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Wandsworth & District Table Tennis League

Welcome to the Wandsworth & District Table Tennis League where you can follow the results of your favourite players and teams that play locally in the Wandsworth area of London as well giving you information of places you where you can play Table Tennis.


Andy Sanders back at the top of the rankings

  Andy Sanders has moved back to the top of the Wandsworth league rankings with an impressive 649 points followed by Adeel Ahmed on 584, with Waqar Hussain on 518 and John Llewellyn on 462. Intriguingly each of the top 4 players represents a different club with Andy Sanders from Vale, Adeel Ahmed from XXIV Club, Waqar Hussain from York Gardens and John Llewellyn from St Pauls. 71 players appear on the list and the highest ranked division 2 player is Sajid Patel who is ranked 8th with 366 points. The current top 10 are:   1. Andy Sanders 649pts, 2. Adeel Ahmed 584pts, 3. Waqar Hussain 518pts, 4. John Llewellyn 462pts, 5. Doug Taucher 442pts, 6. Rob Campbell 413pts, 7. Peter Sinclair 392pts, 8. Sajid Patel 366pts, 9. Richard Evans 317pts, 10. Tom Coady 304pts   Click Here to see the full list

Division 1:  XXIV Club “A” storm their way into title contention

    Adeel Ahmed’s XXIV Club “A” have become genuine title contenders with 2 emphatic 9 – 1 victories to push them just 2 points behind Vale “A”.  They first beat St Pauls “B” 9 – 1 with unbeaten runs from Adeel Ahmed and Remi Alaka (pictured). For St Pauls it came as a bitter blow as they beat XXIV Club 6 -4 in their first encounter. The following week XXIV Club had their best result of the season with another 9 – 1 victory over York Gardens “A”. York Gardens only winner was captain Joe Leone who had a great win over Remi Alaka. Vale “A” maintained their lead in the league with a commanding 9 – 1 win over York Gardens “B”, with Doug Taucher and Andy Sanders both unbeaten. The only winner for York Gardens was Isma’il Miller with a great win over Wojtek Czubek. Wilton lost 7 – 3 to both York Gardens “A” and York Gardens “B”, the stand out performance came from Emiliano Laghi who beat the dangerous Waqar Hussain of York “B”, as well as beating Rob Campbell of York “A”. The St Pauls derby was won 6 - 4 by the “A” team, man of the match was Elvis Pratt who went unbeaten. There were some great battles the best of the night was John Llewellyn’s win over Paul Rowley 11-7 in the 5th set.  All League fixtures CLICK HERE

Division 2:     York Gardens “C” on cruise control as they head towards title

    York Gardens “C” are on cruise control as they head towards the 2nd division title. They totally dominated the improving St Pauls “D” beating them 10 – 0, and the following week they beat York Gardens “D” by a comfortable 7 – 3 in their local derby, Sajid Patel was unbeaten in both matches. Vale “B” drew with XXIV Club “B” in a tense and exciting match, the highlight was XXIV Club’s Peter Klocek beating Tom Coady for the first time in 20 years. In contrast the following week Vale “B” beat XXIV Club “C” 9 – 1. Tom Coady and Peter Fenner were unbeaten, Andy Brooks (pictured) was XXIV Club’s only winner. York Gardens “D” recorded a strong 8 – 2 win over XXIV Club “C” with Juan Diego Cordaba unbeaten and Jack Gordon recording 2 wins for the first time. The St Pauls derby had a surprise outcome with the “D” team beating the “C” team 6 - 4! Felix Dracup had two good wins and Alex Dracup beat his dad in the league for the first time, Josh Blagden was unbeaten for the “C” team.  All League fixtures CLICK HERE

Vale “A” looking to win treble titles in ones season

   Vale “A” (pictured L-R Doug taucher, Andy sanders, Ron Brown, and Ian McCarthy) are well placed to pull off 3 titles this season as they lead the 1st division, and are in both semi finals of the cup competitions. The Semi-Finals of the President’s Cup sees St Pauls “B” at home to York Gardens “A”. While Vale “A” are at home to York Gardens “B”.  In the Chairman’s Cup; XXIV Club “A” is at home to York Gardens “B”, St Pauls “A” at home to Vale “A”. All of the semi-final matches will take place week commencing Monday 8th January 2018.

Cup results and draws CLICK HERE

Goodbye to Ian McCarthy, the legend of the Wandsworth League retires after 50 years!

     The expression “legend” is bandied about quite often these days but in the case of Ian McCarthy it rings true. He has an amazing 50 years of organising table tennis in South London behind him and managed to keep the Wandsworth & District Table Tennis League alive through some of the most difficult times the sport has seen. His decision to retire from running the league means he will cut back a little on travel as Ian currently lives over 40 miles away from the league! He has held the role of Chairman, General Secretary, Match Secretary, Tournament Organiser and Cup Competitions organiser over the years. He has actually been a member of the league since the mid 1950’s when he started playing in it as a teenager. He has successfully run many different clubs and teams and today is still running St Pauls TTC, even though he moved to Kent some years ago he still does a 90 mile round trip to Wimbledon every week.  On the organising league committee side his first involvement was in 1967 when he became the General Secretary of the league, then almost twenty years later in 1986 he took over as Chairman of the league after Keith Hurlock retired. In 1987 he organised the closed championships and continued to do so until 2012 when Mike Loveder took over. In addition to all this he ran the 2 cup competitions as well. John Llewellyn took over Ian’s various roles in May this year and said “Ian’s contribution to the league is immeasurable and quite frankly I doubt that the league would have survived without Ian being there to keep it going, to say we are going to miss him is a huge understatement”.

If you are interested in playing Table Tennis look up one of the clubs in Wandsworth where you can join in. Players of all skill levels are welcome for coaching, practice or match play, from beginner to national level. Click this link to see clubs in Wandsworth.