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SDTTL LEAGUE SEASON 2020/21 ABANDONED

 To all member clubs in the Sutton and District Table Tennis League: URGENT

The League Committee had obviously been hoping that after Christmas we would return to some sort of normality but we have now unanimously agreed that it is not realistic to consider any league play for the 2020/21 season. The reasons are 1) that we are currently in lockdown; 2) that there is no end in sight to this and quite possibly some restrictions will apply till Easter or longer and 3)  nearly 50% of our clubs had still not been able to access their facilities even before lockdown came in.

We would normally just be beginning the second half of the season but even if some relaxation of restrictions were to come in by Easter, it would take too long to organise teams/ captains etc for any meaningful competitive play to take place because of individuals understandable reluctance to commit in this unprecedented time of uncertainty.

This is obviously disappointing news but may well not come as a surprise. We will obviously keep the situation under review and look to the future but please regard this decision as final as far as the current season is concerned.

Alan Clatworthy (Secretary on behalf of SDTTL Committee)


Ray Ellis, Chairman of the Sutton & District Table Tennis League from 2008 to 2014, sadly passed away in March 2015 after a short period of illness.

Ray’s table tennis playing career started in the 1960’s.    Croydon League records show that Ray, ray ellisaccompanied by Ken Palmer, were runners up in the Men’s Doubles in the 1966-1967 season.     Ray also went on to represent the Croydon League in the Percy Johnson Trophy in the early 1970’s - with merit, and additionally, Ray won the Croydon Business House Men’s Singles title in the 1971-1972 season.     More recently, he won the SDTTL Closed Championships Consolation Singles in the 2000-2001 season.
Ray served as a Committee member for the Croydon League in the early 1970’s, then served for 6 years as Chairman on the SDTTL Committee.    During his time as SDTTL Chairman, Ray managed to help resolve many issues such as the loss of a number of teams, match cancellations and the resignation of some Committee members.

The Committee would like to offer our sincere condolences to Anne Ellis.
Ray was a conscientious Chairman and his input to the Sutton League will be fondly remembered.

Ray’s funeral will be held at Croydon Crematorium on the 15th April 2015, at 12.00 noon.

The results of the Junior Tournaments held at Rosehill Table Tennis Club were:

UNDER 15s  
Michael Ho (Crusaders) beat Kedar Dutia (Crusaders) 11-5, 11-5, 11-8

UNDER 18s  
Michael Ho (Crusaders) beat Lewis Bray (Crusaders) 12-10, 11-3, 13-11