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SHANKLIN WARRIORS CLAIM DIV 1 TOP SPOT: TABLE TENNIS ROUND UP

Shanklin Warriors have overtaken Ryde A at the top of Division 1 after double 9-1 victories over Newport Vics A and Wroxall A.

Ryde A also had a good week with an 8-2 victory over Newport Vics A, with only the Vics Dave Hilliam and Ana Joyce winning any games, despite some close contests.

Wroxall A proved their resilience after their drubbing by Shanklin Warriors, to come back and beat higher placed Ryde Raiders 9-1, with only the Raider’s Timothy Giles managing a win, over Wroxall’s Carl Rye.

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With Ryde A having 2 games in hand over Shanklin Warriors, they still look set to take the League title, with Shanklin favourites for 2nd place over Ryde Royals.

Division 1 

Ryde  Rivals 3 Ryde Raiders 7
Newport Vics A 1 Shanklin Warriors 9
Ryde A 8 Newport Vics A 2
Wroxall A 1 Shanklin Warriors 9
Newport Vics B 1 Ryde Rivals 9
Ryde Raiders 1 Wroxall A 9

 

Anna Joyce 3
Anna Joyce      

Division 2

In the South Wight derby, St Lawrence Lizards took on the Undercliff Belters in an exciting contest, with some close games.  The Belters needed to rely on two subs this week, Division 3 player Albert Lee, and Junior Lewis Johnstone, who joined regular player Bryce Wilson.  Wilson was player of the match with 3 victories, whilst Lee won 1, and Johnstone won 2. The Lizard’s Derek Pittard was their best player with 2 wins, and the match culminated in a hard-fought doubles, which the Belters edged by winning the 5th set 11-9.  The match ended 7-3 to the Belters.

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Havenstreet stay at the top of the table, with Shanklin Skuas still in 2nd place and unlikely to catch them at this late stage.

St Lawrence Lizards 3 Undercliff Belters 7
Ryde Red Kites 1 Shanklin Skuas 9
Ryde Rascals 2 Havenstreet Locos 8
Ryde Relics 3 Ryde Rangers 7

Division 3

Second placed Shorwell A continued their good form with an excellent 8-2 victory over third placed Ryde Rustics and with a game in hand over the Rustics look favourites for the second spot behind Newport Vics C.

Newport Vics C 10 Ryde Regals 0
Ryde  Rustics 2 Shorwell A 8

Ladies and Girls Practice Sessions  

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In January a 6-week run of ladies only practice sessions was introduced at the Isle of Wight Table Tennis Centre at Smallbrook in Ryde, in a bid to encourage females to come back into table tennis or to try it for the 1st time.

The sessions have proved very popular with up to 19 people taking part each week, and 20 new members have Ryde Table Tennis Club.

Owing to their popularity, the sessions are continuing every Friday evening between 4.30 pm and 6.30 pm. The cost is £2.50 for adults and £1 for under 18’s, to include use of bats and balls, and refreshments.  Anyone interested in attending who would like more information should email Nicky Dando at:  [email protected] 

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