British Para Table Tennis (BPTT) is pleased to announce that Karen Tonge MBE has been appointed as Chairman for 2019-2023. This appointment was approved by the Board after due process by its Nominations Committee in accordance with the Code for Sports Governance. Karen had been Chairman from 2015-2019 and will now serve a second and final 4-year term with effect from March 2019.

Speaking of her re-appointment for a second term, Karen said, “Para Table Tennis in GB has grown in strength over the last 12 years so it is a privilege to have been re-appointed as Chairman. I am passionate about para table tennis and it has the power to make a difference. We are engaging with the Home Nations to identify new talent and have Development and Futures Squads. Paralympic success with 4 medals in London 2012 and 2 individual golds and team bronze in Rio 2016 were inspirational as we move forward to qualification for Tokyo.

The last 4 years has been challenging forming the new Company. Developing a strategy, rebranding as British Para TT, and in terms of governance. We still need to attract new sponsors to take the sport forward. I look forward to taking on this challenge again in partnership with the team of British Para Table Tennis colleagues, Board and volunteers who work tirelessly for our sport.”