The Geoff Reed Table Tennis Centre,
FB Fields, St Clement,
Jersey, JE2 6QN.
T: 01534 615835
Jersey Registered Charity No. 125
….to our two newly qualified International Umpires
Jersey sent a young squad of nine boys from the APPLEBY ACADEMY to the recent Table Tennis England ranking Blackpool 2* event, accompanied by coach, Martin Tupper.
Having qualified from their respective groups in the U13 Boys event, unfortunately Leon Pierre and Alfie Kelly were pitted against each other but Pierre’s gritty performance at the recent Primary Schools International in Guernsey was enough to pull him through. Pierre went on to play his best match of the tournament, agonisingly losing out 12-
In the U13 Boys Plate Noah Risby, who also gained useful experience at the International in Guernsey, raced through to the semi-
The Cadet Boys saw veteran campaigner Luc Miller sail through to the semi-
Kelly returned to the table with a vengeance in the Cadet Boys Plate taking the runner-
In April 2016, Kelsey Le Maistre helped the Byng Hall team clinch the Women’s British League Division 2 title, winning six out of ten matches.
Kelsey said “Competing in these competitions is tough but worth it when you get these kind of results. I am now looking forward to the challenge of Division one next season. I would like to say a big thank you to the Jersey Table Tennis Association who have helped me progress in my table tennis career."
On the 21st February 2016, a total of 11 candidates proudly became coaches having passed their assessments with an assessor from Table Tennis England. In order to gain the qualification they had already worked towards their DBS, Safeguarding and First Aid Certificates and attended two, one day course tutorials. Each candidate had delivered at least 2 training sessions, with evaluations, and completed a detailed portfolio on the role and responsibilities of coaches and training tasks.
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