Swanmore A 5-5 Winnall
The last time we saw Neil Adams, five years ago, he was playing for Kings, and a couple of years before that it was
Hursley. Now he's in Winnall's colours, and 3 wins in this match (including a
big 5-setter against the excellent Kevin Muldowney) suggests he's as good as ever.
Neil won a League top-performer award as long ago as 1980, playing for the long-defunct Firefly Boys Club!
Kings E 3-7 Kings D
Another match affected by late withdrawals, injury and illness, but Andy Quick (with 3 wins) was able
to rise above it all for Kings D! This sustains their challenge for a promotion spot.
Medstead B 4-6 Swanmore B Swanmore B started their season with a string of defeats, but they've been roaring up the table
lately - could they possibly have drawn inspiration from a well-known local Premier League football club?
Everyone on each side won at least 1 Singles, and no-one won 3. All very egalitarian.
Please let League Sec Jill Wilson know of postponements!
Five Tees A v Five Tees B
Five Tees C v Medstead A
South Wonston A v Winnall
Winnall v Kings C
IBM A v Kings A
Five Tees A v Medstead A
IBM C v Kings E
IBM B v South Wonston A
Kings B v five Tees B
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!
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.