New Zealand Members Meet to Honour James Morris

All smiles in Waiheke Island, left to right Geoff Rau, Kadia Keller-Rice, James Morris, Yvonne Fogarty, Barry Griffiths and Alan Tomlinson Presenting James Morris with a memento to mark his achievement on being named Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit (ONZM) earlier this year on the New Year Honours list, the New Zealand Swaythling Club met Sunday 28th April. Members present were James Morris, Alan Tomlinson, Geoff Rau, Barry Griffith, Kadia Keller-Rice and Yvonne Fogarty. “We all delighted in reminiscing, sharing stories and during lunch we presented James with a memento of the special honour in being made an officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit.” Yvonne Fogarty An idyllic setting for the occasion included a ferry from Auckland to Waiheke

Swaythling Club Annual General

Notice of the 2024 AGM Notice is hereby given that the 2024 AGM will be held in Fiera di Roma, Italy, the venue of the World Masters Championships, on Saturday 13th July at 14.00 followed by a small reception for our members present at approx. 16.00. The Agenda for the AGM will be published on our website by the 13th June 2024 and the precise location for the AGM will be published on our website as soon as possible. We are working on the possibility to have the meeting as a hybrid meeting and will publish details of how you can attend online as soon as we can. This is also a call for submission of propositions for amendments to the Constitution. These

Niels Ramberg Passes the 100 mark and still going strong

Niels Ramberg at the 2023 European Veteran Championships (Photo: Brage Titlestad)

Niels Ramberg at the 2023 European Veteran Championships (Photo: Brage Titlestad) At the World Veteran Championships, he owns 12 medals of which four are gold, at the European medals 18 in total, also four being gold. It is a quite incredible record, now could Niels Ramberg be set to be the all time great in any sport? On Sunday 14th April at the Danish National Championships, in the over 75 years category he won the men’s singles, the men’s doubles partnering Erling Nielsen and the mixed alongside Else Marie Vedel. Since winning the cadet boys’ singles title in 1960, he has now collected 101 national titles! Is this a record in any sport, a place in the Guinness Book of Records? Bordtennis Denmark, the ITTF member

Celebrate World Table Tennis Day

Tuesday 23rd April 2024 is World Table Tennis; pick up a racket and take part! It is the day we celebrate the reason why we all started to play, quite simply it was good fun, for many it remained good fun, for others it became a vocation. What do you have to do? Create a table tennis session, match, tournament, festival or any other creative platform to enjoy the sport with or without regular table tennis equipment. Use desks instead of table tennis tables, phones instead of rackets and be as creative as you like! Invite people of different age groups, gender identities, abilities, nationalities, backgrounds, contexts etc. to play together while celebrating the idea of diversity! World Table Tennis Day - Registration