Cleveland Summer League
2017 – 57 Years of Table Tennis
Updated Sunday 23 July 2017
SUMMER LEAGUE TOURNAMENT – 16 July 2017
Adam Ridley (Open Singles winner) and Rana Raseem, winners of the Handicap Doubles playing against Reem Rassem and Eve Witterick.
Adam Ridley was the surprise winner of the Cleveland & District Summer Table Tennis League Championship that was played at the Ormesby Club last weekend when he beat one of England’s top cadets, Thomas Raynor, in the final after saving five match points.
Thomas Raynor appeared to have the championship in the bag, when he led by 2 games to 1 and by 10-7, so giving him three match points. Adam Ridley recovered to deuce, Tom Raynor had two more match points before Adam Ridley clinched the fourth game at 17-15 and went on to win the decider at 11-8.
Adam Ridley beat another Ormesby Junior, Chrissy Edwards, in three straight games in the semi-final, whilst Tom Raynor beat the veterans champion Gary Whyman by 3-1 in the semi-final.
Adam Ridley won three titles in total, adding the Handicap Singles and Doubles to his haul. In the Singles Adam Ridley beat Ben Savage in the final by 21-17 in the decider whilst in the Doubles Adam Ridley partnered Rana Rassem to beat Issy Doyle and Daniel Bennett at 21-16 in the third game in the final.
Despite losing the Open Singles final, Raynor had a good tournament beating Edwards in straight games to win the Junior Title and Ben Savage also in straight games to win the Cadet Singles.
The second division Singles was won by Tommy Webster of Northfield who beat Tom Hand by 3-1 in the final.
The Wheelchair Singles was won by Noel Thomas who defeated Mark Bonnar by 3-1 in the hard fought final.
Alan Ransome OBE
Final – Adam Ridley beat Tommy Rayner 7-11, 11-8, 5-11, 17-15, 11-8
Adam Ridley beat Chris Edwards 11-9, 11-7, 11-4
Tom Rayner beat Gary Whyman 8-11, 11-3, 11-8, 11-7
Cadet Singles Final – Tommy Rayner beat Ben Savage 11-4, 15-13, 11-6
Junior Singles Final – Tommy Rayner beat Chris Edwards 11-7, 11-8, 11-8
Veteran Singles – Gary Whyman beat Nigel Savage 11-9, 11-9, 10-12, 11-8
Division 2 Singles – Tommy Webster beat Tom Hand 9-11, 11-3, 11-8, 11-5
Handicap Singles – Adam Ridley beat Ben Savage 19-21, 21-15, 21-17
Handicap Doubles – Adam Ridley and Rana Rassem beat Issy Doyle and Daniel Bennett 21-18, 10-21, 21-16
Wheelchair Singles – Noel Thomas beat Marc Bonnar 11-6, 11-7, 6-11, 11-7
L to R: David Ashwell and Michael Young playing David Gofton and Joe Cope in the doubles
L to R: David Gofton, Joe Cope, George Hill, Carl White, Michael Young and David Ashwell.
Ormesby’s A and B teams came face to face on Friday June 16 with the outcome a 6 – 4 win to Ormesby A.
Star player was Ormesby A’s Joe Cope who won all his three games although Ormesby B’s Carl White didn’t make it easy for him. Joe lost the first end to Carl before winning the next three ends 12-10, 11-3 and a lengthy fourth end 19-17.
David Gofton won two games for Ormesby A and the A team won the doubles.
David Ashwell replied for Ormesby B with two good wins against David Gofton and George Hill. Carl White and Michael Young won the other two games for the B team.
Two pictures from one of the first matches of the 2017 Summer League season between Ormesby TTC F Wheelers and Nunthorpe TTC B
David Hildreth left picture and right Malcolm Muldoon is seen giving Noel Thomas of the Wheelers a few tips on how to beat David.
The 2017 Cleveland Summer League’s first matches have taken place and league tables will be available as soon when teams have played about three games. In the mean time you can find the latest league tables on the Table Tennis 365 website.
The second round / quarter final of the KO Handicap Cup is due to be played before 21 July – using the Handicaps below – teams in red go through to Round Two
ROUND TWO – Quarter Final
2. Ormesby TTC C v 3. Northfield TTC B
6. Ormesby TTC B – 5 points v 7. Nunthorpe TTC A – 0 points
9. Ormesby TTC A v 11. Ormesby TTC D
14. Ormesby TTC E v 16. Ormesby TTC G
1. Nunthorpe TTC B – 0 points v 2. Ormesby TTC C – 5 points
3. Northfield TTC B – 5 points v 4. Ormesby TTC F – 3 points
5. Westbourne B 2 points v 6. Ormesby TTC B 5 points
7. Nunthorpe TTC A – 5 points v 8. Northfield TTC C – 3 points
9. Ormesby TTC A – 5 points v 10. Westbourne A – 1 point
11. Ormesby TTC D – W/O v 12. Northfield TTC D
13. Northfield TTC A (conceded) v 14. Ormesby TTC E – W/O
15. Westboune C (conceded) v 16. Ormesby TTC G – W/O
|Division One – W/E 21 July 2017||P||W||D||L||PTS|
|1||Ormesby TTC B||7||5||1||1||55|
|2||Ormesby TTC A||5||5||0||0||39|
|3||Beaumont Accountancy Nomads A||7||3||1||3||33|
|4||Northfield TTC A||6||3||1||2||31|
|5||Westbourne A playing at Northfield||6||2||2||2||30|
|6||Beaumont Accountancy Nomads B||6||2||0||4||22|
|7||Ormesby TTC C||7||1||2||4||21|
|8||Nunthorpe TTC A||6||0||1||5||19|
|Division Two – W/E 21 July 2017||P||W||D||L||PTS|
|2||Northfield TTC B||9||7||0||2||70|
|3||Nunthorpe TTC B||9||8||1||0||66|
|4||Northfield TTC C||8||4||0||4||45|
|6||Ormesby TTC E||9||3||1||5||42|
|7||Northfield TTC D||8||3||1||4||31|
|8||Ormesby TTC D||9||1||1||7||21|
|9||Ormesby TTC F Wheelers||8||1||0||7||16|
|10||Ormesby TTC G||8||0||1||7||13|
MATCH REPORTS – Alan Ransome OBE
Weekending 21 July 2017
The battle for honours at the top of the Cleveland & District Summer Table Tennis League intensified last week as both Ormesby A and Ormesby B teams pressed for the title with 10-0 victories.
Ormesby B leads the table with 55 points from 7 matches. Their victory when visiting Beaumont Accountancy Nomads B by 10-0 was not as comfortable as the score line suggests. In the opening set Craig Dring for Beaumont came very close to beating Michael Young, with the Ormesby player winning by 11-9 in the deciding game. Thomas Raynor was the best player on show scoring a comfortable hat trick whilst Adam Ridley was also unbeaten, although he dropped games to Craig Dring and Tony Langley.
Ormesby A followed suit with a 10-0 victory against their own C team with hat tricks from David Gofton, Joe Cope and Jack Cope with only one set going to the fifth game and that was when Chrissy Edwards stretched Joe Cope to 11-5 in the decider.
Northfield A who are also championship contenders lost ground when they were taken to a 5-5 draw by third placed Beaumont Accountancy Nomads A. For Northfield A, Karina Le Fevre scored a hat trick whilst Anthony Phoenix and Shannon Walker won two each for Beaumont A. Beaumont A have 33 points from 7 matches, whilst Northfield A have 31 points from 6.
Weekending 14 July 2017
Hartlepool Westbourne B moved further ahead at the top of Division 2 of the Cleveland & District Summer Table Tennis League when they defeated Ormesby D, a team of improving youngsters, by 10-0.
The Westbourne match was won by Jason Lloyd, David Hutchinson and Gary Pearson who all won in straight games, except Jason Lloyd lost one game to Jonah Hannaway. The closet set was the Doubles when Jason Lloyd and Pearson beat Jonah Hannaway and Reem Rassem 14-12 in the decider.
The team in second place in the Division Nunthorpe B dropped 3 points when they visited Northfield C, thanks to a hat trick from Steve Burge. Trevor Teasdale, Barbara Kearney and David Hildreth all won 2 for Nunthorpe. Another team in contention for honours is Northfield B who did not have a match in last week’s fixture.
Westbourne B leads the Division having won all of their eight matches with 71 points, while Nunthorpe B are 12 points behind. Third placed Northfield B have 51 points but have a game in hand.
Weekending 7 July 2017
League leaders Ormesby B lost ground in their bid to clinch the Cleveland & District Summer Table Tennis League First Division title last week when they were held to a 5-5 draw by the Hartlepool team, Westbourne A.
Jimmy Scope and Keith Robertson provided most of the opportunities for Westbourne A with Jimmy Scope scoring a narrow victory over Karl Shaw at 12-10 in the decider. Keith Robertson also won against Karl Shaw, this was by 3-1. The star of the Ormesby B team was David Ashwell, although he was stretched to five games by Scope.
Ormesby A who are in second place at the moment are looking strong prospects for the title, recorded a comfortable 9-1 win over Nunthorpe A with hat tricks from George Hill and David Gofton. Nunthorpe A’s surprise win was scored by Robert Evans who beat Jack Cope at 11-5 in the decider.
Another team in contention for the title is Northfield A, who also lost ground when they dropped four points to Beaumont Accountancy Nomads B winning 6-4. Karina Le Fevre was the star of this match, scoring a hat trick for Northfield A, whilst Sam Hitchin and Isobel Ashley won two each for Beaumont B. Malcolm Corking and Ian Plummer both won one each for Northfield A against Jane Lynas.
These results put Ormesby B in the top position with 36 points from five matches, whilst Ormesby A are in second place with 29 points from four, Westbourne A are in third position with 26 points from five matches whilst Northfield A are with 25 points from four.
Weekending 30 June 2017 – KO Handicap Cup – Round One
Nunthorpe A have won through to the second round of the Cleveland & District Summer Table Tennis League Handicap Knock-out Cup competition when they won the closest match so far against Northfield C by 5 sets to 3.
Barbara Kearney and Bob Evans both won 2 for Nunthorpe A whilst David Williams won one of his matches. Northfield started well when Lauren Parfit beat Barbara Kearney in the first set. Bob Evans defeated Alice Jones to level but Northfield went ahead again 2 – 1 when Simon Jones beat David Williams. Nunthorpe came back to 2 all when Barbara Kearney beat Alice Jones then Northfield went ahead for the third time as Simon Jones defeated Bob Evans. David Williams then defeated Lauren Parfit to bring the score back to 3 all. To win the match for Nunthorpe Barbara Kearney beat Simon Jones and Bob Evans beat Lauren Parfit to take the score to 5-3.
Also in the first round of the cup Northfield B scored a 5-3 victory over Ormesby F when Gary Whittle was the star of the match scoring a hat trick for Northfield, while Tom Webster won 2. Noel Thomas was the best Ormesby player on show winning 2 of his 3 sets.
Ormesby A made short work of Westbourne A winning by 5-1 with two wins from David Gofton and Jack Dewar whilst George Hill won the one.
Ormesby C enjoyed a strong victory over Nunthorpe B by 5-0. Nigel Savage and Chris Edwards both won 2 and Luke Robinson won 1 for Ormesby in this fixture.
Weekending 23 June 2017
Hartlepool Westbourne B increased their lead at the top of the 2nd Division of the Cleveland & District Summer Table Tennis League when the defeated Northfield D 10-0, with hat tricks from Alan Price, Gary Pearson and Jason Lloyd. In the 10 sets there was only one close, when Lloyd was taken to 11-7 in the decider by Dan Walker after trailing 2-1.
Northfield B who are in second position in the table maintain their interest in the Championship race with a 9-1 victory over Ormesby D. Tom Webster and Gary Whittle both scored hat tricks. Jonah Hannaway won one for Ormesby D with a victory against Lee Russell.
Third placed Nunthorpe B lost ground when they were taken to 6-4 by Ormesby E. Barbara Kearney was the star of the match for Nunthorpe scoring a hat trick. Trevor Teasdale won two. Chris Gunn was the best Ormesby player on show with two victories.
Left to Right: Tom Hand and John McCullow of Ormesby G, playing doubles against
Barbara Kearney and Bernie Welford of Nunthorpe B with umpire John Goulding from Nunthorpe B
Westbourne C kept their interest in the Championship race when they defeated Ormesby G by 7-3. John Harper and Darren Gray won three each for Westbourne and combined to win the doubles.
Westbourne B lead the division having won all of their six matches so far with 52 points. Northfield B who have won five of their six matches are second with 47 points, whilst Nunthorpe B slip into third place with five wins and 46 points. Westbourne C remain in the frame with 33 points but with a match in hand.
Weekending 16 June 2017
With a hat trick from Joe Cope, Ormesby A improved their prospects of honours in the 1st Division of the Cleveland & District Summer Table Tennis League last week when they defeated the team at the top of the table, Ormesby B at 6-4. Joe Cope’s hat trick was not easy. In a hard match he defeated Carl White, who took the England Cadet to 19-17 in the fourth game before conceding.
David Gofton also did well with two victories for Ormesby A over Carl White 3-1 and Michael Young in straight games. David Gofton recovered from 2-0 to level at 2-2 against David Ashwell before losing 11-9 in the decider. David Ashwell was the star for the B team. He also defeated George Hill.
With two wins from Chriss Edwards, Ormesby C produced a good performance against the Champion contenders, Beaumont Accountancy Nomads A. The star of the match was Mark Walpole who scored a hat trick for Beaumont. Also for Beaumont, Stephen Baines won two before losing to Chris 3-1.
With a hat trick from Jimmy Scope and two wins from Anthony Lennard and Keith Robertson, Westbourne A did well to beat Beaumont B 7-3. Peter Abell replied with two wins for Beaumont.
Weekending 9 June 2017
Hartlepool’s Westbourne B have taken an early lead in the 2nd Division of the Cleveland & District Summer Table Tennis League following last week’s fixtures. They defeated the team in second place Northfield B by 6-4, despite a hat trick from Tom Webster. Andy Greason, Jason Lloyd and David Hutchinson all won two each for Westbourne. The match itself could not have been closer as Webster’s hat trick included a win of 11-9 in both the fourth and fifth sets against Andy Greason and Jason Lloyd’s pair was scored after beating Lee Russell 11-9 in the decider.
The team in third place, Nunthorpe B were held to a 5-5 draw by Westbourne C. Barbara Kearney for Nunthorpe B was the star of this match scoring a hat trick whilst David Hildreth won two. John Harper was the best player for Westbourne C winning two of his sets.
Westbourne B lead the division with 35 points from four matches played, whilst Northfield B are seven points behind on 28. Nunthorpe B who have a match in hand are unbeaten on 23 points.
Weekending 2 June 2017
Northfield A and Ormesby B continue their good start to the season in the 1st division of the Cleveland & District Summer Table Tennis League, both winning by substantial margins in last weeks’ fixtures.
Northfield A visited Ormesby C and won 10-0 with hat tricks from Malcom Corking, Michael Laird and Karina Le Fevre. Ormesby B entertained Nunthorpe A and won 9-1 with hat tricks from Carl White and Thomas Rayner, whilst Michael Young won two of, one of which was against Dave Williams at 12-10 in the decider.
Ormesby A have also made a good start with a 8-2 win Westbourne A with a hat trick from David Gofton. George Hill and Jack Dewar both won two each before losing to Jimmy Scope. Scope’s win against George Hill was 13-11 in the decider.
Beaumont Accountancy Nomads A who are normally in contention for the title lost points when they were defeated by their own B team, Craig Dring was the star of the match scoring a hat trick for the B team including a win over Kevin Linsley at 11-7 in the decider. Tony Langley won two and Simon Sharples won one, Kevin Linsley won his other two sets for the A team.
In the second match Beaumont A defeated Nunthorpe A 6-4 with a hat trick from Stephen Baines. David Williams was the best player for Nunthorpe A winning two of his three sets.
The league tables show Northfield A at the top with 18 points from 2 matches played, with Ormesby B in second place on 17 points. Beaumont A having played three matches are in third place in the tables with 12 points. Ormesby A are in early contention with 8 points from one win.
Weekending 19 May 2017
Northfield A and Ormesby B opened their fixtures in the Premier Division of the Cleveland & District Summer Table Tennis League last week with 8-2 victories.
Northfield visited Nunthorpe A their victory was achieved with three wins from Michael Laird, Malcolm Corking. Mike Fenby and David Williams replied with one each for Nunthorpe. The closest match of the evening was won by veteran Corking over Williams at 11-8 in the decider.
Ormesby B scored their 8-2 victory with a win over former champions Beaumont A. Dave Ashwell was the star of the team scoring a hat trick whilst Michael Young and Karl Shaw won two sets each. Steve Baines replied with two wins for Beaumont. The closet match was the Doubles in which Ashwell and Young defeated Peter Sermon and Mark Walpole at 11-8 in the decider.
CLEVELAND & DISTRICT SUMMER TABLE TENNIS LEAGUE
2016 KO HANDICAP CUP WINNERS
Left to right: Malcolm Noble, Bruce Lowther, Geoff Howe and Robert Evans
Well done to Beaumont Accountancy Nomads C who were the worthy winners of the 2016 KO Cup beating Ormesby TTC G by 5 points to 2 points.
The Ormesby TTC G team put up a good fight but were unable overcome the handicap.
The team of Ormesby 50+ players were cheered on by a group of their supporters including the Reverend Marie Edwards (not a member of the 50+ players).
The latest handicaps are below the match reports
|Division One – W/E October 7||P||W||D||L||PTS|
|2||Ormesby TTC C||18||16||0||2||133|
|3||Ormesby TTC D||18||11||2||5||114|
|4||Beaumont Accountancy Nomads A||18||9||1||8||100|
|5||Ormesby TTC A||18||11||1||6||99|
|6||Ormesby TTC B||18||9||1||8||99|
|7||Nunthorpe TTC A||18||5||2||11||78|
|8||Northfield TTC A||18||5||3||10||63|
|10||Bishop Auckland A||18||0||0||18||28|
|Division Two – W/E October 7||P||W||D||L||PTS|
|1||Beaumont Accountancy Nomads B||16||13||0||3||113|
|2||Ormesby TTC E||16||10||2||4||107|
|3||Nunthorpe TTC B||16||10||2||4||97|
|5||Northfield TTC B||16||9||2||5||89|
|8||Ormesby TTC G||16||2||2||12||42|
|9||Ormesby TTC F||16||0||1||15||38|
|Division Three – W/E October 7||P||W||D||L||PTS|
|2||Northfield TTC C||12||8||0||4||78|
|3||Bishop Auckland B||12||6||3||3||66|
|4||Ormesby TTC H||12||2||5||5||52|
|5||Bishop Auckland C||12||5||2||5||51|
|6||Ormesby TTC J||12||2||2||8||39|
|7||Ormesby TTC K||12||0||3||9||31|
Match reports weekending 30 September 2016
With a 10-0 victory in last weeks’ fixtures over their main rivals, Ormesby C, Swerve A are favourites to win the first division of the Cleveland and District Summer Table Tennis League.
The Swerve victory was achieved with three wins each from Anthony Phoenix, Josh Harland and Nuradin Muktar.
The match was hard fought but only one of the 10 sets needed a decider, when Joe Cope took Phoenix to 5 in the open set.
This win puts Swerve four points ahead of the table with one match to play against mid table, Ormesby A.
Until the match with Swerve Ormesby C looked to be the possible champions as the defeated 3rd placed Beaumont Nomads by 7 sets to 3, with 3 from Joe Cope, and 2 each from Jack Cope and David Gofton. Mark Walpole and Steve Cooper won 1 each for Nomads.
Another good performance in last week’s fixtures was recorded by George Hill who scored a hat trick for Ormesby D in their 5-5 draw with Ormesby B. Sam Bailey and Thomas Raynor won 2 each for the Ormesby B team.
Match reports weekending 23 September 2016
Ormesby C team’s chances of clinching the Division 1 Championship of the Cleveland and District Summer Table Tennis League, took a knock in last week’s fixtures, when they were beaten 6-4 by their own Ormesby A team.
The defeat was in despite an impressive hat trick from Joe Cope, who beat Dave Ashwell and Karl Shaw by 3-1 and Michael Young at 11-3 in the decider.
The C team won the doubles, when Joe Cope combined with his brother, Jack, to beat Michael Young and David Ashwell at 11-2 in the decider.
David Ashwell and Karl Shaw, both won two each for Ormesby A, with victories over Jack Cope and David Gofton. Prior to losing to Ormesby A, the C team scored a 9-1 victory over Bishop Auckland A, with hat tricks from both of the Cope brothers and two from David Gofton, who was defeated by Troy Maddison.
Ormesby C’s opponents for the championship, Swerve A, enjoyed an 8-2 victory over Nunthorpe A, with hat tricks from Anthony Phoenix and Josh Harland.
Anne Pashley and Dave Williams won one each, for Nunthorpe with wins against James Hill.
The results means that Swerve A still lead the table with 121 from 16 matches, while Ormesby C are in second place with 120, but with a match in hand.
Ormesby C to win the title still have it all to do in their remaining three fixtures. They play the team in third place, Beaumont Accountancy Nomads twice, and the team leading the championship, Swerve A, once. Swerve also have to play Ormesby A, so the championship race is still wide open.
Alan Ransome OBE
Match reports weekending 16 September 2016
With a 6-4 victory over rivals, Nunthorpe B, Beaumont Accountancy Nomads B have built a 4-point lead at the top of Division 2 of the Cleveland and District Summer Table Tennis League.
The match between the two championship contenders was a hard fought and close contest. Bob Evans was the star of the match for Beaumont scoring a hat trick this included a win over Nick Bashford at 11-4 in the decider. Malcolm Noble played well to win two; both of which were won by a close margin in the deciding game. Malcolm Noble beat Barbara Kearney at 11-8, and Chris Gunn at 11-7.
For Nunthorpe, Nick Bashford was the best player, winning two including a very close battle with Simon Sharples at 11-9 in the decider.
Barbara Kearney won one for Nunthorpe, beating Simon Sharples by three games to one.
The team in second place Ormesby E, lost points on their visit to Darlington playing a 5-5 draw, mainly due to a hat trick from Darlington’s Callum McCrae.
For Ormesby, Callum McMenamin was the best player on show, winning two whilst Ben Piggott and Malcolm Muldoon, won one each. Katie Wray won one for Darlington, beating Ben Piggott at 12-10 in the decider.
Malcolm Muldoon’s win for Ormesby, was also by the narrowest of margins, beating Rana Rassem. Ormesby clinched the draw with Ben Piggott and Callum McMenamin winning the doubles, by a narrow margin.
Ormesby E improved their title chances by beating their own G team by 10-0, with hat tricks from Adam Gent, Callum McMenamin and Ben Piggott. Although the score line was 10-0, two of the sets, played by Adam Gent, needed a deciding game.
In the league table, Beaumont are top, with 106 points from 15 matches, whilst Ormesby E are in close contention with 102 from 15. Nunthorpe, after their defeat to Beaumont, are now trailing with 92 from 15, and are now out of the running for the Championship.
Alan Ransome OBE
Cleveland Summer League Tournament Report 10 July 2016
Alec Ward of Swerve won the Open Singles in the Cleveland & District Summer Table Tennis Leaue Championships which were played at the Ormesby Club last Sunday 10 July 2016.
Alec won the title by beating Josh Harland in straight games in the semi-final and Ormesby’s Joe Cope in straight games in the final.
In the semi-final Cope did well to beat the Ormesby veteran Dave Ashwell 11-8 in the fifth game. Ward added the division one title to the open singles by beating his team mate Steve Brunskill in straight games in the final.
The Junior Boys Singles was won by Nuradin Muktar of Swerve who beat Josh Harland in the final in straight games.
The Junior Girls event was won by Swerve’s Holly Williams who beat Ormesby’s Beth Wardell in straight games to take the title.
The Cadet Boys Singles event was won by Kieran Wardell who defeated his Ormesby team mate David Gofton by 3 games to 1 in the final.
The Cadet Girls Singles was won by Kelsey Bradley of Swerve who beat her team mate Jess Dunn by 3-1 to clinch the title.
The Veteran Singles was won by David Ashwell who beat Steve Brunskill in straight games in the final.
The Division Two title was won by Northfield’s Tommy Webster who beat Ormesby’s Chris Edwards by 3 games to 1.
The Division 3 title was won by Thomas Lambert of Swerve who beat Northfields Richard Anderson in three straight games.
The Handicap Singles winner was Thomas Lambert who had a 7 points start, beat Jessica Dunn.
Whilst the final of the Handicap doubles was between four Ormesby players, brothers Jack and Joe Cope who beat brother and sister Kiernan and Beth Wardell 21-20 in the final end. Kieran and Beth having a 10 points start.
KO HANDICAP CUP – FINAL
The final will be played at Ormesby Table Tennis Club on Wednesday 12 October at 7.00pm
|7||Beaumont Accountancy Nomads C – 5 points||25||Ormesby TTC G 3 points|
KO HANDICAP CUP – SEMI – FINAL
The teams highlighted in red advance to the next round
|Home Team||Away Team|
|7||Beaumont Accountancy Nomads B W/O||v||11||Ormesby TTC C|
|17||Ormesby TTC G – 5 points||v||25||Ormesby TTC F – 2 points|
KO HANDICAP CUP – ROUND THREE
|Home Team||Away Team|
|4||Northfield TTC B – 2 points||v||7||Beaumont Accountancy Nomads B – 5 points|
|11||Ormesby TTC C – 5 points||v||16||Northfield TTC C – 3 points|
|17||Ormesby TTC G – W/O||v||24||Beaumont Accountancy Nomads A|
|25||Ormesby TTC F – 5 points||v||32||Westbourne B – 4 points|
KO HANDICAP CUP – ROUND TWO
|Home Team||Away Team|
|2||Ormesby TTC H – 1 point||v||4||Northfield TTC B – 5 points|
|5||Ormesby TTC E – 2 points||v||7||Beaumont Accountancy Nomads B – 5 points|
|9||Westbourne A||v||11||Ormesby TTC C – W/O|
|14||Ormesby TTC Wheelers J – 4 points||v||16||Northfield TTC C – 5 points|
|17||Ormesby TTC G – 5 points||v||20||Ormesby TTC B – 2 points|
|22||Bishop Auckland B||v||24||Beaumont Accountancy Nomads A – W/O|
|25||Ormesby TTC F – 5 points||v||28||Ormesby TTC A – 3 points|
|29||Nunthorpe TTC B – 2 points||v||32||Westbourne B – 5 points|
KO HANDICAP CUP – First Round
|Home Team||Away Team|
|1||Darlington A||v||2||Ormesby TTC H – W/O|
|3||Bye||v||4||Northfield TTC B|
|5||Ormesby TTC E||v||6||Bye|
|7||Beaumont Acc Nomads B – 5 points||v||8||Ormesby TTC D – 3 points|
|11||Ormesby TTC C – 5 points||v||12||Bishop Auckland A – 1 point|
|13||Nunthorpe TTC A – 4 points||v||14||Ormesby TTC J Wheelers – 5 points|
|15||Bye||v||16||Northfield TTC C|
|17||Ormesby TTC G||v||18||Bye|
|19||Northfield TTC A||v||20||Ormesby TTC B – W/O|
|21||Bye||v||22||Bishop Auckland B|
|23||Bye||v||24||Beaumont Acc Nomads A|
|25||Ormesby TTC F||v||26||Bye|
|27||Bishop Auckland C||v||28||Ormesby TTC A W/O|
|29||Nunthorpe TTC B||v||30||Bye|
|31||Ormesby TTC K – 0 points||v||32||Westbourne B – 5 points|
HANDICAPS TO BE USED FROM – Monday 15 August 2016
|Edward Adams||61||Richard Anderson||51||Nigel Arnison||94||David Ashwell||-1|
|Terry Bache||70||Sam Bailey||3||Stephen Baines||14||David Ball||38|
|Nicholas Bashford||32||Marc Besford||42||Gavin Boggitt||59||Marc Bonnor||78|
|Kieran Bowes||66||Mike Boyce||13||Luke Bradburn||11||David Brown||63|
|Stephen Brunskill||-9||Steve Burge||23||Lewis Cadden||14||Dennis Cline||104|
|Stephen Cooper||-2||Jack Cope||3||Joe Cope||2||Nick Corking||14|
|Jane Dale||65||Paul Dale||29||John Daley||64||Ryan Davis||69|
|Syd Davis||44||Jack Dewar||14||Alex Dickons||67||Ken Dinsdale||51|
|Will Dobinson||5||Carl Draper||44||Craig Dring||16||Barbara Dumphy||74|
|Chris Edwards||39||Marie Edwards||92||Robert Evans||25||Mike Fenby||10|
|David Foreman||49||Alan Fowler||50||Katie Gell||72|
|Adam Gent||29||Joel Gibson||37||Hayden Gilmore||68|
|David Gofton||10||Darren Gray||52|
|Andrew Greason||24||Andrew Green||78||Nigel Green||65||Erin Greensmith||49|
|Chris Gunn||38||Adam Hanby||58||Tom Hand||42||Josh Harland||-2|
|John Harper||40||Tommy Hawkes||69||Andrew Hegarty||40||Dave Hildreth||34|
|George Hill||9||James Hill||20||Arek Hnat||41||Glenn Hodgson||37|
|Brian Holloway||59||Geoff Howe||31||Samuel Hume||21||Zak Hutchinson||35|
|Chris Johns||8||Barbara Kearney||25||Thomas Lambert||60||Tony Langley||12|
|John Lawton||39||Anthony Leonard||27||Kevin Linsley||22||Daniel Litte||73|
|Jason Lloyd||40||Terry Lonsdale||54||Bruce Lowther||39||Andrew Lund||28|
|Troy Maddison||25||Kashif Mahmood||76||Peter McIntosh||69||Mike McMahon||43|
|Callum McMenamin||34||Callum McCrae||42||Anya Milne||83||Luke Mitchell||62|
|Jemal Mohamed||5||James Morris||46||Nuradin Muktar||-6||Malcolm Muldoon||24|
|Ryan Nassau||18||Malcolm Noble||27||David Noutch||26||Lauren Parfitt||56|
|Stuart Park||15||Anne Pashley||18||David Pashley||13|
|Jamie Peacock||41||Katie Peacock||49|
|Barry Pearson||21||Gary Pearson||42||Matthew Pearson||63|
|Kalinga Perera||91||Sahan Perera||88||Peter Phillips||33||Anthony Phoenix||-18|
|Ben Piggott||34||Michael Pincher||78||Ian Plummer||19||Gus Poole||42|
|Alan Price||28||Rana Rassem||52||Chris Rayner||42||Tom Rayner||19|
|John Rees||103||Adam Ridley||14||Keiron Robertson||57||Keith Robertson||12|
|Eileen Robinson||48||Luke Robinson||31||Carol Rodway||80||Lee Russell||37|
|Chris Samuels||69||Peter Sermon||16||Edward Sett||31||Simon Sharples||25|
|Karl Shaw||5||Emma Smith||77||Michael Smith||61||Ryan Stainsby||59|
|Noel Thomas||61||Lee Tinkler||22||Stephen Tuck||45||Robert Turner||80|
|Peter Wagner||56||Dan Walker||68||Mark Walpole||-4||Alec Ward||-12|
|Bethany Wardell||70||Kieran Wardell||4||John Waterworth||108||Phil Webster||25|
|Bernie Welford||41||Carl White||6||Tom Whittaker||27||Gary Whitttle||46|
|Gary Whyman||15||Dave Williams||18||Alex Wilson||51||Eve Witterick||72|
|Katie Wray||65||Joel Wright||11||Jonathan Youdale||68||Michael Young||2|
2015 Knock Out Handicap Cup Winners
Ormesby Wheelers J – Winners of the 2015 Summer League KO Handicap Cup
Left to right: John Fenwick, Brian Holloway, Alan Ransome, Andrew Green and Gary Bonnar
2015- 55 Years
of Table Tennis
MATCH REPORTS WEEKENDING 30 JULY 2015
Ormesby TTC A and Beaumont Accountanc Nomads A closed the gap at the top of Division 1 of the Cleveland & District Table Tennis League when they scored convincing wins against Northfield TTC A and Nunthorpe TTC A in last weeks fixtures.
Ormesby’s victory was by 9 sets to-1 with hat tricks from Josh Harland and Adam Smith. Luke Bradburn scored the lone victory for Northfield with a 3-1 win over Peter Wilkinson. Bradburn came close to winning a second set against Josh Harland before the Ormesby player won the 5th game at 12-10. Jack Cope from Northfield came close with Adam Smith also 12-10 in the decider.
Beaumont A defeated Nunthorpe A by 8 sets to 2 with a hat trick from Mark Walpole. David Williams produced most of the opposition for Nunthorpe with 2 wins against Stephen Baines and Tony Langley. David Pashley went close with Langley before losing at 12-10 in the decider.
Swerve A still lead the table with 69 from 8, whilst Ormesby A with 57 from 7 and Beaumont with 51 from 7 remain in contention.
SUMMER LEAGUE TOURNAMENT 2015
Two Ormesby Junior players, Josh Harland and Josh Weatherby excelled in the Cleveland and District Summer Table Tennis League Championships which took place at Ormesby Table Tennis Club on Sunday 28 June.
Josh Harland won the 2 main singles events beating the same player, Middlesbrough & District and Cleveland County Champion Martin Rutter in both finals.
The Open Singles victory for Harland was won in three very close games, with a 15-13, 19-17 and 11-9 score.
The Division One Singles final needed 4 games after Rutter had won the third at 11-5. Harland clinched the title by winning the 4th end 11-9.
Earlier in the day Harland had been surprised by 11 year old Joshua Weatherby who beat the top seed in the final of the Junior Singles when the youngster won by 3 games to 1 with the 4th at 11-6.
In the Cadet Singles where Weatherby was top seed, the Junior Champion was stretched by another promising Ormesby junior player David Gofton who came back from 2-0 down to level at 2 all before Weatherby took the decider 11-6.
The Veterans (over 40’s title) was won by David Ashwell who beat Darlington’s David Noutch in 3 close games, 11-8, 12-10, 11-9.
In the other Divisional Singles, Hartlepool’s Ben Goodchild defeated Beaumont Accoutancy Nomad’s Bruce Lowther by 3 games to 1 whilst two Ormesby players played in the 3rd Division final which was won by Chris Samuels who defeated Brain Holloway by the same score.
Another Ormesby Cadet player Chris Edwards excelled in the two Handicap events winning the Singles by beating Northfield’s Amy Webster by the narrowest of margins. Edwards won the decider by 18-16. Edwards also won the Handicap Doubles partnered by Callum McManamin. In another close match they beat Ormesby’s George Hill and David Gofton coming back after losing the first game to win the 2nd 21-19 and the decider 21-12.
The Wheelchair Singles was won by Marc Bonnar who beat Brian Holloway in straight games. This result followed a six player Round Robin event where John Fenwick, Noel Thomas, Andrew Green and Peter McIntosh also took part.
SEE BELOW THE PLAYERS HANDICAPS FOR A FULL LIST OF RESULTS
PLAYERS MUST HAVE PLAYED AT LEAST ONE MATCH IN THE 2015 SUMMER LEAGUE BEFORE THEY ARE ALLOWED TO PLAY IN A KO CUP MATCH.
LEAGUE TABLES UP TO WEEKENDING 24.07.2015
DIVISION ONE 2015
|Beaumont Accountancy Nomads A||9||8||0||1||71|
|Ormesby TTC A||9||8||0||1||67|
|Northfield TTC A||10||6||1||3||58|
|Ormesby TTC B||8||5||1||2||50|
|Nunthorpe TTC A||10||3||1||6||44|
|Beaumont Accountancy Nomads B||9||2||1||6||32|
|Ormesby TTC D||8||2||0||6||22|
|Ormesby TTC C||9||0||0||9||16|
DIVISION TWO 2015
|Beaumont Accountancy Nomads C||11||10||0||1||86|
|Nunthorpe TTC B||10||9||1||0||77|
|Darlington TTC A||9||5||1||3||54|
|Northfield TTC B||10||5||0||5||52|
|Darlington TTC B||9||4||0||5||45|
|Ormesby TTC H||10||3||2||5||40|
|Ormesby TTC E||10||2||1||7||35|
|Ormesby TTC G||9||0||1||8||20|
|Ormesby TTC F||9||0||2||7||15|
Above are four of the Division Two, Ormesby G team players, from left to right – Dave Foreman, Jane Dale, Alan Fowler and Syd Davis. All four players are members of the 50+ group that play on Monday and Thursday mornings from 10.00 am to 12.00 noon.
Below are three members of the Division Two, Northfield B team, from left to right – Steve Burge, Richard Anderson and Mohamed Mostafa.
Below are two more teams from the 50+ players playing in Division Two. The six players are members from both Ormesby F and Ormesby E teams – left to right – Keith Lewis (E team), Tom Hand (F team), Billie Allan (E), Michael Hand (F), Ahmed Abass (E) and Terry Lonsdale (F).
DIVISION THREE 2015
|Ormesby TTC I||10||6||2||2||67|
|Darlington TTC D||8||6||2||0||56|
|Ormesby TTC J Wheelers||8||3||0||5||39|
|Darlington TTC C||5||1||0||4||15|
|Ormesby TTC K||8||0||0||8||7|
DIVISION THREE PLAYERS
Pictures above are five players from the Ormesby I and K teams.
Left to right: Tommy Hawkes (K team), Alan Edwards (I team), Rob Turner (K team) and Bethany Wardell and Victoria Linsley (I team).
KNOCK HANDICAP CUP
Round Three – quarter finals
|4||Northfield TTC A||v||5||Ormesby TTC I|
|12||Ormesby TTC B||v||16||Nunthorpe TTC B|
|18||Ormesby J Wheelers||v||21||Ormesby TTC A|
|25||Ormesby TTC H||v||30||Darlington TTC B|
|1||Westboune B 3 points||v||4||Northfield TTC A 5 points|
|5||Ormesby TTC I||v||8||Ormesby TTC G|
|9||Northfield TTC B 4 points||v||12||Ormesby TTC B 5 points|
|14||Ormesby TTC E 2 points||v||16||Nunthorpe TTC B 5 points|
|18||Ormesby TTC J Wheelers 5 points||v||20||Beaumont Accountancy Nomads B 1 points|
|21||Ormesby TTC A 5 points||v||23||Westbourne A 2 points|
|25||Ormesby TTC H 5 points||v||27||Beaumont Accountancy Nomads C 4 points|
|30||Darlington TTC B 5 points||v||32||Ormesby TTC C 2 points|
|3||Ormesby TTC D||v||4||Northfield TTC A|
|5||Ormesby TTC I W/Over||v||6||Darlington TTC A|
|7||BYE||v||8||Ormesby TTC G|
|9||Northfield TTC B W/Over||v||10||Darlington TTC D|
|11||BYE||v||12||Ormesby TTC B|
|13||Beaumont Accountancy Nomads A||v||14||Ormesby TTC E W/Over|
|15||BYE||v||16||Nunthorpe TTC B|
|17||BYE||v||18||Ormesby TTC J|
|19||Ormesby TTC K||v||20||Beaumont Accountancy Nomads B W/Over|
|21||Ormesby TTC A||v||22||Darlington TTC C|
|25||Ormesby TTC H||v||26||Hartlepool TTC|
|27||Beaumont Accounancy Nomads C||v||28||Ormesby TTC F|
|29||Nunthorpe TTC A||v||30||Darlington TTC B W/Over|
|31||BYE||v||32||Ormesby TTC C|
PLAYER HANDICAPS TO BE USED FROM 22 JUNE 2015
|Ahmed Abass||46||Peter Abell||28||Sonnie Alder||48||Brian Alderson||31|
|Billy Allen||82||Richard Anderson||45||Bill Appleton||61||Nigel Arnison||96|
|Damien Ashman||130||Dave Ashwell||-1||Shan Aslam||75||Terry Bache||65|
|Steve Baines||14||David Ball||35||Katie Barlow||20||Sophie Barlow||17|
|Gavin Boggitt||81||Marc Bonnar||94||Michael Boyce||15||Luke Bradburn||18|
|Kelsey Bradley||54||Dave Brown||100|
|Steve Burge||21||Steve Brunskill||-4||Dave Carey||56|
|George Catmull||35||Ryan Chan||30||Colin Charity||28||Noel Clerkin||26|
|Dave Cochrane||60||Steve Cooper||0||Jack Cope||15||Joe Cope||15|
|Malcolm Corking||12||Brian Cowan||35||Simon Cripps||44||Lewis Crosby||78|
|Thomas Crowther||70||Jane Dale||60||Paul Dale||30||John Daley||68|
|Ryan Davis||96||Syd Davis||51||Brian Day||64||Jack Dewar||28|
|Ken Dinsdale||60||Will Dobinson||28|
|Chris Douglas||37||Craig Dring||18||Jessica Dunn||76|
|Madelaine Dunn||56||Alan Edwards||90||Chris Edwards||40||Robert Evans||30|
|Mike Fenby||17||John Fenwick||100||Paul Flanigan||26||Dave Foreman||70|
|George Forster||50||Alan Fowler||52||Adam Gent||49||David Gofton||32|
|Ben Goodchild||28||John Goulding||44||Daniel Gray||41||Andy Greason||25|
|Andrew Green||95||Nigel Green||78||Erin Greensmith||70||Chris Gunn||32|
|Michael Hand||61||Tom Hand||47||John Hanson||32||Josh Harland||-11|
|John Harper||40||Tommy Hawkes||100||Andrew Hegarty||37||Mike Hegarty||75|
|Alan Heppell||68||David Hidreth||32||George Hill||36||James Hill||20|
|Sam Hitchen||11||Arek Hnat||46||Adam Hodgson||82|
|Brian Holloway||77||Daniel Howe||71||Geoff Howe||32||Paul Humes||38|
|D Hutchinson||29||B Kearney||30|
|Nathan Kell||12||Peter Krawlec||72||Tony Langley||10||Simon Laverick||51|
|John Lawton||34||Dave Lax||64||Karina Lefevre||-4||Thomas Lambert||67|
|Keith Lewis||43||Kevin Linsley||20||Victoria Linsley||63||Londesbrough||13|
|Terry Lonsdale||60||Bruce Lowther||35||Andrew Lund||29||Jane Lynas||45|
|Peter McIntosh||88||Mike McMahon||44||C McMenamin||60||D McQuade||75|
|Callum McRae||70||Travis Miller||68||Jemal Mohammed||10||Paul Moppett||50|
|Slavek Moryson||47||Hany Mostafa||60||Nuradin Muktar||4||M Muldoon||22|
|Ryan Nassau||21||Mike Newton||50||Malcolm Noble||35||David Noutch||21|
|Stuart Park||22||Anne Pashley||21||David Pashley||16||James Peacock||51|
|Katie Peacock||51||Barry Pearson||20||Georgine Peart||50||Peter Phillips||28|
|A Phoenix||-10||Ian Plummer||20||Adam Purcell||75||John Putson||80|
|Anwar Rasoul||41||Thomas Rayner||41||Keith Robertson||25||E Robinson||52|
|Glyn Robinson||41||Luke Robinson||38||Martin Rutter||-12||Chris Samuels||60|
|Peter Sermon||26||Simon Sharples||40||Karl Shaw||7||K Shepherd||5|
|Eric Smallwood||64||Adam Smith||3||Joe Smith||78||Mark Smith||54|
|Paul Smith||-4||Steve Souter||12||Conor Storey||38||T Teasdale||33|
|Keith Thomas||35||Noel Thomas||81||Steve Tuck||40||Robert Turner||85|
|Peter Wagner||70||Mark Walpole||-4||Alec ward||-14||Hartley Ward||27|
|Beth Wardell||70||Kieran Wardell||23||Paul Warters||75||Bob Wasson||81|
|C Weatherby||35||Josh Weatherby||10||K Weatherby||6||Amy Webster||53|
|Phil Webster||17||Nick H-West||26|
|Derek Weedy||52||Bernie Welford||39||Calum White||17||Carl White||3|
|G Whitfield||48||Gary Whyman||19||P Wilkinson||5||David Williams||15|
|Holly Williams||17||Lily Williams||66||Alex Wilson||51||Katie Wray||82|
|John Wright||63||Michael Young||8||Albert Wilson||33|
CLEVELAND SUMMER LEAGUE TOURNAMENT RESULTS 2015
Open Singles – Joshua Harland beat Martin Rutter – 15-13, 19-17, 11-9.
Division One – Joshua Harland beat Martin Rutter – 11-7, 11-8, 5-11, 11-9.
Division Two – Ben Goodchild beat Bruce Lowther – 11-7, 9-11, 11-9, 11-9.
Division Three – Chros Samuels beat Brian Holloway – 9-11, 13-11, 11-5, 11-8.
JuniorSingles – Joshua Weatherby beat Joshua Weatherby 11-6, 11-8, 6-11, 11-6.
Cadet Singles – Joshua Weatherby beat David Gofton – 11-8, 11-6, 8-11, 8-11, 11-8.
Veterans Singles – Dave Ashwell beat David Noutch – 11-8, 12-10, 11-9.
Wheelchair – Marc Bonnar beat Brian Holloway – 11-7, 11-9.
Handicap Singles – 12-14, 11-8, 18-16.
Chris Edwards & Callum McMenamin beat George Hill & David Gofton 19-21, 21-19, 21-12.
KO HANDICAP CUP FINAL 2014
Congratulaion to Northfield B who were the winners of the 2014 KO Cup with Hartlepool B finishing in second place.
KO CUP MATCH REPORT FOR WEEKENDING 14 NOVEMBER 2014
Northfield B won the Cleveland & District Summer League Knockout Handicap Cup Competition after a knife edge finish in the final with Hartlepool B.
The match climaxed with the score at 4 all with Northfield’s Joe Cope playing Lewis Porritt. Cope gave Porritt a 28 point start and won the first game at 21-6. Cope won the second game at 21-8 so the match was tied at 42 points all. Being the last match, the golden point rule applies where one point, sudden death, is played with the higher handicapped player having the service. Porritt served but Cope won the point and took the match by just one point, with a 5-4 victory for his team the overall score.
For Northfield Jack Cope and Will Dobinson won 2 each whilst Joe Cope just won the vital final match. For Hartlepool Josh and Connor Hudson won 2 each.
Alan Ransome OBE
League Tables up to Friday 3 October 2014
|1||Ormesby TTC A||15||13||0||2||122|
|2||Beaumont Accountancy Nomads A||15||12||1||2||114|
|3||Swerve TTC A||15||11||1||3||101|
|4||Ormesby TTC B||15||8||1||6||76|
|5||Northfield TTC A||15||6||1||8||71|
|6||Nunthorpe TTC A||15||7||0||8||66|
|1||Beaumont Accountancy Nomads B||14||8||1||5||74|
|2||Northfield TTC B||13||2||3||8||51|
|5||Ormesby TTC C||13||1||2||10||29|
|2||Beaumont Accountancy Nomads C||15||9||2||4||106|
|3||Hartlepool TTC A||15||9||3||3||101|
|4||Nunthorpe TTC B||15||10||3||2||101|
|5||Northfield TTC C||15||7||4||4||76|
|6||Ormesby TTC D||15||3||3||9||51|
|1||Ormesby TTC F||13||7||0||6||57|
|3||Swerve TTC B||13||6||0||7||55|
|5||Ormesby TTC E||11||0||3||8||26|
Left to right above Hartlepool C team players, Josh Hudson, Lewis Porritt and Travis Miller with team mascot Daniel Porritt who had just won their match 6 – 4 against the Ormesby H team. Below are four members of the Ormesby H team from left to right, Terry Bache, Tom Hand, Mathew Macfarlane (Hand) and Terry Lonsdale.
|1||Ormesby TTC G||17||14||1||2||140|
|3||Ormesby TTC H||17||8||2||7||93|
|4||Hartlepool TTC B||17||8||2||7||82|
|1||Swerve TTC C||15||8||1||6||82|
|2||Hartlepool TTC C||16||6||1||9||62|
|3||Ormesby TTC Wheelers A||16||4||1||11||49|
|4||Ormesby TTC Wheelers A||15||2||0||13||39|
BELOW ARE A FEW PICTURES FOR THE ARCHIVES
In the picture above are three members of the Ormesby Wheelers team after playing their first ever game in the Cleveland & District Summer Table Tennis League: front row left to right, Nigel Arnison, Andrew Green and John Fenwick three of the six members of the team. Also standing at the back are Malcolm Muldoon – the Wheelers team coach, with Charlotte Weatherby and James Dale from the Ormesby Hopes B team.
In the picture below are two more members of the the Ormesby Wheelers team, Brian Holloway left and Peter McIntosh with their coach Malcolm Muldoon.
ORMESBY J AND K PLAYERS
Two more team who are playing for the first time in the Cleveland Summer League are members from the Ormesby 50 plus group. They are pictured above shortly after finishing their match on Friday 14 June .
Left to right Ken Dinsdale, Sue Joyce, Gillian Dinsdale (Ken’s sister in law), Dorothy Allen, John Putson and Dave Foreman.
The ladies play for Ormesby TTC K and the men Ormesby TTC J.
PAUL SMITH – Winner of the Summer League 2010 Open Singles title
Martin Rutter – Open Singles Winner 2010
NICE TO SEE YOU DAVE
Dave Ashwell picture above on the left and Dave Hutchinson on the right met up recently at a match at the Ormesby club after not seeing each other for almost 30 years.
Although Dave Hutchinson has continued to play and is currently playing for Hartlepool Westbourne, Dave Ashwell had not played for many years until he brought his two young children Michael and Katie along to the Saturday morning junior sessions at Ormesby. Now playing for Ormesby D, Dave A has soon regained some of his former skills and is really enjoying his return to table tennis.