TableTennisDaily Bristol Team Undefeated At First Weekend of British league!


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.


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.


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!


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.


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


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.


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”

Saturday under 13’s singles and doubles

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.


May 2016 camp with Dan and Tom Maynard!


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
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 If you have any enquires, just send me and email and I will get back to you.


Bristol flying the flag at the andro Kids Open 2015

andro kids open 2015

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.

andro kids open 2015

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.

louis prize bronze

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.


Successful Summer Camp with Gavin Rumgay and Dan Ives!

Gavin Rumgay & Daniel Ives Camp

This June saw Bristol Table Tennis Coach Daniel Ives team up with 10 x Scottish Table Tennis Champion Gavin Rumgay in an exciting new training camp at the Civil Service Table Tennis Club in Bristol.

The camp took place on Saturday 20th June 2015 and gave players a fantastic opportunity to learn from one of the best coaches and players in the UK.


Thanks to the amazing assistance from training partner Christoph Zickert and Miles Ross.

Stay tuned for our upcoming training camp in London in August.

Here is a video from the training camp below:

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Thanks to everyone who took part, plenty more camps to follow!

Questionnaire for players who took part:

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My trip to China (Part 1 Interview)


Hey everyone,

On Wednesday Ben Larcrombe from Expert Table Tennis interviewed myself about my trip to China. The podcast is broken into 2 parts, with the second part being released next week.


In January 2015 I travelled to Beijing, China with STIGA to film a four-part documentary series called ‘STIGA Presents The Journey Through Chinese Table Tennis’, which you can watch here on TableTennisDaily.

You can listen to part 1 of the podcast below.

In this episode you’ll learn:

What a recreational table tennis club in China is actually like.
All about the Chinese pyramid system and how it works.
How the ping pong schools select and train their young players.
Which drills and exercises they do.
What happens if they are dropped or kicked out along the way.
All about the discipline and strictness of the training environment.
How the training fits around academic work.
About the transition from school to provincial table tennis.
What life is like as a Chinese provincial table tennis player.
How Dan fared against the young Chinese players.
The level of these young players compared to UK standards.

Stay tuned for next weeks part 2 of the interview. I hope you enjoyed it.

Here is the full video series below which is in 4 parts:

Bristol Table Tennis Closed 2015

Bristol Closed 2015

Last Sunday on the 8th February the 2015 Bristol Closed took place at the WISE Campus in SGS College. The day had a fantastic turnout with over 300 games taking place with a staggering 21 events!


It was a great to see so many players from all ages participating. I was there helping and giving advice to players I coach who were also representing my website TableTennisDaily throughout the day. In particular TableTennisDaily’s Dean Cundy who won the prestigious Men’s Singles title for a fourth year in a row. This is the first time this has been achieved since the 1970’s.

Full videos, images and results below.

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Welcome to Dan’s Table Tennis Coaching

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Welcome to my table tennis coaching website. If you are interested in Table Tennis, you have come to the right place. My name is Daniel Ives and I have been a qualified table tennis coach since 2008. I am now a certified STIGA coach along and also a high performance table tennis coach. I hold first aid qualifications along with full CRB checks. I have worked at the Bristol Table Tennis Academy of Sport where i delivered full coaching programmes. These include technical, tactical, strength and conditioning programmes and lots more.
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World’s Longest Table Tennis Rally Broken!


On June 23rd 2014, me and my dad Peter Ives broke the Guinness World Record for the longest table tennis rally. We achieved 8 hours, 40 minutes and 10 second breaking the Record at the Plumstead Radical Club in London.
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