The Hinckley League Closed Table Tennis Championships were held recently at the G Ward Centre with the junior events on the Saturday and senior events on the Sunday. Around sixty players took part over the two days.
The Under 11’s final saw Bevan Wale win his first trophy by defeating 9 year old Freya Wynne 11-5, 11-5, 11-8 in the final.
The Girls Open final saw Freya up against Alana Richardson, losing 8-11, 6-11, and 5-11 to the older girl Alana.
In the Under 13 event semi-finals Oliver Wynne defeated Alana Richardson and Edward Brown beat Bevan Wale to reach the final. The final was a close competitive game Brown running out as winner 11-9, 8-11, 11-9, and 11-9.
The Under 16’s event saw Callum Dale win all his group matches to reach the semis but then had to concede his match against Oliver Wynne due to a prior event in the afternoon. Edward Brown overcame Jack Dennis to meet Wynne in the final. Brown winning by 3 games to 1 to list the trophy.
The Under 19’s saw Adam Pettitt defeat Edward Brown 11-9.11-8,12-10 in a very close game, whilst in the other semi-final Jack Dennis got the better of Matthew Wynne in another close match, finally winning 11-8, 13-11, 11-7.
The final saw the more experienced Pettitt, close out the match over Dennis winning 11-8, 11-5 12-10.
In the Handicap singles Chris Thomas had a great win over Russ Pettitt to get into the final, to meet Rhys Emery who overcame Danny Whittaker in their semi-final. Thomas defeating Emery, in straight games for the title. Thomas continued his good form combining with partner Ben Bennett too overcome Kevin Edwards and Steve Brough to take the Handicap Doubles title as well.
The hard bat competition title was claimed by Alex Westerby who overcame club-mate Adam Pettitt in the final 21-19.
The Russ Pettitt Cup was won by Cameron Lightfoot who overcame Alec Downes in a four game match.
The Veterans event was won by Jason Woodfield who defeated Russ Pettitt 12-10, 11-5 11-7 to win.
The Colin Gallagher final saw Steve Bessant beat Alex Westerby to collect the trophy and the Doubles final was an epic with father and son combination Russ and Adam Pettitt overcoming Jason Woodfield and Harry White in a five game final winning 11-8, 7-11, 11-9, 9-11 & 11-7.
The Men’s Singles event had a strong entry and in the semi-finals Adam Pettitt proved just too strong for Rhys Emery but the other semi-final was another classic with Harry White beating the fancied Jason Woodfield again in a five game match to claim the other final spot. In the final despite putting up strong resistance, White could not find the necessary shots to defeat Adam Pettitt who completed a very successful weekend to lift the trophy.