98 young people under 16 have qualified as Junior Table Tennis
Umpires at the Halton Table Tennis Centre. Matthew was one
of the first 3 in England to get this new award.
Tennis Club was only founded in 1999 when the new table tennis
facility was opened at the Halton Stadium, Lowerhouse Lane,
Sport England Lottery grant provided £2.31 million pounds
towards the new West Stand, which was for community use and for
the Halton Regional Table Tennis Centre. Halton was identified
as a location for a regional centre in the Focus Sport plan of
1992. Halton Table Tennis League formed a partnership with Halton
Borough Council to develop the project and form Halton Table Tennis
A development plan was produced for table tennis in the Borough
from playground to podium; the plan included schools development
from primary through to college; sponsorship of National competitions
and attracting top players through the promotion of International
England matches, National events and entering competitions.
England coaches and junior teams training at Halton Regional
TT Centre 2004
Already our young players are starting to climb the England ranking lists. Halton Table Tennis Ltd was formed in 2000 which includes Halton
TT Club, Halton Summer League and M& N Halton TT League.
It is registered
as an ETTA Premier Excellence Club; Premier Ability Club and was
ETTA and CCPR Club of the Year 2000.
Peter & Paul RC High School. 17 young people obtained
CSLA Young Leader Awards for Table Tennis, which was a national
There is a
programme, which includes general practice for all ages; coaching
for all ages; training to become
a coach, umpire, or organiser; skills awards for young people;
and competitive play from beginners ladder to British League.
tennis is represented on Halton table tennis Forum which has an
overview for the development of Table Tennis in the Borough with
representatives of local schools and Halton Borough Council Sports
of Halton is the President of the Halton TT League.