Hugo Calderano and Hina Hayata win in Doha

Hugo Calderano, the men's singles winner in Doha (Photo: Rémy Gros) Brazil’s Hugo Calderano and Japan’s Hina Hayata won the respective men’s singles and women’s singles titles at the WTT Star Contender Doha 2021 tournament on Saturday 25th September. Success for Hina Hayata came after she had partnered Shunsuke Togami to mixed doubles gold. Notably, Japan departed with three titles, Minani Ando and Miyu Nagasaki emerged the women’s doubles winners. The men’s doubles was won by Korea Republic’s An Jaehyun and Cho Seungmin. Hina Hayata, women's singles winner (Photo: Rémy Gros) Men’s SinglesSF: Hugo Calderano (BRA) v Liam Pitchford (ENG) 11-5, 6-11, 10-12, 11-9, 11-3, 11-9SF: Darko Jorgic (SLO) v Lee Sangsu (SLO) 13-11, 12-14, 11-7, 9-11, 11-7, 11-2F: Hugo Calderano (BRA) v Darko Jorgic (SLO)

Orange Order of Orange-Nassau bestowed on Han Gooten

Han Gootzen recognised for his contribution to the community (Photo: courtesy of Bert van der Helm) Presented on Monday 26th April, a total of six men and one woman received the Member of the Order of Orange-Nassau; one such recipient was 62-year-old Han Gootzen from Uden. A national holiday, known as King’s Day, the day marks the birth of Willem-Alexander, the King of the Netherlands, the award is made in recognition of outstanding service to the community in general. In addition to being Chair of the Business Events Uden Foundation from 2013 to 2017 and being a mainstay at Uden Hockey Club, in 1969 Han Gooten became a Board Member of the Netherlands Table Tennis Association, serving for 24 years. More recently, in the