Up-Coming Events 
12 2018 Monday Spring Club Pennant Round 13
Nov Starts 7.30pm
13 2018 Women's Tuesday Daytime Training Group
Nov 10-11am, with coaching. $10. You can practise for up to an hour afterwards.
13 2018 Sporting Schools Junior Group Coaching
Nov 5.30-6.30pm. Beginners welcome. Join in for free!
14 2018 Wednesday Night Pennant Round 6
Nov Starts 7.30pm
15 2018 Thursday Morning Pennant Round 6
Nov Starts 7.30pm
15 2018 Thursday Night Pennant Round 6
Nov Starts 7.30pm
16 2018 Junior Pennant
Nov B & C Grade Round 4: 6.00pm till 7.30pm A Grade Round 14: 7.30pm till 9.30pm
16 2018 Junior Pennant Group Coaching
Nov For Junior B/C Pennant players and potential players. 5-6pm
17 2018 MSTT Saturday Group Coaching
Nov 0930-1130
17 2018 CDTTA Saturday Group Coaching
Nov 1130-1330
19 2018 Monday Morning Pennant Round 7
Nov Starts 10am, 2 matches of best of 3 games up to 21, plus 1 doubles match. $10 per day.
19 2018 Xmas Comp Week 1 of 6
Dec Play all the whole 6-Wednesday season for $55 all up, or pay $12/night. Get your entry form here.
Current News
2018-19 Xmas Comp 
 Monday, 12 November 2018
The CDTTA Xmas Comp will run for six Wednesdays from December 19 2018 to January 23 2019. Everyone is welcome, no matter where you're from or how well you play.

Here's what you need to know:
- Goes from 7.30pm to about 9.30pm.
- Each group is a round robin of 4 or 5 players of approximately similar standard. You move up or down between groups each week, depending on how you went the previous week.
- Matches are best of 5 singles games.
- Xmas Comp results don't go on Ratings Central - don't stress about your ratings points, just try things out and have fun!
- The format is singles round robins in groups of 4 or 5 players. Each match is best of 5 games.
- It's $55 for the whole season or $12 per night. Turning up on a casual basis? We're more likely to fit you into a suitable group if you give us some notice.
- Entries close Tuesday 13 December, but if you are a bit late, or if you want to join the comp partway or on specific dates only, just get in touch at cdtta.xmas.comp@gmail.com and we'll try our best to accommodate you.
- Get your entry form here.
2018 National Veterans 
 Wednesday, 17 October 2018
This years National Veterans is well underway in Bendigo and the teams events have now cncluded. The following events are a snapshot where Croydon players have got medals.

Over 30 Men - Barak Mizrachi & Frank Pearce (with Mick Warr & Jason Tran) - Bronze
Over 30 Women - Yoke Chin Tan (with Christine Schindler & Agatha Fernandez) - Bronze
Over 40 Women - Vivienne Halocha, Aviva Brindley, Arlene Wagner, Deniz Yener Korematsu (with Jui Mai Xu) - GOLD
Over 60 Men - Jeff Dever & Brian Berry (with Phil Websdale & Peter Wang) - Silver
Over 70 Men - Willy Labagala (with Igor Klaf, Michael Ede & Bob Bowler) - Bronze
Over 75 Women - Pam Tait (with Margaret Mulcahy) - GOLD
Over 80 Men - Case De Bondt (with Arthur Harrison & Colin Geragthy) - Silver
Over 80 Women - Losi McConnell (with Nancy Pattinson) - Silver

Well done to all, and good luck with the individuals.

For all the results and individual draws, please go to the following link

2018 Veteran National Championships
2018 Mooroolbark Junior & Senior Open 
 Wednesday, 3 October 2018
Croydon will be conducting the 2018 Mooroolbark Junior & Senior Open on Saturday 3rd November. This will be the final tournament to be held within Victoria for this year, so please come and play it. The entry form is also included here.
New Thursday Pennant Convener 
 Sunday, 16 September 2018

Croydon & Districts TTA (inc) are pleased to announce that Michael Mazzaferri will be our new Thursday Evening Pennant Convenor, commencing in the upcoming Spring Pennant season. The new season commences on October 11 with entries closing a week prior.

The contact email is cdtta.thursdaypennant@gmail.com and the new entry form is as attached here.

Bill Bates (1930 - 2018) 
 Sunday, 2 September 2018
Today we mark the passing of long time member, Bill Bates.

Bill played 578 games at CDTTA since 1960. He served on the Croydon Board for several years, of which 2 years were as Vice President.

He competed in several of our pennants, which included Monday nights, Monday daytime and Wednesday nights. He was 88 years of age.

Bill's exploits on the table were what we will always remember him by, as he is Croydon’s only Singles World Champion (Over 80) and won many State & National titles.

Service to be held at Heritage Funeral Home, 733 Boronia Road Wantirna on Thursday the 6th of September at 10:00 a.m.
Vale Bill McLennan (1934 - 2018) 
 Monday, 27 August 2018
Its our sad duty to inform all that long time player and former Board member, Bill McLennan, passed away last Friday (24th August), aged 84. Bill played 946 games from 1974 to 2018, played mainly on Monday nights with Carrington Park, Marrondah Stars & Mooroolbark and played the last 4 years on Wednesday nights.
Bill served 10 years on the Croydon Board, of which, 9 years as Vice President. Bill, along with Ward were instrumental in the introduction of the Service Dinner.
The funeral for Bill will be held at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 35 Wicklow Avenue, Croydon on Friday 31st August at 11am
2018 Annual Practice Pass 
 Monday, 5 February 2018
Got the table tennis bug but don't want to fork out for table hire every single time? Invest in the Annual Practice Pass for $290. This entitles Practice Pass holders to table use on:

Tuesday Nights 7.00pm – 9.30pm
Saturdays 9.00am – 2.00pm
Sundays 9.00am – 3.00pm

- as well as access to spare tables for the rest of 2018 whenever the Centre is open*.

You can pay by direct deposit, cheque, or at the Centre by EFTPOS or cash. Please see the application form for details.

*Please note that table priority goes to competition, coaching and open nights - check the CDTTA homepage for opening times and Pennant/other event dates, particularly tournaments, and Monday nights and Wednesday nights when the stadiums are full and unavailable for practice.
2018 Croydon Junior Squad 
 Friday, 8 December 2017
We would like to announce the Croydon Junior Squads for 2018. This year, we have 3 Junior squads with players of various levels of development. We are proud to have these players represent Croydon at State tournaments and wish them all the best in their pursuit of making State Teams.

Elite - Darian Gin (Capt), Ethan Lim (Vice Capt), Mackenzie Gardner (Deputy Vice Capt), Alan Martin, Jason Qin, Ellen Walker, Nicholas Lum

Sub Elite - Lucas Lum, Richard Evans, Valentine Chew, Inaaya Khan

Development - Declan Foley, Jamie Kapelles, Bernice Seto, Justin Kwan 

We would like to congratulate all players for making the squad. There is still a few spots available in the Development squad and once these positions are filled, we shall announce these players.
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