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65th English Open - ITTF Pro Tour Major

65th English Open - ITTF Pro Tour Major
The crown jewel of elite table tennis events is undoubtedly the English Open. Last staged in 2001, this tournament will boast a glittering field with most of the top table tennis talents on the planet aiming to win a share of the $172,000 prize money on offer. With well over 30 nations represented it is a truly global event. It is one of only four ITTF Major Pro Tour events, the others being Japan, Germany and China. To be hosted at the English Institute of Sport in Sheffield from 28th October - 1st November, this event is one not to be missed.

2009 European Championships Hannah Hicks Summary

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Hannah Hicks

Without doubt the most determined performer of all the girls. She was probably a little disappointed in a couple of her team event results but in the singles the performance against Alena Dubkova of Belarus was superb even though Hannah lost in the end..

Similarly the mixed doubles run with Chris Doran was an outstanding achievement. Hannah also had a good run in the Junior Girls Consolation reaching the last 16

Hannah should be very pleased with her performance here in Prague. Well done.


Bournemouth Sports Table Tennis Club

The "Big Clean" was a huge success.....not only was the hall cleaned but some of the walls were painted as well.

The only disappointment was the lack of helpers......Of nearly 100 members we had 10 members four of which were over 55.

Well done to Jo Kuzu and Rowden who rallied the troops and orgainised everyone.

Many thanks to those who gave up a few hours of their time for the club namely:- Trevor Parry, JD, Steven Foster, Ray Gosling, Becky Kuzu, Ian Mashford, Andy Hartnell, Sue and Paul West. Not forgetting Bayram Kuzu who provided the food and refreshments.

Bournemouth Sports v AS Cherbourg TT

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Bournemouth Sports entertained a strong French contingent from Cherbourg on the weekend of 11-12 July. Last year the visitors ran out comfortable winners 11-7 in France, and this year, the Bournemouth squad were looking to turn the tables on our guests in front of a home crowd.

Tony Clayton put the home side in front with a 3-straight victory over Cherbourg No.2 Antoine Vautier, reversing the result of their previous match, but the French team’s No1 Arnaud Le Pelletier levelled the score with the narrowest of wins, at 15-13 in the fifth game, against Bournemouth No2 John Robinson, now living in Woking.

2009 European Youth Championships in Prague

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Junior Girls Day 1

Day one of the European Youth Championships at the O2 arena in Prague,

The Junior Girls had a comfortable 3-0 victory over Finland and they followed that up with a match against Greece in the evening.That was a match of what might have been, Match 1, Emma Vickers against Aliki Maria Kioufi slipped away in the fifth game. Hannah Hicks brought the match level with a 3-0 win over Kalliopi Sotiropoulou-Pesiridou and Karina Le Fevre playing at no 3 had a fairly comfortable 3-0 win as well to take the match to 2-1.

Fourth game Hannah Hicks against Aliki Maria Kioufi, 2-1 for Hannah and all looked well - not to be the Greek ran off the two final games to take the match to 2-2. Final Match Emma Vickers facing Kalliopi Sotiropoulou-Pesiridou. Emma stormed to a two game lead, surely this was it, no it wasn't, the Greek reeled off the final three games beating a nervous Emma in the final game 11-9 to take the match 3-2. Their final match in the stage 1 groups is against Moldova.

Cadet Tournament Totton

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In the group stages of this cadet competition our very own Rebecca Kuzu “Becky” played Hannah McErlane from Poole and lost to her 3-1, but finished second in the group and progressed to the knockout stages.
Becky battled her way to the semi-final where she beat another Hannah 3-0 to secure her place in the final against her first opponent Hannah McErlane.
Hannah took the first two games, but Becky came back strongly and won the next two, setting up a tense final game and that is exactly how it proved to be, at deuce in the fifth the crowd were on the edge of their seats, Becky won the next two points and the competition was won.



BBC Interview Hannah

Bournemouth Sports Table Tennis Club

Hannah Hicks is being interviewed by BBC South to Day at Bournemouth Sports Table Tennis Club, which will be televised on Wednesday 10th June from 6.30 onwards.

The interview is taking place due to Hannah's recent selection for England at both Junior and Senior levels. Hannah plays her table tennis in Sweden, but has also been a regular on the English Grand Prix circuit. She has just become the Butterfly Grand Prix Under 21 Women's champion for the second year running, beating fellow English team mate Karina Le Fevre, and improved from 8th place last season to 2nd in the Butterfly Grand Prix Women's senior competition.

It is down to her recent form that she received her first senior England debut in the Joola European Nations League against Belarus on 24th February 2009. Since then Hannah has gained further selection for England, competing in the India Tour and the Commonwealth Table Tennis Championships in Glasgow.

Hannah Hicks' recent success has gained her some much deserved media coverage, which will raise the profile of both herself and table tennis.

GB Paralympic Squad - Jane Campbell Success in Europe

Jane has had a more than successful few weeks in Europe. A fine bronze medal in the Slovakian Open in the Women's Class 2/3 Team event where England had to beat Slovakia 3 - 2 in the play-offs to take third place. In the singles Jane also progressed through the group stages beating Doris Mader the current World No. 8 by 3 - 1 and World 22 Christine Fillou from France 3 - 0.

21 Up Tournament 2009

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Sue West and Co were this years winners.......Sue's husband Paul was Injured and was unable to continue, so the ever willing Bill Broome stepped in and they managed to hold on to top spot, closely followed by the team of Ken Parradine and Dave Law.





John Hilton Coaching Course 29th Aug

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John Hilton – Coaching Course 2009

Saturday 29th Aug – Monday 31st Aug 2009
10am – 4pm every day

Dear member,
You are invited to a John Hilton table tennis course.
· 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.