Potential New Members in Lima

Present at the Pan American Veteran Championships being staged in the Peruvian capital city of Lima from Monday 21st to Saturday 26th November is Claude Bergeret, President of the Swaythling Club International. The occasion affords the opportunity to introduce new players to the Swaythling Club International, Colombia’s Carlos Orlando Rodriguez Lesmes and Jairo Gonzales showed an interest. Also, one wonders could there be potential new members from Peru? Olympians Magali Montes (Barcelona 1992), Eliana Gonzalez del Riego (Barcelona 1992 & Atlanta 1996), Milagritos Gorriti (Atlanta 1996) and Marisol Espineira (Athens 2004) all meet the membership criteria. Staged at the Polideportivo 3 de la Sede Legado Videna, over 270 players from 16 ITTF member associations are on duty in a tournament where the youngest age

Annual General Meeting – Sunday 4th December

The 2022 Annual General Meeting of the Swaything Club International will take place on Sunday 4th December, commencing at 7.00 pm, in the Rotana Hotel, Amman. Jordan. Annual General Meeting Agenda Annual General Meeting: Proposals for Amendment to Constitution Annual General Meeting: Financial Statement

Jacques Hélaine (1941-2022)

President of the French Table Tennis Federation from April to December 2011, Jacques Hélaine passed away on Wednesday 19th October; he was 81 years old. A valued member of the Swaythling Club International, former international, he competed in both World and European Championships; domestically, he was the men’s singles runner up at the French National Championships in both 1964 and 1971,  the men’s doubles winner partnering Vincent Purkart in 1964, 1965 and 1969 as well as alongside Jacques Gambier in 1966. Playing days over, he assumed a coaching role, in addition to undertaking administrative duties. He became President of the Amiens club and Vice-President of the Picardy League, before in 1980 becoming the first high-level sportsman to be elected within the management committee