Table Tennis for All



Norman Booth Centre, Elderfield, Mulberry Green, Old Harlow, Harlow, CM17 0EY. Tel: 01279 438199

The March SuperLeague was won by Ryan Jenkins. Please see the full SuperLeague results

March Bulletin

23 Mar 2010

This Friday evening is SUPERLEAGUE with many of the top players in the country taking part. So no club night on Friday but a chance to come and watch, free of charge, some of the best players in the land battle for £300 prize money. Starts 7.30pm. It would really help if all spectators would agree to umpire a couple of games and please let me know if you are willing to do this.
 
We have a new coach in Aad Kwakkelstein who is making a big impression on the club. So please let me know if you want details of all the coaching sessions available. In conjunction with this we are taking a look at a membership scheme to provide fairer charges for all and a new constitution. An announcement of the AGM and more details to follow soon.
 
It would be nice to have some general interest magazines in the social area (dentist style) so don't throw out your old copies but give them to the club instead !
 
The Harlow League season is coming to a close but we plan to continue with table tennis practice nights every Monday, Wednesday and Friday  from 7pm.

March SuperLeague

16 Mar 2010

You are invited to play in the forthcoming SUPERLEAGUE on Friday 26th March. Usual mix of £300 prize money, top class games and national ranking points. Full conditions on the attached entry form but as usual an email is all that is required to secure your place .
 
Players  will be required to umpire 2 or 3 matches but as an experiment, you may elect to pay £20 on the night rather than £15 , and this extra money will be used to pay for umpires and relieve you of this responsibility. If you are taking this option you need to indicate this with your reply now.
 
Get your entries in early to avoid disappointment ! Venue open from 6pm on the night!

The third elite hardbat competition will be held at the Norman Booth Centre in Harlow on Saturday 1st May. Please see the Entry Form for further details.
Entry forms: entries should be sent to Neil Brierley, 7a Watlington Road, Harlow, Essex CM17 0DX.
Please Note: Only an Immediate reply by email will guarantee your place in the competition).
The entry will be restricted to 32 players. (This may increase to 48 players if we have sufficient entries.

The next round of matches is at BATTS on Saturday and Sunday 13th and 14th March.
 
Match times are 11.30am and 3.15pm  on the Saturday and 10am and 1.45pm on the Sunday. The venue will be open from 10am on Saturday and 9am on Sunday.
 
Full canteen service with hot food and refreshments will be available throughout.
 
Recommended hotel is the Green Man Hotel adjacent to the venue. Tel 01279 442521 or email greenman.harlow@thespiritgroup.com  We have an agreed room only rate of £30 (a bargain !) for single or double occupancy.  Alternatively, there is a Travelodge and a Premier Inn  in Harlow (best rates via their websites) within 2 miles of the club. 
 
Finally, we never have enough umpires and can pay limited expenses if you have one available.
 

It was Welsh Dragon Ryan Jenkins who was victorious. Jenkins got the better of Dean Cundy, Emran Hussain, Euan Liddle, Hubert Noah and Gareth Herbert. The final with Herbert ended in a pulsating 11-5 in the fifth victory. The hit TV Series Heroes has a character called "Denko". Ryan Jenko's rhyming namesake terminates other heroes in this hit BBC programme. This was at least before he was himself terminated and in fact evaporated by another character "Tracy Strauss".

Gareth Herbert, Former England number 1 and Commonwealth Games double Gold Medallist will be holding a coaching course that will be held over two weekends. Those weekends are May 22nd,23rd and June 12th,13 at BATTS table tennis club. Anyone who would like table tennis coaching and wants to improve their game are welcome.
Gareth will be running the camp with Alex Green who has been part of England squads who have gone to Saudi Arabia and Sweden with the England squad.

The Essex County Schools individual championships is at BATTS on Sunday 7th March. You need to attend a school in Essex to be eligible.
 
It's a really good tournament  for all abilities with lots of different age events and consolation singles too. Entry is only £5 per event.
 
Entry form attached and closing date for entries is Saturday 6th February.

Ilford’s Matthew Spero was the surprise Winner of the Open Singles at the 2010  Essex Closed Table TennisTournament played at BATTS in Harlow over the weekend of Saturday/Sunday 02/03 January.

Although this event will not make the same amount of headlines as some minor match at Old Trafford on the same day it represented a fantastic success for the hard-hitting left-handed Spero (ranked no. 155 nationally) who got the

Monday 21st December - practice from 7-10pm