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2015 Tauranga Travel Report

Malcolm Wong flew up to Tauranga Thursday afternoon (10 September) to run an umpiring Course that night. There were 5 attendees. Simon Gallear (Regional) and Max Henderson (Junior) were successful in qualifying as umpires. Two other juniors passed the written junior exam, of which one has passed the oral exam.

On Friday Malcolm umpired matches in the New Zealand Community Trust Aims Games, including the Girl’s Team Final and the Boy’s Doubles Final. In the weekend he was one of the Referees for the Bay of Plenty Open and Veterans Tournament. He won the D Grade Doubles with Xavier Lea.

Tauranga Umpires Course. Simon Gallear (New Regional Umpire), Malcolm Wong (Umpire Course Trainer) and Max Henderson (New Junior Umpire).
Tauranga Umpires Course.
Simon Gallear (New Regional Umpire), Malcolm Wong (Umpire Course Trainer) and Max Henderson (New Junior Umpire).
Junior Girl’s Team Winners - Tauranga Intermediate. Jasmine Young, Abby Nyhoff, Paige Edelston, Jordan-Lee Munroe-Grennell and Malcolm Wong (Umpire).
Junior Girl’s Team Winners – Tauranga Intermediate.
Jasmine Young, Abby Nyhoff, Paige Edelston, Jordan-Lee Munroe-Grennell and Malcolm Wong (Umpire).
Aims Game Boy’s Doubles Finalist.  Silver - Sang-Yong Park, Zakery McKellar (Cobham Intermediate),  Malcolm Wong (Umpire), Gold - Nathan Xu, Thomas Liang (Wairau Intermediate).
Aims Game Boy’s Doubles Finalist.
Silver – Sang-Yong Park, Zakery McKellar (Cobham Intermediate),
Malcolm Wong (Umpire), Gold – Nathan Xu, Thomas Liang (Wairau Intermediate).

– Malcolm Wong

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2014 Joola Winter Interclub Series 2: Final Results

Hi all,

Here are the full results for series 2 of TTW Joola Winter Interclub.

2014 Winter Interclub Final Results

TTW would like to say a big thank you to everyone who played and congratulations to the winners of each grade.

And thanks to NZCT for their help this season!

2014 Winter Interclub Draw & Documents

Here are the draws for Series I – starting this week:

Premier – Series 1
Division 1 – Series 1
Division 2 – Series 1
Division 3 – Series 1

Also note:
Rules: 2014 Winter Interclub rules
Code of Conduct: 2014 Code of Conduct

Thanks to NZCT for their support

TTW Junior Development Tournament – August 2010

This tournament is being held on Sunday August 22.

Age groups are U12, U14 and U17.

Please refer to the Junior Development Entry Aug 2010 for more information.

NZL Junior Nationals-Day 2

July 8, day two at the New Zealand National Junior Championships saw TTW teams play a total of 13 team matches.

The under 15 girls team continued to impress with a 5-0 win over Counties Manukau ‘B’ and a narrow 2-3 loss to Counties Manukau ‘A’ .

In the U/18 Boys team event the TTW team had a 5-0 win over Canturbury,  next we played Tahiti who defeated us 3-2 despite Thom Nguyn leading  the way for Wellington with a  clear 3-0 win over Oceania top 5 U/18 ranked Ocean Belrose and a second singles win.  Later in the day the U/18 team went down 3-2 to the visiting Victorian team and again Thom Nguyen performed well with  a 12-10 win in the fifth over Edward Anderson-Higginson and a win over Brodee Cookson.

The U/15 boys showed a lot of determination throughout the day recording a 3-2 win over the Auckland ‘B’ team with Conal Warrender winning two singles and Matthew Sheppard clinching the match with a 3-2 win over Eugene Yao. The big match was against the North Harbour team with the winner likely to progress through to the final against Auckland ‘A’.  Conal Warrender started well with a 3-2 win, Matthew Sheppard then lost a close match 1-3 before teaming up with Caleb Magan to play a blinder in the doubles. Wellington won the doubles to lead 2-1. The next two matches produced some great table tennis but unfortunately the contest ended in a 3-2 win for the North Harbour team.

U/15 TTW Girls Lead The Way On Day One of Championships

Wellington made a good start in the Under 15 girl’s ‘A’ grade competition with a 5-0 win against North Harbour ‘B’ .  11 year old Angela Chapmen recorded her first victory at National level pairing with Maddy Nash in a 3-0 doubles win and then defeated  Iris Liu 3-0 to make it two wins.

In the new U/13 team events Wellingon ‘B’ were narrowly beaten by Waitemata ‘A’ 3-2. Mats Olsthoorn performed well teaming up with Ben Westenra to win a doubles and also won his singles match.

In the U/18 Boys team event Wellingto played  Auckland ‘A’ with Thom Nguyen recording a 3-1 victory over Z Cheng.  Thom  also had a very exciting  5 set match with Lingnan Kong , where he led 2 sets to nil but unfoutunately lost 3-2. Delano Lam lost 3-0 against Oliver Scarlett and Jeffrey Chin lost 3-1 to Oliver Scarlett. Auckland also won the doubles and Wellington lost 4-1.

Overall Wellington Team Manager Russell Stoupe commented ‘It’s been great to have so much support from the other parents that are here. Everyone is working incredibly hard to look  after the boys and girls which is enabling the team to play to their full potential. Looking forward to some great matches through the coming week.”

Junior’s preparing for 2010 NZL Junior Championships

The 2010 New Zealand Junior National Championship are being hosted by Auckland from July 7th – July 11th.  The following teams have been selected to represent Wellington at the Championships:

Under 18 Boys Team

Thom Nyugen, Delano Lam, Jeffrey Chin

Under 18 Girls Draft Player

Lisa Yue

Under 15 Boys Team

Connal Warrender, Matthew Sheppard, Caleb Magan

Under 15 Girls Team

Maddy Nash, Ellen Xiong, Angela Chapmen

Under 13 Boys Team ‘A’

George Stoupe, Sean Hanson, Adam Xiong

Under 13 Boys Team ‘B’

David Van Drimmelen, Ben Westenra, Mats Olsthoorn

TTW Junior Developing Tournament – 27 June, 2010

To be held at Empire Stadium on Sunday, June 27.

U14 from 10am to 1pm

U12 and U16 from 1pm to 4pm

Junior Development Entry

Entries close Thursday June 24. Please email entries to secretary@ttwellington.org.nz

Waterloo Junior Club visit

The Waterloo Junior Club is based out of the Waterloo School Hall in Waterloo. The junior club night is every friday from 7.00-9.30pm. On Friday May 7  TTW coach Andrew Hubbard made a visit to the club. Waterloo club coach Alan Costley commented that the club has been running well with full attendances. He is being assisted in the running of the club by Brian Pearson and Premier player Steve Chapmen.  Andrew commented on the improvement seen in many promising young players including Sean Hanson, Rueben Reid and Jessica Pearson. Andrew also took note of the  talented ‘Chapmen’ sisters Samantha and Angela.

North Island Under 15 Boys Doubles Champions

Congratulations Matthew Sheppard and Caleb Magan (both Waterloo club). Winners of the 2010 North Island Under 15 Boys doubles title.

Karori Table Tennis Club – Training in the VIP room

On Monday 10 May TTW Coach Andrew Hubbard carried out a coaching visit to the Karori Club. The Karori club operate out of the Karori Recreational Center, which is just behind the Karori library. Junior and Senior Club run on Monday nights and  are combined with the junior club running from 7.00-8.15pm, with a light supper  afterwards. Seniors start at 8.15pm and go until 10.00pm sharp with the center closing then.

Club Stalwart Jack Ho commented that the club has been running well with good numbers of both juniors and seniors attending the club. He’s excited by some of the young talent coming through at the club including Owen Su, Ben Westenra and David Van Drimmelin.

Andrew carried out two hours of multi-ball training with a number of enthusiastic club members on the new donic tables in the VIP room. Want to know more, get along to one of the Karori clubnights to find out.

Wairarapa Visit – Red Star Veteran club active and encouraging youth.

At the invitation of the Red Star Veteran Table Tennis Club TTW Coach Andrew Hubbard made a visit to the club which is situated in Masterton to carry out a day long coaching clinic. Des Orange who is the current Secretary and Treasurer organised the visit and explained “The club currently operates on a Tuesday morning from 9-12 and we normally get 20-25 people, on Thursday we have a club night from 5-7 and get 10-15 players along. It’s normally veterans who are encouraging younger players to come along. We play an annual fixture against Tawa and Kapiti Coast and try to support the Wellington vets tournaments.”

When asked for sometime positive that was happening and a negative Des replied ” Something positive is that the players that we do have are really keen and theres a great club spirit. Many of them travel quite a way to get home every week. Our main problem is trying to get people interested in admin roles.”

TTW Coach Andrew Hubbard commented that he enjoyed the visit,  saw a lot of improvement, needed to ‘slow’ a few players down during the ‘crossover’ footwork drills and is looking forward to a return visit.

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