Bridgwater League: Programme for 2018/19
League competition: 01 October 2018 - 22 February 2019
Handicap Tournament Start : 25 February 2019
Closed Champs Entry Deadline: 23 March 2019
Handicap Group Stages Finish: 25 March 2119
Junior Closed Championships: 30 March 2019
Senior Closed Championships: 31 March 2019
Deadline for return of trophies: 31 March 2019
Handicap Quarter Finals: 1 April 2019
Handicap Semi-Finals: 8 April 2019
Final: 15 April 2019
Presentation Evening: 10 May 2019
Entry Forms for 2019/20 Season: 31 July 2019
2019 AGM: 13 August 2019 (Sydenham Comm Centre 1930 Start)
Bridgwater Junior Table Tennis
Bridgwater Junior Table Tennis Club holds weekly training session at
Chilton Trinity School in the main hall. The evening is split into 2
sessions, the first being an open session mainly aimed at
beginners/primary school children. This session starts at 7:00pm and runs
through until 8:00pm.
The second session starts at 8:00pm
and finishes at 9:00pm,
this session is invitation only.
more details about these sessions or anything else regarding BJTTC
please contact Ben Cleaveley on 01278 425536, 07762 018003 or firstname.lastname@example.org
I hope to update League tables at least once a week. In order to facilitate this it would
be really helpful if you could mail me your results (email@example.com)
Team A games won, Team B games won
Team A players' names with games won
Ditto Team B
Also...could you please give your emails a clear subject line with team names:
e.g. ASHCOTT v SYD A
Please write names in full and legibly
...Don't forget Mark will
still require your match card...
THIS IS THE ITTF SERVICE LAW, AND CONTRARY TO SOME RUMOURS
THERE IS NO RELAXATION OF THIS IN THE BRIDGWATER LEAGUE
2.6 THE SERVICE
2.6.1 Service shall start with the ball resting freely on the open palm of the server's
stationary free hand.
2.6.2 The server shall then project the ball near vertically upwards, without
imparting spin, so that it rises at least 16cm after leaving the palm of the free
hand and then falls without touching anything before being struck.
2.6.3 As the ball is falling the server shall strike it so that it touches first his or her
court and then, after passing over or around the net assembly, touches
directly the receiver's court; in doubles, the ball shall touch successively the
right half court of server and receiver.
2.6.4 From the start of service until it is struck, the ball shall be above the level of
the playing surface and behind the server's end line, and it shall not be hidden
from the receiver by the server or his or her doubles partner or by anything
they wear or carry.
2.6.5 As soon as the ball has been projected, the serverís free arm and hand shall
be removed from the space between the ball and the net.
The space between the ball and the net is defined by the ball, the net and its indefinite
2.6.6 It is the responsibility of the player to serve so that the umpire or the assistant
umpire can be satisfied that he or she complies with the requirements of the
Laws, and either may decide that a service is incorrect.
18.104.22.168 If either the umpire or the assistant umpire is not sure about the legality of
a service he or she may, on the first occasion in a match, interrupt play
and warn the server; but any subsequent service by that player or his or
her doubles partner which is not clearly legal shall be considered
2.6.7 Exceptionally, the umpire may relax the requirements for a correct service
where he or she is satisfied that compliance is prevented by physical
"It is worth noting that, as soon as the server has deliberately thrown
the ball upwards, the ball is "in play", so if the server does not make
contact with the ball or serves incorrectly, he loses the point."