Practice sessions every Wednesday at Quarrendon & Meadowcroft Community Centre from 30 July 2014- Juniors £2.00 6-7.00pm - Adults £3.00, 7.30pm onwards - Beginners welcome-Come along for a game! Sessions will carry on all year round.

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You should all be aware that we shall be applying the postponement rule strictly this season .

To remind you of rule 8.13

The Divisional Match Secretary can only authorise postponement of a scheduled league match because of:

•  Non-availability of premises

•  Extreme weather conditions

•  Mutual agreement of the team captains involved, provided that notice of 14 days in advance of the scheduled fixture date is given to the Match Secretary,

•  Regular team players required to play in ADTTL or Bucks County representative matches.


It is with great sadness that we report the passing of John Witney, a Haddenham stalwart who has supported the Aylesbury and District Table Tennis League over the past 50 years. He was a keen and enthousiastic Table Tennis Player ever willing to help grass root clubs to grow and prosper. John left us peacefully on 23 August whilst in the care of the Florence Nightingale Hospice.


Don't forget to renew your 2016 TTE membership

or 08450500388


Provisional Fixtures for 2016/17 have been AMENDED, see Fixtures

For Tring Table Tennis Club go to

Exciting developments at Tring to attract people to our sport. Coaching and practice available to young and old at Tring School. For details contact John Richardson at

KEEP FIT - practice available at Bierton Sports Hall every Tuesday from 7 pm anyone welcome cost approx £3


2016 Hard Bat Champion is Andy Le Butt again (5th time)but The Sandpaper Champion 2016 is Arun Jogi. Sohail Caratella is runner up in both see Hard Bat Competition

Winner of The Arthur Hurst Trophy (Aylesbury Sports Club Championship) this year is Josh Edworthy- runner up is Dafna Dekel

The Annual Aylesbury Sports Club Table Tennis Competition attracted 15 players at The Quarrendon Community Association with defending champion, Tim Cheek, eager to test his fitness ready for the winter season. Last year's runner up, Josh Edworthy, was also keen to prove that his standard had improved sufficient to take this year's title.

Split into 4 groups and playing games based on a handicap from last winter's league averages, it was soon evident that Tim was still a good bet to win but his overall fitness meant that he had to withdraw to prevent unnecessary physical damage. As a result Nobby Tennison and David Badham went through to the knockout from his group accompanied by Seb Marszalek, Sam Veragoo, Bradley Matthews, Bill McCafferty, Dafna Dekel and Josh Edworthy.

Bill outgunned Nobby in the veterans meeting with Bradley easing through against David. In an exciting encounter Josh beat Seb by 4 points and Dafna overcame a steep handicap to beat Sam. Bradley could not maintain the same control throughout his game with Dafna who won a place in the final. In the other semi final Josh did well to prevent Bill in his quest for another tile and faced Dafna in what should have been a close rematch of their group game which had finished level on points.

Unfortunately for Dafna she couldn't control the game in the same way and Josh won fairly comfortably to take his first Arthur Hurst Trophy. In the plate event, Jock Campbell was victorious against Phil Blind.


Summer Competition won by Bucks Rangers see Summer Competition

David Barnacle triumphs in Div Three seeTournaments

Robert Hansell wins County Singles for all results seeTournaments



Tim Cheek wins Handicap 2016 see Tournaments

Craig Brown wins singles at Championships despite Alan Cherry's attempts to sweep the board see Tournaments

Quarrendon win 2016 Frank Mitchell Final result seeFrank Mitchell Trophy




It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Frank Graham, a past master of table tennis in Aylesbury. He won the Veterans Title five times between 1969 and 1975 and is fondly remembered by many current older players. We offer our condolences to his family on their sad loss.


Recent additions to contacts


High Wycombe win Bucks County Inter-League Comp seeTournaments

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ANDY LE BUTT takes Hard Bat Title for the 4th time see Hard Bat Competition


Winner of The Arthur Hurst Trophy (Aylesbury Sports Club Championship) this year is Tim Cheek - runner up is Josh Edworthy

In the end Tim Cheek was a power house with his concentration and kept all those that he played at bay. He has the title for a year but Josh Edworthy played really well to finish runner up.

The match of the night was between Sam Veragoo and Dom Palmigiano in the quarter final. They started at scratch and finished level on points after two sets, so they played a decider to determine who should go through. It was still difficult to separate them with Sam winning 26-24, only to come up against Tim in the semi final.

The consolation event saw a battle between Matt Rutt and Andrew Templeton in the final. Matt took it 42-39 giving Andrew 8 points.


SUMMER LEAGUE final on Wed 22 July see Summer League

Chartridge Choppers take title - well done William and Douglas

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Josh, Duane and Rodney are the Divisional Champions 2015 see Tournaments for the results of these Events androgues gallery for some images

Aylesbury hosts Willmott and Carter Cups see Tournaments


Douglas Claridge-Hansen, who plays for Tring E, went to the U11-U14 regional qualifier at Cippenham the other week, and he qualified for the national finals both at U12 and U13 levels. His father, Hans will be taking him up to Sheffield for that in early June. Well done Douglas.


Sports A are the 2015 Frank Mitchell Trophy holders after beating a young Quarrendon team by 30 pts. for scores and reports see Frank Mitchell Trophy


DAVE RALLS IS OUR SINGLES CHAMPION 2015 seeTournamentsfor all the details and rogues gallery for pics


James George takes Riddell and Junior Titles 2015 seerogues gallery and Junior Table Tennis


The League regrets to announce the death of Eric Dutton. Eric had been the Secretary, Captain and a regular player for the Ridgeway Club  for a number of years and prior to that had played for the Bucks CC Club for several years.

Master Score Cards for Frank Mitchell and League available here but please note

When this excel spreadsheet is downloaded you will see that there are three worksheets in one. It opens with the Frank Mitchell electronic version. Access each of the other scorecards using the tabs at the bottom. Any problems contact the website manager


We have obtained funding from The Aylesbury Vale Community Chest for the purchase of two tables to be used at Quarrendon Community Centre as well as the netting that we now have suspended on the walls. The Community Chest is a community grants scheme run jointly by AVDC and VAHT. For more information about the grants available, please call the Grants Officer, Sarah Rothwell, on 01296 585634.

Atif wins Arthur Hurst 2014 event seeTournaments and rogues gallery

Come and join us at Quarrendon Community Association, 147 Meadowcroft on Wednesdays 6pm for Juniors, cost £2 and 7.30pm for Adults cost £3

We now have 8 tables to choose from and play several league matches each week out of the venue. All standards of play are welcome and we particularly wish to develop our early group of youngsters.Contact 01296 488537 for more information




we are now displaying the League's Trophies in the Trophy Cabinet at the Centre

Quarrendon & Meadowcroft Community Centre

Bowlers Field, 147 Meadowcroft


We have now moved to Quarrendon & Meadowcroft Community Centre. Please note that the club will meet on Wednesdays at the new venue, juniors from 6pm until 7pm, then adults from 7.30pm, same price as indicated above.


see Contact & Links

for league results go to Results

****************SPORTS H WIN AT FIRST ATTEMPT Frank Mitchell Trophy*****************

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In April The Aylesbury Table Tennis League hosted two groups for the ETTA Junior Competition, known as The Carter Cup at Elmhurst Community Centre. Joe Gerrans, Anthony McCormack and Matt George from the Aylesbury League competed with teams from Cambridge, Watford and Wembley and Harrow in one group with North Herts and Leamington Spa taking on another team from Wembley and Harrow in the other group. The two top teams from each group would proceed to the finals in June.

Spectators were witness to a dazzling display of energetic, exuberant and skilful table tennis from these excellent young players. Outstanding was England under 11 number 1, Ethan and brother, Luke Walsh, for North Herts who won their group with Eren Gozcu and Karim Khassal close behind from the Wembley and Harrow Team. Leamington were just outgunned by their opponents with exhibitions of pinpoint attack. In the second group Watford duo Jamie Fisher and Mitchell Jones were outstanding even beating the second team, Cambridge, 5-0. Aylesbury's trio were in this group but found the competition much stronger than they had faced locally. They competed fiercely and enjoyed the experience that this kind of competition brings.

The names above will figure in future England rankings and the standard of play bodes well for our sport.

Many thanks to the Organiser and Aylesbury League players who worked hard on the day.


Haddenham A are Premier Division Champions for the fifth time in succession seeLeague Tables



The Players who represent Haddenham A, Andy Misseldine, Mark Scott, Darren Palmer and Pawel Jaskowlski together with Bellingdon's Stuart Brown have won the Oxford and District Division One Title for the second year in a row. Our congratulations to the team who are magnificent ambassadors for our sport.

Additionally, in the Divisional Tournaments in the Oxford League, Aylesbury Sports' Tim Cheek caused an upset by defeating his Bicester team mate, Anthony Gorman who never came to terms with his deadly rubber combination of Desperado and Domination. Tim was eventually runner up to another team mate, Jason Tustain. Both Jason and Anthony represent Haddenham B in our league. Congratulations to all.



JOE GERRANS TAKES JUNIOR TITLE 2014 seeJunior Table Tennis


Bucks Senior Championships

This tournament was held on 9 February at Cippenham. Aylesbury League players took part and their success is shown below courtesy of David Wackrill.

Mens Singles

Aylesbury Sports registered player, Robert Hansell was runner up to Ian Musk (MK) in a brilliant 5 game final of contrasting styles. Ian was the highest England ranked player in the tournament (104) and this was his sixth County Singles Title. Haddenham's Sanga Quamina had a good run to the semi final (losing to Musk) and beating Bierton's Craig Brown in the quarter final. All on his birthday! In the other semi final Rob had beaten ex Tring and Sports player Steve Munson.

Mens Doubles : winners Rob and Nick Hansell (Sports)

Veterans Singles: Winner John Cooper, Runner Up Dave Wackrill, both Sports players John won 11-9 in the fifth set.

Veterans Doubles: Winners David Wackrill and Julian Adams (Sports)

Over 55 Singles: Nick Hansell (Sports)

Congratulations to all the Aylesbury League players


James Massa takes The Riddell Trophy 2014 see Junior Table Tennis


It is with great regret that we report the recent passing of two stalwarts of Aylesbury and District Table Tennis.

Ray Lines - a secretary and player with The Electric Club in the 1980s and 1990s until the club folded in the 1997/8 season.

Den Purslow - a player in the 1960s, League Treasurer from 1978 to 1981, Vice President in 1983/4, then President from 1985 until 1996. He was associated with clubs playing out of Stoke Mandeville Stadium and others in his early playing career.

Both Den and Ray gave their time freely to the development of Table Tennis in and around Aylesbury and our condolences go to their families at this sad time.


Jon Abungan recently won the first UK Filipino Table Tennis Tournament beating a number of strong entrants from around Great Britain. Go to rogues gallery to see picture

The FTTA tournament is the very first all Filipino tournament in the UK.

About 24 players attended the event and well supported by family and friends.

Umpired by Sherwin Remata and JoJo Soñorin Philippine representative in the world ping pong championship and Paris World Cup.

All Filipinos table tennis players were invited and some strong players from London.

Venue Moberly Sports Centre in London Where some of the top UK and Scotland players practice.



A Young Lady, aged 10, and known to some of us in Aylesbury and District Table Tennis is trying to raise money for Whizz-Kidz, a wheelchair charity. See her story on

and any small donation will go to a supremely good cause.



UKCC level one coaching course seeContact & Links




Aylesbury Sports Table Tennis Club held its annual Arthur Hurst handicap Cup competition at Elmhurst on 9 August. Defending Champion, Bill McCafferty, progressed well from the group stages until meeting newcomer, Matthew Rutt, in the quarter finals. Mark Pierce, Dafna Dekel and Terry Lau were other newcomers to succeed from the group stages alongside youngster, Joe Gerrans, and old stagers, Nobby Tennison, Frank Hardy, Sam Veragoo, Pete Edwards and Bill. Whilst Nobby and Frank managed to overcome their younger opponents, Pete came unstuck against the ever improving Joe Gerrans and Bill found Matthew too resilient. In the semi finals Nobby ground out a solid win against Frank winning by 3 points but Matthew surprised Joe with his resolute defence and sudden rolling spin attacks. This brought Matt and Nobby together for the final. Having already faced each other in a group where Matt won by 1 point, the final was a dogged affair with Nobby playing well despite the stress on his stamina. However, Matt won more easily this time around and becomes the new Arthur Hurst Cup Champion at Aylesbury Sports Club. Many congratulations, Matt.

In the plate event a thrilling set of matches were seen between Dave Wackrill and another newcomer, Biao Wang and then between Brian McMullan and Biao in the final. Biao won with his penhold backhand attack much to the fore.



ICEBERG WIN SUMMER LEAGUE 2013 see League Tables for reports

Summer League Finalists

Gerry Saunders (Iceberg), David Mosley & Roger Shelton (Tring Cockerels)

see Summer League and League Tables for reports andResults So Far for stats.

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reports are on Hard Bat Competition page

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Announcement from ETTA of interest to all our players:

"Table tennis is used to changing equipment (bats, rubbers, sponges etc) and the ITTF has announced this week that, from July 2014 onward, there will be an introduction of ‘poly' balls to all ITTF competitions – replacing the current celluloid balls.

As approved by the BoD 2012, the ITTF have been testing seamless ‘plastic' balls in comparison to the celluloid balls to see if both the scientific effect and player impression of the ball is similar.

The study was conducted to find out how much speed and spin is generated when the two types of balls hit the racket under conditions that correspond to typical table tennis strokes.

The testing helped to highlight the two production methods: one by glueing two halves together, as used for celluloid balls, while the second one is a different process called rotational moulding.

The full results of the study have been published on the   ITTF website here. "

We await announcements concerning when this change may take effect for local leagues. Presumably there will be a point at which manufacturers changeover and celluloid balls are no longer available.



(see Bucks Herald for 29 May)


Anthony Gorman sweeps the board at Annual Tournament 2013.seerogues gallery

Haddenham B stalwart, Anthony Gorman, took the honours on Saturday 13 April, winning the Men's Singles, Veterans Singles and partnering Tim Cheek to win the Men's Doubles events. Standards were high and competition keen amongst the Premier Division's top players from whom last year's winner, Alan Cherry, was unfortunately missing. Anthony moved through his side of the draw beating Bellingdon's, Lawrence Chamberlain and Haddenham A's, Mark Scott to meet Darren Palmer in the final. Darren had disposed of Dave Wackrill and then his Haddenham A team mate, Andy Misseldine, in the semi final. In a fast flowing final with excellent attacking rallies, Anthony always had the edge and won 7,7 and 5.

The Vets singles was also competitive. Anthony won against Dave Wackrill and then faced Brian McMullan in the semi final, following his exhilarating triumph against top seed, Andy Misseldine. This time he was less successfull as Anthony moved through to meet Mark Scott in the final. Mark had overcome Ridgeway's Dawn Pearce and then Aylesbury Sports' Chris Haines. Anthony was not to be denied and again his speed and touch was effective in beating Mark 6,8 and 6.

The Men's Doubles event was the first event of the day and attracted an excellent array of top doubles players. Anthony partnered Tim Cheek from Aylesbury Sports and moved through beating Chris Haines and Dave Wackrill to face Andy Misseldine and Mark Scott in the semi final. They won in 4 sets to face Lawrence Chamberlain and Jim Welch from Bellingdon in the final. Lawrence and Jim had overcome Brian McMullan and Nick Cresswell to meet Jon Abungan and Darren Palmer in the semi final. This was a hard fought 5 set match which they took 11 - 8 in the fifth set. The final was a showpiece for good doubles play with Gorman and Cheek winning the first set 12 -10. The match ebbed and flowed into 5 sets with Lawrence and Jim losing 11 -6 in the fifth set.

The Super Vets was again won by Dave Wackrill, champion from last year and four times the winner of this event. Brian McMullan was runner up. The Handicap event was won by Tring's Matt George who played well all day. He beat Clive Westbury from Aylesbury Sports. Andy Misseldine and Dawn Pearce took the mixed doubles with Jon Abungan and Lianne Fisher the runners up. In the Divisional events Paul Unwin saw off the challenge from Bucks CC's Stuart Brewer to win the Division Three Title and Joe Gerrans from Sports fought hard and strong to beat firstly, Matt George in the semi final of the Division Two event, then Anthony McCormack, both from Tring,in the final. The lack of entries for Division One, Ladies and Ladies Doubles meant that these events were withdrawn this year.




Look at rogues gallery see if you can identify some players from 1980

For Results and reports look at Results,League Tables,Player Stats

For older reports go to Archive


Table Tennis (and Golf) breaks seeContact & Links


(Apologies to Joe - The Bucks Herald have inaccurately reported the result)


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Interested in joining the 100 Club see About


Bromfield Trophy 2012

Well done Rose and Georgina

Rosemary Luscombe and Georgina Lark represented the Aylesbury League and Samantha Lai and Jasmine Chan represented North Middlesex in the Bromfield Trophy. North Middlesex started well with Jasmine beating Rosemary in four games before Samantha increased the North Middlesex lead with a straight win over Georgina. Another win for North Middlesex in the doubles saw them clinch the title. Aylesbury prevented a whitewash when Georgina gained an excellent win for Aylesbury over Jasmine to bring the final result to 4-1.

The doubles was lost 3-0 but could have gone either way with the scores being 13/11, 11/9,11/7. For photo go to Junior Table Tennis


As our last season drew to a close sad news came in that two stalwarts of Aylesbury and District Table Tennis were no longer with us.

Keith Creser who will live long in our memories having taken part all of last season.

Ray Harwood - A strong Premier Division player who left the Aylesbury season within the last six years but who sadly passed away recently.

The League sends its condolences to their families, we are thinking of you and will always remember both players and the spirit they showed when playing table tennis.

This note was added to the website on 6 May 2012.


Alan Cherry wins Mens and Vets Singles 2012 seeTournaments



Andy Misseldine competed in the 2012 Wycombe Tournament together with his Haddenham compatriot, Mark Scott, Ridgeway's Dawn Pearce and Sports stars, Nick and Robert Hansell. Andy took the Veterans Cup but was beaten in a tough semi final of the men's event by Mark 11-9 in the fifth set. Mark met Robert in the Final losing 3 – 1. Andy and Mark joined forces to take the men's doubles beating Robert and Nick Hansell. Dawn Pearce lost to Mary Heffernan in the Ladies Singles but partnered Robert to a fine mixed doubles win.


WELL DONE ANDY see rogues gallery

Andy Misseldine won the Oxford Table Tennis League Division 1 title, the Hewitt Cup, for the 2nd time by beating Jingyu Sun 11-5 in the decider.  Sun appeared to be in good form as he beat Karl Bushell in straight sets in the semis, and most neutrals would have tipped Sun to retain this title this time as it is hard to imagine Sun losing.  Misseldine certainly had the longer route in the semis, going all the way with Pavel Jaskolski.  The final itself saw Sun firing across very low fast loops at Misseldine, and Misseldine trying to block these loops.  It was all Sun in the 1st game, but Misseldine got his block working at its best by the end of the 2nd as the score got to 10-10 and they remained locked till Misseldine finally broke the deadlock 17-15.  He slipped in the 3rd, but equalised by snatching the 4th 13-11.  By the 5th, it was all going Misseldine's way and he ran out the winner 11-5.

Matt is 2012 Junior Champion see Junior Table Tennis

Joe and Matt give all in The Carter Cup see Junior Table Tennis


Aaron Taylor, Winner of The Riddell Tournament 2012 with League Chairman, Jim Styles



Vale Table Tennis Champions, Haddenham A, gave a good account of themselves on Saturday 14 January at the Queens School Sports Complex in Aldenham Road, North Bushey in the English Leagues Competition, The Wilmott Cup. Darren Palmer and Mark Scott competed without the injured Andy Misseldine against a team that represented St Albans, Hatfield and Welwyn (SHAW) and a team from Watford on the day, with the team that came top of the group proceeding to the finals day in June.

In their encounter with SHAW our team came up against father and son combination, Jimmy and Luke Walsh with Jimmy currently in the top 20 national rankings. Whilst Darren and Mark fought valiantly they could not prevent a 5 – 0 loss. In fact former national players thought they were unlucky to lose so heavily. The Aylesbury team did us proud when they played the Watford team this time winning 5 – 0 with some ease.

Having finished in the runners up spot for the second year running, the Aylesbury Champions will want to fight again next season having enjoyed the match enormously but were very honoured to represent the Aylesbury TT league again.

Many thanks to the Queens School Complex for staging this excellent event, and also to the supporters who turned up to watch.



For photos of the Champs go to rogues gallery

Website Photos compiled in rogues gallery

Winner of The Oxford Hard Bat Tournament 2011 was National League player KARL BUSHELL



SeeJunior Table Tennis for 2011 Junior Tournament, third title for Aaron Taylor



Aaron Taylor wins Riddell Cadet Trophy see Junior Table Tennis

Winner of Riddell Cadet Trophy 2011 - Aaron Taylor




Congratulations to Aaron Taylor from Tring Table Tennis Club in winning the 2010 under 13 Bucks County Junior Championship event at Cippenham... a fantastic achievement for Aaron, age 11, well played.


Aaron Taylor takes Riddell Trophy 2010 seeJunior Table Tennis




Junior Winner Xavier Cohen - Tring

runner up Will Shackleton - Bucks CC

Cadet Winner Will Shackleton - Bucks CC

runner up Joe Wheatley - Tring