We hope that you are keeping safe and well in these challenging times.
This Tuesday, 6th of April, is World Table Tennis Day. We are hosting a FREE Live “Women in Sport” webinar at 11am. This event will be hosted by some of our female coaches and players. Our event is to promote women in sport in conjunction with the ITTF Foundation initiative of promoting Gender Equality and FEMpowerment.
We would love for you to attend our event. There is a maximum of 100 people that can attend and places are on a first come first served basis. If you are not available to attend this webinar, it will be recorded and displayed on our website afterwards. The event will also be shared live on our Facebook page. See the link to the Facebook group below:Women in Sport Live Event for World Table Tennis Day | Facebook
To register for this event, please click on the link below.https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_NjXAP0k6REWrbb2_S_MdvQ
We are also organising a Best Video Clips Competition. We are encouraging participants to record their best shots, exercises, activities during (or after) the Live session on 6th April. Throughout the day we will be posting skills for you to try. Prizes will be awarded to the Top 3 most impressive shots, exercises, activities. We encourage you all to join our competition by posting your video clips on our various social media (Twitter (@TableTennisIRE), Table Tennis Ireland (facebook.com) & Table Tennis Ireland @tabletennisireland) and use the hashtags #TTISkillComp & #WorldTableTennisDayIreland. Alternatively, you can send your video clip to our Communication & Education Executive, Shauna Fox, at email@example.com by Tuesday 13th April 2021. We encourage you to be as creative as you can! If you don’t have a TT bat or ball available, don’t worry, please be as creative as you like with your equipment choice!
Please note: When you send your video clip to us, you are consenting to TTI to use your video clip to promote females in sport on table tennis websites and social media.
Yours in Sport,
Table Tennis Ireland
Munster Clubs have been active during this lockdown through group video calls. Coach Ben from Leeside has been giving regular Zoom sessions with good turnouts and has inspired Beechhill Wednesday nighters to also get off the couch and onto Zoom. Beechhill has been doing themed Zooms with plenty of participation and challenges for the participants.
Contact the secretary if you’d like to let us know what your club has been up to. See the Stories tab for a more detailed story.
Ian Brown passed away after a long and brave battle with illness on 16th of January 2021. He represented both Ballincollig & Leeside table tennis clubs, and his province, Munster, at both Junior and Senior level with great distinction. We wish to extend our deepest sympathies to his parents, Carol and Roy, and his siblings, Chloe and Niall, and his wide circle of friends.
Adam Buckley passed away after a short illness, which he fought bravely with courage and dignity, on 27th of January2021. He represented his club Ballincollig TTC and Munster at U13 & U15 levels. We wish to extend our deepest sympathies to his parents, Jacqui and Mark, and his sister Becky, and his extended family and friends.
Jim Sheehan passed away on Tuesday 9th of February 2021. He represented Ireland at international level, played at Irish Veteran Table Tennis Society tournaments, and was a popular coach at the table tennis club of Waterford Institute of Technology. We wish to extend our deepest sympathies to his wife Ellen, his daughters Miriam and Gillian, his extended family and friends.
You could also download the TTFit app https://ttfit.app for table tennis videos, interviews and more
See the TTI management committee’s plan for resumption of play (June 29th!) and work done during the interim period.