Category: General News

General News

Penkhull Club Champs 2016/17

Here are the dates for this year’s Penkhull’s Club Championships!

  • Monday 21st November – Junior Championships – 6:00pm Start
  • Monday 28th November – Ken Collins Handicap Championships – 7:30pm Start
  • Monday 5th December – Senior Championships – 7:30pm Start
  • Monday 12th December – Doubles Championships – 7:30pm Start

New North Staffs Junior Banded and Team Leagues

We are currently in the early phases of planning two different Junior League competitions which will replace our previous Saturday Junior League.

The Team League will be run at Bradwell Youth and Community Centre over four Friday evening sessions, while the Banded League will be run at Penkhull TTC over four Monday evening sessions.

Please download the document found in the link below for more information!

Banded League Document

Summer Training Info

As usual, our regular training venue at Clayton Hall is closed over the summer holidays.  However, the match venue (Silverdale) is available for training whenever a league match isn’t taking place, and can accommodate 3 tables.

Here is an overview of the current availability of the Silverdale venue:

Week commencing 25th July:
Unavailable due to matches Monday/Tue/Weds 25th/26th/27th from 7pm onward.
Players can go up Thursday Friday of this week, or well before 7pm on the match dates.

Week commencing 1st August:

Wed 3rd Aug match from 7pm, rest of week is free all evenings.

Week commencing 8th August:
Mon/Tue/Weds 8th/9th/10th venue in use for matches from 7pm onward.
Thurs/Fri ok for practice or before 7pm on match nights

Week Commencing 15th August:
Weds 17th Aug match night
rest of week free in evenings

Week Commencing 22nd August:

No matches, all nights available.
Week Commencing 29th August:
No matches, all nights available.
Anyone interested in a training night will have to contact a Penkhull member who has a key.  At the moment we don’t have many keys to go around and we will hopefully be getting more cut this week.  Keep your eyes on the website or the Facebook page for details of who has the keys.

Penkhull C – 2016 Bradwell Handicap Cup Winners

For the 6th time in only the 15 years the club has existed, we find ourselves again the proud winners of the Bradwell Handicap Cup!

Great night of table tennis saw all 3 Penkhull players (Aleks, Andy and Ash) contribute to a solid win!



All 3 players are pictured with the trophies in their club shirts, sponsored by Lift2befit and Eden Brewery and supplied by Supersport Ltd!

Club Championships 2015/16

Here are the dates for this year’s Penkhull’s Club Championships!

  • Monday 23rd November – Senior Championships – 7:30pm Start
  • Monday 30th November – Junior Championships – 6:30pm Start
  • Monday 7th December – Doubles Championships – 7:30pm Start
  • Monday 14th December – Handicap Championships – 7:30pm Start

Unfortunately, there are some clashes with league matches.  We have tried to minimise this but some are unavoidable.

New Sponsor – Eden Brewery

Penkhull TTC are very pleased to announce one of our new club sponsors as Eden Brewery! Their logo will be on the sleeves of our new shirt! And we highly recommend you visit their site ( and treat yourself to a few great beers!

Eden Brewery Links – Website, Facebook, Twitter


Stone League Championships 2015

The end-of-season Stone League Championships will be held on Wednesday 22nd April at Clayton Hall Business and Language College (ST5 3DN) in the school gym (same venue as last year).  The event will run from 7pm to 10pm.

We will need to start as near to 7pm as possible so if players can arrive before that will help massively.

All entries to Rob Rhodes via this email address –, and we need entries before Monday 20th April at the latest.

There will be have two events

Handicap K.O. championship
Singles K.O championship (where possible if numbers permit will do a round robin group stages with QF/SF and finals where possible. )

We look forward to having another bumper entry from the Stone League!

Staffs County Senior Tournament 2015

Here is the entry form for this year’s Staffordshire County Senior Tournament.

It’s being held held at Wood Green Sports Centre in Wednesbury on Sunday 8th February 2015, and the closing date for entries is the 25th January 2015, so get your entry form in ASAP!

Click the link below to download the form:

Staffs County Senior Championships Entry Form 2015

Junior League 2014/15 – Half Season Report

At the half way point of the 2014/15 Junior league Penkhull A lead the way in Division 1 thanks to Will Pugh and Kingsley Barber.  They remain unbeaten so far this season and have drawn up a 4 point margin over their nearest rivals – Bradwell A are the likely challengers to Penkhull A.  Penkhull C are the surprise of Division 1 having leapfrogged Penkhull B and are only 3rd on sets difference to Bradwell A thanks to the efforts of Callum and Connor Smith and James Green.

Whilst in Division 2 Penkhull D and E are 1st and 2nd respectively with the D team top by 2 points thanks to Bobby Tasker and James Martin remaining unbeaten so far, with the E team of Morgan Wilde and Sienna not far away. The F team picked up two good wins in the second of 4 sessions to move away from the bottom of the Division. Clayton D, E and F are still in the hunt but will need to reverse losses from the first half of the season if they are to overturn the table as it stands.

The 3rd session takes place at Clayton Hall Business and Language College on the 10th January 2015 (2nd Saturday of the new year).

League Update – Xmas Edition!

Hi all!  Here’s a quick run-down of where Penkhull’s best and brightest teams are as we enter the Xmas break period.

In the Potteries League, Penkhull A are safely established in mid-table heaven in the Premier Division thanks to the efforts of regular players Dave Mottershead, Mark Turner and Phil Barnish who are all returning impressive averages and taking scalps on a regular basis.

Penkhull B are finding it tougher going in the Prem and are just above the relegation spots with 4 points, proving just how high the level is in the top division.  Recent performances have been excellent however, including a close 6-4 loss to Norton C.  Hopefully this continues in the new year and the team cements their Prem position!

Penkhull C are 5 points clear of the chasing pack in Division 2, level on points with top side Norton G, and remain unbeaten this season.  If this momentum continues, Division 1 beckons for next season.  The showdown with Norton G at home on the 3rd March 2015 will likely be crucial!

In the Stone League, Penkhull are in a very strong position in top spot with a 100% win record for the season so far.

We’ve had great contributions from all players at all levels this season so far.  Hope everyone is enjoying their hard-earned rest, and we hope to see you all come back recharged and fighting in the new year!