Playing & Practice Sessions

These are the different sessions that the club operates. There are different tiers of membership of the club, to distinguish between social players and those competing in leagues and tournaments, but guests are welcome to join in for a small fee (all details on the Membership page)

Veterans

We have a thriving Veterans section who meet to play and socialise during the daytime, all the year round:

  • Monday, Wednesday, Friday from 10:00 to 12:00
  • Thursday from 14:00 to 16:00 (for Singles practice)

Club Nights

Open to all players, these sessions are very popular, bringing together players of all standards.

  • Thursday from 20:00 to 22:00 (during term time)
  • Thursday from 19:00 to 22:00 (during school holidays)
  • Friday from 20:00 to 22:00 (by arrangement with a keyholder)
  • Sunday from 19:00 to 22:00

Newcomers and Inexperienced Players

Sessions were run this season to help inexperienced and new players. These have now finished to be reviewed in the summer. 

League Play

Ipswich and District Table Tennis League (IDTTL) matches are played at the Dome each Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday night between September and April.

For more details of IDTTL visit their excellent website www.idttl.net

Britannia Summer League fixtures are played at the Dome each Tuesday and Wednesday between May and August.

Junior Coaching

  • Saturday from 10:00 to 12:00 (all year round)

There is a session fee of £3 per person. Contact Colin Watts (01473 412413) or Coach Sean Gridley (01473 422472) with any queries.

Advanced Junior Coaching

These sessions are organised by Aad Kwakkelstein (UKCC level 3 table tennis coach / former Dutch national coach) and mostly held at the Dome. All sessions are term-time only.

The following cost monthly £15 for one session per week, £30 for two sessions per week, £45 for three sessions per week:

Advanced Juniors
- Tues  19:30 to 21:15 (at Stowmarket TTC)
- Thurs 18:00 to 20:00
- Fri      18:00 to 20:00

Advanced U13's
- Mon   17:15 to 19:00
- Weds 17:15 to 19:00

Intermediate U15's
- .Tues  17:15 to 19:00

Beginners & U10's
- Thurs  16:15 to 18:00

No regular sessions during school holidays. Most holidays there will be extra training days.

Contact Aad for details on 07772 123358 or aad.tabletennis@gmail.com. Players unsure of the appropriate session for their standard are welcome to attend a session on a trial basis by arrangement.

The full Junior Coaching structure in diagram form is here.

Weekend Events and Tournaments

The club organise and host regular tournaments at the Dome for Elite players, County, Club and Social events. Details of these are on the News and Events page.