Membership is open to adult & junior players of league standard, having also been approved by 'playing interview'. Other Juniors need to be recommended for membership via the Wednesday Junior Coaching Initiative. There is currently a ceiling on the number of members. Please see our fees page for further details.
Visitors are welcome to try out our facilities, but only on Friday and Sunday evenings, the only exception to this is that existing members can invite guests at any time. Visitors are expected to be "LEAGUE STANDARD", they must provide their own equipment and be appropriately dressed in non-white sports clothing and non-marking trainers. Therefore, no playing in shoes, trousers, Board shorts etc. Visitors may only come to the club on 4 occasions before they are required to obtain TTE membership, TTE Associate membership is free of charge (Please see our fees page for further details)
League table tennis
For the 2016 / 2017 Season, Graham Spicer have entered club teams in the following leagues:
Veteran Mens British League, Womens British League, Thames Valley Table Tennis League and Sutton & District Table Tennis League.
Table tennis coaching
Adult & junior, one to one or group table tennis coaching is available, this is open to members & non-members, please see our coaching page for further details.
After the first weekend the ladies were in 2nd last place so had to perform better for the 2nd weekend to have any chance of remaining in the Division 3 following their promotion the previous year. Things did not go according to plan as our top 2 ranked players were not available and the rules only provide for the replacement player to be 'lower' ranked nationally. The team did not survive and were relegated to Div 4. The team was represented by Michelle McGovern (replaced by Medha Verma), Janice Lee, Lute Durham and Captain Kumiko.
Veteran Mens Teams
Open singles: winner - Hiroyuki Asano, runner-up - Masaki Iizuka
Handicap singles: winner - Young Lee, runner-up - Sue Raymond
Fun Doubles: winners - David Shore and Carmen Vadji, runners-up - Darshan Kumaresan and David H
This last weekend was the turn of the Senior Women's team captained by Kumiko. Last year the team were promoted from Div 4 to Div 3 where the standard is considerably higher, especially after losing a couple of players. This year the team was Kumiko Williams, Michelle McGovern, Lute Durham, and Janice Lee. The team did not fare so well finishing last of the 6 teams. The good news is though that 2 other teams are on 2 points also, so all is not lost! The Club also enters Junior & Cadet teams in TTE competition so more news of the Club's fortunes to follow. Enjoy your new season of table tennis.
Shruti Chowdhary beat last year winner David Bangerter in semi final whilst Tin-Chi Ivan Wong beat Peter Lyall with his strong attack in his semi final. Shruti Chowdhary beat Tin-Chi Ivan Wong 11-8 in the 5th to win the event.
The event was held at Graham Spicer:
The Cup Winners were - Spicer 9 who beat NPL.
The Plate winners were - Spicer 3 who beat Molesey 2.
The event was held at Graham Spicer, Steve Fagan was runner-up in the over 40's having allready beaten the eventual winner Steve Davis in the group stage. Sally Cimiotti won the over-40’s Women’s event. Sally beat Carmen Vadji in the group stages and then again in the final. Carmen Vadji beat Kim Johnson in the over 60’s Women’s final. Ajay Shah was Champion of the Men’s over-60’s event with Robert Barr as runner-up. Lute Durham won the under-21’s Women’s final against Ellie Frost. In the under-21’s Men’s Final Robert Pelc beat Damien Gray. Michelle McGovern beat Sally Cimiotti in the final of the Women’s Senior event.
Photographs show members Damien Gray, Sally Cimiotti & Michelle McGovern, Ajay Shah
The newly formed Graham Spicer Womens British League Team - consisting of Kumiko Williams, Michelle McGovern, Sandy Nash, Ikue Humphrey & Sue Pingram.
Two weekends of table tennis culminated in our team holding on to the runners up spot held over from weekend one in div 4 Women's British League. So, Graham Spicer ladies should be promoted to division 3 next season.
Osteopathy discounts for Graham Spicer members
Osteopathy treatment at a discounted rate of £25 per session for Graham Spicer members. Contact Simon Narramore www.croydonosteopath.co.uk 020-86882088
Health & Safety
Please could all members & guests make sure they sign the Fire Safety book on entering & leaving the club premises, as this is a Health & Safety requirement.
Graham Spicer Institute
Visit the Graham Spicer Institute website, the site explains what the Institute is about, contains some history about the venue and people, and has pages dedicated to the activities that are available.