Thankyou to our volunteers

Last week we celebrated our amazing team of volunteers during the special and last episode 100 of the BTTC Daily Show. We said a special thank you to Sandie, Dee, Rob, Lyn Ora, Serena and Susie who have been awarded with a 1:1 table tennis session 🏓

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Reimagining Church space for community use in 2020

A message to churches of all denominations from your local community- please don’t sell your buildings to property developers. Rather, work with grassroots community organisations, reimagine and repurpose their use.

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BTTC is coming back 🏓

At last we have the news that we can return to ‘limited play’ at the Table Tennis Club. It has to be a staged process, carefully controlled. We have already been playing outdoors recently, offering free coaching at tables across the city, and in particular the new summer venture on the Level which is a resounding success. Next to the club, our own tables in public view, are also fully staffed with a coach in club kit providing a confident image and projection that helps optimism and well being in our direct community.

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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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