27 Jan
Junior Coaching
Date Thu, 27 January 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
To book a place on the Junior Coaching session go to: https://westfield.expressmonitoring.com/

On Sunday 9th January, the cadet team of Ben Aldridge, Adam Koszyk and Shivam Gopal represented Westfield TTC in the National Cadet League at the Sycamore Club in Nottigham. With the withrdrawal of 3 Peterborough teams, the contest was changed from the expected 2 divisions back to one division of 5.

They started off their campaign against West Bridgeford with a 3 all draw; there were some very close games - Adam worked hard to come from 2-0 down to win in the fifth set; Ben was unlucky to lose a close game to 9 in the fifth and Shivam managed to close his game down in the fifth.

The next match against Cliffdale Chandlers was an easier affair which was won 5-1, with Ben and Adam winning all their games and Shivam dropping one very close game, each end by 11-9. 

Their third match against Knighton Park was a tougher game with Adam picking up the only honours to lose 5-1 overall.

Nottingham was their final opponent - a great way to finish the day with a 6-0 win.

The succesful day left us second in the table, 5 points behind Knighton Park with a final weekend to play in March.

Well done to the players for their sustained efforts, especially as Adam and Ben had played in the Junior league the previous day.

With thanks to their families for their continued support.

Ian Yarnall

Team Captain

The same team of Ben Aldridge, Alex Elsom and Adam Koszyk travelled to Birmingham for day 3 of National Junior League.

Cheslyn Hay Tigers were our round one opponents, and we made short work of the match, winning 6-0 and only dropping one leg in the process! An excellent start.

Round two and our opponents were Birmngham 4. Another good performance and another 6-0 win, although Ben did find Roan Paul's style awkward, and had to dig deep to win 12-10 in the fifth!

Round three and our opponents are Colebridge C. First game saw Ben against Colebridge number two Hong Kit Ng (who proved to be a real handful). Ben was trailing 2-0 and 10-6,  but some well executed points saw him level at deuce and then take the next two points to win the end. This gave Ben renewed energy and belief, and he won the next two ends 11-5, 11-8 for a great win. Alex had his own five-end battle, this time being pegged back from 2-0 to 2-2, but he managed to compose himself in the fifth for a fine win. Adam was on game three and he, like Ben, had to battle back from 2-0 down. He did so with some great play, which saw him ease through 11-9 in the fifth. Three close games all going Westfield's way. Ben and Alex both won their secind matches, but Adam found Hong Kit Ng too strong and went down 3-0. A battling 5-1 kept us at the top of the table.

Round four and we are up against the the Lillington 'Giants'. In all my years of table tennis, I have never seen a team full six foot (plus) juniors! Morgan Page proved the star man for Lillington, using his deadly backhand to beat both Adam and Alex. Ben was untroubled for his two wins.

The final round of the day saw us against Birmingham 3, who were a decent team. At this point Alex and Adam were starting to feel the effects of their earliers efforts and both struggled. Adam did managed to pick up one point but Alex drew a blank. No such worries for Ben, who cruised to a brace. Final result 3-3.

There were some great performances during the day's play, and for Ben to remain undefeated was very impressive. Roll on Day 4.

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Just a quick note to confirm that the Club is NOT open this evening (Thursday 23rd December).
 
We hope to start the sessions again on Thursday Jan 6th 2022. Please keep an eye on our website for announcements.
 
Wishing you all a safe and merry Christmas.
 
Kind regards.
 
--
Kevin Bird
Westfield TTC

Due to the unavailability of lead coaches, the Club will not be open on Monday 20th December.

Because of the rapid increase in Covid cases, league matches for Tuesday 21st December are under review. A decision as to whether these go ahead will be made tomorrow afternoon/evening (Monday 20th).

League matches should resume on Tuesday 4th January 2022, but please keep checking the website for further updates.

If I don't see you on Tuesday, here's to a happy and healthy Christmas and New Year.

Stay safe everyone.

--

Kevin Bird

A member of the Club has generously donated a large collection of table tennis bats, blades and rubbers, which we are looking to sell at very reasonable prices. We are holding an equipment sale next Thursday (9th December), and you are welcome to come along, see if there is anything of interest, and 'try-before-you-buy'. We will be accepting card and cash payments. Sale starts at 7.30pm. Look forward to seeing you all on the 9th.

Day 1 - Saturday 16th October
The Westfield trio of Ben Aldridge, Alex Elsom and Adam Koszyk travelled to Birmingham to play the first round of National Junior League.
Round 1 saw them play Birmingham Academy 3. Ben and Alex both won twice, and Adam won his second match after losing a close five-ender in his first.
Round 2 was against Cheslyn Hay Tigers. Again, Westfield ran out 5-1 winners, with Ben and Adam wining two apeice and Alex picking up the single.
Colebridge B were our opponents in Round 3, and werre much stronger opposition. Colebridge were 5-1 winners, with Aex picking up a consolation win in game 6.
Round 4 and Westfield were back on the wining trail, this time against Birmginham 4. Alex, Ben and Adam all picked up two wins to run out 6-0 winners.
Last round of the day was against a very strong Lillington A. Ben was the only player able to pick up a leg, as Lillington showed their class and ran out comfortable 6-0 winners.

Day 2 - Saturday 27th October
The same trio of players returned to Birmingham for Day 2 of NJL. This time we were placed into Division 2. With six teams in the division, there were fice rounds of matches.
Round 1 saw us play Birmingham 3. This was the second time we had played this team, and this time we went one better and won 6-0.
Round 2 was against Birmingham 2, who justified their higher ranking and ran out 4-2 winners. The result was not a fair reflection of the match, with a lot of close ends that didn't go our way.
Next up Lillington B, who ran out 6-0 winners. Again, some ecellent table tennis was played without reward.
Round 4 saw us play Cheslyn Hay Lions, and again, another battling display by the boys but for no reward, Cheslyn running out 6-0 winners.
Our last round was against Bronsgrove, who arguably had the two best players in the division, if not the league. Afer so many close games and six hours of table tennis, all three boys were showing signs of fatigue. Alex managed to keep it together for his last match and won 3-2 to pick up a consolation point.

Pictures of the result sheets can be found below.

The boys have been a pleassure to coach, and special menton should also go to Gabriela Koszyk who volunteered to umpire throughout the day.

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Left to right: Gabriela Koszyk, Ben Aldridge, Adam Koszyk, Alex Elsom.

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On Sunday 21st November, the cadet team of Ben Aldridge, Adam Koszyk and Shivam Gopal represented Westfield TTC in the National Cadet League at the Sycamore Club in Nottigham. Each player contested 2 games per match.

They started off their campaign against Nottigham with a well-earned 6-0 win. The next match against Peterborough Archway B was a tougher affair which they pulled back from 3-1 down to draw 3-3, with the players sharing the honours, winning one game each. Their third match was against West Bridgeford which they won 4-2 with Shvan winning 2, and Ben and Adam winning 1 apiece. Peterborough Archway C was their final opponent; this was another hard fought match resulting in a 3-all draw, again all players were victorious once.

Well done to Ben, Adam and Shivam!

The succesful first day left us second in the table agaisnt runaway leaders Peterborough Archway A who we will play on the second of the 4 day ocompetition in December.

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Congratulations go to Ben Aldridge and Adam Koszyk on becoming County Cadet champion and runner-up (respectively). Ben and Adam both won their respective groups, then semi-finals to face eachother in the final. Adam started well, winning the first game, but a change of tactic from Ben saw him win the next three ends to win the match and lift the trophy.

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Left to right: Adam Koszyk (runner-up), Ben Aldridge (Champion)

Westfield TT Kidz

The Committee has decided to continue with the 'pay-as-you-play' membership for the coming season. Each visit to the club, whether league match, coaching or practise, should be booked and paid for in advance. We will have a Duty Manager in attendance to take contactless payments, but please help to reduce their workload by paying beforehand.

Membership for the coming season (which runs 1st September 2021 - 31st August 2022) is as follows. 

Juniors
Membership fee: £15
Attendance fee: £3.50 per visit, for 23 visits. Attendance is free after 23 visits (max 2 free visits a week. Additional visits can be paid for. £3.50 per visit).
Local League fee: £10 for each league you wish to play in.
Non-member attendance. £5 per visit
 
Seniors 
Membership fee: £25
Attendance fee: £5 per visit, for 23 visits. Attendance is free after 23 visits (max 2 free visits a week. Additional visits can be paid for. £5 per visit).
Local League fee: £10 for each league you wish to play in
Non-member attendance. £7 per visit
 
If you have any questions, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 
--
Kevin Bird
Westfield TTC

With restrictions easing from next Monday (19th July), there will be no requirement to book into bubbles, so instead of booking a table, you just book yourself in to attend a session. There will be 30 slots available, which means the table tennis hall will be limited to 30 players and a maximum of 14 tables. Booking a slot is on a 'first come, first served' basis. You will also be able to turn up on the night and pay the Duty Manager (as we now have a card reader for contactless transactions), but please note that 30 is our absolute limit. If you arrive without having booked in and the session is full, you will not be able to play.

We also ask that face masks are worn when entering/leaving the venue, and when not playing. This is Club policy.
 
For reference, the Club will be open on the following dates.
 
Monday 19th July
Adults 7.30pm - 9.45pm
 
Thursdays (Jul 22, 29, Aug 5, 12, 19, 26, Sept 2)
Juniors 6.00pm - 7.30pm. Adults 7.30pm - 9.45pm
 
League Play
Hopefully your team captain has been in touch to ask about your availability for league table tennis. If they haven't, then please chase them up, or contact me (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) if you wish to be considered for a league team. I will need to know by Sunday 25th July