Some of our players were happy to give 2012 Paralympic finalist Will Bayley a hand at Groombridge Sports Day on Sunday 20 July. Will, who travelled down from Sheffield just to attend the event in his home town was pleased to see such a good turn out from Byng. Congratulatons to Noah who won the "Challenge Will" tournament. Noah's prize was one of Will's bats; which of course, Will was only to happy to sign!
Hot off the press, Isabel was runner up today at the Horsham Spinners 2 star on Sunday 20th July. See attached Photo with Rory Scott presenting
Isabel came back from 2 -0 down to defeat Melissa Berry from Sussex 3-2. She achieved this through strong attacking play both Forehand and backhand. She served brilliantly opening up her opponent with clear winners. She then lost to Scarlet 3-0 although was very competitive throughout the match leading several times in all games.
She then stepped up to plate in the under 12s she again played Scarlet and took the first game off Scarlet 11-7 and lead 4-0 & 8-6 in the second, she couldn’t convert and was pegged back but gave her loads of confidence. She then played other England ranked players Habina Seo (her dad changed the bat after game 1-which was objected too) from Hampshire leading first game 6-2 before being pegged back but again competitive in all games with good attacking play. She then played Feiyang Wang from Essex very good player (she won the title although she looked 14) who looped the ball with ease she was different class although good experience for Isabel.
The tournament was Isabel’s best performance to date and is definitely moving forward.
Come and join in the first National Table Tennis Day here at Byng Hall on the 17th July. We're looking forward to a great evening of table tennis fun between 6-8PM on Thursday 17 July. To find out more about National Table Tennis Day from Table Tennis England you can click here or send us an email via our contact form