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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!
New Season is here!
New bat or rubbers required???
Contact Mick Bryant
      01962 865713
      mike-b1931@hotmail.co.uk
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.
Luca Herbaut with 'Improved Player of the Year' cup
Awarded by Kings TT Club on 30th September, picture by Tim Humphrey.
Week 6/21

Division 1

Kings A 5-5 Five Tees C
All Division 1 matches this week involved Five Tees teams and all ended as 5-5 draws! It's a rare treat to have our top Division filled with such evenly-matched teams. No-one won three, though Keith Charbit-Middleton came close with an 11-9 deficit to Cameron Aris in the 5th set, as well as a share in the Five Tees C doubles win.

Five Tees B 5-5 Kings B
When everyone wins exactly one or two out of three, you know everyone's gone home at least a bit happy. Such was the case here, and a drawn match was a natural outcome. Bobby Zhou won two 5-setters, and that's usually considered a marker for mental toughness, so he has to be the unofficial Man of the Match.

Five Tees A 5-5 IBM A
It's uncomfortably close at the top of Division 1 - stifling, even, with fewer than one win per match covering the leading half of the table. Both of these teams are in the cluster, biting chunks out of each other's ankles as best they may. Chief chunk-taker was David Wills, who beat former and current Winchester Champions Julian Walton and Paul May on his way to three wins.

Division 2

IBM B 3-7 Swanmore A
Iliya Dimitrov and Kevin Muldowney seemed the likeliest to win three on the night, but Kevin it was who came out on top in their head-to-head struggle after five gruelling sets. I understand they ended up leaning on each other like a pair of old-time prize fighters, neither willing to yield, neither with enough strength remaining to raise his bat in triumph at the end.

Kings C 3-7 Hursley
Barry Dobson won three for the first time this season, and with Martin Ceresa and Ray Swan both chipping in with wins Hursley were able to record their first win of the season, with a little to spare.

Division 3

IBM C 2-8 Medstead B
Glenn Phur and John Bonney led the way with three wins for Medstead B, and their general all-round strength enabled them to end the week leading Division 3 by the smallest of margins.

Owslebury 7-3 Kings E
A first win for Owslebury, even without Ian McLeonards, who's been unwell. Peter Budd and Martin Woolf both won three, each for the first time this season, and their efforts lifted them clear of the foot of the table.

Kings D 1-9 Five Tees D
Graham Lynch is so pleasant and mild-mannered away from the table, it's quite a shock when he turns into an athletic steam-roller and flattens every Division 3 player he comes across. Graham was playing for Yorkshire Junior Boys against Lancashire in 1956, when sponge rubber was just coming into the game and Richard Bergmann, Ann Haydon and Johnny Leach were playing exhibition matches in another part of the county. Three wins for Graham of course, and for Tony Gregan also.
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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Great video of the Duchess of Cambridge (Kate Middleton) really enjoying a game of table tennis. Thanks to Dom Evans for letting me know about it! Send your favourite topical video clips to
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Postponed matches

Old date New Date
9th OctFive Tees A v Five Tees BTBD

The draws for the Team Eliminating Cup and the Conder-Winnall Handicap Cup have been made

League Tournament Heats and Finals Night 2020

  • Tournament Heats at IBM Hursley, Sunday 5th April 2020
  • Finals Night at Itchen Abbas and Avington Village Hall, Saturday 25th April 2020
The Table Tennis Serve
Is your serve legal?
The question of what constitutes a legal serve was discussed at the League AGM in May.
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.

You can read Adrian's notes here.


Interesting Facebook pages
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  • Want to know what's going on in Hampshire Table Tennis Association, for example Tournaments?
    See their Facebook pages here
  • Want to know about Southampton West Table Tennis Club?
    See their Facebook pages here
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

Weekly Schedules (unless rearranged)
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Week 7, starting 18 Nov. (1 of 9 played)
Division 1 Division 2 Division 3
Spare: IBM A Mon,Nov 18: Hursley vs Swanmore A Mon,Nov 18: Five Tees D 9-1 IBM C
Mon,Nov 18: Kings A vs Medstead A Mon,Nov 18: South Wonston B vs Kings C Spare: Kings D
Tue,Nov 19: Five Tees C vs Five Tees B Spare: IBM B Tue,Nov 19: Swanmore B vs Owslebury
Wed,Nov 20: Kings B vs Five Tees A Wed,Nov 20: South Wonston A vs Winnall Thu,Nov 21: Medstead B vs Kings E




League Tables And Results, 2019-20
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/18Won DrawnLostPts/MatchPoints IBM A Kings B Medstead A Five Tees A Kings A Five Tees B Five Tees C
1 IBM A 6 4 1 1 6.17 37 IBM A     6-4     7-3 9-1
2 Kings B 4 3 1 0 6.25 25 Kings B 7-3   6-4   7-3    
3 Medstead A 4 2 0 2 6.00 24 Medstead A       6-4   10-0  
4 Five Tees A 4 2 1 1 5.50 22 Five Tees A 5-5           7-3
5 Kings A 5 1 1 3 4.20 21 Kings A 3-7     4-6     5-5
6 Five Tees B 4 0 1 3 3.00 12 Five Tees B   5-5     4-6    
7 Five Tees C 3 0 1 2 3.00 9 Five Tees C              

Division 2
Pos Played/18Won DrawnLostPts/MatchPoints Winnall Swanmore A South Wonston A IBM B Hursley South Wonston B Kings C
1 Winnall 5 3 1 1 6.20 31 Winnall   5-5    4-6        
2 Swanmore A 5 3 2 0 6.00 30 Swanmore A           5-5 6-4
3 South Wonston A 6 2 2 2 5.00 30 South Wonston A   3-7   3-7   5-5  
4 IBM B 6 3 0 3 4.83 29 IBM B 3-7 3-7         3-7
5 Hursley 5 1 1 3 4.60 23 Hursley 4-6   5-5 3-7      
6 South Wonston B 4 1 2 1 5.00 20 South Wonston B       4-6 6-4    
7 Kings C 5 1 0 4 3.40 17 Kings C 1-9   2-8   3-7    

Division 3
Pos Played/18Won DrawnLostPts/MatchPoints Five Tees D Medstead B Kings D IBM C Kings E Owslebury Swanmore B
1 Five Tees D 6 5 1 0 7.33 44 Five Tees D   6-4   9-1   8-2 5-5
2 Medstead B 5 4 0 1 7.20 36 Medstead B     8-2     9-1  
3 Kings D 6 4 0 2 5.83 35 Kings D 1-9       8-2   10-0
4 IBM C 6 3 0 3 4.67 28 IBM C   2-8 4-6        
5 Kings E 5 1 0 4 3.60 18 Kings E 3-7     3-7     7-3
6 Owslebury 5 1 0 4 3.00 15 Owslebury     2-8 3-7 7-3    
7 Swanmore B 5 0 1 4 2.80 14 Swanmore B   3-7   3-7      

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