Table Tennis for All



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

 Gabby Graziano has been an absentee from the BATTS Performance A coaching squad for a few months while she is taking part in a Raleigh International project in India. She is working in a little village in a rural area where there is no internet (a bit worrying for the family!) and  definitely no table tennis. Gabby spends her days  teaching English at the village school. The photo below shows Gabby's group (she has a small boy on her lap).
We look forward to seeing her back at the club in September.

 BATTS will be staging another in our popular series of junior/cadet tournaments in October. Events at U18, U16, U15 and U13.
Click HERE for the entry form.

 One of our rising stars Charlotte Marsden has just been chosen to receive an award from the North Herts Table Tennis Association as the most improved junior girl of the season. This was a well-deserved accolade for Charlotte who won the league's U13 and U15 events.

 
The photo shows Charlotte with some of the trophies she has won this year.
 

 A fantastic opportunity this summer to improve your play by attending our workshops with super coaching from current and former stars of table tennis, including the one and only Des Douglas.
Click HERE to download the poster.
Cost per workshop is £30, but only £25 if you book by 15th July.  Bookings will only be accepted with full payment.
Contact Graham for more information: grahamf.batts@gmail.com or 0777 150 6950.
 
 
 

 Winning the prestigious Willmott Trophy for North Herts the Walsh family have acheived yet another unique success.
Read about their victory on the Table Tennis England site HERE

 Congratulations to Alana Mansfield who reached the last 16 of the U11 event in the National Championships at Doncaster last weekend.  This was her first experience of a major tournament and she performed magnificently against much older opponents, losing in her group only to the top seed and eventual winner Jasmine Wong.

                                       

 One of our rising stars Joe Walker, who has just turned 13, is the latest winner of the monthly Jack Petchey award. Joe is also an aspiring musician, but manages to find time to practising his table tennis several times a weeks and is the latest winner of our Jack Petchey awards, impressing the coaches with his commitment to improving his game.
 
Joe is seen here receiving his award from Adam Nutland.
 
 


13 year old Sean Miley became our latest winner of the Jack Petchey Award at BATTS this month. Sean has been playing at BATTS since February and is making excellent progress, showing determination and willingness to work hard at his training sessions.
Sean was presented with his award, which is worth £200 to BATTS in club equipment, by our Coach Adam Nutland.


We had a welcome and distinguished visitor at BATTS last week when George Campbell, one of our young players, invited his grandmother to see him playing during our Easter Holiday training camps. George, who will soon be 12, has only been playing for a few weeks. Grandmother Doris Campbell (nee Rivett), a youthful and sprightly 88, has somewhat longer memories of table tennis. As one of the leading players in England just after the end of the War, she played for Essex many times and partnered Johnny Leach in several matches. We all admired the box of medals that Doris brought along to show us, and the top photo shows her holding the winners medal from the ladies doubles event at the Wembley Open in 1947. The bottom photo shows her winning this medal (photo taken from the ETTA “Table Tennis” magazine from July 1947. We hope this will be an inspiration to young George, who is shown with his recent Jack Petchey Award. Doris enjoyed her visit to experience the modern version of the sport and we hope to see her again soon.