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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)

daniyal palmer 1920

Season 2019/20

Firstly it is sad to report that Mike Pantin suffered a severe stroke at the beginning of the season and I am sure he has been greatly missed by all at Crusaders and our good wishes go to his family and hope he regains full fitness in the near future.

Last season proved to be a successful one with the amended rules taking effect coupled with Julies efficiency there were far less problems than in the past.

Great thanks are due to your committee for their hard work during the season, in particular Julie for overseeing all 4 divisions. In recognition of her efforts Julie was awarded the Trevor Channing Award for services to the League.

Steve and Warren ran the cup competitions and certain problems were highlighted which will be addressed for the coming season.

Frank Ho continues to keep the finances in good order and thanks to Michelle McGovern for her work as Auditor. Tony Stephens continues to do an excellent job keeping our website up to date and I am indebted to Alan Clatworthy for his work as Vice Chairman and Secretary including the arduous job of trophy officer, Steve Sharp did an excellent job of running the League Championships.

I wish all teams a very enjoyable season.

John K. Prince
Chairman

Cover Photo: Daniyal Palmer (Crusaders), England No 6 in Under 11's at the 2019 National
Championships. Photo courtesy of Michael Loveder.