Will Bayley not content with attaining the world number one slot he is now the world champion for the second time in his career 2014 & 2022
BYNG HALL TABLE TENNIS CLUB - A TTE 4 STAR PREMIERE CLUB BASED IN TUNBRIDGE WELLS KENT
Byng Hall TTC is one of the few Advanced Level 4 Star Premier Club's in the country and was the South East winner of the 2007/08 Club of the Year Award presented by the English Table Tennis Association.
Byng Hall TTC (named after the hall it was originally founded at in 1990). It is now based at St Johns C of E Primary School in Tunbridge Wells - TN4 9EW.
The club focuses on all aspects of the game but also values good club spirit and a sense of belonging. The club makes use of up to 10 tables and over 60 individuals (aged 6 to 80) benefit from four sessions that we offer every week.
The club is run by TTE approved and UKCC accredited coach Gary Howes BEM the original founder, who is an ETTA Level 4 and UKCC level 2 Coach, who also trained for well over a month in Tianjin China in 1992 coaching techniques and Multiball, long before it became common in the UK. Gary was awarded Medallist of the Order of the British Empire (B.E.M.) by King Charles III in his birthday honours list for services to Table tennis and to young people in Tunbridge Wells in June 2023. The club also has Mark Romano, Neil Marsden, Anthony Davies & Jack Smith UKCC Level 1. All our active coaches are DBS checked and licensed.
The club also thanks and appreciates its volunteers helpers and sparing partners, namely Nick Smith, Andrea Csillag, Dave Butler, Angie Bristow former England top 10 junior & Senior, Rob Freeman & David Richardson.
Long term thanks go to John Butler MBE (R.I.P) who sadly passed away 2/3/18 for his many years of time and effort.
The club boasts some of the county's top players in the Under 11, Under 13, U15 and U18's as well as top senior men, women and Vetts. The Club's greatest achievers to date are the 2020 Paralympic SILVER medallist Tokyo, 2016 Paralympic GOLD medallist RIO, the 2012 Paralympic SILVER medallist, current world champion 2022 & 2014 and World ranked No 1 2022 Will Bayley M.B.E. who started his playing career age 10 at the club where he went on to be National senior champion as a junior before progressing to the dizzy heights of an international super star and moving to the national training Centre in Sheffield. Also Ross Wilson featured in our latest picture gallery with Will Bayley is now a World champion 2018 class 8 he represented Byng Hall in Junior British league when he was just 10. Danny Lawrence previously England ranked number 2 Junior who started at the club aged just 6, well 3 if you count his first appearance at summer camp 2003 in our archive.
The club currently supports 2 British League teams, 1 Women's in the Premier Division and 1 Junior boys team. We also regularly run one of the South East Regional National Junior and National Cadet League divisions as well as hosting regional qualifiers for National events and championships. Plus Kent County championships
Looking for a piece of history? Have a look at our old archived site here
The original Mosaic on the entrance floor at the Byng Hall now sadly covered over the basis for our unique logo, The eagle of St John dating back Circa 1890
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