Commonwealth Games Success – Beate Nicol

Congratulations to Revolution G’s Beate Nicol who has been selected to umpire at the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham this year. Beate chose to respond to an invitation from Table Tennis England in 2019 encouraging volunteers to qualify as Level 1 umpires, the equivalent to County Umpire, with a goal of selection for the Commonwealth Games in 2022. Beate completed the umpire’s course at St Neots in May 2019 and started umpiring in September 2019 at the Veterans British League. Following this she has umpired at many national events, in “high season” umpiring every other weekend. To date, she has umpired at 22 national events which shows her determination to achieving her goal of umpiring in Birmaingham. Her highlight was umpiring read more …

Revolution Juniors Feature in Bedfordshire County Success

Bedfordshire Juniors 2021-22

Gemma, Josh, Ethan and Thomas made up four out of the five county junior squad that were successful in winning Division 2A of the Junior County Championships competition this season and gaining promotion next season to Division One. This is the first time since 2008 that the county juniors have achieved promotion and that had been from Division 3. Congratulations to all of them who showed tremendous team spirit throughout the two weekends winning all of their matches against Leicestershire, Cheshire 2, Lincolnshire 2, Cambridgeshire and Northants and hopefully they will do well again next season.

Smith Cup Draw Available

The Smith Cup taking place week commencing 13th December has now been published. The Revolution fixtures are:

Tue: St Neots F v Revolution A
Mon: Revolution B v Bedford CTTC D
Mon: Revolution C v Southill C
Fri: Southill F v Revolution D
Tue: Elstow G v Revolution E
Mon: Elstow A v Revolution F
Mon: Revolution G v St Neots H
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Congratulations Sara – Midland Masters Champion

Congratulations to Revolution B’s Sara Williams who won the Women’s 40+ title at the Midland Masters last weekend winning all her matches and retaining her England No. 1 position. This follows on from her remaining unbeaten in the Premier Division of the Women’s Veteran British League with ten wins from ten matches at the beginning of October. Sara heads off this weekend to compete in Premier Division of the Women’s Senior British League and we wish her well.

Revolution TTC Looking for New Players

Revolution TTC is looking for all standards of players to join them next season. After a turbulent fifteen months due to Covid-19 the club will be re-opening on Monday 21st June. Club Chairman, John Alsop, said “we have traditionally had a healthy pipeline of juniors coming into the club, through the weekly coaching sessions, wanting to gain match experience in the Bedford League. The Covid-19 epidemic has either put on hold or devastated young player ambitions. Combined with the loss of more senior juniors going off to University the club requires additional players to help support the existing teams.” The club offers seven match tables and up to seven additional practice tables every Monday. Contact John on 01234 783194 or read more …

Barbara Wright – RIP

Barbara Wright

Sadly, Barbara Wright passed away Monday 6th April 2020 just three weeks after being diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumour. Perhaps it was coincidence or part of her plan but this was World Table Tennis Day, a sport she came to late in life but one which she loved and to which she devoted the last few years of her life. The club has missed her presence this last season as she struggled with other health issues and we will be extremely lucky to find a long term replacement. A full obituary is published on the Bedford League website. Thank you one and all for so generously contributing to the Barbara Wright Trophy fund which reached over £500 in the read more …