NATIONAL TABLE TENNIS CHAMPIONSHIPS
Torrisholme’s great table tennis adventure came to an end at Grantham with 3 narrow defeats against some of the country’s best young players in the last 16 of the National tournament on Sunday 23rd February.
An exciting first match against Bradford Grammar School saw Torrisholme on the end of 3 five set defeats. Lucas, Matthew and Will each won a match, leading to a 5-3 defeat.
Against Kingston-Upon-Hull, Torrisholme expected a heavy defeat. However, great performances from all the boys, especially Lucas and Matthew who won 2 and 1 match respectively, saw Torrisholme again suffer a 5-3 defeat.
In the last match, with the boys naturally exhibiting signs of tiredness, Lucas and Matthew were again victorious in a 6-2 defeat. Lucas left the tournament as the strongest number 4 player, having defeated the other three number 4s, as well as a number 3, on his way to a record of: played 6, won 4. Matthew won 3 of his matches, Will won 1 and Bradley, although he battled hard, didn’t manage to record a victory.
All the boys played with talent, spirit and sportsmanship and can be extremely proud of their efforts this year.