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History of Northumberland Table Tennis Association

In 1931 the History of Northumberland Table Tennis Association began in a meeting of a small band of enthusiasts, none of whom had very much knowledge of the game, decided to introduce the sport to the district.

A full discussion of all of the items on the agenda took place and many proposals were adopted as recorded in the minutes of this Preliminary Meeting:

At this meeting it was decided that the Association be called the Newcastle upon Tyne Table Tennis Association.

These small band of enthusiasts were the dedicated pioneers who were followed over the next 10 decades by others who kept committee meetings enabling todays players some understanding of the voluntary work done.

Many other Table Tennis Associations in England have since deceased and, sadly, no records were kept.  Northumberland are still in existence and we are fortunate that we have records from 1931 to today.

Aubrey Drapkin has been steadily going through the various minutes from 1931 to date and has taken us through to the year 2000 (more to come).

Aubrey has been taken us through Chapters, each of 10 years, and you can see each chapter below or the whole 1 to 8 Chapters in one.

I recommend that you take a look.

Alan Hedley