Table Tennis Blog
Table Tennis England (current state of affairs)
I was at the Junior British League this weekend and I must say I’m very proud of my eBaTT - (Colebridgettc) team who won the Boys Premier Division. One of my players has been training for around 4 years and has beaten two England no.1’s. He has climbed from around 50 in England, last season to currently no.6. Regardless of his achievements and amazing progression he has not been asked to train at EYS nor has he been recognised by TTE.
Unfortunately, this is minor in the grand scheme of things, many know of the odd selection (women Team) for the Common Wealth Games. But what has gone wrong?
I don’t fully l know and understand the in’s and out’s when it’s comes to ticking boxes (to gain funding).
BUT, what I do know…
If a governing body does care this is what they would be doing:
I don’t have all the answers and I would never say I do, but what I do have is passion for my sport and I aim to provide the best service to table tennis and all players I work with. If I can do this as a one-man army then TTE should easily be able to provide a good service to its devoted players, coaches and clubs.
It seems like the best way to provide the quality into our sport is by doing it yourself and those around you.
I hope to see positive change and I want to see the players, clubs and coaches unite to grow our amazing and special sport - Table Tennis.
Written by Eli Baraty
eBaTT (Eli Baraty Academy of Table Tennis)
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I began playing when I saw Forrest Gump and from that day it became a life long journey..