Table Tennis for All
A triumphant return for Evie Collier after enforced time out from table tennis with a broken foot. Last weekend she starred in the WBL Premier League helping her team DHS Greenhouse Progress to win the league. Evie won 6 our of her 10 matches putting her in the top five in the averages, and her wins included the England no. 16 Karen Shepherd. Well done Evie!
Some excellent results for BATTS players in the recent British League matches played at BATTS and Cippenham. Read Steve Kerns' report for full details, including the spectacular win by Luke Walsh against highly ranked Gary Dodd of Guernsey.
Click HERE for Steve's match reports.
Top coach Gareth Herbert's recent training camp was so successful he is putting on another opportunity!
A fantastic chance for players of any age and any standard to enjoy a full weekend of table tennnis coaching from one of the country's leading experts. Gareth Herbert is no stranger to BATTS and his new year session is sure to be popular, so download the form NOW and get signed up for it.
Click HERE for the form and more details
On Monday 2nd January the 1 star Essex Junior Tournament was held at BATTS, and there were some outstanding performances from our own players.
Congratulations to Jess Jarvis for winning the Under 13 and the Under 15 events, overcoming Shannon Conway in a very close final of the U15. Shannon is ranked 11 places above Jess in the England junior rankings, so this is an excellent result for Jess.
There were other notable successes for BATTS players. Alex Holland won the U18 boys, beating Charlie Bates in the final. Kleber Silva won the U18 boys restricted event.
Also congratulations to Sam Lowman, Luke Jones, James Knudsen and Emma Knudsen who all performed creditably and notched up several wins.
See the Essex County site for a full report and more photos.
Follow the fortunes of our teams in Steve Kerns' report on the ETTA website HERE.
It is now touch and go whether our top team will return to the Premier Division next season. Look out for news of the next round of matches.
Don't miss the opportunity to see top class table tennis at BATTS when we host the second weekend of British League Premier Division action. Admission is free and the action kicks off at 11.00 am on Saturday and at 10.00 am on Sunday. Among the top players likely to be taking part are Welsh International Ryan Jenkins (Drumchapel Galsgow), Scottish no. one Gavin Rumgay (Barrow) , English International Chris Doran (Drumchapel Glasgow), former M&G Investments Chelmsford Mens Singles Singles Champion Lorestas Trumpauskas (Fusion) and two-times Nigerian Olympian Sule Olaleye (Fusion).
Entries are now open for this competition. See our tournaments section for the entry form.
Eastern Region Coach Stephen Gertsen will be running another of his popular coach education days at BATTS on 22nd January.
Click HERE to get more information and download the application form.
Another fantastic opportunity for players of any age and any standard to enjoy a full weekend of table tennnis coaching from one of the country's leading experts. Gareth Herbert is no stranger to BATTS and his new year session is sure to be popular, so download the form NOW and get signed up for it.
Click HERE for the form and more details
Congratulations to our four teams representing BATTS in the National Junior League. The first round of matches was played at Ellenborough TTC on Saturday 5th November.
We entered four teams and this gave the first taste of competition to many of our intermediate squad. Facing much older and more experienced opponents gave our youngsters an introduction to match play under tournament conditions.
They all performed extremely well, with many gaining individual victories against nationally ranked players. This will start them on the path to future success if they continue to show the wonderful enthusiasm and determination we saw throughout the day.
The A team of Christian Gibson, Jordan Ingles and Liam Williams notched up a win against Mossford 1 and were unlucky not to gain a second win, losing by the narrowest of margins to Watford Jets.
The B team of James Knudsen, Luke Jones and Ryan Hubbard had the biggest challenge of all facing Division One opponents who were much older and far more experienced.
The C team (Ben Van Hemert, Sam Scott, Jess Jarvis and Louis Tarrant) pushed Ellenborough C very close, just losing 5 -4. Sam Scott lost only one singles during the day.