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*UPDATE* Club Reopening

The Club is now in a position to open to those wishing to play.

A booking system is available for members to book time slots for a table.

There are four tables available (one robot and three tables).  Only two people will be allowed to play at one table for each time slot (solo players can book the robot, if they wish).  A table will cost £3 to book – this is to be done at the time of booking via Paypal.  This allows for 1.5 hours of table time plus extra time to prepare/clean the playing area.

In order to be registered on the system, please get in touch with Kenny Lee.  A document with guidance/expectations will be issued which is to be acknowledged before a player is registered.

As noted, those using the booking system must also be members.  We note that the memberships for 19/20 have been extended until 30th November 2020 when a review will take place.

For non-members who wish to use the facility in the meantime, we ask for a payment of £20 (adult) / £10 (junior/student) to cover a basic membership until 30th November.

Some players may wish to get in touch with others to arrange a game.  For those set up on the booking system, contact details will be available when signed in. A WhatsApp group chat or email group can also be set up which would help with contacting multiple people.

Many thanks to the Committee for their involvement in getting the Club prepared for the reopening.

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* Update* Club Statement – Covid-19

** Update  16th March 2020 **

Following today’s announcement by the Prime Minister re social gatherings etc. all Club activities will be suspended with immediate effect.

Further updates will be posted as soon as they are available.

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Dumfries Table Tennis Club continues to review the situation with regards Covid-19.  At the moment DTTC will operate its normal opening and coaching times but will require members and visitors to maintain hygiene in line with current government advice.

Anyone displaying symptoms including cough, fever or shortness of breath is asked not to visit the club.

Players should forego the etiquette of handshakes with opponents or umpires during matches, avoid behaviours such as wiping hands on tables and try to retain a 2m distance from other people where possible.

The club will also try to provide hand sanitiser to be used on entering the building and between games.

Please note that this position may change at short notice depending on government advice.

We wish all our friends and members well during this difficult time.

DTTC Committee

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* DTTC AGM 2019 *

The AGM 2018 has been called for Monday 5th August 2019 at 7pm. The Club will not be open for play after that time.
We encourage as many people (including parents and casual members as well) to attend as possible.
It would be helpful if those attending can provide confirmation to the Club Secretary, Kenny Lee.
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DTTC Championships 27th/28th April 2019

The DTTC Championships will be held on the weekend of 27th/28th April 2019.

SATURDAY 27TH APRIL 2019

 All players including non-members can enter these events as long as they satisfy any age requirements etc. 

  • MINORS (U13) BOYS/GIRLS (Born on or after 1st January 2006)
  • CADETS (U15) BOYS/GIRLS (Born on or after 1st January 2004)
  • JUNIORS (U18) BOYS/GIRLS (Born on or after 1st January 2001)
  • HANDICAP BAND 1 / 2
    • No Division 3 players in Handicap Band 1.
    • No Division 1 players in Handicap Band 2.
    • Division 2 players should enter based on league averages i.e. top players should enter Band 1 etc.
    • Non-league players may also enter one event based on standard – please query if any doubts.
    • Depending on numbers, Division 2 / non-league players may be moved between events.
  • HANDICAP DOUBLES (All players)
    • Partners to be assigned at the time of draw – top-ranked players to be paired with lower-ranked players.
  • VETERANS SINGLES (Born on or before 31st December 1979)
  • VETERANS DOUBLES
    • Partners to be assigned at the time of draw.

SUNDAY 28TH APRIL 2019

Only members (both league and recreational) can enter these events. 

  • OPEN SINGLES
  • BAND 1 SINGLES
    • The top-ranked players are not eligible to enter – players may be removed at time of draw.
  • LADIES SINGLES
  • OPEN DOUBLES
    • If partner required, one will be assigned at time of draw.
  • MIXED DOUBLES
    • If partner required, one will be assigned at time of draw.

 Cost: £3/event – Max £15

Closing Date: Tuesday 23rd April 2019

Sign-up sheets in the hall.  Alternatively, please get in touch with Kenny Lee, via the website (dumfriesttc.co.uk) or Facebook (facebook.com/dumfriestabletennisclub).

 

Monday Coaching Sessions

Due to illness, Dylan is unable to run the coaching session tonight. All being well, coaching will resume again on Monday 14th January. The club open session will be on as usual from 7:30pm – 9:30pm.

Thursday Session 22nd November

Please note that Lauren’s Thursday session is not on today, 22nd November.

These will resume on 29th November.

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DTTC Race Night – 13th October

Following the recent Race Night at the club, DTTC would like to thank the following:

Main Sponsor: Gallagher

Race Sponsors:
Cairndale Hotel & Leisure Club
BDS Digital
Thomson & Jardine Joiners
The Pirrie Family
The Barrel
The Lochside Club
Stevenson McConnel Ltd.
Dumfries Stamp Shop
Burns Taxis
Stuart Huxtable Financial Planning
Changes Hair by Moira

Owners Prize Sponsors:
Farries, Kirk & McVean
Border Finance
Anderson Kilts
Brazenall & Orr

Programme Printing: Fiona Wigglesworth

Thanks also to all horse owners who have helped to make the evening a success.

Finally, thanks to Kay, Graham, Gordon and Stuart, for their assistance on the night.

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Calendar of Events 2018/2019

Details of local and national events will be made available on this page on a regular basis.

Calendars:

Age Restrictions 2018/2019:

  • U13s – Born on or after 1st January 2006
  • U15s – Born on or after 1st January 2004
  • U18s – Born on or after 1st January 2001
  • Veterans 2018 events – Born on or before 31st December 1978
  • Veterans 2019 events – Born on or before 31st December 1979

West of Scotland Open – Saturday 19th/Sunday 20th January

 

  • Location: To be confirmed
  • Entry Details: To be released
  • Closing Date: To be confirmed

Veterans’ Assessment 3 – Sunday 20th January

DTTC Quiz Night – Saturday 26th January

  • Location: Dumfries Table Tennis Club
  • Time: To be confirmed
  • Cost: To be confirmed

Scottish National League 3 – Saturday 9th February

  • Location: Bells’ Sports Centre, Perth

Scottish Senior Schools’ Finals – Sunday 10th February

  • Location: Bathgate Academy

Veterans’ Assessment 4 – Sunday 17th February

Edinburgh Banded Series 1 – Saturday 23rd February

  • Location: Bathgate Academy
  • Entry Details: To be released
  • Closing Date: To be confirmed

Scottish National Championships – Saturday 2nd/Sunday 3rd March

  • Location: Bells’ Sports Centre, Perth
  • Entry Details: To be released
  • Closing Date: To be confirmed

Veterans’ Assessment 5 – Sunday 17th March

Scottish Inter-League – Saturday 23rd/Sunday 24th March

  • Location: Bells’ Sports Centre, Perth

Edinburgh Banded Series 2 – Saturday 31st March

  • Location: Bathgate Academy
  • Entry Details: To be released
  • Closing Date: To be confirmed

British Primary Schools’ International – 5th-7th April

  • Location: Ireland (TBC)

DTTC Championships – Saturday 27th/Sunday 28th April

  • Location: Dumfries Table Tennis Club
  • Entry Details: To be released
  • Closing Date: To be confirmed

DTTC End-of-Season Dinner – Friday 17th May

  • Location: Cairndale Hotel
  • Time: 7pm-12am
  • Cost: To be confirmed

British Senior Schools’ International – 28th-30th June

  • Location: Guernsey (TBC)
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Winter League 2018/2019

DTTC are looking for teams to play in the local league for the 2018/2019 season.

Teams are made up of two players but could include more if players wish to rotate.

If anyone is looking for a team, let us know and we will be able to find one for you.

We encourage players of all ages and abilities to join as teams will be allocated to divisions accordingly.

Deadline for entries is Monday 24th September.

Please get in touch, if interested.

In addition to this, DTTC are holding a session on Saturday 22nd September from 1pm to allow players, old and new, the opportunity to play some doubles matches as well as a refresher of the rules ahead of the new league season.  Doubles matches can be quite daunting for newer players so this is a good way to break the ice as well.

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Coaching Sessions 2018/2019

Coaching sessions will resume on Monday 17th September.  These will run throughout the school term unless otherwise noted.

Time: 6pm to 7.30pm

Cost: Members (£2/£3) / Non-members (£3/£4)

Players of all levels are welcome to these sessions.

If a child is under 8, we ask parents to get in touch before coming along to assess suitability.  If there are any other queries, please do not hesitate to contact us.