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Watch this Very enjoyable short documentary about table tennis in Bryant Park, in New York City. Thanks to Tony Gregan for telling me about it.
Tony has been kicking life into the League's Facebook pages, too, if you haven't noticed already!
Postponed League matches:
FixtureNew date
Swanmore A vs IBM BTuesday 9th April
Please let League Secretary Jill Wilson know if you need to postpone a match, and when you plan to play it.
Whatever became of Chris Prince? A Winchester Singles Finalist in 2010, he then emigrated to Adelaide. In October 2018 he represented South Australia in the National Vets TT Tournament.
New Season is here!
New bat or rubbers required???
Contact Mick Bryant
      01962 865713
Liam Pitchford Vs World Number 3 Dmitri Ovtcharov in Czech Open - see highlights here
Liam recently moved to 16th place in the ITTF World rankings, the highest by an England player since 1980.
Week 21/21

Division 1

IBM A 7-3 Kings A
Jared Schaller put in a superb performance here, beating everyone in a Kings A team that included the current Singles Champion, Ed Slot. IBM A's win is compensation of a sort for losing the final of the Team Eliminating Cup to Kings A a week earlier!

Medstead A 7-3 Five Tees A
It's still theoretically possible for Five Tees A to grab the Runner-up spot after this result, but Medstead A would have to collapse rather dramatically in their 2 outstanding matches for that to happen. Ben Tombs won all 3 Singles, including a tight 5-setter against Singles finalist David Wills.

Division 2

Kings C 2-8 IBM B
3 teams are still all trying to tread each other down in the scramble for the promotion Play-off place. IBM B nailed down an important plank in their campaign with this emphatic win, but they still have to face another of the 3 scramblers, Swanmore A, in a deferred match. 3 wins for Hitender Razora, playing for IBM B.

South Wonston B 5-5 Winnall
Juniors Danny Klinger and Dom Goddard put in some serious work for South Wonston B, winning the Doubles together and 2 Singles each. Winnall have been fulfilling some postponed fixtures to good effect recently, turning an 8-2 defeat at the hands of Medstead B into a 9-1 victory in the return match, with the same sets of players on each side!

Five Tees C 10-0 Swanmore A
The gulf between the top team, Five Tees C, and the rest of the Division was abundantly illustrated, at least in terms of the match score. Look a bit more closely, though, and you'll see a rash of 4-setters and even 3 5-setters. A long night's work for no League points for Runners-up contenders Swanmore A! 3 wins each for Len Field, Sorin Lakatos and Keith Charbit-Middleton.

South Wonston A 7-3 Medstead B
The Lee brothers Adam and Oliver won 3 each and the Doubles for South Wonston A, who are in the mix for the promotion Play-off place with Swanmore A and IBM B.

Division 3

Owslebury 1-9 IBM C
IBM C and Owslebury have kept up a friendly rivalry all season, each side having won once, drawn once and lost once. 3 wins each for Jeet Banerjee, Sanjay Nagchowdhury and Division 3 Singles finalist Tom Wood

Swanmore B 2-8 Five Tees D
Five Tees D will be in the promotion Playoff, since all of the leading Division 3 teams have finished their programme and cannot be caught. Graham Lynch was the only Five Tees D player to come through unscathed, with 3 Singles wins and a contribution to the Doubles.

Kings D 2-8 Hursley
Hursley's Martin Ceresa and Barry Dobson won all their 3 Singles and the Doubles in straight sets, so a resounding end of the Season for them, and an earlyish night for everyone!
Zak Abel (musical artist and former England Cadet Boys’ Singles national champion) plays table tennis in this impressive music video. Definitely no CGI enhancements!
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League Season 2019-20

  • The League will start on Monday 23rd September, with 3 Divisions.
  • You can see Fixture lists for each team here.
The Table Tennis Serve
Is your serve legal?
The question of what constitutes a legal serve was discussed at the recent League AGM.
Illegal serves give the server an unfair advantage. Umpires are sometimes reluctant to call illegal serves - perhaps because they don't want to create antagonism, or because they aren't quite sure about the laws of table tennis. The reluctance to give offence is understandable, but not calling illegal serves often causes ill-feeling too, even if nothing is said openly during the match.

Adrian Reeves, who's a Table Tennis England Local Level 1 qualified umpire (meaning he can umpire up to County level), has provided these notes. Adrian's aim is to help League match umpires and players improve the legality of serving, so it ceases to be an issue! Hopefully people will talk about this, and point players especially in their own team or club to Adrian's notes if they feel it's necessary.

Adrian writes:

The 2019 laws of table tennis are part of the ITTF Handbook and can be found at pages 34-41.

The laws relating to a service are:

    • 2.6.1 Service shall start with the ball resting freely on the open palm of the server's stationary free hand.
    • 2.6.2 The server shall then project the ball near vertically upwards, without imparting spin, so that it rises at least 16cm after leaving the palm of the free hand and then falls without touching anything before being struck.
    • 2.6.3 As the ball is falling the server shall strike it so that it touches first his or her court and then touches directly the receiver's court; in doubles, the ball shall touch successively the right half court of server and receiver.
    • 2.6.4 From the start of service until it is struck, the ball shall be above the level of the playing surface and behind the server's end line, and it shall not be hidden from the receiver by the server or his or her doubles partner or by anything they wear or carry.
    • 2.6.5 As soon as the ball has been projected, the server’s free arm and hand shall be removed from the space between the ball and the net. The space between the ball and the net is defined by the ball, the net and its indefinite upward extension.
    • 2.6.6 It is the responsibility of the player to serve so that the umpire or the assistant umpire can be satisfied that he or she complies with the requirements of the Laws, and either may decide that a service is incorrect.
      • If either the umpire or the assistant umpire is not sure about the legality of a service he or she may, on the first occasion in a match, interrupt play and warn the server; but any subsequent service by that player or his or her doubles partner which is not clearly legal shall be considered incorrect.
    • 2.6.7 Exceptionally, the umpire may relax the requirements for a correct service where he or she is satisfied that compliance is prevented by physical disability.
To clarify some of the points:
  1. The open palm means a flat hand not a cupped one (except for reasons of disability)
  2. 16 cms equates to 6.3 inches. I would recommend aiming for double that to compensate for a lower projection in the heat of battle. As a rough guide the net post should be 15.25 cm high so the target is approx. 1 cm / 0.5 inch more than that.
  3. The ball must be falling when it is struck so throwing the ball onto the bat is not allowed.
  4. The ball must be above the level of the playing service and behind the server’s end and must not be hidden from the receiver at anytime during the service action. There is nothing in the laws to say that the service must take place inside the imaginary extension of the table side lines. In addition, the umpire(s) must be able to confirm that the service is legal and therefore it is implicit that the umpire has to be able to see the ball at all times during the service action.
If you wish to qualify as an umpire, details of the Level 1 Umpires course can be found here

Tony Gregan has put this Youtube link on the Winchester League Facebook Page which shows how to serve legally.
Now you've got no excuse!

Interesting Facebook pages
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    See their Facebook pages here
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    See their Facebook pages here
Finals Night 2018
  • You can see the Finals Night results and report here.
  • You can see the first two sets of the Singles Final (Ed Slot vs Paul May) here on YouTube .
Who's on the Committee?
  • You can see who's on the Committee, contact information and current Rules & Regulations, here .

Scoresheets for Team Cups
Click the link if you need a printable scoresheet for the Team Elim Cup, the Conder-Winnall Handicap Cup or Hursley Shield (Div 2/3) competitions

Winchester League's Table Tennis England website
You can see this here .
Its contents may not always be synchronised with the 'normal' Winchester League website (this one). Scorecards are usually entered first onto the 'normal' site.

Weekly Schedules (unless rearranged)
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Week 21, starting 1 Apr. (9 of 9 played)
Division 1 Division 2 Division 3
Mon,Apr 1: IBM A 7-3 Kings A Mon,Apr 1: Kings C 2-8 IBM B Mon,Apr 1: Owslebury 1-9 IBM C
Spare: Kings B Mon,Apr 1: South Wonston B 5-5 Winnall Spare: Kings E
Spare: Five Tees B Tue,Apr 2: Five Tees C 10-0 Swanmore A Tue,Apr 2: Swanmore B 2-8 Five Tees D
Thu,Apr 4: Medstead A 7-3 Five Tees A Wed,Apr 3: South Wonston A 7-3 Medstead B Wed,Apr 3: Kings D 2-8 Hursley

League Tables And Results, 2018-19
Mouse over the scores to see the scorecard in the League grids below!
If 'points' are equal, 'wins' are considered next, then head-to-head results between the 'equal' teams.
Division 1
Pos Played/15Won DrawnLostPts/MatchPoints IBM A Medstead A Five Tees A Five Tees B Kings A Kings B
1 IBM A 15 13 0 2 7.20 108 IBM A   7-3 9-1 6-4    9-1 7-3    7-3 8-2
2 Medstead A 15 10 2 3 6.13 92 Medstead A 2-8    2-8   6-4    7-3 5-5 5-5 10-0    9-1
3 Five Tees A 15 8 0 7 5.07 76 Five Tees A 2-8    7-3 4-6   7-3    3-7 9-1 7-3
4 Five Tees B 15 6 2 7 4.73 71 Five Tees B 4-6 2-8    4-6 4-6   6-4    6-4 6-4
5 Kings A 15 4 2 9 4.53 68 Kings A 7-3 4-6    3-7 3-7    4-6 5-5   7-3    6-4
6 Kings B 15 1 0 14 2.33 35 Kings B 0-10    1-9 0-10 2-8    8-2 4-6    2-8 1-9  

Division 2
Pos Played/21Won DrawnLostPts/MatchPoints Five Tees C IBM B South Wonston A Swanmore A Winnall South Wonston B Kings C Medstead B
1 Five Tees C 21 19 0 2 7.62 160 Five Tees C   4-6    8-2 8-2    7-3 6-4    10-0 6-4 7-3 8-2 10-0    10-0
2 IBM B 21 12 5 4 5.86 123 IBM B 3-7   2-8 6-4    5-5 6-4    8-2 10-0 8-2 5-5    8-2
3 South Wonston A 21 10 4 7 5.24 110 South Wonston A 1-9 8-2    3-7   3-7    9-1 5-5 5-5 7-3 8-2    7-3
4 Swanmore A 21 10 3 8 5.24 110 Swanmore A 1-9 2-8 4-6   8-2    8-2 7-3    8-2 8-2    4-6 10-0
5 Winnall 21 8 5 8 4.76 100 Winnall 3-7    2-8 5-5 6-4    5-5 5-5   6-4 7-3 2-8    9-1
6 South Wonston B 21 4 4 13 4.00 84 South Wonston B 3-7    1-9 5-5    3-7 4-6 3-7 4-6    5-5   8-2    6-4 10-0
7 Kings C 21 5 1 15 3.67 77 Kings C 2-8    2-8 5-5    2-8 3-7    6-4 4-6 3-7    4-6 6-4   6-4
8 Medstead B 21 4 2 15 3.14 66 Medstead B 6-4 3-7 1-9 5-5    4-6 3-7 6-4    3-7 4-6    6-4  

Division 3
Pos Played/18Won DrawnLostPts/MatchPoints Hursley Five Tees D IBM C Owslebury Kings D Swanmore B Kings E
1 Hursley 18 14 1 3 6.61 119 Hursley   6-4 8-2 5-5    7-3 4-6 6-4    4-6 10-0    9-1
2 Five Tees D 18 13 0 5 6.44 116 Five Tees D 4-6    3-7   3-7    7-3 9-1 8-2 6-4 10-0    10-0
3 IBM C 18 9 3 6 5.83 105 IBM C 4-6    3-7 2-8   5-5 5-5    5-5 9-1 10-0
4 Owslebury 18 7 5 6 4.94 89 Owslebury 2-8 6-4    4-6 6-4    1-9   6-4 5-5    5-5 5-5
5 Kings D 18 7 2 9 4.61 83 Kings D 2-8    2-8 4-6    3-7 1-9 4-6    6-4   6-4 7-3    9-1
6 Swanmore B 18 4 3 11 4.17 75 Swanmore B 6-4 4-6    2-8 3-7    4-6 2-8 8-2    2-8   4-6
7 Kings E 18 1 2 15 2.39 43 Kings E 4-6 3-7 2-8    3-7 3-7    0-10 3-7 4-6    5-5  

Actual promotions/demotions will depend on whatever League structure is decided for next season.

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