Table Tennis for All

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

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21 Nov 2009

Some of you may know that last month we picked up the Harlow Community Club of the Year award at Harlow Playhouse. As winners, we were automatically nominated for the Essex Community Club of the year, and last week, live on BBC Essex Radio, we picked up that award too. We now go forward to the Eastern Region award ceremony in December in Newmarket. If by some miracle we were to win that, we would go through to the flagship BBC Sports Personality of the Year awards live on TV.

Next Friday, (27th November) BATTS hosts a 3 day festival featuring the finest players from these shores and beyond. Mind you, it's no exhibition with around £10,000 prize money at stake.

The third BATTS One Star Open Tournament was held at the home of BATTS Table Tennis Club, the Norman Booth Centre, Old Harlow on the 14/15 November.
In all events where there were enough entries, every player proceeded from the Group Stages into the Main or Consolation event KO stages.

November Superleague

02 Nov 2009

Sadly we're not expecting the star of the English Open , Ma Long,  to enter, but for the first time ever we've scheduled our next SUPERLEAGUE for a FRIDAY NOVEMBER 27TH. The idea is to make BATTS the centre of table tennis for a long weekend which culminates in the BRITISH LEAGUE PREMIER DIVISION on SATURDAY and SUNDAY 28/29 NOVEMBER.

Eric being presented with award

BATTS is the recent winner of the 2009 Community Club of the Year award for Harlow.

We have also been shortlisted by SportEssex for the Essex Community club of theYear. We will find out the result at the awards ceremony in Chelmsford on November 11th.

The date for the 1st "Classic" Hardbat competition will be:MONDAY 28th December
If you think there is a chance that you will be able to play (even at the last minute), please Email or Phone Fred and he will try to fit you in the draw.
32 Players, 4 Groups of 8 ( Best of 3, up to 21 )
2 Tables per Group
1st, 2nd, 3rd & 4th in groups into Band 1 event.
5th, 6th, 7th & 8th in groups into Band 2 event.

October Superleague

14 Oct 2009

by Keith Lesser
Wang Zheng (2) won the first super league of the season in a very entertaining evening’s table tennis. The standard in the final was a good quality with topspin’s away from the table, solid fishing & even serving each other off. Even at the top level, it shows a good serve can do damage. Po Huang Chen (1) played well to finish 2nd.

October News

10 Oct 2009

MONDAYS :  Harlow League matches have now started so with Gareth's junior training sessions, there is very little practice space between 7 and 9pm. Best to check first or plenty of space if you wish to come along between 9 and 11pm.

The BATTS HARDBAT TABLE TENNIS TOURNAMENT on July 4th brought together many of the leading exponents in the country in the long forgotten art of hardbat play. In that bygone art, players competed with standard rubber bats rather than the super fast bats of the modern age. Long rallies are these days a rarity, but the tournament produced seemingly endless points and much of the excitement of yesteryear. England player Darren Griffin, a master of old and modern bats was a worthy winner.