TableTennisDaily Bristol Team Undefeated At First Weekend of British league!

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On the 10th and 11th of September the first ever senior TableTennisDaily team made a successful start in their British league debut remaining undefeated, winning three and drawing one match.

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The team got off to the perfect start beating Generation table tennis club 10-0. It wasn’t all plain sailing however, Emily Standing going deep into the 5th set against Callum Ashworth taking it 11-9. Team number 1 Anthony Kent won player of the match after a dominant performance.

The second match of the weekend was much closer. Foresters TTC, with England Junior number 2, Kate Cheer, put up a strong fight. The England international took both table tennis daily players, Thomas Jeffcott and Tom Lewis out in 5 sets.

Jeffcott made up for his loss by just beating Rebecca George in a nail biting 5th set match. With the final set score ending 21-19. Anthony Kent and Peter Ives won both of their matches again and the Match finished 6-4 to TableTennisDaily.

The second day started in a similar fashion to the first with TTD winning 9-1 against Brighton TTC. Brighton’s only win was through Spanish player Pedro Santos who handed Peter Ives his only loss of the weekend, beating Ives 3-2. Player of the match was given to Thomas Jeffcott who played well winning his two matches easily 3-0.

Unfortunately his form did not continue in the final match of he weekend against a second Forrester’s TTC team, where he lost both matches. Emily standing also lost her two matches against tricky opposition. However the match was saved again by Anthony Kent who carried on his winning ways. He played at the top of his game beating both Forrester’s players 3-0. His last two wins giving him an 100% record for the entire weekend. This stat was made even more impressive by the fact he didn’t drop a single set.

Both Standing and Jeffcott made up for their singles losses by paring up with Kent and Tom Lewis in the doubles matches winning both. Lewis played well winning one and losing one which meant the match ended in a 5-5 draw.

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The three wins and one draw puts the TableTennisDaily team at second in the table behind Waterside TTC. TTD have yet to play Waterside though so winning the league is still in their grasp.

The next weekend of matches is due to be played on the 12th and 13th of November, and the team are already looking foreword to further push for promotion to National B.

TableTennisDaily would like to thank our official team sponsors at Zig Zag education and Houlihan & Co Excavations for their fantastic help and support.

Bristol qualify into the British Junior League for the first time in 16 years!

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The TableTennisDaily Bristol Junior team made headlines this weekend as the first Bristol Junior team to qualify into the British Junior League in 16 years. The BJL is the most prestigious table tennis under 18’s league in the UK held at the Velodrome in Derby throughout the season.

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With a young team consisting of Ethan Chapman (16), Louis Price(12), Joe Walmsley (15), Greg Small (15) and Joe Sheppard (15) the boys rose to the top of the qualifying tournament after resounding wins over Drumchapel Scotland, Plymouth and Cardiff (all 6-0) and Hereford (5-1). In the final match to decide qualification, the Bristol team played top seeds Bishop Auckland, who had an Italian top 10 player in their ranks, and managed a 3-3 draw synonymous with group winners and qualification into the British Junior League for season 2016-2017. Joe Walmsley won two vital matches to bring the scoreline to 3-3. It was, Louis Price, aged just 12, who took the deciding set against the Northerners to seal qualification.

Coach Daniel Ives commented, “The team spirit was exceptional – a little like Leicester in the Premier league, I think this was one of the key elements that pushed the boys to reach peak performance. Now back to the training hall preparing for the league season which starts in September!

Bristol’s Louis Price wins Silver at the English National Championships

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It’s been a busy end of season for Bristol’s Louis Price on the Table Tennis circuit. Having had his 12th birthday in May, the St Bede’s pupil had a packed calendar of competition.

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Following his hard training with the England Junior team over the last few months, Louis moved onto Preston for the English National Championships held over the weekend of 25th/26th June. He continued his good form with a Bronze in the Under 13 Doubles on the Saturday and Silver in the Under 12 Singles losing a high tempo match against the number 1 seed.

Prior to the Nationals, Louis was selected to play at the Danish International tournament just outside Copenhagen and came away with winning gold in the U13 team event. He remained unbeaten over 2 days of grueling matches, beating both the number 1 and 2 seeds in the competition along the way.

Daniel Ives, his coach said “the hard work Louis has put in over the last year has paid off very well – Runner-Up at the Nationals is a great achievement – This will give his huge confidence with tough competitions over the summer in Malta, Germany and finally at the Euro Championships in France at the end of August”

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I am very proud of the Bristol players at the National Championships this weekend! Outstanding play by Berty Kelly taking gold in the under 11 singles! Louis Price and doubles partner David Gofton finished third in the under 13’s event. Excellent play by Benjamin Greve reaching the Quarter Final of the under 11’s.

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May 2016 camp with Dan and Tom Maynard!

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This May Bristol Table Tennis Coach Daniel Ives has teamed up with Reading Table Tennis Coach Tom Maynard in an exciting new training camp at the Kingfisher Table Tennis Club in Reading. The camp will run on Sunday 8th May 2016.

Training Camp 1

  • Daniel Ives: (Head Coach) Bristol Senior Champion, STIGA certified coach with over 10 years coaching experience.
  • Tom Maynard: (Assistant Coach) Current top 12 senior UK player with a wide range of coaching experience.

This camp will provide a professional, fun and friendly environment for all players to learn.

The training camp will use the new plastic balls. Each session is a duration of 4 hours.

Date: Sunday 8th May 2016
Time: Either 9am-1pm and 2pm-6pm
Cost: £40 per player
Enquiry: Daniel Ives at daniel@bristoltabletenniscoach.co.uk
Venue: Kingfisher Table Tennis Club, Woodlands Avenue, Woodley, Reading

There are two training slots throughout the day, you will be put into one of the slots depending on applicants received. Your session will be 4 hours of intense, focused practice with coaching feedback.

Limited spaces so book early to avoid disappointment by contacting Daniel Ives at daniel@bristoltabletenniscoach.co.uk. If you have any enquires, just send me and email and I will get back to you.

Dan