Table Tennis in Pudsey
Pudsey Leisure Centre, where Pudsey Table Tennis Club runs its main training sessions, is making Table Tennis openly available to all.
The sessions are open to the public on Sunday mornings between 11am and 12pm. There is a small charge for the session of just £3.00, payable at the door.
Pudsey Table Tennis Club, based in Pudsey, Yorkshire, is a Table Tennis England registered Advanced Premier Club.
This means that we have attained set standards in areas of club development, competition, management duty, facilities and other club activities. We pride ourselves on having a strong coaching structure with Table Tennis England qualified coaches from level 1 to senior level. Our coaches are responsible for many of the coaching sessions run in Leeds schools and our development of players can be seen in the number of players who have gone on to achieve county honours and England representative honours.
We have also been awarded Clubmark status - a Sport England Cross-Sport scheme that recognises safe, effective child-friendly sports clubs.
Membership and Competitions
The club has an open membership policy and has members ranging in age from 8 to 70, with males and females from all sections of the community. As a club we like to socialise and have many stories of past functions - playing at a club headquarters with a bar is an added advantage!
The club is affiliated to the Leeds League and also competes in events run by the Yorkshire Table Tennis Association and Table Tennis England.
For this league season, 2015/16, we have ten teams playing in Leeds League's divisions 1 to 5. With teams comprising of both adults and juniors, we can cater for players at all levels. In the Bradford League we have two teams this year who will compete in division 1 and 3. Two teams of cadets will be competing in the National Cadet League at Bradford and Rotherham.
In the Senior British League we have one team this year who will be competing in division 2 North of the Table Tennis England Senior British League.
Three of our ladies will be competing under the banner of Leeds Ladies in the Senior Women's British league and also three of our men will be competing as a Pudsey team in the National Veterans' league.
If you are interested in training and playing competitively, or receiving coaching, please contact Secretary Peter Thompson who will be happy to help.
Pudsey Bowling Club
Pudsey Bowling Club is the club's base and provides excellent facilities for competitions where two concurrent matches can be played. It is also used for some training sessions.
Pudsey Leisure Centre
The majority of club training sessions take place in the Pudsey Leisure Centre where up to 8 tables can be used for formal training and one-to-one coaching. Junior and Senior competitions are also held here on occasion.
Club President Granville Thornton founded the club as Bramley Ebenezer Table Tennis Club in 1970. Granville was elected as our first President at the AGM in July 2002.
The club was formed to provide alternative recreational facilities for children, both from the church in which the club was based, and the local community.
The club entered 2 teams, into the local youth league in 1970 and officially entered the Leeds League in 1973, and the Bradford League in 1984.
With the Closure of the church in 2004 the club found a new home at Pudsey Bowling Club. As a result of the success of this move the club was renamed Pudsey Table Tennis Club at the AGM in July 2005.