October 2020 Newsletter

Hi Everyone,

We have organised two competitions in the next couple of weeks so here are the details as well as a general update.


Saturday 17th October 2020 Start Time: 10.00am. Closing date Thursday 15th October

Sunday 25th October 2020 Start time: 10.00am. Closing date Thursday 22nd October

This competition is only open to WTTC members. All players will play 5 matches best of 5 sets. It will be run on a group of 6 all play all basis with no knockout. The groups will be organised based on STTA ranking. Unranked players will be placed in a group deemed appropriate by the Organising Committee. Play will be on 8 tables. Each group, or bubble of 6, will play their matches over 2 tables.

Please initially choose one of these dates to enter, if undersubscribed you will be invited to enter the other event.

To book a place at the tournaments choose the tournament date and book through


Our Monday and Friday Practice sessions are going well. We have 9 practice tables so we can take 18 players per session. The 6.45 – 8.15 session proves to be very popular, but we do need more players to come to the second session 8.30 – 10.00 as there are always spaces. Book and pay via the website.


Autumn Pairs League

As you probably know by now this event has been cancelled. During play we would have been able to stage the competition safely complying with Government and TTE Guidelines. However, to make the competition financially viable we would have had to stage two sessions during one evening, and to do that with people coming and going we would not have been able to keep to the correct social distancing. Especially when the hall does not lend itself to a one way system.


The STTA AGM is to take place on zoom on Tuesday 17th November. There are a number of vacancies on the Committee including Chairman, Secretary and general committee members. Waterside will be losing 2 of our members from the committee so it is vital that we have at least 2 new committee members to keep the status quo. Now that meetings are on zoom it’s less time consuming. Please let me know if you are interested.


Colin French

Chairman Waterside TTC

02380 813 804