Masters/Veterans Table Tennis gives players the opportunity to play the sport to keep active, improve their wellbeing and offers an opportunity to socialize with your peers. The Irish Veterans Table Tennis Society (IVTTS) allows members to play irrespective of their age or ability.
A yearly membership fee to join the IVTTS is €15. In order to compete in Master tournaments around Ireland, players must also have an affiliation to Table Tennis Ireland which costs €20 for a year. Affiliation to TTI gives benefits such as competing at Irish tournaments/leagues, Personal accident insurance cover when playing Irish tournaments/leagues and Travel insurance cover when representing your country at International tournaments, plus more!
Masters/Veteran players must be aged 40 years or older in the year of the tournament to be eligible to play in Masters/Veteran events. Within our own association, IVTTS arrange tournaments and events for our Masters/Veteran players on the island of Ireland. There are both male and female events organised in the age categories of over 40’s, over 50’s, over 60’s and over 70’s.
Irish Masters/Veteran players have the opportunity to represent Ireland in various Veteran Tournaments, such as the Veterans Home Nations Championship, competing against the likes of England, Scotland, Wales, Jersey, Guernsey and Isle of Man.
Various competitions are hosted globally in Europe by the ETTU, for Men and Women in various different age categories. Given Veterans the opportunity to travel, meet new people and keep active in a sporting community. See their website for the various opportunities for veterans and the classification criteria https://www.ettu.org/en/events/european-veterans-championships/general-information/.
The ITTF Foundation also host various World Veterans Tours for mass participation in an ever-growing veteran players community. Further information is available on https://www.ittfworldveteranstour.com/
If you are interesting joining the IVTTS or finding more information about the IVTTS, please email [email protected]