Category Archive: Junior League Info

North Staffs Junior TT League Info

Nov 20 2016

New North Staffs Junior Banded and Team Leagues

We are currently in the early phases of planning two different Junior League competitions which will replace our previous Saturday Junior League.

The Team League will be run at Bradwell Youth and Community Centre over four Friday evening sessions, while the Banded League will be run at Penkhull TTC over four Monday evening sessions.

Please download the document found in the link below for more information!

Banded League Document

Feb 24 2016

Junior League 2015/16 – Final Report

The 2015/16 North Staffs Junior league concluded on the 13th February!

In Division 2 Penkhull E leapfrogged their own D team to claim runners up spot to Clayton D. Whilst in Division 1 Penkhull A were runners up to Bradwell A who beat Penkhull on sets (with the same points after 4 sessions) as they beat Penkhull A on the last match of the season for a nail-biting finale to the league.

Well done to all teams and players good to see some new faces this year!

JuniorLeagueFinal2016

Nov 13 2015

North Staffs Junior Table Tennis League Season 2015/16

PTTC are proud to host and run the yearly event once again with four fixtures to be held at Clayton Hall Academy from 10am to 1pm on the second Saturday of each month.

  • November 14th 2015
  • December 12th 2015
  • January 9th 2016
  • February 13th 2016

Two Penkhull teams are confirmed so far for Division 1

  • A team Torin Cooper/Andy Hou
  • B team Andy Gamage/Bobby Tasker

Other teams will be selected in the next few junior training sessions.

Feb 17 2015

Junior League 2014/15 – Final Report

We had a great finish to the North Staffs Junior TT League 2014/15 season today at Clayton Hall Business and Language College!

In Division 1, Penkhull A delivered a faultless season with 12/12 wins thanks to the efforts of Kingsley Barber and Will Pugh. Bradwell A, who have been run out of it for the past two seasons, secured the runner up spot by 2 points from Penkhull C (Callum and Connor Smith) who themselves finished 3rd above Penkhull B (Torin/Andy).

In Division 2 Bobby and Joe for Penkhull D emulated the A team and went unbeaten (14/14) for the season to take the title. Elsewhere in the division drama was high as the fight for the final positions went to the last match, last game and indeed the last points! Penkhull E secured runners up spot at the expense of Clayton C who were 10-7 up in the final match of the doubles only to go on and lose 12-10 to the younger Penkhull E duo of Kian and Morgan.

An average of around 28 players per session saw 15 teams from 3 different clubs battle it out over 4 sessions. Next season should be even more exciting as teams/players leave the Division 1 age group and new talent comes up through the league. Thanks to all parents, clubs and coaches for your support for this grass roots league and we look forward to seeing you all again next season!

Division 1 winners Penkhull A (Kingsley and Will)

Division 2 winners Penkhull D (Bobby and Joe), and Runners-up Penkhull E (Morgan, Kian and Sienna)

Feb 23 2014

Junior League 2013/14 – End of Season Report

This year’s event was well contested over the four sessions from November to February.  We had 17 teams represented from 4 different clubs in the area – Bradwell YTTG, Clayton Hall TTC, Norton TTC and Penkhull TTC. It was the first year it has been held at Penkhull TTC’s new venue at Clayton Hall Business and Language College. Sessions ran from 10-1pm with some high standards across the two divisions.  An average of 30 juniors attended each session which is fantastic considering Table Tennis is deemed a minority sport. Thank you to all parents and coaches for their hard work and dedication this season.

Division 1 saw Penkhull A retain their title with a near faultless performance over the four sessions. Kingsley Barber and Will Pugh as a team remained unbeaten all season long.  The battle went down to the wire for the runner-up spot with Norton TTC, Clayton A and Bradwell A all in with a shout of runner-up before Session 4 started. The absence of Norton TTC on the last session left it down to two teams to battle it out. In the end Clayton and Bradwell teams won and lost the same number of games therefore it came down to sets difference in which Clayton A managed to sneak by just two extra sets.

Division 2 was also a close affair all season long. Teams played each other once over the first three sessions. The league was then frozen at this point and the final positions from Session 3 led to teams being grouped in threes for final standings. Clayton D were favourites to lift the title after topping the tables but unfortunately for them on the final session they lost to both Bradwell C and D allowing these teams to overtake them.  Bradwell C topped Division 2 with good performances over Clayton D (3-2) and their own D team (4-1) with Bradwell D as runner-up after beating Clayton D (3-2).

A fantastic season with the standard of play appearing to improve year on year across the two divisions. We look forward to another close season next time!

Mar 27 2012

Junior League Final Standings / Report 2011/12

This season saw 45 youngsters representing 13 teams take part in the 2011/12 season with an average of 33 players each session. Heading into the final sessions the two leading teams of each division only needed 1 win to secure their titles whilst the battle for second spot would be a tight encounter between several teams in both divisions.

In Division 1 Penkhull strolled to their first title but not without losing their match 3-2 to Clayton A who were chasing 2nd spot. Penkhull up to this point had a 100% winning record. Will Pugh and Kingsley Barber of Penkhull A topped the averages winning over 93% of their matches whilst their 3rd player Lewis Jones also finished high up the averages rankings. Clayton A had a perfect record for the final session winning all matches but would need results to go their way if they were to secure second spot. Leek A and Penkhull B could also snatch 2nd spot and were last to play – with the tie at 1-1 after the first singles it was still anyone’s match. However Andrew Willoughby hit another 100% session helped by Jacob Astley to overcome the brave attempts of Liam Dimmick and Will Foster from Leek running out 4-1 winners in the end. Penkhull B took 2nd spot on sets difference with the same win/loss record as Clayton A. Bradwell A provided stiff competition to all teams but ended up on the wrong side of two 3-2 results, Daniel Sayer winning over 60% of his matches on the day. Clayton B and C finished in the bottom two spots with the B team again overcoming the C team to register their 2nd win of the campaign despite Clayton B’s Luke Boon finishing high up in the averages.
In Division 2 Bradwell C needed 1 win and despite a close start to their first match ran out 4-1 winners over a hard chasing 2nd spot Clayton E. Bradwell C overcame another tough encounter beating Leek B 3-2 to give twins Sam and Tom Wytcherley their first title with additional wins over their own B team and Clayton F 5-0. Like Division One, 2nd place came down to the final games. Clayton D gained revenge over their E team from earlier in the season to record a 4-1 win in their last match whilst Penkhull C’s Torrin Cooper and Eddie Wilkes hit a perfect 100% win record but despite this were pipped to 2nd spot by the way of sets as both teams had the same win/loss ratio.
All in all a really high standard of play across both divisions with some really good talent coming though for future seasons. Many thanks to all clubs, coaches and parents who have supported the league this season.

YOURS IN SPORT
rrhodes
Chairman PTTC/organiser of the NSJTTL.

Mar 27 2012

Junior League Fixture Details – 2011/2012

The schools below expressed intent to play in this year’s league. The league will be split into three separate Pools with each team playing and arranging their own fixtures. The top A and B team from each pool will progress to the semi finals and finals (date TBA) and the next best runner up from any of the three pools. Teams have been grouped as best as possible geographically to enable more fixtures to be completed. Schools are encouraged to arrange where possible a three team evening where three schools play each other and complete two fixtures each in an evening.

Pool A = St Margaret Ward, Endon, Haywood, Holden Lane, Westwood, Biddulph

Pool B = Berryhill, St Peters, St John Fisher, Wolstanton, St Thomas More, Cheadle

Pool C = Clayton, Trentham, Madeley, Sir Thomas Boughey, New College, Chesterton

Jan 27 2012

Junior League Rules – 2011/12

All games must be played and completed by the end of Spring half term so that semi finals and finals can be played. Outstanding matches will be scrapped and no points gained for any teams. It’s your responsibility to arrange the fixtures!

  • ALL GAMES PLAYED TO 11 POINTS (2 clear points win i.e. 11-9, 14-12 etc)
  • EACH PLAYER HAS TWO SERVES (Swap serve every two)
  • GAMES ARE BEST OF FIVE SETS/FIRST TO THREE GAMES (UNLESS OTHERWISE AGREED)
  • EACH SCHOOL MUST FIELD AT LEAST 4 PLAYERS IN EACH TEAM
  • EACH TEAM PLAYS 8 SINGLES MATCHES AND TWO DOUBLES MATCHES (different players can be brought in for the doubles only)
  • PLAYERS ARE RANKED 1-4 BEFORE THE START OF PLAY AND PLAY THEIR RESPECTED OPPOSITE NUMBER (1-V-1, 2-V-2 ETC) THEN AFTER THESE FIRST GAMES ARE PLAYED DOUBLES GAMES COMMENCE 1+2 COMBINE TO PLAY OPPOSITION’S 1+2 SAME GOES FOR THE 3RD AND 4TH RANK PLAYERS.
  • PLAYERS THEN PLAY REVERSE SINGLES, FOR EXAMPLE 1-V-2, 2-V-1, 3-V-4 AND 4-V-3.
  • 10 GAMES IN ALL
  • ALL GAMES RECORDED ON THE RESULT CARD
  • TWO TEAMS OF 4 PLAY. A TEAM (U16’S) AND B TEAM (U14’S if possible. Any 8 will do, any standard will do, its about getting kids playing).
  • ONE TEAM PREDOMINATELY YEAR 11 (A team) THE SECOND TEAM CAN BE A MIXTURE OF YEAR 9+10’S BOYS OR GIRLS (B Team)
  • EACH TEAM IS IN ITS OWN LEAGUE (A team separate from B) BUT ALL GAMES TO TAKE PLACE ON THE SAME NIGHT
  • 5 POINTS AWARDED FOR A TEAM WIN (i.e. match won 6-4 or 7-3 etc) 2 POINTS AWARDED FOR A TEAM LOSS 3 POINTS AWARDED FOR A FIXTURE TIE (NO PLAY OFF) 0 POINTS AWARDED TO A SCHOOL WHO CANNOT MAKE THE FIXTURE OR FAIL TO PLAY THE FIXTURE (the opposing school shall pick up 5 points if a team fails to play or cancels)

PLEASE ENSURE YOU KNOW THE SERVICE RULES AND YOUR PUPILS ABIDE BY THEM.SERVE ABOVE AND BEHIND THE WHITE LINE, BALL MUST BE PLACED ON OPEN HAND AND ATTEMPT TO LIFT THE BALL OFF THE HAND WHEN SERVING.(Doubles only/ serve in opposite box from right hand side only)