Chairman's Message 2020

Chairman Lee Orange welcomes players to the 2019/20 season.

Lee Orange

I would like to wish all our members a Happy New Year and remind everyone that 2020 is a very special year for Pudsey Table Tennis club. The club is celebrating its 50th year and we are inviting all members past and present to join us in a celebration dinner on the 27th June at the Cornmill Lodge Hotel.

We are very fortunate that the club's founder and President Granville Thornton is still an active member of the club who still enjoys coaching and playing on a regular basis.

The club was originally called Bramley Ebenezer (1970-2004) but members voted to change the name when we moved to the Pudsey venue and it's unbelievable to think we have been here for the last 15 years – how time flies when you're having fun!

I would like to ask all club members to continue to support our Monday night training session which is held at Pudsey Leisure Centre between 8.00 and 10.00pm. This is a great opportunity to meet up with other club members, socialise and get some additional practice or improve on your technique. If you have any suggestions for the coaching night or want to try new things please speak to Peter Thompson, Granville Thornton or myself and we will do our best to accommodate your needs.

We have changed a number of teams around this season due to player availability, newcomers and leavers but we have still managed to maintain ten teams in the Leeds League and three teams in the Bradford League. At the halfway stage of the season some teams are finding it difficult but please keep on trying to turn some of the close losses into wins.

Please be reminded that we are an all-inclusive club with players of all ages and abilities. Enjoy your matches, respect your own team and the opposition. Be polite when you get a net or edge and remain gracious in defeat.

If anyone has any ideas or suggestions for the club, please contact me direct to discuss.

Finally, I'd like to wish all club members a successful 2nd-half of the season and I look forward to celebrating with members, past and present, at our 50th dinner in June.

To catch up with all the latest news, schedules and results, please make sure you check the website regularly, and if you use Twitter, please follow the club (@PudseyTTC) to get the latest updates.

Lee Orange
Pudsey Table Tennis Club