England Leopards News Articles


  • 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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  • Pitchford knocked out of WTT Macao

    November 26, 2020

    Liam Pitchford was knocked out of the WTT Macao competition as South Korea’s Jeoung Youngsik won a close match in the Battle Round Two stage.

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  • Pitchford takes to WTT in style with opening victory

    November 25, 2020

    Liam Pitchford’s first experience of World Table Tennis was a positive one as he recovered from losing the first set to beat South Korea’s Jang Woojin 3-1 (9-11, 11-4, 11-10, 11-7).

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  • Pitchford excited by new WTT era

    November 24, 2020

    Liam Pitchford will play South Korea’s Jang Woojin as a new era of World Table Tennis is launched in Macao tomorrow – and is excited by the new look and new format it brings.

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  • Not good enough, admits honest Pitchford

    November 20, 2020

    Liam Pitchford admitted his match against Hugo Calderano at the ITTF Finals left him feeling “disappointed and quite angry with myself”.

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  • Pitchford sent tumbling by Calderano

    November 19, 2020

    Liam Pitchford fell at the first stage of the ITTF Finals in Zhengzhou as he ran into world No 6 Hugo Calderano in blistering form.

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  • Vacancy for National Women’s Coach

    November 18, 2020

    Applications are sought for a National Coach to lead the England women’s team into the 2022 Birmingham Commonwealth Games.

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  • Calderano up first for Pitchford at ITTF Finals

    Liam Pitchford will face Brazil’s Hugo Calderano in the first round of the ITTF Finals in China tomorrow – with a likely meeting against World No 1 Fan Zhendong waiting for the winner.

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  • Pitchford’s World Cup ended by Ovtcharov in thriller

    November 14, 2020

    Liam Pitchford was edged out of the Dishang ITTF Men’s World Cup by Dimitrij Ovtcharov today in a thrilling match lasting just under an hour.

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  • Pitchford storms into World Cup knockout stage

    November 13, 2020

    Liam Pitchford is into the knockout round of the Dishang ITTF Men’s World Cup in China thanks to two impressive victories today.

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  • How to watch Liam’s World Cup campaign

    November 12, 2020

    Liam Pitchford has been drawn against the USA’s Kanak Jha and Chuang Chih-Yuan of Chinese Taipei in the group stage of the Men’s World Cup – find out how you can watch.

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  • England pathway training moves online for lockdown

    November 11, 2020

    The latest on how lockdown 2.0 has affected out England training camps and how we are engaging with players, coaches and parents to help our young pathway players to maximise the work they can do at home.

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