UKCC L1 coaching course 22nd September and 10th November.

UKCC L1 Coaching Course ~ 22nd September and 10th November

We are pleased to announce that we have a UKCC L1 course taking place in Plymouth in the coming months on 22ndSeptember and 10th November. Craig Bryant will be the course tutor and Paul Whiting the course assessor so candidates will be in very capable hands.

Please copy ALL the text and share the following link with anyone who might fancy joining the course - .

This link will take candidates to the courses page, where they will be able to see the Plymouth course. As it stands, candidates have to sign in or create an account in order to view the courses. This is due to Sport 80 being a new system and so you can’t see courses just yet without creating an account.


Click the link below to read the review of the events.

Congratulations to all Players.

Wilmott Cup (Senior Men)


Ollie Cornish and Paul Whiting (3rd Place)

JM Rose Bowl (Senior Women)


Gemma Kerr and Rachel Trevorrow (Winners)

Carter Cup (Junior Boys)


Uther Kingdom and Leon Zacharkiw (3rd Place)

Bromfield Trophy (Junior Girls)


Mari Baldwin and Emily Haskell (Runners Up)


After a recent  Plymouth Table Tennis Partnership meeting, two of the items brought up by Gemma Parry from TTE where linked to trying to involve more women and girls in table tennis.

I think we have a strong representation of female players and coaches at our club so wondered if any of you would like to take up this opportunity.

They are looking for female ambassadors and I have attached the link to this below

Also we will be probably running a UKCC level 1 course in Plymouth at the start of next season so here is a link to apply for bursaries when this happens

Paul Whiting |   Talent Development Coach: South West





John Norsworthy passed away peacefully at his home in Plymouth on Monday 25th February 2019 aged 81.


John was born on the 15th April 1937 and had always lived in Plymouth and it was in the city that John became a leading light in the local Table Tennis scene. John first started playing seriously in 1952 when he joined the Plymouth and District Table Tennis League for the 1952-53 season and continued playing in the League until ill health forced him to stop at the end of the 2017-18 season, a continuous run of 66 years. 

But playing was not John’s only contribution to the League, in 1959 he became a member of the League’s Executive Committee and was the Vice-Chairman between 1965 and 1973 and then in 1974 John volunteered to become the Match Secretary and he continued carrying out this complicated and time consuming task for 42 years, only retiring in 2016, again on health grounds. For the many years that John carried out the role of Match Secretary he controlled the League of up to 15 divisions with 14 teams in each division by hand, this would be a thankless task in this day and age using a computer but John used only a card index system and pen and ink spending 2-3 hours every day, 7 days a week answering queries, re-arranging matches and generally controlling all the problems that a league of over 200 teams generated. John’s only assistance for the majority of the time that he carried out this mammoth task was from his loving wife Pat.  John’s enthusiasm did not stop there, he also became the club secretary for three clubs playing in the League, Rosemont TTC in 1957, Plymouth Electricity TTC in 1965 and Astor TTC more recently.

John’s other contribution to Table Tennis in the city was to organise a twinning system with the French town of Huelgoat, a town in northern Brittany and this he did from 1980 until 1992. 

On the 24th May 1994 John was awarded the Merit Award for Devoted Service to Table Tennis by the English Table Tennis Association, the first recipient of this nationwide award and in 2004 John was awarded the Lifelong Contribution to Local Sport at the Evening Herald Plymouth Sports Personality of the Year ceremony.

John was a Life Vice-President of the Plymouth Table Tennis League and in 2016 when the President retired John was offered this role but due to his difficulty in hearing he reluctantly had to decline this prestigious appointment. 

The Plymouth Table Tennis League which is generally recognised as the oldest table tennis league in the world having been in existence since 1903 depends solely on volunteers to run it and John’s dedication and conscientious hard work for so many years has been a major factor in the Plymouth League being held in such high regard nationally. 

John’s long association with the Plymouth League was not his only contribution to the city, after his retirement from the South West Electricity Board where he had been a Senior Clerk, John, who had a hearing disorder, was a volunteer for the Hearing and Sight Centre spending 4 - 5 mornings each week visiting people to help them with their hearing aids and other problems associated with deafness, a task which he carried out for 15 years. John also volunteered at the Audiology Department at Derriford Hospital.

His other passion was Modern Sequence Dancing which he attended twice weekly, originally with Pat but once she had to retire for health reason John carried on until fairly recently.

John is survived by his beloved wife Pat, his son Ian, his daughter Joanne, his grandchildren, Sarah, James, Rachel and Grace and his great-grandson Thomas.

Devon County TTA. Photo FROM The Bedfordshire Times



Devon County TTA

Do you recognise or know of any of the players in this Photograph?






(Start date to be announced)  

Jacob Kodicek, a Table Tennis England Level 2 coach is intending to launch a new coaching club on Sundays at HQ.

With a great deal of experience in both coaching and playing, Jacob’s objectives for the sessions will be to give players (who may not have had in the past) a thorough level of technical training in order to improve their Table Tennis skills.

All abilities are welcome!

PLEASE E-MAIL TO BOOK YOUR PLACE and for any further information.


Monday 14th Oct booked by Martin Parnell for rearranged League Match.

Wednesday 16th Oct booked by Colin Easton for rearranged League Match.


To acquire a HQ Key you must be a member of the PDTTC in the current season. 

Costs can be found on the Fines and Fees tab. 

The keys have a £5 returnable Deposit attached to them. Players can then attend HQ at their convenience paying the fee of £2 per session.

Sessions are broken down to Morning, Afternoon and Evening.

The building should be made secure with lights turned off and windows closed etc when you leave the building. 

The log book should be clearly marked with your name, signature and time of your departure.