1st January 2019
New President Selected -
Following the sad death of Betty Gray last year it was necessary to open her post as President of the Swansea and District Table Tennis League to nominations for her replacement.
We are pleased to announce that Dennis Bromage has been nominated and accepted as our new President.
Congratulations to Dennis and thank you to all our members who participated in this process.
22nd December 2018
Final Matches of 2018 -
With the last of the matches played in 2018, I am sure we are all looking forward to the Christmas Break.
So just a quick Merry Christmas or Happy Holiday to you all and a very Happy New Year for 2019.
Chairman, Swansea & District Table Tennis League.
21st November 2018
Memorial Cup Round 2 Draw now available.
The draw for the 2nd Round of the Memorial Cup can be found on our Competitions page.
1st October 2018
New Team added to Division 2
TATA Port Talbot have succeeded in raising a new team to go into Division 2 raising its overall number of Teams to 10. All the new details and other amendments have been added to the Handbook and to its offshoot the Fixtures pdf and are available on the ‘Competitions’ page.
10th September 2018
League Hand Book & Divisions for 2018/19 now available
The Handbook and Divisional List is now available on the ‘Competitions Page’. The Handbooks will be issued to Team Secretary’s on Monday 24th September 2018 at their meeting at the Dockers Club in Swansea. Team Secretaries/Captains should be present to collect their 2018/19 Handbooks.
12th August 2018
Betty Gray (Death)
It is with sadness that I report the death of our President and Penlan Community Club Leader, Betty Gray. She died at Singleton Hospital, Swansea after a short illness. Betty was well known and loved throughout the world of Table Tennis and will be missed by all.
At the time of writing the details of her funeral are unknown but I hope to add these as they become apparent.
10th May 2018
League finished for summer
The ‘League’ has now finished (bar a few outstanding matches. It will resume again in October 2018.
Now is an ideal time to join a Club and get yourself into a Team ready for the new Season. Teams/Clubs will have to enter their Team(s) before the 31st July 2018 but Players can be added after this date.
If you are looking to join a Club or Team then visit the ‘Clubs’ page and contact one of the Club Leaders.
9th May 2018
AGM Date announced
The date for the 2018 Annual General Meeting has been set for Monday 11th June 2018 t 7:30pm, Dockers Club, St. Thomas. Swansea. SA1 8BT.
A representative from each Team in the League is required to attend.
29th April 2018
Swansea Closed Competition Results
The results of the Swansea Closed Competition 2018 are now available and can be found on the Results page of this site..
23rd March 2018
Date Changes for Swansea Closed Competition
The date for the 2018 Swansea Closed has changed and all competitions are now all on Saturday 28th April 2018.
The Event Organisers have posted the following statement:
The Swansea Closed 2018 will now be held only on SATURDAY 28th April. The hard back event has unfortunately been cancelled. Entry fees will be refunded at the tournament. The under 11 event is also cancelled and the under 13 event will be played at 10.30am. The cadets, juniors and junior doubles will be played later in the day as players are available. Apologies for any inconvenience or disappointment that this has caused.
THE DRAW -
10th March 2018 -
The Semi Final Results of the Memorial Cup is available here. The last two teams -
18th January 2018 -
The 3rd Round Draw has been made and is available here. We are down to the last 8 (Quarter Finals) with 3 teams from Cam Gears, 2 teams for Penlan and 2 from Penyrheol and 1 from TATA Port Talbot. Good Luck to all.
November 2017 -
Lara Whitton and Grace Clement have returned from China after an exciting and hard working stay. Lara reports that “China was unbelievable!!! We trained for 10days, 3sessions a day. The first session would be 9:30 until 12:00 then 2:30 until 5:00. We had multi ball everyday and then we would train with the Chinese practice partners for another session.
It was hard getting used to the food that they ate because it was very repetitive. Every day the courses would be served with plain sticky rice and another meaty dish. We never really knew what we were eating because none of the waiters could speak much English.
Some people would come across rude but some others were very kind. The roads were hectic and the traffic lights would turn red but motorbikes would still be buzzing past you!
It was an incredible place and I have never seen such a developed country. There were two sides to the country there were rich people and poor people. There was a big difference between the two. The markets were busy and the Chinese would take every chance they got to make you buy something. We saw the centre of Shanghai and took lots of photos of the Pearl Tower.
Overall I had an amazing time training a once in a life time experience I’ll never forget!!!
Thank you!!! “.
November 2017 -
Alex Straub is looking to forge a relationship with the Swansea League when he goes back to Germany. Alex currently plays for Cam Gears and is keen to forge good relationships between his Cub/League in Germany and our League in Wales.
He has prepared a flyer which can can be found on the ‘Competitions’ page of this website.
Why not have a read and see if you can go over to Germany in the near future.
20th November 2017 -
The 2nd Round Draw for the Memorial Knockout Cup Competition has been drawn and published. You can find it on the ‘Competitions’ Menu.
23rd October 2017 -
The 1st Round Draw for the Memorial Knockout Cup Competition has been drawn and published. You can find it on the ‘Competitions’ Menu.
13th September 2017
The League Season has started and Teams in all Divisions have been playing since Monday 9th October 2017. Early results show a win for new team Carmarthen F putting them at the top of Division 2 -
1st September 2017
2017/18 League to Start 2nd week of October 2017.
The new League Season will commence the second week of October 2017 -
26th June 2017
Swansea AGM and Photographs.
The League’s AGM was held on the 26th June 2017. There were no changes to the Rules and all Officers and Committee Members were re-
7th May 2017
Penlan P win Tudor Jones/Team of Three title.
Penlan M played Penlan P on Sunday 7th -
All matches in the Handicap Competition and the League have now been concluded and we welcome the opportunity to pit our wits and skills against our fellow players again in October 2017.
The Swansea Table Tennis League will be held on Monday the 26th June 2017 at the Dockers Club. 7:30pm start.
29th April 2017
Carmarthen ‘E’ win the Division 1 title.
Carmarthen ‘E’ have secured the Division 1 Tile with an 48 point margin. Second place Jerusalem Baptist Church will now be promoted to the Premier Division along with Carmarthen ’E’. Port Talbot ‘A’ missed out on promotion by 20 points regardless of a late flurry.
At the bottom of the 1st Division Port Talbot ’B’ have been relegated to the 2nd Division along with Penlan ‘H’. Both teams still have to play each other but even if Penlan ‘H’ gained 30 points they still cannot catch Penyrheol ‘C’ who are in number 10 place in the Division.
14th April 2017
Battle is on for the
Currently, Jerusalem Baptist Church are in 1st place with 483 points. However, they have finished all their matches and Carmarthen ‘E’ (481 points) are only 2 points behind them with 2 matches still to play. It seems inevitable that Carmarthen E will therefore win the title race but you know what they say about counting ‘chickens’.
The third place is also still up for grabs as Betws Ruby Club ‘B’ are in third spot with 416 points and, they too, have played all their games. Carmarthen ‘D’ are in fourth place but again have two matches still to play, and, with 396 points they only need 21 points from 2 matches to lay claim to the third spot.
At the bottom of Division 1 its too close to call for the eventual teams that will be relegated. Both Penlan ‘H’ and TATA Port Talbot ‘B’ are in the bottom places (11 and 12 respectively). However, both have games in hand and could make a fight of it with Penlan ‘G’ who are third from bottom.
In the Second Division Penyrheol D have won the tile. They cannot be caught by Penlan ‘L’ who will take 2nd place. Carmarthen ‘F; are currently in 5th place but have 4 games yet to play. Penlan ‘K’ are currently in 3rd spot and could ‘arithmetically’ just be piped at the 3rd post by Carmarthen ‘F’.
However, that would mean Carmarthen ‘F’ having to take 30 points from each of their remaining matches and realistically Penlan ‘K’ will maintain their 3rd place. But …….. Let’s wait and see.
5th April 2017
Penlan C win Premier title.
Penlan C has won the title for Season 2016/17. There is still one match left for Penlan A who are in 2nd place, but even if the gain 30 points from that match they cannot catch Penlan C. Carmarthen A have come 3rd. Full results on the Results page of this site.
19th March 2017
SWANSEA CLOSED COMPETITION -
The Swansea Closed took place on the 17th and 18th March 2016. It was, as usual, an exciting event with all players playing their best in order to reach, and win, if possible, their respective Finals.
Marc Castro had a good competition winning the Men’s Singles; the Men’s Doubles (in partnership with Tommy Hayden); the Mixed Doubles (in partnership with Lydia John); the Junior Singles and the Junior Doubles (in partnership with Jacob Young).
The Full Results are on a single PDF sheet in the ‘Results’ Page of this website or by competition
9th March 2017
SWANSEA CLOSED COMPETITION -
The Draw for the Swansea Closed is now available on the Competitions page of this site.
2nd February 2017
SWANSEA CLOSED COMPETITION -
The entry form for the Swansea Closed Competition (17th and 18th March 2017) is now available on the Competitions page of this site.
20th January 2017
David James, Uplands, Swansea.
It is with sadness that I report the death of David James. David was a long time member of the Swansea League and played with Mary Wilkins and Gaynor Griffiths in a team based at Dillwyn Llewellyn club. Dillwyn Llewellyn is no longer a table tennis venue and the members have joined other clubs including Penyrheol but David had stopped playing to care for his wife. I understand David had a sudden heart attack which caused his demise.
Our condolences go to David’s wife and Family.
17th December 2016
Christmas and New Year break.
League competition has now finished for 2016 with a break for Christmas and the New Year. The League will resume on week commencing Monday 2nd January 2017.
May we wish all of you a very merry Christmas and a happy and prosperous New Year.
10th December 2016
SWANSEA CLOSED 2017 -
The date of the 2017 Swansea Closed Table Tennis competition has been announced. The Competition will be on Friday 17th March and Saturday 18th March 2017. It is to be held at Morriston Leisure Centre, Swansea.
Entry forms will be issued closer to the date and will be available on this site via the ‘Competitions’ page.
23rd November 20
2nd round of the Tudor Jones/Team of Three Cup Announced
The 2nd round draw for the handicapped tournament has been drawn and is available on the Competitions page of this site.
29th October 2016
1st round of the Tudor Jones/Team of Three Cup Announced
The 1st round draw for the handicapped tournament has been drawn and is available on the Competitions page of this site.
15th October 2016
The 2016/17 Season is now in full swing
This week has seen the start of the 2016/17 Season with all Clubs participating in their first matches. The season will have a natural break for Christmas for weeks commencing Mondays 20th and 27th December 2016.
30th September 2016:
Fixture List and Handbook for 2016/17 Season
All Handbooks have been handed out to Team Captains. Have you got yours? An updated copy is available on the ‘Competitions’ menu tab.
1st September 2016:
Fixture List and Handbook for 2016/17 Season
The 2016/17 Handbook is now available on the Competitions tab. A ‘Fixture List’ as been extracted to make your life easier in determining who you will be playing and when. Also extracted is a separate copy of the Constitution and Rules as updated by the AGM of June 2016.
20th June 2016
Annual General Meeting:
A lively debate ensued at the Annual General Meeting where numerous proposals to change the ‘League Rules’ had been proposed. Those proposals by Doug Smith of Cam Gears were either defeated or withdrawn following a promise by the Chairman that proposals would be placed before the next AGM to ‘regularise’ the Management Committee’s current stance on teams gaining promotion having to play in the higher division for a minimum of one season.
The proposal to amend the Rules to allow the Chairman to constitute the Disciplinary Committee and/or Appeals Committee was accepted unanimously. This was simply to ‘clean up’ Rules which did not ‘scan’ correctly.
However, two further proposed Rule changes were debated at length before both being agreed by majority vote. These were:
1) to clarify and strengthen the rule on ‘playing up’. Players are now restricted to playing a maximum up for 5 matches for a Team in a higher Division or of 10 matches for playing for multiple Teams in a Higher Division.
2) to clarify and strengthen the rule around the cancellation of Matches. Teams must not only get authority for the cancellation they must also have agreed a replacement date prior to getting authority to cancel from the Divisional Representative. Additionally, failure to follow the rule may now result in a loss (fine) of points for their failure to follow the new procedure.
30th April 2016
Carmarthen ‘F’ take Division 2 title
Carmarthen ‘F’ have taken the Division 2 title with a total of 511 points, 38 more than their nearest rivals Penlan ‘L’ who take second spot.
The last Carmarthen ‘F’ match was against Penlan ‘H’ who were looking for 20 points to be sure of second spot but with only 16 they loose out by just 4 points (3 for a draw for second spot) and have ended up in third spot.
Ryan Trigg from Carmarthen ‘F’ also takes the top spot in the Divisional Averages.
23rd April 2016
Penlan ‘F’ take the Division 1 title.
Penlan ‘F’ took first spot ion the First Division with a game to spare. The team of Tony Holt, Sammi Jabber and Colin Towell are looking forward to promotion to the Premier Division for season 2016/17.
The title race for Division 2 is still ongoing.
16th April 2016
I am sad to report that news has come through stating that Anthony died suddenly either late yesterday or early this morning. I have no further information at this time but I will update this items as I receive more information.
10th April 2016
It is our sad duty to report the death of Jeff Parsons, a long standing member of our Club and a long standing League player. Full report here. Our sympathies are extended to Janice and their children. Jeff’s funeral will be held at 10:30am on Friday 22nd April 2016. The service will be at the Greenfield Chapel, which is on the corner of Murray Street (opposite corner to the Llanelli cinema) at the junction of the A4214 and B4304; at 10:30am. Jeff will be buried at 11:30am at the Llanelli District Cemetery (also known as the “Box Cemetery”).
LAST WEEK OF THE SEASON
Teams in Division 1 and Division 2 are moving towards the last week of the 2015/16 Season. However, some Teams have one, two or multiply rearranged games to go which has made it difficult (in the 2nd Division) to confirm which team will Win and which will be Runner Up.
Teams with outstanding matches are urged to get them played within 2 weeks of the end of the season.
2nd April 2016
EXCITING END OF SEASON FOR THE PREMIER DIVISION
In a tremendous final week, Penlan A retained the Premier Championship by just three points with a 27-
Cam Gears A are runners up with a 25-
Betws A have to settle for fourth spot following their 27-
Penyrheol A recorded the biggest win of the week beating Penlan D 28-
Tata Port Talbot A and Carmarthen D will be the two teams relegated.
The premier Division has finished two weeks earlier than planned because they were able to matches forward on to the ‘cup’ weeks when no Premier Teams were playing.
Division 1 and 2 still have 2 weeks to play with a completion date due on the 16th April 2016 (excluding postponed games).
5th March 2016
FINAL OF TUDOR JONES CUP ANNOUNCED:
The final of the Tudor Jones/Team of Three Handicap Cup will be on the 19th April 2016 and is to be held at Carmarthen Leisure Centre after Carmarthen won the toss of a coin to land a home match (start time 7pm). The final is between Carmarthen ‘E’ and Penlan ‘F’. Table setup will be at 7pm and space will be provided for spectators.
13th February 2016
TUDOR JONES 4TH ROUND
The ‘Semi Finals’ draw of the Tudor Jones Cup has been announced. Find the draw on the ‘Competitions’ menu tab.
9th January 2016
TUDOR JONES CUP -
The draw is now available on the ‘Competitions’ menu page of this site.
7th January 2016:
Swansea Closed 2016
The entry form for the Swansea Table Tennis Championship is now available on the ‘Competitions’ menu tab above. Please return all entries to Mary Wilkins on or before Friday 5th February 2016.
21st November 2015
Swansea Closed 2016
The dates for the Swansea Closed Competition (2016) will be 19th and 20th February 2016.
17th October 2015:
Manselton Club pull out of league.
Manselton Table Tennis Club have had to pull out of the League. However the residue of the team have combined with Port Talbot players to put in a substitute Team named Port Talbot D. The Secretary of the Team will be Phil Hill who’s details are on the Club/Port Talbot page.
5th October 2015:
START OF LEAGUE SEASON:
The new League Season starts this week. With teams in the final throws of preparation and some matches already played by the time you read this, players are gearing up to challenge and be challenged.
Good Luck to you all.
8th May 2015
TEAM OF THREE FINAL
The Team of Three final was held on Friday 8th May 2015 at Cam Gears Sports Centre, Resolven, Neath.
The finalists were Cam Gears C (Div 1) and Penlan F (Div 1), and following an exciting match Cam Gears came out on top.
1st May 2015
DATE OF ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING ANNOUNCED:
The Annual General Meeting of the Swansea and District Table League will be held on 22nd June 2015 starting at 7.30pm. The meeting venue will be the Dockers Club, St. Thomas, Swansea.
As per Rule 19 of the Constitution, any Teams who wish to put forward a proposal to change the Constitution must do so at least 28 days prior to the AGM.
19th April 2015.
At the formal end to the season Penlan A were on equal points with Penlan B but with a game in hand. Consequently, they had only to gain 1 point form their last (re-
This match was played on Sunday 19th May at Penlan, Swansea.
Penlan A easily beat Carmarthen A and formalised their win. Congratulations to all members of the team.
13th April 2015
The ‘called for’ Extraordinary General Meeting was held on Monday 13th April 2015.
There was only one item on the agenda -
A total of 26 teams (out of a possible 33 teams) were represented at the meeting.
After an impassioned debate from both side the votes cast were:
As a consequence, the Premier Division will continue to meet weekly at Morriston Leisure Centre for the 2015-
17th March 2015
Betty on the mend.
We have heard that Betty is making a positive recovery after her bad falls in February. She is not yet up to attending Penlan Club but is on the way to recovery.
We wish her well.
Betty Gray falls.
We have heard that our President, Betty Gray, has had 2 bad falls outside her home. These have caused her to have to receive specialist help from carers. She has not been at the Club for some weeks and Roy Towel has taken the helm for the time being.
We wish her all the best and a speedy recovery.
2014/15 League has started with three Divisions/33 teams. More news on the scores can be found under the Results tab.
16th June 2014
Annual General Meeting
See the full story on the right hand side of this page.
Swansea Table Tennis Web site announced. The new website for the Swansea Table tennis League had been build and piloted during the summer 2014. Its existence was announced to the members at the AGM. Club Leaders were asked to contribute text and pictures for their individual pages on the site.
9th May 2014
Team Of Three Winners -
Friday night, 9th May, saw the final of the Tudor Jones Cup between Llanelli and Dillwyn Llewelyn 'B' who received a nine point handicap.
The match started with Steve Davies of Llanelli beating Mary Wilkins 2-
Alan Pattle fought back to put Llanelli on level terms but Gaynor Griffiths came up trumps again in her game with a thrilling 2-
lead to three games with two matches to play.
Llanelli won the next game 2-
Congratulations to both sides and in particular Gaynor Griffiths of Dillwyn who won 6-
30th April 2014
The 2013/14 season has now come to an end. Congratulations to the winners:
Premier Division Winners are: PENLAN A
First Division Winners are: TATA PORT TALBOT B
Second Division Winners are: AMMANFORD B
(See the latest league tables here)
Updated Handbook and Fixtures List now available in the ‘Competitions’ link