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Tim, Harry and Wen Wei meet playing table tennis at an open session at Brighton University.
Our first session is held at Brighton Youth Centre. It was very rough and ready: there were two broken tables and two teenage players. We’re still in touch with one of them.
BTTC is awarded its first grant from the Scarman Trust – £2,000 for some new tables and t-shirts.
We run our first school outreach session at Patcham High School. These days, we’ve worked with nearly all the primary and secondary schools in Brighton and Hove.
The first Virtual School session for Children in Care at Patcham High school. Hundreds of children in care have played at the club since then.
Wen Wei in 2011
Ping! Brighton & Hove 35 permanent outdoor tables are put across the city.
We take 50 young people to the London Olympics to watch the table tennis.
Our first session with Grace Eyre for adults with learning disabilities. Almost everyone in this photo still plays at the club, including Harry Fairchild who is the first person with Down’s syndrome to gain a level one coaching qualification in any sport.
BTTC is awarded Club of the Year for its work with young people at the Brighton & Hove Council Sports Awards at the Royal Pavilion.
We move to our full-time venue at the Fitzherbert Centre and start opening seven days a week.
Funding secured for major refurbishment of the club.
BTTC runs its first ever session at HMP High Down.
There was an 83% reduction in the number of negative behaviour reports in the group after having
played table tennis. We now run sessions with four prisons and are introducing AllStars across more.
BTTC takes part in its first Pride parade celebrating the diversity of Brighton.
Sessions start in an underused classroom block at Moulsecoomb Primary School to expand our delivery of classes in the area.
When the club had to close for lockdown, BTTC reacts immediately, setting up a food hub that eventually feeds 12,537 people.
BTTC runs the first summer camp for children with SEND at Moulsecoomb Primary School.
SuperTonic TT sessions begin for people living with long-term health conditions.
Will Bayley starts coaching and training full time at the club after winning two silver medals at the Tokyo Paralympics.
BTTC ‘Above and Beyond’ Brighton & Hove Buses bus on the road.
Digna Baynes wins a bronze medal in the Parkinson’s World championship in Croatia. So far three players have competed, with more to come.
Bly and Ryan’s selection for England and Team GB means they are representing their country in multiple international competitions.
Teresa Bennett wins national Coach of the Year.
We win the 2023 National Lottery Award for Sport.
…and in 2024, we will launch a new full time venue in Moulsecoomb.
… Watch this space for more ….