Giving Advice During a Match

The ITTF recently introduced a rule change regarding giving advice to players during matches. The relevant change is as follows: Players may receive advice at any time except during rallies, provided play is not thereby delayed; if any authorised person gives advice illegally the umpire shall hold up a yellow card to warn him or her that any further such offence will result in his or her dismissal from the playing area.

This means that players can now be given advice between points, provided it does not disrupt the continuity of the match. This rule change applies to Leinster League matches, so all teams and players should be aware of this change, and should understand the guidelines.

For more details, please read this post on the Table Tennis Ireland Article website.

After-School Classes for Kids

Dundrum Table Tennis Club is starting new after-school table tennis classes for kids.

Training will be in a fun atmosphere with the emphasis on improvement. This is suitable for all players and will be explained in easy language.

Trainings will be provided by John Bowe (, a former Irish international player and club’s Head Coach, who is fully qualified by Table Tennis Ireland.

Transport might be arranged if there is a bigger group from one school.

Please register your interest now at

Coaching Sessions in Dundrum Club

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Dundrum are offering group coaching sessions on Monday & Friday evenings, from 8-9pm & 9-10pm.

The sessions are being run by form Irish international player, John Bowe, and are suitable for all skill levels.

For more details about these sessions, or to book your place, visit the Dundrum club website here:

Training Camp with John Murphy and Colum Slevin

John Murphy and Colum Slevin are running a 2 day training camp next weekend.

The camp takes place on Coláiste Padraig, Lucan on Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th January, from 10-12:30 and 1.30 – 4:00 both days.

Details about the event are included in the poster above.