03 July 2020: We have received Table Tennis Ireland’s Covid 19 Response & Return to Play Protocols dated 24 June 2020 – you can find a link to the document in our Governance page.
10 June 2020: We have received confirmation from Cope Foundation that the sports halls will NOT reopen until September at the earliest. The Club will remain closed until then.
5 June 2020: Below is update received from Table Tennis Ireland. There is no decision from Cope Foundation as to the re-opening of the sports halls. The Club Committee will be meeting to discuss further advice and information to Club members/players. Please check out the website for further updates.
This is the latest update on the plans for a return to organised table tennis, as well as some detail on the ongoing work of the Association during this period of reduced activity.
Work was completed several weeks ago on a ‘Protocols for Return to Play’ document, both for Association activities, and also for easy adoption by Clubs around the country. This document has been with Sport Ireland for some weeks, and we are hopeful that table tennis will be included in ‘Phase 3’, or earlier, of the Government of Ireland ‘Roadmap for Reopening Society & Business’. Phase 3 is currently scheduled to come into effect on Monday 29 June.
Return to organised table tennis activity will, as with all other areas of Society, be contingent on progress made in limiting the numbers of people exposed to illness. As such, even when conditions allow a general return to table tennis, such return will be based on the limitations and guidelines laid down by the Association. Such general return may also suffer limiting factors around, for example, geography, facilities or age demographic, depending on specific circumstances that may impact on some clubs or regions more than others, and which may necessitate delays or deferrals due to those local conditions.
Subject to external complications, TTI are currently planning for an August return to competitive activity, and hope to resume competition by running the 2020 National Championships. The Management Committee in February decided to trial the suspension, for the remainder of the 19/20 season, the minimum entry requirements for the allocation of full ranking points for all senior events, and this trial will continue for the postponed National Championships.
As with many organisations and companies, planning for our sport remains challenging due to various uncertainties regarding activities and facilities, however we continue to work to agree as early a return date as possible, for as many members as possible, and we will continue to keep you updated.
For, and on behalf of, the Management Committee.
20/3/2020: Beech Hill Club facilities are closed with immediate effect until further notice on the instruction of Cope Foundation, due to the Government’s decision to defer sports activities pending the Covid 19 Virus pandemic. Please check out this website for future arrangements.
Welcome to Beech Hill Table Tennis, an integrated sports club that caters for all categories of players, mainstream, paralympic and intellectually impaired. Our emphasis on providing an integrated approach and environment makes the Club unique as far as the sport of table tennis in Munster is concerned, and we are very proud of that status. The Club’s ethos is founded on three principles;
- there is awareness, understanding and agreement amongst our membership that embracing diversity is right,
- embracing diversity is essential to a healthy club,
- integration is a key stone of each individual project we undertake.
The Objective of the Club shall be the organization, promotion and development of an integrated approach to the game of table tennis, providing an opportunity for our members to play table tennis in a normal community setting.
Our aims are:
To provide year-round sports training and opportunities for competition for mainstream, paralympic and intellectually impaired players.
To develop a successful model of integrated sport in the Club, involving players from all backgrounds and with different abilities and, in so doing, to increase awareness among our members and family members of the benefits of such an approach.
To develop greater awareness among the table tennis playing community in Cork and the general public of the merits and benefits of an integrated approach to the sport.
To provide our players with the normal social opportunities and benefits of membership of a sports club.