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BTTC to close from Thursday 5th November 🏓

Just when we were getting back into our game and sessions again, even if a little limited, we find we have to be restricted again when we have to close the club from Nov 5th until Dec 2nd. We are so sorry about this.

We will be trying to get everything sorted before closure on Wednesday evening, but please bear with us. For example there is still not clear national guidance yet on our work with schools and the university and on outdoor play, although the weather will obviously have an impact even if we can go ahead.

We recognise that this is a difficult time for everyone. If you feel able to continue to pay by direct debit over this four week period then we would be very grateful, but perfectly understand if you cannot. Please let us know and we can put these on hold for you.

Above all we want to say thank you to everyone who has helped get the club back up and running so that we are in a good position when we hope to return in early December. We try to be a responsive and positive club and still hope to help our community through this period and beyond. So watch this space. The food hub is seen as an essential service so will continue. 

Will Bayley playing table tennis wearing a black BTTC tshirt
Climb the AllStarsTT leaderboard! 🌟

One glimmer in the sky for players is that you can continue to play our new AllStarsTT even if you have only your kitchen table, a couple of frying pans (though a bat would be easier truthfully), a table tennis ball, a makeshift net and someone in your bubble.

Join AllStarsTT and share the number of games you play on the leaderboard and watch yourself climb up the list. It’s free, it’s fun and it will keep you fit.
Register to play AllStarsTT & check the leaderboard!
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Magic at Moulsecoomb 🏓

After the success of the summer holiday sessions, Moulsecoomb Primary School hosted another activity programme during half term last week for SEN children across the city.

Organised by Brighton Table Tennis Club with partners Nam Yang Martial Arts, the Moulsecoomb Forest Garden, Amazonas Arts and VYD Football, children and young people aged 7-18 took part in forty five minute fun and fitness sessions, learning new skills and sharing time together with new friends.

The carousel of activities saw days full of table tennis, martial arts, football skills, outdoor forest creativity sessions and the dance, music and acrobatics of capoeira. Picnic time was included with delicious lunches provided for everyone by The Bevy.

Youngsters there declared it “magic” and feedback from families has been really positive:

“Thank you for organising this. Amazing that there were so many activities and lunch and it was free.”

“My son really enjoyed it. It was a great experience for him to be able to try new sports...We would love to join you again.”

BTTC Food Hub 🍅

Brighton Table Tennis Club is operating a Food Hub service providing a food package for people who are currently struggling as a result of the impact of the pandemic crisis. The Food Hub is located in the Parish Hall of the St John the Baptist's Church, 2 Bristol Rd, Kemptown, Brighton BN2 1AP.

The Food Hub is open on Tuesdays & Thursdays from 12.30 - 4.30pm and Sundays from 12 - 2pm for collection only.

Meals cooked by the Real Junk Food Project will be available to take away on Tuesdays & Thursdays.

Thanks to the Brighton & Hove Food Partnership, FareShare Sussex, Sussex Gleaning Network, The Real Junk Food Project Brighton, Brighton Food Factory and Brighton & Hove City Council for food donations/support.

Interested in volunteering at the hub?
Email Charlie on info@brightontabletennisclub.com to register your interest.
Make a donation to the Food Hub here
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BTTC Online is Back! 📺

The legendary BTTC Daily Show is back - and we have something on every week day during lockdown. Join us on Zoom and see your friends from the club during lockdown.

BTTC Daily Show - Monday 5 - 6pm
The Daily Show is back with all the fun and games like before, exclusively on Monday nights. Bring your bat and ball and join the fun!

BTTC Radio - Tuesday 5 - 6pm
Join Nick for a special music show where BTTC members share their favourite songs and enjoy the music together.

BTTC Woman's Hour with Teresa -  Tuesday 6.30 - 7pm 
Join Teresa for a combination of fun and games including shadow play, tactics discussion, table tennis trivia and more.

Fitness Gold - Wednesday 4 - 4.30pm
Join BTTC Coaches Anna Brookes and Teresa for half an hour of gentle fitness (also suitable for those who are less mobile) incorporating table tennis movements and skill. 
Dress in loose clothing, have a chair near, table tennis bat and ball, tins/hand weights, scarf or towel for stretching, a mat if you have one.

Fitness with Pedro - Thursday 11 - 11.30am
Keep fit with Pedro! He will get you up and moving with this half hour fitness session. Bring your bat and ball.

BTTC Radio Requests with DJ Jacob - Friday 5 - 6pm
DJ Jacob is back playing all your favourite tunes, come and have a boogie!

Join the WhatsApp group for announcements & links to join in sessions on Zoom
Support BTTC When You Shop at the Co-op 🛒

We're delighted to have been selected by the Co-op as one of their chosen charities for the next year! We'd like to improve the green space opposite the club to make it a community garden to be enjoyed by all.

You can support us by choosing BTTC as your chosen charity on your Co-op Membership card using the link below.
Support BTTC using your Co-op membership here!
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