29th September 2018 - Crawley Grand Prix report
With Ross injured it was a 2 man Petersfield squad that headed to Crawley to battle the best players at the Grand prix. Both Chris and Tim were in bands 6 in the morning and 5 in the afternoon.
Chris appeared to have a friendly draw but was a little match rusty after a summer hectic with work. He took the best player to 5 sets but couldn't finish it so came to a halt in the group. Tim fared slightly better, losing to a tactical Domingo brother but beating Moses Lewis and an eager London Academy player to progress to the rounds. Tim was still struggling with his cold that hampered him at the Senior Tournament last week and despite winning the next match comfortably he had no energy for the next opponent, a very competent youngster who got to the final.
In the afternoon band 5 was tough for both players, Chris had 2 journeyman who both attacked well and despite some audience drama with an upset Mum causing Chris to pause the match, it was the end of the road. Tim beat the Hungarian Tibhor but lost to a band 6 finalist and then again in the decisive final game.
Overall a fun day but not the best results. Tim won 4, lost 4 and Chris got some good matchplay. We now move on to Bath after Christmas.
19th September 2018 - Summer League Final report
The top two teams were playing each other on the final evening and Dynamic Duo +1 ran out winners on the night to leave them 5 points clear of Little Britton in second place.
"Tri Harder" finished highest of our three teams at 7th, "Best of the rest" finished 13th with "Three's a Crowd" just below them in 14th just one point ahead of the bottom team.
12th September 2018 - Junior Tournament report
The 2018 Junior Tournament took place on 12th September. Eight members entered but one withdrew on the evening due to sickness. A bye was used to enable a full set in the Cup and leaving only three in the Plate.
Final positions were as follows: Cup Winner – Louis Anderson, Runner Up – Sam Childs, 3rd - Solomon Whelan, 4th - Fin Noble. Plate winner was Josh Wilson, Runner Up Owen Grover and 3rd was Adam Utteridge.
28th July 2018 - Brian Adsett
Very sad news today that Brian Adsett has passed away following his second battle with cancer and a short illness. I have known Brian for 10 years and he has been an amazing servant to both the HDTTA League and the Fernhurst club for many more years than that. A gifted player and coach he ran and organised the HDTTA Junior League and Junior Tournaments together with the Summer League right up until a few weeks ago. His passion was the Junior players and he masterminded the Friday Junior sessions at Fernhurst bringing on many talented youngsters, supporting and encouraging them to progress into the Senior leagues and competitions. Our condolences go to Jaki his wife, his children and grandchildren. He will be sorely missed, rest in peace Brian.
Tony Smith, Chairman & General Secretary Petersfield Table Tennis Club.
17th July 2018 - A new approach to club membership fees
The committee are proposing to move to a situation where everybody pays their fees via one monthly Bank Standing Order. This monthly amount will cover, the annual membership fee, TTE Registration fees, Monday Club Night fees together with HDTTA/STTA Team, match and tournament fees for those playing competitively. Full details can be found here.
8th July 2018 - New Club shirts will be subsidised!
Orders now being taken - Adults sizes £15 - Kids sizes VAT free at £10.75. Shirts can be personalised at no extra cost, really good quality, silky feel, wicking polyester shirts. We would like to see all players in all of our teams (Adult & Junior Leagues) wearing the club shirt.
27th May 2018 - News of our very own Tim Hampton
Congratulations to Tim on being elected recently to join the Haslemere & District TT Association Management Committee. That's Tony, Sue and now Tim representing Petersfield and sitting on an eight person committee. Got to be good news.
26th May 2018 - HDTTA Closed Tournament
The preliminary rounds took place on Sunday 20th May, all brilliantly organised by our own Tim Hampton. The results were excellent for Petersfield and we have representation in all but one of the Finals to be held on 9th June at Herne Farm, Petersfield. The Open Singles will feature Tim Hampton v Ross Lingard and the Division 2/3 Singles will see Julian Hawkins play Richard Abbey (HRBL). The Veterans Singles will see Adrian Sharp (Fernhurst) take on Paul Tanton (Haslemere) and the Doubles will see Ross & Neil play Paul Tanton and Richard Johnston (both Haslemere).
17th May 2018 - Handicap Cup News
Neil Whitlock’s team "Three's a crowd" (Neil Whitlock/Ross Lingard/Chris Bates) played in the Final on Tuesday but were unfortunately unable to win. They were playing Ifold & Loxwood who have the talented Jamie Fox and they were unable to overcome the 230 point advantage they were giving away. They lost by 14.5 points which when considered over 36 individual games is a very tight result. They are pictured collecting the Runners Up trophy, presented by someone vaguely familiar. Well played regardless and congratulations to Ifold & Loxwood.
7th May 2018 -Handicap Cup News
Our remaining team 'Three's a Crowd' (Neil, Ross & Chris) play Ifield & Loxwood in the final on Tuesday 8th May at the Edge. Please try to get along to support them. For those interested in the details, all the handicap cup results can be viewed on the HDTTA Website.
28 April 2018 -HDTTA Annual Junior Tournament - Petersfield WIN both Cup & Plate
Details are sketchy at the moment but Daniel Blake won the Cup and Sam Childs won the Plate. Sue Hartwell presented the Trophies and our loyal band of Parent supporters cheered the boys on all evening. I expected us to do well in this Tournament but our youngsters have excelled themselves, well played. There will be more detail and no doubt photos in due course so watch this space.
20 April 2018 -We won the League!
The A team clinched the Division 1 title on Monday night by 4 points with a convincing 9-1 win over Headley A. Congratulations to the team members and especially to Ross who maintained his 100% average!
Our C team finished 2nd in Division 2, which was really the 'best of the rest' as winners Haslemere E were made up of Div 1 players! Well done to all, and especially to Julian who finished fourth in the averages with 88.33% and more hat-tricks than anyone else!
The final league tables, player averages and match scorecards can be viewed on the HDTTA Website.
4 April 2018 -Handicap Cup News
Sue's Handicap Team "Tri Harder" were knocked out by Ifold & Loxwood last night. They won by 14.5 points, very tight. For those interested in the details, all the handicap cup results can be viewed on the HDTTA Website. Neil's team are due to play the other semi-final next Tuesday (17th) at the Edge.
28 March 2018 -TPS After School Club Tournament
As it was the end of term, Tony organised a mini-tournament for the after school club that the club runs on Wednesday afternoons. The photo shows the winner Sam Childs and Fin Noble the runner-up. Jamie Tickner was 3rd placed and won a PTTC Club Shirt. Consolation chocolate mini eggs were very quickly consumed by all!