Latest news on Paul Drinkhall

  • Carey and Drinkhall still on Olympic trail despite defeats

    April 23, 2021

    Charlotte Carey and Paul Drinkhall have missed their first chance of qualifying for the Tokyo Olympics via the European Singles Qualification Tournament – Carey in heartbreaking fashion after missing five match points in her first-stage quarter-final.

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  • GB trio reach knockout stage at Olympic qualifiers

    April 22, 2021

    Paul Drinkhall and Charlotte Carey are still going strong in the European Singles Qualification Tournament, but Tin-Tin Ho and Sam Walker have been eliminated. 

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  • Drinkhall double on day one in Portugal

    April 21, 2021

    Paul Drinkhall started with a double victory and Sam Walker, Charlotte Carey and Tin-Tin Ho also picked up wins as the European Singles Qualification Tournament got under way in Portugal today.

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  • Olympic qualifiers draw revealed – how to watch

    April 20, 2021

    The four-strong Team GB contingent at the European Singles Qualification Tournament in Portugal have discovered their first-stage opponents as they battle to secure a place at the Tokyo Olympics.

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  • GB quartet target Olympic place at qualifiers

    April 8, 2021

    Four Team GB players will compete at the European Singles Qualification Tournament in Portugal this month, with places at the Olympic Games at stake.

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  • Fatigue cost me in final, says Pitchford

    March 18, 2021

    Liam Pitchford feels fatigue from his epic semi-final proved costly as he was beaten in the phase 2 final at the world Olympic qualifying tournament – plus reaction from Paul Drinkhall and Tin-Tin Ho to the tournament.

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  • Drinkhall out, but Pitchford has another chance

    March 15, 2021

    Liam Pitchford will hope for better fortunes in stage two of the Olympic singles qualifying tournament, but Paul Drinkhall’s tournament is over following defeats for the top two GB players today. 

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  • Ho and Carey beaten, but men go through

    March 14, 2021

    Liam Pitchford and Paul Drinkhall are safely into day two of the Olympic qualifying tournament, but Tin-Tin Ho and Charlotte Carey lost their second-round matches in six games to higher-ranked opponents.

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  • Olympic qualifiers – where to watch

    March 13, 2021

    Charlotte Carey will be the first Great Britain player in action as the World Singles Qualification Tournament gets under way on Sunday morning.

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  • GB stars ready for Tokyo shot

    March 11, 2021

    Four British players have Tokyo in their sights at the World Olympic Qualifying Tournament starting in Doha, Qatar, on Sunday.

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  • Drinkhall misses out on main draw in Doha

    March 7, 2021

    Paul Drinkhall was unable to join Liam Pitchford in the main draw of the WTT Star Contender in Doha as he was defeated by Romania’s Hunor Szocs in the final qualifying round.

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  • Drinkhall and Walker exit WTT but Ho goes through

    March 1, 2021

    Tin-Tin Ho won her first match at the WTT Contender event in Doha, but Paul Drinkhall was edged out and Sam Walker’s campaign has been ended by injury.

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  • England stars well prepared for competition return

    February 24, 2021

    The long wait for competitive action is nearly over for the England stars heading off to compete at the World Table Tennis (WTT) Middle East Hub.

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  • Pitchford retains top-15 place in rankings

    January 8, 2021

    Liam Pitchford is at No 15 and Paul Drinkhall, Sam Walker and Tin-Tin Ho are in their respective top 100s as the new-style ITTF world ranking lists are published for the first time this week.

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  • Four selected for Olympic qualifying tournament

    January 5, 2021

    Great Britain are sending the maximum permitted four players to the European Olympic Qualifying Tournament in February.

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  • Drinkhall and Walker flying high in French league

    December 3, 2020

    Paul Drinkhall and Sam Walker could be battling for the French League title come the end of the season, with both their teams up in the top three of the table after the first few rounds of matches.

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  • Drinkhall’s winning start in France

    October 26, 2020

    Paul Drinkhall got off to a winning start on his debut for Jura Morez in the French table tennis league, but could not help his team to overall victory.

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  • English trio relishing return to competition

    October 20, 2020

    The long wait is nearly over for Liam Pitchford, Paul Drinkhall and Sam Walker as they tune up for their return to competitive table tennis.

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  • England stars grateful to be back on table

    July 15, 2020

    England’s elite players have returned to training in a strictly controlled environment.

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  • Memories of GB thriller burn bright on Olympic Day

    June 23, 2020

    To celebrate Olympic Day today, we asked Liam Pitchford and Sam Walker about their top Olympic memories. Not surprisingly, they both chose the thriller between Great Britain and France at Rio 2016.

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