Final update – Table tennis returning to Woodfield

Thank you to all the volunteers who attended the meeting last night, for your valuable comments and kind offers of help to give up hours of time. We now have people in place to supervise our return to play club policy. This is great news as we are putting in that extra layer of safety and monitoring for our returning and new members and to help us to operate as well as we can. Hopefully we can open up more opportunities as we progress – this is the plan.

The booking system is now live on the website with information to help you book. A big thank you to Ben Willson for providing this for us. Book now but you must pay membership on Friday 14th August or before you intend to play. Also to read and sign our return to play policy with your membership form.


On the timetable I presented in my previous post there will be Junior coaching sessions run by Chris Tarr on a Saturday and Sunday mornings. You will need to arrange this through Chris as there is no online booking for this due to the software set up.. You can contact Chris on 07789-619-886 for anything you need to know about these sessions. The sessions start on Saturday 15th August. PLEASE CONTACT CHRIS DIRECTLY

We are requesting that you bring your own hand sanitiser after the first week of bookings as we need to keep our running costs to a minimum.

Please arrive promptly for your booking slot and wait outside – socially distanced until the current players leave the room ON TIME. There will be supervision for every session to help with a smooth transition.

I have no doubt that there may be teething problems and nothing is perfect so please be patient and feedback in a constructive way and be grateful that we have the opportunity to play in some form in these strange times. The club will not be like it was before the pandemic but let’s see and fingers crossed that there is not another lockdown before we get started. Just remember – we are just getting started and not picking up where we left off. We should just enjoy playing and keeping active.

On a personal note – any further questions will be addressed on Friday 14th August as I will not be available for 6 days.

Steve Horton


Table Booking Launched

We are pleased to announce the Woodfield Table Booking System has launched today. You can read a little bit about how it works here or you can register here.

Please remember to renew your membership, only paid up members can use the booking system.


Return to table tennis at Woodfield – update

Table tennis will resume on Sat 15th August following a new temporary timetable and appropriate covid-19 safety guidelines.

Sat morning – Junior coaching with Chris Tarr

Sat 2.15 pm – 7.15 pm members

Sunday morning – Junior coaching with Chris Tarr

Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 6 – 9.45 pm members

This can be done using the online booking system from 9 am Sat morning – 8th August. Details for booking will be put on the website. It is a booking only system for members and all sessions will be monitored and recorded for track and trace purposes. Rules will also be posted.
If things go to plan then more slots will be added to the booking system after a short initial evaluation period. Please be patient and thank you to Ben Wilson for setting this up for us.

Membership renewal will be on Friday 14th August 5 pm- 10 pm to fill in membership forms, sign covid-19 policy agreement and distribution of activated membership cards. There will be no table tennis on this night but why not support the club with a visit to the lounge bar.

Prices remain unchanged
Adult £87
Adult couple £156
Family £186
60+ £71
60+ couple £142
Junior £46

Looking forward to seeing returning and new members on Friday 14th

Best wishes
Steve Horton


Return to table tennis at Woodfield

I am pleased to inform members that we intend to open our doors for a ‘return to table tennis’ on Saturday 15th August. We will be returning by strictly following government and TTE guidelines regarding indoor sports and stage 2 – limited club activity. We are a community club with members ranging from young cadets to super, super veterans (90+) so we have to be very cautious and respectful regarding rules to keep everyone safe.

We will start, initially with a reduced timetable as advised by TTE and review this on a regular basis with a view to opening up more activity based on how things progress. I would like to thank those people who have volunteered to act as covid officers during these sessions to keep a watchful eye and help with the various recording mechanisms for track and trace purposes.

Membership expired at the end of March so returning members will need to renew their membership before playing. This will last until September 2021. Woodfield is strictly a members only club and all who play there MUST be members. There will not be any visitor payments or guests as all of our risk assessments and insurance policies are linked to members only. Juniors receiving coaching must also be members. As always, we are happy to welcome new members.

Andy Rich and myself will be available at the club on Friday 14th August from 5 pm-10 pm to take payment, issue new club cards and various information.

All details about membership costs, timetabled sessions and the booking system will be posted on this website and the facebook page as soon as those details are finalised.

We are really looking forward to seeing our returning members and getting the club up and moving again.

Steve Horton


Website Launched

Whilst the club is quiet and you are keeping safe at home we have been working with Miroslaw like determination. We have been updating our website and building a new Singles League Portal.

Miroslaw ‘I’m Sorry!’ Sonnenfeld

For those interested in techy stuff the site has been built with WordPress and simply uses the default theme. The idea was to create a clean, mobile friendly site. We hope with some volunteer help we can keep it up-to-date.

If you run a website that links to Woodfield TTC, please update your links to our new URL: .

The Singles League Portal allows you to register an account and manage multiple players from within that account. You can book a place for you or other players in your family. Previously registered players have been imported into the new system but will need to use the ‘Lost Your Password‘ Link on the Singles League Login Page.


Last Chance for Singles League

Last 3 Weeks Of The Woodfield Summer Singles League

Only 3 more weeks left of the Woodfield Summer Singles League! Why not get yourself down for some match practice ready for the new season?

On Tuesday the 3rd of September our club sponsors Thorntons will have an equipment stand, a great opportunity to purchase some new kit and rubbers! Bring along your vouchers from the weekly prize draws.

“Everyone’s welcome at Woodfield”


Singles League Returns

Woodfield Singles Returns For Its 10th Year On Tuesday 7th May 2019

This year we are hoping for a bumper entry each week, the usual fun and casual environment, with enough competitive spirit to make things interesting for the prizes. Weekly £20 prize draw for equipment from our sponsors Thorntons.

Please support the club, by spreading the word among your team-mates.

“Everyone’s welcome at Woodfield”

News Photos

Winter Training Camp

Woodfield coach Chris Tarr created the opportunity for the junior players to participate in a winter training camp. Over two days, the players were able to train at a high level of intensity with a lot of support from several other coaches as well as Chris. This type of camp allows the players to develop much further with their skills than a regular training session would let them.

The coaches that Chris invited included Des Douglas, Richard Facey and Woodfield’s national cadet champion, Charlotte Bardsley.


Junior British League 2017 – 2018

Junior British League returned again to the fabulous Derby Arena and it always attracts the best players from all over the country and also from overseas. Woodfield boys were in Div. 4B and this proved to be a big test for the players all weekend as every match was very hard fought.

Derby Arena

In the first match against St Marys Tigers, on his debut for Woodfield, Josh Webb who is still a cadet player recorded Woodfield’s first win of the weekend with a very convincing 3-0. However this was the only victory the boys could manage in that match as both Jamie Chen and Josh Roura lost close matches in 4 sets.

Josh Webb serving for victory in his first JBL match

Some very tough matches followed, but the boys kept at it and both Josh Webb and Josh Roura were on the scoresheet on Sunday morning against London Academy 2. Josh Webb also had chances to make it a double in that match as he lead 2-1 before finally losing 2-3 to London no3.

Josh Webb then rounded off what had been a very solid weekend debut performance at Derby with another victory in the last fixture against BATTS B.

Overall a great experience for the players to learn to compete with the top under 18 players.

Woodfield JBL Team: Josh Webb, Josh Roura, Jamie Chen

National Titles

Woodfield member Charlotte Bardsley came away from the Cadet & Junior National Championships with a total of 5 medals: 3 Gold, 1 Silver, 1 Bronze.

Charlotte played in 6 competitions over two days, winning 15 out of 18 matches. Seeded 1 in the Cadet girls, Charlotte won the final 4-0 against her doubles partner, Megan Gidney. Charlotte had earlier partnered with Megan to win the cadet girls doubles title against Alice Dillon and Darcie Proud. Charlotte again with Megan won team gold for Burton Uxbridge in the Junior Team event, winning against Swerve in the semi and then the National Table Tennis School (Ackworth) in the final.

In the Juniors Charlotte made it to the mixed doubles final with Matt Leete and with her partner Zhana Hall were just one point away from making the Junior Girls doubles final. In the Junior singles, Charlotte won a bronze medal, losing in the semi-finals.