“We want our customers to be confident in our reputation for excellent customer service. We strive to give value, quality and choice. At Thornton’s, value is about more than price, it is also shown in the quality of our products and our expert, professional and friendly service.”


William Thornton

Position: Proprietor

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Over 43 years experience in retail and table tennis at all levels: as a player, a coach, equipment adviser, sponsor and a committed supporter of clubs and rising talent.


Lindsey Thornton

Position: Sales, Technical Adviser and Customer Service

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Lindsey has over 27 years experience and knowledge of table tennis. Former Junior and Senior International; representing England in both the World and Commonwealth Championships. National Champion at all ages from 10 -18, including the triple junior title. Masters Champion in both Cadets and Juniors. Winner of many Grand Prix tournaments and winning team member of Women’s Premier British League. ETTA registered and qualified coach.

For technical advice /product recommendations please feel free to email.


Jason Thornton

Position: Sales & Marketing Director

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Jason has over 30 years of experience in account and people management.

Jason has a wide variety of account experience in the FMCG Multiple Grocery, Convenience and Wholesale sectors, representing a range of multinational brands from IT & Technology to Health & Beauty, Food & Beverage, Sports and Toy sectors.

Jason played Table Tennis in his youth and has been involved in selling Table Tennis equipment for the last 10 years so has a good understanding of the sport and the products.

His main role within Thornton’s is improving the online presence of the website, marketing and raising the profile of the business and promoting the sport to more home and leisure users.

He also manages many of the national retail and wholesale accounts that Thornton’s service.


Dawn Thornton

Position: Sales, Administration and Accounts

Former league and county player.