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Tressa stars for England in Europe

Tressa was chosen to play for the England Cadet Team in early January in the International Geturs Masters in Venice. We hear a fair amount of doom and gloom concerning the development of our girls and our poor results in Europe but this time England actually won the team event, despite the presence of strong teams from Italy, Croatia, Slovenia, Slovakia and Romania. The England girls involved were Tin Tin Ho, Jessica Dawson, Tressa Armitage and Vicky Smith. Tressa also finished in 4th position in the individual event.

Tressa Wins in the Midlands

Bournemouth Sports Table Tennis Club

The Cadet Boy’s and Cadet Girls events were the last to be completed on a hectic day’s play. The Cadet Girl’s competition result always looked in the balance with any of the top four seeds of Tin Tin Ho, Tressa Armitage, Jessica Dawson and Charlotte Carey all looking the likely winner and duly reached their allotted semi final positions. Tin Tin (S1) survived a huge scare in the last 16 stage against a spirited challenge from Lucy Lou coming through in the fifth set, then enjoyed a 3-0 quarter final victory over Chrissie Slot to meet Jessica Dawson in the top half of the draw semi final. Jessica (S3) proved too strong for Harriet Taylor, and Isobel Ashley to take on Tin Tin in the first semi final. Meanwhile in the bottom half of the draw Tressa Armitage (S2) was in superlative form and following a 3-0 last 16 match against Daniella Gray, was then made to fight tooth and nail to thwart the determined challenge from Vicky Smith in a topsy turvy encounter that went right to the wire, to reach her semi final spot. Charlotte Carey (S4) was also in the zone getting the better of Janay Gibson and Emma Torkington to set up her confrontation with Tressa.

National League

Bournemouth Sports Table Tennis Club

Bournemouth Sports continued their unbeaten sequence of results in Dviision 4 South of the National League when they defeated the Waterside Club, Southampton 7-1 and Pavilion Brighton III 8-0. Matthew Haynes, Tom Andrews and Stephen Foster were undefeated and Brian Burn incurred the only defeat. All three of the undefeated players played exceptionally well but Brian was below par having just returned from a spate of injuries. The performance of the weekend was Tom Andrew's 3-1 victory over Christos Hannides of Waterside, a player ranked 210 places higher in the national rankings.

The team are now four points clear of second place Hastings and third place Ellenborough II who are both on the same number of points. With four matches to play the team are well on course to becoming league champions in their inaugural season.

BDTTA Times & Directory Handicap Plate Draw

Three of our teams have reached the semi-finals of the plate competition.
B’th Sports D v B’th Sports M
(Wei-Jun Liang) (Steve Joyce)
(Match to be arranged ASAP at B’th Sports)

B’th Sports G v Merton E
(Andy Hartnell)
(Match arranged for Tuesday 2nd February at Bounemouth Sports TTC)

Bournemouth Table Tennis Association Individuals

Bournemouth Table Tennis Association Individuals see attached for dates times etc.

Rowden's website

Rowden's website has had a makeover.
See it here ;

New Tables for 2010 ?

Bournemouth Sports Table Tennis Club Bournemouth Sports Table Tennis Club

We need your input

We are planning to replace our Jacques tables next year and have identified the Joola 3000 SC and the Joola Olympic as possible candidates. There tables have been historically used in many national tournaments and have been chosen as potential tables due to their quality, under-carriage and pricing.

Some of the more obvious tables / makes have not proven to tick all the boxes which is why they are not on the potential hit list. If you feel there a table worth considering then please let me know.

Coaching Articles

I've written some more coaching papers covering some of the basic mistakes made in playing table tennis and how to attack a chopped ball through understanding the spin. Hope this at least stimulates some thoughts.

Frenchman Wins Skittles

Bournemouth Sports Table Tennis Club

The Fundraising skittles night held at Cobham Sports and Social club was a big success.

Popular French club member JD Marshall was the eventual winner. While JD has played ten pin bowling this
was his first game of country skittles.....
It must have been beginners luck I hear you say, but as you can see JD is a man of many talents.

Well done JD....

Sad News from Rosalind Berzon

Bournemouth Sports Table Tennis Club
Here is a message from Mike's wife, Rosalind.

Dear Family and Friends,
Sadly my husband Michael passed away on Saturday 7th November 2009, after battling against a long illness.
The Funeral will take place at The Western Cemetry, Bulls More Rise, Cheshunt, Herts, EN7 5HT
(We will not be returning to anyone's home after the funeral)