Blitz TTC Junior Table Tennis League 2022/23
This is a fantastic opportunity for young people in and around the Worksop, Gainsborough, Retford and other surrounding areas, to access some reasonably regular competitive play against players of a similar age and ability to them. For a lot of players, this may well be their first taste of competitive table tennis, and this should be an opportunity for those players to grasp at and enjoy what competitive table tennis has to offer. For those more experienced players, the league will provide some great local competition against players of a similar age and ability, which will be fantastic for their development within the sport.
The Blitz TTC Junior Table Tennis League is open to boys and girls of all abilities, who are still at school.
The cost of the league is £40.00, and this covers all 8 days of competition. The league will take place from 1.30pm – 5.00pm on the following Saturday dates:
Saturday 8th October 2022
Saturday 19th November 2022
Saturday 17th December 2022
Saturday 21st January 2023
Saturday 25th February 2023
Saturday 25th March 2023
Saturday 6th May 2023
Saturday 24th June 2023
By registering for the league, players are making a commitment to attend all dates given above.
The format of the league will be, where possible, divisions of 5-7 players, ensuring that all players will have a minimum of 4 singles matches per day. Each match will consist of playing 3 sets where a point is awarded for each set won. After each days play, players will be promoted or relegated depending on points won in that round. Promotion and relegation will only take place across the first 6 rounds, thereafter the divisions will be fixed for the final 2 dates which will determine the champions from each division.
All matches will be played at the following address:
Redlands Table Tennis Centre
For all enquiries on the league, please do not hesitate to contact me.
Payments can be made either via cash or bank transfer, and forms can either be emailed back to myself ([email protected]) or posted back to me: Amy Gittings, 80 Sunningdale Way, Gainsborough, Lincolnshire, DN21 1JE
Deadline for payment and final entries is 1st October 2022
Tel – 07919036155
Email – [email protected]
All set up and ready for this evening's League Presentation of Trophies and Awards.
Divisional Championship Results
At the end of what has been a long season the divisional titles are now confirmed.
Division 1 Champions
Worksop Welfare ‘A’.
Congratulations to the squad: Richard Element and Chris Cattell.
Division 2 Champions
Worksop Harriers ‘X’
Congratulations to the squad: Ian Henderson, Ben Crapper, Mark Bloomer and Mark Cooper
Division 3 Champions
Worksop Harriers ‘B’
Congratulations to the squad: Aziz Saiepour, Neil Fisher, Dave Lyus and Graham Stent
A special mention to Division 1 player Richard Element, Division 2 player Ian Henderson and Division 3 player Aziz Saiepour who end the season with a 100% win record in all league matches played.
League AGM - A Message from the General SecretaryPlease note the League’s AGM this year is taking place at Stanley Street Sports and Social Club, Stanley Street, Worksop, S81 7HXThe meeting takes place on Tuesday 14th June and starts at 7:00pmAs per rule 3a in the handbook, each team should send at least one representativePlease see the proposals below for you to consider which will be discussed and voted on at the meeting:Proposals
- Division 1 and 2 teams to return to 3 member teams with Division 3 remaining as Pairs teams
- All teams in all three divisions to return to 3 member teams
- All competitions to be held at the beginning or end of the season
- If the League continues with the Pairs format next season, where clubs have more than one team in the same division, players are allowed to play for another team within their club (1 match per week)Kind Regards, Neil Penny (General Secretary)
Worksop Masters – Result
Yesterday evening the end of season Worksop Masters Tournament was held showcasing the talent of six of the League’s top players.
In Group A the first match to the table was between Terry Emmerson and Andy Lee. A good opener to the competition saw some excellent play from both players but the Open Singles Champion, Terry, proved to be just too strong and he took the match 3 : 0.
The second Group A Match was between Simon Chatterton and Andy Lee and this was won 3 : O by Simon to set up a decider for the final between Simon and Terry.
Terry took the first game 11:7 before Simon came back with some excellent play to win the next two games 12:10 and 11:9. In the fourth game Terry came back to take it 11:7 to set up a thrilling fifth end. Simon got off to a good start and at the change of ends was 5:3 up and he never looked back taking the game 11:6 to win set and secure his place in the final.
In Group B the first match on the table was between Chris Cattell and Farrel Anthony. Chris played some excellent table tennis and took the match 3:0.
In the second game Farrell bounced back from his defeat by Chris to win a close match against Dave Kelly 3:0 with the third game going to 20:18!
Dave then played Chris and once again there was close competition between both players. Although Chris won the match 3:0 the second and third games were both very close 14:12 and 12:10. Chris’s win secured his place in the final.
The final between Chris and Simon proved to be a very competitive match with both players playing their best table tennis of the night. Simon took the first game 11:6 only for Chris to come back and take the next two 11:6 and 11:7. In the fourth game it was close all the way but Chris just edged it 12:10 to win the match and the title of Worksop Masters Champion.
Congratulations to all six players on providing a very entertaining evening of table tennis for the spectators who attended and, of course, huge congratulations to Chris Cattell on his victory.