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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!

Nathan Wins British League Div 4 South "Player of the Season"

Bournemouth Sports Table Tennis Club

Congratulations Nathan!.......Talented left hander Nathan Bingham has been crowned British League player of the season.
Well done Nathan! We are all very proud of you!...........Bournemouth Sports TTC

Nathan is seen here on the far right with some of his BL team mates.

Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality European Youth Championships

Bournemouth Sports Table Tennis Club

The Final Day of the Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality European Youth Championships.
Tressa Armitage won the Cadet Girls Consolation defeating Dana Chernova of Russia in three straight sets in the Final.
Well done Tressa!
We are all very proud of you!...........Bournemouth Sports TTC

Tressa does Bournemouth Sports proud in Istanbul

In the very first match of the team event against Russia Tressa beat the European No 7 A. Rossikhina by a margin of 3 – 1. Later in the team event against Romania (Romania are champions in all the girls’ team events this year) Tressa (No 103 in the world rankings) met B. Szocs the World No 1. Although she lost in three straight the score in the 3rd, 14 – 16, demonstrates just how close she is to the world’s top players in technical and tactical areas.

New Tables

As a result of some very kind benefactors, the club is now in receipt of three new table tennis tables ( Butterfly Europa 25 Anti Skid Table Tennis Tables). Our sincere gratitude goes out for this wonderful gift which will allow us to play our league table tennis on the the highest quality tables.

A BIG thank you from us all................... :-)

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.