Jeff Ingber, one the very earliest junior internationals

One of the last from the hard pimpled rubber bat era (Photo: courtesy of Diane Webb) by Diane Webb Born in 1935 in Manchester, in 1950 Jeff Inger became one of the first ever junior internationals, before gaining his first senior cap against Yugoslavia in 1957 in Norwich, the first of nearly 60 caps. He played in three World Championships just missing out on a medal in 1961 when the England men’s team finished fourth, his best individual result was with Elsie Carrington in the mixed doubles when they reached the last 16 in 1959 and beat the strong United States pair of Dick Miles and Leah Neuberger. Jeff also played in the European Championships and many international matches. In the Home Nations

Oman ready, state-of-the-art venue

The inspection team in Muscat (left to right) Hans Westling, Gordon Kaye, Reto Bazzi, Sajad Al-Lawati, Jordi Serra and Mohammad Atoum (Photo: courtesy of Jordi Serra) by Ian Marshall, Editor The home earlier this year for an ITTF Challenge Series and ITTF World Junior Circuit tournament, Oman will host the 2022 World Veteran Championships; the projected dates are either early March or early May. Venue for the tournament will be the Oman Convention and Exhibition Centre in the country’s capital city of Oman, a world class facility that has an auditorium which seats 3,200 delegates, over 55 meeting areas plus 22,000 square metres of flooring for competition. Additionally, the JW Marriott five star hotel is linked to the Centre plus the four star Crowne

Bordeaux set to break all records?

Meeting in Las Vegas (left to right) Reto Bazzi, Vincent Labarde, Hans Westling, Benoît Glorieux, Claude Bergeret, Öivind Eriksen, Gloria Wagener (Photo: ITTF) by Ian Marshall, Editor Organised by a national federation experienced in staging major international tournaments, the French city of Bordeaux, a major tourist destination and wine producing region, is the home for the forthcoming 2020 World Veteran Championships; play commences on Monday 8th June and concludes on Sunday 14th June. Is the tournament set to break all records? Entries opened on Friday 1st March; to date over 2,500 players have registered. The goal is 4,600 competitors. In 2006, the city of Bremen set new levels in terms of numbers, as no less than 3,650 entries were received; in 2012 in Stockholm,