Swiss Members Meet

Member of the Swiss branch of the Swaythling Club International held the 2023 Annual General Meeting on Saturday 25th November in Wettingen near Zurich. (left to right) Teresia Földy, Thomas Sadecky, Thomas Busin, Reto Bazzi, Claude Diethelm

Ilona Kerekes (1926-2023)

Ilona Kerekes It is with great sadness that the death of Hungary’s Ilona Kerekes has been advised. Born on Monday 25th October 1926, she passed away in October 2023. At the World Championships, playing under her maiden name Solyom; alongside Gizi Farkas, Rozsi Karpati and Ilona Király she was a member of the Hungarian outfit that won women's team silver in 1950 in Budapest. Four years later in 1954 in London, known as Kerekes, when joining forces with Gizi Farkas, Éva Kóczián and Agnes Simon, again the medal colour was silver. In addition, at the 1960 European Championships in Zagreb; she was a member of the gold medal winning women's team alongside Eva Koczian, Gizi Farkas, Sarolta Mathe and Livia Mossoczy. Later in the same tournament

Welcome, Ian Harrison

Ian Harrison in 1960 having won both men's singles and men's doubles titles at the English Open The Swaythling Club International is pleased to welcome Ian Harrison as its most recent member. A member of the England national team from 1955 to 1969, most notably at the 1960 English Open he secured the men's singles and the mixed doubles titles partnering Diane Rowe. Amongst many successes he won the men's singles title at the English National Championships in 1961 and 1967. Read: Table Tennis Times Autumn 2023: Pages 10 - 15