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Table Tennis at the Birley Academy


Joe Stamford and Craig Lawrence became Birley Academy and Birley Primary table tennis champions respectively, following an eventful tournament which attracted twenty competitors. The event was sponsored by the Sheffield United Community Foundation in collaboration with the Vulcan Redtooth table tennis club.

In the primary final, Craig Lawrence narrowly overcame Oscar Green and the pair received their trophies from Vulcan’s head coach Alan Lowe. Joe Stamford received the winner’s trophy in the junior event having got the better of Emmerson Houson in straight games in an absorbing final. Rachel Charles of the Sheffield United Community Foundation presented the pair with trophies and every player received tee shirts and certificates from Rachel on behalf of the foundation.

The Birley table tennis project received the support of the then Lord Mayor - Councillor Denise Fox - in January, when three hundred children played throughout the day, in a promotional event organised by the Vulcan club and supported by former Olympian Andrea Holt of Table Tennis England.

Article by Rob Loxley


Birley Academy Table Tennis competition


SUMMER LEAGUE 2017..Tables.....Fixtures.....Teams...


The Sheffield table tennis league is pleased to announce that a UKCC Level 1 coaching course is to be held in Sheffield in September 2017 at the English Institute of Sport.

THE COST OF THE COURSE IS £190. Usually 50% of this cost is borne by the STTL upon application and successful completion of the course.

However the course is free to Vulcan members and other clubs may be making arrangements with their members to decrease the cost.


Dates for this event are:


Day 1 - 24th September 2017

Day 2 - 15th October 2017

Day 3 - 5th November 2017


Times:  09.00am – 6.00pm



**NB: You must bring some form of identification with you on the first day of the course**

Please find attached further information which you need to review before attending the course.  The tutor will provide you with a 1st4sport learner pack and a copy of the UKCC Technical resource (a copy of this is also on the disc in the front of your folder).


Please note:  If for any reason you are unable to attend either day 2 or day 3, there will be an admin charge to transfer to another venue for completion.  

Day 2 = £10 

Day 3 = £25.


If you have any queries please contact the Table Tennis England coaching department on 01908 208876.

Locally, contact Phil Wright or Rob Loxley, their contact details are on the Sheffield table tennis league website and in the league handbook.

Many thanks,

Phil Wright – Coaching Secretary............Rob Loxley – Development Officer


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