Wandsworth and District Table Tennis League


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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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2015 Wandsworth & District Table Tennis League Closed Championships

   The 2015 Wandsworth & District Table Tennis League Closed Championships is due to take place again over sessions held at York Gardens Table Tennis Club during the Easter Holidays. Last year Laikram Persaud (pictured) swept all before him taking the Open singles and Veterans singles, this year there are 3 events, the Open Singles/Doubles, Veterans Singles/Doubles, and Handicap Singles/Doubles, each event costs £6 to enter (you only pay for singles the doubles are included for free). Session dates/times: Veterans Monday 30th March 2015, Open Wednesday 1st April 2015, Handicap 8th April 2015, all sessions start at 7.30pm.  Click here for entry form and full details.  CLOSING DATE IS Friday 27th March!

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 York Gardens B (withdrawn)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 through to Presidents Final, Vale B make it to Chairmans Final

  There were no surprises in the semi-finals of Presidents Cup. The current league champions York Gardens D beat St Pauls A 7-1. York Gardens D were at full strength with Laikram Persaud, Andrie Prokopie and Hewley Griffith on duty. Laikram Persaud and Andrie Prokopie both went unbeaten but Hewley Griffith (pictured) lost his unbeaten record this season to John Llewellyn of St Pauls, Rob Knifton and David Paez made up the rest of the St Pauls squad losing their matches. The other semi-final between York Gardens A and B resulted in a 5 - 1 win for York Gardens A. There were a few shocks along the way in the Chairmans Cup, with Vale B beating York Gardens G a surprising 5 – 2 from scratch to reach the final. For Vale Tom Coady and Tom Higgs both won 2 each with Don Stevens winning 1. For York Gardens G Anxo Pasha and Agness Mazurek both won 1 each, with team captain Ismai’l Miller losing his matches. There were two Chairmans Cup quarter finals played, the first was a tantalising encounter between Vale A and St Pauls B going 5-4 to St Pauls. Vale were giving away 5 points a game to St Pauls, and it was an all round team effort as Paul Rowley and Simon Kempton both won 2 each with Rob Barr supplying the other win. For Vale Andy Sanders won his 3, Doug Taucher won 1 and Ron Brown lost his 3. In the other quarter final St Pauls C (12 point start) beat York Gardens D 7 – 2 in a match that was a lot closer than it sounds. For St Pauls Luke Pomaro was the star winning his 3, with 2 wins each from Peter Lyall and Clarke Geddes. For York Gardens D Laikram Persaud was the only winner taking 2, with both Andrie Prokopie and Hewley Griffiths coming close but not quite able to close out their matches. This now sets up an all St Pauls semi-final between the B and C sides to see who will play Vale B in the final.

Darius Knight Easter Training Camp

  England International Darius Knight returned to South London during the Schools Half – Term Holidays and held a successful training camp in the Putney Leisure Centre 17th – 19th February. It was a fantastic 3 days of table tennis training and lots of fun and activities for the cadets and juniors that attended (the parents had fun too). Darius was joined by top coach and player Chris Lewis and Lina Kazimieraityte of York Gardens TTC. The next Table Tennis Training camp will be held at Easter at Battersea Sports Centre, Hope Street London SW11 2DA. Dates for the Ester Training Camp are: 31st March – 2nd April, and 7th – 9th April the session times are 9am – 3pm. Please click the link below o enrol:    http://www.dariusknight.com/product/trainingcamp/


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.