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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 9/21

Division 1

Five Tees B 4-6 Medstead A
Medstead A's Micky Lang sometimes favours a very high-thrown serve, which isn't an option under Five Tees' low ceiling. No matter - he won his 3 singles with room to spare, in straight sets. Micky is the current Winchester Veterans champion.
Micky Lang


Five Tees A 6-4 Kings A
There's almost nothing to choose between 4 teams at the top of Division 1, but Five Tees now lead the stampeding herd by a small margin. David Wills's excellent season continued with 3 more Singles wins and a contribution to the Doubles win.

Division 2

Hursley 6-4 South Wonston B
South Wonston B were a player short, which gave Hursley a '3' start. Ray Swan of Hursley will have surprised some by beating Dan Kimber, who in turn will have surprised some (maybe the same people) by beating Barry Dobson. Table tennis can be a funny old game, we say, chuckling thoughtfully.

Swanmore A 5-5 South Wonston A
The scoreline looks ordinary enough, but this was no ordinary match. Swanmore A won the first 5 legs straight off the reel, but the first 4 were all 5-setters. Then South Wonston A suddenly stopped reeling and won the final 5 legs! You can't explain that except in terms of the oldness and funniness of the sport of table tennis. To cap it off, the total number of 5-setters (7) and points played (837) were certainly among the highest of the past ten years. The 2 teams are first and second in Division 2, so there was plenty at stake.

Winnall 4-6 IBM B
Further down the table, this was another well-fought match, with Iliya Dimitrov helping his team over the winning line with 3 singles wins, as well as the Doubles.

Division 3

IBM C 5-5 Swanmore B
Steve Coltman has had a bit of an up-and-down season, but this was an 'up' occasion and he won 3 singles for Swanmore B. 4 5-setters were played during the evening, but the match must have finished before 10 pm because there are no reports of anyone peeping round the door and tapping their watch meaningfully or turning lights off and on in the middle of ralleys.

Kings D 9-1 Owslebury
Owslebury are still without Ian McLeonards, who's been unwell, and it's evident in their match scores. Andy Quick and John Frisby won all their Singles legs for Kings D.

Medstead B 5-5 Five Tees D
The Division 3 leaders have been neck-and-neck all season, and this match did nothing to clarifiy the issue. A single point is all that distinguishes them. Graham Lynch is back to winning ways after faltering momentarily 3 weeks ago against Peter Tennant.
Zak Abel (musical artist and former England Cadet Boys’ Singles national champion) plays table tennis in this impressive music video. Definitely no CGI enhancements!
Improved access via your mobile!
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Use
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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
9 OctFive Tees A v Five Tees BTBD
15 OctFive Tees C v Kings B17 Dec
22 OctFive Tees C v Medstead A 25 Feb 2020
20 NovSouth Wonston A v Winnall12 Feb 2020
28 Nov Medstead A v IBM ANew Year TBD
2 DecIBM A v Kings BTBD
9 Dec IBM B v S Wonston B 16 Dec
11 Dec S Wonston A v Hursley18 Dec
NEW Jan and April 2020 Coaching opportunity with England stars in Southampton,

Thanks to Allan Bransgrove for the information.


IBM Sports Hall closing time

Please note that the closing time for the IBM Hursley Sports Hall is 10:00 pm. This has been the case for the past year, but it's now being enforced more firmly.

This will necessitate using two tables, and starting the final Leg by 9:30 pm. Please make every effort to have at least 2 players ready to play at 7:30 pm, as required by the Winchester League Regulations.

While many of us might prefer a more leisurely pace using a single table, finishing earlier may help to make playing in the League more attractive to Juniors and their parents!

NEW - 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
  • 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

Weekly Schedules (unless rearranged)
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Week 10, starting 9 Dec. (5 of 9 played)
Division 1 Division 2 Division 3
Mon,Dec 9: Five Tees B 2-8 Five Tees A Mon,Dec 9: IBM B vs South Wonston B Mon,Dec 9: Owslebury 1-9 Five Tees D
Spare: Kings A Spare: Swanmore A Spare: Medstead B
Tue,Dec 10: Five Tees C 5-5 IBM A Wed,Dec 11: South Wonston A vs Hursley Tue,Dec 10: Swanmore B 7-3 Kings E
Thu,Dec 12: Medstead A vs Kings B Thu,Dec 12: Winnall vs Kings C Wed,Dec 11: Kings D 7-3 IBM C



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 Five Tees A IBM A Medstead A Kings A Five Tees B Kings B Five Tees C
1 Five Tees A 8 5 2 1 6.25 50 Five Tees A   5-5   6-4     7-3
2 IBM A 7 4 2 1 6.00 42 IBM A     6-4   7-3   9-1
3 Medstead A 6 4 0 2 6.17 37 Medstead A 6-4       10-0    
4 Kings A 8 2 1 5 4.38 35 Kings A 4-6 3-7 3-7   7-3   5-5
5 Five Tees B 8 1 1 6 3.88 31 Five Tees B 2-8   4-6 4-6   5-5  
6 Kings B 5 3 2 0 6.00 30 Kings B 5-5 7-3 6-4 7-3      
7 Five Tees C 6 0 2 4 2.50 15 Five Tees C 1-9 5-5     0-10    

Division 2
Pos Played/18Won DrawnLostPts/MatchPoints Swanmore A South Wonston A Winnall Hursley IBM B South Wonston B Kings C
1 Swanmore A 8 5 3 0 6.13 49 Swanmore A   5-5       5-5 6-4
2 South Wonston A 8 3 3 2 5.50 44 South Wonston A 3-7       3-7 5-5 9-1
3 Winnall 7 4 1 2 6.14 43 Winnall 5-5 4-6     4-6 8-2  
4 Hursley 8 3 1 4 4.88 39 Hursley 3-7 5-5 4-6   3-7 6-4  
5 IBM B 8 4 0 4 4.75 38 IBM B 3-7   3-7 3-7     3-7
6 South Wonston B 8 1 3 4 4.25 34 South Wonston B 3-7     6-4 4-6   5-5
7 Kings C 7 1 1 5 3.29 23 Kings C   2-8 1-9 3-7      

Division 3
Pos Played/18Won DrawnLostPts/MatchPoints Five Tees D Medstead B Kings D IBM C Swanmore B Kings E Owslebury
1 Five Tees D 9 7 2 0 7.56 68 Five Tees D   6-4   9-1 5-5 10-0 8-2
2 Medstead B 8 6 1 1 7.50 60 Medstead B 5-5   8-2     9-1 9-1
3 Kings D 9 7 0 2 6.56 59 Kings D 1-9     7-3 10-0 8-2 9-1
4 IBM C 8 3 1 4 4.50 36 IBM C   2-8 4-6   5-5    
5 Swanmore B 9 2 2 5 3.78 34 Swanmore B   3-7 2-8 3-7   7-3 6-4
6 Kings E 8 1 0 7 2.75 22 Kings E 3-7     3-7 7-3    
7 Owslebury 9 1 0 8 2.33 21 Owslebury 1-9 0-10 2-8 3-7   7-3  

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