The Geoff Reed Table Tennis Centre,
FB Fields, St Clement,
Jersey, JE2 6QN.
T: 01534 615835
Jersey Registered Charity No. 125
Jersey sent a team of six juniors to the Eggbuckland Community College in Plymouth to compete in the U13, U15 and U18 events. The Jersey team were Kathryn & Hannah Silcock, Pia Gurner, Liliana Andrade, Leon Pierre & Noah Risby. The JTTA lead coach was John Barden. The trip was organised by Audrey and Martin Tupper.
As well as the actual tournament on Sunday, 17 February, a training session was organised on Saturday, 16 February, with other juniors from Plymouth and Brighton under Paul Whiting, a UKCC Level 4 Coach, to gain valuable experience in training and competing against new playing styles. This was great experience for the Jersey team.
Here are some of the highlights as recorded by Paul Silcock, which include:
The team representing Jersey were Jack Mills, Luc Miller, Chris Morshead and Max Tupper. In the Senior British League. Follow the SBL link for their progress.
CONGRATULATIONS to Tanguy Billet-
Jersey’s Top 12 qualifiers competed in the Guernsey CI Open Top 12. Gary Dodd of Guernsey won his 9th title with Marius Cieminski being Jersey’s top player in third place.
Ken Quirk’s Bat & Ball team came over to compete against Jersey and won 43 to Jersey’s 37.
1st Ben Foss
2nd Leon Pierre
3rd Ryan Bichard
On 29 October, 2018 Alfie Sutherland won the Autumn Handicap, beating Mick Molyneaux in the final. This is a new competition, so in winning Alfie is the first winner of the trophy dedicated in memory of a stalwart of Jersey Table Tennis -
A busy hall saw 24 players take part, with a range of players from all the divisions of the Investec League and a few social only players. Each player received a handicap based on either their league form or their social playing standard. The aim of a handicap tournament is to give anyone a chance of winning and to have some very close games.
The quarter finals saw a good mixture of the divisions represented, which saw Peter Hinds from Division 2 reaching the semis at the expense of Hannah Silcock from Division 3 and Jon Webster from Division 3 winning through against Jeff Vincent. Jon had a close game with Division 1's Alfie Sutherland in the semi as did Mick Molyneaux with Peter Hinds.
All proceeds raised were donated to CHRISTIAN AID, a charity that Ed spent many an hour raising funds for.
29 October, 2018
Jersey entered the Home Countries Veterans Championships for the first time at the Sport Wales National Centre in Cardiff on 7-
We had good success, especially Kay who won Silver medals for both the individual singles and doubles. The team did well in beating Guernsey and the Isle of Man and also a close 4:3 loss to Wales.
This was a new competition in memory of Geoff Reed and took place at the Geoff Reed Table Tennis Centre (GRTTC). All donations went to EYECAN (formerly the Jersey Blind Society).
Last night, Eugene ‘Yogi’ Ellis rolled back the years to win the inaugural Magicball Cup by defeating Tyler Gosselin 3-
The competition was quite open with Liliana Andrade, Kathryn and Hannah Silcock leading the way for the junior girls into the knockout rounds, Hannah narrowly missing out on the opportunity for a place in the quarter finals. The quarter finals saw Martin Tupper edge past Mick Molyneuax to secure a semi final berth against Tyler Gosselin who overcame Chris Pursley. In the bottom half of the draw the Association’s new President, Paul Routier MBE, missed out against Jack Mills for a place in the semis against Yogi who beat David Le Clercq in his quarter final. Tyler won his semifinal to set up a final against Yogi. It was almost as if it were scripted for Yogi to reach the final of the Magicball Cup as Geoff had been his coach, mentor and friend, with Yogi having won numerous Island and Channel Island titles over the years at both junior and senior level with Geoff in his corner coaching him. Despite the fine efforts of Tyler, nothing was going to stand between Yogi winning the trophy, with all present recognising the symbolic nature of Yogi’s win and a fitting way to start our new season. The Investec League starts on 1 October 2018.
Paul Routier, MBE
26 Sep 2018
Follow the British League link to keep up with Luc Miller and Jack Mills, who qualified for Jersey's first season in the Senior British League.
World Champion coach, FERENC KARSAI, was in Jersey this week running a table tennis summer camp at the Geoff Reed Table Tennis Centre. As part of the European Table Tennis Union (‘ETTU’) outreach to affiliate members, Ferenc delivered a programme to the Island’s juniors (age 11-
For 2 evenings Ferenc gave presentations to the local JTTA coaching team, focussing on (1) multi-
Head coach, Martin Tupper, said “The JTTA really enjoyed hosting a coach of the calibre and experience of Ferenc Karsai in Jersey. He was a 'big hit' with both our juniors and coaching team. Living on an island it is difficult for our coaches to gain access to continued professional development in table tennis coaching so we appreciated the support given to us by the ETTU. What we all learned from Ferenc will go a long way to shaping our coaching programmes and practice routines for the juniors in the future and improve the standard of coaching across the JTTA.”
Vice President and Head Coach -
29 July, 2019
CONGRATULATIONS to Mike Lefebvre for winning the President’s Award at the JTTA Annual Dinner and to all the other people given awards. They are well deserved for their contribution to table tennis through the 2018/2019 season -
CONGRATULATIONS to Jersey as the clear winners of the Island Games in Gibraltar this year with 33 Gold, 31 Silver and 29 Bronze medals. Team Jersey was sponsored by K-
GOLD Men’s Doubles (Luc Miller & Jordan Wykes)
SILVER Team event
BRONZE Men’s Singles (Jordan Wykes)
CONGRATULATIONS to Luc Miller and Jordan Wykes for winning GOLD in the in men’s doubles. Both boys are a credit to Jersey table tennis and every coach who ever worked with them. They always train hard and are fully focused on what they want to achieve.
Jersey table tennis continues to grow and develop. This is a team event and every single person has contributed to a great performance this year! WELL DONE to all the Jersey Team.
The tournament was hosted in Guernsey, with visiting teams from England, Wales, Scotland, Ireland, the Isle of Man and Jersey. For the GTTA results and photos and our Gallery photos taken by Mike Lefebvre follow the links below.
CONGRATULATIONS go to Leon and Hannah for reaching the Quarter Finals of the main KO competition for Under 14 boys and girls; Luca for his quarterfinal place in the Under 14 plate competition and to Thomas and Tanguy for reaching the semi-
WELL DONE to Max, Alfie and Noah for reaching the main KO stage for Under 16 Boys; Declan for reaching the semi-
2 July, 2019
CONGRATULATIONS to Jersey’s Tyler Gosselin, Luc Miller and Mariusz Cieminski for winning the GREEN in an entertaining final against Guernsey Table Tennis Association’s Joshua & Lawrence Stacy and Ben Foss. Jersey’s first win since 2015. Luc Miller deserved man of the match In the GREEN final. CONGRATULATIONS also to Guernsey for winning the tournament against Jersey (Guernsey 58 Jersey 52) -
Results & Gallery Photos taken by Mike Lefebvre
The tournament took place in association with AVIS at the Geoff Reed Centre on Friday 19 April to Sunday 21 April. Play commenced at 9am each day until 5pm. A great final to finish the Jersey Grand Prix with top seed Russian, Gregory Vlasov, came from behind to defeat England’s, Darius Knight, 3-
CONGRATULATIONS also goes to Sarah Menghistab from Grantham College Table Tennis Academy for winning the Jersey Grand Prix Under 21 women’s competition. Tiana Dennison was a worthy runner up!
Results & Gallery Photos taken by Paul Routier
Another great time for those that participated in this year's Love Hearts Appeal Tournament at the Geoff Reed Centre on Sunday afternoon. The event was open to all ages with good family fun and was kindly supported by K-
19 Apr 2019
7 April, 2019
The Island Championships sponsored by INVESTEC came to a close on Saturday at the Geoff Reed Table Tennis Centre, FB Fields. CONGRATULATIONS to all the winners. Our patron, His Excellency the Lieutenant-
Following their success in February, the Jersey team represented by Jack Mills, Luc Miller, Chris Morshead and Max Tupper did well in Harlow. Success on Day 1 of the final weekend in the British League for the Jersey men’s senior team. Luc Miller, Jack Mills, Chris Morshead and the well-
17 March, 2019
CONGRATULATIONS to Chris Morshead and Tyler Gosselin for winning the Divisional 1 Doubles Competition against Jack Mills and Mariusz Cieminski on Wednesday evening.
In Group 1 the top seeds of Jack & Mariusz qualified winning all three games without dropping a set. The veteran double pairing of Paul Routier and Martin Tupper also progressed by winning 2 of their group matches. It could have been different for them as their opening match was against the girl’s team of Irene Bree and Kathryn Silcock. The girls raced to a 2-
Onto group 2 and Tyler and Chris qualified as winners of the group with 3 wins. The match of the group though involved Tanguy & Thomas playing Chris and Tyler. The young pairing raced to a 2-
Onto the semi-
15 March, 2019
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