In another part of this web-site you can read about the exploits of our Junior British Boys’ team who played magnificent table-tennis at Derby arena. I hope they inspire all of our club members, especially our youngsters. In their division Jack, Ricardo and Nikit were seeded 6th of 6 teams but are placed second at the half-way point of the competition after 4 wins and a narrow loss. This season several of our teams have been placed in divisions where they might easily be thought of as one of the lowest ranked sides. As a club we did not object to the League placings as we are confident that our players can learn from the experience and put it to their advantage. I recently heard about a secondary school who had adopted the motto “sometimes we win, sometimes we learn”. We want you to take the same outlook in your matches. Most of you work hard in practice and coaching each week. We know the potential in our club is staggering so be BRAVE, go for it and remember there is no such thing as failure. If you do find yourself on the wrong end of the scores don’t get upset but take away at least one thing that you can work on. Above all ENJOY your matches.
For those of you not yet in the League may I remind you that Jack, Ricardo and Nikit were once beginners who no doubt would have struggled in our present beginners group at BT school. Be inspired to match their achievements. Have a great season!