The final tally of members for the year ended 31 August 2013 was 140, making Cippenham
one of the largest table tennis clubs in the country. Membership is open to anyone
who wants to play table tennis, young and old, beginners to champions. The membership
year runs from 1 September to 31 August and costs just £18 with 50% concessions for
students and those aged 60 plus.
Practice tables are available Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 7:30 pm
The coaching scheme at Cippenham Table Tennis Club is one of the most successful
in the country, having produced a number of national champions over the past few
years, especially in the younger age groups. All coaching sessions are led by ETTA-approved
and qualified coaches who have clean Criminal Records Bureau checks.
Youngsters start as young as five years of age - so long as they can see over the
table and have some coordination!
The Cippenham coaching scheme is part of the ETTA PremierClub scheme operating at
Excellence, Advanced and Participation levels with feeder schools at Introductory
Head Coach Ken Phillips has twice been presented with the English Table Tennis Association
Male Coach of the Year Award (1999; 2000) and in February 2001 received the highest
possible accolade with the National Coaching Foundation England Coach of the Year
(2000) Award in the category Local Volunteer Coach in an Individual Sport (photo
Further award came the Club's way in 2001 and 2008 when Sue Hayes was presented with
the ETTA Female Coach of the Year Award, in 2007 when Jan Chapman received the same
honour and in 2008 when Stephanie Mitchell was Young Coach of the Year.
For the weekly schedule, please see the weekday calendar (opposite).
A weekly event on Tuesday evenings with points awarded each week. The points are
then aggregated over the six week period of the Grand Prix to determine the overall
All members of the Club and even non-members are welcome to play. The events is especially
suitable for new members gaining their first experience of competitive table tennis
but in a relaxed environment.
Medals awarded to the top three players in each Grand Prix series.
No additional cost – just your normal evening practice fee.
No need to book – just turn up on the evening by 7:40 pm.
Registration and draw at 7:40 pm.
Event starts at 7:50 pm and scheduled to finish by 10:00 pm.
Players score games in which they are playing (just as you do in practice).
Management of the event by the Duty Officer
Club members are able to buy kit in Club colours and all manner of other table tennis
equipment from the Club’s equipment sponsors Tees Sport. Please contact the Club’s
agent, Sue Hayes, whose details can be found in the Contacts page.
Each year the Club Championship are run at the end of the season on weekday evenings.
Each year the Club honours members with the Outstanding Contribution Award and Player
of the Year awards.
Naturally, the Club takes very seriously its responsibilities for the protection
of children and vulnerable adults. The Club has a full and comprehensive Child Protection
Policy that can be downloaded (see below). Any cause for concern, please first speak
to the Club’s Welfare Office, Sue Hayes, whose details can be found in the Contacts