Welcome visitors

Alan Hydes delighted to receive a special guest, Mary Wright Welcome visitor to the home of Alan Hydes in Littlehampton on the south coast of England were Brian and Mary Wright. Like Alan Hydes, both England internationals. During an illustrious career, Mary Wright won three bronze medals at World Championships, three gold, two silver and five bronze at European Championships. Additionally, Mary Wright was a Table Tennis Hall of Fame Inductee at Table Tennis England's Centenary Dinner. Brian Wright and Alan Hydes

World Veteran Championships, Guest Players

The Organising Committee of the 2023 World Veteran Championships, to be staged in Muscat, Oman from Sunday 15th to Saturday 21st January, kindly invites six members of the Swaythling Club International to compete in the week-long tournament Kindly note the Oman Organising Committee will be responsible for accommodation, meals and local transport costs. Applicants are reminded that they are responsible for entering the tournament via the on-line registration system and paying the appropriate fees. Additionally, they are responsible for all associated travel costs. Applications for the places should be sent to the Harvey Webb, Secretary Swaythling Club International, to arrive no later than Tuesday 28th June, after which date the Executive Committee will meet and select the successful applicants. Contact by email: harveywebb17@gmail.com Age Categories (for

Seeking past editions of Swaythling Club News

The Swaythling Club Executive Committee is seeking to keep an archive comprising all the "SCI News" publications since creation in 1967. Issues from number 1 to number 27 are missing as are numbers 28, 29, 30, 35, 43, 46, 54 and 66. If any member is in possession of these items would you kindly scan and forward to: Claude Bergeret, SCI President. Email: claude.bergeret@fftt.email

World Veteran Championships 2023: Age Categories Confirmed

The World Veteran Championships, although to be staged in January 2023 will adopt the age categories for 2022. Ever since first staged in 1982 in Gothenburg, the tournament has been staged on a biennial basis. Unfortunately, owing to the pandemic, the event planned for 2000 in Bordeaux was cancelled but as the next edition is scheduled for 2024, the two year cycle will be maintained. Therefore, all individuals who are older than 40 years of age or who will be 40 years of age during the year 2022 are eligible to participate. bbbbb Age Categories: •             40-44 years (born between 1982 and 1978) •             45-49 years (born between 1977 and 1973) •             50-54 years (born between 1972 and 1968) •             55-59 years (born between 1967 and 1963) •             60-64 years

Minutes of Swaythling Club Annual General Meeting

A virtual On-Line Meeting held at 14.00 CET on Saturday 11th December 2021Note:- This meeting was attended by 34 members. 1 ) Chairman’s WelcomeBefore the chairman’s welcome, Claude Bergeret , SCI Secretary, started the meeting. She welcomed everybody being very happy to see all the participants, 30 at the moment of the start of the meeting. She informed the meeting of the necessary technical information and advice to run a smooth meeting, and especially asked for permission to record the meeting for the unique purpose of helping production of minutes. She thanked Alen Ivancin for the preparation of the meeting and Pierre Kass their technical knowledge and their help and involvement in this meeting. She presented apologies from Ebby Schöler who could not attend a

Alan Hydes featured on MakatonMonday

Alan Hydes at the 1971 Canadian Open (Photo: Malcolm Anderson) Alan Hydes was featured recently on #MakatonMonday. The principle behind #MakatonMonday is to encourage everyone to take a small step towards learning how to sign in order to help those suffering hearing loss. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LrbzpZyTjYw&feature=youtu.be

May 2022 – ITTF Veteran International Calendar

nnnnnnnnnn Updated on Sunday 1st May 2022 26th – 29th May 2022Ruhpolding, Germany10th Bavarian Veteran C’shipsWebsite: www.ruhpolding.de/tischtennisEmail: joschett@gmx.de or michael.hellwig@online.de ........... 28th – 29th May 2022Albena, Bulgaria8th International Tournament AlbenaWebsite: www.tabletennisalbena.comEmail: damakupa91@userittfadmin ........... 2nd – 5th June 2022Jeddah, Saudi ArabiaSaudi Arabia Veteran OpenEmail: khsalhy@userittfadmin ........... 11th – 12th June 2022Trier, Germany66th International City Veteran ChampionshipsWebsite: www.ttcgelbrottrier.comEmail: ttcgelbrottrier@aol.com ........... 27th June – 2nd July 2022Rimini, Italy14th European Veteran ChampionshipsWebsite: www.evc2022.it ........... 20th – 24th July 2022Albena, Bulgaria24th International Festival AlbenaWebsite: www.tabletennisalbena.comEmail: damakupa91@userittfadmin ........... 22nd – 24th July 2022Senden-Ottmarsbocholt, Germany3rd Int. WTTV-CupWebsite: www.bwo-sport.deEmail: muennemann@gmx.de ........... 6th – 7th August 2022Varna, Bulgaria22nd International Tournament VarnaEmail: i.id@abv.bg ........... 13th – 14th August 202211th International Tournament BurgasBurgas, BulgariaEmail: skgv_burgas@abv.bg ........... 25th – 28th August 2022Albena, Bulgaria (Postponed)8th International Team Championships ........... 3rd – 4th September 2022Sunderland, EnglandVetts North EasternEmail: tournament@vetts.org.uk ........... 25th September – 1st October 2022Antalya, Turkey28th Antalya