I have just moved into the area and I am looking for somewhere to play, is there a club I can visit?
Blackpool Table Tennis Club holds an open practice session every Monday night between 8pm – 9.30pm at Blackpool Sports Centre using 10-12 tables. The standard of play varies from our top division through to non league players, all standards of play are welcome, bats and balls are provided if required. The session costs just £3 for 1.5hrs, see find us
I have a son/daughter who is interested in playing table tennis, is there any local coaching available?
Blackpool TTC organises coaching at Blackpool Sports Centre on a Monday night 6.30pm – 8.00pm. We offer two free session's as a taster and then offer, subject to spaces being available, coaching sessions in 6 week blocks. If spaces are not available your name is added to a waiting list. We accept both boys and girls from 8 to 16 years of age, and all our sessions are run by ETTA licenced coaches.
I used to play but haven't touched a bat in years, are there any practice sessions I can attend?
See first faq. Bats and balls are provided if required. We are always happy to welcome back players, whatever the level of play. Things have changed over the years: 11up instead of 21, 40mm balls, and changes to bats. Come and give it a try!
How can I join a club and play in the Blackpool League?
Initially call at the open session on a Monday night (see above). There is always a member of the league committee on hand who can point you towards a league club in your area. The best time to join a club is July/August prior to the league season commencing in September.
I would like to play in the league, but the season has already started, is this possible?
Clubs are often looking for reserve players for teams, and although you may not get a regular place, this is a good way of joining a club. Contact the League Registration Secretary
to see if he is aware of any clubs looking for players, alternatively you can contact a local club directly, see Clubs
for further details.
I am looking to purchase a Table Tennis table and bats can you give me any advice?
Blackpool TTC sometimes has second hand tables and special deals on starter bats for junior players, for more information see items for sale, or ask a committee member in attendance on a Monday night.
Table Tennis equipment suppliers based in Bury, sponsor and regularly hold a trade stand at our junior tournaments, just call in at one of the Stiga events on our calendar to see the equipment available. Tees Sport
another major supplier also has a trade stand at the Vetts Northern Masters and ETTA Grand Prix events at Blackpool Sports Centre, see the Calendar