Greenhouse Sports Success at Table Tennis London Zone Finals
The hard work and dedication of our table tennis programmes from Burlington Danes Academy, Harefield Academy and Ernest Bevin College has paid off as they each secured wins at the London Table Tennis Zone Finals on 15 January.
Ernest Bevin coach Renan Wiest called the victories “outstanding”, and said, “We definitely started the year on the right foot.”
In an incredible result, Harefield Academy and Burlington Danes Academy were both double winners, with the Harefield U19 Boys and U19 Girls and the Burlington Danes U16 Girls and U13 Girls coming out on top. The U19 Girls team at Morpeth School also took silver in their match against fellow Greenhouse Sports programme Eastbury Comprehensive.
Greenhouse Sports’ success at the Zone Finals is a testament to the commitment of the young people and the excellence of our coaches. The players also had the chance to meet the Paralympic medallist table tennis player Aaron McKibbin, who, when he is not practicing his sport, is devoted to inspiring young people to play table tennis. The winners will now have the chance to compete at the Regional Finals in Bournemouth and Bristol held in early March, with places at stake at the National Finals.
Harefield Academy 4-4 Whitgift School (Harefield win on countback); 3rd place – Ernest Bevin College
Round-robin: Harefield Academy (winners); Morpeth School (runners-up); Eastbury Comprehensive (third place)
Ernest Bevin College 5-1 Sacred Heart Catholic School; 3rd place – Burlington Danes Academy
Burlington Danes Academy 5-1 Holland Park Academy; 3rd place – Sacred Heart Catholic School
University College School 5-3 Ernest Bevin College; 3rd place – London Academy
Round-robin: Burlington Danes Academy (winners); Richmond Park Academy (runners-up); Barnet (third place)
Congratulations to everyone who participated on the day – amazing effort and keep it up!
The Ernest Bevin U19, U16, and U13 teams.
The winning Burlington Danes Academy U16 Girls with Jack Petchey Foundation ambassador Dean Milton (left) and Aaron McKibbin.
The winning Burlington Danes Academy U13 Girls with Aaron McKibbin and Emily St John of Table Tennis England (right).
Cacherel (U16 Boys Burlington Danes Academy) had an impressive win, beating the Singapore number 3 cadet and England number 1 cadet, Joseph Hee.
Our Greenhouse Sports table tennis programmes are made possible by the support of the players of the People’s Postcode Lottery.