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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
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.
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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League Season 2019-20

  • The League will start on Monday 23rd September, with 3 Divisions.
  • You can see Fixture lists for each team here.

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

Player needed for Winnall (home venue in Kings Worthy)

Winnall need a League player, preferably Division 2 standard.
If you can help, contact Dave ( or 01962 849735), or Russell (07762 199933)

Player(s) needed for South Wonston TT Club

South Wonston TT Club needs League players, preferably Division 2 standard.
phone: 07881 284808
The club is located in South Wonston, 5 miles north of Winchester
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
  • See Winchester League's Facebook pages here
  • 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

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 1, starting 23 Sep. (0 of 9 played)
Division 1 Division 2 Division 3
Mon,Sep 23: Five Tees B vs Kings A Mon,Sep 23: Hursley vs IBM B Spare: IBM C
Mon,Sep 23: IBM A vs Medstead A Mon,Sep 23: Kings C vs South Wonston A Mon,Sep 23: Kings E vs Five Tees D
Spare: Kings B Tue,Sep 24: Swanmore A vs South Wonston B Wed,Sep 25: Kings D vs Swanmore B
Wed,Sep 25: Five Tees A vs Five Tees C Spare: Winnall Thu,Sep 26: Medstead B vs Owslebury

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 Medstead A Kings B Five Tees C Kings A Five Tees B Five Tees A IBM A
1 Medstead A 0 0 0 0 - 0 Medstead A              
2 Kings B 0 0 0 0 - 0 Kings B              
3 Five Tees C 0 0 0 0 - 0 Five Tees C              
4 Kings A 0 0 0 0 - 0 Kings A              
5 Five Tees B 0 0 0 0 - 0 Five Tees B              
6 Five Tees A 0 0 0 0 - 0 Five Tees A              
7 IBM A 0 0 0 0 - 0 IBM A              

Division 2
Pos Played/18Won DrawnLostPts/MatchPoints IBM B South Wonston B South Wonston A Winnall Kings C Swanmore A Hursley
1 IBM B 0 0 0 0 - 0 IBM B              
2 South Wonston B 0 0 0 0 - 0 South Wonston B              
3 South Wonston A 0 0 0 0 - 0 South Wonston A              
4 Winnall 0 0 0 0 - 0 Winnall              
5 Kings C 0 0 0 0 - 0 Kings C              
6 Swanmore A 0 0 0 0 - 0 Swanmore A              
7 Hursley 0 0 0 0 - 0 Hursley              

Division 3
Pos Played/18Won DrawnLostPts/MatchPoints Owslebury Five Tees D Swanmore B Kings D IBM C Kings E Medstead B
1 Owslebury 0 0 0 0 - 0 Owslebury              
2 Five Tees D 0 0 0 0 - 0 Five Tees D              
3 Swanmore B 0 0 0 0 - 0 Swanmore B              
4 Kings D 0 0 0 0 - 0 Kings D              
5 IBM C 0 0 0 0 - 0 IBM C              
6 Kings E 0 0 0 0 - 0 Kings E              
7 Medstead B 0 0 0 0 - 0 Medstead B              

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