Table Tennis for All

Norman Booth Centre, Elderfield, Mulberry Green, Old Harlow, Harlow, CM17 0EY. Tel: 01279 438199

1st BATTS Grassroots tournament

25 Apr 2012

On Saturday 21st April 2012 BATTS organised the 1st Grassroots tournament in cooperation with Broxbourne TTC and Chelmsford TTC. The main goal for the Grassroots tournaments was for all players to enjoy playing table tennis and play a lot of matches against other youth players of other clubs and similar level. At the end of the day we can say that goal was achieved. With positive feedback from players, coaches, parents and organisers, we look forward to organise another Grassroots tournament next season.
We hope this will be a step up for young players towards entering other tournaments for more advanced players, such as the BATTS one-star tournament, Essex or Herts closed, National Junior and National Cadet League.
At 10:00 the tournament started with 32 players from BATTS TTC, Black Notley TTC, Broxbourne TTC, Chelmsford TTC, and Rowhedge TTC. The format of playing in groups of 4 worked out really well. After the first group players moved up to the next group of 4. In this second group nrs. 1 of the first group played each other in a new group of 4, as did the nrs. 2, 3 and 4. As planned the tournament finished at 14:00 and all players were awarded with a medal to reward them for playing well.