KEEN COMPETITION:  a game in progress between Peter and Carole against Charles and Richard.



Bishop Monkton Table Tennis Club was launched in January, 2011.  There are now eight groups playing every week (except Saturday)  at the Village Hall as follows:
Mondays, 10am to 12 noon. For Ripon U3A members only;  and from 2pm to 4pm: mixed group.
Tuesdays, 2 to 4pm. For Harrogate U3A members only.  
Wednesdays, from 10am to 12 noon; and from 2 to 4pm:
Thursdays, from 10am to 12 noon. 
Fridays, from 10am to 12 noon.
Sundays, from 7pm to 9pm:

The club currently has just under 100 active members.


Three or four tables are used in Bishop Monkton Village Hall.The club also has provided  a concrete table on the edge of the playing field. This is available free for the public.


Most of our eight groups are FULL since this is an immensely popular village activity.

However, after a recent review, we find we could acommodate a couiple more in the following groups:

Monday 2 to 4pm   (all levels)

Wednesday 2 to 4pm  (all levels)

Sunday 7 to 9pm  (for more experienced players)

Anyone wishing to join any of the above groups should contact Richard Field at or tel. 01765 677795.  To avoid disappointment, apply early because these places will be snapped up very quickly.


Chairman: Richard Field (677795);  Treasurer: Martin Minett (677521), Secretary: Pat Field (677795).  Group leaders: Lesley Wood (Monday am), Charles and Hazel Read (Monday pm), John Wilson (Tuesday pm), Carole Minett (Wednesday am), June Foskett and Ann Little (Wed pm),  John Lovel (Thursday am), Ian Armstrong (Friday am) and Tim Walbank (Sunday evenings). Coach: Charles Read.

To see photos of all eight groups go to VILLAGE HALL USERS/Table Tennis.

OPEN HOUSE: Members of all the eight groups came together for a special Christmas 'open house' session when interest focused more on the mince pies than hitting winners down the line!


Heading for Olympic Gold!