TABLE TENNIS CHAT

SEASON 2022

APRIL 4: CATHERINE LV -- WON THE NATIONAL SCHOOLS UNDER 11 CHAMPIONSHIP -- Leicestershire's first National Schools winner since Chris Rogers 45 years ago.  REPORT HERE.

21 MARCH:  COREY LANCASTER (KP D3).  Nominated by Div Sec, Mike James, Corey, graded 114 (although well above that now) won three against Holwell in a 6-4 victory beating Dave Roche (192), Dave Sharpe (160) and Fred Berdej (127).

14 MARCH:  SYSTON CASUALS III (D3). Chetan Tailor, Ian Whetherly and Ian Lockington beat leaders, Knighton Park V (Simon Aldis, Dave Mountain and Martin Pember) by an astonishing 9-1 to reverse their standings.

27 FEB:  OSCAR BENTLEY (Leics Juniors).  Oscar led from the front for the County Juniors in the eventual second place in their division, coming through all the matches undefeated.

IAN KNIGHT (Syston D5).  Ian is graded at 119 and scored an excellent victory over Winstanley's Dave Seeds who is graded 170.

JAN NIX (Fleckney D5).  Jan is graded 63 and her tenacity and keenness came good against Regent when she won all three, beating Gary Featherstone (106), Roger Newby (80) and Bob Smith (63).  14-y-o Jacob Hall also won three.

14 FEB:  CHRIS ROGERS and KAREN SMITH.  This brother/sister combination has been representing Leicestershire for more years than they care to remember from juniors when I had the honour of being non playing captain right through to the present.  Both were again prominent in helping to retain Premiership level for both the Senior First and Veteran First teams for next season.  Not so much Performance of the Week but Performance over several decades.

6 FEB:  COREY LANCASTER (KPVII D3).  It stands to reason that juniors will have come on even more than usual after a complete season lost.  Nevertheless this performance is noteworthy as at least one of the opposition is well established in Div Two when Corey played up against Arnesby.  His current grading is 114 and he beat Rhys Emery (219) and Bruce Johnson (167) in a 5-5 draw.

30 JAN: SEVERALJason Woodfield (207) Syston D1 beat Tim Sheppard (282) Lough Uni.  George McClurkin (211) KP II D1 two against Arnesby in a 7-3 defeat and nearly against Abe Conteh (271) when he was 9-7 in the fifth before going down.  Two for KP VII in D3 when Corey Lancaster (114) beat Mike James (280) and Neal Smith (103) beat Dave Sharpe (160) Holwell.  Finally in D5 14-y-o Jacob Hall won three for Fleckney II against Desford Village IV in a 7-3 defeat.

23 JAN:  KAI and KALAN BHAKTA (Winstanley D3) These two juniors completed an unbeaten season in the doubles in the last season (aborted) played in Division Five.  This season they have upped the ante and are undefeated in the first two match in Division Three, beating Holwell Sports in a 6-4 win and then Knighton Park IIV in a 7-3 victory.  Their individual records are not bad either so far.