New Player Handicaps commencing January 2014 - Handicaps (PDF format)
LATEST NEWS for GYDTTL
As many will recall, the League has organised & financially sponsored various coaching sessions over the years, either with Ernie George or the Stephenson twins from Norwich. There is no doubt that they have attracted and helped to keep new players in the game & improved existing players & the overall standard of the game in the League has improved as a result. The League is keen to continue this progress to help increase and to provide membership with additional options for coaching. Discussions have been had at committee level about the desirability & availability of obtaining the services of a coach under the auspices of the League itself.
We are not aware of any other available ETTA qualified coaches in the district & so the League Committee has agreed to provide appropriate funding to sponsor one person to undertake the necessary training to gain an ETTA coaching qualification.
We emphasise here, that the League is not going to create an “official” position of “League Coach”. Rather, in return for funding the qualification, the League will require, and the coach will agree, to prioritise the League’s coaching requirements over any other arrangements the coach may eventually develop. Some examples of these requirements are detailed below & may well be amended from time to time no doubt, giving regard as to how situations develop. These would be reasonable amendments & would never be intended to be to the detriment of either the coach or the League. Initial requirements of a sponsored coach are:
· Beginner / introductory sessions
· Junior / improver sessions
· Liaison with local schools, e.g. identify & encourage potential new players, “taster tournaments” etc. & venue opportunities.
· League Squad training (e.g. Hansell’s Cup, Wilmott Cup, etc. if & whenever needed)
· Open coaching
- fairly standard requirements of a coach. We know there is great potential for increasing participation in the game locally & to have a positive spin-off in League membership and a coaching facility such as this will be an important part of it.
Expressions of interest from members in becoming an accredited coach in our League are invited. These should be directed to the General Secretary, and copied to the Chairman.
Kings Church "C" and the Benjamin Bombers with one winning match each this was the crunch and the Goss twins took away the Bombers 100% doubles giving their side victory at 6 - 4.
Broadland 4 Acle Fruitcakes 6.
Yarcon "A" finished on a high as ENSF C "B" struggled against the heavy topspin of Matt Currant and Martin Clarke as well as the crafty play of Ray Lee (no top-spin here).
Broadland with only two players could not match GCX and went down 3 - 7.
Acle Eagles beat Acle Fruitcakes 10 - 0 and look forward to playing next season in the higher division.
Kings Church "C" finished in top form when they met Acle Assassins- although young Alfie Nichols gave Karen Smith a tough game - just losing 9 - 11 in the fifth - Well done Alfie !!
Two man Assassins Charlie and Martin Nichols did well to hold ENSFC "C" to a draw.
Benjamin Bombers had a 5 - 5 against College "C" with some very close games. Josh Barnard was unlucky to lose all his matches in five setters. For College - Luis Barbosa and Goncalo Silva scored two each and one from Sammy Morgan.
Cliff Park Tigers took all the points from the Acle Avengers.
A top of the table clash saw St Johns take on ENSFC "A" and the Saints were lucky to hang on their unbeaten record with a 11-9 victory in the fourth set of the doubles.
Paul Wright Jnr took three and the win by Wally Ladmore against Alex Harley was crucial giving them a 5 - 5 draw for College Ryan Moore and Tom Baxter scored two each.
Dynamos fought all the way against Kings Church "A" but went down 1 - 9.
St Johns became Premier League Champions when they beat the Yarcon Police 9 - 1 A hard match with four x five setters and a great win for Nick Calver against Wally Ladmore at 17 - 15 in the fifth - Well done St Johns.
A good match when GCX met Kings Church "B"- both teams called up a Goss
twin and the final results after some excellent play was victory for GCX 6
League Cup report by Edna Fletcher submitted on 07/04/14
The League Cup competition has been finalised.
The first Semi-Final saw ENSFC "A" take on the young Benjamin Bombers and College could not overcome the difference in handicaps and went down 8 - 1 with Martin Pigott taking the only point when he won against Josh Barnard.
The other Semi was much closer Yarcon "A" defeated ENSFC "B" 7 - 2 with three of the games going to three sets and several games won at 21 – 20; James Smith had a good win against Martin Clarke 20 - 21 / 21 – 13 / 21 – 20.
The Final was one-sided with the young Bombers taking the title 7 - 2 although they found veteran Ray Lee a tough opponent.
Albert Cadmore had a good match when Gorleston Cons met Yarcon Telecom winning two although his team lost 2 – 8 they followed this with a good draw against Acle Fruitcakes, Reg Cadmore one / Albert three and the doubles.
Kings Church "B" playing some aggressive table tennis against Mill Lane won 9 – 1. Steve Rodgers had an excellent win over Simon Rouse in 4. Kings lost 9 - 1 when they met top team Acle Eagles.
ENSFC "C" entertained the Benjamin Bombers- but suffered an agonising 6 - 4 defeat. For Bombers- Kian scored three Josh two and they secured the doubles Luis Barbosa two and one each for Baden Connolly and Laurie Poulson for the college team- stand-in Danny Evans played well.
Acle Avengers went down 0 - 10 to the Bombers.
Just about the right result when GCX met Mill Lane. Sub- Martin Nichols and Colin Fortescue won two each and Jerry Walker secured the draw with his one victory.
A one-sided match saw ENSFC "A" win 1 - 9 against Yarcon Dynamos whose sole victory came at 22 - 20 in the fifth set of the doubles !!
St Johns in top gear shackled the Yarcon Police and won 8 – 2. Simon Allen and Nicky Calver beat Wally Ladmore- both in the fourth set.
Kings Church "A" beat Yarcon Sparks 9 - 1 Andy Knell gaining their only point when he beat Mike Woods in a tight game.
Cliff Park Tigers lost all ten points to ENSFC "C".
The crunch match between Kings Church "C" and the Benjamin Bombers (their third meeting) ended in victory this time for Kings when the Goss boys took the doubles to win the match 6 - 4 and also the 100% doubles record of Kian and Josh.
Info has been sent to club secretaries re the Quiz night- also posted on the web site.
The annual quiz will be held on THURSDAY 22nd May 8pm at Gt Yarmouth Conservative Club.Teams of 2, 3 or more - friends and family all welcome.
ENTRY = FREE (a raffle prize would be appreciated)
*FOOD IS AVAILABLE (pay on night) *
Scampi and chips
Order please by SAT> MAY 17th to 01493 667440 or e mail email@example.com
Question master = Kevin
Please support this social event to remember TONY who
organised this very popular evening for many years.
Notice submitted by Peter Smith on 24/03/14
On Sunday March 23rd 2014, Kings Church in
Great Yarmouth was renamed Kingsgate Community Church at a
commissioning service for Ian and Sue Savory who joined as part of the
For more information. Please contact Peter smith.
Spring Pairs photographs added to Gallery Page 3 on 19/03/14
The SPRING PAIRS FINAL will be held on THURSDAY 10th APRIL.
The HANDICAP SINGLES will be held on TUESDAY 15th APRIL and the DOUBLES
on THURSDAY 17thApril.
The DIVISIONAL SINGLES will be held TUES 22nd APRIL and THURS 24th APRIL.
VETERANS SINGLES will be held on TUESDAY 29th APRIL.
The Annual QUIZ will be held on THURSDAY 22nd MAY. Food has been
arranged with the Cons Club- Kevin will organise the questions. No entry
fees but a raffle prize would be appreciated. Teams of 2/3 or 4. Lets make
this a bumper year to remember Tony who for many years ran this very
popular event. Forms will be sent shortly to all team secretaries.
Bradley Burgess, now 8 years old, started playing Table Tennis at the Kings Church Table Tennis Club and the Mill Lane Centre just before his 7th birthday. Along with other under 16 junior players, Bradley receives regular coaching at the Kings Centre from Ernie George who is an ETTA Level 2 UKCC Table Tennis Coach.
At 7 years old Bradley won his first table tennis tournament, the Lowestoft and District Table Tennis League U11 Tournament in 2013 without losing a game. Bradley hope to repeat his success when he plays in the Tournament again this month.
Bradley took part in the Norfolk Schools Championships (Under 11 Boys) and was the youngest player and came 4 out of 6 in January 2014.
Bradley was selected to join the Eastern Regional Development Squad and has played for Wensum – Norwich in the National Cadet League 5 times.
This season he has played in the Great Yarmouth & District Table Tennis League for Cliff Park Tigers and has had some very good games even though he is the youngest player in the Table tennis League.
Kings Church Table Tennis Club at the Kings Centre, Great Yarmouth welcomes all adult and junior players, beginner or experienced, who are interested in playing table tennis whether recreationally or competitively in the League, on Thursday evenings 7.00 - 9.30pm. Coaching is available.
The Mill Lane Centre in Bradwell also welcomes all adult and junior players, beginner or experienced, who are interested in playing table tennis on Saturday mornings from 10.00am to 12.30pm.
The Great Yarmouth and District Table Tennis League, established since
1935, currently have 22 teams divided into 3 divisions, and is very keen
to welcome new players, teams and venues.
the week commencing 13th January, all Acle Table Tennis teams will be
playing their home matches on Thursdays at Reedham Village Hall. The
following is a link to the Reedham Village Hall website which shows how to
find the venue - http://www.reedhamvillagehall.org.uk/findUs.php
The Great Yarmouth & District Table Tennis League
(GYDTTL) was established on October 20th 1931 and exists to promote Table Tennis and to provide competitive Table Tennis in and within a 10 mile radius of Great Yarmouth and to encourage table tennis generally.
The league season commences in September and finishes in April each year. As well as the league fixtures there are also various Tournaments and Competitions during the season.
If you want to play table tennis, a list of playing venues for league and non-league players is available by clicking the link Playing Venues.
To find out more, including details of how to set up a team and venues to get playing, please view our FAQs .
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