Wandsworth and District Table Tennis League

www.wdttl.org.uk

Webmaster John Llewellyn

  Welcome to the Wandsworth & District Table Tennis League where you can follow the results of your favourite players and teams that play locally in the Wandsworth area of London as well giving you information of places you where you can play Table Tennis.

Mail: jaymllewellyn@hotmail.com

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At the half way stage in the league division 1 is looking pretty familiar with York Gardens “A” top of the league but only by 1 point from York Gardens “D”. In division 2 Colin Morrow and Paul Rowley are the stand out players who have yet to be beaten. Division 3 is proving to be really competitive with only 1 point between York Gardens “G” and XXIV Club. In division 4 Vale “C” are now a clear 5 in front of the opposition.

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Division 1   Vale “A” holding off the opposition

  The match between York Gardens “B” and Vale “A” was postponed so there were no division 1 matches this week. The league table remains the same as last week with York Gardens “A” top of the table with 8 points 1 point ahead of York Gardens “D” on 7 points.  In the players averages the honours are shared between Musa Farquharson and Laikram Persaud both on 88.9% of wins (8 out of 9).

Division 2   York Gardens “F” move ahead in division 2

 Colin Morrow was again the anchor man for York Gardens “F” when they played Wilton (at home) as he won his 3 to remain unbeaten at the half way stage of the season. With support from Tony Lee winning his 2, and the welcome return of Philip Marlow who won 1, York Gardens “F” just managed to edge out Wilton 6 – 4.  For Wilton Richard Evans won 2, and Emiliano Laghi won 1, with Paul Couper being unlucky on the night to lose his 3, Richard and Emiliano teamed up to take an exciting doubles.  This now means at the half way stage that York Gardens “F” have a 3 point lead over St Pauls “B” in division 2. Colin Morrow and Paul Rowley are joint top of the players averages just ahead of John Llewellyn and Rob Barr (pictured).

 Division 3    Things hotting up as there is only 1 point  between York Gardens “G” and XXIV Club in division 3

In Division 3 Vale “B” drew with the XXIV Club thanks to Tom O’Malley keeping his cool and winning his 3, 2 of the wins went to the 5th set, including being 9 – 7 down to Tom Coady. Peter Klocek and Steve Sin both won 1 each for the XXIV Club. For Vale Tom Coady and Tom Higgs both won 2 each with Don Stevens losing his 3, Vale took the doubles to secure the draw.  York Gardens “H” dominated York Gardens “I” 9 – 1. Jessica Monis again put in an excellent performance to win her 3, with Richard Gayle going unbeaten for the first time this season, Sajid Patel won 2 and they took the doubles to complete the score. For the “I” squad it was Charlie Gaan, Flavia Wade and Joe Leone who was the only winner beating Sajid Patel. This result has helped to push York Gardens “H” into 4th place in the division on 7 points behind Vale “B” who also have 7 points but have a better sets average, XXIV Club are second on 10 points and York Gardens “G” who top the table on 11 points.

Division 4     Vale “C” top the table by 5 clear points

Vale “C” yet again put in another fine performance beating Heathfield 8 – 2 to get maximum points and stay firmly in the lead of Division 4. Tommy Tomkins who is often known as Mr unpredictable because of his bizarre off the table antics was in fine form winning his 3 for Vale, Roy Holmes and Jeff Collin both won 2 each and took the doubles. For Heathfield Bob Tidbury was their only winner taking 2, with Andy Brooks and Martha Chuddy losing their matches on the night. St Pauls “C” beat Tigers & Dragons (T&G) 6 – 4 to win their first match of the season. Man of the match was St Pauls Peter Lyall who put in a strong performance to win his 3, the Edge brothers Tom and Francis both won 1 each and St Pauls took the doubles to seal the tie. For T&G Ken Burgess and Kabit Ahdieh both played well to win 2 matches each, but Stewart Katz was unlucky to lose his 3. Vale “C” now lead the division by a clear 5 points with 14 points to York Gardens “J” on 9 points.

New rule changes to make team line up more consistent

 Last season particularly in Division 1, the regular team line became a farce as teams struggled to field a regular squad so this season the league is trying out a new rule to stop players “hopping” from one team to another. Guidance for the new rule is; “A player may play for one higher team only in each higher division for a maximum of three times in each half.  Where the higher team is in the same division as the one he is registered for, playing up is limited to one occasion only in each half.”    Click here to see the league rules and guidance notes    

New Table Tennis  Club at Brunswick Club in Fulham open to all players

  There is a new Table Tennis Club at the Brunswick Club in Fulham every Tuesday from 6.00pm - 10.15pm. the fee is £5.00 per session. Brunswick Table Tennis has fabulous playing facilities (there are 5 Stiga Premier Compact tables and Stiga Premier Nets and Stiga Barriers as you can see in the picture) and is open to all players.  The Nearest Tube station is Fulham Broadway only 10 min walk away, also there are no parking restrictions after 5.30pm.

Address: The Brunswick Club For Young People, 34 Haldane Rd, London SW6 7EU  off North End Road by the Mc Donalds  Phone:020 7385 4856  Contact: Philip Sangchin  (07961002799)

If you are interested in playing Table Tennis look up one of the many clubs in Wandsworth where you can join in. Players of all skill levels are welcome for coaching, practice or match play, from beginner to national level. Click this link to see clubs in Wandsworth.