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Blitz one step closer to two national titles

Blitz Table Tennis Club: Back from left: Kurt Hutson (assistant coach), James Longstaff, Chris Gamble, Harry Tomlinson, Paul Johnson (head coach). Front: Matthew Mudd, Ryan Mitchell.

Blitz Table Tennis Club: Back from left: Kurt Hutson (assistant coach), James Longstaff, Chris Gamble, Harry Tomlinson, Paul Johnson (head coach). Front: Matthew Mudd, Ryan Mitchell.

A Gainsborough table tennis club are one step closer to a double national title success, after a successful weekend for their cadet and junior teams.

Blitz Table Tennis Club are in the running for National League titles at the two age groups, after finishing day three of the competition in top spot of the respective sections.

With both teams leading their sections at the start of the day, the goal was simple, to maintain that position and keep the gap between them and second place as wide as possible.

However, both teams managed to widen the gap between them and second place, meaning that they are in a commanding position going into the final day of the competition in March.

For the cadet team (U15s), the day didn’t start off brilliantly, as one of their players couldn’t play due to illness, meaning they were one short all day.

The remaining two players, however, stepped up to the plate and put in some excellent individual performances, to beat Grimsby and Scunthorpe 5-4, and Skegness 6-3.

Ryan Mitchell remains undefeated over the course of the competition and he was well supported by Matthew Mudd, who has only lost four matches across the competition.

With the team winning all their matches, they actually managed to widen the gap between them and Sycamore in second place who struggled to keep up their form from the previous two days play.

The Junior team (U18s), carried on dominating the competition.

After three 7-2 wins over Lincoln, Market Rasen and Scunthorpe, the team extended their lead to 27 points, meaning that barring a complete disaster, the title is theirs.

Chris Gamble maintained his perfect record, while Harry Tomlinson and James Longstaff have 78 and 68 per cent records thus far.

If anyone is interested in playing table tennis, young or old then please contact head coach Paul Johnson on 07986 044680 or via email on paul@blitzttc.co.uk.

The club is open three nights a week and is based at Trent Valley Academy.

 

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