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SUMMER LEAGUE TABLE TENNIS.

Discussion in 'General discussion' started by chopfloat, May 24, 2017.

  1. chopfloat

    chopfloat Have bat will travel. Founder Administrator

    After a couple of weeks away from league TT, I played in, the Northumbria Summer League last night.(I think, upon reflection, I probably should have had another week off!).
    For some unfathomable reason, I decided to have another attempt to use the Tenergy AG long pimples. I had tried these LPs a while ago and I didn't feel that they gave me anything that could improve my game. BUT, I thought, 'why not give them a go during the Summer'. Well I can tell you that they are now floating down the Tyne!
    Anyway, match result for me, won two at a struggle and lost/conceded one without a struggle.
    Not going to go into too much detail, as the wounds are still raw.
     
  2. chopfloat

    chopfloat Have bat will travel. Founder Administrator

    Played in my 1st Cleveland and District Summer League last night, at a very, very warm Northfield, for Westbourne 'A' against Ormesby 'C'. Result a 5-5 draw.
    Teams:
    West - Ben Goodchild (0), Jimmy Scope (3) and Tony Leonard (1) + doubles.
    Orm - Luke Robinson (2), Dave Noutch (2) and Chris Edwards (1).
    I returned to my tried and tested defensive set-up and although I had to work a bit harder than the other night, I did manage to win my games.

    I still may mess around a bit in practice, but for match play, I have to stick with the tried and tested.
     
  3. Belisar

    Belisar Contributor

    No summer league for me.

    Firstly there is not one within easy reach and secondly I always think I need a bit of a break otherwise I get a bit stale.

    What I do need to do this year (as opposed to last year) is make sure I get some good practice in over August ready for the new season.
     
  4. pandglong1

    pandglong1 Member

    Luckily I have never had to or chosen to concede a game or match in all the years I have been playing, and really that shouldn't happen except in the case of illness, injury or emergency - no matter what your standard of play and no matter what new equipment anyone might choose to experiment with.

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  5. chopfloat

    chopfloat Have bat will travel. Founder Administrator

    I'm sure we all wish that we, like you, were paragons of virtue.
    I can only speak for myself and being aware of my volatile nature, there are occasions when it is better to concede rather than carrying on.
    99.9% of the time, there is not a problem, but that 0.1% !!!!
     
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  6. pandglong1

    pandglong1 Member

    Fortunately I haven't aspired to reaching the top level, and if I don't expect much I won't get much and then I won't be disappointed!! Seriously though, my team were promoted from Div.4 to Div.3 in the Summer League this season and any games, let alone matches, will be a bonus - there are some Winter League Div. 1 and 2 teams in there!!

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  7. chopfloat

    chopfloat Have bat will travel. Founder Administrator

    NORTHUMBRIA LEAGUE.
    St. Chads (6) v. Cramlington Casuals (4)
    Teams:
    Saints - Keith Weatherby (2) , Jimmy Scope (3) and Charlotte Weatherby (1)
    Casuals - Gareth Pearson (0), Adam Webster (2) and James Bradbury (1) + doubles.
    Good match with some very good games.
    What a difference a week makes! I changed back to my normal set-up and played very well.
    I was especially pleased to beat, Adam, as the last couple of times he has beaten me quite comprehensively.
    I played much more relaxed and focused and also felt that I had very good control. Well pleased.
     
  8. chopfloat

    chopfloat Have bat will travel. Founder Administrator

    CLEVELAND LEAGUE.
    Played last night at Ormesby, unfortunately we only were able to field two players, losing 8-2.
    Teams:
    Ormesby 'A' - David Gofton (2), George Hill (1) and Jack Dewar (1) + doubles + 3 forfeit.
    Westbourne 'A' - Jimmy Scope (2) and Keith Robertson (0).
    Very impressed with young David Gofton. He totally dominated the play against me, good control, very good touch and very confident and relaxed.
    I did manage to win my other two games, although I was 10-7 down against George in the 5th.
     
  9. chopfloat

    chopfloat Have bat will travel. Founder Administrator

    NORTHUMBRIA LEAGUE.
    Played at a new venue last night in Prudhoe. The premises are just off Front St., housed in the United Services Club. Conditions are reasonable, wooden floor, decent lighting, run-back adequate for attackers(!), overall pretty fair.
    PRUDHOE (2) v. ST.CHADS (8)
    Teams:
    PUS - Mark O'Connor (1), Peter Stempczyk (0) and Andy Benjamin (1)
    Saints - Keith Weatherby (3), Jimmy Scope (3) and Dave Bissett (1) + doubles.
    A good game with the close games going in our favour. Although, Pete didn't win any, he did take us all to 5 and I only beat, Mark 9 in the 5th, after being 9-6 down, very fortunate in my favour.
     
  10. chopfloat

    chopfloat Have bat will travel. Founder Administrator

    CLEVELAND LEAGUE.
    Beaumont Nomads 'B' (3) v. Westbourne 'A' (7)
    Teams:
    Beaumont - Barry Pearson (0), Malcolm Noble (0) and Peter Abell (2) + doubles.
    Westbourne - Jimmy Scope (3), Keith Robertson (2) and Tony Leonard (2)
    Another 1st time venue for me at the Beaumont Nomads Club. Lighting good, tables good, runback adequate.
    A decent match played mainly on one table (8 on one, 2 on a second), very friendly and very sporting.
     
  11. chopfloat

    chopfloat Have bat will travel. Founder Administrator

    NORTHUMBRIA LEAGUE.
    St.Chads (10) v. Mount 'A' (0)
    Teams:
    Saints - Keith Weatherby (3), Jimmy Scope (3) and Joshua Weatherby (3)+doubles.
    Inteers- Duncan Wraight (0), Phil Prady (0) and Dave Pringle (0).
    Not the straightforward 10-0 as shown on paper.
    Three 5 Enders that could have easily went the other way.
    Also a game of two halfs. 1st 5 matches, took just over an hour, the 2nd 5 took just over 2 hours!
    With the game between, myself and Phil taking about three-quarters of an hour. Probably shaving expedite.

    On a personal footing, I was very pleased with my performance, especially with my comeback against Phil. Two down and rocking, I somehow managed to claw my way back into the match. The 1st two ends, I wasn't getting near enough to his hits and felt adrift, but once I started to get a few back, he started pushing and I felt more comfortable and sowed a few doubts in his mind!
    The match between Duncan and Keith was the best of the night. Some excellent 'modern defensive' work by Duncan against Keith's allout attack. Great to watch.
     
  12. chopfloat

    chopfloat Have bat will travel. Founder Administrator

    St.Chads (6) v. Brandon Air (4)
    Teams:
    Saints - Keith Weatherby (3), Jimmy Scope (2) and Charlotte Weatherby (1).
    Airs - Jamie Lupton (2), Lee Tinkler (1) and Paul Dale (0) + doubles.
    A good match, with the two Brandon rising stars performing well.
    Although I was disappointed with losing to Jamie, he fully deserved to win, playing with much determination and he tactically played me well.

    ' Passive negativity ', that sums up my performance.
     
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  13. chopfloat

    chopfloat Have bat will travel. Founder Administrator

    CLEVELAND LEAGUE.
    Westbourne 'A' (5) - Jimmy Scope (2), Keith Robertson (2) and Tony Leonard (1)
    Ormesby 'B'. (5). - Dave Ashwell (3), Karl Shaw (1) and Gary Whyman (0) + doubles.
    A very good match, played in good spirit and some good TT.
    I lost to Dave in 5, after being 2 up. Once he Sussex me out, he won quite comfortably.
    Only beat, Karl, deuce in the 5th. Another very tough battle.

    I'm not really playing with much enthusiasm this summer. Not too sure why. Feeling a bit jaded and not practising as much as I normally do.
    I've got a VETTS Rating Tournament next Saturday and the Halifax Veteran at the beginning of August, so I better get my finger out.
     
  14. chopfloat

    chopfloat Have bat will travel. Founder Administrator

    CLEVELAND LEAGUE.
    Beaumont Nomads 'A' (6) v. Westbourne 'A' (4)
    Teams:
    Nomads - Anthony Phoenix (3), Steve Baines (2) and Pete Docherty (0) + doubles.
    West - Jimmy Scope (2), Keith Robertson (1) and Tony Leonard (1).

    Another three 'new faces' for me to play.
    Well beaten by Anthony, just too strong , winning in 5 against, Steve, a very tough battle and winning quite easily against, Peter, ( who has only recently returned to the game).
    A good match and I'm still enjoying playing in this league.
     
  15. chopfloat

    chopfloat Have bat will travel. Founder Administrator

    CRAMLINGTON CASUALS (6) v. ST.CHADS (4)
    Teams:
    Casuals - Paul Jamieson (1), James Bradbury (2) and Rob Reed (2) + doubles
    Saints - Chris Blake (3), Jimmy Scope (0) and Dave Bissett (1)
    Unfortunately I retired injury after playing just 2 ends against Paul. I had played at the weekend and picked up a shoulder injury. I did think that I would be able to play through the pain, but it was too uncomfortable to turn my head as I played my strokes. I can't remember the last time, if ever, that I've retired hurt, once I've started playing.
     
  16. chopfloat

    chopfloat Have bat will travel. Founder Administrator

    CLEVELAND LEAGUE.
    Westbourne 'A' (8) : Jimmy Scope (3), Tony Leonard (1) and Keith Robertson (3) + doubles.
    Nunthorpe 'A' (2) : Glenn Hodgson (1), Bob Evans (0) and Dave Williams (1).
    Fortunately, for me, the stiffness in my neck had eased and I was able to play without any discomfort.
    Once again, it was 3 new faces for me to play.
     
  17. chopfloat

    chopfloat Have bat will travel. Founder Administrator

    NORTHUMBRIA LEAGUE.
    Mount 'A' (8) : Graeme Barella (3), Dave Pringle (2) and Duncan Wraight (2) + doubles.
    St. Chads (2) : Keith Weatherby (2), Jimmy Scope (0) and Charlotte Weatherby (0)

    Not a night to remember for me. I was pee'd on.
    Pulverised by Graeme, pummelled by Duncan and pole axed by Dave. At the end I was prostrate!
    Don't want to look for excuses, I just wasn't up for it. (Not sure why)

     
  18. dunc

    dunc Coffee Addict Founder Administrator

    Did you actively try to change your tactics against Graeme? From the first point it looked like you were trying something different.

    I think you did "that thing" again where, in your head, you feel like you can't beat him... so you don't really try! Obviously he's a brilliant player and very few players can get close to him but if you'd stuck to your defensive game and played well, I think you might've seen a positive difference.
     
  19. chopfloat

    chopfloat Have bat will travel. Founder Administrator

    I don't have any answers. Felt like a rabbit in the headlights and it continued all night.
    Certainly something there on a subconscious level, but not too sure what!
    It does happen on occasions with me. Don't think that I'm good enough and play accordingly.
    May need some therapy, but fear that its too deep rooted.
     
  20. chopfloat

    chopfloat Have bat will travel. Founder Administrator

    NORTHUMBRIA LEAGUE.
    Brandon Air (5) : Lee Tinkler (2), Jamie Lupton (2) and Try Maddison (1)
    St.Chads (5) : Jimmy Scope (2), Barry Cuthbertson (1) and Dave Bissett (1) + doubles.
    A good competitive match.
    Although I did play reasonably wheel against, Lee and Troy, once again my Achilles Heel was exposed when I played, Jamie. Three straight this time.
    Still felt uncomfortable when I had to force the pace. Thinking of changing my forehand rubber and going back to the Stonewall defence mode.( It may well be that I'm just a bit stale and need to refresh my game)

     

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