Burnham & District Table Tennis League

28/05/14

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Welcome to the Burnham & district table tennis league home page

bulletAGM - Thursday 12th June at Fambridge village hall, 7.45pm start. Each club is required to attend (fine for failure to attend 10) we will be seeking new officers with the most pressing vacancy being that of league secretary, so lets have some new, younger players come along and volunteer. The AGM is your chance to shape the future of the league and it's events so come along and have your say.
bulletThe table tennis club at Hatfield Peveral are currently looking to recruit players for the Chelmsford league, they have a hall capable of taking 3 teams each week and currently only run 4 teams (ie 2 at home each week). They would also be willing to consider venue sharing should any club be in need of an extra venue, anyone interested should contact Andy Simmonds on 01245 381020 or 07932 057205.
bulletTrophies - Anyone who failed to collect their trophy at the presentation evening should contact the league president, Dave Goody on 01245 222887.
bulletClub Practice nights - West Maldon Club Monday nights 7.45pm to 10.00pm 3 per person all players welcome contact Glen Laing on 07710 023516 for further details. South Woodham Ferrers club Thursday nights 7.45pm to 10.30pm 2 for club members 3 for non members all welcome (coaching available) contact Alan Dadswell 07702 987434 for details..
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To those older members of the League, I have just received the sad news that Tom Hales ex President and one of the founder members of the League died on Thursday 17th April. He had been suffering from Leukemia and his long term partner Linda Hales n'ee Barrow phoned to tell me the news. Tom was a stalwart of the league for as long as I can remember and was going to be invited to our 50th anniversary D&D but sadly won't be making it. Those who remember Tom will know that he played for Burnham Sports with Robin Tucker [ex chairman] and Dick Chamberlain [known as Tom, Dick and Harry]  Tom was President of the league from 1974 - 1998 and previously had held just about every other position on the League committee.
He also played at various times for Latchingdon and Burnham Sailing Club, all club names sadly from the past.  He may be remembered by some older players for his comments of "Lucky" when you played a good shot or "There's nothing on it" when the ball hit his bat followed by the wall.
Tom did almost a lifetime of work for the Burnham league and will be remembered by many.
RIP Tom.   Dave Goody
bulletPlease find a printer friendly copy of the Handicap Cup Form here.
bulletThe league celebrates its 50th anniversary during 2014 and we are planning a celebration dinner dance event to take place on Friday 11 July 2014 at the Chichester Hotel situated between Rayleigh and Wickford with tickets at about 15.00 per person (part subsidised by the league) a real bargain for a three course meal and disco please contact  Bill Smith to reserve your place.
bulletCoaching for youngsters in our area, the coaching listed is all with ETTA qualified coaches some other clubs hold practice sessions please contact them directly for details.                                                                                                     South Woodham Ferrers club Beginners (age 7 up) 6.30pm to 7.30pm Thursday nights at champions manor Hall SWF.                                                                                                 Wickford Community Centre - 4.30pm to 6.30pm Thursdays beginners from 7 years upwards.                                                                                                          West Maldon Club - Mondays 6.30pm to 7.30pm juniors.

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