Women at BTTC in lockdown

Without a doubt women’s activity levels have been affected by the Covid crisis and many have had to adapt and find ways of fitting in exercise and activities, along with jobs, childcare and home schooling. This has made me reflect on whether we have risen to the challenge of making sure our BTTC girls and women members have stayed in touch and joined in the online active activities that we have put on in lockdown? Have these met their needs? Have these inspired them to keep active and fit? For many I believe it has been a resounding yes.

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Down’s Syndrome World Table Tennis Championships

As Matthew Syed was at pains to point out in his ground breaking ‘Bounce’, there really is no such thing as talent, merely those that have the opportunity and encouragement to purposefully improve and those that don’t. If we stop putting people in artificial boxes, then the sky truly is the limit. The recent World Down’s Syndrome Table Tennis Championships was a poignant reminder of this indisputable truth.

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Ping Pong for Peace & Rollnets for Refugees

Playing Table Tennis at the Za’atari Refugee Camp 4th – 6th April 2018. I have been following the International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) Development Program for some years online. Over the past twenty years they have done some amazing projects in Nepal, Guinea Bisseau, Afghanistan, El Salvador and many other places that have suffered natural disasters or been destroyed by war. In 2017, the ITTF became the first international federation of any sport to develop a national association in all 226 countries in the world. A great achievement indeed.

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The power and potential of ping pong & parkrun

“These ripples are generated by relationships. If people experience something personally that makes them feel valued, rewarded, gives a sense of achievement and belonging, they will want more of it. This is about authenticity; about people involved in sport that genuinely want to build communities, seeing it being done elsewhere and then bringing it to their local community.”

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Brighton Marathon 2020 🏃‍♂️

BTTC player and coach Joe Russell is running the Brighton Marathon and fundraising for the club 🏃‍♂️🏃‍♂️

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