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  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.

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Wandsworth Closed Championships finals

  The Wandsworth & District Table tennis league closed championships came to a stunning conclusion with Lukasz Lewandowski (pictured on left receiving his medal from John Llewellyn) beating Leo Veinsreider 11-5, 13-15, 11-5, 11-7 to be crowned the new Open Singles Champion. For Lukasz it was a hat trick of victories on the night as he also took the Handicap singles beating the talented Tom Higgs (+7 start), 21-11, 21-16. And Lukasz partnered Laikram Persaud to take the Open Doubles beating Musa Farquharson and Leo Veinsreider 11-3, 11-4, 8-11, 11-3. The Veterans singles were retained by Laikram Persaud who beat Musa Farquharson 8-11, 11-8, 11-7, 11-4. A huge thank you is given to York Gardens Table Tennis Club, and in particular Ismai’l Miller and John Llewellyn for staging the event, there was an excellent turn out to watch the finals and the quality of table tennis was at times quite breath taking.

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Division 1:  York Gardens D finish off in style

  York Gardens D finished off their triumphant season in style with a 7- 3 victory over St Pauls B. Man of the match was Andrie Procopie who was unbeaten despite having 5 match points against him when he played John Llewellyn eventually winning 12 -10 in the 5th set, Sylvia Trenti was in good form winning 2, and Phil Sangchin won another marathon battle in 5 sets also over John Llewellyn. For St Pauls John Llewellyn, Rob Barr and David Paez all won 1 each which was enough to get them the 1 point they needed to stay up in division 1. Earlier in the week York Gardens A claimed a walk over York Gardens F (who were beset with illness and injury). Vale A postponed match against St Pauls B eventually took place with another totally dominant performance from Vale winning 9 – 1. Andy Sanders and Doug Taucher both won their 3 each with Ron Brown (pictured) winning 2 but retiring injured against Rob Barr. For St Pauls Rob Barr was the only winner with John Llewellyn and David Paez both coming up short.  Final league positions: 1. York Gardens D, 2. Vale A, 3. York Gardens A, 4. St Pauls B, 5. York Gardens F, 6. York Gardens B (withdrawn)

Division 2: St Pauls A champions of division 2

   The battle to be division 2 champion went right down to the wire with 3 teams – Wilton, York Gardens G, St Pauls A, all level on points coming into the week of matches. York Gardens G won the battle against Wilton 6 – 4 with unbeaten runs from Mark Philipsz and Anxho Pasha, Ismai’l Miller lost his 3. For Wilton Richard Evans, Paul Couper, and Eric Jeanpierre all won 1 each and managed to take the doubles. This put York Gardens G top of the table by 3 points leaving St Pauls A taking on XXIV Club knowing they had to win to take the title. St Pauls A replied with best win of the season beating XXIV Club 10 – 0! Mike Nash (pictured), Rob Knifton and Peter Lyall (filling in) all went unbeaten and took the doubles. For XXIV Club, Peter Klocek, Steve Sin and Mike Bright were the unlucky ones on the night. In the other division 2 match that week York Gardens H draw with Vale B. For York Gardens H Richard Gayle and Sajid Patel were the stars both winning 2, with Jessica Monis winning 1. For Vale B Don Stevens put in his best performance of the season winning 2 including beating Richard Gayle, Tom Coady also won 2, Vale took the doubles to get the draw with Peter Fenner losing his 3 singles on the night.

Final league positions: 1. St Pauls A, 2. York Gardens G, 3. Wilton, 4. Vale B, 5. York Gardens H, 6. XXIV Club

Division 3:  Tigers & Dragons finish with a draw against top team York Gardens J

   The unpredictability of table tennis was never more evident than when Tigers & Dragons (T&G)who finished bottom of the division held York Gardens J the top team in the division to a draw. T&G had their star player out again in Olav Stahl who maintained his unbeaten run to take his 3, but Ken Burgess was the surprise package showing great form in taking 2, Jaroslav Malesa lost his 3. For York Gardens J Joe Leone won 2, with 1 win each from Mike Noble and Pawel Meryn, they snatched the doubles to get the draw.  St Pauls C led by Peter Lyall (pictured

who won his 3) beat York Gardens I 6 – 4. Luke Pomaro won 2 and Clarke Geddes won 1 to seal the St Pauls victory. For York Gardens I Solomon Moodie, Joe Leone and Grant Davidson all won 1 each and took the doubles. The final encounter between Vale C and Heathfield resulted in a walk over to Heathfield, which gave them enough points to finish in 5th place in the division.   Final league positions: 1. York Gardens J, 2. St Pauls C, 3. York Gardens I, 4. Vale C, 5. Heathfield, 6. Tigers & Dragons

Cup News:  York Gardens D take the Presidents Cup

     York Gardens D completed the honoured double of winning the league and the Presidents Cup competition beating  York Gardens A in fine style 5-0. The York Gardens D squad of Ade Adewale, Lukas Lewandowski, and Laikram Persaud all going unbeaten whereon top form. York Gardens A fielded Musa Farquharson, Tony Allen and Leo Veinsreider.  York Gardens D captained Phil Sangchin (pictured) was delighted with the result which capped a marvellous season for the team.


St Pauls C who were a slightly different line up from last year over powered their St Pauls B team 6 - 3. This secures them a place in the final of the Chairmans Cup two years running. St Pauls C had a hefty 9 point start but there were still some close matches, both Luke Pomaro and Peter Lyall were too strong and went unbeaten, Tom Edge bravely lost his 3. For the B team Rob Barr, John Llewellyn, and David Paez all won 1 each. The Final will be played at St Pauls on 16th April with Vale B giving away a 5 point start to St Pauls c.

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.