Once again Claude Bergeret, the first and only, elected President

Claude Bergeret returned unopposed (Photo: ITTF) The first and only French female player to strike gold at a World Championships, when she secured the mixed doubles title in partnership with the late Jacques Secretin in 1977 in Birmingham, on Saturday 11th December, there was another “first and only” for Claude Bergeret. She was elected President of the Swaythling Club International, at the organisation’s first and only Annual General Meeting to be held virtually. Furthermore, she becomes the first and only native of France to command the office. Notably, she succeeds Ebby Schöler and is the ninth to hold the office since Victor Barna was elected at the inaugural meeting in 1967. Later, in addition to Victor Barna and Ebby Schöler, Joe Veselsky, Zarko Dolinar, Johnny