Corby Town Table Tennis Club history dates back to 1948 when the Stewart & Lloyds Steel works set up the Table Tennis Club. The steel works welfare club on Occupation Road was our first home and from this venue the Kettering and District Table Tennis league First Division was won in 1949. The was to be the first of many great successes.
Our club President and still one of our coaches Tom Cardwell, joined the club in 1975 when his son Terry started to play. Terry still pops in to see us every now and then, but due to his location his talents for table tennis our now the benefit of another league and club. (A bit of a shame as Terry has become a fantastic player)
In 1980 the closure of the Steelworks forced a move to a new venue and a new name for the Club. Corby Town Table Tennis Club was born based at Lodge Park Sports Centre. We enjoyed the facilities of Lodge Park for a number of years until changes in the charges we were expected to pay forced the club to search for new premises. This move took us to the Brooke Weston Academy on Oakley Vale for a number of years and finally to our current home of Kingswood Neighbourhood Centre in 2001.
Our facilities are fantastic with the space for up to nine tables, a great community spirit and players that bring great success to our club. We are always looking for new talent or people that just enjoy the sport and want somewhere to socialise and have a game. Everyone is welcome.
Recently some of our management committee have received recognition for their contribution to sport, these include:
Henry Arthur - Coach of the Year 2014 at the Corby Sports Awards 2014
Chris Haynes - Sports Volunteer of the Year 2015 at the Corby Sports Awards 2015
Henry Arthur - East Midlands Satellite Club of the Year 2015, for the club that he has set up and runs in conjunction with Kingswood Secondary Academy.
Tom Cardwell - Corby Sports Awards - Long Term Contribution to Sport winner 2016
Northamptonshire Sport - Long term Contribution to Sport winner 2016
The club has also been shortlisted in the Corby Sports Awards 2017 as Community Club of the Year.