Information for junior members

Rob Searle
Coach
Merton offer junior training on Friday's, from 6.00 – 7.30pm.

Please note the following; The club will introduce a waiting list for new juniors, if the numbers attending, approach the safety limits, as set out by the committee.

Our ethos is that the cadets and juniors should have fun and enjoy the coaching / training sessions in a safe and friendly environment. Technical coaching / training and match play practice form an integral part of the sessions, as well as regular fun and games opportunities. We can successfully accommodate a wide range of ages and abilities, both for boys and girls.

The Club has achieved 3 Stars in Table Tennis England (TTE) Premier Club Mark accreditation, fully complies with the TTE's child safety/ welfare and equity in sport policies.
The club coach has attained UK Sports qualified coaching Certificates for Safeguarding and Protecting Children, Resuscitation, First Aid certificates, Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS), Equity in Coaching, and Disability Awareness.

We prepare coaching / training programmes tailored to the needs and aspirations of the Juniors following both the TTE and Butterfly Coaching manuals. An integral part of our sessions is the opportunity we give the Juniors to play with / against very experienced and successful League players.

If the junior shows an interest in playing in the Bournemouth Leagues, we will be happy to discuss with the parents / guardians to meet the player's goals. We will support Junior players through to Town or County Level, if that is appropriate

The goals are to give the cadets and juniors: a fun and safe time; an opportunity to have Table Tennis as a recreational sport for the rest of their life; and to support them fulfilling their Table Tennis goals.

The Club has an arrangement with a table tennis supplier, Bribar, through our coach, which enables members to purchase their bats, rubbers, shirts and shoes, etc, at a discount. Please speak to the coach about your requirements.

Please complete and return the Parental Consent form: DTTA Parental Consent Form 2018-19 01