Table Tennis


AFTER relinquishing the Weymouth & District Table Tennis League Division One title to Budmouth last year, Springfield A enjoyed a perfect season to reclaim it. They won all 16 of their matches with Jeff Rigby also winning all 33 of his games to top the division and league averages. Tim Scott, Andy Pipe and Michelle …

HAVING won the handicap Knockout Cup for the past five years, Budmouth were guaranteed a sixth consecutive success when the youngsters of Budmouth C found themselves up against their friends of Budmouth D in the final. With the Division 2 title already under their belts Budmouth C were having to overcome a 14 point deficit  …

DORSET fielded two County Cadet (under 15) table tennis sides this season and both teams finished strongly to secure runners up places in their respective divisions. The 1st team, including Portland 12-year-old Jessica Moggeridge, managed to see off Essex, Glamorgan 2 and Sussex 2 with impressive 9-1 victories, then secured a battling 6-4 success against …

A Weston teenager is dreaming of being Britain’s table tennis champion after huge success in the sport – despite only playing for 18 months. Jake Tucker, 13, of Priory Community School Academy (PCSA), represented the Somerset County under-15s team recently, winning three out of his four games. He narrowly lost to the Bedfordshire No.1, five …

Gloucestershire’s Billy Shilton is part of the Great Britain para table tennis squad currently competing at the Belgian Open. The Stonehouse teenager, who plays in class eight, is in Britain’s 19-strong squad at the event in Sint-Niklass. Shilton joined newly crowned European team gold medalists Paul Karabardak and Martin Perry in the Performance Squad together …