Mark Bates Ltd are proud to announce that they are title sponsors of the 2020 Table Tennis National Championships.
This is the beginning of a five year deal with Table Tennis England, covering all Senior, Cadet & Junior and U10-U13 tournaments until the end of the 2023-24 season.
We hope through providing this support that we will increase the profile and participation of this great game, getting a new generation involved in this family sport.
Our founder and managing director (Mark Bates) is particularly excited about this opportunity. Not only did his children regularly represent their country, but our business currently employs four ex-national champions.
The National Championships is the highlight of the competition calendar, featuring elite athletics that will go on to represent their country at the Olympics and Paralympics in Tokyo later in the year.
This year the Championships will take place between the 28th February and 1st March at The David Ross Sports Village at the University of Nottingham, with the winner being crowned National Champion.
The event is being streamed live by the BBC, for those that are interested in following the event.
Table Tennis England are the governing body of table tennis in England, responsible for representing, co-ordinating, administering, marketing and developing the sport in close co-operation with related bodies such as British Para Table Tennis (BPTT).
Table Tennis England aspires to be recognised as a world leading National Governing Body, delivering a diverse and dynamic sport that transforms lives, connects communities, achieves excellence and inspires medal-winning performances.
The best 32 players in the country, including Olympians, Paralympians and Commonwealth champions, battle it out in singles, doubles and Para events for the right to be called National Champion.
Mr Derek Pickering
R A Pickin
Andrew Macfarlane Cumming
Mr Kenneth Ormesher
Mr David Holloway
Miss S. E.
Mr Emlyn Wayne Francis
Mr Peter McLaren
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