Liam Pitchford celebrates his victory at last year's Nationals (picture by Alan Man)

Watch Pitchford go for a six-hit at Nationals!

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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!

The 2019 champion and England No 1 heads to Nottingham knowing that a successful defence will move him into joint second place on the all-time list of champions.

There are still tickets available for all three days of the tournament – click below to book your place.

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Pitchford’s incentive is to join England colleague Paul Drinkhall and former England coach – now Technical Director – Alan Cooke on that milestone, as well as a legend from the earlier days of the Championships, Denis Neale. Des Douglas is out in front with 11 Men’s Singles titles.

Pitchford & Drinkhall are also hot favourites as a pair to win the Men’s Doubles for the seventh time and Pitchford said: “It would be good to get No 6, that would put me level with Paul and Cookie and that’s the motivation. Me and Paul will go for another doubles title as well, hopefully.

“It’s always nice to win the Nationals. It’s nice to play in England in front of a home crowd and show people in England that we can play good table tennis.”

Click here to visit the event homepage to find out more about the Mark Bates Ltd National Championships.

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