Some excellent opportunities for a bit of top-class summer training are available to players courtesy of 5x National Senior Champion, Paul Drinkhall (fresh from his outstanding performaces at the Rio 2016 Olympics) and former European Youth Champion, Gavin Evans.
The first two days are on Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st August 2016 at Swerve Table Tennis Centre, Middlesborough, TS4 3EE.
The second two days are a little closer to home and will be on Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th August 2016 at Cippenham Table Tennis Centre, The Westgate School, Cippenham Lane, Slough, SL1 5AH.
The days run from 10:00 - 16:00 and cost £50 per day.
If anyone is interested, please register your interest by contacting:
The first Lillington TTC Graded Tournament is being held on Saturday 3rd September 2016 at St Nicholas Park Leisure Centre and online entries are now open.
To take advantage of this excellent opportunity to get some pre-season practise in, with events for all age groups and abilities by using the online entry form, available on the Tournament page of this website, or by clicking the link at the top of this page.
Several Lillington Free Church players took part in the inaugural inter-regional championships at Kettering. The team championships took place on the Saturday with the players representing the West Midlands, and the individual events were staged on the Sunday.
In the under 11 girls Erin Darwen had two good wins in the team event beating Shanai Kalsi and Lucy Lees. In the individual championships Erin finished second in her group after defeating Katie Oaten to qualify for the last 16. There she put up a great performance against eventual semi-finalist Maliha Baig losing a very close tussle in 5.
Ciara Hancox and Emily Beasley competed in the Under 15 competitions. In the team event Hancox enjoyed a good win over Natasha Johnston (Notts) and Beasley was unfortunate to lose 9, 8,-10,-9,-9 to Anais O’Connor, who is ranked 61 in England. In the individuals Beasley chalked up a win against Elizabeth Poyner (Cheshire). Both girls are young enough to re appear next season.
Eduardo Bolanos played in the Under 11s. In the team matches he lost in 5 to Leo Pontone, who won the individuals the following day. He also lost in 5 to Matthew Perry and in 4 to Georgios Gerakios , the other individual finalist. In the individuals he finished 3rd in his group claiming the scalp of Tristan Knight of London. Such performances augur well for the future.
13 year old Ricardo Bolanos played in the Under 15s. Ranked 100 at this level he accounted for Yaj Vashee (37), Robert Pelc (47) and Callum Ashworth (143) in his team matches and took Zaiim Prenji (32) to 5, who was destined to be the losing finalist the following day. He was not quite so successful in the individuals missing out on qualification for the last 16 but recording a useful win over Tom Down.