International Women’s Day is an ideal opportunity to look back on the wonderful achievements of our Female players throughout the 2013/2014 season and to pay tribute to their dedication and commitment to the sport.
Thirty three players graced the Ballymena Academy gymnasiums in an attempt to win the prestigious County Antrim Open title. There was a good spread of ages and abilities on display but it was the next generation of Ulster table tennis stars that emerged triumphant with wins in all three events, the County Antrim Open Singles, the Grade 2 Singles and the Grade 3 titles claimed by teenagers.
Last weekend saw the 2014 STIGA Ulster Junior Championship held in Fivemiletown College. Players attended from all corners of Ulster to contest a number of titles.
This year the Cavan Junior Open will be held in St. Clare’s College, Ballyjamesduff on 8th March and all funds raised will go to a fantastic cause, the Cavan Oncology Unit in Cavan General Hospital
Entries for this season’s Butterfly National Senior Championship are still being accepted. The closing date for entry has been extended to 5pm on 21st February
International Women’s Day takes place on 8th March. The ITTF is encouraging clubs throughout the world to commemorate this day through table tennis.
North Antrim Open
Ballymena Academy, 15 March more
Stiga Challenger: Academy Strongtower
Ballymena Academy, 22 March more
Ulster, 26 April
Stiga Junior Challenger: Fivemiletown
Fivemiletown College, 10 May more