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National Cadet League Day 1

Sunday 21st November 2021
On Sunday 21st November we took 2 teams from Blitz Table Tennis club to compete in the National Cadet League at Ackworth table tennis club. Blitz Blades Blitz Blades were in division 1 and consisted of Micah Smith, Will Short and Josh Taylor. The team would play against 3 other teams throughout the day with the format of everyone plays everyone. The first match of the day was against Ackworth Table Tennis Club. The day got off to a great start for Blades, with the team winning ...
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Junior British League Weekend 1

Friday 12th November 2021
On the 6th and 7th November, Blitz table tennis club took a team of 4 players to compete in the Junior British League at Derby Arena. The players representing Blitz Table Tennis Club were Luke Hyde, Teddy Heather, Joel Smith and Abraham Sellado. The Blitz boys had a tough first match against Draycott table tennis club, loosing 1 – 5 overall. There were a few nerves to start off with, but some great table tennis came through within their matches as our players settled into the ev...
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Cadet County Championships

Thursday 11th November 2021
On Saturday 30th and Sunday 31st October the Cadet County Championships took place. Players from blitz table tennis club made up 3 out of the 5 players in the Lincolnshire Cadet County Championships Team. There were some very tough matches for our players who held their own and fought hard for their team. Our players came back from the competition on a high, ready to put into practice what they had learnt from the weekend.
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Harry takes a silver medal at his second Grand Prix!

Monday 8th November 2021
On Saturday 23rd October Harry Hollingsworth played in the Chippenham para table tennis grand prix. The competition had some strong players and once again harry showed great determination and fight within the competition. Harry won 2 out of his 4 matches in the band C event meaning he placed runner up in his competition. Harry even got to meet British bronze medal winning Paralympian, Aaron McKibbin who was also attending the competition. We are all really proud of Harry and are ...
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Stockton 4 Star

Monday 8th November 2021
Micah and Joel Smith were out in force again, this time playing in the Stockton 4-star table tennis tournament. Joel partnered with Noah Vanhoorebeak for the team event, they both played well and gained some good wins taking them through to the semi-final where they unfortunately lost 1-3. Stockton was Micah’s first 4-star tournament, the tournament was a great learning experience for Micah giving him some good match practice at a high level.
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Senior British League Weekend One

Monday 11th October 2021
On the weekend of the 25th/26th of September Blitz Senior players travelled to Halton Table Tennis Club in Widnes, where they competed in the Senior British League National C1 Division. The players representing the team were Peter Cowburn, Steve Johnson, and Steve Fox. Unfortunately, Joel Smith was unable to attend due to injury. With starting 2-0 down in every match, it was always going to be a difficult weekend for the team, nevertheless the team showed great fighting spirit an...
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Success at the Hull 1 Star

Monday 11th October 2021
On Sunday 10th October 4 of our players from Blitz TTC travelled to Hull where they competed in the Hull 1 one-star competition. Players in attendance were Joel Smith, Micah Smith, Martha Wild and David Melling who was making his competition debut. The day proved to be a successful day with Joel Smith winning the under 15 boys and Martha Wild coming runner up in the under 13 girls. Micah Smith had some close matches making it into two semi-finals, where he was knocked out by his ...
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Four Blitz Players Selected to Represent

Monday 20th September 2021
Four out of a possible six, of our Improver and Performance squad players have qualified to represent Lincolnshire Table Tennis Teams in the County Championships this year. This came about after entering the Lincolnshire Team Trials event hosted at Grantham College on the 4th September. All Blitz players who attended played very well on the day against some tough opponents. The trails were run in a competition format where everyone competed against each other to play for position...
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Harry British Para Grand Prix Debut

Monday 20th September 2021
Saturday 18th September saw Harry Hollingsworth, a player from our improver squad competed in his first ever Para Grand Prix at the Sheffield Institute of Sport. In the morning Harry competed in the open event, where all classes are mixed. Harry had to play against some very tough and experienced opponents, who had been in the grand prix series for a very long time. This gave Harry a great experience and allowed him to see the high standard that British para table tennis has to o...

Joel Smith Blackpool 4 Star

Monday 20th September 2021
On Saturday 11th September, Joel Smith from our performance squad competed in the Blackpool 4*, playing in the cadet boys (under 15’s) and the cadet boys band 1 events. Joel has written a write up about the competition, here is what he had to say: “On Saturday 11th of September, I took part in Blackpool 4*. I had some very competitive games and came away with lots of things to go back to the training hall and work on so I can come back even stronger in my next competition. In my...
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St. Neots 2 Star Competition

Monday 6th September 2021
Sunday 5th September saw 2 of our improver players represent our club, at St. Neots 2-star competition. It was their first ever ranking competition, after having made massive improvements during lockdown. With it being one of the first competitions of the season since lockdown, there were lots of strong players participating. Harry Hollingsworth played in the Cadet boys singles and showed great fighting spirit and a positive attitude on the table. You could tell that he loved bei...
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Blitz Come in Force To County Trials

Monday 6th September 2021
On Saturday 4th September the Lincolnshire county team trials were hosted at Grantham College and Blitz TTC players were out in force! With Lincolnshire being the home county for many of our players, we took 6 of our performance and improver squad players to the event to try and qualify, for their chance to represent Lincolnshire in the County Championships. The event allowed the players to participate in lots of matches giving our players great match practice to prepare them nic...
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Harry joins Future Stars Programme

Wednesday 1st September 2021
Harry Hollingsworth, a player from our improver squad has been invited to train as part of the Future Stars training programme with British Para Table Tennis. Harry has initially been classified within class 9, with class 6 being the most severe standing disabilities and class 10 being the least severe. Being part of the programme will mean that Harry is able to access more training sessions as well as enter para competitions in which he will be able to compete against world clas...
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Ackworth Table Tennis Training Days

Tuesday 31st August 2021
On the 24th and 25th August, 8 of our Performance and Improver Squad players were invited to attend a joint training day at Ackworth Table Tennis Club. This was a big opportunity for some of our players who having only just joined our club before covid, have never had chance to train and compete against other players from outside our club. The camp consisted of a training day on day one and a competition on day two. During day one the camp was lead by head coaches Paul Johnson (B...
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