COACHING AND PLACES TO PLAY TABLE TENNIS IN DUNDEE AND DISTRICT
Urgent Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update, 19th March 2020:
Following instruction from Table Tennis Scotland, all DDTTA table tennis activities (i.e. league competition, practice/coached sessions and ‘active and healthy’ community TT) are suspended until further notice.
Elaine Forbes (Chair)
Ward Road Gym
Ward Road Gym has been the hub of table tennis in the region for decades. Almost all of the regional tournaments take place here and it has the facilities to match. We have players of all abilities, nationalities, and backgrounds. Above all, it is a very friendly place to be.
Your first practice session at WRG is free. After that, sessions cost £4 per person, payable on arrival, except Thursday which is £5 as it includes coaching.
Mondays: 7- 9 pm - general practice, all welcome.
Tuesdays: 7-10pm - reserved for league and cup matches
Wednesdays: 9.30am-12.30pm – Active & Healthy (Over-50’s)
general play and social (please note this session is currently full)
Thursdays: 6-9pm - Coaching night for beginners/intermediate/advanced – all ages welcome
6-7pm: beginners, fun exercises to learn and improve basic TT skills
7-8pm: intermediate, more complex exercises to develop accuracy, consistency and different shots
Fridays: 10am-12noon – Active &
Healthy (Over-50’s) general play and social (plenty of spaces)
Fridays: 7-9pm - general practice, all welcome.
Forthill Sports Centre – Broughty Ferry
A slightly smaller venue than Ward Road, but still the second largest club in the region with a great history of success. Sessions are delivered by club coach Grant Williams and David Sim (both 1st Division players) and cover various age groups.
Sunday: 6-7pm - under 16s; 7-8pm - adults and league playing youngsters
Victory Memorial Hall - St Andrews
A smaller but very sociable club. Youth coaching is led by Howard Lee, assisted by Dave Beveridge. Howard and Dave both hold UKCC Level 1 coaching certificates. Adult beginner/returner coaching is led by former Scottish champion and internationalist, Elaine Forbes.
September to March:
Mondays: 6:30pm-9:30pm – reserved for DDTTA league and cup matches.
April to August:
Mondays: 6:00pm–9:30pm – members only practice and coaching.
The club also has informal coaching for adult beginners and ‘returners’. The adult group known as “The Rascals” is led by Elaine Forbes on Mondays and/or Wednesdays at VMH and on Thursdays at Madras College community use facility, Kilrymont Road, St Andrews (school term dates only). Over the league season, joint league player and Rascals sessions may also take place on alternate Mondays and Wednesday evenings. These arrangements change regularly throughout the year depending on demand, school term dates and the need for tables for the league fixture calendar. Non-members should contact the club secretary to confirm the current arrangements and available space in any of these practice sessions – see the Clubs>St Andrews page or .