Club Info



Background

Our Table Tennis Club first started in September 1968  at Old Chesterton School Battersea Park Road, it operated under the umbrella of Inner London Education Authority until March 1991,  the closing date of the ILEA.  The Club was then re-housed  at the York Gardens Community Centre in Battersea Park Road and it was there that we renamed our club York Gardens Table Tennis Club  in September 1992. We had to move from York Gardens Community Centre as it being was converted to a library so therefore we had to find another home.   

We managed to find a venue at Ernest Bevin College on a temporary basis for two years when we again had to move as they were converting their gyms to a new sport hall. At which point we relocated to our present venue, which is at Fircroft Primary School.

Achievements

During this period we have had some  successful achievements with our Junior Players ie Howard Quarty became British Junior Champion,our boys playing for the Wandsworth Borough won the Gold in the 2002 LYG (London Youth Games).

York Gardens trained The Wandsworth Girls team who Won Silver at the 2009 LYG and Silver again in the 2010 LYG.  Also the York Gardens trained The Wandsworth Boys team who also Won Silver at the 2010 LYG .

One of our long term members,  Aaron McKibbin , is also training at Sheffield and is aiming to represent Great Britain in the 2012 Para Olympics.Aaron is a regular Player (Class 8) for Team GB Paralympics Team.

We have teams in the British Junior League (Boys and Girls) plus Senior British league (British League is considered to be the Premier Club Team competition in the country) and have won many Divisional titles and Player of the season awards.

We also have teams in the Wandsworth and District Table Tennis League where the Club has won many Divisional titles and also achieved numerous individual successes in the end of season annual tournament. ( see the Wandsworth & District Table Tennis League History in our Link page).

In 2013 our Womens British League Team was formed ,York Gardens Angels 1 and then in 2014 another  Womens Team was added York Gardens Angels II...York Gardens Angels 1 gained promotion from Division 5 to  Division 4 in there 1st season.Both Teams currently top there Divisions.

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York Gardens,
21 Oct 2010, 14:13
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