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  • Leicester & District: Leaders keep up pace

    January 22, 2019

    Runaway leaders in Division Five of the Leicester & District League, Blaby and Whetstone II, had their toughest challenges so far when meeting the two young Knighton Park teams, and were not found wanting.

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  • Can you follow our official pathway to the Commonwealths?

    January 10, 2019

    Table Tennis England is launching a series of umpire training courses primarily aimed at under-25s and females and which could open up a pathway to officiating at major international events including the 2022 Commonwealth Games.

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  • Leicester & District: KP edge cup tie

    December 17, 2018

    One of the closest matches so far in the Leicester & District League’s various graded knockout competitions came in the Saracen Cup for those graded below 170 – roughly under 50% in Division Two – when Knighton Park beat Abbots Road 5-4.

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  • Doran dominates innovative Peterborough event

    December 13, 2018

    Chris Doran gave a dominant display to win the recent Archway Peterborough ‘midweek medal’ senior 1* table tennis championships held at the TOP TABLE venue.

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  • Leicester & District: Leaders pushed by Rogers & Son

    December 4, 2018

    The father/son combination of Chris and Jack Rogers recorded two wins each for Knighton Park firsts in their clash with top team Unicorn firsts in Division One of the Leicester & District League.

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  • Leicester & District: KP youngsters pull clear

    November 26, 2018

    The young team of Knighton Park III scored critical victories in Division Two of the Leicester & District League when they beat both their nearest two rivals 6-4, those two for the time being now battling out second place.

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  • Staffs schools advance to regional finals

    November 21, 2018

    The 2018/19 Staffordshire Schools Team Championships where a great success, run and hosted by Clayton Hall Academy over three Mondays.

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  • Leicester & District: Another whitewash for leaders

    November 19, 2018

    Starting at the other end of the Leicester and District League for a change in Division Five we find the steamrolling Blaby and Whetstone II still handing out 10-0 defeats, their latest being over Nomads IV.

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  • Leicester & District: Unicorn point way to defence

    November 13, 2018

    Defending champions of Division One in the Leicester & District League, Unicorn, did not have a match this week but they still find themselves six points in front at the head of the table and well on the way to retaining the title.

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  • New multi-table facility opens in Huddersfield

    November 5, 2018

    On Saturday November 3rd, 2018 was the official opening of the Deighton and Huddersfield League’s new multi-table tennis centre in Huddersfield. It has taken a […]

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  • Leicester & District: From Ping! to league success story

    October 22, 2018

    Marcin Kasprzyr, a Polish chef who came over to England to live a few years ago, was walking through the centre of Leicester during the summer, minding his own business, and came across a “Ping!” session being organised by Harry White, one of the major coaches of table tennis in this area.

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  • Leicester & District: Holwell players step up

    October 15, 2018

    Holwell Sports maintained top position in Division One of the Leicester & District League when they defeated Electricity II 7-3 using two players from their second team from division three, although they are no slouches at this level.

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  • Maurice honoured for lifetime’s service

    October 12, 2018

    Maurice Fearn, 85, has won the prestigious Paddy and Scott’s Lifetime Achievement Award at the West Suffolk Sports Awards.

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  • Doran shows class in strong field

    October 9, 2018

    Chris Doran (Northamptonshire) showed his class to win the recent Archway Peterborough ‘midweek medal’ senior 1* table tennis championships held at the TOP TABLE venue.

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  • Leicester & District: Iacovou makes strong start

    October 8, 2018

    Looking a bit further down the Leicester & District League first up for a change, in this case to Division Four, it is already building up very nicely with at least five teams vying at the top.

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  • Healthy turnout for NHS tournament

    October 2, 2018

    A national Table Tennis tournament for NHS staff past and present to mark the health service’s 70th anniversary was held on Sunday 23rd September at Draycott Table Tennis centre in Derby.

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  • Leicester & District: KP beaten by Holwell

    October 1, 2018

    Although Knighton Park’s first team sit on top of Division One of the Leicester & District League, defending champions Unicorn will not go away. The Park lost for the first time in three while Unicorn have won two from two.

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  • Leicester & District: New-look Holwell push champs

    September 24, 2018

    Holwell Sports have a whole new team in Division One of the Leicester & District League with three players moving over from the Nottingham League to join James Morley.

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  • Jepson wins on home territory

    September 18, 2018

    Adam Jepson of Archway Peterborough Table Tennis Club won the second ‘Chip & Ping’ senior 1* open held at the TOP TABLE venue in Peterborough.

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  • Obituary: Gordon Sanders, former National Councillor

    September 17, 2018

    Gordon Sanders, of Leicester, has died aged 79 after a long and brave struggle against cancer. He was the County Chairman of Leicestershire Table Tennis Association and a former National Councillor for Leicestershire.

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