Alan Hydes Promoting Good Relations

A member of the England team that visited China following the 1971 World Championships in Nagoya, Alan Hydes, member of the Swaythling Club International, continues to promote good relations. Using modern day technology, a Zoom call with the Chinese Embassy in London is planned for Tuesday 27th September.

Celebrating Ten Years Since London 2012

On Tuesday 6th September, Karen Tonge OBE, Chair of British Para Table Tennis and member of the Swaythling Club International, alongside Andrew Parsons, President of the International Paralympic Committee, were featured on Channel 4, a British television network, to celebrated 10 years since the London 2012 Paralympic Games. Karen is also a member of ITTF Para Committee and deputy Chair ETTU Para Committee.

ITTF World Veteran Tour: Next Stop Loutraki

b The World Veteran Tour for 2022 comprises four tournaments; after Otocec, the next stop is Loutraki. Thursday 8th - Sunday 11th September: Otocec, SloveniaFriday 14th - Sunday 16th October: Loutraki, GreeceThursday 3rd - Sunday 6th November: Djerba, TunisiaWednesday 14th - Saturday 17th December: Los Angeles, USA Every event winner of the “World Veteran Tour – Road to Oman” receives a free entry for the Oman 2023 World Veteran Championships. All participants of the Tour will benefit from a 10 per cent discount on the entry fee of the World Championships. ITTF World Veteran Tour Road to Oman - Otocec, Slovenia: Prospectus...ITTF World Veteran Tour Road to Oman - Loutraki, Greece: Prospectus...ITTF World Veteran Tour Road to Oman: All Tournaments...Oman ITTF World Veteran Championships: Full

Swaythling Club Reception in Rimini

Present at the reception: (left to right) Lilamani de Soysa, Harvey Webb, Gloria Wagener, Claude Bergeret, Hans Westling, Reto Bazzi, Michael Theis, Torben Günther, Ina Jozepsone, Øivind Eriksen (Photo by Diane Webb) by Diane Webb The Swaythling Club International Reception (SCI) was attended by 33 members, guests, sponsors and prominent officers and officials on Thursday 30th June at the Stag European Veteran Championships in Rimini, Italy. Also present were representatives from the 2023 World Veteran Championships (WVC) in Oman and the 2023 European Veteran Championships in Norway. Gloria Wagener, Michael Theis, Beverley Godfrey (Photo by Diane Webb) nnnnnnnnnnnn It was a time not only to socialise but to show appreciation to the retiring members of the WVC whose role has now finished due to the ITTF

Alan Hydes, Centre Court

Alan Hydes, Swaythling Club International member, with his son Paul were present at Wimbledon on Monday 4th July to watch Nick Kyrgios beat Stefanos Tsitsipas. A rather pleasant suburb in south east London, Paul is the Sidcup tennis champion.

Reception in Rimini, unstinting service rewarded

Members of the Swaythling Club Executive Committee and colleagues in Rimini (Photo:SCI) bbb At the 2022 European Veteran Championships in Rimini, on the evening of Thursday 30th June, Claude Bergeret, President of the Swaythling Club International, presented awards to members of the former SCI World Veteran Championship Committee members. Hans Westling has been present at every World Veteran Championships either as player or official (Photo: Leon Libin)

Swaythling Club Members Present in Rimini

Gloria Wagener, Öivind Eriksen and Beverley Godfrey in Rimni (Photo: Leon Libin) Several members of the Swaythling Club International are present at the Stag 2022 European Veteran Table Tennis Championships. The opening ceremony opened proceedings on Saturday 25th June; play concludes on Saturday 2nd July. Reto Bazzi and Zdenko Kriz at the Opening Ceremony (Photo: Leon Libin) Vivek Kohli, Manager Director of Stag, present in Rimini (Photo: Leon Libin) Stag 2022 European Veteran Table Tennis Championships...Draws and Results

Celebrated guests watch as Cédric Nuytinck wins number five

Norbert Van de Walle, Marie-France Germiat, Jean-Michel Saive, Dominique Lohest, Pierre Juliens and Frans Lanckman (Photo: Pierre Juliens) A most celebrated group of former Belgian players, Norbert Van de Walle, Marie-France Germiat, Jean-Michel Saive, Dominique Lohest, Pierre Juliens and Frans Lanckman all attended theNational Championships staged in Knokke-Heist on Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th June. Cédric Nuytinck won the men's singles title for the fifth consecutive time.   Men's Singles QF: Cédric Nuytinck v Adrien Rassenfosse 4,6,15,4 QF: Robin Devos v Louis Laffineur 9,7,8,7 QF: Martin Allegro v Tom Closset 7,12,6,9 QF: Florent Lambiet v Laurens Devos 8,5,-9,-7,8,3 SF: Cédric Nuytinck v Robin Devos 7,9,-8,7,-6,-12,5 SF: Florent Lambiet v Martin Allegro -14,9,8,9,1 F: Cédric Nuytinck v Florent Lambiet 3,8,-9,6,4   Women's Singles QF: Nathalie Marchetti v Sara Devos 8,4,-6,9,-6,5 QF: Daria Mityukova v Natacha Koszulap

Remembering the first World Veteran Championships

The three remaining organisers of the very first World Veteran Championships staged in May 1982 met recently in June in Gothenburg to celebrate the 40 years jubilee. Left to right - Hans Westling, Roland Andreasson and Ingemar Adelin enjoyed a most pleasant lunch.