looking to mend the mechanisms, but until then, please take care!

Links

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

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

Events

Wed 17th August Club AGM

Kidlington Forum Table Tennis Club is holding its AGM on Wednesday 17th August at 7.30pm at the club Pavilion. Please see your inbox for the agenda, which has been emailed to you (dated Thu 30th June). Important decisions will be taken at the AGM.

The original date was Monday 18th July, but was postponed due to the hot weather.

Summer 2022 Coaching

Kidlington Forum Table Tennis Club is currently running coaching sessions, and a new series has been added, running on Tuesdays from 7th June to 19th July.

For more details, see the coaching page.

News

26th June 2022 Juniors vs Radley College

On Sunday 26th June, Kidlington Forum hosted a friendly match against Radley College, fielding seven juniors (aged 10 to 16) against several Year 11s from Radley. The experience of the Forum players produced several wins in the three groupings from the college.
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Sunday 12th June 2022 Club 🎈 Celebration Event 🎉
50th Anniversary
club officers, with balloons
Three of the club's officers: John Duncalfe (secretary), Christine Scaysbrook (chair), and Karl Bushell (treasurer)

The club was formed in 1971 and due to Covid restrictions we were not able to stage an event last year. We celebrated this year instead, with a fun event for members and family, past and present. 🏓

A full report and photos will follow...

22nd May 2022 Inter-Regional Finals
Joe with a backhand
Joe Walters with a backhand shot.

Joe Walters (10 years old) represented the South Region at the Inter-Regional finals at Wolverhampton over the weekend 21st/22nd May, and did well to reach the quarter-finals of the Under-11 event.
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7th May 2022 Lillington Tournament
Isaac in action
Isacc Mak in action at Lillington.

Several Kidlington Junior players took part in the Lillington Graded Tournament on Saturday 7th May, and newcomer Isaac Mak did particularly well, reaching the final of the cadet singles. Also in action were Apollo Xu, Emil Yang, Joe Walters and Aristo Xu.
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1st May 2022 Oxford City Tournament
Karl competing
Karl competing at the tournament.

The Oxford City tournament on Sunday 1st May featured many Kidlington Forum players, of which many were successful:

  • Karl Bushell won the Mens' Singles title (his 16th!)
  • Vicky Coll won the Ladies' Singles title
  • Christine Scaysbrook and Sharon Curtis won the Ladies' Doubles title
  • Karl Bushell won the Mens' Veterans Singles title (his 17th!)
  • Christine Scaysbrook and Alex Shappard won the Mixed Doubles title
  • Isaac Mak won the Restricted Handicap Singles
  • John Duncalfe and Neal Harris won the Restricted Handicap Doubles

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7th April 2022 Handicap Shield Winners
Forum G with the trophy
The victorious Forum G team!
Left-to-right: Joanne Hanson, Neal Harris, John Duncalfe and Maurice Chambers.

Congratulations to Forum G who have won the Aubrey Hughes Handicap Shield! The final was held against Holton B, at the Gladiators Club, and consistent playing from all team members enabled them to steadily pull ahead of the opposition.

6th March 2022 Top Players Competition
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Several of the top Oxfordshire players

Several Kidlington Forum took part in the competition on 6th March for top players across Oxfordshire. The final was contested by two players from the Didcot League,
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5th March 2022 National Junior League (South)
Toby playing a forehand
Toby takes a maximum against Kingfisher B

The team of Toby Dow, Joseph Fisher and Mark Brown-Klucsai represented Kidlington Forum in the National Junior League (South) at Cippenham (Slough) recently. Newly promoted to Division 3, they managed to come out top!
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27th February 2022 Town vs Gown
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The Town and Gown Ladies' teams (left-to-right, top-to-bottom): Sharon, Christine (captain), Jane, Joanne, Lucy, Rainy, Xuewai, Cristina

One Ladies and two Mens teams from the Oxford League played against the Oxford University teams at Kidlington Forum on Sunday 27th February, and this involved many Kidlington Forum members.

All three city teams won, the ladies winning 12-0, although this really wasn't a good reflection on the quality of the match; the university side put up stiff opposition, and there were so many fierce forehands flying back and forth!!

Elsewhere, in the middle of one of the men's singles matches, an enormous cheer went up, as finally a single rally that had lasted more than five minutes came to an end!