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It is with deep sadness

It is with deep sadness that we let you know of the passing of Charlie Childs on Friday 27/3/20.

Charlie passed away at home having come out of hospital earlier in the week following his stroke in February.

The founder member of Generation 2 table tennis club in 1970, he leaves a very long legacy  to the club and table tennis in general.

Charlie served in many high level roles in several organisations including current roles as Non-Executive Director of Table Tennis England and Chairman of Governors at Fareham Academy. Until the middle of last year he was also heavily involved with British Para Table Tennis.

He was also a Level 3 TTE coach, where he had great success with many young players in the time I have been privileged to be a member of the club, with at least 3 I know of representing England in international competition and others being in England training camps.

Before this he had coached several other players to be very high level England players as well and I am sure there is more given his long association with table tennis. His personal drive to bring young people into table tennis and encourage others is something we have all witnessed and I am sure admired.

Charlie enjoyed a successful playing career himself, with a strong forehand game and tactically astute he was a tough competitor with many league and tournament trophies to his name.

We will keep you all informed of  how we will proceed to honour him in this the 50th year of the founding of Generation 2 Table Tennis club.


Hampshire Closed Tournaments

The Hampshire County “ClosedTable Tennis Championship for 2018/2019 SEASON will be held on SUNDAY 24th February 2019 at WATERSIDE TABLE TENNIS CENTRE TESTWOOD SPORTS COLLEGE TESTWOOD LANE TOTTON – SO40 3ZW. The Championships are open to all registered members of League and Clubs affiliated to Hampshire.

If you would like further information then please talk to Charlie. he will also be able to confirm you are eligible to play.
Click here to download the entry forms

Feel free to come along and watch some great quality, local Table Tennis. Our players would love your support.


Summer League Winners

Generation 2 is proud to announce the fantastic club triple league victory of the 2019 summer season

Amy and Matt
Div 3 Winners

Wai and Sam
Won Summer league Div 2

Mike, Dylan, Tom, Adam & Josh
Won Summer league Div 1


GENERATION 2 – 50th Anniversary Celebrations

2020 is the 50th Anniversary of Generation 2 table tennis club, making us the longest established major club in the area, which we will proudly celebrate with a series of club organised events staged at intervals throughout the year, with more information being released throughout the coming months, our first proposed event is a Generation 2 day out on Sunday 26th January 2020 at the World Championship of Ping Pong which is being held annually at Alexandra Palace in North London, organised by Matchroom sports and televised by Sky TV it’s a great fun event with sandpaper bats and has produced some fantastic games and entertainment in previous years. An allday ticket will see you witness the last 16,quarter finals, semis and final.


Once interest level is established within the club, tickets can be bought in a block booking which will include a Table Tennis England discount, my initial conversation with Matchroom Sports indicated a price for both sessions on Sunday 26th January of around £26.00 per person, our plan for transport would be to arrange/co-ordinate cars to ferry people to Alexandra Palace as the best /cheapest option, parking is available for 1200 cars and is free, train cost is about £42.00/48.00 person as an alternative(check on trainline for own cost).

This will be a self funding event, due to our low monthly fee structure, but low cost for entertainment on offer.

Please respond to Mike Cooksley with ticket numbers required or any further questions you have.

For more details please visit the event website

New coaching groups

From Friday 8th November we are changing the coaching groups and their operating times.  Both beginner and intermediate groups will start at 6.30pm on a Friday and finish at 8pm.  Players should start to arrive from 6pm to help set up.  The warm up session will start promptly at 6.30pm.