All Braintree Table Tennis League Players

All Braintree Table Tennis League players

As many of you will know, under the new General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR), the league is required to get players’ permission to contact them by email with general information on the league’s activities. This will include things like entries to the individual championships, details of finals night, the AGM, the quiz night etc.

For the league to run efficiently it’s vital that we can continue to do this.  I will shortly be sending round an email asking you to give your permission to receive emails from the league and would be grateful if you could say yes.

The league is also obliged to inform you of the following:

The Braintree Table Tennis League takes the view that, as you are asked to renew your membership each year, you do so on the understanding that the league will keep you abreast of any events and will send you information pertaining to the Club. It also accepts that, as a league for table tennis, you will be interested in table tennis matters.

•                    • The GDPR covers the protection of members regarding the processing of their personal data.

•                     • The league has an obligation to protect this data.

•                    • The league will hold members’ details securely on a database that is password-protected (this is actually held by Table Tennis England on the league’s behalf).

•                     • The information held will be controlled by the league staff.

•                    • Members’ details will be used to contact them regarding information pertaining to the league and their membership, as well as any table tennis matters that the committee feels are of interest to the membership.

•                    • Members will be able to opt-in to any general marketing information that the league from time to time, may circulate.

Ron Fosker

Chairman

General Secretary BTTL

All BTTL players

Sadly there were no volunteers or nominations for the role of general secretary of the league at last night’s AGM.  This is a role that does need to be filled for the smooth running of the league and I would be very pleased to hear from anyone who thinks they may be able to take it on.  It is a necessary but not onerous role.  A job description is can be found HERE.

If anyone needs any further details, I can fill them in.

I look forward to hearing from one (or more) of you

Thanks

Ron

Help Needed

All Notley players

I’m sending this round again (below) as I have only received two replies – thanks, again, to Gordon, and also to Adam.  Both have agreed to set up the hall at the beginning of the evening but they have said, quite reasonably, that they don’t wish to hang around all evening to help tidy up again afterwards.  We therefore need someone to pop along around 9.00pm to help clear the hall.  We have 40 players signed on.  It would be nice to think one of you could find the time.

Ron

You may remember I wrote to all Notley players asking if some of you could be at the club on the evenings when it’s being used for the league cup finals.  I was disappointed that I only had one offer to help out last week – thank you Gordon – so I hope one or more of you will be able to get there next week to help out.  The handicap cup final is being held on Tuesday (May 22).  I am away on holiday and it would not look good is no one is there to represent the club and help to find the equipment, set up the room etc.  You need not stay all evening although it would be ideal if someone is there at 7.00 and someone else could pop in at, say, 9.00 to help tidy up.

All offers welcome

Thanks

Ron

Scouts

All BTTL players

The league has been asked if we can help introduce some local Scouts to table tennis.  They have provisionally booked the hall at Black Notley from 8.00 to 9.30pm on Wednesday 20 June and Friday 22 June.

We feel as a league we should help, as introducing anyone to the game can only be a good thing.  But we will need volunteers to help out on the day.  A number of you came along last time we entertained some Scouts (four of whom joined the league coaching sessions afterwards) and it would be good if we could get a band of helpers together again.

We will set up four or five tables on each day so will need one player to supervise each table.  We will restrict numbers to three Scouts per table.  No coaching skills are required, just a willingness to get the ball back and offer basic help.

I’ll need to get back to the Scout organisers within a week or so, so I’d be grateful if you could let me know by the end of next week if you can help out on one of those dates

Thanks

Ron

BNCA Menbers

BNCA members

Now that the season has finished, the club will be available for practice on Tuesdays and Thursdays until the start of the summer league at the end of June.

It will not, however, be open on either 10 or 22 May, when the league is staging the cup finals, details of which I’ve just emailed round.

 

Ron

All BNCA Players

All BNCA players

(The below can be copied and pasted into you word processing programme)

The season may only just be finishing, but we need to start thinking about next season pretty quickly as the closing date for entries soon comes around.

I’d be grateful, therefore, if you could all complete the form below about your intentions and wishes for next season.  If there is no change, feel free just to put ‘as this season’. If there is anyone new who you think might want to play for us please let us know.

1.    Membership

a)    Can you please let me know whether you expect to
rejoin the club next season?

b)    If you do expect to rejoin, which category of
membership are you likely to take out?

– League Full (includes approx 18 matches and full practice
facilities)

– League Restricted (includes approx 10 matches but no
practice facilities)

– League Reserve (match fees payable for each match but no
practice facilities)

– Non-League (full practice facilities only)

2.    League Preferences

a)    If you do plan to join as a league member, what
playing preferences do you have?

– Division

= 1 only

= 2 only

= 3 only

= 1 or 2

= 2 or 3

Home night

= Tuesday

= Thursday

= either

– Are you willing to be a team captain?

– Any players you would like to play with?

Could you please return the form to me, Ron & copied to Dave Parker on davidparker81@sky.com.

Thanks

Ron

AGM

BTTL members

As previously circulated, the league AGM will be held on Thursday May 17, 7.30, at the Liberal Club, 106 Coggeshall Road, Braintree .

An agenda, minutes of the last AGM and rule change proposals are here AGM.zip

I look forward to seeing you there

Ron

BNCA Members

Please see the note below from Paul Davison

Ron

 

Dear all

Following on from the success of the last May’s “Lift Off!” Top 12 event, I have booked our venue (Earls Colne Recreation Club) on the above date for a new day of “Top 12” competitions. These are open to all Braintree League players as well as those of other leagues.

I am writing to you with the section “B” event in mind, which is aimed at Div. 2 / 3 Braintree League players or equivalent. Please therefore forward this email to your team mates to inform them of this event.

The timings for the “B” level event is arrival from 10am for a 10.30pm start, with finish around 12.30pm.

There will also be a prize money as follows; £10 Winner, £5 runner-up. The entry price £4.50 (NETTS Members £4.00).

A Cadet event will run at the same time, so it should be a good morning of table tennis. The bar will be open afterwards for those that want a drink. In the afternoon there will be a Section “A” and “Premier” Section.

If you wish to enter please let me know via return of this email by end of Sunday 15thApril. Please also feel free to pass this email on to anyone else whom might be interested in playing.

Regards,

Paul

 

Paul Davison

NETTS Club Secretary / Coach

Bad Language

Braintree League players

I’ve had the email below from a secretary of one of the clubs in the Chelmsford Click League, which as most of you will know consists mainly of young juniors.  As you’ll see, it’s a plea for players to moderate their language in multi-table venues when there are also younger players in the room.  I’m aware of the argument that they will hear it in the playground, but it would still be nice if table tennis set the right example, so I said I would pass it on.

Ron 

I would like to draw your attention to the following complaint from Buttsbury TTC in relation to bad language used during an adult match at Black Notley Community Association.   This was particularly inappropriate as Click League matches involving junior players were being played on adjacent tables. It was unfortunate that nobody was able to intervene on the night, but hopefully steps can be taken to resolve the issue at future Click League matches. 

Regards, 

Gordon Gatheral

CDTTL Divisional Secretary