9th September 2009

The Jersey Table Tennis Association (JTTA) has announced a new sponsorship deal with Deutsche Bank for the forthcoming season’s JTTA League, which is expected to attract a record number of entrants. The new deal means that the competition will be known as the ‘Deutsche Bank Table Tennis League 2009/10’ and will ensure that it benefits from all essential equipment, trophies for team and individual winners and a League Handbook, as well as covering administrative costs. In addition, the Bank will continue to sponsor this season’s Jersey Closed Championships.

At least 80 players are expected to compete across the four divisions in the coming season, which is scheduled to start in October 2009. Those players competing will all be members of the table tennis clubs affiliated with the JTTA League, which are CCC, St Joseph, St Mary, Pegasus and Victoria. The expanding league will see teams contest the League title and individual players attempt to earn the best overall average, with the annual JTTA League presentations taking place at a ceremony in May next year.

Chris Band, President of the Jersey Table Tennis Association, said: ‘Jersey Table Tennis goes from strength to strength and it’s wonderful that we are seeing more and more people, both youngsters and adults, signing up every year to take part in the League. A couple of years ago we had three divisions and now this has expanded to four, reflecting the growing interest that Islanders have in the sport. Our thanks go to Deutsche Bank for their continued support of the JTTA and in helping to make this season’s League what I am sure will be a huge success.’

Andreas Tautscher, Chief Country Officer, Deutsche Bank Channel Islands, added: ‘I am delighted that Deutsche Bank is able to extend its support of table tennis in the Channel Islands, build on its relationship with the JTTA and announce our new sponsorship of the League for the coming season. The signs are that this is set to be a really exciting competition and it is a pleasure to be a part of that and share in Islanders’ passion for the sport.’

For further information, please contact
Adam Riddell at Crystal Public Relations on tel. +44 (0) 1534 639505 or e-mail adam@crystalpr.co.uk 

Chris Band, Jersey Table Tennis Association, on tel. +44 (0) 1534 733440 or e-mail bandyespana@googlemail.com