Lorenas returned home to Lithuania over the summer to take up a prestigous table tennis coaching role.
In the early days of the club Lorenas did much of the junior’s coaching and has been a strong supporter of our club’s development.
Good luck Lorenas from all your friends in Gullane.
In light of the current virus spread and the calls for social distancing we are following advice of our governing body, Table Tennis Scotland and suspending all our junior and adult/senior sessions for the time being.
We will look to resume sessions when we are advised it is safe and prudent to do so. I wish you and all your families well. Jonathan, Chairperson, Gullane Community Table Tennis Club.
Gullane TTC and NBTTC 24hr Marathon.
On Saturday morning 7th March, 13 players (more than in the photo) from Gullane joined in North Berwick Table Tennis Club’s 24hour marathon to raise money for new outdoor table tennis tables in the Lodge Grounds, North Berwick. The tables are being put up in memory of Reon McSherry, a young member of the North Berwick Table Tennis club who sadly died at the end of November 2018The event was a great success with the collection exceeding the target amount.
We are delighted to be working with Active Schools to offer free table tennis for junior players at our club on Wednesdays between the 26th February and 18th March.Please see quote below from Stewart Sands our local Active Schools Co-ordinator.”Active Schools are delighted to be working in collaboration with Gullane Community Table Tennis Club to bring this fantastic opportunity to young people in Gullane and the surrounding area. The 4 week block of free sessions that the Club have kindly offered, provides a chance for young people to get active, make new friends and be part of the growing Table Tennis Community in East Lothian”
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Why do you play Table Tennis?
Lorenas Vismantas development officer at East Lothian Table Tennis and coach with Haddington TTC wants to ask you the question – why do you play table tennis? Lorenas has created a short survey as part of a wider study he is conducting into the benefits of the game.It only takes a couple of minutes to complete, so please have a go by following this link: Table Tennis Survey
Festive Friday – Family Table Tennis
Thanks to everyone who came along to play and say hello at our Festive Friday family afternoon on the 27th December. It was great to see the hall full of young and old all playing table tennis. We estimated that circa 40 players attended across the afternoon. We hope to see many of the new faces at our regular Wednesday sessions soon.Finally thanks also all those that helped with the refreshments, set-up and clear up of the hall on the day.
Visit to North Berwick TT Club.
Four members of our club made a social visit to the North Berwick Table Tennis club on Monday evening 23rd November. Picture left to right: David Livingstone, John Ormston, Peter Elderfield and Jonathan Kinna.All enjoyed playing a mix of singles and doubles with the North Berwick players. Thanks to Mark Way and Douglas Hamilton of North Berwick TT club for hosting our visit and making us very welcome.
Haddington TT Club Visit
On 30th October, we said hello to Haddington Table Tennis Club. Four players from the driving force behind table tennis in East Lothian joined us in Gullane Village Hall for a very well-attended ‘friendly’. Thanks to Neil MacKinnon from Haddington for helping to arrange the fun evening. Looking forward to a rematch soon!
Gullane Primary School.
Thanks to Head Teacher, Seonaid McGillivray and her staff for enabling one of our coaches, Jonathan, to come in to the school on a Friday morning to present table tennis taster sessions to P3, P5, P6 and P7 classes; circa 100 pupils. Demonstrations and practice of skills were followed by fun games. The children looked to be enjoying themselves and were very enthusiastic about the sport. We look forward to building further links between the club and our local school.Pictures from the morning can be seen on the school’s website – Click the link here: Gullane Primary School Website
TT East Lothian welcomes Scottish National Coach, Stephen Gertsen, for a Training Day at Aubigny Sports Centre, Haddington on Saturday 5th October. This is open to all ages and abilities and a great opportunity to hone your skills under the guidance of the ex Welsh International, England and Scotland Coach. Get booked up now to secure your place as this is sure to be popular. Date: Saturday 5th October Venue: Aubigny Sports Centre, Haddington Time: 10.30am – 2.30pm (30mins break for lunch) Cost: Adults £10 / Juniors £5 To book your place email firstname.lastname@example.org
AGM 28th August
Our Annual General Meeting was held on Wednesday 28th August. The existing committee members were all re-elected along with new committee member Fiona Alcock. A warm welcome to Fiona as she joins the committee.
Link to a great article given deserved recognition to Lorenas Vismantas who has been a great supporter of our club since its start.We’d like to wish Lorenas all success with the Scottish Juniors in Guernsey and also in his new Development Officer role for Table Tennis East Lothian.
North Berwick TT Club Visit
We were very pleased to welcome 5 players from North Berwick Table Tennis club on Wednesday 5th June for a social visit to our senior session.The North Berwick players joined in with doubles and singles games and we look forward to arranging a visit to North Berwick TTC soon. Our thanks to Mark Way from North Berwick for helping to arrange the evening.
Mens Spring Tournament
Congratulations to winner Ian Ladbroke (right in picture) and runner-up Alan Wallace of our Spring Men’s tournament. After a close final match that went the full three games Thanks to all the men that took part in our inaugral club spring tournament across the 10th and 17th April 2019.
Ladies Spring Tournament
Congratulations to winner Ann Marr (right in picture) and runner-up Fiona Malcock of our Ladies Spring Tournament. Ann winning a close final match that went the full three games.Thanks to all the ladies that took part in our inaugural club tournament across the 10th and 17th April 2019.
Taster Gullane Cubs
Thanks to Nick Stemp for allowing us to do a taster session for the Gullane Cubs. We were able to explain and demonstrate the game to 20 cubs. Hoping to see many of them at our junior sessions on Wednesday evenings.
Know the rules:
27th February. Twenty senior members enjoyed a fascinating presentation on the rules and etiquette of table tennis from International referee and umpire Roger Thomas. Many thanks to both Roger and also to Lorenas Vismantas for supporting Roger in demonstration illustrating the talk.
Senior / Adults Session running to 9pm.
We are pleased to announce that from 27th February the Seniors / Adult sessions will run for 2 hours from 19:00-21:00.
And now we are five!
We now have five tables! This milestone for the club means we will be able to play more singles as well as doubles and we also use the extra capacity for coaching sessions.Our new fifth table was bought with a grant from the Local Priorities fund of Gullane Area Community Council. Our thanks to John Hendry chair of the Local Priorities committee and all councilors. We were pleased to welcome community councillor Gordon McLelland to the club on Wednesday 6th February to view the table in action.Our thanks also to the trustees and management committee of the village hall for making space for us to store the table.
International at Haddington
Our friends at Haddington Table Tennis Club hosted an under 21 international event between Scotland and Ulster Friday 4th January. The event was a showcase for high class competitive table tennis. Five members of our club were amongst the 100+ audience who witnessed some close matches to see Scotland win the tie.Donations were collected on the evening for cancer and leukaemia charities in memory of Haddington junior Reon McSherry.
Festive Friday 2018
Thanks to everyone, young and old, who attended our Festive Friday held on the 28th December in the village hall. Over 30 people enjoyed a knock-up with family and friends.
Rasing money for Movember:
Senior member Peter Elderfield has entertained us through November with his fantastic moustache grown as part of Movember in support of mens cancer charities. Peter gives his thanks to all who supported him:”I would like to thank all of the people who donated to my Movember fundraising. I had a target of £100 and I am very pleased to say that I beat this easily with thanks to GTTC who donated £50 to give a final total of £150″
We are delighted to see some new faces at the Club’s Junior sessions over the last couple of weeks. Following a taster session at Gullane Primary, led by coach Elizabeth, we’ve welcomed several new rising stars to the Club and hope to see even more. If you’re aged between 7 and 17, come and join the fun. Thanks to Elizabeth for sharing her enthusiasm for the game and Head Teacher Seonaid McGillivray for supporting our efforts to get all ages involved in Gullane’s newest club.
Join the Club and you’ll be able to enjoy a generous discount at Jarvis Sports, suppliers of all things table tennis related. Ask a committee member for details.
We’re officially up and running! Gullane Community Table Tennis Club’s management committee was elected, and its constitution approved on 19 September 2018. Thanks to Pete Lugton and the rest of the team at Haddington TTC for the original inspiration and their continued support.