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Maggie Celebrates Gold Medal Success
Maggie Gambrill from the St Neots club in Cambridgeshire recently returned from the European Heart & Lung Games. Here in her own words she describes how she came to be taking part in such an event and the key support received from St Neots TTC and Club Coaching Officer Mark Mitchell.
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What Do David Cameron, Nigella Lawson, George Clooney and Wayne Rooney have in common?
Read about how table tennis is taking off both in the UK and worldwide. The Daily Telegraph has an interesting article that can be seen by clicking on the link below.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/active/7800960/Table-tennis-takes-off.html

Acknowledgement to Dave Beddall for this link.
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World Team Championships - Television Coverage
The World Team Championships from Moscow will be shown on Eurosport, so if you want to catch up with the action as it happens be sure to tune in.

Fri 28 May
0745-0930 LIVE menís quarter-finals on Eurosport HD*
2330-0040 Highlights on British Eurosport

Sat 29 May
0745-0930 LIVE Womenís semi-finals on Eurosport HD*
2000-2200 Menís semi-finals on Eurosport HD*
2230-0130 Highlights on British Eurosport

Sun 30 May
2200-2300 Final on Eurosport HD*
Repeated 2335-0035 Mon 31 May on British Eurosport
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How To Generate A Dozen Table Tennis Stars
Matthew Syed, former England Table Tennis No. 1 player and currently sports reporter for the Times newspaper, has recently launched a best seller called Bounce. In the following extract from his book he describes how in the back streets of Reading twelve future table tennis stars were created. Click on the following link to read a fascinating insight into what makes a sporting super star
http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/sport/columnists/matthew_syed/article7105379.ece

Acknowledgement to Dave Beddall for this link.
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UKCC Level 1 Table Tennis Course
Team BEDS&LUTON have teamed up with the ETTA to offer the rare opportunity of a 100% FREE Level 1 Table Tennis Coaching Qualification at Bedford Modern School. Closing date Friday 7th May. Click on this article's header for further details.
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County Junior Team - Grantham Report
The Beds County Junior team consisting of Zoe Gardner, Caroline Hall, Ben Gardner, Nathan Forbes and Josh Robinson competed in the last weekend of Division 1A at Grantham this weekend only losing one of their four matches.
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World Schools Games Report
Between 25th and 31st March, 4 teams competed in the ISF World Schools Championships in the Czech Republic.

Find out how Bedford Modern School Boy's team got on representing English Schools.

Report by Nishanth Narayanan.
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Annual Memorial Competition
March 28th saw the annual memorial competition between Elstow TTC and Mursley and Swanbourne TTC.




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Bedford Modern Fly Off To Czech Republic
The Bedford Modern School team flew off to the Czech Republic today to represent the English Schools' Table Tennis Association at the International School Sport Federation (ISF) World Schools' Table Tennis Championships from 25th - 31st March 2010. The team as pictured from left to right are Nishanth Narayanan, Joshua Robinson, Harpreet Rupal and Alex Farmer with Paul Birch as non-playing captain. Their group will include Ireland, Malta, Poland, Slovakia with the top 2 teams from each group going forward to play for positions 1-8. We wish them luck.
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Trott In Fine Form At National Championships
Bedford Modern's Andy Trott went one step closer to achieving his ambition of being ranked England No. 1 Veteran when in the National Championships at Sheffield on Friday he beat the current England ranked No. 1 Lawrence Trumpauskas 11-9 5-11 11-9 6-11 12-10 in the Qtr finals. He then faced current National Veteran title holder Keith Williams from Lancashire in the semi-finals but unfortunately lost 11-13 11-9 7-11 3-11. Williams then went on to win the title once again comfortably beating Chris Bartram 11-3 11-6 11-6. Trott then joined forces with Trumpauskas as No. 1 seeds in the Veteran Doubles but were beaten in the final by Williams and ex-European champion John Hilton 7-11 11-3 10-12 8-11.
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National Finals Once Again
Congratulations to the U19 team of BEN GARDNER, JOSH ROBINSON, JAMES COLEMAN and DOM WILSON on reaching the National Final of the English Schools team championships.

At the weekend, they had comfortable victories of 6-2 against Rotherham College and 8-0 against Manchester Grammar to achieve their place in the finals, which means that they are in the top 4 teams in England. They are now the 30th team from Bedford Modern School to reach the national finals, a record that stretches back to 1980!
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Clean Sweep for Bedfordshire Veteran 2nd Team
At the weekend, held at the newly refurbished St Neots TTC, Bedfordshire Veteran 2nd team wrapped up Division 4B of the County Championship retaining their 100% record.


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Clean Sweep for Bedfordshire Veteran 2nd Team
At the weekend, held at the newly refurbished St Neots TTC, Bedfordshire Veteran 2nd team wrapped up Division 4B of the County Championship retaining their 100% record.
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Celebrities Who Play Table Tennis
You'd be surprised at who has been caught with a racquet in their hand over the last 60 years. Click here to see 983 photographs of actors, actresses, musicians, politicians and royalty among others.
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Bedford Modern Represent England
Bedford Modern School has been selected by the English Schools' Table Tennis Association to represent ESTTA boy's table tennis at the International School Sport Federation (ISF) World Schools' Table Tennis Championships to be held in the Czech Republic from 25th - 31st March 2010. Bedford Modern School's team will be - Joshua Robinson, Nishanth Narayanan, Alex Farmer, Harpreet Rupal with Paul Birch as non-playing captain.

Players from 22 countries have shown an interest in taking part in the event. They include Belgium Flanders, China PR, Chinese Taipei, France, Germany, Greece, Israel, Italy, Luxembourg, Slovakia .... together with the hosts from the Czech Republic .... and England.
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