Latest news on Alan Cooke

  • Podcast: Pitchford, Cooke and Evans on the England Pathway

    July 12, 2021

    Listen to Liam Pitchford, Alan Cooke and Gavin Evans, who discuss the developing England Performance Pathway.

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  • Podcast: How and why we created England Skills Awards

    June 28, 2021

    The England Skills Awards are the subject of the latest in our podcast series which goes inside Team England and the performance pathway.

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  • Friday Photos 96: England squads from far off days

    June 9, 2017

    This month, we share some very old photos which were loaned to Diane Webb while she was at the World Championships.

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  • It’s a pair of (t)wins at ESTTA finals!

    April 29, 2017

    Twins Connor and Anna Green won historic titles and there were also victories for brothers Benjamin and Joseph Hee at the Butterfly ESTTA Individual Finals.

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  • Swaythling Club International English branch meeting

    March 9, 2017

    Table Tennis England again kindly hosted the annual meeting of the English branch of the Swaythling Club International on Sunday at the PG Mutual National Championships in Nottingham.

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  • Drinkhalls back in style; Paul and Tin-Tin take singles

    March 5, 2017

    Paul and Jo Drinkhall win the mixed doubles, while Paul Drinkhall and Tin-Tin Ho are singles champions again at the PG Mutual National Championships.

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  • Top players ready to go for Nationals glory

    March 1, 2017

    The waiting is almost over and the best players in the country are ready for the PG Mutual National Championships.

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  • Friday Photos 92: Photos of Alan Cooke

    February 3, 2017

    This month Alan Cooke is featured. Not only one of the best players England has produced but he must now be rated as one of England’s finest coaches.

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  • England slump to defeat in Athens

    January 24, 2017

    England Leopards endured a disappointing night in Athens as hosts Greece won their European Qualifying tie 3-0 tonight.

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  • The year the Leopards roared – review of 2016

    December 23, 2016

    There is no doubt about the achievement – and image – of the year for 2016. It has to be the England Leopards team on the podium at the World Team Championships.

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  • Glamorous evening for Leopards at ITTF Star Awards

    December 8, 2016

    Members of the England Leopards squad have had the red carpet treatment at the ITTF Star Awards in Doha.

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  • England quartet shortlisted for ITTF awards

    November 9, 2016

    An amazing year for England on the world stage has put Paul Drinkhall, Liam Pitchford, Sam Walker and Alan Cooke in the running for more ITTF awards.

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  • First Friday Photos 88: Top players’ early days

    October 7, 2016

    Launching a new series of monthly Friday Photos by looking back at some of our elite players past and present in their early days.

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  • New flagship centre opens at Academy

    September 14, 2016

    A state-of-the-art £450,000 table tennis centre, built with funding from Table Tennis England, has been officially opened at Carlton le Willows Academy.

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  • Obituary: Martin Kinsella

    August 30, 2016

    A Tribute to Martin Kinsella MBE, 1957-2016.

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  • We’re ready to kick on towards Tokyo 2020

    August 23, 2016

    In-depth interviews with the athletes and support staff who performed with distinction at the Rio Olympics.

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  • Alan Cooke is key to winning recipe

    August 22, 2016

    In the excitement of Team GB’s best Olympic table tennis performance, it might be easy to overlook the important roles played by two key people.

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  • Liam Pitchford aiming to Coast to Gold

    Liam Pitchford says winning gold at the 2018 Commonwealth Games has to be the next target after helping to deliver Team GB’s best Olympic performance.

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  • Coach Mentoring scheme launches!

    August 17, 2016

    To help develop our next generation of coaches, we have set up a Coach Mentoring scheme.

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  • China too strong for brave GB

    August 14, 2016

    Team GB’s Rio Olympic odyssey is over after a 3-0 defeat to China in the team quarter-finals – but the scoreline obscures a superb performance by Liam Pitchford, Paul Drinkhall and Sam Walker.

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