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About Us

Ormeau Table Tennis Club (OTTC) was founded in 2013 by head coaches Gervis and Keith Knox. Gervis and Keith grew up playing Table Tennis in Kesh – County Fermanagh – eventually playing for their country. They both have had many caps for Ulster and Ireland before taking a career into coaching. Initially coaching for Ulster and Ireland, Gervis and Keith decided to create their own club. Since the opening of OTTC, the club has grown from having 4 tables and 50+ members to now having a hall with the ability of 8 tables and having over 200+ members. OTTC cater for all ages and abilities, whether you haven’t ever hit a ball or you socially play, there is always a place for you in our club. OTTC offer a wide set of coaching from 1 to 1’s, beginner sessions all the way through to sessions for our performance level. OTTC have several coaches within the club, have a read below to see the coaches and a bit about them.

Gervis Knox

Head Coach

Played for Ulster and Ireland as a junior, pursuing a career in coaching from the age of 18. Now coaching nationally and internationally for over 15 years. Additionally, coaching the mens team in the senior worlds and Sophie Earley at World Hopes.

Keith Knox

Head coach

Ex Irish Senior International player, previously playing in the French League. Coaching nationally and internationally for over 10 years. OTTC Senior British League Coach and Captain. Alongside coaching Sophie in the European Top 10.

Trevor Kox

Lead Club Coach

Previously played for Ulster as a Junior before pursuing a career in coaching. Who has now been coaching for over 5 years. Coaching in many schools associated with the club, along side becoming the clubs lead coach within the adult and kids program.

Conor Nugent

Assistant Coach

Current Player/Coach. Represented Ireland at the Primary & Senior Schools International. Represented Ulster in 6 Interprovincials. Became Ulster Champion in the 2019 Ulster Senior Championships and represented Northern Ireland in the UK School Games.

Emma McSorley

Assistant Coach

Current Player/Coach. Represented Northern Ireland in the Commonwealth Championships and UK School Games. Represented Ireland in the Hasselt Youth Cup. Represented Ulster in 6 Interprovincials and 8 British Leagues.

Zak Earley

Assistant Coach

Current Player/Coach. Previously Ireland Senior Number 4 in 2019, while achieving a bronze medal in the senior schools team event in 2017. Previously Ulster senior and U21 champion in 2018. National Double Champion in 2017.

Thomas Earley

Assistant Coach

Current Player/Coach. 3rd Place in the 2019 National Championships. 2019 U21's Connaught and Ulster Open Winner. Previously No.3 Senior in 2018/2019. Previously X5 Ulster School Team Winner and X5 Winner B&D Premier League.

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