The opening weekend of the National Junior League took place on Sunday 11th December in Milton Keynes.
The team of Ben Aldridge, Adam Koszyk and Gabriella Koszyk, her first time playing in this event, competed in 3 matches in division 3 in a best of nine format.
The team started off successfully with a 9-0 win against Highfield C.
This was followed by the toughest match of the day against Banbury: Ben lost the opening game to Toby Dow, followed by another loss from Adam against George Fyre. Gabriella put us back on track with a 3-1 win against Ben Shanykugn but Ben was pushed too far by Ben Fyre, losing in 5. Gabriella couldn’t extend her winning run, going down to Toby Dow and George Fyre, but Adam and Ben pulled it back, winning their final games resulting in a 4-5 loss.
The final game was against Warren Springs B which the team won 8-1. The score does not reflect the tight nature of the hard fought and long match with 3 games going to 5 ends.
These results should mean that the team compete in division 2 on their second day.
Well done to all the players – it was an enjoyable day with everyone giving their best.
Westfield: Left to right. Gabriela Koszyk, Adam Koszyk, Ben Aldridge
On Sunday 27th November, the cadet team of Prithvi Menon, Adam Koszyk and Tor West - Ley represented Westfield TTC in the second round of the National Cadet League at the Birmingham Table Tennis Centre.
They started off their day with a 5-1 win over Birmingham 4, Adam lost to Jaydon Baker, but a broken finger hampered his play; despite the one loss this was a good, solid start.
Next up was Birmingham 3 which proved a competitive game, finishing with a 4-2 win. Prithvi got us off to a strong start with a 3-0 win over Adrian Li; Adam was next up against Gopal Rathore and won in 4 deuce ends. Tor was then unlucky to lose in 4 close ends to Nokulus Lam before Adam and Prithvi extended the lead.
Colebridge C was the next opponent, and this proved another comfortable affair with a 6-1 win.
Our penultimate match of the day was against Colebridge D with all the games being won in 3, leaving the final match against Knighton Park, the other undefeated team. This proved one game too far which we lost 1-5, Prithvi being the only player to be successful. The final placing means the team should then be placed in the top division for the forthcoming matches.
Well done to all players on another successful day! Thanks, again, to their families for their help with transport and support.

Evening everyone

For week commencing 19th December, the Table Tennis Club will be open as follows:
Monday 19th December
6pm - 7.30pm: Junior Coaching
7.30pm - 9.30pm: Open Practise
Tuesday 20th December
League matches (of which there are only 2!)
There will be room for people to practise on one side of the hall (from 7.30pm) if they so wish.
Tuesday 3rd January 2023
League matches (of which there are only 2!)
There will be room for people to practise on one side of the hall (from 7.30pm) if they so wish.
Thursday 5th January 2023
6pm - 7.30pm: Junior Coaching
7.30pm - 9.45pm: Open Practise
If I don't bump into you before the 25th, then I wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy 2023.
Kind regards.
Kevin Bird
Westfield TTC


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