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Umpires Course September 2022

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Peter Wagner right, a 50 player at Ormesby and Ormesby member David Pashley learning the correct procedure of umpiring during the November 2022 course at Ormesby.
Ormesby Table Tennis Club are hosting a Level 1 Umpires Course on Saturday 10 September 2022 from 10.00am until 4.00pm.
The course will run by Blue Badge International Umpire Tom Purcell from Liverpool.
Tom ran the previous course at Ormesby in November 2021.
Anyone wishing to attend the course can book on the Table Tennis England website (Umpires Course).

Ormesby v Archway Peterborough

BPL Ryan Jenkins 2022

Cleveland County Over 60’s

County vets ove 60's

The newly formed Cleveland Over 60’s played their second round of matches in Division 2b of the county championships at St Neots at the weekend and came away with a 6-4 win against Warwick’s 3rd and a narrow 6-4 loss to Worcs 2nd.

Also in the squad are Phil Webster and Jane Lynas who played in the first round in October.

They next play their 3rd and final round of matches on Feb 12th.

Left to right: Bob Evans, Pat Clements, team captain, Kevin Linsley and Peter Abell.

SBL at Ormesby

SBL Dec 11 21 EVE and Mark SImon
Northfield’s Mark Simon on the right in red and Eve Witterick of Ormesby‘s 4th team also in red.
Two local teams playing side by side in the Senior British League matches on Saturday 11 December at Ormesby.
Quite an intense looking affair.

Cleveland County Vets

Cleveland County Vets team 2021
The reformed Cleveland County Vets team made the long journey to St Neots and came away with 2 wins and a draw.
They beat Cambridgeshire 7-3, Northants 8-2 and drew with Warwickshire 5-5.
The team left to right Jevon Chan, Barbara Kearney, Dave Ashwell and Carl White play again on January 30th 2022.
Well done to all.

British Premier League

Sam Mabey - Man of the Match in Ormesby

Sam Maybe – Player Of the Match

Ormesby moved to the top of the British Table Tennis League on Friday evening with a 4-3 victory over the Northern Ireland team, Ormeau, in Belfast.

Ormesby’s 4 wins were scored by Sam Mabey and Ryan Jenkins who both won their two singles.  Mabey was nominated as Man of the Match after he beat Ashley Robinson 3-0 in his first singles and then beat Zack Wilson by the same score in this second match.  Jenkins had more difficulty.  In the opener he beat Wilson by 12-10 in the fourth game and was also taken to four games in his second set against James Skelton where Ryan won 11-8, 11-5 in the third and fourth games.

Ormeau’s three sets were recorded in the surprise doubles win when Wilson and Robinson beat Jenkins and Mabey in straight games.  Ormesby’s third player, Ben Piggott lost his two sets against Skelton and Robinson.

Ormesby are now top of the table with a maximum 9 points from the 3 matches played so far.  Ormeau are second with 7 points from 3.  Third is Archway Peterborough who have 6 points from 2 matches.  Ormesby entertain Archway in their next match on the 23rd January 2022.

British Premier League

Thomas Rayner Batts BPL 29.10.21

Thomas Rayner

Ormesby are amongst the leaders at the top of the Premier Division of the British Table Tennis League after their 5-2 victory against the Essex Club BATTS in Harlow on Saturday 30th October.

The match was closer than the score line suggests.  Ormesby’s Sam Mabey was the most successful player winning both his singles and combining with Helshan Weerasinghe to win the doubles.  Thomas Rayner made his contribution with a 14-12 victory in his second singles over Jack Bennett who is ranked 28 places above Rayner in the England Senior Rankings List.

The match started with the first two singles when Bennett, against expectations, secured at 11-9 in the deciding game victory over Ormesby number 1, Helshan Weerasinghe.  Mabey won his first match 11-8 in the decider against Shayan Siraj.

With the score at 1-1, Weerasinghe and Mabey won comfortably in the doubles.

In the next two singles Ethan Walsh for BATTS beat Rayner in straight games and Weerasinghe won 11-7 in the fifth against Siraj.

This meant that Ormesby had to win one of the two remaining sets to clinch the victory but at one stage this looked in jeopardy as both Mabey and Rayner were 2 games to 1 down in their singles, but Mabey recovered to win the fourth at 11-7 against Walsh and the decider 11-4 whilst Rayner produced an excellent result to beat Bennett at 14-12 in the 5th game.

This victory puts Ormesby in second place in the League table behind Archway Peterborough on sets difference as both teams have maximum of 6 points from the opening two fixtures.

Ormesby’s next fixture is away in Northern Ireland to Ormeau on the 26th November.

Alan Ransome-Chairman

TT KIDZ at Ormesby TTC

TTKIDZ picture red and yellow
Ormesby table tennis club are currently preparing for another
course of TT KIDZ.
The 8 weekly sessions are for Boys and Girls up to 11 years of age.
In order not to be disappointed please get your applications in as
soon as possible.
The sessions are on Friday’s from 5.30pm to 6.30pm and the first
session is on 15 October.
For further information please call
Malcolm on 07889 937 056

British League Premier 2021/2022

Ryan Jenkins

Ryan Jenkins

The fixtures for the Premier Division of the British League have been announced this week.

This year playing for our First Team are Helshan Weerasinghe plus Ryan Jenkins, the former Welsh Champion who signed last year but there were no matches played, and Sam Mabey who is the current England no. 9.

We are also looking to include our top juniors in the team including Ben Piggott, Thomas Rayner, Josh Weatherby and David Gofton who are all in our Championship DivThe first away match of the new season for the Ormesby 1 team is away to Ormeau 1 in Ireland.ision team with Denis Neale as the non-playing Captain.

Ormesby’s first match of the new season is away to Ormeau in Ireland on Saturday 18 September.

Ormesby’s first home match in the 2021/2022 British League Premier season is on October 2 when they play North Ayrshire of Scotland at the Ormesby Club.

Ormesby at Ormesby Hall

Ormesby Hall 8
What a great day Malcolm and I had at the local National Trust Property, Ormesby Hall. The weather was wonderful and dare we say, perhaps a little too hot.
Ormesby Hall 7
The event was very popular with lots of people who were very interested in playing table tennis and many of the children wanting to challenge their parents to a game.
Ormesby Hall 5
It was really good meeting some of the players who had played at the old club as far back as the seventies.
Ormesby Hall 4
We even had Jasper a small black and white dog who would have loved to have joined in a game – perhaps it was only the ball he was after.

Thomas Rayner; Ormesby v Fusions Dec 7 2019
Tom Rayner
It’s the turn of the Cadets and Juniors at the Nationals this weekend at Warwick University.
Four Ormesby players, Tom Rayner, Adam Webster, Eve Witterick and Ella Pashley are all in action.
Some matches can be viewed live on the Table Tennis England Facebook Page.

Ella U13 Bronze 03.07.21
In the U10-U13 Nationals at Warwick University all three Ormesby players, Ella Pashley Tom Wardell and Jack Hodgson made it through their groups. Ella and Tom in the U13’s and Jack in the U12’s.
Ella reached the U13 Girls Semi Final where she lost to Naomi Coaker 3 – 1 and was presented with the Bronze medal.

National U10-U13’s

Tom Ella Jack 01.07.21
At the University of Warwick, on the 3rd and 4th of July the Mark Bates Ltd. U10-U13 National Championships take place and three young Ormesby players are really looking forward to the event.
Tom Wardell and Ella Pashley who are both 12 will be playing on Saturday and 11 year old Jack Hodgson will play on Sunday.
Everyone at the Ormesby Club wish them good luck and most of all we hope they enjoy the experience.
Left to right Tom Wardell, Ella Pashley and Jack Hodgson.

Visit from Middlesbrough MP Andy McDonald

Andy McDonald Jun 18 2021
Middlesbrough MP Andy McDonald visited Ormesby Table Tennis Club this morning during one of the club’s 50plus sessions.
With the club still being reduced to 9 tables instead of the usual 15 due to the current Covid restrictions, there was still a really good atmosphere.
Club Chairman with Middlesbrough MP Andy McDonald
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MP Andy enjoyed a few minutes on the robot leading to the suggestion that perhaps we should sign him up for one of the Ormesby Teams!!!!

Chairman’s Newsletter

Dear Members,

As I am sure most of you will be aware the announcement from Boris Johnson on Monday means a further delay in the Club being able to return to the normal programme after the pandemic.

We are, therefore, needing to keep the current arrangements in place until further notice from the Government which is expected towards the end of July.

Generally the Club sessions are going well, even with the restrictions and the majority of our objectives are being met.

One of the these is to help our top juniors to perform well in National competitions.  This weekend is the English National Cup and of the thirteen selected boys, no less than five have come through the Ormesby Club, Josh Weatherby, Thomas Rayner, Ben Piggott, David Gofton and Joe Cope.  Unfortunately, Thomas has had to withdraw due to an injury.  Their progress can be followed on the TTE Facebook page over the weekend.

We had a meeting of the Trustees on Sunday and we are planning to go ahead with two initiatives which are targeted at helping the Club’s finances.  We are launching a Sport England Crowdfunder project shortly which can result in a £10,000 automatic award from Sport England provided we meet our targets.  This is likely to be launched as soon as the full return is confirmed by the Government and all Club members assistance with this would be greatly appreciated.

Further details will be issued shortly.

Finally, by joining together Top Squad coaches including Denis Neale and Carole Moore and our Community Coach, Malcolm Muldoon, we are looking to launch a new Hopes programme which is targeting primary schools children.

After the lockdown has been lifted we are looking to promote a “Find the Next Star” day which will be widely publicised and invites parents to bring their youngsters to the Club for effectively, a trial.

We are also planning to increase the number of primary schools that we will be working with in the next school term in order to generate more interest from talented youngsters in our catchment area.

If you know of any parents and youngsters who may be interested in coming along to the “Find the Next Star” day then please let them know that this is coming up and that they would have an opportunity to participate on the day.

I will keep you advised of the Clubs progress as the Governments timetable progresses.

Best Wishes

Alan Ransome OBE

European Youths for Ben

European Youths

Ben Piggott May 27 2021

Ormesby Top Squad player Ben Piggott has been selected for the Junior (under 19’s) England Squad.

Ben will travel to Varazdin in Croatia to compete in the European Youths Championships.

The junior event runs from July 18th until the 24th.

Almost there – now its the seniors turn to play

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Dear Members,

Following the Government’s announcement on Monday, I am pleased to be able to advise all of our members that we are able to invite everyone to participate in the Club’s programmes from next Monday 17th May.

The restrictions due to the Covid virus have not been fully lifted, we are still in a restricted mode, which means that we can only use 9 tables and all of the requirements regarding masks and other procedures, remain in place but nevertheless this does allow everyone to participate in the Club’s sessions.  Social distancing, face masks and good hygiene needs to be maintained at all times.

The U18’s, both with Top Squad and the Hopes groups, have been able to operate from 12th April.  With regard to the Top Squad, it means that the senior players who are members of the Top Squad are also able to participate from Monday.

This will also mean that parents will be able to wait in the lounge during sessions, however, the same principal of masks and social distancing must be observed.

For the Top Squad, bookings are still required with Carole Moore

50+, Hopes and Open sessions are to be booked with Brenda Stephenson  Mobile: 07803 137285.

Once the session is full i.e. 18 players, then no more will be allowed into that session, so if you book late there is a chance you may not be included in that particular session.Image result for Table tennis pictures Clip Art. Size: 119 x 100. Source:

With regards to the cafe opening, the date for this is under consideration but will not be from the start of this return.  We will keep you informed of the progress which is being made with this facility.

The programme is therefore:

50+ 9.45am-11.30am Session 1
50+ 11.45am – 1.30pm Session 2
Top Squad 6.00pm – 9.30pm
50+Advanced 1.30pm – 3.30pm
Top Squad 6.00pm – 9.30pm
Hopes Session 5.30 – 7.00pm
Open Session 7.00pm – 9.30pm
50+ 9.45am – 11.30am Session 1
50+ 11.45am – 1.30pm Session 2
Top Squad 6.00pm – 9.30pm
50+ 9.45am – 11.30am Session 1
50+ 11.45am – 1.30pm Session 2
Hopes Sessions 5.30pm – 7.00pm
Open Sessions 7.00pm  – 9.30pm
Top Squad 10.00am – 2.00pm



Top Squad – keep training

Ben Piggott 10.05.21

Ben Piggott gets ready to serve

Covid-19 has proved to be a challenging time for the Junior Top Squad players at Ormesby although they have still been practicing when and wherever possible.

Zoom practice sessions have proved popular and TT robots have come in very useful.

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Edward Adams left and Spencer Wardell 

Some of the Under 18’s have enjoyed playing with the England Junior and Cadet players at Ormesby TTC in combined training camps.

Juniors return to play

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After the Top Squad Juniors returned to play on Monday 12 April it was the
Ormesby Junior players turn to play on Friday 6 April for the first time in 2021.
With a really good turn out it was obvious that all the players were very pleased to be back.
Two sessions each week on Wednesday’s and Friday’s will take place from 5.30pm to 7.30pm.
With Covid-19 restrictions still in place bookings have to be made in advance of the sessions.
To book places for both boys and girls please text 07803 137 285.
Malcolm Juniors April2021

Ormesby Newsletter

Dear Members

Return to Play 

Following the recent roadmap from the Government regarding the relaxation of restrictions from the Coronavirus the advise from Table Tennis England, which ultimately comes from the Government, is that the junior training excluding the senior players, is likely to be possible from the 12th April provided that the figures with the progress in overcoming the virus are in accordance with expectations.

With regard to the senior play, which may well be possible to restart provided that the players operate in bubbles of 6 from 17th May. We are waiting further information with regard to this.  If this is not possible then provided all is on track with overcoming the virus the 21st June is the day we would be able to fully open as we were up to 12 months ago assuming that the lockdown restriction being lifted stays on track.

BBC Archive  

There was a point of interest to members from BBC Archives, which was available earlier this week.  The BBC produced a piece for their North East sports broadcast 50 years ago in 1971 which was the year before we won the European Cup.  This seems to have gone viral on the table tennis social media.  Please find below the link to this feature which shows the club very well in its early days.

There was a second important feature, it was produced by a film crew from Sport England in 2004 featuring the club when it moved to Cargo Fleet Lane.  The club received a grant of £5000 from Sport England to build the social area, kitchen, gym, improve the roof and instal the car park.  This has been widely used by Sport England to promote their facilities programme.  Please find below the YouTube link which features this film.

Job Vacancies 

Finally, when we know of any table tennis job vacancies in the area we tend to advise our members.  Currently there is a Sales Assistant position available at Ransome Sporting Goods in the Butterfly Table Tennis Department and details of this are attached.  There are also vacancies for two Apprentices, one in the Sales Office and one in the Warehouse.

If you know of anyone who is interested please pass on the information to them, particularly, if they have a table tennis background which is one part of the desirables for any appointments of this kind.

I will keep you advised of any Return to Play developments.

Best Wishes

Alan Ransome OBE