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Waterside at the National Championships

A few of us had a trip to Redbridge Sport and Leisure Centre for the English Table Tennis National Championships.

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Amy Blagbrough and Artur Caltabiano were in their own Junior and Senior singles events and together in the mixed doubles.

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Some very good matches were played, however, neither were able to progress into the final stages.

David McBeath had a very good set of matches reaching the mens semifinals where he had to play number 1 seed Paul Drinkhall.

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Other players who regularly visit our club George Downing and Matt Ware also played well in various events.

In the mens doubles, Matt Ware and Tom Maynard reached the quarter finals where they then had to play the event winners Paul Drinkhall and Liam Pitchford.

Nico was there making sure everyone obeyed the rules.

The results can be found on Table Tennis England’s website Senior National Results

Waterside awards
Although none of our players managed to bring home any trophies our club was very VA-5331successful at the Table Tennis England awards.

At the Table Tennis England awards :
Colin French was awarded Volunteer of the year
John Fox was runner-up in Unsung hero category

and our club was awarded runner-up in Club of the yearVA-5307