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  • Liam and Paul into Qatar Open final!

    March 6, 2020

    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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Baldwin’s bold win earns spot on Finals Day

    February 29, 2020

    Mari Baldwin caused the upset of the day as she defeated second seed Denise Payet to reach the Women’s Singles semi-finals at the Mark Bates Ltd National Championships.

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  • Paralympians through to finals

    Three Paralympians are into tomorrow’s finals at the Mark Bates Ltd National Championships, but in many ways the day belongs to Shae Thakker.

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  • Enhanced spectator experience at the Nationals

    Spectators at the Mark Bates Ltd National Championships will have noticed a few changes designed to improve their experience of our flagship event.

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  • Walker & Ho are top pair again

    February 28, 2020

    Sam Walker & Tin-Tin Ho brought down the curtain on the first day of the Mark Bates Ltd National Championships in Nottingham by winning the Mixed Doubles title.

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  • Walsh books Pitchford clash after family battle

    Ethan Walsh will have a crack at England No 1 Liam Pitchford in the last 16 – after getting past his brother-in-law in the group stage at the Mark Bates Ltd National Championships.

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  • Payet and Savill win under-21 titles

    Denise Payet and Luke Savill won the biggest singles titles of their careers by claiming the under-21 men’s and women’s singles gold medals on day one of the Mark Bates Ltd National Championships, both upgrading from their silver medals last year.

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  • SBL Premier Division plays of the week!

    February 26, 2020

    Watch some of the best shots and rallies from Urban TTC’s tight victory against Ormeau in the SBL Premier Division.

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  • BBC to show Nationals finals

    Finals Day at the Mark Bates Ltd National Championships will be shown live on the BBC Sport website.

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  • Nationals draws published

    February 25, 2020

    The draws for the Mark Bates Ltd National Championships have been published, with the tournament getting under way with the under-21 events on Friday morning at the University of Nottingham.

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  • World Championships postponed

    The World Championships, due to be held in South Korea next month, have been postponed because of the Coronavirus emergency.

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