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I will research the opportunities, facilities and provision for table tennis in my local area, Barnet.

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´╗┐Shayaan Khan Local study Introduction In this study I will research the opportunities, facilities and provision for table tennis in my local area, Barnet. Grass Roots Most of the schools in Barnet will teach children how to play table tennis in their lessons or outside of school clubs. In most schools they will offer table tennis clubs and coaches, also after school clubs (1). Table tennis will be played inside in the sports hall etc. There are many after school clubs for table tennis that are on offer for children (2). The private clubs offer coaching that are volunteers, and the facilities are for public use. (25) First Elite In schools there are internal table tennis competitions, which are played (3). There is an internal tournament in London academy called Barnet champ (19). If you?re good enough your school will direct you to join a club, which will direct you to Barnet tournaments (16). There is a Barnet table tennis centre which you can join and enter the tournaments and depending on how good you are they will put you in a division were it will best suit you (4). Private Sector The private sector provides coaching and facilities for table tennis (20). Also the private sector also provides public opportunities (24). Barnet has a number of table tennis facilities, which can rent out for a fee; there are also many private coaching companies who offer to a high level. ...read more.

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(14). the ETTA officiating courses take place every month. (29) National Governing Bodies (NGB) and Funding The English Table Tennis Association is the NGB for table tennis. They provide coaching courses and officiating courses for people that want to do one of these (15). Also it provides tickets to actually buy to watch professional games at different arenas. The national lottery funding helps the NGB for funding (15). The ETTA subdivides into regions. The North West region is responsible for Barnet. Gender (female) Female table tennis continues to grow these days. However my research found that only a few schools in Barnet have a female table tennis team. There are only a few of female teams that are in Barnet (17). This lack of provision means that they are not getting the same opportunities as males. I think this disappointing as it?s not equal and makes females feel less valued and appreciated than males. (30) Disabled Disability Table Tennis opportunities have increased over the years. There are disabled table tennis players that play in Barnet. I think there should be more opportunities for the unable as there isn?t much without looking for it. Instead of providing for those less able there?s too much provision for those who are bale (18). Paralympics table tennis was a success but they need more provision in order to improve their Disability Table Tennis. ...read more.

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The private sector provides clubs + coaches which people pay to use. The voluntary sector provides coaches who offer their services free of charge. The public sector provides facilities + equipment for people to use. The private sector provides public opportunities for example in a private leisure centre they will have a table tennis table outside for public use. Volunteers assist coaching in private clubs and the facilities that are used are public. Bhavin professional coach runs London table tennis academy which is a private club in barnet. St james run coaching on Sundays to kids for free and sometimes they pay for a professional coach, they also provide equipment for those wanting to learn the game. In addition to assessing your written course and home study work, a practical assessment is included in the second day of the course. This involves delivering a 15 minute coaching session to a group of up to 4 players, at Level 1 the coaching group will be made up of your peers on the course. - as part of the award those that record 12 hours of voluntary work within a club, receive an ETTA Young Officials polo shirt and other resources they can use to help organise and run table tennis competitions in a school or club. There are also opportunities for candidates to be invited to major events such as the UK School Games, to assist with officiating and volunteer roles Less opportunities for females because less female tournaments. ...read more.

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