Ely Table Tennis Club is Coming Home

Dear club member,


Breaking news…Ely Table Tennis Committee are delighted to inform you that as from Monday 7th January, we will at last have a satellite venue in Ely itself, at Ely College!


Many of you will know that we have experienced problems and limitations at Witchford Village College Sports Centre over the past 18 months and have therefore decided to end our sessions there.


A big thank you to Clive Hodgson and David Haslam who have been working very hard over the past few weeks to secure our new venue and to the staff at Ely College who have been incredibly supportive and welcoming.


The Committee do appreciate that members who live in Witchford may have transport issues to overcome but we do hope that we don’t lose any of you.


The new facilities in Needhams Hall are very good with enough space for 10 or more tables. The Club currently has five of their own tables with dedicated storage and the use of at least five more tables from the college. This now allows us to set up a coaching table and a table for the robot without losing valuable space for everyone to get maximum time to practice.


As a special promotion and to allow you the opportunity to try the new venue out, the first session on Monday 7th January will be FREE for everyone and will run from 6 – 9pm, no separate junior session. We will have coaching slots available, the robot will be in action and Jarvis Sports will also be holding their equipment stall. This is a great launch for Ely Table Tennis Club in the City so please help support us by coming along and telling all your friends about the club too. We will be holding a Junior Taster Session early in the new year.


From the 14th January sessions will continue as usual with Juniors only 6 – 7pm, Juniors and Adults 7 – 8pm and Adults only 8 – 9pm.


Clive will be taking a few promotional photographs on that night so please email me before the 7th if you do not want to be included in the photographs.


To help you find the venue Clive has added some useful links to maps and photos of Needhams Hall on the club website..see below. There is plenty of car parking right next to the hall.


Address: Needhams Hall, Etheldreda House, Ely College, Downham Road, Ely, Cambs CB6 2SH








The clubs practice and coaching sessions at Littleport Leisure Centre will continue as usual every Thursday. The last session being this week and recommencing after Christmas on the 3rd January 6pm to 9pm.


Wishing you all a very Happy Christmas and that Ely Table Tennis Club continues to offer all members, whatever age and ability, improved facilities and greater opportunities in 2019.


Best wishes


Karen Byford

Club Secretary

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