Play table tennis in Cowley

Cowley Table Tennis normally has two drop-in sessions per week: an evening All-comers social table tennis session MOVING TO TUESDAY EVENINGS FROM 4TH SEPT 2018. Under 16s welcome if accompanied by an adult. And an Over-55s social table tennis session on Thursday mornings 9.30 am – 11.30 am. No need to book, just turn up!

There are also sessions at Cheney School Headington on Wednesday evenings from 3rd Oct 2018. See our Table Tennis Sessions page for details.


Oxford Community Table Tennis Club

How would you like to be part of an exciting new table tennis club in Oxford city?

Table tennis in Cowley and at Cheney School is run by me on behalf of Oxford & District Table Tennis Association, there isn’t actually a club, and that limits what we can do. So we’re forming Oxford Community Table Tennis Club (OCTTC), which will bring together all the current activities and the three Temple teams run by James Rowland.

One club, two venues: We’ll keep the same regular sessions as now, with Tuesday evening, daytime, and over-55s sessions at the church, and Wednesday evening and school holiday sessions at Cheney.

Benefits for members: Sessions will stay open to everyone, but there’ll be a club membership with discounts, benefits and extra opportunities for members. Longer-term, we hope to have 3-a-side league teams, more sessions at Cheney, and to get the school itself involved.

We have formed a committee and plan to launch the new club on Jan 1 2019. Watch this space for your chance to be one of the first club members.

Join a short-format league this Autumn

Team entries for the Oxford & District Table Tennis Association (ODTTA) Development League need to be in by 15th September, and Temple teams will again be playing at Cowley Table Tennis.

The Development league is is for juniors and adult players who are not yet ready to play in the three-a-side league. Current teams are based in Kidlington, Cowley and Bicester, and play home and away. Each player plays two singles and a doubles, best of five games to eleven points. Matches last approx. 7.30 – 9.00 pm. Players need Player membership of Table Tennis England (£16 adults, £8 under-18s) and pay a match fee of £2.50 to £3.00 per player per match. Email for more information.

This season, ODTTA is also trying out a new two-a-side league for those who are Oxford league Division 3 standard and above. This will be a similar format to the Development League, but with all matches at Cheney School on Wednesday evenings, starting in October. It will be open to players who also play in the main league in Oxford or elsewhere.

We are still finalising details, but you can register your interest now if you’d like to take part by emailing We can find you a teammate if you don’t have one.

Table Tennis or Football?

Cowley Table Tennis will open at 8 pm as usual this evening for those who don’t like football or don’t support England! However, we may close early if no one is there. So if you’re planning to come later/after the game, text/phone 07801 337134 to check it’s still open.

Cowley Table Tennis goes to Headington

Between 25 July and 30 August 2018, Cowley Table Tennis is temporarily moving to Cheney School Headington while the church is refurbished, and to give us more space for our new summer league.

During this period, our usual Wednesday evening social sessions will be replaced by the Ping! Oxford All-Comers summer league 7 pm – 9 pm. This short-format table tennis league involves playing in groups of a similar standard, so it’s suitable for everyone from occasional social players to league-standard ones.

Cost is £3 a night or £15 paid in advance for the whole series. You don’t have to play every week, but do need to register by 1 pm on the day in order to play. Find more information and book online here, or register and pay offline at Cowley Table Tennis or Kidlington Forum sessions.

Thursday 9.30 – 11.30 am over-55s sessions will keep the usual format while at Cheney.

Regular Wed evening and Thurs morning sessions continue in the church until 19 July and should recommence 5 Sept.