Our table tennis season hit a highpoint with the Sixth Annual Table Tennis Tournament, held March 7th an 8th. Over 40 competitors from Vancouver, Victoria, Black Creek, Cumberland, Courtenay and Denman Island competed in day long Round-Robin preliminaries followed by Single-Knockout play-downs. Podium positions were contested in Novice, Women’s, Recreational and Competitive Singles. Recreational and Competitive Doubles completed the schedule.
New tables, the ball robot and a coaching program have all contributed to an improved level of play. Ed Schum’s table tennis blades are popping up everywhere. The winners from this year’s tournament included many island players. Here’s some of our local talent….
Table tennis doesn’t end with the tournament. It continues Wednesdays, 6 to 9 pm and Sundays, 9 am to 1:30 pm. The Saturday evening coaching is on hold for now. We have four tables for singles/doubles play and one table for ball robot drills. If it gets really busy we shut down the robot and open the 5th table for regular play.