latest article submitted 23-11-2017


Houghton Hero of the Hour By Roger Bannister Sheffield Publicity
James Houghton led by example, when in the first set, he beat Jeff Tham. A well respected junior.! James set the tone of the match, by winning all three against Abbeydale C, as Vulcan C went onto a well deserved 7 3 victory. Jeff came back to win his two other matches and the doubles with Simon Ryalls.
Crookes B continue to impress with another 8 2 victory, this time at Swallownest MW A. Tim Denby again winning 3 and from the card in style
In Division 3 Calvin Clarke, Pete Mannion and Dave Aspinall of Hallam Grange A Surgically dissected Vulcan F 9-1 leaving Andy Dawson the only scorer for Vulcan! Rotherham Scorpion B employed Jamie Hudd, Vincent Loh and Lewis Ellams to run the Crookes F out of town 7 3.
Sarah Thorne won 2, but Abbeydale J lost 4 6 to Steve Wilson, James Chennery and John Bradshaw of Vulcan G. Hallam Grange B must have been quite drunk as it was Tripples all round for Messrs Folger, Lange and Guard, Northern General D soundly beaten 0 10. John Daniels won 3 again, this time against High Green A, with Hallam Grange C winning 8 2. Cricketers won at a canter 9 1 against Wadsley Bridge A.
Telecom A on Fire as Robin Hancock, Ron Firth and Phil Powell won 10 0 against Albert Premier B!

Table tennis news – Rob Loxley 23 November 2017


Tim Wright (Abbeydale TTC) is now a UKCC level one coach having qualified along with nineteen other students, under the tutorship of Table Tennis England’s coaches - Sally Shutt and Chris Parker at the Sheffield Institute of Sport. Their assessments took place on the 5th November under the scrutiny of Sally, Chris and Andrea Holt. The course which leads to a fully licensed qualification was also successfully negotiated by eleven other local players: - Abbeydale’s Zoltan Kulics, Simon Ryalls and Harry Sheen. Wadsley Bridge’s Trevor Parsons and Steve Cross were also successful as were Vulcan’s Vicky Johnston, Lewis Powell-Pepper and Rob Loxley. Craig Hastie (Scorpions), Dave Aspinall ( Hallam Grange) and Mazaffar Hussain (Sheffield United Community Foundation) completed the roll of successful local students.

In order to progress our sport throughout the city, the onus now falls squarely on the shoulders of these newly qualified coaches to pass on their knowledge and skills to other potential players in particular the youngsters in primary and junior schools.

Rob Loxley Press Officer South Yorkshire CTTA




Advantage Table Tennis is running its first Christmas two-day Training Camp on the 28th/29th December at the English Institute of Sport in Sheffield. We are very proud to provide a very strong coaching team with a vast pedigree of international experience, at the best venue around.

The aim of the two-day Camp is to provide a wide range of modern-day training and techniques used by world class players. Demonstrations by Sam Walker and Andrew Rushton will vividly bring these to life for all to see.

In addition there will be a workshop on reflective practice, led by elite coach graduate and UK Sport Coaching Fellowship inducted Greg Baker. ‘Reflection' will be a key theme throughout the two days - which will teach you the best way to reflect on training and matches in order to bring out the best in your game.

There are 40 places available on the camp so be sure to book ASAP to guarantee your spot - visit FACEBOOK.COM/ADVANTAGETT and click on ‘EVENTS’ to book your place.


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