NEW SEASON UPDATE
The first club night of the new season will be on Thursday 6th September 2012 from 7.30pm onwards. All welcome.
South/South West Regional Training Invite
Calling all players in the South & South West. You are invited to attend the South & South West Regional Trials and Assessment Day taking place at Waterside Table Tennis Centre on Sunday 2nd September 2012. Time: 10am - 4pm at Waterside Table Tennis Centre, Testwood Sports College, Testwood Lane, Totton, Southampton, Hampshire SO40 3ZW Leading the day will be Aled Howell (Southern Regional Coach) and Paul Whiting (South-West Regional Coach). The cost of the day will be £15. Please book your place early to avoid disappointment. The closing date for applications is Thursday 30th August. Please click on the following link to access the application form: Once completed please return by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by post to the address at the top of the form before the closing date.
Ping! Beat the Champion
Some photos from our recent Beat the Champion session in Winchester. Morgan Smith (Winchester Closed Under 18 Champion) and Ben Cawston (Winchester Closed Under 15 Champion) had lots of challengers at the Ping table outside Shakeaway! We had a committee meeting and a milk shake!!
Ping! Hampshire 2012
With the more than usual wet British summer, Ping! Hampshire arrived, bringing some opportunities for outdoor table tennis in Winchester, Eastleigh, New Milton and Hythe. Local residents and visitors enjoyed their time on the tables, while supported by local clubs. In Winchester, England international and Junior Girl no. 6, Tressa Armitage, played in the rain against Winchester’s Mayor.
Alex Perry Training Event 2012
FORMER English champion and Commonwealth Games gold medallist Alex Perry has given a master class in Dorset. Portchester School’s new sports hall provided the perfect venue for a two-day training event led by Perry, who is coach to the national youth team. The event was sponsored by the Poole and District Table Tennis League and the Portchester- Townsend Community Table Tennis Club. Perry was supported by Paul Whiting, the South West regional coach, and a team of local coaches and helpers. George Downing, who is ranked in the top-10 juniors in the country and recently gained his first national representative honours, was a special guest. Downing and Perry left the 33 young players spellbound with a demonstration coaching session and they were inspired to raise their game. The event culminated in a tournament which was handicapped to give all the players an equal chance of success. In the final of the main competition, Jacob Elliott beat Alex Rogers, while the consolation event was won by Henry Jeffs who beat Isaac Tallack. Several special awards were made with Lucy Craddock named player of the course. Sheik Kargbo-Laure and Katie Holt were runners-up. The points competition for application and involvement was won by Matthew Mills and the what makes a good player award was won by four players who showed the qualities required to become good players – Artur Caltabiano (determination), Ben Kinch (self-belief), Katie Holt (respect) and Sam Millar (teamwork). For more information about table tennis opportunities in the area, contact James Lewis on email@example.com Lewis is a community coach working for the English Table Tennis Association and supports and helps co-ordinate the many available opportunities.
Winchester Sports Festival 2012
South Wonston TT Club flies the flag for table tennis at the recent Winchester Sports Festival in Bar End Road. 4000 to 5000 people are estimated to have attended - a very worthwhile turnout!
Hampshire Youth Games 2012
At the Hampshire Youth Games in June, South Wonston Table Tennis Club trained the Winchester table tennis team. The day was a huge success with our teams once again bringing home some medals. Well done Harry Gavins who won the silver medal and Alfie Rollett who came fourth in the table tennis event.
Julian Walton wins Open Singles for third time in a row
Junior Singles Under 15s: Ben Cawston (South Wonston) beat Alex Amies (South Wonston) 11-6, 11-6, 11-8
Junior Singles Under 18s: Morgan Smith (South Wonston) beat Matt Byers (IBM) 4-11, 9-11, 11-3, 11-8, 11-8
Veterans Singles Over 40s: Nick Webb (IBM) beat Paul May (IBM) 3-11, 5-11, 11-9, 11-9, 11-6
Handicap Singles: Ross Lingard (Kings) beat Adrian Reeves(+2) (Kings) 21-13, 21-14
Open Doubles: Dave Menzel (IBM) and Nick Webb (IBM) beat Julian Walton (IBM) and Matt Byers (IBM) 11-8, 11-6, 4-11, 12-10
Division 2 Singles: Ross Lingard (Kings) beat Adrian Reeves (Kings) 13-11, 7-11, 11-4, 11-9
Open Singles: Julian Walton (IBM) beat Dave Menzel (IBM) 11-9, 11-9, 11-9
Arthur Richards Cup: Paul Martin (Kings) (for services as General Secretary over many years)
Owen Booker Cup (best average): Julian Walton (IBM), 98%
Colin Sly Cup (Giantkiller): Ryan Johnston (South Wonston) 29% beat a player on 83%
AGM 2011 News
This year the NJL team of Reuben Grimshaw, Morgan Smith and Adam Lee finished second in league division 2 winning a medal each. In the NCL, the team of Ben Payne, Ollie Brown and George Buley won promotion from the second division in their first attempt and maintained a first division status with the help of Prabin, James and Isaac.
Our Juniors once again featured greatly in the Winchester Junior Closed tournament that South Wonston hosted this year. The Junior Final will feature Reuben Grimshaw and the Cadet (Under 15) Final will be between Ben Payne and Isaac Tallack. Martin Reeves, from the ETTA, conducted the Junior Umpires awards and everyone passed with flying colours.
In other news, during the year the Club has invested in new tables, nets and balls and has benefited from coaching on Sundays from external coaches.
Full minutes from the AGM are available HERE
Tressa Armitage Competes at UK School Games 2011
Tressa Armitage competed in the Sainsbury's UK School Games held in Sheffield recently. Her team; the South and South-West of England, consisted of Tressa (Hampshire), Vicky Smith (Devon), Rachel Trevorrow (Cornwall) and Megan Knowles (Berkshire). The team defeated teams from Ireland, England Midlands and Scotland only falling at the last hurdle to the Welsh girls. Congratulations to them all for their Silver Medal achievement.
South Wonston Trained Winchester Team Compete at Hampshire Youth Games 2011
Jenna Armitage reports:
"Talented youngsters from across the County came together at the Aldershot Garrison Athletics Stadium for the Hampshire Youth Games of 2011 recently. Teams from the Isle of Wight, Portsmouth and the New Forest met teams from Winchester, Test Valley and Havant to name but a few, all proudly wearing their team colours for the event.
The young athletes joined together for a day of friendly multi-sport competition which began with a Welcoming Ceremony and Grand Parade. After the parade the young people began the serious business of the day, competing in their chosen sport. These included table tennis, athletics, canoeing, judo, swimming, cycling, new age kurling and many more sports.
Boys and girls selected to represent Winchester in the table tennis competition were trained by South Wonston Table Tennis Club. The boys’ competition began with group play and moved on to a knock out competition and a knock out consolation event. The girls played a round robin competition where all played all.
Winchester’s young table tennis team competed strongly and returned home with a gold medal (Ben Cawston) a silver medal (Adele Payne) and two bronze medals (Calvin Barlow and Nicholas Aldous).
We are very proud of Team Winchester, Well done!"
National Junior League 2011
On Saturday 26th March the South Wonston TTC trained team of Reuben Grimshaw, Morgan Smith and Adam Lee represented Winchester Table Tennis League at the South East regional final of the National Junior League. After the first day's play on 29th January the team where placed in second position just behind Portsmouth A.
Here are the match scores:
Winchester 6 Andover 0
Winchester 4 Portsmouth B 2
Winchester 4 Brighton 2
Winchester 4 Southampton West B 2
Winchester 4 Portsmouth A 2
After winning all their games the team finished runners up to Portsmouth A in Division 2.