Well the junior team in Division 4 cannot be stopped this season having won 7 out of 8 matches and drew the only other in the Bury and District table Tennis League. They play most of their matches against the more mature end of the player’s age category up to 70 and 80 year olds who can still play a mean and experienced game.
Considering that they were mid table in the Division lower last season shows how much they have all improved. Adam Kenzitt heads the averages having lost just 4 out of 24 sets. Max Brooks has a better % having lost just 3 out of 21. Harry Bell isn’t far behind having won 15 out of 24 sets.
Here is a short video of Adam on the far side honing his skills with Harry at the Academy coaching sessions on Friday nights.
In Division 5 the Academy put a second team in for the first time for a few years. It is for players at the Academy who have never played competitive table tennis before so they are on a steep learning curve. They have just 1 win from the 8 matches played and will be learning all of the time. There is a squad of half a dozen members who want to experience competitive TT but not play on a regular basis. Some of the players are playing in the Table Tennis England Cadet League where they play players aged 14 and under.
Check all of the results on the Bury League website: http://www.burytt.co.uk/
Adam and Harry head off to Blackpool on 2nd November when they play in a Table Tennis England 2 star tournament for juniors and Cadets. This shows how keen they are to get as much experience as they can by playing other players at the same/similar age who are amongst the best in the North West. Watch for a report to follow.