Division 1

Wymondham & District Table Tennis League

16th March 2020

Cessation of Season

Following the escalation of the Coronavirus crisis and the latest advice issued today by the Government to avoid all unnecessary social contact, the Committee have, with regret, taken the decision, with immediate effect, to cancel all games in the Wymondham & District League (including games due to be played in both the President's Cup and Handicap Cup). Practice nights at Ketts Park are also cancelled with immediate effect.

We are in unprecedented times and feel that we have no choice but to heed the advice of the government.

A decision will be made in due course as to whether the remaining matches will be played or not. At this stage it seems likely that we will not be able to complete the season, and that it will not be possible to play a summer league this year, but it is a fast moving situation and we will of course review the position should there be an improvement.

Welcome to the official website of the Wymondham & District Table Tennis League. If you wish to know more about the history of the league, please visit our about the league page. Details about coaching sessions can be found here. If you would like to get in touch with us directly with a comment or query, please use the contact us page. 

* * * 2019/20 ANNUAL TOURNAMENT * * *

The 2019/20 Annual Tournament is being played at Watton Leisure Centre on Sunday 8th March. Entries must be received by Friday 28th February. Entry forms are available on request by emailing wymondhamtt@btinternet.com. Alternatively call Ian on 07504 294362. Entry is £7 per person irrespective of how many competitions are entered. This is always a most enjoyable event - MAKE SURE YOU DON'T MISS OUT!

* * * HANDICAP CUP * * *

The draw for the second round of the Handicap Cup has been made.

Saints A or Ketts Park v Hethersett (Tues, Ketts Park)

Watton C or Watton D v Saints E of Morley (Wed, Garveston VH)

Saints C of Morley v Morley (Thurs, Morley VH)

Watton B v Ashwellthorpe Atoms (Wed, Garveston VH)

Ties to be played week commencing Monday 16th March

For Full details go to the Handicap Cup Page. 

* * * PRESIDENT'S CUP * * *

The draw has been made for the Semi - Finals of the President's Cup;

Marauders A v Saints C of Morley (Morley Village Hall, Tuesday 31st March)

Watton A v Hethersett (Garveston Village Hall, Wednesday 1st April)

* * * DIVISION 1 UPDATE * * *

After the first few weeks of the season the early front runners of Division 1 are Morley followed by Saints E of Morley and iSpin.

Morley have won 3 of their 4 games with Yi Chen winning 10 of his 12 singles games - their only defeat a narrow 6-4 defeat to Saints D.  

Saints E of Morley with their players playing their first games in the league got a superb 10 - 0 win over the luckless Woodlands and followed this up with a 9-1 win against Ketts Park. before a narrow defeat to Saints D.

The Saints D team remain unbeaten with yet another 6-4 win over Marauders B which included a vital win by young Ben Kelf over the experienced Tom Melvin in a tight game.

iSpin beat Watton D 8-2 with Neil Augustine getting the only maximum of the match this was followed with a 6-4 win over Marauders B before they narrowly lost 6-4 to leaders Morley.

Simon Kelf

* * * 2018/19 ANNUAL CHAMPIONSHIPS * * *

The Annual Championships of the Wymondham & District Table Tennis held at Watton Leisure Centre on Sunday 17th March saw a slightly smaller than usual entry this year, but the event, once again proved to be a huge hit with all events being keenly contested.

The Open Singles was thrown wide open this year with winners from the last 3 years not participating. Peter Hopking was undoubtedly the favourite, but he succumbed to Dan Milburn in the Quarter-Final, 12-10 in the fifth. Both players played some stunning table tennis in a captivating match. Young Will Cugnoni had an equally close Quarter-Final match, edging out Kevin Dumble 11-9 in the deciding leg while Tom Brown had a fantastic win in a match again going the distance over Francis Webb. In the other Quarter-Final Phil Waity won in three against Barry Howes. Playing some of the table tennis of his life, Dan then eased through to the final in straight sets against Will to set up a final against Phil who beat Tom in three in the Semi-Final. In the final, Dan couldn’t quite reproduce the scintillating table tennis of the earlier rounds, with the effort expended in the earlier rounds as well as other events, no doubt a factor as he went down in straight sets to Phil Waity who played fantastically well throughout.

The Ladies Singles, with 5 participants was played on a Round-Robin basis. Debbie Drew remained unbeaten throughout to reclaim her title, with Hilary Reger being runner-up in a most enjoyable event.

The Handicap Singles proved as popular as ever, and the handicaps made for some really even contests, the highlight probably being Clare Waity’s 21-20 victory in the deciding set of Daniel Howes with an outrageous edge in the final point. Clare’s yelp of delight at the end could be heard in Hardingham. Clare eventually went out to Dan Milburn who again made the final, but once again, Dan fell narrowly short losing 21-18 in the deciding set against a determined Barry Howes in a thoroughly entertaining match.

Dan Milburn was again involved in the Open Doubles Final, but once again lost out in another tight contest as he partnered up with Peter Hopking. In the final they came up against Phil Waity and Francis Webb. The final involved some top-quality doubles, with some unbelievable rallies, but in the end Phil and Francis prevailed 15-13 in the fourth.

In the Division 1 Final, Alex raced into a 2-set lead over Neil Augustin but was pegged back to 2-2, before Alex reasserted his control, winning 11-6 in the deciding set. Alex and Neil then paired up in the Division 1 doubles which was played in a round-robin format but they lost out in the crucial tie to Yvonne Ayliffe and Hilary Reger 11-9 in the deciding set. Yvonne and Hilary played great some doubles and remained unbeaten to claim the title.

The Pot-Luck Handicap Doubles saw partners drawn at random and handicaps set. Young Bethany Kelf was drawn with Alex and they beat Scott Morgan & Neil Augustin in thoroughly enjoyable and entertaining final.

In the Mixed-Doubles Alex and Hilary Reger did fantastically well to beat last year’s winners, Debbie Drew and Kevin Dumble, 11-7 in the deciding set before beating Barry Howe and Clare Waity in the final, again 11-7 in the final set.

Unbelievably Dan Milburn made his fourth final of the day in the Veterans (over-40’s) where he met Peter Hopking. This time, however, it was Peter who exacted revenge for his earlier defeat in the Open Singles, prevailing 12-10 in the fourth in another tight contest. So four runners-up medals for Dan, an unbelievable effort, I’m sure he slept well, and though he didn’t get his hand on a winners medal he should be very proud of his performance throughout and the part he played in making this such a memorable event.

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The draw has been made for the Semi-Finals of the President's Cup

Ashwellthorpe v Watton B (Thurs, Morley Village Hall)

Watton A v Saints A (Wed, Garveston Village Hall)

Ties to be played week commencing Monday 18th March


The draw has been made for the Semi-Finals of the Handicap Cup:

Saints C v Morley A (Tues, Ketts Park)

Watton A v Watton B (Wed, Garveston Village Hall)

Ties to be played week commencing 1st April 2019


* * * WATTON ON THE MOVE * * *

Watton Table Tennis Club are on the move. With immediate effect, their home venue will now be The Village Hall in Garvestone. The hall is sign-posted well  as you go through Garvestone (it's on the left near the school as you come from Wymondham on the Wymondham to Dereham Road). 

If you want to put it in your Satnav, the post code is NR9 4AD.

The move is with immediate effect so all Summer League Games where Watton are at home will be played in this new venue.

We wish the club all the best in your new home

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