SPINNEROOS is here!
You’re young, you’re small and you’ve got the energy to burn. It’s time to join Spinneroos.
Spinneroos is simply the best introduction for kids into the world of Table Tennis. It is a chance for young boys and girls to learn the basics, get active, express themselves and create their own special moments with other Spinneroos.
Spinneroos invites all kids under the age of 10, no matter if they know the game or not, to participate in this fun and exciting new program launched by Table Tennis Australia. This official starter program will not only kick start a child’s passion for sport but will allow children to experience all the benefits of an active life including hand/eye coordination, increased mobility, building friendships and in general, just having a great time!
The Spinneroos program has been developed with leading Table Tennis coaches from across the country as well as industry experts in childhood development to ensure it is one of the best first experiences children have with the sport.
In weekly sessions, children will have the opportunity to explore the world of Table Tennis, learning how to hit a forehand and serve a ball in a safe and fun setting. The Spinneroos program has been designed to let children learn through playing and being active and creates a fun environment where the participants have the freedom to run, jump, laugh and be themselves.
Patrick Wuertz, Table Tennis Australia’s Program Coordinator is delighted to be launching Spinneroos in Australia.
Once signed up, all Spinneroos will receive a kit with everything they need to get started on their Table Tennis journey. This will include an exclusive Spinneroos shirt, a bat, balls and many more!
Bundaberg has been chosen to be one of the first clubs in the country to launch this new initiative and help kids develop a love for this sport. Places are limited, so make sure you contact Dave Delpratt at Bundaberg Table Tennis (firstname.lastname@example.org) or the Bundaberg TTA Facebook page to find out more, and visit https://www.spinneroos.com.au/home/ to secure your child’s place.
2020 BUNDABERG RADIOLOGY
TABLE TENNIS CHAMPIONSHIPS
The Bundaberg Open was held on September 5 & 6.
The Results are now available - click below to download:
Matthew Pettett and Matilda Alexandersson are the new Bundaberg Singles champions after each scored pulsating seven game victories in their finals of the 2020 Bundaberg Radiology Bundaberg Open Table Tennis Championships which were held last weekend. Pettett, from Rockhampton, defeated his club mate, the top seeded Joel Coughlan in the Mens Open Singles, 11/9 in the decider after Coughlan looked set record a great comeback win after recovering from being down 3-1 at one stage. Pettett also defeated the second seed, Chanung Jung from Mackay, in the semi-final 12/10 in the sixth game of another great match, making it back-to-back wins after also downing Jung at the Rockhampton Open a fortnight ago. For Pettett, his win was compensation after losing the Rockhampton final to Coughlan after also having had a 3-1 lead.
Alexandersson was the dominant player at the Open, winning four of the events she contested. In the Womens final, she outlasted Mackay’s Rebekah Stanley 11/8 in the seventh game after trailing 3-2 and appearing headed for defeat in the sixth game. Alexandersson struggled in her semi-final as well before eventually overcoming Townsville junior, Caitlin Woods, in six games. She also won the Womens Open Doubles with Wynnum team mate, Kelsey Le Maistre, and the U1800 Rating Singles on a walkover from her training partner, Hayden Green, after they had shared the Under 1800 Doubles win together. Her only loss for the weekend was in the Open Mixed Doubles with Green when they lost 12/10 in the fourth game to Jung and Stanley.
Several Bundaberg players had a very successful tournament, in particular the Fourro family. John Fourro was undefeated, taking out the Mens Over 40 and Mens Over 50 Singles events, and sharing the Over 40 and Over 50 Doubles wins with wife, Lorraine. His best win was in the final of the Mens Over 50 Singles when he came from a game down to defeat Townsville defender, John Sherriff, 8/11, 12/10, 12/10,11/9 to end the tournament in a wonderful contest of attack versus defence. Lorraine Fourro added the Womens Over 40 and Over 50 Singles, and combined with son Brett to claim the Under 1500 Doubles. Brett made it an U1500 double for himself, proving too strong for all of his opponents in the Singles event.
Natasha Jefferson had possibly her best ever tournament, winning two singles and being runner-up in three other events. She scored several very good wins in both of her Womens U1100 Singles and Womens Under 900 Singles victories, as well making the final of the Womens Under 18 Singles where she lost to Caitlin Woods. In the both of the Under 1100 and Under 900 Doubles, she and Tahia Zia went down in the final, to Bundaberg veterans Phil Freeman and Deleece McDonald in the former, and a heartbreaking 13/11 fourth game fourth game loss to Patricia Green and Emily Steffen in the latter after having led throughout that game.
Earlier in the tournament, Zia had played outstandingly to recover from a first round five game loss to Taleisha Gaeta (Townsville) to win the Girls Under 15 Singles. She then defeated Emily Steffen and Bridgit Murphy, both in wonderful fighting five game results, then proved too steady for Brisbane top seed, Scarlett Ira, 12/10 in the fourth game in the final round.
Kane Chantarat was Bundaberg’s other multiple winner, surviving a series of five game battles to win both the U1300 Singles and U1100 Singles. In the U1300, he successively won fifth games against Kaine Ryan 11/8, Rockhampton’s Nick Green 14/12, Andrew Udal 12/10 and finally Caitlin Woods 11/9. In the U1100, after a four game win over Peter Marris in the opening round, Chantarat survived 11/9 in the fifth against Taleisha Gaeta, by the same score from Dale Shailer in the semi-final then twice came from a game down to beat Vinuka De Silva 11/7 in the final two games of the final.
Matthew Udal showed his potential by outclassing each of his opponents decisively in straight games to win the Under 900 Singles. Kody Owttrim won his first Open tournament singles title in the Boys Under 13 event, as did eight year old Diwansha Kumaranathunga in easily winning the Boys Under 11 Singles.
Thank you to our other generous sponsors:
Bundaberg Tax & Accounting
Spicy Tonight Thai & Indian Restaurant
Uncle Chan’s Chinese Restaurant
Ross Gray Motor City
Bundaberg Trophies & Gifts
Ariston Table Tennis Sales
Hon. David Batt MP (Member for Bundaberg)
Hon. Stephen Bennett MP (Member for Burnett)
LATEST COVID-19 INFORMATION
(as at 3rd June)
Following the implementation of Stage 3 of the Queensland Government’s "Roadmap to easing Queensland’s restrictions" today (Friday July 3), a number of changes have been made possible at Bundaberg Table Tennis. In particular, up to 100 people may be in the Centre at any one time, and doubles play is now allowed.
The usual playing fees for Social play and Junior coaching will apply. Payment by card is preferred. If using cash, the correct amount will be greatly appreciated.
A 'Player Preferences' form has been set up, but this is now designed to be for players’ information only, apart from Junior training sessions. The form gives a list of sessions planned for each week Monday - Sunday.
As always, new players are most welcome!
A reminder that any Senior players who join the club to play fixtures from June through to the end of September will only have to pay a $50.00 membership fee, which will be valid to the end of this year. If you know anyone who may be interested, please let them know and suggest they come along on a Tuesday or Wednesday night or Sunday afternoon between now and the start of the 2020 Winter season, which is scheduled to commence July 14 and 15.
If you have questions or require further information, please contact Dave Delpratt on 0418 526 968 or email the club.
At this time, the sessions planned are as follows:
Currently, social play sessions are held on Tuesday and Wednesday nights, starting at 7.30 pm, on Friday mornings from 8.30–11.30 am, and on Sunday afternoons from 12.30–4.30 pm.
Two Junior social sessions are scheduled for Wednesday afternoons (4.30–6.00 pm) and Friday (4.30–6.30 pm), while there will be Junior coaching sessions on Monday and Tuesday afternoons (4.30–6.00 pm) and Friday night (7.00–9.00 pm).
The club’s Para Table Tennis and Special Olympics coaching sessions have resumed, on Thursdays from 4.30–6.00 pm.
Please note that there are quite a few different conditions and procedures which are being used for the time being. These include:
Arrival: ALL PLAYERS AND VISITORS PLEASE NOTE
- Whenever entering the building or after using the bathroom, please use the hand sanitiser that is on the canteen counter and/or thoroughly wash your hands using the soap dispensers in the bathrooms. Continue to wash your hands regularly while here, as well as following other hygiene practices. Thank you for your cooperation.
Playing: LOCAL CONDITIONS OF PLAY
Following the Committee meeting held last Tuesday night, several changes were made.
Please continue to follow when playing here until further notice:
- Players WILL change ends after each game during a match.
- Each player is to use a sanitised wipe to clean the table at the end of the entire match or at any other time as they feel is necesssary.
- Umpire chairs WILL BE used but NOT score indicators – players can decide whether they want to umpire their own match or have an umpire who will call the score after every rally. The chair should be wiped after every individual match if used.
- Hands are NOT to be wiped on the tables.
- Players / umpire should not shake hands at the end of the match.
Some, or all, of the above conditions of play may be relaxed by the committee at any time in the future.
Other procedures: (These are provided by Health authorities as well as AIS, TTA, TTQ)
- Avoid shaking hands or other close contact.
- Provide your own water/water bottle. Water coolers have been turned off. Water is available for purchase.
- Toilet seats should be wiped before and after use, and the wipes disposed of in a bin. Please DO NOT FLUSH them down the toilet.
- Hot food will NOW be available at the canteen
- It is recommended that players install the COVIDsafe app on their phone.
- Players are asked to leave as soon as possible at the end of their session ("Get In, Play, Get Out").
- Depending on the number of players present at a session, parents/carers may stay and watch but must sign in as above and follow all the other procedures.
More information about recommended procedures can be found on the Queensland Government, TTQ and TTA websites. However, any questions or comments are welcome. It is hoped that the above procedures can be withdrawn and all club activities return to normal in the not-too-distant future.
All members are welcome to attend and speak at our monthly Committee meetings.
Meetings are normally held on the 2nd Monday of the month, starting 7.30 p.m.
SPECIAL OLYMPICS TOURNAMENT (BUNDABERG)
ERIC CREE SHIELD versus ROCKHAMPTON
(to be confirmed)