Get set for our Nationals rewind!

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Paul Stimpson

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Get set to enjoy world-class table tennis as we celebrate the Mark Bates Ltd National Championships one year on!

Last year’s event was one of the last competitions played before the coronavirus restrictions hit, but what a tournament it was, culminating in a mesmeric Finals Day packed with the best talent in the country and showcased live on the BBC website.

With new sponsor Mark Bates Ltd on board as part of a long-term commitment to support our sport, it certainly lived up to billing as the blue riband event of the year.

Sadly, this year’s Nationals cannot be held, but we are rewinding 12 months to relive the Finals Day medal matches from 2020 in full this weekend.

Simply visit our Facebook page at 10am, 2pm and 5pm on both Saturday and Sunday to relive all the excitement from the David Ross Sports Village in Nottingham.

Revel in the thrilling men’s singles final between our top two players as Liam Pitchford bids to move level with Paul Drinkhall by winning the title for the sixth time.

Don’t miss out on the fairytale occasion in the women’s singles as surprise package Mari Baldwin – at 15, the youngest finalist – takes on three-time champion Tin-Tin Ho.

And be sure to tune in for two fantastic para finals, featuring Paralympic heroes Ross Wilson and Kim Daybell in the standing final and Jack Hunter-Spivey taking on young pretender Dan Bullen in the wheelchair showpiece.

Throw in the thrills and spills of two doubles finals and you have the perfect weekend playlist! Here’s the programme in full:

Saturday February 27:
10am: Para Wheelchair final – Jack Hunter-Spivey v Dan Bullen
2pm: Men’s doubles final – Liam Pitchford & Paul Drinkhall v Sam Walker & Tom Jarvis
5pm: Women’s singles final – Tin-Tin Ho v Mari Baldwin

Sunday February 28:
10am: Para Standing final – Ross Wilson v Kim Daybell
2pm: Women’s doubles final – Tin-Tin Ho & Evie Collier v Denise Payet & Emily Bolton
5pm: Men’s singles final – Liam Pitchford v Paul Drinkhall

Mark Bates Ltd’s sponsorship of the Nationals is part of a long-term commitment to support our sport.

As well as the headline sponsorship, Mark Bates Ltd offers the best value insurance to members of the table tennis family through the Insurance That Supports Our Sport initiative, and for each policy purchased they are making an additional contribution to Table Tennis England to help fund the sport’s grassroots.

Click here for more information about Insurance That Supports Our Sport.

In addition, don’t forget that Compete or Compete Plus members of Table Tennis England are eligible to access for FREE the Mark Bates Ltd. Premier Club, where you can enjoy a huge range of new benefits and discounts on household brands including Halford, Waitrose, Sky, Argos and Expedia.

Click here for more information about this and other membership benefits.

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