Well Done Weston Wizards!
This season the WSMDTTA entered a team, the Weston Wizards, into the Bristol & District Junior League.
The league was played over 6 Sundays throughout the season and was organised as 8 teams in division 1 and 10 teams in division 2.
Our players Isaac Nicholas (N&B TTC) and Tom Lee (N&B TTC /C&C Banwell) were 12 year old beginners having only played for approximately 6 months. They were placed in division 2 with hopes of finishing in mid–table.
They started nervously in the early sessions but grew in confidence as the competition progressed and ended the competition undefeated and in 1st place.
Individually, Tom only lost 3 matches out of 30 while Isaac lost 4 out of 34 putting them at the top of the averages for the division, an outstanding achievement.
Tom & Isaac, both pupils of the Churchill Academy, have worked very hard over the last 6 months both in practice and in coaching and thoroughly deserve to win the division.
It is worth mentioning that in the final session, Tom was on holiday so Simon Palmer (Hans Price Academy) was drafted in to complete the matches which he duly did beating all of his opponents and helping to maintain the team’s unbeaten record.
As a result of the excellent performances of the Weston Wizards several enquiries have been received from players and parents asking what table tennis was available in Weston-super-Mare and where can they get coaching.
The Wizards are winners and we should congratulate them on their well earned success.
WSMDTTA Coaching & Development Officer