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Su high in Thai

Bournemouth Sports Table Tennis Club

It's not often that players from Bournemouth appear high on the ranking list in other countries in the world. However Su West now has that honour.

While over in Thailand with Paul in the summer she took part in only one tournament where she lost to Nanthana Komwong, the Thai No 1 who is in the 60's in the world rankings (much higher than any of the English women).

The level of her play and her performance has obviously been recognised as Su immediately appeared on the Thai National Ranking list (for July) as No 31 in the senior women. Well done!

Girls put Bournemouth on the map

Bournemouth Sports Table Tennis Club

A great end to the season for the girls from BSTTC. At the last GP tournament in Doncaster, Hannah was awarded the prestigious Johnny Leach ETTA award for 'the most improved England player of the year'. She has heard too that she will be going to China with the England Team for intensive training in the second half of August, beginning of September. She is also on the short-list for selection to the Commonwealths to take place later in the year in India.

Meanwhile at the younger end Tressa is training hard in Sheffield prior to going out later in July to play for England cadets in the European Youths to be played in Istanbul, Turkey. Well done girls, keep up the good work!

ETTA Level 2 Coaching Course at BSTTC

Bournemouth Sports Table Tennis ClubA Level 2 ETTA Coaching course has been provisionally booked at our club.
Saturday/Sunday 18th/19th September & Saturday/Sunday 13th/14th November

For more details please contact Jo Kuzu on 07738405928

ETTA Player Licence

Dear All,
Please ensure that you are aware of the new membership rules associated with the ETTA for the player licence. Without this new type licence, you will be unable to play or be involved in local league table tennis.

The new forms will be available on the ETTA website from 15th July after the ETTA AGM.

So that you are aware, if you affiliate directly to the ETTA, for some bizzare reason, they are planning to send your licence to the local league rather than yourself. This has been challenged with the ETTA and further help will be provided once sorted.





John Hilton Coaching Course 28th Aug 2010

Bournemouth Sports Table Tennis Club

John Hilton – Coaching Course 2010

Saturday 29th Aug – Monday 31st Aug 2010
10am – 4pm every day

Dear member,
You are invited to a John Hilton table tennis course. Please contact Simon Marriner on 07702552268 for more details.
· Course duration Three days.
· Members only.
· £60.00 per person.
· Food and drink not included.
· Deposit of 50% required now, Paid in full by Aug 1st.

John in his younger days

Summer League 2010 Div 1 Fixtures

Hi All,
Here are the teams and fixtures for the Div 1 Summer league. Please download the PDF document press print.

Cadet Invitation Tournament, 2010 Totton

Bournemouth Sports Table Tennis Club

Last Sunday 16th May 2010, saw a very successful day for Bournemouth Sports TTC.
Rebecca Kuzu took the girls singles trophy for the second year running by defeating : Emma Sheen 3-0, Ruth Pickering 3-0 and Hannah McErlane 3-1 in a round robin event.

Hugo Pang was Cadet Boys Runner up, after going out to five games against George Downing in a spectacular final.

Jack Rees also made it to the final, and took his trophy for runner - up in the Tyro Consolation event.
Becky was presented the Trophy by Sheen Feltham. See Right.

Adventures of a new Famous Five.

Bournemouth Sports Table Tennis Club

Dusk was setting on a still May evening and all was quiet and peaceful in the sleepy village of Child Okeford in the heart of deepest Dorset. You could easily hear the sound of crickets chirping and serenading in the adjacent meadow, the occasional clucking screech of a male pheasant, and the sweet smell of new mown grass wafting around. The five approached the old building from the winding narrow lane. Sanja being the oldest of the group said to Matt “Are you sure this is the right place” as the five walked quietly towards the huge old rustic oak double door that led into the Village Hall!
I can hear several voices coming from inside the hall, so this must be the place” said Damien to Tressa, and ten year old Hugo spoke in his quiet and angelic voice saying “I can hear people talking too, Damien”. Matt assured the others that this was the place they had to be and at 6pm sharp, according to Uncle Gary’s instructions. Matt pulled the heavy and creaky door open as the five strolled quietly into the lobby entrance of the Old Village Hall. Laden with all their heavy bags and rucksacks they were eager to get inside, take the weight of their shoulders and meet everyone. Uncle Gary appeared from the hallway and welcomed them into the playing hall where an instant loud cheer from a packed audience of over 100 people greeted the Famous Five.

Cadet Masters -- Tressa Runner-up

Bournemouth Sports Table Tennis Club

Tressa Armitage, recently promoted to England Number 2 on the April ranking list, held the position and finished runner-up to Emily Bates, England No. 1, in the Cadet Masters at Cippenham this weekend. Tin Tin Ho finished 3rd, Vicky Smith 4th, with Jessica Dawson in 5th place. Tressa only dropped two matches during the weekend to Emily and Jessica, won 6 in three straight and won 3 others in five, demonstrating her usual strong finishing in the final set. Tressa's placings in the Junior Masters (5th) and the Cadet Masters (2nd) leave her in a very strong position for selection to the England Cadet Team in the European Youth Championships later in the year in Turkey.