Coronavirus Update - 21/07/20

Following the announcement from the government, Ackworth TTC will open from 27th July. We will use both Ackworth School hall and Pontefract Squash CLub for the sessions. 

Please find attached the ‘Post Covid Proposal’ presentation for how we will opportate the sessions.

Session times and costs can be found here. Please read them and note the change of times.

Sessions will start WC 27th July and will run for 6 weeks until WE 4th Sept. We will alter sessions for when schools are back and share when agreed.


Please only currently sign up to coacha if you are planning on attending your groups sessions. You do not need to sign up to sessions or do anything with payments, we will do that during the first week.

The link for coacha is

Please feel free to ask any question. If you have difficulties with signing up on coacha, please get in contact with Chris so he can assist. If you can’t access coacha, then please confirm with Chris you place and we will sign you up on coacha at a session. Please can you do this by Saturday. We will arrange payments during the first week.


Anybody who doesn’t sign up via Coacha or confirm their place with Chris, will not be able to attend sessions on a drop in basis and will find that their place will have been given to someone else as we need bubbles of 6 children for this summer programme to work.


If you are in the beginners group then please confirm with Chris over text or email which session your child will


Coronavirus update - 17/03/20


The government held a Coronovirus press conference last night. The latest advice is that everyone should stop non-essential social contact, stop all non-essential travel and avoid pubs, clubs, theatres and other such social venues until further notice.


In addition to this, Table Tennis England have updated their statement this morning strongly recommending that local leagues and clubs suspend activity for the foreseeable future in line with Government advice to restrict all non-essential social contact. 


We have decided to suspend our table tennis coaching and training sessions for the time being. This includes the training days we had planned over Easter. We do not know how long the suspension will continue for, however we expect this to be for multiple weeks and possibly months.


We appreciate that this will be disappointing for our players. We feel the same way however this is an unprecedented situation and we hope that taking action now will help to protect our players and their families and means that we can return to normal sooner.


We wish your all good health in the coming weeks and look forward to seeing you all again in the future.


If you have any questions about this please feel free to email or call me using the details below.


Dan Simms

Chairman, Ackworth TTC

07740 494427


Coronavirus update 12/03/17

The latest advice is that there is no need for small clubs like ours to introduce changes for the time being, and as such Ackworth Table Tennis coaching/training continues to be open as usual.

Please check back here on a regular basis for the latest updates as the situation/advice could change at short notice.

The Government now says *1 that anyone with a new persistent cough or a high temperature should now self-isolate for seven days. 

If you have a new persistent cough or a high temperature please do not attend coaching/training sessions or competitions. If you’re due to attend a competition please let an Ackworth TTC coach know.

Players should no longer shake hands with other players or referees/umpires.

We strongly recommend that players wash their hands thoroughly before and after training sessions and that they avoid touching their mouths during training sessions. 

We also recommend that players carefully clean their bat handle with a suitable cleaning product (like an alcohol based gel) before and after each training session or competition.

If you’re attending a competition please ensure that you also wash your hands before you eat any food. The easiest way of doing this is with an alcohol based hand gel. If you don’t have this use the toilet facilities to wash your hands thoroughly. Remember ‘Happy Birthday’.

We are investigating ways of cleaning equipment such as the table tennis balls before and after each session to help keep players safe.


Dan Simms