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Friday 28th June 2019 – 5-8:00pm

Chelsea Academy

News

First London Ranking Tournament of the season is another full house. Band One goes international!

In what was surely the strongest field yet in the London Community Ranking Tournaments, Band One literally sizzled with international talent including no less than four female players of international standing. But in the end it was two London based players; Bogdan Postudor and three times winner from the London Academy, Gabriel Achampong who clawed their way to the final.

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Greenhouse will host the November London Rankings Tournament

After a hugely successful first tournament of the year in the Greenhouse Centre Marylebone, we are now taking bookings for our 6th London Ranking Tournament. This will take place at the London Academy Centre in Edgware on Saturday 2nd March.

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London Community Ranking Tournaments now fully embedded in the capital

The tenth and final tournament of the season was completed with one hundred and twenty entries and some spectacular table tennis.

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Satellite tournament at the RPA soars into the stratosphere

The ninth London community ranking tournament of the 2018/19 season was a completely sold out event, held at the Richmond Park Academy, most noteworthy for the high number of young girls competing across the three bands.

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Barnes Primary Year 5’s take on the RPA and give a good account of themselves.

Things don’t always turn out as planned. What was initially planned to be a Richmond Borough Primary School contest, turned into a fascinating battle between the Year7 Richmond Park Academy team and the Year 5’s from Barnes Primary.

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West London Ping thrive at Greenhouse

Last weekend saw the eighth London Ranking Tournament unfold at the Greenhouse Sports Centre and the twenty plus West London Ping contingent gave a good account of themselves with eleven WLP combatants reaching the knockout stages and four of those reaching the quarter finals in what proved to be a very strong field.

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The first of the Satellite events proved to be a huge success

The 7th London Community Ranking Tournament, and the first of the Satellite events, proved a huge success at the Chelsea Academy last Friday. With a packed hall of twenty tables and three bands to choose from, the participants, all 75 of them, showed that satellite tournaments are the perfect companion to the full all-day ranking […]

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West London Ping Springs into Spring

Chelsea Academy Take Double Gold and Silver at this years Central London Schools Individual Qualification event. Barnes Primary School Girls take second place in South of England Championships. West London Pingers were back in action last weekend in the latest London Ranking Tournament and we welcome a new addition to the WLP family, Richmond Park Table Tennis Club

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First time victory in the Premier division!

On the second weekend of the Junior British League, the London Academy girls team of Natalia Ianau, Nomin Baasan, Annie Hedlund, Patricia Ianau and Nicole Scott dominate the Girls’ Premier Division, winning the first place title unbeaten.

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Three Silver Medals for West London Ping teams

Barnes Girls collect the silver medals in the Jack Petchey All London Championships held at the UEL on the 12th January.

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West London Ping Expands into Richmond Park

The final touches are being put in place for a new community session to be held at the Richmond Park Academy on Tuesday afternoons starting from 5th February.

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London Rankings No4: An explosive sell-out

The fourth London Community Ranking Tournament was another huge success with an over-capacity entry in all bands and a record breaking 160 plus participants. So popular have these tournaments become that the organisers had to put up the ‘Sold Out’ sign a full 48 hours before the event.

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London Rankings Make It Three successful Tournaments in a Row.

The normal procedure for sporting press releases is to highlight the glorious winner or endlessly dissect why the local favourite didn’t quite make it. It’s all fairly predictable stuff. But the London Community Table Tennis Ranking Tournaments are anything but predictable.

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The London Community Table Tennis Rankings gathers momentum

The second London Table Tennis Ranking tournament was held at the weekend with yet another impressive turnout. Over one hundred and twenty-five competitors battled for honours throughout the day

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We are taking bookings for the first LCTTR tournament of 2019

Entries are flowing in for the fifth London Ranking Tournament, this latest one to be held at the spectacular new Greenhouse Centre in Marylebone on the 27th January. Tthis latest community ranking tournament promises to have all the thrills and spills of the first four.

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Managers Report – 2017-18 Season

It’s been another busy and successful year for West London Ping. In addition to the usual school coaching and tournaments, including of course the highly rewarding National Junior League, National School Championships and Para Ping tournaments, West London Ping has travelled into entirely new territory.

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National Ping Pong Day at Westfields Shopping Centre

Two West London Ping coaches, after a hard day’s work at a local primary school, descended on the outdoor tables at Westfields Shopping Centre in Shepherds Bush by way of celebrating National Table Tennis Day. We were in for a somewhat dispiriting start.

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London Ping Ranking Tournaments get off to Flying Start

London Academy Table Tennis Club should be heartily congratulated for their near clean sweep of trophies in the inaugural London Ping Community Ranking Tournament.

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Para Ping Festival Doubles in Size

Size isn’t everything but when an annual sporting fixture doubles in size in the space of a single year, you know that something must be hitting the spot. And so it was that the annual Para Ping Table Tennis Tournament, held at the William Hogarth School in Chiswick. Double the number of participants and as far as the feedback went; everyone, including teachers, parents, organisers and most important of all, participants, all enjoying a great sporting experience.

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West London Ping’s Big Weekend

With the Jack Petchey London Championships scheduled for Saturday June the 9th and the London Youth Games due on the very next day, it was always going to be a very busy weekend for table tennis players from West London. Whether it would prove to be a successful weekend was another matter.

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London Community Table Tennis Rankings Tournament

Top Spin Sports and West London Ping are proud to announce the very first London Community Table Tennis Rankings Tournament. London Academy – Saturday June 30th 2018 Are you in the top one thousand table tennis players in London? Sign Up Online Now Download an ENTRY FORM

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Chelsea Academy team lead RBKC to top division glory.

A determined RBKC table tennis team, consisting of Harry Derecki, Brandon Cann and Shahinur Islam, achieved a significant sporting moment for the borough by winning the final round of the National Junior League held at the London Academy in Edgware over the Easter holidays.

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Hogarth claim inter-school gold on final day of the National Junior League

In the inter-school section of the final round of the National Junior League held at the London Academy over the Easter holidays, it was William Hogarth who claimed the gold medals seeing off a scintillating late challenge from Barnes Primary School.

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Double Gold For Ashburnham Primary Ping

In the inter-school section of the National Junior Table Tennis League held at the London Academy at the weekend, Ashburnham Primary helped themselves to not one but two sets of gold medals.

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A triple crown for West London Ping in Central London

It’s three cheers to Annie, Harry, Nyah and Francesco, all of whom won their respective events in the ESTTA individual qualifying tournaments last week. Hot on the heals of Annie Wiliams, Harry Derecki, Nyah Ode and Francesco Bonato all proved too strong for their opponents in the Central London qualifiers.

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An All-Barnes Final in the ESTTA South London Ping Championships

In another remarkable day in the history of Barnes table tennis, the Under 11 ESTTA South London Individual Championships final was an all-Barnes affair between Annie Williams and Anna Hall.

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Topspin Sports – a New Partner for West London Ping

In an exciting new partnership, Topspin Sports and West London Ping have teamed up to promote grassroots table tennis across the capital. Topspin, one of the most forward-looking table tennis suppliers in the country, has agreed to supply high quality starter bats for the growing army of young table tennis players regularly joining the ranks of West London Ping.

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William Hogarth Primary Clean up in PIng Championships

It was William Hogarth’s most successful table tennis performance to date, as no less than four Hogarth teams found themselves amongst the medals on a day of many highlights in the second round of the National Junior League held at the London Academy in Edgware.

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Chelsea Academy Shine on the Tables Once Again

There were some great performances by the seventy strong West London Ping squad who battled away all day in the second round of the National Junior Table Tennis League League held at the London Academy at the weekend.

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Introducing our new weekly Community Ping session at Ashburnham Primary School

Ashburnham Primary is the latest school in the West London area to open up its table tennis tables to the local community, adding to our succesful sessions at Chelsea Academy and William Hogarth Primary.

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Barnes Primary: Ping Champions Once Again

Another wonderful day for Barnes Primary students in the world of table tennis and another exciting page in the ongoing history of West London Ping. But nobody really saw this one coming.

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London Academy: Jack Petchey Schools table tennis champions!

Once again, London Academy, previously winning the national title in various age categories from 2009-2016, have shown their dominance in the 2018 London Schools Finals.

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Back to Chelsea Academy this Friday

Friday the 5th sees a return to Chelsea Academy after a two week break. As always there will be top table, coaching and plenty more.

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A New Year Message from West London Ping

Table tennis in the West London region is set for some exciting developments in the coming months of the New Year.

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Another Coaching Award for West London Ping

On the tenth anniversary of West London Ping in the London Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, the coaching team were once again awarded London Youth Games Manager of the Year.

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Ashburnham Ping: The Future Looks Bright

Great things are happening in and around the world of Ashburnham table tennis. Two weeks ago three former Ashburnham students and four current students were in action in the first round of the National Junior League held at the London Academy in Edgware. Their results were impressive to say the least.

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It’s days like these….

If you asked me why I turn up, week in week out, to volunteer at the Friday community sessions, I would say that a rewarding session like Friday the 3rd of November is exactly the reason why I do it.

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Barnes Primary Ping: Past, Present, Future

Table tennis players from the Barnes Primary School had a fabulously successful day at the first round of the National Junior League, held last weekend at the London Academy in Edgware. And this success came from many directions.

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RBKC take five out of eight divisions in National Junior League

In what proved to be a stunning start to the National Junior League, the RBKC teams won no less than five of the eight divisions, whilst coming second in two others. A huge turnout of 150 participants saw a massive fifty-five playing under the RBKC banner.

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Chiswick Ping

Chiswick Ping, part of the growing West London PIng/London Table Tennis Academy partnership, was launched last Wednesday at the William Hogarth School and early indications suggest that this is going to become a thriving weekly table tennis session.

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A Tale of Two Volunteers…

Two volunteers from West London Ping / London Academy have been put forward for the Table Tennis England’s Pride of Table Tennis Awards.

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London Academy Summer International Training

After finishing the school year in July 2017, the London Academy Table Tennis Team did not have much of a summer break. In fact, they were training and competing at international scenes in the likes of Europe and the Middle East.

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Manager’s Report – 2016/17 – West London Ping has Another Great Year

There were many successes on the table, including the National Junior League, the English Schools Championships and the London Youth Games, but there was also much consolidation to report on in participation, partnerships and coach development.

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Hounslow Ping

In the spirit of Ping England, West London Ping was very happy to accept an invitation to participate in the William Hogarth annual summer fair held on a very pleasant Saturday afternoon on the Chiswick Common. It turned out to be a tremendous table tennis day with over fifty youngsters along with a fair few mums, dads and grandparents competing for honours.

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Table Tennis Finals: London Academy Take 7 Titles

In the weekend starting 10th June, seven players from London Academy set out to be the best; winning a total of 7 titles in The Jack Petchey Schools Table Tennis Finals and the London Youth Games.

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Ashburnham and Barnes Primary Schools Scoop five Jack Petchey medals.

West London Ping collected a fist full of medals at the Jack Petchey Individual School Championships this weekend, with Ashburnham and Barnes Primary Schools right in the thick of things. In fact West London Ping contributed all four semi-finalists in the Boy’s Under 11 event,

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West London Ping and the London Table Tennis Academy extend their partnership.

There has always been a natural partnership between the London Table Tennis Academy, based at the London Academy, and the rapidly expanding West London Ping project. It is a partnership built on a shared philosophy and a shared history.

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West London Ping finishes NJL on a winning note

A highly successful season for the RBKC teams in the London Academy section of the NJL continued with an emphatic win for the A team who managed a comfortable win in Division 2, returning the team to the top tier of the tournament.

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Another National Medal for West London Ping.

Another national schools tournament and another glorious national medal for West London Ping. This time it was the Barnes Boys team that delivered the goods with a fiercely fought battle between local rivals Ashburnham Primary and two teams from the north.

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A Quick Lesson From Another Sport

Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try Again. Fail again. Fail better. How to be a better sportsman in one easy lesson.

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From Players to Coaches – West London Ping continues to evolve

Three more of our young players, all from Chelsea Academy, have successfully completed their Level 1 coaching assessment and can now spread their coaching skills to Chelsea’s surrounding primary schools.

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Final training day at Crest in April

Do you want to take your game to the next level, then take advantage of the last session with two excellent coaches at the Crest Academy. Jason Sugrue and Daniel Basterfield will be hosting two the final 1 day camp on April 30th.

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West London Ping Takes a Big Step Forward

There were some great results for the WLP teams last weekend, winning four out of the seven divisions being contested in the third round of the National Junior League.

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Weekly Report – South of England Double Gold

West London Ping achieved double gold at this weekend’s English Schools South Of England Table Tennis Championships held at Bournemouth and Bristol. Flying the flag for West London PIng were Ashburnham and Barnes Primaries.

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Places available for the London Inter Regional qualifers in Hammersmith

The London qualifying tournament for the English Table Tennis Inter-Regionals will be held at Moberly Table Tennis Club, on Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd of April 2017. Any player wishing to enter must return a completed entry form to the tournament organiser before Thursday the 16th March 2017:

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Table Tennis Training Days at Crest Academy

Do you want to take your game to the next level, then take advantage of these upcoming sessions with two excellent coaches at the Crest Academy. Jason Sugrue and Daniel Basterfield will be hosting two 1 day camps on March 12th and April 30th.

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Get set for the return of PING!

Table Tennis England has confirmed it will be expanding Ping!, the street table tennis project this summer, for the eighth consecutive year, thanks to £250,000 of National Lottery and Government funding.

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Ashburnham Primary Take Double Gold in Central London TT Qualification Events.

In an action packed couple of days, three schools from the West London Ping project scored emphatic victories in their mid-season table tennis endeavours. Ashburnham Primary continued its impressive development by claiming double gold in the English Schools Central London Individual Qualification events.

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Weekly Report – Ashburnham Primary get England TT Call Up

Harry Derecki, Ashburnham Primary School’s indefatigable No1 table tennis star has been given a call up for his first international duty at the weekend when he was selected to play for the English Schools National Primary School team in the Home Nations Championships in April.

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Weekly Report – A Super Saturday for West London Ping

If we were to write a script for the perfect tournament ending, we could not do much better than to record what actually happened at the Jack Petchey London School’s Championships held at the UEA this Saturday.

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Weekly Report – Final Preparations for Jack Petchey All London Team Finals

Final preparations are now underway for the Jack Petchey Team Finals on Saturday to be held at the University of East London in Docklands. West London Ping is directly or partly responsible for no less than eight team finalists from six different schools; Barnes, Ashburnham and William Hogarth Primary schools, and The Chelsea Academy, Holland Park Academy and Richmond Park Academy.

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Weekly Report – William Hogarth take on Ashburnham Primary

The highlight of the week for West London Ping was the fiercely contested ‘friendly’ match between the Year 5 teams from William Hogarth and Ashburnham Primary, a match in which the Hogarth team narrowly won 32 games to 28.

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Weekly Report – A treble for West London Ping

With the running of the ESTTA London Qualification events now complete, I am pleased to announce that West London Ping scored a formidible ‘treble’ victory winning the South ( Barnes), Central (Ashburnham) and West London( William Hogarth) Under 11 boys tournaments In addition, the Barnes and Ashburnham Girls teams will automatically qualify for the Jack Petchey finals on the 14th January.

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Weekly Report – 26th November – A Great Day for West London Ping

It was a great day for West London Ping, especially for the Chelsea Academy and Barnes Primary. Once again WLP had by far the largest contingent, with a squad in excess of fifty youngsters. In addition, four of our senior players, Parsa, Ghassan, Kingsley and Brandon, were busily engaged in working through their Level 1 coaching qualification.

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Weekly Report – Friday 18th November

Ernest Bevin College made amends for their surprise defeat in the Boys U13 Central London ESTTA Championships last Friday. They immediately went on to win the U19 event as well. Congratulations to the Holland Park girls (Arianna, Rose, Valentina and Colette) for winning the U16 girls event in a closely fought final against Sacred Heart.

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Weekly Report – Friday 11th November

UCS from Hampstead sprung a surprise victory in the Under 13’s ESTTA Central London qualifying event last Friday. In a very closely fought battle, the USC team overcame tournament favourites, Ernest Bevin College, to reach the Jack Petchey finals in January.

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Weekly Report – Friday 2nd November

With Ashburnham Boys and Girls, William Hogarth Boys and Barnes Girls now safely through to the Jack Petchey ESTTA All London Finals, it leaves just Barnes Boys to qualify. So far a great start for the West London Ping Schools.

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Weekly Report – Friday 21st October

The tournament season is now underway. In the annual RBKC borough championships held at the Chelsea Academy, there were wins for Holland Park in the Year 7/8 categories for both girls and boys.

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Weekly Report – Friday 14th October

The tournament season has now officially started for West London Ping, with many of the RBKC schools in action at the Chelsea Academy on Monday evening (17th October).

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Weekly Report – Friday 7th October

As the tournament season starts to approach, I am pleased to report that the West London Ping coaching team is now fully in place. And what a brilliant job they are doing.

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Weekly Report – Friday 30th September

Another lively Friday evening session at the Chelsea Academy, with the highlight being an excellent coaching session by newly qualified coach, Jacques Vander.

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Weekly Report – Friday 23th September

Another 40-plus evening with perhaps the highlight being the unexpected return of Waleed, a former young star from Fox Primary, who is looking to get back into the game after a five year break.

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Weekly Report – Friday 16th September

West London Ping got off to a blistering start to the new season, when over 40 players turned up for the first community session at the Chelsea Academy.

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Our Little Helper

Recently we added a little friend and helper to the Chelsea Academy. He’s a noisy little fella, has zero personality and he’s quite cold and ruthless when it comes to practicing with the kids, but they seem to like him or her for all that…

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Manager’s Report – 2015/16

West London Ping has taken on a life of its own. Originally centred on the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, West London Ping now finds its influence stretching across a number of West London boroughs. Club Manager Join Kaufman reflects on recent triumphs and our plans for the coming year.

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Central London Individual Championships: Fox and Ashburnham dominate.

Rose Bourdier, from Fox Primary, took the gold medal in the Under 11 girls’ event while Ashburnham’s Harry Derecki did the same in the Under 11 boy’ category.

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Fox Girls Retain Their Golden Ways

The Fox Primary girls team were crowned Table Tennis Champions of London, having demolished all their opponents without dropping a set.

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Ashburnham Boys: Under 11 Champions of London

Having recently qualified as Central London Champions, the Ashburnham boys prepared themselves to take on the very best of Greater London and were not found wanting.

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RBKC win the top Division of the NJL for the first time

For the first time since entering this competition four years ago, the RBKC won the top division of what has become a highly competitive tournament.

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Holland Park Girls take gold and the boys take runner-up medals.

Arianna, Eva and Laura comfortably took the Under 13 gold medal and have a realistic chance of progressing at the Jack Petchey Finals.

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Chelsea Academy produce another gold at Central London ESTTA

For the third year running, Chelsea Academy has won gold at the ESTTA Central London Qualification tournament.

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Ashburnham Boys and Fox Girls are Central London Champions

Ashburnham Under 11 Boys team stormed to victory in the English Schools Central London Championships while the girls of Fox School set new standards in their win.

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Ashburnham Boys: Under 11 Champions of London

After three years of dedicated hard work and a few frustrating set-backs, Ashburnham Primary School, from the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, were finally crowned Boys Under 11 Table Tennis Champions of London.

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Ashburnham and Fox both take Silver in National TT Championships.

A great day for Fox and Ashburnham, as both schools took silver medals in the ESTT National Team Championships in Hinckley, Leicestershire.

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NEWS ARCHIVE

Finishing Early on Friday 24th

With players and coaching staff heading north for the ESTTA nationl finals, WLP will be closing the Friday session at 7:00pm sharp on the 24th March.

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Chiswick Primary Schools Start To Get Organised

In the annual three way competition between Green Dragon, William Hogarth And St Mary’s, it was once again Green Dragon Primary that came out on top.

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Ashburnham Primary Build Strong Squad

Ashburnham Primary, now federated with Fox Primary, have built themselves a formidable boys team.

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Holland Park Academy Grow in Strength

Holland Park Academy are now in a position to make a mark in both the girls and boys Central London events.

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RBKC girls qualify again for the London Youth Games Finals

Former Fox and now Holland Park students, Lucia, Arianna and Laura once again got through the qualification tournament to reach the finals of the London Youth Games.

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Chelsea Academy Continue To Host Friday Community Sessions

Chelsea Academy continued to host the RBKC Centre of Excellence on Friday evenings.

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Barnes Primary Produce a London Boys Champion

A wonderful season for Barnes Primary was capped off when Joseph Durling won the Jack Petchey Under11 London Schools Championships.

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Fox Girls are National Primary School Champions

Undoubtedly the number one highlight saw the Fox Primary girls winning the ESTTA Primary School Championships.

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RBKC ‘A Team’ Win Promotion to NJL Division One

Not one, but two promotions, saw the RBKC’s top junior table tennis team secure a place in the National Junior League’s top division.

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