Weymouth & District Table Tennis League
Weymouth & District Table Tennis League serves Weymouth, Portland, Dorchester in sunny Dorset. At the present time there are some 30 teams competing in three divisions pproviding a high standard of competitive table tennis. However, it is not all about the league, there is a social table tennis club situated at Preston where there is plenty of opportunities for beginners to come along and see if they like the sport.
If you are visiting on holiday then you are welcome to call any one on the committee and they will be able to point you towards the nearest table tennis club where you will be made very welcome.
The Weymouth & District Table Tennis League itself is affiliated to Table Tennis England
Tournament 2016 - Saturday 6 February 2016Westfield Arts College was again the venue for the annual Weymouth & District TT tournament hosted, for the 5th year running, by the Preston Club. Around 50 players from all 3 divisions took part in the event which contained 9 different competitions, the main one being the Open Handicap. Involving players from all divisions it raised some excellent contests non more so than Lily Cherry against Tom Cherry who won that match but the eventual winner was Richard Wood, from the Steps M team in Div 3, who played some great shots throughout the different rounds.
The Division 1 singles was hotly fought out with the final being a duel between Thomas Babler (Springfield A) and John Ryan (Park District). Despite John's best efforts he went down 3-0 to some superb play by Thomas.
The final of each contest was as follows:
1st Div. Singles Thomas Babler (Springfield) beat John Ryan (Park District)
1st Div. Doubles Thomas Babler & Craig Stenton beat John Ryan & Sai Maganti
2nd Div. Singles Ben Hannigan beat Derrick
2nd Div. Doubles Eddie Chapman & Derrick Shilliday beat Stan Smith & Roger Lovell
3rd Div. Singles Richard
Wood (Steps M) beat Paul
Hammond (Steps J)
3rd Div. Doubles Paul Hammond & Mike Hall beat Malcolm Smith & Thierry Roy
Handicap Moses Lewis (Budmouth)
beat Brad Burroughs
Veterans Handicap Martin Singer (Steps M) beat Tony Reed (Red
Open Handicap Richard Wood (Steps M)
Sportivate Opportunites For Adults and Girls
There are opportunities for Beginners and all standards to attend Sportivate sponsored sessions at Dorchester Sports Centre and Wey Valley Tennis Centre. For details follow the links.
Adult Sportivate Adult Sportivate Opportunity at Wey Valley
Girls Sportivate Girls Sportivate Opportunity at Dorchester Sports Centre
The league now has UKCC/1st4sport Level 2 Table Tennis qualified coaches. We currently offer youth coaching for beginners and intermediate players. Our coaching sessions are run at All Saints school in Wyke Regis on Mondays and Saturdays. Please see the coaching sidebar for session timings. The league also runs an adult practice session at Wyke Table Tennis Club on Mondays from 7 pm to 9 pm.
If you wish to play table tennis in the league or even just for fun you're more than welcome. The league has players at all levels right from beginners to advanced and also several clubs in and around Weymouth and Dorchester offer social table tennis evenings.