Club History

The Hilton Centre’s roots date back to 1995 when the Bolton Table Tennis League was given a 25-year lease on the Hilton Community Centre by Bolton Metropolitan Council to provide a centre for playing table tennis.

The centre, with the help of lottery funding and a great deal of hard work from the then Bolton League Table Tennis Committee, was transformed into a venue suitable for table tennis.

The management of the centre was then handed over to the Hilton Table Tennis Management committee who have continued to build on the foundations laid by the Bolton League committee and the centre now provides a friendly, safe and excellent facility for table tennis.

The centre has always provided and encouraged players of all abilities to participate in playing table tennis, competitively or socially. The centre has always encouraged children and young people to participate and develop their table tennis skills through a dedicated junior coaching scheme in which the sessions are now run by Andrea Holt, a former national champion and Olympian.

Over the past twenty years the Hilton Centre has not only been a home venue for Hilton teams but for but for many other teams who have played in the Bolton or Bury Leagues. The Hilton Table Tennis Centre has achieved ‘Club Mark’ status and has achieved a Premier League Four Star status.

The centre seeks to provide a safe and friendly environment in which everyone feels welcomed.

The management committee also has the responsibility for funding the running costs of the centre; gas, electricity, water, maintaining the fabric of the building and ensuring that all health and safety regulatory requirements are carried out, dealing with the local authority (who own the building) and liaising with other parties. This is in addition to providing equipment and seeking to develop and maintain the centre as a place of table tennis excellence.

We are always looking for volunteers to help with the running and development of the centre, or in any other way you feel you can contribute.

Club Officials

NamePositionKey Holder
Rick BoothChairpersonYes
VacancyVice Chairn/a
Jean SmartSite ManagerYes
Martyn RollingTreasurerYes
VacancyCoaching Officern/a
David MottersheadWelfare OfficerNo
David BarrowCommittee MemberYes
Max BowieCommittee MemberNo
Peter LawsonCommittee MemberNo

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