Bishop Auckland TTC is committed to working with the community and community organisations including schools and colleges, health organisations, school sport partnerships, county sports partnerships, town councils, sports development teams, and local charities, all to encourage people to get active through sport, and in particular, table tennis.

As a result of our approach we have developed a sound and solid positive reputation within the local community, and continue to develop lasting and beneficial relationships with community partners.

Our club is not only focused on providing great club sessions, but is also committed to encouraging the community to get involved with table tennis at all level and in all age groups.

Part of this approach includes running our own volunteer training programme, helping club members to get coaching badges, Umpiring badges and First Aid qualifications just to name a few all at no cost to the volunteer.


Bishop Auckland TTC is committed to providing young people with the pathways from school sport into the community club, and in doing so has built an excellent relationship and reputation with the School Sports Partnership and many local schools. BATTC is able to offer a wide range of table tennis related activities which can be tailor-made to meet the requirements of schools and communities both in terms of content and the times at which sessions take place.

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Breakfast Clubs

Provide children with a stimulating start to the day with fun Table Tennis activities, setting the children up perfectly for a day in the classroom.

Price: Breakfast Clubs start from £25.00 per hour.

Lunchtime Clubs

Lunchtimes give the school a great opportunity to offer all pupils access to Table Tennis sessions or coaching sessions in individual sports.

Price: Lunchtime Club start from £20.00 per hour.

After School Clubs

Extra-curricular time should be both challenging and fun. BATTC can offer coaching or mini tournaments.

Price: After School Club starts from £25.00 per hour or £3.00 per child.

Team Coaching

BATTC can offer specialised coaching for schools, sports teams during lunchtime or after school to help improve standards and enhance pupil’s enjoyment.

Price: Team Coaching starts from £25.00 per hour.

PPA Cover

BATTC offers infant, junior and special schools cover for PPA by providing High Quality Table Tennis Coaching

Price: PPA Cover starts from £25.00 per hour.

The club now provides after-school coaching in many of the primary and secondary schools in the Bishop Auckland and surrounding area; our activity in primary schools has included;

  • Oakley Cross
  • Cockton Hill
  • St Anne’s
  • St Chad’s
  • Gainford
  • Woodhouse Close.
  • Hunwick
  • Sunnybrow
  • Pease West
  • St Wilfreds
  • Hartside
  • Victoria Lane Academy

The club runs multiple Satellite clubs in the secondary schools in the area, with clubs at:

  • Bishop Barrington
  • St John's
  • Sunnydale Community College
  • Greenfield Community School
  • Parkside academy
  • Bishop Auckland College
  • Evergreen School

The club also is heavily involved in running the Sainsbury’s School Games events, and as a result many of the listed schools have won medals at the county finals.

Get Involved

If you are interested in working with Bishop Auckland Table Tennis Club to develop your school's table tennis club, please contact the club at the following email address:

Nursing Homes

Bishop Auckland Table Tennis Club can provide Inclusive Table Tennis Sessions for nursing homes with a bespoke programme designed to help increase hand eye coordination and motor skills whilst stimulating the brain.

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We can run sessions using a polly bat for sitting down or for individuals who may have limited coordination. We can provide a full size table tennis for the more mobile

Table Tennis is a great activity to help people who are living with dementia. Our coaches are qualified dementia trainers

Price: starts from £25.00 per hour

To discuss booking our team for Care Sessions or for further information then please contact us.

Community Events

Bishop Auckland TTC is committed to working with the community providing everyone with the opportunity to try and progress within our sport.

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Since BATTC was formed we have attended and run several community events such as:

  • Table tennis demo in local shopping centre
  • Age UK ‘Big Skills’ share day
  • Barrington Academy open day
  • Durham County Leisure urban games
  • Barnard Castle community games day
  • Park Life events Bishop Auckland, Shildon, Crook
  • West-Fest Festival West Auckland
  • Primary School Table Tennis Festivals Bishop Auckland, Newton Aycliffe

We are always looking to attend new community events and give people the opportunity to try table tennis

Please contact us if you require further assistance or to discuss your requirements

Charity Events

Part of the club's ethos is to help support local and national charities and to encourage our members to think of others.

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Some of the events we have run include

  • 24hour Pingpong-athon Butterwick Hospice
  • 24hour Pingpong-athon for Pink Pong
  • Shoe box charity appeal
  • Toy appeals
  • Easter Egg Appeals
  • Events for World Autism Awareness Week

We are always looking to work with new charities with community events and fundraising

Please contact us if you require further assistance or to discuss your requirements

Training for volunteers and the wider community

Part of the club's mission is to help people get the necessary skills to gain national qualifications; the courses are free or at a minimal cost through the club.

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So far we have run courses including:

  • Disability Awareness Course
  • Umpires Training Course
  • UKCC level 1 Table Tennis Coaches Course
  • UKCC level 2 Table Tennis Coaches Course
  • Youth Sport Trust Young Officials Course
  • Aerobic Table Tennis Instructors Course

The club is always recruiting new volunteers to help run the club; BATTC will provide any training that may be required. For further information please contact us.

Office Ping

Bishop Auckland Table Tennis Club can provide Table Tennis Sessions as team building exercises or as an office tournament.

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Sessions can be delivered in offices with enough space for a table tennis table or we can turn office desks into table tennis tables.

Our sessions can be run at our table tennis centre.

Table Tennis is great fun, addictive and a competitive game which everyone can enjoy.

Price: starts from £25.00 per hour without table or £70 with a full size table

Please contact us if you require further assistance or to discuss your requirements.

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