Meet the Committee
I started playing table tennis at the age of 9 as a pupil at Cliffedale School and have been involved in CCTTC since it was founded in 1997. As a junior player, I represented my club at different levels, my school and the county playing in the top divisions. I then turned my attention to coaching and gained my qualification as a UKCC level 2 coach. I am also a County Umpire, a Level 2 Tournament Organiser and a Tournament Referee. I assist in the day to day running of the club and with the management of the club too. I also organise the Herbert Pacey Memorial Tournament for primary schools each year and any club tournaments that the club has.
Peter May: President.
I became involved in table tennis in 1977 as my children were both playing. I have been an active member of the Grantham and District Table Tennis League for many years including being Chairman and now President. During my time as Chairman I played a major part in the creation of the Table Tennis Centre at the Meres. I still play a little table tennis, assist with coaching, however my main involvement is now as an umpire. I have been umpiring since 1988 and I am now an International Umpire.
I got involved in Cliffedale Chandlers due to my eldest playing Table Tennis and now my youngest plays as well, so my free time was spent at the Meres at training sessions so I thought I might as well use my time doing something constructive, hence the role I'm doing for the club. It was also a great opportunity to meet new people from other parts of country, to think it all started because I was invited to sit in on a committee meeting. (I thought press gangs had been outlawed) lol. I am hoping to do a level one coaching course in the near future even though I can't hit a ball to save my life.
Hello my name is Helen Rigby and I have become the Cliffedale Chandlers committee fundraiser. I first became involved with table tennis when my son began playing whilst still at primary school, this really only involved being a taxi service to and from the venue. I also helped picking up balls, setting up and packing away. Then came the day I was handed a blue Cliffedale Chandlers shirt with my name on, I knew then that things were going to change…… and they did! I now help at 2star, 4 star and other tournaments.
I have been involved with fundraising before when I ran a Mums and Toddler group and in my job as a primary school teacher. I am very happy to take on this position and will be very keen, with your help to raise money for our table tennis club. Any suggestions greatly appreciated.
I have been playing table tennis since I was 10 years old, I represented the club and played National Cadet and Junior League. After my Junior playing days, I turned to coaching and umpiring. I am a UKCC Level 2 coach and assist with training sessions as well as organising training days for our Natonal Cadet and Junior League players. I am currently the youngest person within England to pass the National Umpires exam in 2008 and am now an International Umpire. I have umpired at many tournaments which include those locally, nationally and internationally. I went to the Youth Olympic Games in China, the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow and the Polish Open.