National News Articles

  • Table tennis boost for Sport Relief

    March 16, 2020

    A 24-hour table tennis marathon at the BBC headquarters in Manchester raised more than £1,500 for Sport Relief – with some big names from the sport joining in.

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  • Wolverhampton Grand Prix cancelled

    The Wolverhampton Grand Prix on March 21-22 has been cancelled due to venue closure by Wolverhampton City Council.

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  • Saints and PPong on top at VBL

    Bribar St Neots Saints and PPong women took the Premier Division titles at the Veterans’ British League.

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  • Double joy for Ackworth at schools finals

    March 14, 2020

    Ackworth School won a double in the under-16 category at the Butterfly School Team Championships in Hinckley.

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  • Baldwin is star attraction at schools finals

    March 12, 2020

    With only two defending champions in the field, the Butterfly School Team Championship National Finals at Hinckley this weekend could be the most open in several years.

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  • Bat and Chat success for Ramsbottom TT Academy

    March 11, 2020

    A new Bat and Chat session that was started in October 2019 via Be TT funding support has proven to be a real success. The […]

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

    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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  • Brighton’s inspiration factor earns top award

    March 10, 2020

    Brighton TTC cemented its status as an inspiring club by winning a prestigious Sport and Recreation Alliance award.

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  • It’s a case of ‘ping long’ for BBC Sport Relief

    March 5, 2020

    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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  • Cast your vote and help Steve win!

    March 4, 2020

    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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  • 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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