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Skittles Night - Fund Raiser

Bournemouth Sports Table Tennis Club

Saturday November 14th 7 - 7.30
Cheese or Ham Ploughman's £7.50
Children £3.50

Cobhams Social and Sports club. Merley (Flight Refuelling club)

If you can't make the evening please consider donating a prize for the draw.

Please ring Colin for more details if required.


Bournemouth Sports Table Tennis Club

It was great to see many of our players in fancy dress on Halloween night at the club. The club was transformed into a dark scary dungeon with eerie sounds.
we played mixed doubles, but also had to adapt to flying bats, spiders and many other strange things interrupting the games, if the game went out to 3 games, the final game was played with a huge eyeball.
Congratulations to Tom & David, who beat Hugo & Ryan in the finals, having to play the last game with a balloon, not forgetting lights going on and off, loud bangs and flying objects.
I think everybody had a spooky time........

Jo was last see leaving the club on a broomstick!......Closely followed by daughter Bex!

Well done Jo!



New Junior Coaching Commences at Portchester School

I am delighted to inform you that on Saturday 16th January 2010, The Bournemouth and District Table Tennis Association will be commencing a 10 week coaching programme for Juniors.

Porchester School will be the venue. There will be two sessions each Saturday morning, one for beginners, between 9:30am and 11am, and a second session for intermediate players between 11 and 12:30pm.

The cost of these weekly sessions will be £2:00. (It is hoped that each player will commit to the 10 weeks.) Places will be limited to 20 in each class.

Coaching Articles

Hi All,
I hope you are OK with me postng these articles here ? I thought they might, at the very least, stimulate some thought - and that's what's it about at the end of the day. Its difficult to cover the complexities of the game in a one page summary whilst at the same time not wanting to create too much content in one go.


Bournemouth Sports Table Tennis Club

Bournemouth Sports Table Tennis Club remain undefeated in Division 4 South after the second weekend of fixtures. Competent performances by Hannah Hicks, Matthew Haynes, Nathan Bingham, Tom Andrews and Brian Burn resulted in wins over Hastings 5-3, Batts Team Peniel III 8-0, Westbury White Horses 8-0 and Metropolitan Police 8-0.

Hannah Hicks played some excellent table tennis and won every one of her eight sets 3-0. The most outstanding performance of the weekend was Nathan's win over Dave Butler in the match against Hastings. Butler was undefeated in all his eight sets during the first weekend but Nathan won 11-2 11-2 11- 6!

The outcome of these matches and other matches played means that the team lead the league by three points from Hastings and Ellenborough II. The strengh in depth of the players in the squad make the team difficult to beat in this division. This season six players have represented the club in the National League and they have recorded 43 wins and only 5 losses. Hopefully the winning sequence will continue in the remaining six matches and promotion to Division 3 South will be achieved.

Tressa comes of age

Bournemouth Sports Table Tennis Club

A fabulous weekend for the new member of our Bournemouth Sports 'B' Team at Bridlington in the new Cadet 4 Star Event. On the Saturday Tressa, playing in the International Team Tournament with Charleigh Kirby (under the banner of Bournemouth Sports), beat national teams from Ireland and Wales to reach the final against a very strong England team of Emily Bates and Tin Tin Ho. Although our girls lost 0 --3, the games were close and Tressa in fact took Tin Tin to 5.

But it was on the Sunday that Tressa really came of age. After a tough group she was seeded to meet Emily Bates England No 1 in the quarters and this was undoubtedly the match of the tournament. With both girls playing open attack some of the rallies were 6, 7 or 8 balls played over the whole table with power and spin and at a pace that left onlookers gasping. Tressa won the first, lost the second and from 8 -- 6 up in the third just failed to close the game out. But from then on she made no mistake, keeping her head and taking both the 4th and 5th games.

John Hilton Course Coaching Notes August 2009

Please find attached notes written up James Lewis.
These summarise the weekend and the various teaching and tips delivered by John.
Also included are the practice drills.

Thanks James!

Block Chop - A Stroke from the past .......

I've created a brief article on Block Chop - A stroke from the past in some ways as you don't often see it in today's game. Hope you find the article of some interest and give it a go ! There are other ways to create the shot to do experiment and have some fun.

Regional Coach Educational Day

This is a great opportunity to attend a workshop to to update you knowledge and to meet other local coaches from around the region.

The course will be held as follows :

26th September - Okehampton TTC 10am to 4pm

27th September - Townsend Community Centre 9:30am to 3:30pm.

For more details - please see the form attached.

National League

Bournemouth Sports Table Tennis Club


New team Bournemouth Sports and relegated Hastings look to be on a second weekend collision course after both sides made perfect starts to the Season in division four South of the Senior British Table Tennis League. It is Bournemouth who lead the way with a superb record of 30 games out of 32 with Hastings only two games adrift.

Bournemouth operating with a squad of five players - experienced hands Brian Garraway and Brian Burn and three very promising younger players - Matthew Haynes, Nathan Bingham and Stephen Foster ran riot beating Metropolitan Police (8-0), Waterside (7-1), Pavilion Brighton III (7-1) and third-placed Ellenborough II (8-0). Such was their level of domination that they came perilously close to winning all 32 sets. The two games they lost were both surrendered by the narrowest margins with Matthew Haynes succumbing 11-6, 10-12, 11-4, 6-11, 14-16 to Christos Hanides and Brian Burn missing out by a tantalising 9-11, 12-10, 10-12, 13-11, 10-12 margin against an inspired Sarah Stedman. With players of the calibre of Tony Clayton, Mark Wicker and Hannah Hicks on their books as well this really is a top-class division four side.