Senior National Championships News Articles


  • New dates for Mark Bates Ltd Nationals

    August 5, 2020

    The Mark Bates Ltd Senior National Championships 2021 have a new date – January 29-31 – and more players are being given the chance to qualify.

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  • Tees Sport to supply balls for our top events

    June 17, 2020

    Tees Sport has been named the Official Ball Supplier for Table Tennis England and the Senior British League for the 2020/21 season – and is giving our members a 20% off deal to celebrate.

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  • Your Nationals playlist is essential viewing!

    April 2, 2020

    Now is the perfect time to relive the drama and excitement of Finals Day at the Mark Bates Ltd National Championships!

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  • Volunteer Clive happy to be back at the centre of events

    March 11, 2020

    Volunteer Clive Oakman said he felt right at home at the Mark Bates Ltd National Championships as he returned to the sport he served with distinction more than 20 years ago.

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  • Volunteers take Pride of place at Nationals

    March 2, 2020

    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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  • Catch up on the Nationals

    Missed the action in Nottingham? Here’s how to catch up.

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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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  • Watch: Day 3 Mark Bates Ltd National Championships

    February 29, 2020

    The third day of the Mark Bates Ltd National Championships gets under way at 9.30am on Sunday and here’s how you can watch live on the BBC website and keep up to date with all the latest news.

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  • Baldwin’s bold win earns spot on Finals Day

    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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  • BBC to show Nationals finals

    February 26, 2020

    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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  • Watch Pitchford go for a six-hit at Nationals!

    February 20, 2020

    Liam Pitchford is gunning for a historic Men’s Singles title No 6 at the Mark Bates Ltd National Championships next week – and there are still tickets available to watch him and the other leading players in the land!

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  • Tokyo 2020 hopefuls head Nationals line-up

    February 13, 2020

    The line-up of players competing at the Mark Bates Ltd National Championships has been finalised, with Olympic and Paralympic hopefuls heading the field.

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  • Extra prize money at Mark Bates Nationals

    February 11, 2020

    Prize money at the Mark Bates Ltd National Championships has been increased by 25% thanks to the title sponsor of the event.

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  • Mark Bates Limited to sponsor Nationals

    January 23, 2020

    Table Tennis England has agreed a five-year deal with Mark Bates Limited to become title sponsor of the National Championships.

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