News & Events

Forthcoming Events

Super Series goes international!

Although numbers are down for this weekend's event, quality remains high. Ryan Collins and Chris Cockburn need no introduction, local sensation Alex Attew is the talk of the town, but the real coup is the visit of Mathieu Jubault from France who has flown over for the event. A mate of Sylvain Floury's, Mathieu is part of an Angle-French table tennis exchange which saw Martin Tomes travel out to play two tournaments in June. No prizes for guessing who got the best deal, but prizes are up for grabs between the main contenders on Sunday.
Spectators welcome, should be an enjoyable tournament.

Super Series 2017 / 18 additional Veterans Dates and Entry Forms

There will be a 6 date Senior Super Series next season, as per this season just gone, dates are:
17th Sept, 1st Oct, 12th Nov, 14th Jan, 25th Feb and 8th April. Click on each date for the entry form.

For the street-wise and grizzled Veterans, there are extra dates - click each date for relevant form:
29th Oct, 3rd Dec and 18th March

There are changes to the way the events are organised, nothing too drastic - all details are in the entry forms.
 

Support the Club Sponsors!!

Need a bike for yourself or a member of your family? Thinking about getting an electric bike to take the sting out of hills? Visit Alford Brothers cycles in Hamilton Rd, Felixstowe (details on Home Page) who have all the knowledge and experience you need for bikes and motorbikes, with a large stock of new and second hand machines plus accessories.
Our thanks to David Alford (Trimley TTC) for sponsoring junior table tennis at the Dome this year.

Having a party and need a Disco? All Generations Discos are your local ravers, offering themed nights and up to the minute tunes. Sort out your own playlist or arrange requests on the night. See Andrew Dosher at the Dome or give him a call on 07968 135602.

Completed Events

Suffolk Top 12 Event Sun 10th Sept

A hard fought event won by Andy Warner, featuring an excellent display from Alex Attew. Full report here.

Adult Coaching event Sept 9th

This was cancelled due to lack of uptake - only two entrants.

Summer League - Final Positions after Playoffs

Following the play-offs this week we have the final results, with Sacre Bleu pipping Gladiators for the prestige of overall champions. The result hinged on erratic Martin Tomes v formidable Rob Wood, but hitting and hoping triumphed (just) over pimples and patience for a surprise win. Congratulations to all who took part, also to Brian Blagden who expertly marshalled the event as always. It was good to see new players and Juniors taking part in good numbers, adding an element of chaos to the handicapping but variety to the play. FOR THE FINAL POSITIONS click here.

For those of you who like a good table tennis puzzle, we had an interesting scorecard from one of this week's fixtures If you can work out what happened and who won what, please send your answers to Kieran Bean who may offer a small prize.

Summer League - Final Table and Playoffs

With the final results in, congrats are due to Gladiators, who won the Tuesday league in their customary dour and efficient fashion, while Sacre Bleu won the murderously competitive Wednesday league with flair and an entertaining style. The defending champs Duckling Ping Pong tried very hard and managed a creditable 3rd place in Wednesday's division.  For the final table please click here

Summer League 2017 - starts 23rd/24th May

Being run on the same format as recent years, with handicaps to make it a fair fight for all standards. Junior players and teams welcome, matches are played on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings and tend to finish reasonably early. We have a full complement of teams entered, but individuals may be squeezed in to a team or suitable as "floaters" - contact Brian for more information.

Information for this year's league: 1) Handicapping system;  2) Scoresheets;  3) Fixture list;  4) Team list and contact details

Ping Pong Parlour open in Sailmakers/Tower Ramparts!!

Since Friday 23rd June there is a Ping Pong Parlour in our town, ground floor of Sailmakers (next to Poundland). Purple carpets, orange walls, 3 tables, bats and balls, all for passers-by to play free of charge. This is one of the pop-up parlours launched by TTE to promote the sport - there for seven weeks to cover National Table Tennis Day on July 12th and beyond. We are curious that TTE don't appear to have let us or IDTTL know about this, as we are in regular contact with them, but at least there was an article in the Star.
Wander down? Tell your friends? Pics here are courtesy of Rosemary: Pic 1  Pic 2  Pic 3 
It's like announcing that the Martians have landed...!

IDTTL AGM 14th June

Held at Rosary club, 19:30 onwards.

Super Series 7th May

A full house of 24 players doffed their caps to Neil Charles, who won the event looking in full control throughout. Full report here

Britannia AGM - Thurs 27th April at 19:30

This went ahead as planned, all proceeded satidfactorily. Minutes are here, with a printed copy in the Dome.

Vigilance please

We have two reports over Easter of a person in hoodie poking around the Dome when there were vehicles in the car park, presumably with intent to steal even if someone was about. Please keep your eyes open and let a committee member know if you witness another

Alford Brothers sponsor Junior Table Tennis at Britannia

Suppliers of new and used cycles, motorbikes and scooters, based in felixstowe for over 50 years, Alford Bros are proud to support our Junior section. Healthy recreation and transport for active kids and their parents. See more details on the home page, or visit www.alfordbrothersandson.co.uk and support our sponsor!

All Generations Discos  - another sponsor for BTTC

Catering for every kind of special event, with music for all ages, or a speciality night such as Motown, Rat Pack or 80's, let our very own Andrew Dosher sort our your entertainment. See the home page for more information or visit www.allgenerationsdiscos.com

Suffolk Closed TT Championships Sun 26th March 2017 - VENUE MOVED TO BRITANNIA

Well attended with a high quality field. Jake Collins and Clair Westlake were largely unbeaten all day, collecting a sackful of trophies between them. Click for full report and results

Super Series 12th March 2017

Gavin Rumgay prevailed over Ryan Collins - full details here

Suffolk Junior Closed Championships - March 12th

Held at Stowupland

Junior British League - Britannia Success

At the end of their first season, Britannia finished 2nd in division 4A. Click for presentation photo
Individual results were:
Samuel Hume - won 15 out of 16 played - 93.75%
Daniel Shelley - won 8 out of 10 played - 80%
Kian Burgess - won 14 out of 18 played - 77.78%
James Davies-Stokes - won 6 out of 16 played - 37.5%

IDTTL Championships - 18th/19th Feb 2017

The Corn Exchange again plays host to the big event of the league. Final date for entries is 22nd January 2017, via http://www.idttl.net/champsentry/ so get organised and get entered! SEE IDTTL WEBSITE FOR REPORTS / PHOTOS

Britannia Club Championships - 4th/5th Feb 2017

Championships passed off well, Ryan Collins capturing the Open Singles as expected. Results report.
Numbers in the Junior section up on last year - report here

Adult "Informal Coaching" Evenings

These have now finished for this season, to be reviewed in the summer before deciding about next season.

Super Series 22nd Jan 2017

A full house, again won by Neil Charles over Lauren Charles, in an event where Britannia club members were prominent. Report here

East Anglian Top 16 Tournament - Sun 8th Jan

16 very strong players from all around the region, with a shock as top seeds Ryan Collins and Neil Charles did not prevail. Click for report

Incident on Sunday 27th November - all car park users please note.

At approx 8pm last night one of the cars parked in the Dome front car park had a window smashed, and a lighted bottle of petrol or similar chucked inside. Fortunately this set off the car alarm, and club members quickly extinguished the flames, but this could have been significantly more dangerous. It has been reported to the Police, plus a few of the local residents (who share our concerns for their own vehicles and who will look out as a result).
Please can all users of the Dome keep vigilant and challenge anyone or raise immediate help if there is anything suspicious happening.

In the meantime the officers of the club are looking at practical options to protect people and property.

Sandpaper Bat Tournament December 2016

Another enjoyable event on Sunday Dec 11th. Band A won by Andrew Dosher after a tense encounter with Curtis Beales, and Rex Manning stealing Band B from Martin Tomes - report to follow.

Suffolk County Veterans Championships 2016

Held at the Dome on Sunday 4th December 2016, report here.

Adult Improvement Sessions - Fri Dec 2nd 19:30

Lively and engaging, but room for more attendees next time - use it or lose it!

Super Series 6th November 2016

24 participants, won this time by Neil Charles. Full report here

Adult Coaching - Oct 7th

The inaugural coaching event for new and inexperienced players took place, attracting 6 non-members, 6 club members and a loaned table tennis robot. A positive and enthusiastic atmosphere prevaied, bats were twiddled, backs slapped and definitely worth repeating. Watch this page for more details of the November session

Britannia Suffolk Top 12 2016

Held at the Dome on Sunday 2nd October, the exclusive invitation event featured established talent from Ipswich and Lowestoft, with some of the finest junior players in the county. For event report click here

Super Series 18th Sept 2016

21 participants, won again by Lauren Charles - click for event report

Ormiston Coaching

We are providing a couple of volunteer coaches for 1 hour every fortnight, starting Wednesday 7th Sept 2016 1:30-2:30. This is to support the "Enrichment" programme where pupils choose non-academic activities to broaden their outlook. George Earle and John Seabrook have already volunteered, Jack Perkins also a possible. Contact Martin if you also are willing to take part

Britannia Summer League 2016

Now completed for 2016, the league was its usual mixture of sweaty fun and nail-biting tight games due to the handicaps. Team of the summer Greatest Show On Earth finished 3rd in the end, having only lost to some Donkeys but sweeping all else before them. Expertly organised by Sean, with Sylvain, Martin and "Super" Les completing the line up, they may be back to entertain the league again next year. 
There were a few other tems taking part of course, all details in Brian Blagden's Season Report.

Super Series 7th Aug 2016

A full turnout and lively event - click for report

Junior British League

Britannia didn't manage to qualify for the League last year, but this year strode through qualifying in style. Hats off to K Burgess, J Davies-Stokes and D Shelley, and click here for the report

Suffolk County TTA AGM

Held at the end of June. Click for Minutes, Chair's report and Officers

Sandpaper Bat Tournament June 2016

28 players participated on 12th June at the Dome. Event report to follow

2015/6 Super Series

Final event of the season was Sunday May 15th at the Dome. Won by Chris Doran, report here

Club AGM 2016

Held on Thurs 28th April at the Dome. For minutes click here.

Britannia Club Championships 2016

Sat 16th and Sun 17th April at the Dome. Saturday saw all Juior events with results report here and all Senior events were on Sunday including a fun Hard Bat singles event at the end of the day. Click here for Seniors report and results summary. Numbers down this year but enjoyed by all nonetheless.

2015/6 Super Series

Event included Chris Doran, recently seen on ITV4 at the national championships. For event report click here

Suffolk Senior Closed champs

Being held at Stowupland High School, Sunday 20th March, starting 09:15. Entry forms are on the table in the Dome, entry by Fri 11th March to Andrew Dosher. 

IDTTL 2015/16 Championships

Being held at the Ipswich Corn Exchange on the weekend of 13th and 14th February 2016. Entry forms and details are in the League Handbook, or you can enter through www.idttl.net/champsentry. ENTRY IS EXTENDED TO SAT 16th JAN 1pm by handbook postcard or website only, and is free of charge for as many events as you can fit in.
If you have a little free time in the evening of Friday Feb 12th, the organisers are looking for volunteers to collect and set up the tables, and clear up after the event on Sunday 14th - let Martin Tomes know if so.  SEE IDTTL WEBSITE FOR REPORTS AND PHOTOS

Table Tennis Road Trip to France June 2017

Any excuse for a jolly trip, Martin Tomes and Sylvain Floury spent a weekend in France playing 2 tournaments in the sweltering heat. Click here for a short report and pics

Open Day 2016

This was successful and enjoyable. Click for event report and for photos

Britannia Open Day 2015

Held at the Dome, Sunday 19th July 2015