Junior Coaching Session moved from a Tuesday to a Friday on 12th May 2023 (6:30 pm to 8:00 pm).

We have a new Table Tennis Coach at the Hilton in the form of Andrea Holt.  She started on Friday 12th May.  Currently, there are free places  for new players to attend these sessions.

Andrea Holt represented England at four successive World Table Tennis Championships, from 1991 until 1997, in the Corbillon Cup (women’s team event).  She also competed in the 1992 Summer Olympics and 1996 Summer Olympics.  She won 10 English National Table Tennis Championships, including five singles titles spanning from 1991 until 2004.


Bolton Students choose table tennis to achieve awards

Three Bolton School students, who attend  junior coaching sessions at the Hilton, have used their table tennis interest to gain elements towards their Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Award. Jei Makino and Siddharth Ranganath have completed their ‘Physical’ element by improving their playing skills and Nathan Donaldson has completed his ‘Volunteering’ element through helping with younger players and being involved in club administration. The Hilton coaching staff welcome the opportunity to enable people to achieve awards.

26th June 2017

Successful season for Hilton Junior Teams 2016 / 2017 season

The two Hilton ‘I’ and ‘J’ junior teams playing in the Bolton table Tennis League division 4 enjoyed a successful season. The ‘I’ team won the division losing only one match throughout the season. They were also runners-up in the Ron Hindle Memorial Trophy, a handicap competition for all division 4 teams. Steven Gao, the teams most successful player also won the Top Ten medal for the division, the division 4 individual championships nd he was also runner-up in the Leagues junior level singles competition. He was also awarded, jointly with fellow team member Jei Makino ‘The Albert Howcroft Trophy’ for the most improved players of the season.

The ‘J’ team also enjoyed success, just beating the ‘I’ team and winning the Ron Hindle Memorial Trophy. Natan Donaldson, the teams top player was runner in the Leagues division 4 championships and was also awarded ‘The Ralph Palmer Memorial Trophy’ for the most promising junior of the season.

Once again a Hilton coach was awarded the Rupert De Riggs Plate, awarded for outstanding help given to junior players.

Photograph shows some Junior Members and trophies awarded 2016 – 2017 season


Bolton students choose table tennis to achieve awards

Nine year old Dylan Stephens, who attends Horwich Parish Church of England Primary School, choose to learn to play table tennis as an element for his Bolton Children’s University award. Bolton Children’s University allows children to experience learning outside the classroom. Hilton Table Tennis Centre is registered with the Bolton Children’s University as a centre of learning.

Fourteen year old Sharon Daniel, who is a pupil at Bolton School, has developed her table tennis skills as a sporting element for her Duke Of Edinburgh Bronze Award.

Sharon and Dylan attend the Hilton Tuesday junior coaching sessions and are now able to enjoy playing table tennis with other junior club members. Hopefully they will both continue to develop their playing skills to a more proficient level.

11th July 2016

Hilton Junior Teams enjoy a good 2015 / 2016 season

In the past season, due to the number of junior players available two all junior team competed in the Bolton Table Tennis League. Hilton ‘I’ team comprised of four players with previous league playing experience and Hilton ‘J’ made up of players with limited or no league experience.

The Hilton ‘I’ team won 19 of their 22 league matches and ended the season in the runner up spot in division 4. Team member Jason Hill won the division 4 top ten medal for most games won. The Hilton ‘I’ team were runners up in the Ronald Hindle Memorial Trophy, a handicapped competition for all division four teams.

The Hilton ‘J’ team ended the season in a creditable sixth position in the twelve team league, winning fifty percent of their matches. All seven players in this team played a minimum of five matches and all registered wins throughout the season.

Hilton junior players also enjoyed success in the Bolton Leagues end of season competitions. Steven Gao, Hilton ‘J’,  was runner up in the Division 4 championships and Jei Makino battled his way through the round robin stage and semi-final to reach the final of the Bolton Table Tennis League Closed Championship, level juniors singles, losing in the final to 100% wins division 2 junior player Max Brooks, Heaton Cricket Club.

Hilton ‘I’ junior team members 2016


Hilton Table Tennis Centre is proud of its record in providing opportunities for young people to learn and develop table tennis skills through their Junior Coaching Scheme. Since opening the achievement of Hilton Centre coaches and junior players have been acknowledged by the Bolton Table Tennis League. Hilton club coaches have received awards for ‘outstanding help given to junior players’ on fourteen occasions in the past twenty-two years. Juniors who have attended Hilton coaching sessions have received the ‘most promising junior of the season’ award on ten occasions and four have received the ‘most improved player of the season’ award over the same period. Hilton Juniors have gone on to represent Lancashire and the North West at cadet / junior and senior level.

Junior coaching sessions are held each Tuesday evening 6.00 – 9.00     Session fees are £3.00 per child. The first “taster session” is free

Session 6.00 – 7.30 is for beginner / young improvers. This session is
designed for younger children looking to begin playing table tennis or ones that have already played a little table tennis but want to improve their game. The session is run by Mr Brian Young one of our most experienced ETTA level 2 / UKCC level 2 coaches. Players from these sessions are urged to move up into the advanced sessions once their skills are sufficiently developed

Session 7.15-9.00 is for more advanced players looking to improve and build on the table tennis skills that they already possess. Players in this session start to learn more advanced techniques , competative matchplay skills as well as being given the opportunity to represent Hilton teams competing in the Bolton Table Tennis League.  This session is overseen by Geoff Hall our ETTA Level 3 / UKCC level 2 coach

The club operates a child safety protection policy in line with ETTA guidelines.
For more information on coaching, contact Brian

Equipment, table tennis tables, bats & balls are provided at no extra cost over and above nightly session fee.

The club runs a junior team in the Bolton Table Tennis League. The junior team play all their matches, with a few exceptions, at the Hilton on Tuesday evenings.

Hilton Table Tennis Centre is currently seeking to develop links with Senior and Junior Schools in the locality.

During the season 2016/2017 two Hilton junior teams are playing in division 4 of the Bolton Table Tennis League

Hilton Junior Coaches

    • Geoff Hall, Senior Coaching Officer, Qualified ETTA Level 3, UKCC Level 2
    • Brian Young, Coaching / School liaison Officer, Qualified ETTA Level 2, UKCC Level 2 *
    • John Barker, Coaching officer, Qualified UKCC Level 2

* Contact Telephone Number for further information 01204 707043

Child safety protection officer

Mr. David Mottershead

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