2013 - archived news items




Cardiff Grand Prix Report

23 December 2013

Ryan Jenkins claimed his 48th Grand Prix win on Sunday 22nd December with a revenge win against David McBeath of England 3/0 in the final. McBeath, who is based in Germany fulltime at present, beat the Welsh number 1 at the recent Six Nations a month ago. Jenkins beat English talent Sam Walker 3/1 in the semi finals with McBeath beating Lewis Gray.

Hannah Hicks stopped both titles staying in Wales with a 5th set win against Charlotte Carey in the women’s final. Carey, who has moved into the number 1 spot on the Welsh rankings recently, fought hard during the match but couldn’t get the lead she needed in the 5th to take the championship.

The previous day saw almost every band go the way of a red Welsh shirt with Ryan Oyler, Callum Evans, Jac Jenkins, Chris Griffiths, Angharad Phillips and Beth Roberts all winners in what was a dominant days play.

Full Results

Men Singles – Winner Ryan Jenkins, R/up David McBeath

Women Singles – Winner Hannah Hicks, R/up Charlotte Carey


Men Band 1 – Winner Gavin Maguire, R/up Conor Edwards

Men Band 2 – Winner Ryan Oyler, R/up Nathan Bingham

Men Band 3 – Winner Callum Evans, R/up Joe Pilkington

Men Band 4 – Winner Jac Jenkins, R/up Thomas Jeffcot

Men Band 5 – Winner Chris Griffiths, R/up Ethan Davies

Men Band 6 – Winner Chris Griffiths, R/up Michael Julien


Women Band 1 – Winner Angharad Phillips, R/up Megan Phillips

Women Band 2 – Winner Emma Ludlow, R/up Vicky Smith

Woman Band 3 – Winner Naomi Jackson, R/up Beth Roberts

Woman Band 4 – Winner Beth Roberts, R/up Lydia John


U21 Men – Winner Danny Lawrence, R/up Callum Evans

U21 Women – Winner Tressa Armitage, R/up Vicky Smith

Doubles – Winners Lewis Gray/Sam Walker, R/up Gavin Maguire/Charlotte Carey

Vets – Winner Peter Wilkinson, R/up Dave Randall





Blackpool Junior Open

15 December 2013

Congratulations to Lydia John on winning the U13 event at the Blackpool Open today beating Sophie Barlow





ETTU Coaching Conference

13-15th December 2013



Situated on the banks of the River Taff in the splendid settings of Sophia Gardens, the Wales National Sports Centre in the Principality’s capital city of Cardiff is the home for a current Coaches Conference organised by the European Table Tennis Union (ETTU).

Proceedings started on Friday 13th December and will conclude on Sunday 15th December 2013.

The theme for the conference is “What coaching style are you?” The conference focuses on how a coach should react to gain the best from the athlete under their care.

Addressed Conference
Proceedings commenced with a three hour talk by Andy McCann, an award winning physical education teacher and advisor who is a coach to high performance athletes in the United Kingdom.

Also addressing those present is Neil Robinson, coach to the Great Britain Paralympic Team; he spoke on the subject coaching disabled athletes and as to why in modern day society it is important to be competent at instructing in this field.

Also present is Paul Hughes, the Table Tennis Wales psychologist; on the first day of the conference he addressed the meeting on the topic is what is required from a coach to gain the best from the athletes and teams in their charge.

Theory to Practice
Meanwhile, concluding the opening day, which was focused on both theory and practice; Liu Yanjun, coach to the Austrian Women’s Team, explained the recent technical and tactical advances in the sport of table tennis and as to how coaches from Europe are implementing such changes.

Later in the programme; supporting the address presented by Liu Yanjun, Michail Katsikadelis of Greece will speak on the subject of multi-ball training following extensive research he has undertaken at the University of Thrace.

Important Meeting
“It was important to show that a small association like Wales, can organise and invite Europe to our capital Cardiff”, said Ryan Jenkins who is now very much at the helm of matters in Wales. “This kind of meeting with coaches is very important for us and the ETTU should think of hosting more regional conferences.”

A successful start to the conference and most certainly Ryan Jenkins can take a bow; still a player and the leading player in Wales but increasingly proving a most effective coach and more than competent administrator





Cirencester Open

8th December 2013

Cade Short won both the Cadet and the U13 singles at the event on the weekend. Well done Cade…



Nottingham Grand Prix

7-8th December 2013

Jac Jenkins won the band 4 singles at the weekend’s Nottingham Grand Prix beating several higher ranked players on his way to the title. He then shone further the following day with wins against Lawrence Sweeney and Mike Fraser in the U21 event (both are ranked far higher than Jac’s 70th place in the tournament.

Ryan Jenkins dropped out early with a QF loss to England junior Helshan Weerasinghe. Ryan still tops the overall pints list with Cardiff, Sussex and the West of Scotland GP’s all coming in the next few weeks.

Ryan Owen was back on show in Nottingham after a break from the game and, as always, battled hard throughout both days.







Dragon News

2 December 2013


Congratulations to David Avery (U11 winner), Louie Evans (U13 winner) and Mithun Padmanabhan (U15 winner) at the Barry Dragon event held on Saturday

The Dragon series moved to Chepstow where Ben Allen (U11) Bethany Brewer (U13) and Ryan Watkins (U15) won the events on offer there


Check the ranking section for the new standings 









Commonwealth Games 2014 News

28 November 2013


Neil O’Connell will act as Team Manager for the Commonwealth
Games Glasgow 2014. Neil replaces Barry Robertson in the role, following a
selection process, and has recently completed all 3 levels of Team Manager
training. He will have responsibility for liaison with Team Wales on matters
such as transport and accommodation, whilst player preparation, and team
selection, will remain the responsibility of the National Coaching Manager and
Commonwealth Games Committee.


Neil commented “I am thrilled at the prospect of acting as Team Manager for Glasgow 2014, following on from the great work
carried out by Barry Robertson. Interest surrounding the event will steadily increase in the New Year, and following the performances of our players at the recent Senior 6 Nations, I believe that we have the chance of medals.”

Visitors to the TTW website can keep up with the news on the Games by clicking on the Commonwealth games page under performance.





Blaenau Gwent Cadet/Junior Open

23 November 2013


Conor Edwards showed he is still top dog on the Welsh junior circuit with a 3-1 final win against Welsh number 1 Ryan Oyler yesterday at the Blaenau Gwent Junior boys singles category which was played in Abertillery Leisure Centre.


The Penygraig based Commonwealth Games squad member, has dropped to number 2 in recent times but showed he is back and wants his number 1 ranking back with a 11-8, 11-3, 8-11, 11-6 win. Oyler (number 1 seed)
beat Callum Evans in his semi final whilst Edwards beat Chris Griffiths in
their semi showdown. Jac Jenkins, Macaulay Morgan, Joshua Stacey and Marc
Castro had to settle for Q-final exits.


The junior girls singles was another test of a former number 1 wanting her crown back in the shape of Beth Roberts. Beth has been beaten in recent events and therefore dropped in the rankings but her win yesterday shows she wants her ranking to rise with a 3-2 win against Laura Edwards. Laura (seeded 1 for the day) lost out 8-11, 11-6, 11-6, 5-11, 11-3 to Roberts in that final.

Soffi Jenkins (losing 2-3 to Laura) and Lydia John (losing 1-3 to Beth) were semi finalists.


The cadet boys went to seeding with number 1 seed and Welsh ranked Jac Jenkins winning the crown against Marc Castro of Swansea. The Ynysybwl player didn’t drop a set on the way to the title with 3-0 wins against Benedict Watson (QF), Josh Stacey (SF) and then Castro in the final. Marc beat Cade Short in the other semi final 3-1.


The cadet girls saw 7 year old Anna Hursey upset the draw with wins against Jamie-Lee Harley, Bethany Brewer and Charlotte Slye to reach the final against Lydia John (Swansea). Lydia showed why she deserved the title with a great display of controlled table tennis to eventually win 3-1.



Cadet Girls Singles

Semi Finals – Anna Hursey bt Jamie Lee-Harley -9, -7, 7, 8, 4

                    Lydia John bt Charlotte Slye 2, 12, 7

Final – Lydia John bt Anna Hursey -10, 4, 5, 2


Cadet Boys Singles

Semi Finals – Jac Jenkins bt Joshua Stacey 6, 9, 9

                    Marc Castro bt Cade Short 5, 5, -11, 5

Final – Jac Jenkins bt Marc Castro 8, 11, 9


Junior Girls Singles

Semi Finals – Laura Edwards bt Soffi Jenkins 9, 8, -5, -8, 1

                    Beth Roberts bt Lydia John 9, -12, 8, 3

Final – Beth Roberts bt Laura Edwards -8, 6, 6, -5, 3


Junior Boys Singles

Semi Finals – Ryan Oyler bt Callum Evans -5, 8, 4, 7

                    Conor Edwards bt Chris Griffiths 8, -11, -9, 8, 6

Final – Conor Edwards bt Ryan Oyler 8, 3, -8, 6





Job Opportunity


Table Tennis Wales has partnered with Hockey Wales and the LTA to join forces with Swansea City FC to bring a job for an enthusiastic part-time worker an opportunity to combining the role with the 3 sports to bring benefit to the Swansea Community


Job application and information is here





Para Table Tennis Players Cause Stir in Belgium

13 November 2013

The Welsh Para Table Tennis players caused a stir at the Belgium Open recently with European champion Rob Davies (Brecon) winning his singles events in Sint-Niklaas, while Ashley Davis (Cardiff) grabbed his first international medal, winning Bronze in the Class 3 event. Additionally Nathan Thomas (Cardiff) partnered Englishman Kim Daybell in the Class 10 team event taking Bronze, narrowly losing to the Russian pair.


For more information click here




ETTA Bristol Grand Prix


18th November


Ryan Jenkins lost his run of 4 straight Grand Prix victories with a 11-9 5th set
loss to Darius Knight





Cardiff Based Yongbo Zhang won the band 1 with Callum Evans winning the

band 3









Senior Home Nations 2013


18 November 2013


Wales take 2 Gold and 2 Bronze at the Senior Home


Both the men’s team and the women’s team had to settle for silver losing out to England 3-0 and 3-2 respectively in the Friday and Saturday team events. With wins against Ireland, Scotland, Jersey and Guernsey confirming this


Chloe Thomas and Charlotte Carey fought through their rounds in the singles but lost out to English opponents in the semi finals to take bronze




Other noted results:


Conor Edwards beating Paul McCreery, Naill Cameron, Peter
Graham & Keith Knox. Dan O’Connell beating Gavin Evans and Keith Knox.
Callum Evans and Chris Griffiths beating Sean Doherty. Beth Roberts beating
Lyda Flaws. Chloe Thomas beating Alice Loveridge & Tressa Armitage     






Mens Team


Gold - England


Silver - Wales


Bronze - Ireland




Womens Team


Gold - England


Silver - Wales


Bronze - Guernsey




Overall Team


Gold - England


Silver - Wales


Bronze - Ireland




Mens Singles


Gold - David McBeath


Silver - Chris Doran


Bronze- Craig Howieson and Gavin Evans




Womens Singles


Gold - Hannah Hicks


Silver - Karina LeFevere


Bronze - Charlotte Carey and Chloe




Mens Plate


Gold - Josh Band


Silver - Callum Evans




Womens Plate


Gold - Lynda Flaws


Silver - Nicole Hall







Hungarian Youth Open

6-10th November


Charlotte Carey has won more silverware at the Hungarian Youth Open in Sombathely this weekend

The Ebbw Vale player reached the semi finals of the junior girls singles where
she lost to number 1 seed Bernadet Soczs of Romania. Bronze medal sorted....

Charlotte then joined up with 2 players from Holland to reach another semi final, and gain another bronze medal, losing out to Hong Kong

Charlotte beat various players above her on the World ranking list along the
way, notably a Hong Kong, Swedish, Belgian, 2 Chinese Taipei, and Czech players which will ensure another climb on the next issued list on December 1st



Jac jenkins, Conor Edwards and Ryan Oyler were also in attendance at the event with various wins in their matches at the tournament











Burton Cadet & Junior Open


Wales had another great weekend in a National event, this time in Burton


U11 Girls

1st Anna Hursey, 2nd Lara Whitton & 3rd Lauren Stacey


U11 Boys

2nd Jack O'Duffy


U13 Girls

1st Lauren Stacey, 2nd Anna Hursey & 3rd Lara Whitton


U13 boys

1st Joseph Roberts & 2nd Cade Short


U15 boys

2nd Joshua Stacey & SF Joseph Roberts/Cade Short


U18 Boys

1st Joshua Stacey





November Newsletter now available


The TTW newsletter is published every 2 months during the season. The November 2013 issue is now available.


To download a copy go to the “Newsletters” page



Cundy on the way to Ally Pally

Dean Cundy will represent Wales in January at Alexandra Palace live on Sky Sports in one of the biggest prize money events to be seen in the UK. The sand paper championships will see players from all over the globe arrive in London early in 2014 to fight it out Cundy reserved his spot with a win at the
Welsh Championships qualifier today in Cardiff where he beat Conor Edwards in the semi finals 2/0 and Ryan Jenkins in the final 3/0


Interested players who missed out on a place will get to London on January 2nd to compete in the ‘last chance saloon event’ where a few finals spots are available to players






Davies is World Number 1


New European Para table tennis champion Rob Davies has become the world number one in the men's class 1 category, replacing Paralympic and world champion Holger Nikelis from Germany. The 29-year-old former rugby player from Brecon was ranked fifth before the European Championships.


Davies heads a strong squad of Welsh Para Table Tennis players who will be competing in this week’s Belgium Open in Sint-Niklaas (October 31-November 2). 

The Welsh players in Belgium include two young players from the GB Para Table Tennis Team Pathway Squad who will be making their international debuts – Lawrence John, 15, from Swansea and Thomas Matthews, 20 from Aberdare.
Also competing in Belgium are Ashley Davies, Nathan Thomas (both from Cardiff) and Cellan Hall from Bridgend.





To All Females...


TTW will run a females only table tennis session at Sport Wales National Centre (upper hall) on 27th November, 6-7pm.  It would be great if we
could have your support in promoting the event, ensuring that it goes to all
players, parents and clubs...






Cirencester Cadet/Junior Open 


Congratulations to Cade Short (winner) and Macauley Morgan (2nd) at the recent Cirencester Event on the weekend





Stockton 4* Open   


Great results this weekend at the Stockton 4* Junior and
Cadet open with several players making it to the money rounds

On the Saturday team events it was the cadet and junior girls teams who both made it to the final where they lost to Ireland and Preston respectively. The cadet boys lost to Scotland in the last 16 after they beat St Mary’s in round 1. The junior boys lost out in the QF round to Swerve TTC 3/0.


So, 2 silvers in the bag and then it turned to the singles events, with Lydia John in the U13’s. After getting through qualification and her QF match it was a tough semi against M Bhavika. It was a tough encounter but 1/3 loss from the Swansea player. So a good bronze never less.


After beating qualification themselves, Marc Castro and Josh Stacey made it to the last 32 of the cadet boy’s singles but couldn’t progress further against better opponents. Lydia lost once more to Bhavika (2/3) in the last 16 of
the cadet girls singles with Charlotte Slye losing the same round to Kate Whelan of Ireland


On Sunday, the junior boy’s event was too tough for Josh and Marc to make it through to the knockout rounds but Callum Evans (as R/up) and Chris Griffiths (as group winner) did. Callum lost out to Adam Harrison in the last 16 as Harrison was a surprise group runner up himself. Chris however almost went the whole way. Wins in the last 32 and last 16 meant a QF with Sam Maybe (seeded 3). Chris played well in this match up and advanced to the semi finals where he played number 2 seed Helshan Weerasinghe. This was a step too far however and that’s was the end of the road for Chris. Another bronze medal to bring back


The junior girl’s singles had 3 advance in Kate Roberts, Laura Edwards and Soffi Jenkins. Kate lost (0/3) in the last 16 to Emily Bolton whilst Laura beat Soffi 3/2 in the QF match. Laura then lost out to Bolton in
the semi final, and another bronze to the collection
The final category of the day was the Band 1 girls singles and there were more medals to grab for Laura (Gold) and Soffi (Bronze).

Laura took a close final as Soffi settled for the semis round. Lydia beat team
mate Kate in the last 16 but lost out to Beth Farmworth in the QF stage. Laura
beat Farmworth in the SF to set up the final match vs Kerry O’Mahoney of


1 gold, 2 silver & 4 bronze




Cardiff Junior and Cadet Open
In the second year in a row St Mellons Table Tennis Club hosted the Cardiff Junior & Cadet Open. This proved to be yet another successful Welsh ranking tournament with over 40 participants competing across three different categories for boy and girls.

Up first was the Cadet boys and girls. In the boys event 16 players participated and it came down to a final between the number 1 seed Jac Jenkins who beat Joshua Stacey in the semi final, against Marc Castro who got past the young Joseph Roberts in the second semi final. It was last years winner Jac Jenkins, who defended his title and took the glory by beating Marc 3-1 in a close and well fought final.  In the Cadet girls it was Victoria Brookes who managed to take the title by beating Bethany Brewer in a close fought match.

The Under 13s event came next. In the boys category it was a repeat of the Glamorgan Closed final, with Cade Short getting the better of Joseph Roberts for the second time in as many weeks. In the girls event there were some very close matches. Lauren Stacey overcame a tough semi final match against Bethany Brewer winning 3-2 whilst Jamie Lee Harley won her semi final against Lara Whitton. Lara Whitton managed to overcome Anna Hursey in her group to advance to the Semi Finals. This set up a final match between the local talent  Lauren Stacey going up against Jamie Lee Harley. In a match that had a lot of twists and turns. It was Jamie Lee Harley who came out on top 3-2 to claim top prize.

The Junior event was up next, with all the best Welsh players on show it was time for the older guys to battle it out.  In the boys event it was the local boy Ryan Oyler who took the glory and the prize money after beating Chris Griffiths in a high standard final match 3-1. Chris Griffiths caused a small upset in the semi finals beating Welsh Junior number 1 Conor Edwards 3-1, whilst Ryan overcame a good effort from Jac Jenkins.

In the Junior Girls event Charlotte Carey won her group with Kate Roberts going through as runner up, whilst in the second group it was Beth Roberts who overcame Laura Edwards to qualify top of the group on count- back followed by Soffi Jenkins as runner up. This set up the semi final matches where Charlotte overcame Soffi 3-0 and Beth took the same score line against Kate Roberts. The final saw Charlottes experience and high level of table tennis come through again Beth Roberts and ran out to win 3-0 and claim the top prize.

Well done to all the winners and also to all the players who took part in the Cardiff Junior & Cadet Open.

 We now turn our efforts to the North Gwent Junior and Cadet Open. Get your entry forms in!


 Simon Oyler




Newcastle Grand Prix

22 October 2013


Jenkins wins number 46 and his 3rd in a row at the Newcastle GP over the weekend


See the ETTA reports here






TTW seeks regional directors to join the board

17 October 2013

We are looking for candidates to be considered from South West Wales and from the Cardiff/Vale/ or Rhymney Valley areas to join the board of directors


The role would be to act as a liaison between local clubs/leagues and the board – as well as obviously contributing to the general business of TTW


If you have any interest please contact the General Manager Phil Avery 07711 350162( email philipaveryco@hotmail.com)  for a confidential chat


Junior British League

14 October 2013

Following on from our great results at the European Championships in Austria last week, the Junior British league was played this weekend in Lilleshall with more Welsh success

Wales boys A top the premier league with 4 wins and a draw, which is excellent against the best English, Irish and Scottish juniors. Wales girls (without Charlotte and Nicle on show) found the girls premier tough but did manage a win and a draw

The Boys B team top division 2 and therefore will look for promotion on the 2nd weekend in February, whilst the girls B team - with 2 under 10 players, played excellent in division 4 and won some matches which is great in an U18 event

Individual Results:

Soffi 2/8, Laura 1/8, Beth 4/8, Kate 1/6
Jac 9/10, Callum 9/10, Joshua 1/6, Joseph 0/4
Conor 8/10, Chris 3/10, Ryan 6/10
Lydia 7/10, Anna 2/6, Lara 0/4, Charlotte 4/10

Team results:
Wales B girls are 5th place on 3 points
Wales B boys are top on 8 points
Wales A girls are in 5th place on 3 points
Wales A boys are top of the Premier on 8 points


European Championships - Singles Report

11th October, 2013

European Championships – Schwechat 2013
Singles Report

Charlotte Carey finished 2nd in her qualification group (losing to Erdelji of Serbia) but was picked out of the hat as one of the 7 ‘lucky losers’ to receive an invitation into the last 64. There she faced the Gold winning team event winner Ying Han of Germany. Charlotte played good at times throughout the encounter but a 0-4 result shows there were difficulties in putting enough pressure on her opponent in the match

Naomi Owen also finished 2nd spot but was not fortunate enough to be a ‘luck loser’ (to qualify that route). It was almost 1st spot though for Naomi losing in a tight 5 set battle to the higher ranked Privalova of Belarus 3-2. At 4-4 in the 5th things looked promising, but the Belarus star changed gear to pull away far enough to take it 11-4 (result: 11-5, 11-8, 8-11, 8-11, 11-4)

Angharad and Megan fought as hard as possible but being 4th seeds it was always a case of 3 tougher tests in front of them. Megan had a 2-0 lead vs Agerholm (Denamrk) but the Dane battled back to win it 3-2. Angharad had a close affair with Truksova of Slovakia but the close 3-1 game just got away

Dan had to contend with Bobocica (Italy), Lakatos (Hungary) and Jean (Belgium) which was a tough ask and it was a tough task as he was unable to get the sets required to put any pressure on these top players

Doubles was another good chance to advance into the main rounds but Naomi & Charlotte lost to Gonderinger/Nagivardi in a close 3-1 but then beat the top seeded pair of Privalova/Creemers. Unfortunately it wasn’t enough to progress

Please see below a link to their respective groups:

Naomi - Full Results

Charlotte - Full Results

Angharad - Full Results

Megan - Full Results

Daniel - Full Results


Para European Championships

10th October, 2013

Great success for Welsh players at the European Championships

GB finished 6th in the medal table at the recent Para European championships held in Lignano Sabbiadoro Italy, winning 2 gold 2 silver and 4 bronze medals.

Rob Davies (Brecon) became a double European champion winning the Class 1 singles title defeating team mate Paul Davies (Bridgend) in the final. Rob and Paul teamed up to take gold in the class 1 team event. Rob also won the award for best male wheelchair player at the championships.
Rob remained undefeated at the event and Paul lost only one match and that was against Rob! Both defeated the current world number 1 and Paralympic gold medalist German Holger Nikelis along with Paralympic silver medalist Jean Francois Ducay of France.

Sara Head (Beddau) took the bronze medal in the class 3 singles event losing a very close semi final encounter with France’s Fanny Bertrand 13-11 in the 5th set. Sara had another 5th set battle in the quarter final winning 14-12 in the 5th set. Sara, along with team partner Jane Campbell (London) won the bronze medal in the class 1-3 team event. Sara avenged her singles defeat against Bertrand winning 16-14 in the 5th set!
Paul Karabardak bounced back after a disappointing singles event to take the class 7 team bronze with partner Will Bayley. The pair narrowly missed out on final place and with the semi final match tied at 2-2, Paul lost 11-8 in the 5th set to Morales of Spain in the final rubber of a pulsating match.

Wales and indeed GB can be very proud of the performances of the Welsh contingent. The next major event will be the World championships which will be held in Beijing China September 6 – 15, 2014

In Summary
Rob Davies (Brecon) class 1 singles gold - team gold
Paul Davies (Bridgend) class 1 singles silver - team gold
Sara Head (Beddau) class 3 singles bronze - team bronze (with Jane Campbell – London)
Paul Karabardak (Swansea) team bronze (with Will Bayley – Kent)


Dragon Results


You can download below the report from 6th October Dragon at Cardiff City TTC and the next entry form (for 3rd November) can be obtained from “Tournament Entry Forms”



UKCC Level 1 Coaching Course – N Wales

Venue - Clywedog Sports Centre, Wrexham, LL13 7UB

Day 1 - Sunday 1st December 2013

Day 2 - Sunday 2nd February 2014

Tutors - Mostyn Lewis

See “Coaching” then “Coaching Courses” for an application form




European Championships - Vienna

9th October, 2013


Wales, represented by Naomi Owen, Charlotte Carey and Angharad Phillips, won the Standard division at the European Championships in Schwechat, Vienna.

After beating Denmark (3-2), Finland (3-0) and Norway in (3-0) the initial group, it was a semi final showdown with Switzerland. This went to the wire with Charlotte eventually winning 11-9 in the 5th set of the last match to earn the victory 3-2.

Another battle with Denmark was the prize for the division title with them beating Estonia in the other semi final. This was another titanic battle with Naomi winning 2 and Charlotte again pulling out the last match win to allow us to gain the trophy and get promotion to the higher division next October in Portugal.

There we will play the likes of Croatia, Italy and Slovakia which will be much tougher tests but very exciting.

All results can be found on www.ettu.org



Cardiff Junior & Cadet Open


To be held at St Mellons, Cardiff Saturday 19 October


For an entry form see “Tournament Entry Forms”





6 Nations Veterans

Once again the Welsh Veterans have been in competition in September against England, Ireland, Scotland, Isle of Man and Guernsey this year in Dublin Ireland. This year’s elite of Welsh Veterans were represented by Steve Buck, Mark Farrow, Tomasz Rzeszotko, Regina Grech, Marilyn Morgan, Christine Watkins, Tony Collins, Steve Eades, Ray Goulding, Kath Mitchell Dawson, Paul Collins, Tony Needham, Roger Grech, Roger Thomas and Dennis Bromage.

The team did not disappoint - bringing home a hatful of medals once again.

Tomasz Rzeszotko retained his 40s men title with an outstanding result against Irelands Kevin Mackay winning 3-2 in sets. Mark Farrow made a successful weekend by earning gold in the 40s consolation.

Steve Eades won the consolation 50s Men Gold. Regina Grech pulled off a fantastic win beating Elaine Sayer of England 3-1 and continues to fly the flag of Welsh table tennis ladies around the world and retained her 50s ladies singles title.

Paul Collins pulled off a tremendous win in the quarter finals over John Magnal and just lost out in the men’s 60s semi finals. 

Christine Watkins won the over 50s ladies consolation gold. The effort of the week must go down to Roger Thomas who continued to play in this event with severe bruising and muscular problems to win gold in the over 70s men singles beating the England no: 1 Keith Powell an absolute fantastic effort which cements Roger’s position at the top in his age group throughout the UK.


In the doubles event Regina Grech and Marilyn Morgan just lost out in the 40s ladies semi finals. Steve Eades and Tomasz Rzeszotko lost in the 40s semi finals. Roger Grech and Tony Needham just lost out in the Semi finals in the 60s doubles with Paul Collins and his partner from England Phil Biggs obtaining silver. Both Dennis Bromage and Roger Thomas obtained silver in the over 70s men doubles.

In the team’s event it was the ladies over 40s team that really pulled out all the stops with Marilyn Morgan having a fantastic result against England’s Rosemary Reignton and winning silver in the team events. A special mention for Tony Collins who had some tremendous battles with both the English no1 and 2 losing out in the fifth set in the singles and team events.

The event which was run by the Irish Veterans Table Tennis Association was a tremendous success the food and entertainment was fantastic. The company and stories shared with fellow competitors went on till the early hours of the morning.

I would like to thank Dennis Bromage who co-ordinated the finances and assisted myself once again in co-ordinating kit and answering players questions - what a fantastic supporter of Welsh Table Tennis Dennis has become.

Steve Eades Welsh Delegate 


25th September, 2013

TTAW seeks volunteer to lead on Child Protection matters.

The board is seeking a suitably knowledgeable & experienced person to assist with its child protection agenda. If you feel you may be able to assist please telephone the General Manager Phil Avery on 07711 350162 for an initial chat and to request a role description. This is a voluntary position


TTW revises Child Protection Policy. Have your say!

TTW has drafted an updated Child Protection Policy & Procedures which is out now for consultation until 30 Oct 2013. You can download a copy from our Child Protection Page.

We are eager to have views from adults and young people alike. Please email any comments to Bernard Carter at pingpongcarter@aol.com by the above date


Entry Forms For You

20th September, 2013

There are various events going on in Wales between now and Christmas Here is a selection for you not to miss out on: Entry forms can be found on the “Tournament Entry Forms” page

Welsh Championships Ping Pong
64 places on offer, and 2 players will qualify from this event to represent Wales at the World Ping Pong Championships at Alexander Palace in early 2014, which is live on Sky

Cardiff Junior Open - 19th October
A welsh ranking event to be held at St Mellons LC, Cardiff - last years winners were Laura Edwards (junior and cadet girls), Lewis Williams (junior boys) and Jac Jenkins (cadet boys)

See also Vale Dragon 30 Nov & Chepstow Dragon 1 Dec- again entry forms & details on our "Tournament Entry Forms" page


Nominate Your Heroes

19th September, 2013

Sport Wales brand new website has gone live and nominations are now open for the Wales Sport Awards 2013.
Visit the website at www.walessportawards.co.uk / www.gwobrauchwaraeoncymru.co.uk.

So, now it’s all systems go as we build up to the biggest sporting celebration of the year.
You will start to see promos and trailers for the awards as we work with BBC Cymru Wales on raising the profile of the new showcase and ensuring we get nominations from all corners of Wales to recognise the very best individuals who are making sport in Wales tick.

What to do next?
We need you to tell your network of contacts, partners, clubs and sporting individuals about the Wales Sport Awards and ask them to nominate in the same way they did for Coach of the Year.
We have also emailed partners with information and web buttons.

If you are using social media use the hashtag #WSA2013 or #GCC2013, and please retweet the @sport_wales and BBC accounts.

Do you know a community sporting hero you think deserves recognition? Check out the new #WSA2013
Ydych chi’n nabod arwr chwaraeon cymunedol sy’n haeddu clod? Ewch i wobrau newydd #GCC2013


UK School Games (updated Report)

16th September, 2013

Full Results of the event

Gold, 2 silver and 3 bronze medals for the Welsh team in Sheffield this weekend

Lawrence John beat all before him in the team and singles, whilst Conor Edwards got an individual silver losing to Helshan Weerasinghe. Cellan Hall and Ashley Wray took team silver with Lawrence and individual bronzes themselves. The boys team took a bronze on Friday/Saturday after some impressive wins. The girls fought hard to get 5th spot in their event

Please see the full results on the link above

Coaches report below




The girls started in their first match against England north east. Beth Roberts kicked the match off with a convincing 3-0 win over top England under 13 Kate Nixon. Laura Edwards was up next but never really got to grips with the close to the table topspin style of Kayleigh Forster going down 3-1. Soffi Jenkins put the Welsh girls 2-1 ahead after the third match with a close 4 set win over Elinor Davidson. Beth and Soffi won their doubles match 3-1. Beth's next singles was a tough one going all the way to 5 sets. Beth eventually came out on top winning 14-12 in a tense 5th set. Soffi then made short work of Kate Nixon in 3 quick sets. Great win for Soffi.
Laura Edwards was up last and again didn't really get into her stride going down 3-1 to Eleanor Davidson. Overall a great start to the event with a notable performance from Soffi Jenkins.
Wales 5 England North East 2.

The second game of the day was always going to be a tough one as the girls faced the team of Tin Tin Ho, Louis Peake and Emma Torkington. Kate Roberts replaced Laura for this game hoping to make her mark but had tough competition.
Each game was pretty one sided as the girls went down 3-0 every game. Beth Roberts was the stand out player making sure that Tin Tin Ho didn't have it all her own way pushing her close in each set. Wales 0 England South East 7.


The last match on Friday was a crucial game against Northern Ireland where the winners would secure a second place in the group and give the girls a chance at playing for positions 1-4. First up was Beth and despite having a 9-6 in the 5th set, couldn't hold out and went down 11-9 in the decider against Hannah Lynch-Dawson. Soffi couldn't maintain the form she showed in the first match of the day losing 3-0 to Emma Ludlow.
With the match standing at 0-2 Laura clawed a game back with a 5 set win over Rebecca Finn. The double was always going to be an important game but unfortunately to wasn't going to be as Beth and Laura lost 3-1. Beth then made the the overall match score 3-2 with a good performance against Emma Ludlow. Wales had to win the next 2 matches. Laura couldn't get to grips with Hannah and went down 3-0. With the match at 4-2 and out of reach Soffi showed great team spirit and never let the match result effect her performance in the final game making short work of Rebecca Finn 11-4 11-5 11-7. The girls would now play off for positions 5-8 in the morning.


First thing Saturday the team made short work of Scotland as they play-off matches are played to a result. The girls wind the match 4-0 with everyone winning their singles 3-0 and a solid doubles win. The team now face England North West to Decide 5th & 6th Position.


With Beth and Laura losing the opening 2 singles, Laura stepped up and game a great performance against Amy Hutchings in a match that went down the the wire. Laura pulled it out of the bag in the decider with a succession of counter loops that eventually wind the match. With Laura still fired up from her win she teamed up with Beth in the doubles and got the result with a 3-0 win. Overall match standing at 2-2.
Beth the struggled with the consistency of Emily Bolton and went down 3-0, Laura was then involved in another 5 set win over Beth Farnworth. With the match tied at 3-3 Soffi stepped up to the plate and managed to secure a 4 set win over Amy Hutchings. A good team effort to win the match 4-3 after being 3-2 down.

5th place for the girls with some good performances. A respectable finish as the girls team are younger than most of the other teams.

Mike Marsden


There were 3 categories Standing Learning and Wheelchair, Lawrence John Standing, Ashley Wray Learning and Cellan Hall Wheelchair. Each Team Match consisted of 3 individual matches best of 5 games. Order of play Standing Learning and then Wheelchair Disability.

Lawrence John was the star of the show not losing a game throughout the event which showed great determination for his first School Games. He certainly made his mark amongst his opposition. His only 1 set dropped was against England South West's Billy Shilton who was fired up for the game but Lawrence secured defeat 11-7 11-7 8-11 11-9. Lawrence was to meet Billy in the final of the individual event which he secured his 2nd medal of the competition.
The decider for Gold or Silver was a match against England Midland. Lawrence opened the book with a convincing win 11-6 11-6 11-2 over Craig Allen. Ashley feeling the pressure of the crowd unfortunately went down 11-7 11-4 11-8. It was then down to Cellan Hall to win the Gold for Wales against a tough competitor and fellow friend Daniel Bullen, The first game went to Daniel 11-8, Cellan pulled back with a 15-13 win in the second. Daniel then won a close third game battle 13-11. The crowd were behind both teams and it was a great atmosphere but unfortunately for Wales Cellan lost the fourth 11-5. A great team performance throughout but we couldn't quite step up to the occasion. It was a great game to watch but Wales had to settle for Silver.

Nicole Hall - Team coach commented "Over the Weekend I thought the team played very well with them only losing 1 match. The team support was good throughout the tournament especially in the last match for 1st and 2nd place. Very few sets were dropped as the boys were very focused and up for every point"



Beth Roberts finished 1st in her group matches with fantastic wins over Emily Bolton Bethany Wilson and Rebecca Finn. A great 5 set counter agains Emily Bolton with Beth coming out on top.
Laura Edwards finished 2nd in her group with wins over Kayleigh Forster and Erin Thompson. Lois Peake proving to strong with a 0-3 result secured Laura's 2nd place.
Soffi Jenkins also finished 2nd in her group with wins over Olivia Churchill and Eleanor Davidson. Emma Torkington took the first spot with a close first 12-10 win, but proved too strong for Soffi taking the next 2 sets 11-4 11-8.
Kate Roberts didn't make it through her tough group draw with defeats against Jasmin Johns Isobel Ashley and Kirsten Atkinson, Kate took a promising first set agains Kirsten 11-6 but couldn't keep the momentum with a 9-11 6-11 7-11 next 3 games, Kate remained positive throughout her first School Games experience. Her attitude and team spirit remained excellent throughout the competition.

With a positive feeling about the next round we were up for the next knock out round but our fellow competitors were also on top and none of our girls made it through to the quarter final stages. These were tougher games and even though the girls fought hard they couldn't pull it out of the bag.
Soffi Jenkins v Hannah Lynch-Dawson
-9 -4 -11
Laura Edwards v Yuki Wat
-5 -5 -4
Beth Roberts v Emma Ludlow
-8 -4 -7

Boys Team Event

Wales Vs England South East

In the boys team event it was Conor Edwards who took to the court first, Conor played some fantastic tables tennis and managed to dispatch Marcus Giles 3-0. Ryan Oyler went up next against top English Junior Danny Lawrence. This match was a thriller and caught the eye of most supporters in the arena. Ryan took a 2-1 lead before Danny Lawrence levelled the match at 2-2, from there on in Ryan lifted his level and took the 5th set 11-7 to give Wales a 2-0 lead. The third game saw Chris Griffiths take on English Number 2 Junior Helshan Weerasinghe. After losing the first two games 11-6 Chris quickly found his range and picked up his performance to level the game at 2-2, in the deciding 5th set it was Helshan who came out on top 11-6. This meant the doubles was next. Conor Edwards teamed up with Chris Griffiths but they couldn't seem to find their range and lost 3-1. With the match level at 2-2 Conor stepped up next, he took on Danny Lawrence. Conor seemed to flow through the gears and breezed past Danny 3-0. Wales lead 3-2 with Chris going up against Marcus Giles next. Chris seemed to dominate the match from the start and ran out to a 2-0 lead before Marcus pulled a set back. Chris found himself again and had a 10-8 lead in the 4th set with two game points. Unfortunately it wasn't to be and Chris struggled to close the match out, Marcus took the upper hand and eventually won the 5th set 11-4. The game was tied at 3-3 with Ryan Oyler taking on Helshan Weerasinghe for the match. Helshan had the upper hand throughout the match and took the win for his team. Wales losing out on this occasion 4-3 but so close to a big win.

Wales Vs South West

After brushing of the disappointment of losing the first match. The Welsh boys fought back to beat England South Wales 4-3. Connor winning his two matches against Hugo Pang and Jamie Travillion, Ryan Oyler beat Finn Morgan Bayliss after losing his first match to Hugo Pang in 5 sets. Chris Griffiths won his first game against Morgan Bayliss but lost out to Chopper Jamie Travillion. Jac Jenkins teamed up with Conor Edwards in the doubles but lost out 3-0 to Hugo Pang and Daniel Mc Tiernan.

Wales Vs Scotland

Wales seemed to keep sailing after the win against England South West and brushed Scotland aside to qualify for the semi finals. After the first match where Ryan Oyler lost 3-2 to the young talent of Chris Wheeler. It was always in the hands of the welsh. Conor Edwards beat Yasor Razouk 3-1, Chris Griffiths beat Yang Jin 3-1 followed by a 3-2 doubles win for Oyler and Edwards against Wheeler and Razouk. Wales lead 3-1 with Conor up next against Chris Wheeler. Conor took revenge on Chris after losing out the weekend before. Conor took a 3-1 win over the Scot. Ryan Oyler and Chris Griffiths closed out a 6-1 Victory and then looked to the Semi Finals.

Semi Finals

Wales Vs England Midlands

A tricky semi final match against England Midlands was up next for the Welsh and when Conor Edwards took the first match beating Tom Jarvis 3-1 it looked like the spoil was on the cards. Ryan Oyler found the going tough against Adam Harrison and lost 3-0. Chris Griffiths stepped up next against another strong England International in the form of Sam Maybe. Chris lost the first 2 sets but managed to pull a set back, however Sam found another gear to close the game out 3-1. In the doubles Oyler and Edwards found the pace of the game a bit to much and lost out 3-0. Wales found themselves 3-1 down with Conor Edwards up next against the in form Adam Harrison. This match seemed to have so many momentum swings. Adam lead 1-0 before Conor took a 2-1 lead. Harrison pulled a set back to take the game into a decider. At 6-6 in the 5th set it was the English who took control and ran away 11-6 giving the match to England Midlands. This meant Wales had to play for a bronze medal.

Bronze Medal Match

Wales took on the Mighty North East in the Bronze Medal match. Wales never looked in doubt of winning this match and seemed to sweep aside England North East. Conor Edwards beat Aj Hisura 3-1, Ryan dispatched David Thompson 3-0 and Chris proved to strong for James Hobson after winning in the 4th set. Jac Jenkins teamed up with Ryan Oyler to see out the doubles and played some fantastic table tennis. Winning the game 3-0 and giving the bronze medal to Wales. 

The team gave a fantastic account of themselves, they showed great team spirit, support and courage. Winning a bronze medal at the School Games is a great achievement for the boys as in previous years they have finished in 6th and 7th position. The team felt they could have got at least a Silver medal if we could have closed out the math against South East, but nether the less it was a good learning experience for the players and im sure they will be back next year to better themselves.


In the Singles all the Welsh players manages to qualify through their groups in second place.
Ryan Oyler finished second to number 1 seed Helshan Weerasinghe. Conor Edwards lost out to Chris Wheeler in a epic 5 set match to finish runner up in his group, whilst Chris Griffiths finished second to Jared Patel. Jac Jenkins prove why he is one to watch in the future and qualified through his group on count back after Sam Maybe took top stop with 100% record. Jac finished second knocking out Alex Shorey and Alisdair Rennet.

In the last 16 Wales had three casualties, first Jac Jenkins lost to Jared Patel 3-1. Ryan Oyler seemed to struggle after sustaining a knee injury in the team event and lost out 3-0 to Marcus Giles. Chris Griffiths gave a fantastic account of himself and found himself 2-1 and 10-8 up on Sam Maybe only for him to play a few unsure shots and give Sam Maybe the 4th set. In the 5th set it was Sam Maybe who took control of the match and run away with a 3-2 score. Conor Edwards managed to keep his nerve and win in 5 sets against the young Tom Jarvis of England. 

In the Quarter Finals Conor went up against Danny Lawrence. It was the same scoreline as the team event with Conor Edwards proving to strong for Danny and took the match 3-0 to set up a semi final showdown with Sam Maybe.

In the Semi Final Edwards quickly found himself leading 2-0. Sam pulled back the third set, from there on in it was all Conor. Playing some fantastic shots past Sam he closed out the game 3-1.

This set up a Final match against number 1 Seed Helshan Weerasinghe. Conor came blasting out of the blocks and found himself 10-5 up in the first set. Conor then seemed to relax a little bit to much and Helshan pulled it back to 10-10 only to close it out 12-10 to give the Englishman a 1-0 lead. The second set went the opposite way, Helshan raced to a 8-4 lead only for Conor to pull it back to 10-10. Once again it was Helshan who held his nerve to close it out 12-10. Conor looked slightly dejected but kept trying to pull himself back into the match. However Helshan had grown in confidence and seemed to control the 3rd set to eventually took a 11-7 victory. This gave Conor Edwards a Silver Medal which is a great achievement.

After winning 6 medal at this School Games in Sheffield, this shows that table tennis in Wales is improving massively and we are heading in the right direction. Well Done to all the Welsh Team over the weekend for their determination, team spirit and motivation to improve and succeed.

Simon Oyler - Boys Team Coach



TTW seeks regional directors to join the board

TTW is looking for enthusistic volunteers to join the board of directors to liaise with clubs and leagues and generally help to promote the sport in the following areas

Newport & Eastern Valleys

Cardiff & The Valleys

Swansea & the South West

If you feel you may have something to offer please call the General Manager for an in-confidence chat 07711 350162



Senior Home Nations 2013, Cardiff

14th September, 2013

England, Jersey, Scotland, Ireland and Guernsey will arrive in Wales on the 15th November hoping to take away the titles for the Senior Home Nations. This year Cardiff host the event at Sport Wales National Centre, home to the Welsh squad, the Cardiff Grand Prix and the Welsh Championships.

We are looking for volunteers for the weekend to help with umpiring, transport, organising and other important tasks which will help with the smooth running of the event for our association. Please get in touch with an email to admin@ttaw.co.uk

The final list of players has not been revealed yet but the Welsh team will be represented by:
Daniel O`Connell, Dean Cundy, Conor Edwards, Ryan Jenkins, Charlotte Carey, Nicole Hall, Chloe Thomas & Laura Edwards. Additional players have been added to the singles on Sunday the 17th - Beth Roberts, Ryan Oyler & Chris Griffiths

Play starts on Friday 15th in the afternoon, around 4pm
A schedule will be available once the teams have been submitted by each Home country



12th September, 2013

The following players have been selected to represent Wales at the upcoming events:

Stockton 4* Open (25-27th October)
Marc Castro, Joshua Stacey, Lydia John, Charlotte Slye, Laura Edwards, Soffi Jenkins, Chris Griffiths
Coaches: Ryan Jenkins & Simon Oyler

ITTF Training Camp
Werner Schlager Academy (25 Oct-2 Nov)
Dean Cundy, Charlotte Carey, Ryan Oyler, Jac Jenkins
Coach - Stephen Jenkins

Hungarian Youth Open (6-10 November)
Callum Evans, Ryan Oyler, Conor Edwards, Charlotte Carey
Coaches: Ryan Jenkins & Gergly Urban

Senior Home Nations, Cardiff (15-17th November)
Ryan Jenkins, Daniel O´Connell, Conor Edwrads, Dean Cundy
Charlotte Carey, Chloe Thomas, Nicole Hall, Laura Edwards
Singles Only - Ryan Oyler, Chris Griffiths & Beth Roberts
Team Coaches - Stephen Gertsen & Simon Oyler
Singles Coaches - Judith Whitton, Wiktor Dzwonowski, Mike Marsden, Greg Price, Regina Grech, Claire Flannagan, Julie Furber

German Open, Berlin (13-17th November)
Angharad Phillips, Megan Phillips & Daniel O`Connell (men`s singles only)

Finland Senior Open, Helsinki (5-8th December)
Ryan Jenkins, Stephen Jenkins, Daniel O`Connell, Conor Edwards, Dean Cundy
Charlotte Carey, Megan Phillips, Angharad Phillips, Chloe Thomas, Nicole Hall
Coaches: Ryan Jenkins & Stephen Gertsen


Governance documents reviewed & updated

We have reviewed our policies procedures & rules. You can download these from our "Governance polices & procedures" page


 Paul Collins elected as Regional Director North West Wales

Paul has been elected to the board of TTW with particular responsibilities for North West Wales. Paul retired to Anglesey almost 7 years ago with his wife Ann, and they soon both became actively involved in the community. He soon established the only table tennis club on the island at Amlwch with help from a Community Chest grant – and where he now coaches. He played most of his life in Cheshire, where he represented the county at senior & veteran levels. 2013 will be his 50th season playing without a break! Since turning 40 he has played in two World Championships, one European, has won eight Premier County team titles. Two years ago was lucky enough to have become over 60's British Champion. Since coming to Wales he has been proud to have represented  the country in three Six Nations Championships. He is chair of the LLandudno TTL


Brazil Junior open

11th September, 2013

The Brazil Junior open gets under way today in Rio de Janeiro and Charlotte Carey is in action hoping to add points to her tally for qualification at the Youth Olympic Games next year in Nanjing, China

3rd September, 2013


The latest Nets & Edges newsletter is out- see our "Newsletters" page to download a copy


Get Your Player Licence Today

3rd September, 2013

Affiliation can now be arranged in the following ways;

1.For individuals who prefer to apply direct to TTW by going to:
Link Here

Before using the new system existing members applying direct and not through their club/league first need their individual user name and password – to obtain this simply email; ttwmembership@outlook.com. (Brand new members who have not previously affiliated will set up a new registration and will have a user name and password automatically allocated)

2.By posting a cheque for the £12 fee to The General Manager, High Winds, St Marys Hill, Vale of Glamorgan, CF35 5ED. Please provide full name, address, email address, if any and date of birth. Please also supply a stamped self-addressed envelope if no email address is supplied. Cheques payable to TTAW.

Similarly licences can be obtained as follows;

1.For individuals who wish to apply direct to TTW by using our new online system following the same link above. Again before using the system existing members first need their individual user name and password – to obtain this simply email; ttwmembership@outlook.com as above. (Again brand new members who have not previously affiliated will set up a new registration and will have a user name and password automatically allocated)

2.By posting a cheque for the £12.50 fee to The General Manager, Table Tennis Wales, High Winds, St Marys Hill, Vale of Glamorgan, CF35 5ED – cheques payable to TTAW please. Please provide full name address any email address and date of birth. Please also supply a stamped self-addressed envelope if no email address is supplied.

Go to the "How to affiliate & get a licence" page to download guidance notes for both individuals and club/league  organisers


UKCC Level 1 North Wales

2nd September, 2013

Next UKCC Level 1 in Wrexham
Day 1 - 20th October
Day 2 - 1st December

Go to our "Coaching" page for further details

Please pass this information to all your clubs, coaches and regional officers so we get the 12 candidates we need to run the course

Bronze for Charlotte

2nd September, 2013

Charlotte Carey has followed up her Gold medal at the Canadian Open last year with another medal this time around. partnered with Norwegian, Berner and Romanian Szocz, Charlotte took bronze losing out to Japan in the semi finals. In the QF round they beat the combination team of Uruguay and Peru 3-0 with a nice win from Charlotte against Vargas 3-0

Go to the ITTF website for more information on the event in Vancouver


AndroKids Dusseldorf Open

2nd September, 2013

The Androkids Dusseldorf Open turned out very successful for Wales this weekend

With over 1400 athletes from a variety of countries turning out there was always going to be tough matches. Callum and Jac showed their partnership works with a bronze medal in the boys team event after beating some top opponents on the way to the semi finals

Due to their age differences Charlotte Slye and Laura Edwards had to play in different teams with German partners and both lost out in their team matches

The next day had the players qualify for their respective singles. All players got through with Charlotte coming runner up and Jac, Callum and Laura topping their groups with 3 wins each

On Sunday the knockout started but this was after the players were treated to a special Bundasliga match on Saturday night. They all got to see Timo Boll and other top players close up as Dusseldorf took on Grenzau in a Bundsliga match.

On Sunday Laura made a great start with a 3-0 win in the last 32 round as did Charlotte in her category. Jac and Callum made it through the last 64 and last 32 rounds comfortably enough but both were stopped in the last 16 with close 3/2 losses.

Laura made it to the QF where she lost to the number 1 seed 3/0. Charlotte couldn't get past her number 1 seed also losing 3/0. All players departed the tournament in a matter of 50 minutes which took the wind out of our sails a little. Never less, a great event and great results once more on the continent





August 2013


European Minis Championships

26th August, 2013

European Mini Championships

This is the first time in a while Wales have entered teams into the Euro Mini Championships

The competition itself was very tough but hopefully very beneficial and those who went would learn a lot from the best players in Europe. The only two players that made it through their first group and into the main draw were Joseph Roberts and Bethany Brewer. Joseph won 1 match in the group and In Bethany's group 3 players went through so although she didn't win a game she still went through to the main draw. Matthew Francis was the only other person to win a match in the first group but didn't make it through to the main draw.

Day 2 saw better results from some of the players. Lydia John won 2 out of 3 matches 3-1, and 3-0, in her consolation group before losing 3-0 to the English number 2. Lydia then lost in the last 16 of the consolation 3-0 to a good left handed player from Spain. Joseph Roberts lost in the main competition which meant he was then put into the consolation event. Joseph won 3 matches but lost in the last 32. Joseph has another year in the same competition so showed promising results. Bethany also lost her match in the main draw and then lost in the last 16 of the consolation. jamie Lee had a good chance of winning her first match of the competition against the English number 2 losing 14-12 in the 5th set but it wasn't to be.

Cade, And Matthew tried hard in the consolation groups but lost all 4 matches in the group so got knocked out at the first stage. Both players came close in one match but got tense at the end of the 5th set.

Overall results:

Joseph won 4, lost 6
Lydia won 3 lost 6
Matthew won 1, lost 7
Cade lost 8
Bethany lost 5
Jamie Lee lost 9


Junior Masters

25th August, 2013

Conor Edwards and Laura Edwards came out on top at the junior masters today in Cardiff in what is the first ranking event of the season.

Conor beat Ryan Oyler 3/1 in the final and Callum Evans in the semi final. Jac Jenkins lost to Ryan Oyler in the other semi and to Callum in the 3/4th place playoff

The girls final was between Laura and number 1 seed Beth Roberts and it was a great match-up. With 2-2 and 5-5 it was all to play for, but Laura found a way and pinched it 11-9 with some great play

Kate Roberts beat Charlotte Slye in the 3/4th play-off to wn the cash on offer plus the extra ranking points.

Final places

1 Conor Edwards 2 Ryan Oyler 3 Callum Evans 4 Jac Jenkins 5 Chris Griffiths 6 Macauley Morgan 7 Joshua Stacey 8 Ashley Perry 9 Liam Winder 10 Dylan Lewis

1 Laura Edwards 2 Beth Roberts 3 Kate Roberts 4 Charlotte Slye 5 Danielle Kelly 6 Anna Hursey 7 Buddug James 8 Lauren Stacey 9 Estell Kelly

New Rankings Here


Commonwealth Games Glasgow 2014

22nd August, 2013

The Commonwealth Games in Glasgow next July is the target for the top Welsh senior players as they set their sights on a spot in the team. Players will need to justify their standard with results and improvements over the next 11 months and see a rise in the ITTF world rankings to give themselves the best opportunity possible to be selected.

The Games, which began in 1974 in Canada, have only included table tennis 3 times (Manchester 2002, Melbourne 2006 and Delhi 2010), and Glasgow will be the 4th opportunity for Welsh players to win those sought after medals.

Wales won a table tennis silver back in 2002 when Ryan Jenkins and Adam Robertson fought through the rounds unseeded to reach the men's doubles final where they were beaten by England’s Andrew Baggaley and Gareth Herbert with the tightest of margins. The men’s team of Ryan, Adam and Stephen Jenkins lost a bronze medal play-off to Nigeria in 2006 after beating England in a group match and later Singapore in the semi finals.

In the same Games, Adam lost his semi final singles match to Australia’s William Henzell and then later the bronze play-off to Nigeria’s Segun Toriola to add to the agony of Team Wales. In the 2010 Delhi Games Wales didn’t get the medal play-off matches they would have hoped for without Adam in the team but remained threats to all their opponents throughout.
The women’s teams and individuals of 2002, 2006 and 2010 have all fought bravely but not yet had the medal matches they so dearly want but there have been some fantastic efforts and tough battles throughout.

Charlotte Carey (Wales’ recent European junior bronze medallist) was the youngest athlete of all the sports for Team Wales in the 2010 Games. It must be said that the women have had to endure the mighty task of living with a Singapore team, over the last 11 years, who have been one of the best teams in the world. This has thwarted their medal chances somewhat. The men’s events have had the same challenges in recent times as the Singapore players have reached new levels and have stretched all the other countries in the process
So that is a brief look at Welsh table tennis history at the Commonwealth Games but what about the future? The men’s squad of Adam, Ryan, Stephen, Daniel O’Connell, Conor Edwards and Dean Cundy will hope to better their team placing of 6th they achieved at the Commonwealth Championships in Delhi back in May 2013.

The TTW won’t have the luxury of selecting the team from the squad above however; this is the task of the Welsh Commonwealth Games Federation, so players need to give themselves the best fighting chance possible. The women’s squad (who also finished 6th in Delhi last May) of Naomi Owen, Charlotte Carey, Megan Phillips, Angharad Phillips, Chloe Thomas and Nicole Hall is a close affair and again it will be their jobs over the next 11 months to impress and put themselves in the right place at the right time.

The players have been jostling in the pack to gain their positions and the bell for the final lap is about to sound. The home straight will be in sight soon enough and players will want to get on the bus up the M6 to Scotland for the most important multi-sport event Wales compete in.

Men – Adam Robertson, Ryan Jenkins, Stephen Jenkins, Daniel O’Connell, Conor Edwards, Dean Cundy
Women – Naomi Owen, Charlotte Carey, Megan Phillips, Angharad Phillips, Chloe Thomas, Nicole Hall

Final team selection – March 2014
Glasgow Games – July 23rd to August 3rd 2014


Glamorgan Senior/Veteran Closed

22nd August, 2013

Please see the attached entry form concerning the upcoming Glamorgan Closed

Click Here for Entry Forms

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European Championships 2013

22nd August, 2013

The players selected to represent Wales at the European Senior Championships in Austria this October are:

Naomi Owen
Angharad Phillips
Charlotte Carey
Megan Phillips (singles only)
Daniel O'Connell (singles only)
Coach - Ryan Jenkins

EC 2013 link to homepage


World Ping Pong Championships - November 3rd

19th August, 2013

The Welsh Championships qualifying event, on the 3rd of November, will allow 2 players the opportunity to progress to the main event at the Alexandra Palace in early 2014. That event is live on Sky Sports in conjunction with Matchroom Sports.

The Ping Pong Welsh Championships qualifier will only allow 64 players in total (male or female)to play on the day

see the entry form and flyer attached and act fast to reserve your spot

If you have any questions please email admin@ttaw.co.uk or contact the organisers

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Liverpool Grand Prix Report

19th August, 2013

Please find the links below from the weekend's Grand Prix

Highlights include:
Ryan Jenkins winning his 3rd Liverpool GP men's title (45 career Grand Prix's overall)
Angharad Phillips winning band 1 women's
Nicole Hall winning women's band 2 singles
Nathan Thomas winning band 3 men's
Jac Jenkins losing in final of band 5
Conor Edwards losing in final of U21 boys

additionally, Wrexham based Tomasz Rzeszotko won the veteran men singles

Day 1 report
Day 2 report


Job Vacancy

12th August, 2013

Part-Time Table Tennis Coach Required

Table Tennis Wales seeks to appoint a part-time table tennis coach (20 hours per week) to work with players (including players with disabilities)

The position would be based primarily at the Sport Wales National Centre, Sophia Gardens, Cardiff

For full details, job description and an application form please email TTW General Manager Philip Avery at philipaveryco@hotmail.com

The closing date for applications is 6th September, 2013

Table Tennis Wales is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from all - including persons with disabilities


Hamburg Report

We had teams from 5 countries: Wales, Guernsey, Romania, Latvia and Germany all in attendance. There were some great memories to be remembered. It lasted nearly 2 weeks but many participants would stay another week longer.

We had the chance to visit “Dialogue in the Dark” and experience how blind people cope with everyday life. We were guided and walked through the darkness for about an hour. We also watched a bit of table tennis history of Korea. Film presented North and South Korea, who united together just once to stand the chance against China. It was moving film which showed political differences between Korea. The interesting fact is that the Chinese team hegemony in Women table tennis was stopped in 1992 only once by the Korean team. Since then, they remain unbeaten.

The Table tennis training on the camp wasn’t as intense as some players would have expected it to be. It was run by two young German coaches/players: Hermann (2 Bundesliga) and Dennis (3 Bundesliga). The main aim of the Camp was to exchange cultural aspects and to meet new people. On the top of that there were useful technical and tactical trainings.

Personally, a lot of the TT aspects I found really interesting, useful and different from what we’re doing in Wales. Ranging from warm-ups, fitness to technical strokes. As much as all players were exhausted after Camp they admitted it was worth coming there.

Wales was represented by Macaulay Morgan, Liam Winder and Lawrence John. They represented Wales well and kept a professional attitude towards their TT training at all times

Wiktor Dzwonkowski (coach)


August World Rankings

276 JENKINS Ryan (WAL)
726 JENKINS Stephen (WAL)
1150 O'CONNELL Daniel (WAL)
1247 EDWARDS Conor (WAL)
1433 WILLIAMS Lewis (WAL)
1451 OYLER Ryan (WAL)
1510 GRIFFITHS Chris (WAL)
1679 JENKINS Jac (WAL)
1709 EVANS Callum (WAL)

355 OWEN Naomi (WAL)
398 CAREY Charlotte (WAL)
600 PHILLIPS Megan (WAL)
733 PHILLIPS Angharad (WAL)
880 THOMAS Chloe (WAL)
1054 HALL Nicole (WAL)


TTW Awards 2013

The TTW awards were held in Bridgend on 29 July and the following people were recognised:

TTW Young Coach of the Year - Nicole Hall

TTW Volunteer of the Year - Claire Flannagan

TTW Club of the Year - Rhondda TTC

Cardiff Regional Squad POY - Joshua Stacey

Rhondda Regional Squad POY - Callum Evans

Swansea Regional POY - Marc Castro

TTW Young Player of the Year - Lydia John

TTW Player of the Year - Charlotte Carey

TTW Coach of the Year - Nathan Thomas

TTW Life Time Award - George Evans





July 2013


Opportunities with Table Tennis Wales

27th July, 2013

Tutoring & Assessing

Are you ok to stand in front of a class and take a lecture, a session or organise and facilitate a meeting? then tutoring or assessing with the Table Tennis Wales coach education programme could be interesting for you. Training is free (and in most cases local) for potential candidates and a daily fee is given once qualified

Contact us for further information - coaching@ttaw.co.uk

Gemau Cymru TV Highlights

26th July, 2013

Highlights from the Gemau Cymru 2013 event will be shown tonight on S4C at 21:30 with English subtitles.

S4C can be viewed in Wales on:-
Freeview – 4
Virgin TV – 166
Sky + Freesat – 104
Sky (without subscribing) – 134
S4C can be viewed outside Wales on :-
Virgin TV – 166
Freesat – 120
Sky – 134

New Rankings

25th July, 2013

Check out the new TTW rankings

All the categories have been reduced by 50% for the start of the new season. There will be bonus points available for those players representing Wales and the weighting factors have altered slightly (see document attached)

Players will also be protected by World Ranking (WOR) and European Rankings (EUR) if they have a high enough ranking on ITTF or ETTU

The U21 men & women lists plus the Dragon rankings have also been updated for U11 and U13 with the Ael y Bryn results added. We are working with our web designer to add the these categories on our tabs. see excel worksheet with those on

EUpal Dragon Event - Ael y Bryn 21/7/13

23rd July, 2013

The under 9s and under 15 events got underway bright and early at 9am on the 21st of July at the Aelybryn Eupal Dragon. 2 groups of 3 (a total of 6 players) contested the under 9s, with players from Swansea Ebbw Vale and Aelybryn.

Lyon Training Camp

17th July, 2013

Talent Identification Camp

Lyon, France 7th – 14th July

Last week the annual French Identification camp for children aged 8-11 took place in Fontaines near Lyon. The camp was mostly made up of the best French talent for this age group. The remainder of the participants were selected through the EuroKids programme and included players from Belgium, Czech Republic, Cyprus and Wales. Joseph Roberts was the participant selected to represent Wales at the training camp who travelled with coach Greg Price

EYC Ostrava Day 10

13th July, 2013

Day 10 (finals Day)
Just one match today and it was the most important for many years. Charlotte and doubles partner Kim Vermaas were in semi finals action against Balint/Trosman on table 1 (which was covered by Laola.tv on the ETTU website

Winning 1-0 and 6-3 we looked like on the golden road but they fought back to level and then to extend to 2-1 to them. Charlotte and Kim dug in deep to win set 4 13-11 but the 5th wasn't to the same quality and our opponents took the positive stance to win 11-6.

Bronze, but a very good bronze at a high level.

Day 9
Conor started the day for us but Charlotte certainly finished it!

ETTU Coaches Conference

9th July, 2013

Cardiff will host the European Coaches Conference in December 2013 in partnership with the ETTU -

TTW Awards 2013

9th July, 2013

Please find the list of nominations for the 2013 Awards in Bridgend

Tickets are still available to buy - email coaching@ttaw.co.uk - £4 per adult (over 16). Everyone needs a ticket to enter the event. Total 85 seats available

Gemau Cymru Championships

7th July, 2013

*Please Note*
There will be a program about the event televised on S4C on the 26th July at 21:00


Table tennis has been included in the Urdd's annual event, Gemau Cymru. The Championships, held at Cardiff City TTC attracted players from all over Wales

This years results are below

Team Event;
Gold; South
Silver; East
Bronze; west

Girls Singles
Gold; Lydia John
Silver; Carys Webster
Bronze; Charlotte Slye and Emma Kupski

Boys Singles
Gold; Macualay Morgan
Silver; Liam Winder
Bronze; Marc Castro and Huw Standen





June 2013

TTW Annual Awards

26th June, 2013

Just 32 days remain until the TTW awards in Bridgend and tickets are now on sale

Please send a cheque to:
TTW, 10 clydach Rd, Ynysybwl, Pontypridd, CF37 3LX (cheque to TTAW Ltd)
Adult (over 16) tickets are £4 each, under 16 tickets are free. Everyone needs a ticket to get in so please state how many free tickets you need with your paying adult ticket(s)

On the first day of the tickets being available - 30% were sold

To make sure you are there, please act quickly, as we think day 2 will a better sales day

The nomination form is attached so send this in to coaching@ttaw.co.uk to nominate your choices. A person can only be up for an award if they are nominated.

Team Championships of Wales - TCW 2013-2014

22nd June, 2013

Remember to get your forms off for your teams entry to next seasons TCW

Act now to avoid disappointment and have a great season

Regina at the European Vet Championships in Bremen

17th June, 2013

Congratulations to all the Welsh Veterans who made the trip to the European Championships in Bremen a few weeks ago. A special mention to Regina Grech, who as a German born athlete, was extra special to be in her birth country.

Regina had some great results and got to the last 8 in the over 50's, her best achievement to date.
Got through the group 2nd placed losing to Denmark's No.2.
1st round Main Draw: beat Ilona Hartleb (Germ.) 3:0
2nd round: beat Gabi Kochanski (Germ). 3:2
3rd round: beat No 3 seed Ivetta Kutskova (Slovakia) 3:1
4th round: beat No 8 seed Karin Rhytter (Denmark): 3:2

Luxembourg Junior Open

17th June, 2013

The team of Joshua Stacey, Lydia John, Jac Jenkins, Soffi Jenkins, Ryan Oyler and Nicole Hall represented Wales at this season's Luxembourg Open from 14-16 June

Wales finished the team in 17th spot

200 Club winners - May

12th June, 2013

1st prize - Mr D Dellick

2nd prize - Mrs D Halloran

3rd prize - Mr P Alderson

Cheques will make their way to your letterbox shortly

If you haven't got a 200 club membership number, please email admin@ttaw.co.uk to get the relevant forms sent to you

Butterfly TCW 2013-2014 - Entry Forms

11th June, 2013

Please see attached the entry forms for the forthcoming season for the Butterfly Team Championships of Wales for Junior, senior and Veterans

Please send the forms & payments to:
Neil O'Connell Glanrhyd, Ebbw View, Beaufort Ebbw Vale Gwent NP23 5NU tel 01495 352118, mob. 07747 037845 email fodnam@tiscali.co.uk

Medway GP report - Jenkins is back....

10th June, 2013

It has been a lean season of the GP front for Ryan Jenkins but he seems to enjoy the last event of the season winning it the past 3 times. Ryan beat Tobias Berman (Sweden), Matt Ware, Mike O'Driscoll, Tom Maynard and Gavin Rumgay (final) to secure the title. With injuries and International coaching duties, Ryan was unable to win the overall tally(which went to Chris Doran this season) but did manage a credible 4th.

Burton Uxbridge Report

10th June, 2013

Several players from Wales descended upon Burton this Sunday for the Burton Open. Anna Hursey made waves reaching the U13 semi finals. Joseph Roberts was also on form with coach Simon Oyler bringing a few of his regional players to the event. Dave Treharne also made the journey with some players from his club including Cade Short

Sainsbury UK School Games Trials

3rd June, 2013

Trials were held yesterday to find 4 boys and 4 girls who would represent Wales at the Sainburys UK School Games in Sheffield this September

The boy's event ended with the following final positions:

1 Conor Edwards (4 wins)
2 Ryan Oyler (3 wins)
3 Chris Griffiths (2 wins)
4 Jac Jenkins (1 win)
5 Callum Evans (0 wins)

Gwent Dragon - Abertillery

3rd June, 2013

June 1st 2013

Final Positions

1. Lauren Stacey
2. Elis Burgess
3. Abhishek Bathula
4. Ben Allen
5. Beth Richards
6. Chloe Stacey
7. Abby Lawless
8. Tommy Woodland

Lauren Stacey beat Elis Burgess in the final in a very close match which could have gone either way. Lauren was very focused and relaxed on the day and was slightly more positive with her shots than Elis.

Gwent Dragon - Abertillery

3rd June, 2013

June 1st 2013

Final Positions

1. Lauren Stacey
2. Elis Burgess
3. Abhishek Bathula
4. Ben Allen
5. Beth Richards
6. Chloe Stacey
7. Abby Lawless
8. Tommy Woodland

Lauren Stacey beat Elis Burgess in the final in a very close match which could have gone either way. Lauren was very focused and relaxed on the day and was slightly more positive with her shots than Elis.

Final Positions

1. Benedict Watson
2. Jamie Lee Harley
3. Bethany Brewer
4. Abhishek Bathula
5. Louie Evans
6. Ryan Watkins
7. Ben Pearce
8. Lloyd Walters
9. Jack Freegard
10. Joseph Hill
11. Callum Meredith
12. Ioan Edwards
13. Matthew Pearce
14. Owen Trace
15. Garin Edwards

The top 3 players were on the same score with two wins and one loss each. Benedict won on games difference with Jamie Lee in second, and Bethany in 3rd. North Wales player Abhishek had a good first tournament finishing in 4th position with the 8 year old Louie Evans in 5th.


1. Eliot Platt
2. Jamie Lee Harley
3. Simon Platt
4. Louie Evans
5. Bethany Brewer
6. Ryan Watkins
7. Matthew Pearce
8. Jack Freegard
9. Ben Pearce
10. Lloyd Walters
11. Owen Trace
12. Dan Chen
13. Casey Marchant
14. Shaun Gwilliam

Jamie Lee was unlucky in her 2nd event finishing 2nd again but did very well. North Wales player Eliot Platt won on games difference and took the title. Although Louie Evans beat Eliot it wasn't enough to finish 3rd so it was Simon in 3rd and Louie in 4th.

Big thanks to Greg Price, Norman Jenkins Gerald Watkins for helping on the day and making it a great success!





May 2013

TTW Annual Awards

29th May, 2013

3 years ago it was Ebbw Vale, then to Cardiff 1 year later before we got it to Gorseinon last July. This summer the annual awards are to be held in Bridgend on Sunday 28th July starting at 4pm

Please see attached a nomination form - if you want someone to get a chance of an award get your form in asap....

Closing date for nominations is end June

New categories this year - Young Coach of the Year and Young Player of the Year...

Other sections include:
Lifetime achievement Award
Club of the Year
Player of the Year
Coach of the Year
Volunteer of the Year

Best of Luck....

London Grand Prix - Day 1 and Day 2

27th May, 2013

Several Welsh players made the journey this weekend to Redbridge Sports Centre in Essex for the London GP

A more comprehensive report can be found  on ETTA website

Welsh Highlights
Conor Edwards & Nicole Hall Runners Up in band 1 men’s/women’s
Ryan Jenkins – Semi Final of Men’s singles
Nicole Hall – Winner U21 women’s singles
Conor Edwards – QF U21 men

Dean Cundy, Megan Phillips & Angharad Phillips also competed at the event but didn’t have their best days losing earlier than expected and will want to put that right at the Medway GP, which is the last of the season, in June.

Polish Youth Open

27th May, 2013

Day One at the Polish Youth Open for the Cadet Boys started with the group stages of the Team Event, Wales got drawn into a tough group with Poland A (Second Seeds) Germany B and Sweden C. The first match of the morning was against Sweden C, Callum Evans took to the court first against Patrik Andersson and had a very slow start losing the first set 11-1, Callum came out fighting in the second and third sets to race to a 2-1 lead, the fourth set went to Patrik. In a nail bitting 5th set Callum lead for the best part of the set and had match point at 10-9 but failed to take his opportunity and eventually lost 12-10. Jac Jenkins stepped up next against Lukas Kopriwa and found his opponent strong and lost out 3-0. The boys struggled to have the cutting edge in the doubles and lost out a close 3-1 which meant the match finished with a 3-0 defeat.

Blackpool Junior 4*

20th May, 2013

In the U13 girls Victoria Brookes of Denbigh done very well to come 2nd in her group and progress to the last eight where she lost in a close 5 sets to Sophie Barlow.

Jac Jenkins lost to Nathan Butler in the last eight of the cadet band 1 in a thrilling encounter 12,9,-2,10.He also reached the last eight of the cadet open losing to Alex Ramsden in 5 close sets.He had a great win over the dangerous Kin Fung Chan 3-0 the round previous. Jac negotiated a very tough junior boys open group going through in 2nd place he had the number 5 seed David Thompson on the ropes at 10- 8 in the fifth set but just lost 14-12. He went out in the last 16 to Billy Forster in another close game.

Nets & Edges - Newsletter

20th May, 2013

Please see attached our Newsletter

Help us to distribute to every coach, player, league and club

Butterfly Top 10 List for 2013

18th May, 2013

Please click below to see the players qualified for the first senior event of 2013/2014

The Butterfly Top 10 will be held on the 8th September in Cardiff for the men and women

Entry forms for the players will follow in July '13

World Champs Report - Paris

15th May, 2013

Charlotte Carey & Naomi Owen lost out in a close 4/3 thriller to Hong Kong pairing Guan & Ng in the last 64 of the women's doubles to end Welsh participation at the Games. Earlier in the day Naomi lost out to the talented HK player Doo 4/1 in the last 128. Charlotte, Dan, Megan and Conor are all fairly inexperienced but have pushed forward somewhat and played to a good level through these championships. Ryan, with his troubled back problems, made it as far as his ranking shows and lost to the higher ranked Slovenian, Lasan 0/4 after good wins in his previous 3 matches.

Good wins from All 4 youngsters show what Welsh table tennis is producing on a world stage.


TTW supports Evie

15th May, 2013

Welsh table tennis internationals Ryan and Stephen Jenkins are giving up their time to put on an exhibition at Penarth Leisure Centre on Thursday 23 May (7.30pm) to raise money for a little girl called Evie from Sully who has a medical condition requiring an expensive operation in the USA. The family has already raised thousands but much more is needed.

World Championships - Paris

12th May, 2013

It all starts tomorrow.....

Megan, Charlotte, Naomi, Dan, Conor and Ryan will challenge the best at the World individual Championships in Paris Bercy. Over 850 participants from 130 different countries will fight it out to be crowned the champion on 20th May

Follow the team on twitter - @walesTT
Regular reports every day will be here

You can also get the live results on www.ittf.com

Video - http://m.youtube.com/#/watch?v=9Zvjp5JX3o8&feature=youtu.be&a=&desktop_uri=%2Fwatch%3Fv%3D9Zvjp5JX3o8%26feature%3Dyoutu.be%26a

ITTF report

Young Hopes

11th May, 2013

Four young talents will travel with Simon Oyler down to Plymouth to train and compete against England's South West squad this weekend

Anna Hursey, Lara Whitton, David Avery and Louie Evans are all young hopefuls for our future and a program is being implemented to make sure their development is increased at a quicker rate

This event will be the first of many for this young group, who's ages start as young as 6 years old.





April 2013


24th April, 2013

European Youth Championships - Ostrava, Czech (12-21 July)

Cadet boys: Callum Evans & Jac Jenkins
Cadet Girls: Laura Edwards & Soffi Jenkins
Junior Boys: Conor Edwards, Chris Griffiths & Ryan Oyler
Junior Girls: Charlotte Carey, Nicole Hall & Beth Roberts
Coaches - Ryan Jenkins, Stephen Jenkins & Simon Oyler

EuroMini Champs
Schletighiem, France (23-25 August)

Joseph Roberts, Cade Short, Matthew Francis
Lydia John, Bethany Brewer, Jamie Lee-Harley
Coaches - Simon Oyler & Stephen Jenkins

Glamorgan Championships (27/28 April)

23rd April, 2013

Below are the seeds for the events:

U13) Joseph Roberts (1) & Cade Short (2)- starting time is 9:30am

U15 boys) Callum Evans (1) & Jac Jenkins (2)- starting time is 10:30am
U15 girls) Soffi Jenkins (1) & Charlotte Slye (2)

Butterfly Baltic Cup - Estonia [update]

20th April, 2013

Day 1

The morning session belong to the women’s team event with Angharad/Megan and Chloe/Charlotte teaming up. The Denbigh sisters found their draw tough and went down 1/3 to their Belarus opponents. Angharad lost out 1/3 and Meg lost 0-3 to leave it to the doubles to keep the match alive. That was won 3/1 and there was a glimmer of hope installed. Angharad lost a battle 2/3 to end that and the match was over.

EUpal Rhondda Dragon - Tonyrefail

14th April, 2013

The first Rhondda Dragon event was a huge success, with over 40 entries fighting for trophies and certificates. Stephen Jenkins and Phil Avery organised the tournament and were extremely impressed by the talented young prospects and the sportsmanship demonstrated throughout the day.

The under 11 category was the first event of the day and it was Mithun Padmanabhan who prevailed, winning 3-1 in his final match against David Avery. Mithun played strong shots from both wings, with his forehand being his biggest weapon and providing the shots that won most points. David Avery was very happy with second place as it was his highest ever finishing position.

Junior Team Championships of Wales Final Weekend

13th April, 2013

Junior Division 1.
Rhondda A confirmed their superiority as a team by winning all their matches to remain unbeaten. The team of Conor Edwards, Callum Evans and Jac Jenkins playing really well throughout the tournament. They were pressed all the way by Bridgend A’s Ryan Oyler, Chris Griffiths and Jonathon Bisp. In one of the best matches with the scores tied at 3 – 3 thanks to Ryan winning both his matches against Conor and Callum, Jac stepped up to the mark and beat Chris in 4. Likewise against Ael Y Bryn A the match was again tied at 3 – 3 but this time it was Callum defeating Alex O’Connell to secure the win and their unbeaten record.

Blackpool GP report

13th April, 2013

Day 1
The Welsh team collectively had some great results today at Stanley Park in Blackpool.

Ryan Oyler won the band 4, whilst Chris Griffiths won the bands 5 & 6.
Angharad Phillips beat sister Megan in the semis and then Nicole Hall in the final of the band 1 singles and Nicole did get a win, in the band 2 singles.

Dan, Lewis, Soffi and Jac played hard and got through plenty of wins but not the rounds they would have preferred


Day 2
Angharad Phillips won her second GP of the season with 2 great wins vs Emma Vickers in the semi finals and then Karina LeFevre in the final. LeFevre beat Megan Phillips in the semi final. Dan O'Connell went out to Craig Howieson whilst there were good matches for Ryan Oyler vs Paul McCreery and Chris Griffiths gave Mike O'Driscoll a tough time in their encounter

April Rankings

11th April, 2013

The rankings were updated on 11th April

They include results from the following:

Junior & Senior TCW

The U11 & U13 Welsh Championships results will appear on the May list along with results from the Carmarthen cadet and Junior Open

Malta Junior/Cadet Open - Final Day

7th April, 2013

Double Gold for Carey

Charlotte Carey had her best results to date with a double gold win at the ITTF Malta Open. The first time a Welsh player has won such an event will help her ranking greatly and give he a much needed push towards the ITTF Junior finals next January in Rabat, Morocco.

In the semi finals Charlotte beat England number 1 Tin Tin Ho 4-2 and then Maria Tsaptsinos, also England, in the final 4-1. Charlotte teamed up with Tin Tin to win the junior girls doubles beating Tsaptsinos and partner Lois Peake 3-1

Full results are found here:


International Primary Schools - update

6th April, 2013

Day 3

Lydia John gets bronze in the girls singles losing out to eventual winner Kate Whelan 3-0. Victoria Brookes and Cade Short both made it through their qualification groups to the main draw.
Joseph Roberts beat Matthew Francis in an all Welsh consolation boys final, while Jamie-Lee Harley lost in the girls consolation semi finals.


South West England Test Match

5th April, 2013

On Wednesday 3rd April, 6 members of the Welsh squad travelled to Southampton along with Anna Hursey and Joshua Stacey to face up against South East England region in a friendly match/practice

After a two hour training session it was time for the match to take place.

South West England Test Match

5th April, 2013

On Wednesday 3rd April, 6 members of the Welsh squad travelled to Southampton along with Anna Hursey and Joshua Stacey to face up against South East England region in a friendly match/practice

After a two hour training session it was time for the match to take place.

The boys found the going tough and lost 13-3.
Joseph Roberts- won 2 lost 2
Cade Short - won 1 lost 3
Joshua Stacey - lost 4 (losing 3 matches 3/2)
Harry Langley - lost 4 (losing one match 3/2)

The girls however competed very well and lost out 9-7
Lydia John - won 3 lost 1
Jamie lee - won 3 lost 1
Bethany Brewer - lost 4
Anna Hursey - won 1 lost 3

All players gave a good account of themselves but found the South East region too strong

Well done to all the players and good luck for the International Primary Schools Championships this weekend in Dublin


Simon Oyler






March 2013

Junior Team Championships of Wales

31st March, 2013

Rhondda A regained their division 1 team title with a great show from Conor Edwards, Callum Evans and Jac Jenkins at Sport Wales National Centre this weekend

North Gwent, led by Dylan Lewis, claimed the division 2 title, whilst Cardiff City TTC won the division 3 award

Player of the season
Div 1 - Ryan Oyler (Bridgend)
Div 2 - Ashley Perry (Ael y Bryn)
Div 3 - Elliot Weinberg (Whitchurch)

Welsh National Championships Report

26th March, 2013

Congratulations to winners Cade Short, Lydia John, Joseph Roberts, Anna Hursey & Roger Grech on winning their respective categories at the Welsh National Championships on the weekend

New Rankings

21st March, 2013

Welsh Championships 2013
TCW Vets
Dragon Event - 10 March


Team Championship of Wales Seniors March 9/10. 2013

21st March, 2013

Unfortunately this final session was spoilt by a clash with the 6 Nations Junior & Cadet Tournament which robbed some clubs of their foremost players particularly Ael Y Bryn & North Gwent. However due to the strength of the clubs they were able to complete their fixtures with a full complement of players. This was unavoidable due to the rescheduling of the 6 Nations after the Championship dates were set.

Senior TCW - final weekend

19th March, 2013

Congratulations to the Champions:

Div 1 - Cardiff City TTC 'A'

Div 2 - Carmarthen 'A'

Div 3 - St Mellons TTC

all the data is attached concerning player averages and team scores for the season

TTW Newsletter

19th March, 2013

See attached the latest Newsletter

Welsh National Championships 24th March 2013

19th March, 2013

The draw for the Under 11 & 13 and the Vets over 60 Welsh National Championships is attached

Dragons - 10 March

19th March, 2013

Please see attached the final placings of the Dragon event on 10 March in Cardiff

Eurokids Camp - Bratislava

19th March, 2013

EuroKids Training Camp
Bratislava, Slovakia

This week the EuroKids programme took place in Bratislava, Slovakia. Two young talented Welsh players travelled to Slovakia to be taken through their paces by Head Coach Piotr Skierski of Poland along with the rest of the EuroKids Participants. Joseph Roberts of Cardiff and Lydia John of Swansea travelled with regional coach Simon Oyler accompanied by Dave John

First stop was a training session at BATTS Table Tennis Club in Harlow before the team headed out to Slovakia from London Stansted

Joe Morris Memorial Junior & Cadet Tournament

18th March, 2013

The Joe Morris Memorial Tournament will take place in carmarthen leisure Centre on the 21st April 2013





February 2013

Welsh National Championships 2/3 March 2013

26th February, 2013

Attached is the draw and starting times for this weekends Welsh National Championships

8 March - Ladies Night

23rd February, 2013

Please see the attached flyer concerning ETTU ladies day at Cardiff City TTC - 8th March

Team Championship of Wales Report 16/17 Febuary 2013

21st February, 2013

In the Veterans final weekend of the season at W.I.S. the outcomes of both divisions went down to the final round of matches in both divisions.
On the Saturday Cardiff gave themselves hope of snatching the Division 1 championship by recording a very good 7 - 0 win over the leaders Ynys Mon leaving them level on points with Ynys Mon, who stayed top by having a slender 2 game advantage going into the Sunday matches.
On the Sunday they both won their first match 7 – 0, so Cardiff needed to win 7 – 0 and hope that Ynys Mon would drop 2 games to Eastern Valley A. Cardiff went on to beat Carmarthen

Burton Uxbridge Report - Updated

21st February, 2013

After an early morning trip it was Joseph Roberts who showed what he is capable of by winning all his matches in the Under 11's Round Robin Group of 7 players to make up for his second place last time around. Joseph played extremely well and was very happy to win his first 1*Star title.

Macaulay was the only player to get through both Junior and Cadet groups and lost in the Quarter finals of both to the same player. Elliot Wienburg and Alasdair Wier lost out in both Junior and Cadet Groups on count back.

Swedish Junior Open -updated

21st February, 2013

see the results from Conor and Charlotte (singles & doubles) attached


17th February, 2013

Dan O'Connell, Ryan Oyler, Nicole Hall and Lewis Williams travel with head coach Ryan Jenkins to Sheffield for a 3 day intensive training camp with the English squad starting Monday 18th Feb

Updated on twitter - @walesTT

Monthly Views from Psych Paul

17th February, 2013

Whilst travelling back from this weekend's Welsh Euro Challenge I had the opportunity to reflect upon some of the performances I witnessed. Obviously my attention was focussed fully upon our up and coming Welsh players and there were a number of lessons to take from this event that will hopefully become a fixture in the annual events calendar.

For me, there were a number of stand out performances of which I would like to highlight two. Firstly, Nicole Hall gaining victory against her Welsh counterpart Beth Roberts. Matches against your native rivals always provide an added edge and Nicole showed a great deal of courage and fight to ensure that she gained the win. Very impressive.

Welsh Euro Challenge Day 2

17th February, 2013

Day 2 of the Welsh Euro Challenge saw the final matches in each age category played with some fantastic play on show.
The cadet boys’ event finished with Callum Evans reaching the final where he lost out to Scotland’s Chris Wheeler 3-0, 11-9 11-7 11-4 to earn the runner up spot. Jac Jenkins finished in 5TH place in the cadet event after winning both his matches on the second day.

Welsh Euro Challenge - Day 1

16th February, 2013

England and Norway lead the team standings after Day 1 with Luxembourg, Wales A and Scotland just behind

In the cadet boys section Jac Jenkins lost out to Finn Morgan Bayliss (England) and Adrian Wetzel (Norway) and will play for 5-8 places tomorrow. Callum Evans did make it through to the semis beating Schambourg (Luxembourg) and Foss (Guernsey). He will play Bayliss in the semi finals whilst Chris Wheeler (Scotland) will play Wetzel in the other half
The cadet girls weren’t kind to Welsh girls Charlotte Slye and Soffi Jenkins with both unable to get the wins they craved. They will both have to settle for 5th or 6th spot at best tomorrow.
Nicole Hall blew her opponents away with 3 top wins (against Jackson of England, Horgen of Norway and Brunner of Switzerland). Beth Roberts will have to play Nicole in the semi finals as she made 2nd spot in group 2 losing to top placed Lorella Mezzapesa.
Ryan Oyler extended Scott Barton to the 5th but that loss meant he had to settle for 3rd spot in the group and will play for places 5-8 tomorrow. Chris Griffiths however ran away with top spot in his group and will be a semi finalist tomorrow at 10am

Welsh National U11, U13, O50, O60, O70 Champs

13th February, 2013

Entry form attached for the Under 11 & 13, Over 50, 60, 70 singles
Sunday 24th March 2013
Sport Wales National Centre





News January 2013


30th January, 2013

Please see the TTW Newsletter attached

If you wish to contribute towards the Newsletter please email admin@ttaw.co.uk and we will add your piece next time

Welsh National Championships - 2013

30th January, 2013

Closing date is 22nd February

Please note the new address of Ron Davies on the entry form due to Dennis Bromage unable to attend


Welsh Euro Challenge & International Events

27th January, 2013

Here are players selected to represent Wales at the Welsh Euro Challenge in Cardiff 15-17 Feb against England, Switzerland, Norway, Guernsey, Luxembourg and Scotland:

World Junior Championships

27th January, 2013

Charlotte Carey, seeded 11th for the event, lived up to her ranking and finished at that number. The World Junior Championships, being played in Guatemala 25-27th January 2013, was attended by players all over the globe, from every continent. Charlotte, along with Laura Pfefer of France, were the 2 European participants on show. After losing 1-4 to the number 1 seed, then beating New Zealand’s top player 4-0, it was a crunch match early on Saturday morning to make it through to the quarter finals. This was a tough ask with Lam of Hong Kong being too consistent and strong to win it 4-0. Charlotte picked herself up to defeat Enriquez of the host nation 4-2 to play for 9-12th place. The last match proved the toughest with Charlotte losing 3-4 (9-11 in the last) to finish joint 11th spot and take a $650 prize

Cardiff GP - draw

23rd January, 2013

Please find the draw for the weekend attached with starting times

Carey gets to Guatemala

22nd January, 2013

Charlotte Carey - who was a reserve on the ITTF list for the World Junior Championships in Guatemala - has been invited by the world governing body to attend the finals this weekend

Carey has gained points throughout 2012 at the various events she competed in and raised her world ranking to 400 in the women's list

It is a first for any Welsh player to have been invited to the finals

All results will be live from Guatemala from Friday 25th to Sunday 27th here and on twitter @walesTT

Munster Open 2013

22nd January, 2013

Killarney, Ireland
Saturday 19th January

Ryan Jenkins made it 3 Munster Open wins in a row when he beat Scottish number 1 Gavin Rumgay in the final 3-1. The semi final was between Jenkins and Irish International Gavin Maguire where the Welsh coach won 3-0. He teamed up with Maguire to claim the doubles win beating Rumgay and Mark O'Flynn 3-0

The focus is now on the GP circuit where Cardiff and Doncaster are happening over the next 2 weekends



17th January, 2013

TTW are pleased to announce the following selections for the 6 Nations 8-10 March in England (Preston)

Cadet Girls
Laura Edwards
Kate Roberts
Soffi Jenkins

Cadet boys
Jac Jenkins
Callum Evans
Thomas Heydon

Junior Girls
Charlotte Carey
Nicole Hall
Beth Roberts

Junior Boys
Conor Edwards
Lewis Williams
Chris Griffiths

January Dragon Event

15th January, 2013

please see the attached reports, final places and next Dragon entry form on the 10th Feb at Cardiff City TTC

East Midlands 4*

15th January, 2013

A young team made their way to the East Midlands 4 star held in Grantham over the weekend. Jac Jenkins, Lawrence John, Liam winders, Jo Roberts, Kate Roberts, Soffi Jenkins and Lydia John all competed.

East Midlands 4*

15th January, 2013

A young team made their way to the East Midlands 4 star held in Grantham over the weekend. Jac Jenkins, Lawrence John, Liam winders, Jo Roberts, Kate Roberts, Soffi Jenkins and Lydia John all competed.

The junior events were held on the Saturday and the players found the going tough. All fought hard but struggled to progress from the group stages except for Kate Roberts who reached the QF stage of the junior band 1 event.
Sunday's play brought more success for the group of players from Wales. Cadet band 1 was the first event played and In the girls event Soffi Jenkins reached the QF before falling to Rebecca Fin of Ireland 3-0. Kate Roberts then faced Fin and lost out 3-1 in the SF stage.
In the boys event Jac Jenkins reached the final of the cadet band 1 event before losing to claim the runners up trophy.

Into the Cadet event and Kate Roberts and Jac Jenkins were the sole survivors of the group stages. Jac fell in the last 32 to Joe Pilkington 2-3 and Kate reached the QF before losing out to Jiwen Xu.

All the other players were unable to progress further