Torrisholme win the B division of the Bay League competition!!!!! Congratulations to Joey Richardson and George Abel who came top of the B division.
Well done to all the other teams who represented Torrisholme. They all played brilliantly and gained good league positions against tough competition.
Lancashire Table Tennis Individual Competition Saturday 4th February
the team travelled to St Bead's school in Blackburn again on Saturday to take part in an individual competition.
Torrisholme Table tennis team-
Phoebe van Frank
Every single child played brilliantly and should be extremely proud of themselves.
After the first round 7 out of 10 of our players made it through to the next round. Those who missed out were unfortunate to have been placed in a group against extremely tough competition from Greatwood
Will Walker, Ruby Tague and Jessica Broster progressed into the semi-finals and what a performance they put in. There were some extremely tense moments in all their games and the result could've gone either way. Jessica Broster progressed into the final of the girls under 11 and brought the runners-up trophy back to Torrisholme!
An outstanding display from every single member of the Torrisholme team. You should be extremely proud of yourselves, well done.
The New Season 2016/2017
There are two Table Tennis sessions each week: one on Wednesday, with Miss Stalker, the other on Friday, with Ms Thomas. Keep an eye on this page to see who is leading the league tables.
Table Tennis Season 2015/2016
Table tennis next Thursday (24th March) is ONLY for Year 6 children as we are holding a mini-tournament to say thank you to them for all their efforts over the past couple of years.
Next week, Wednesday (23rd march) table tennis is only for the Y5 children who usually attend on a Wednesday.
There is obviously no Friday (25th March) table tennis next week as school is closed.
From w.b. 28.3.15, table tennis is only on Thursday and Friday - please check your child's letter to see which day they have been invited.
Good luck to all these children who are playing in the Lancashire individual championships on 6th February.
Will Walker, Sam Hayward, Joe Thompson, Jake Lloyd, Ben Dickson, Will Johnson, Ruby Tague, Lexie Ball, Ciara McCahon.
The teams have been picked for the Lancashire championships:
A team: Will Walker, Sam Hayward, Josh Collins, Joe Thompson
B team: Jamie Holmes, Jake Lloyd, Will Johnson, Ryan Cochrane, Kenzie Backhouse
Girls team: Lexie Ball, Jessica Broster, Ruby Tague, Cira McCahon
Please return your letters as soon as possible.
Saturday November 14th - Lancashire table tennis championships - A team, B team, Girls' team - all to be confirmed.
Saturday 12th December - Bay League round 2. Teams as originally picked for round 1.
With the first Bay League event almost upon us, and after a fiercely fought trial this morning, the teams have finally been picked for the first round of matches on Saturday 17th October:
Torrisholme 1: Will Walker, Hayden Mills, Josh Collins
Torrisholme 2: Jamie Holmes, Ryan Cochrane, Joe Thompson
Torrisholme 3: Lexie Ball, Will Johnson, Jake Lloyd
Torrisholme 4: Ben Dickson, Kenzie Backhouse
Torrisholme 5: Ashton Pinington, Harry Holroyd Max Hustwick.
I will shortly be picking the team for the Lancashire Championships on Saturday14th November. Hopefully this will be the first step on our journey to a 3rd successive National Championships. With only Will Walker and Sam Hayward assured of a place in the team, competition for places is hotting up. The more practise you can do the better - remember, 5:30pm-6:30pm every Thursday at Morecambe High School is the place to be!
Sunday 22nd March - National team final, Birmingham
Saturday 25th April - National individual finals, Tipton
Good luck to all involved.
Well done to Matthew Westworth who became Torrisholme's first ever County champion with a stunning victory in the singles on Saturday. Matthew dropped one set in 5 matches and won the final in straight sets to emerge as the champion. Well done also to Josh Allison, who reached the semi-finals, and Harvey O'Donnell who reached the quarter finals.
NATIONAL TABLE TENNIS CHAMPIONSHIPS 23.02.14
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.
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.
LANCASHIRE SCHOOLS' TABLE TENNIS CHAMPIONSHIPS
An unbelievably tense morning’s table tennis in Blackburn ended with Torrisholme Primary School being crowned Lancashire School’s Champions for the very first time.
The team of Lucas Pinington, Matthew Westworth, Bradley Wilkinson and Will Silverwood travelled to Blackburn more in hope than expectation, knowing that great rivals Greatwood would need to be beaten for the first time ever.
In the first match, against Greatwood B, all players performed brilliantly with an 8-0 victory setting up the day nicely. The four boys knew the big test was yet to come.
Against Greatwood A, a great start saw both Will and Bradley defeat their opposite numbers, both of whom they lost to the last time out. Will took apart the Greatwood number 1 with a great display of attacking hitting. Bradley followed suit as his mighty forehand was too much for the Greatwood number 2.
Lucas played a great game against the Greatwood number 3 and was unlucky to lose it in 3 tight sets. The game of the morning so far saw Matthew win a ding-dong battle 11-9 in the fifth set against the Greatwood 4, leaving Torrisholme 3-1 up after the first round of matches.
Will followed this with a tight win against Greatwood 3, leaving Torrisholme just one game from victory. Bradley lost an incredible game against Greatwood 1, leaving the score 4-2 going into the last two games. Pressure was on Lucas as Matthew was definitely the underdog against Finn, the Greatwood 2. Lucas played really well and was very unlucky to lose the second set incredibly 18-16.
Meanwhile, on the other table, Matthew had stormed into a 2-0 lead, only for Finn to mount a comeback. Matthew kept his nerve and converted his 3rd match point to send the Torrisholme faithful into raptures. Lucas battled hard to the end and was again unlucky to lose.
A 5-3 victory for the boys in blue sees them progress to the Northern finals on January 18th. What a proud day for all involved!!