Welcome to the BDTTA website

Today is: Tue, 27 Jan 2015
Last Update: Tue, 13th Jan 2015

This is the official website of the Bournemouth & District Table Tennis Association. The Association has been running for over 80 years. We have 6 divisions with 6 to 12 teams per division.



Submitted by admin on 7 Nov 2014

The 3rd Annual Basingstoke Open Championship is being held on Saturday, 31st January 2015 at Aldworth School, Basingstoke. There are 2 events, Open Singles and Open Doubles with a prize fund of £500 for grabs. Spaces are limited.
See tournament website for more details.


Submitted by Gordon White on 25 Mar 2014

The BDTTA Individuals Tournaments are to be held at the Dorset Table Tennis Centre, The Grange School, Christchurch. To find the location of the Centre, go to the 'clubs' section where you can select a map. A PDF file showing the Program of Events is available in the 'Tournaments' section.


Submitted by James Lewis on 2 Mar 2014

Bournemouth & District Table Tennis Association is pleased to invite Cadet Players to enter their Invitation Cadet Tournament which is being held on Sunday, 8th June 2014 at the Dorset Table Tennis Centre.
This Tournament is now being held for the Twentieth time and is open to all boy and girl cadets of all standards.
(See NEWS section for more info and entry form)
Please feel free to drop me a line if you have any queries.


Submitted by James Lewis on 2 Mar 2014

On Saturday, 7th June 2014 we are running a Cadet Pairs Competition at the Dorset Table Tennis Centre which will entertain 16 Pairs Teams. We are hoping to attract higher ranked players for this event and will have a prize table with gifts to the value of £150 for winners, runners up and the best girls team finisher.
(See NEWS section for more info and entry form)
Please feel free to drop me a line if you have any queries.


Submitted by Gordon White on 12 Feb 2014

I am pleased to advise you that the BDTTA Presentation Evening will take place at 7:00pm (7:30pm Dinner) on Friday 16th May 2014 at the Ocean View Hotel, East Overcliff Drive, Bournemouth in the Viscount Suite. The same venue as last year.
The presentation of cups and trophy's will be made by the Association's special guest.
Tickets will be on sale shortly, with the menu choices made at the same time.
When the tickets are made available they will be limited to a maximum 100 persons.

    Change to Fixture List

    Sunday, 25th January 2015

    The BDTTA Committee, at its meeting of the 16th January, agreed that the fifth round of the Times and Directory, scheduled for week commencing 30th March should be moved to week comencing 6th April and the League matches, scheduled for the 6th April moved to 30th March.
    The reason for this change is that the Easter period covers these two weeks but the first week, having Good Friday in it, affects three teams in the League whereas the Easter Monday of the following week affects up to seventeen teams.

    Notice of EGM

    Friday, 31st October 2014

    Notice is hereby given of the
    of the

    Date: FRIDAY 21st NOVEMBER 2014.
    Time: 19:30
    Venue: WINTON YMCA, Jameson Road, Winton, Bournemouth, BH9 2QD

    To discuss County Affiliation of the Bournemouth and District Table Tennis Association for the season 2015-2016 and to direct the BDTTA Committee accordingly at the conclusion of the meeting.

    Date of notice: 31st October 2014

    For report click HERE

    Ken Large

    Saturday, 18th October 2014

    It is with the deepest regret that we have to advise you of the passing of Ken Large on the 9th October. Ken, who was our Treasurer for 46 years, will be greatly missed by all those who knew him.
    The Cremation Service will be for family only, followed by Memorial Service at St Marks Church Talbot Village on Thursday 23rd October at 1:30pm. Family flowers only please, donations, if desired, for Prostate Cancer UK may be sent to W Smith & Sons, Funeral Directors, 639-645 Wimborne Road, Bournemouth BH9 2AR 01202 528818.
    Would you please advise as many of your Club Members as soon as possible.

    Veteran Ranking lists

    Monday, 29th September 2014

    Men and women who would like to be considered to play for Dorset Vet 2 team this season. All players need to be on the Dorset Veteran Ranking List prior to the game and we will be submitting the ranking list shortly.

    Our matches are on Saturdays;

    8th November 2014
    19th November 2014
    7th March 2015.

    We are looking for reserves who could play at short notice.

    Miranda Edwardes
    Dorset Veteran 2 Match Secretary

    Balls for Next Season

    Monday, 4th August 2014

    The Association is advised by Tees Sport, in its latest Newsletter, that two types of plastic balls were being manufactured one type with a seam and the other without. From tests carried out there was a clear difference in the way that they both play. Currently there were no plastic balls available for purchase from Butterfly or TSB. The British League and County Championships will be played with the celluloid ball for the time being. Other events are less certain as Table Tennis England is hoping to use a plastic ball in some of the Grand Prix and National Championships, and other events. It was therefore possible that players may be asked to use the celluloid ball one week and the plastic ball the next. After considerable discussion, the BDTTA Committee is agreed that for the 2014/15 BDTTA League Season, only the celluloid ball can be used in its League competition.

    Dorset Table Tennis Centre

    Saturday, 4th January 2014

    Open practice and coaching sessions on Friday evenings.
    Available for practice starting from Sunday 12th Jan, 2014 for 6 weeks between 10am and 5pm.
    Olympian Alison Broe will also be leading a coaching session for league players on each of these Sundays between 2:30pm and 4pm.
    See full information in the coaching section

Latest Updates

1:T&D Scorecard added (See Documents)
2:T&D Draw: Round 2
3:T&D Plate Draw: Round 1
4:T&D Round 1 Draw Revised
5:T&D Preliminary Round Results
6:BDTTA Coaching (See Coaching)
7:Download scorecard (See Documents)
8: BDTTA Company Member Voting Procs
9: BDTTA Presentation Evening (See News)
10:Dorset TT Centre added to clubs section
11: Cadet Tournaments (See News)
12: Relocation of ETTA (See News)
13:T&D Semi Final and Plate Q/F Draws
14:2013/14 BDTTA Individual Events
15:News and Newsletters
16:Coaching Information
17:Newsletters added
18:ETTA Affiliation certificate