William in fine form

William in action William, one of promising Waterside’s juniors, enjoyed a great weekend of table tennis during the Waterside 1-star tournament that was held on 7-8 January 2012. William played a marathon of matches, taking part in all four categories for boys: U11, U13, Cadets and Juniors. At the end of Sunday, he had played 27 matches, and […] Continue reading →

Top of the league at Christmas

Waterside M If it was football and we were playing Championship, and according to statistics, we would be well positioned for promotion (as the Mighty Saints!). But it is table tennis and we are playing Division 4 and we will have to continue to play well. In any case, “we are top of the league”, 10 games, […] Continue reading →

Pimpled bat again!

Donic A match full of uncertainty, especially with Dave Goodyer suffering with an injury which prevents too much movement.  It was going to be a tough match! However, our fears were dispelled as the Waterside H trio each gained 2 games plus the doubles against Lesley Jerram and Gerry White.  Once again, Tony Tidswell’s style (and […] Continue reading →

Experience vs youth!

Tabletennis bat Matt was unwell so we gave away even more than normal in the difference in average age in our encounter with the enterprising youngsters of Southampton West N. For them, Alan Dawson was very quick on his feet and gave a good account of himself. If we (Bob and Tony) had not turned the doubles […] Continue reading →

Hard-fought contest

Competition holder The Waterside “H” squad of Dave, Colin & Jeff arrived in plenty of time for the match against Hedge End “B”, at their Social Club, and had to wait for a significant time for the home team to present themselves and set up the equipment. At least the surrounding were comfortable! The warm-ups in no […] Continue reading →

WTTC Young Players – November 2011

National Cadet League Another good Young Players Tournament with 25 entries, from Bournemouth, Portsmouth, Winchester, Gosport, Camberley and the local area. After the first round it was split into A and B groups. One of the best matches of the day was the semi-final of Group A that was won by Zac Dowling (Bournemouth) 8, -3, 4, 10 […] Continue reading →

A question of styles

Donic It is always difficult playing another team from the same club, especially if opposing players have previously sparred with each other on several occasions on practice nights at Testwood. Each player knows the others’ weaknesses and need to produce something special to win the games. With Wojciech playing for the G side, it seemed like […] Continue reading →

Waterside L vs New Community A

Competition holder We were able to welcome a familiar sight (and sound!) back to Testwood for this one. It was good to see Brian Hayes enjoying his game again. Boy, can this guy play. He was too hot for any of us to handle that’s for sure. We had to therefore concentrate on picking up points from […] Continue reading →

Inter-towns – Round 1

Inter Town - Round 1 at Waterside Waterside hosted on Sunday the 13th of November this season’s first of three rounds of the InterTown table tennis tournament for Cadets (Under 15) and Juniors (Under 18). Team’s from Andover, Bournemouth, Portsmouth and Southampton took part in two seperate events for Cadets and Juniors. The format of the day’s play involved a total of […] Continue reading →

And the ride goes on

Waterside M Three more games and the ride on the crest of the wave continues for Waterside M. We finally managed to get all three team mates to play together and the good form continues. Two games against the other two Waterside teams, hard battles against Waterside N and some strange matches against New Community C. The […] Continue reading →