Louis Price, Stan Shilton and coach Dan Ives have just returned from the 26th andro Kids Open, held from the 21st to 23rd August 2015 in Dusseldorf, Germany. Over 1400 kids participated in 8 different age categories from 1999 to 2006.
Last Friday the 21st August, myself, Louis Price and Stan Shilton travelled from Bristol to Dusseldorf in Germany where the boys took part in the Andro Kids Open. The Open is Europe’s biggest Table Tennis event with over 1400 youth participants.
In the under 12 category Louis Price had a great run to the semi-finals where he lost to the eventual winner 11-9 in the fifth. A great result with lots of matches over the weekend gaining Louis a bronze medal. Louis has been training very hard leading up to he event having taken part in training camps in Belgium and France. With over 40 countries represented, this marked a great end to a successful summer on Louis hectic table tennis schedule.
In the under 13 category Stan Shilton made it through to the last 16 losing a tight 5 setter to a strong opponent from Germany. The duo gained excellent experience with a lot of matches against a wide variation of players with different styles. An excellent International debut for Stan Shitlon.
Bristol Table Tennis Coach Dan Ives, commented – “their hard work is paying off, a great result competing against some very good European players”.
Stan Shilton (left) and Louis Price (right) taking on Holland in the team event.