England Leopards News Articles

  • Why Germany practice is perfect for Pitchford

    April 12, 2021

    Liam Pitchford believes that missing the European Olympic qualifiers in favour of elite practice opportunities in Germany will help him get in the best shape for Tokyo.

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  • Selection process for European Youth Championships

    April 1, 2021

    England will send a full team to the European Youth Championships, scheduled to be held in Croatia in July.

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  • Pitchford edged out by Karlsson

    March 9, 2021

    Liam Pitchford saw a match point go begging as he was beaten 13-11 in a deciding set by Kristian Karlsson at the WTT Star Contender in Doha.

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  • Hand injury hampers Pitchford in Doha defeat

    March 3, 2021

    Liam Pitchford, hampered by a hand injury, suffered a surprise defeat in the first round of the WTT Contender event in Doha today, going down in four games to world No 144 Andreas Levenko.

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  • Tin-Tin is defeated in Doha

    March 2, 2021

    Tin-Tin Ho was defeated by world No 76 Sarah De Nutte of Luxembourg in the third qualifying round of the WTT Contender event in Doha today.

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  • Drinkhall and Walker exit WTT but Ho goes through

    March 1, 2021

    Tin-Tin Ho won her first match at the WTT Contender event in Doha, but Paul Drinkhall was edged out and Sam Walker’s campaign has been ended by injury.

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  • Athletes can target golden finale to Games

    February 26, 2021

    Table tennis will feature in 20 sessions at the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games, with a possible golden finale to the Games for Team England.

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  • Inside an England training session

    February 25, 2021

    Young athletes from the England performance pathway had an inside track to what it takes to reach the top as they watched an elite training session online – and now you can watch too.

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  • England stars well prepared for competition return

    February 24, 2021

    The long wait for competitive action is nearly over for the England stars heading off to compete at the World Table Tennis (WTT) Middle East Hub.

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  • Juniors make the most of Linz link

    February 18, 2021

    WATCH: England junior players were given inside access to a training session at one of the biggest clubs in Europe – and the chance to question one of the top European players.

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  • Tom and David step up their injury comebacks

    February 9, 2021

    England duo Tom Jarvis and David McBeath are stepping up their rehab after hip operations by returning to the table at squad practice sessions in Nottingham.

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  • Pathway funding a big positive, says Pitchford

    January 15, 2021

    England No 1 Liam Pitchford has welcomed UK Sport’s investment of £1.35 million to fund British table tennis through to the Paris 2024 Olympics.

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  • How ‘wax on, wax off’ is helping our England youngsters

    January 14, 2021

    When members of the England Junior Training Group were given the ‘homework’ of watching The Karate Kid before their latest online session, they might have wondered what relevance it had to their work.

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  • Pitchford retains top-15 place in rankings

    January 8, 2021

    Liam Pitchford is at No 15 and Paul Drinkhall, Sam Walker and Tin-Tin Ho are in their respective top 100s as the new-style ITTF world ranking lists are published for the first time this week.

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  • England pathway squads announced

    December 23, 2020

    An expanded Junior Training Group has been announced alongside new Hopes and Aspire squads after the latest England performance pathway assessments.

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  • Kelly Sibley appointed England women’s coach

    Kelly Sibley is targeting more Commonwealth Games success for England after being appointed National Coach for the England women’s team through to the Birmingham 2022 Games.

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  • Table tennis awarded UK Sport funding to 2024

    December 18, 2020

    British table tennis has been awarded £1.35 million UK Sport funding through to the Paris 2024 Olympics.

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  • Bolton & Co miss out in tight semi-final

    December 8, 2020

    Emily Bolton’s women’s Champions League experience is over after her team Saint Quentinois lost in the semi-finals.

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  • Drinkhall and Walker flying high in French league

    December 3, 2020

    Paul Drinkhall and Sam Walker could be battling for the French League title come the end of the season, with both their teams up in the top three of the table after the first few rounds of matches.

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  • I know what I need to work on, says Pitchford

    November 27, 2020

    Liam Pitchford has reflected on his return to international table tennis after the long months away, as his three-tournament stay in China came to an end at the WTT Macao event. 

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