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  • Pitchford: I want to be at this level all the time

    March 9, 2020

    Liam Pitchford hailed a “massive step” in his career as he reflected on a Qatar Open performance which saw him reach his first singles final on the ITTF World Tour – a day after reaching his first doubles final.

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  • Honour in defeat for Pitchford in Qatar Open final

    March 8, 2020

    Liam Pitchford lost the match but won universal respect in his first appearance in an ITTF World Tour final at the world-class Qatar Open.

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  • Stacey pleased with silver

    March 7, 2020

    Joshua Stacey took silver in the men’s class 9 singles in the Costa Brava Para Open in Platja D’Aro. There were bronze medals for Megan Shackleton, Martin Perry and Ashley Facey Thompson.

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  • Liam & Paul beaten by Chinese greats in final

    Liam Pitchford & Paul Drinkhall were defeated 3-1 by the world’s best pair Ma Long & Xu Xin in the Qatar Open doubles final today – but Pitchford will have a chance for revenge over Xu Xin in the singles semi-finals tomorrow.

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  • Payet goes out in Euro quarters

    March 6, 2020

    English involvement ended at the European Under-21 Championships in Croatia as Denise Payet and her partner Hana Arapovic exited in the quarter-finals of the Women’s Doubles.

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  • Liam and Paul into Qatar Open final!

    Liam Pitchford & Paul Drinkhall are into the Men’s Doubles final at the Qatar Open, where Chinese superstars Ma Long & Xu Xin await. Liam is also into the singles quarter-finals.

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  • Liam and Paul march on in Qatar

    March 5, 2020

    Liam Pitchford & Paul Drinkhall are into the semi-finals of the Men’s Doubles at the Qatar Open, while Liam reached the singles last 16 after an eventful end to his opening match.

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  • Payet moves on in doubles after singles exit

    Denise Payet is into the Women’s Doubles last 16 at the European Under-21 Championships, but there was no joy in the singles for Payet or Matthew Daish.

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  • It’s a case of ‘ping long’ for BBC Sport Relief

    The have been some marathon efforts to raise money for Sport Relief down the years, now two BBC producers are turning to table tennis to help fight poverty and inequality.

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  • Pitchford & Drinkhall comeback earns main draw place

    March 4, 2020

    Paul Drinkhall was unable to join Liam Pitchford in the main singles draw of the Qatar Open, but the pair are through in the Men’s Doubles after a tremendous comeback win today.

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  • Cast your vote and help Steve win!

    Your vote could be all-important in helping table tennis coach Steve Bertie win a prestigious national award.

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  • Seven aim to reign in Spain

    Seven British athletes are heading to Spain today to compete in the Costa Brava Para Open which begins tomorrow in Platja D’Aro (March 5-8) as the qualification period for the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games enters its final few weeks.

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  • Premier leaders aim to finish the job at JBL

    It will take a lot to dislodge the two Premier Division leaders as the Junior British League plays to a conclusion at Derby Arena this weekend.

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  • Braintree League: Injury blow for Rayne

    March 3, 2020

    An injury to one of their key players has thrown into doubt Rayne F’s apparent charge to the Braintree Table Tennis League division three title.

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  • Leicester & District: Five-way fight for promotion

    Division Three of the Leicester & District League is boiling up nicely to become a fight between five teams for promotion as some of the top teams let points slip away, albeit to each other.

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  • Clacton & District: Panthers under pressure

    In each of the past seven seasons, Nomads Panthers have won the Division One title of the Clacton & District League by a canter, their final winning margin ranging from a massive 40 points to a still-comfortable 21 points.

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  • Will Bayley: I believe it’s possible to win Tokyo medal

    March 2, 2020

    Will Bayley says self-belief will help him overcome injury and get to the Tokyo Paralympics – where winning a medal would be his biggest achievement.

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  • Volunteers take Pride of place at Nationals

    Volunteers shared centre stage with national champions as the Pride of Table Tennis Awards winners were presented on Finals Day at the Mark Bates Ltd National Championships.

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  • Catch up on the Nationals

    Missed the action in Nottingham? Here’s how to catch up.

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  • Pitchford and Ho take the Nationals spoils

    March 1, 2020

    Liam Pitchford won his sixth Men’s Singles title and Tin-Tin Ho her fourth Women’s Singles on Finals Day of the Mark Bates Ltd National Championships.

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