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  • Leicester & District: Kerry shines for Thringstone

    January 13, 2020

    Closest result so far in Division One as the second half of the Leicester & District season gets under way was a trappy little fixture between Arnesby and Thringstone that finished 5-5.

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  • Obituary: Peter Fordham, Bury St Edmunds stalwart

    December 2, 2019

    Peter Fordham – table tennis player, coach and committee member – has passed away at the age of 80.

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  • Leicester & District: Logjam at the top

    The top of Division Five of the Leicester and District League is ticking like a timebomb at the moment with four teams within touching distance.

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  • Leicester & District: Chasing pack lose ground

    November 18, 2019

    While Desford Village rule the roost at the top of Division Two of the Leicester and District League, their three closest rivals battling it out for the other promotion spot all lost.

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  • Leicester & District: Desford flying high

    November 11, 2019

    Desford Village first team solidified their position at the top of Division Two in the Leicester & District League with an overwhelming 10-0 success over Great Glen who are by no means one of the lower teams in this division.

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  • Leicester & District: Perry good show!

    November 4, 2019

    The first three results through from Division One of the Leicester and District League have all been 5-5 draws.

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  • Leicester & District: Holwell keep up form

    October 7, 2019

    Holwell Sports are going great guns in Division One of the Leicester & District League, overwhelming Electricity II by 8-2, although the result always seems slightly dulled as Holwell tend to give the doubles away.

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  • Leicester & District: Metcalf impresses on debut

    September 30, 2019

    AW Wolvey got on to the winning trail in Division One with a 7-3 success over Electricity when Nigel Metcalf, playing his first match in Leicester, won a good looking maximum.

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  • Bristol 4* draw published

    August 23, 2019

    Well over 100 players are competing at the Bristol 4* Centenary Open next weekend – and the draw is now out.

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  • Club’s Bat and Chat sessions take off

    August 9, 2019

    Just over six months ago Cheslyn Hay TTC in the Midlands started their first Bat and Chat session supported by four local league playing club members. It now runs every Thursday afternoon at Salem Methodist Church.

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  • Bristol entry deadline extended

    August 6, 2019

    The entry deadline for the Bristol 4* Centenary Open has been extended until Saturady, August 10.

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  • Award accolade for shining light Rod

    Rod Lewis has been named Solihull Disabled Sportsman of the Year for 2019, for his remarkable return to the sport, after suffering from an acute form of OCD for many years.

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  • Meet Commonwealth medallists in Birmingham this weekend

    July 26, 2019

    To celebrate three years to go until the Commonwealth Games, Birmingham 2022, a free family friendly public celebration is taking place this Saturday, with Maria Tsaptsinos and Denise Payet attending.

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  • Leicester & District: Young team shine in Tankard

    July 2, 2019

    The Leicester League’s summer competition for the Elbow Tankard, a competition now into its sixth decade and is a team handicap league culminating in semi-final and final play-offs. This season there are four divisions, two of four teams and two of three.

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  • Leicester & District: Cup final is a thriller

    April 29, 2019

    Despite the Leicester League’s attempts to secure as near a level playing fields as possible for their cup competitions by restricting entries by way of the grading system, it is still difficult to secure many entries, perhaps due to having too many events these days as they originally came along when the league had almost 20 divisions.

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  • Bursary will help more female coaches to qualify

    April 24, 2019

    Women and girls can get help to take steps into a coaching career through the Table Tennis England Female Coaching Bursary, launched today.

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  • Leicester & District: Thriller ends league season

    April 15, 2019

    Done and dusted, that is the Leicester & District League for this season, the only outstanding matches playing wise are the various cup finals in the week coming up before the Presentation Evening and Annual General Meeting next month as another season is prepared for.

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  • Under 12 National Cup, Blackpool – 13/14 April 19

    April 11, 2019

    The TT England Under 12 National Cup is taking place this weekend at Blackpool Table Tennis Club, based at Blackpool Sports Centre, showcasing some of […]

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  • Leicester & District: Rare defeat for Unicorn

    April 8, 2019

    As we neared the end of this Leicester & District League season there was a flurry of matches in Division One including several by the successful defending champions, Unicorn, who did not have things all their own way.

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  • Leicester & District: Smith denies whitewash

    April 1, 2019

    Officially the Leicester & District League reached the end of its season this week but has a further two weeks for postponed matches to be played, and these are certainly needed in Division Five which has an unprecedented 10 matches still outstanding – fortunately, at the moment, all having a date attached to be played on.

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