Central News Articles

  • Obituary: Jose Rogers, Leicester stalwart

    January 25, 2021

    Jose Rogers, who was a veritable stalwart of table tennis in the Leicester area for over 60 years, sadly died last week. 

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  • Nominate a local hero to star in Games campaign!

    October 14, 2020

    The search is on for a Hometown Hero of table tennis to be one of the faces of the next Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games advertising campaign.

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  • Leicester & District: Coaching on an upswing

    October 12, 2020

    Gradually table tennis is beginning to gain momentum in the Leicester area as everyone keeps their fingers crossed that virus figures don’t increase too much again with the city already having been subjected to the longest lockdown.

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  • Nottingham table tennis round-up

    The latest news from Nottingham and District Table Tennis Association.

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  • Leicester & District: Clubs beginning to build activity

    October 6, 2020

    With local lockdown curtailing the start of table tennis in Leicester when other areas were able to get back to playing it is good to report a building up of activity, especially coaching on various fronts.

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  • Obituary: Russell Winfield, Grantham coach

    April 17, 2020

    Tributes have been paid to a table tennis legend in the Grantham area. Russell Winfield passed away on Friday, April 10, aged 59.

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  • Women’s Coaching Bursary Spotlight 2

    March 23, 2020

    The female coaching bursary has been really successful with 22 Females being supported through their Level 1,2, 3’s. The bursary has provided ongoing support via […]

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  • Table Tennis England: How to stay in touch

    March 18, 2020

    Due to the current situation with Coronavirus Table Tennis England have followed the Government advice to allow all workers to work from home.

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  • Leicester & District: Bentley shines

    March 16, 2020

    Possibly the best performance of the week in the Leicester and District League came in Division One when Knighton Park II faced their own third team comprising of juniors for whom the youngest of the lot at 15, Oscar Bentley, won all three to take his team very close to a shock success.

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  • Leicester & District: Lutterworth’s decisive day

    March 14, 2020

    Having previewed the top clash of the week in Division Four of the Leicester & District League seven days ago with Lutterworth marginally ahead of Syston Casuals III and the two facing each other almost certainly for the championship, the reality was spectacular, but in an unexpected way.

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  • Leicester & District: Five-way fight for promotion

    March 3, 2020

    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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  • Leicester & District: Dramatic win for Goons

    February 24, 2020

    Needing to find some way of revitalising their flagship team handicap competition after falling entries the County Association did a survey and, as a result, changed the format so that all matches in a round would be played on a pre-ordained date under the same roof.

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  • It’s time to enter the Inter-Regionals

    February 19, 2020

    There is still time to enter the qualifying stage for this year’s Inter-Regional Championships, with events around the country in March, feeding into the national finals in May.

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  • Nottingham Closed Championships report

    February 17, 2020

    The annual Nottingham Closed Championships were played over the weekend of January 11-12 at Sycamore Table Tennis Club. As always the first days play consisted of all the junior events, divisional singles events for Division 2 and 3 players, a handicap competition and a drawn doubles event.

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  • Leicester & District: Berry good show!

    One of the best individual performances of the week in the Leicester and District League came in Division One when James Berry, who has been playing for Knighton Park II for a couple of years and improving all the time, took a very fine maximum against Thringstone to help his team to a 5-5 draw, beating players graded well above himself in the process.

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  • Leicester & District: Gong makes a mark

    February 10, 2020

    There was a flurry of excitement in Division One of the Leicester & District League when it was learned that a young lady from China would be joining the Unicorn second team. Already Yu Yu Gong has played in three matches and made her mark.

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  • Leicester & District: Wolvey win an unusual one

    February 3, 2020

    Results from Division One of the Leicester and District League are a little sparse of late but an unusual one to come through was that of AW Wolvey beating Knighton Park II 6-4.

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  • Leicester & District: Trio lead competitive Division 5

    January 27, 2020

    Just because it is the lowest division doesn’t mean that Division Five is not competitive. In fact, just the opposite yet it also offers the chance for clubs to put teams of new players into the league to give them a taste so that the division very often becomes almost two separate ones.

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  • Leicester & District: Desford maintain advantage

    January 20, 2020

    Desford Village’s first team continue to rule the roost in Division Two of the Leicester & District League, their latest result an 8-2 beating of one of the teams vying for the runners-up spot, Abbots Road, who had Vishal Parmar winning their two sets.

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  • Spotlight 1 on Chrissy Sykes L1 Female Bursary applicant

    January 14, 2020

    Over recent months Table Tennis England have been supporting over 21 Females to gain their coaching qualifications through a Female Bursary Scheme. The aim is […]

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