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OBA's Promotion, Education and Social Team's objectives are set out in the County Administration - Management Teams section of this website (here).
The subjects of Promotion, Education and Social are grouped together under one team because we recognise that to increase the number of people playing the game in our clubs we not only have to teach new people to play the game but also to provide social as well as competitive playing opportunities for new players.
We are particularly keen to help clubs whose numbers are either static or falling. Members of our team would be happy to meet with club committees to discuss how we can help. On this subject the somewhat amateur promotion video we have made (first menu item) records an interview between two members of our team, Elena Jeffery and Robert Procter and lasts about five minutes - be prepared for a few pauses - it does continue. The most important message is that teaching beginners needs to be supplemented by what might be termed transition sessions. Beginners need to appreciate that it will take time to progress from lessons to full-blown competitive club duplicates and we have ideas as to how clubs may help them make this transition.
The next six menu items relate to the learning opportunities available in Oxfordshire at different levels provided either by clubs or by independent teachers. We encourage all clubs and teachers to advertise here.
Other menu items are hopefully self-explanatory.