Heacham Table Tennis Club, based within Heacham Club Charity, had a grand opening hard bat tournament to show off all their new equipment and facilities.
For the first time they were able to stage a first class tournament in Heacham Town Hall, all thanks to a £6,000 grant from Table Tennis England plus four new table tennis tables purchased by Heacham Youth and Community Trust Ltd and further funding from Norfolk Community Foundation, Heacham Youth Trust and Heacham Poorsland.
The tournament started at 10am with groups of six players on each of the four tables.
In the afternoon there was another competition, a hard bat doubles format. After each player had played five singles in the morning and then five doubles in the afternoon it came down to a grand final.
The final was contested by Mary-Ann Woodhouse, partnered by Graham Keeley, and Sabrina Rayner/Rob Yarrow. At the end of the ten minutes allotted time it was dead level but in extra time Woodhouse and Keeley took the title.
Full report and more photos can be found on the website www.malc-on-line.co.uk/tabletennis/index.htm
King’s Lynn Table Tennis Summer League Week 5
Ambit and St James played out a draw with St James’ Owen Turner once again going through the card unbeaten with three wins. He was supported by Andrew Rayner who had a good win over Chris Ely to secure the draw but with David Whitby winning two and a win from Graham Rogerson making it 4-3 going into the doubles, the pairing of Graham and Chris came through to make it all-even.
Alex Bragg was the star of the show for Blades with a fine maximum with wins over Malcolm Powell, Peter McDonagh and John Wiggs of Karens Krew. Although Alex was on form it was Karens Krew who won this one with an 5-3 victory. Peter led the way with two wins and was well supported by Malcolm and John who won a game each and then teamed up to take the doubles.
Ziggys’ Don Dixon, John Blyth and Steve Barber continued their fine form and remain top of the table after seeing off Runcton Holme’s Clive Sandle, Rob Rix and Melvyn Jupp with an 8-0 win.
Player of the week goes to Junior Alex Bragg who gained his first maximum of the Summer League.