Promising junior, successful veteran

Ryan Jenkins, the loyal Welshman (Photo: courtesy of Table Tennis Association of Wales) by Ian Marshall, Editor Once a promising junior; then a successful senior; competing on home soil, Welshman Ryan Jenkins, alongside Denmark’s Pia Toelhoj emerged the most successful players at the 2019 ITTF Veteran World Tour tournament staged at the Cardiff Metropolitan University, on Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th December. Both concluded play in the principality’s capital city as the “Champion of Champions”. In a group organised event, Ryan Jenkins, who has represented Wales at every possible level from cadet to veteran and plays a major role in promoting the national association’s fortunes alongside younger brother, Stephen, emerged the men’s singles 40 years winner. He finished ahead of England’s Daryn Dobson-Bailey and India’s