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Bournemouth Sports Table Tennis Club

On the women’s side, Joanna Parker played very well alongside Paul Drinkhall to claim bronze in the mixed doubles. Parker has an elegant technique and a pleasing capacity to step forward with instant hits on both sides when the ball is high. But it is noticeable that she has not yet developed a forehand topspin, a stroke that could win her dozens of points, given that many of her opponents push the ball so often. The forehand topspin is one of the easiest strokes to learn, and Parker should have no problem building it up with focus and discipline.

Rowden Abroad

First Team Girls put Ljungsbro on the map

In Vimmerby on the 9th and 10th October, Chloe Thomas, our new signing from Wales, dominated the Girls’ 17 and Women’s Elite Classes, winning both events comfortably. Even better Elin Schwartz showed she has taken a step forwards by taking 3rd place in the Women’s Elite and demonstrating that she can take the pressure at the top.

So Proud of you Hannah!

Bournemouth Sports Table Tennis Club

England fought back from two down to come within touching distance of a first Commonwealth Games table tennis medal in the women’s team bronze match in Delhi this morning.
But after a marathon three-hour session that came down to the final set of a see-saw fifth and final match, it was Malaysia’s players who were celebrating while Kelly Sibley and her team-mates Joanna Parker and Hannah Hicks were left in tears.

Commonwealth News

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Hannah got off to a good start in India their battle with Nigeria was a close fought affair with only Hannah Hicks keeping a clean sheet, whilst Karina Le Fevre made her first competitive appearance of the games in their next match with the Maldives, which turned out to be a comfortable win.

England Women beat Nigeria 3-0

Kelly Sibley bt. Janet Effion 11-7, 10-12, 11-8, 11-6

Congratulations to New Milton TTC from all at BSTTC

Bournemouth Sports Table Tennis Club
A huge well done to all involved at the club. From all at Bournemouth Sports TTC it is nice to see another club growing in the right direction.

Congratulations to New Milton Table Tennis Club on achieving the prestigious Clubmark status. The club have been working hard to collect the necessary evidence to meet the Clubmark standards for PremierCLUBMARK Level.


Bournemouth Sports Table Tennis Club

Bournemouth Sports Table Tennis Club played their first series of matches in the British League in Division II South West at Ashford Table Tennis Centre on the weekend of the 11th and 12th of September. Having been promoted two divisions from last year and also being without the services of England internationals Mathew Ware and Hannah Hicks the team of Nathan Bingham, Tressa Armitage, Stephen Foster and Mathew Haynes under the captaincy of Brian Burn gave a creditable performance.

With two 6-2 wins over Fusion III and York Gardens II and a 5-3 loss to Horsham the team are currently placed in 2nd position in the league. All the players contributed to the team performance with Stephen Foster winning 5 sets out of 6, Nathan 4, Tressa 3,and Mathew 3.

Club Closure

The club will be closed for a private coaching session run by the ETTA on:
Saturday 18th & Sunday 19th between 9am - 5pm.

Sorry for any inconvenience caused.
Thank You.

John Hilton Coaching course a success again.

Bournemouth Sports Table Tennis Club

What a huge success this coaching course is, held for the last three years John manages to keep the students interested with his coaching methods, it was. Kelly Hooper showed her dedication to table tennis not only was she the only female student it was her 20th birthday. Well done Kelly!
The group are shown with John all in Blue beside Kelly.


A new rule has been introduced by the ETTA for the new season noting that ALL players must only used approved rubbers for the new season. Be warned - your opponent can refuse to play you if your not using approved equipment.

For details see the following link :

See the attached list of approved rubbers.

"Johnny Leach Most improved England player for 2009-2010"

Bournemouth Sports Table Tennis Club

Hannah has been awarded the "Johnny Leach Most improved England player for 2009-2010"
The picture shows Hannah with very proud mum Elizabeth.

Hannah is now off to China for three weeks staying at a training camp in Bejing to get ready for the Senior European Table Tennis Championships in the Czech Republic in September and also for the Commonwealth Games in October.

Well Done Hannah!