Whitley Stimpson are proud to have sponsored The Banbury & District Table Tennis Association in 2018.
Banbury & District Table Tennis Association are an academy that works closely with the local community to introduce sport to all ages. It is also an excellent example of how Whitley Stimpson’s sponsorships can positively impact the community.
Banbury & District Table Tennis Association’s story
Five years ago, the association was struggling with numbers, they knew they needed to attract young and old players into the game. The association set up a project, to retouch the public with the sport. After contacting Table Tennis England (the national governing body for table tennis in England), two regional officers were brought onboard to help set up a primary school scheme to entice junior players, and a ‘pay and play’ scheme to attract adults.
Further on from these schemes the association has seen large improvements. Increasing from a handful of children, to working closely with five schools that have up to 70 children playing per week. The children range in age, some have even been entered into the National Cadet League!
“As an association, we can now see that we have a roadmap, we have a future and we have a vision, and hopefully the number of clubs will increase.” Barry Hook (League Secretary)
“There’s still lots of work to be done” Barry Hook (League Secretary) explained, however they now have a roadmap and a vision as the club grows, which is a massive development from five years ago.
Thank you, Whitley Stimpson
After sponsoring the association last year, they have kindly written back to Whitley Stimpson. B&D TTA stated how grateful they are for their sponsors, and how these sponsors have contributed to the associations growth.
Below is a video that featured on the Table Tennis England website, with Whitley Stimpson mentioned at 1 minute 27 seconds. Barry Hook explains how the association has evolved in the past 5 years and how their sponsors have helped them buy 8 new tables, meaning they can carry on getting the local community involved.
Whitley Stimpson are delighted to support this great cause and watch how their sponsorships have impacted the local community.