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Hardbat night 2023

The club began the new year with its regular hardbat event. For this we use retro style sandpaper covered bats, as used in the World Championship of Ping Pong.  

20 players took part. Some had played quite a bit of ping pong,  while others were trying it for the first time. Some of the standout performances came from some of the youngsters, including Max Well and Jamie Toner, who adjusted to the sandpaper bats really well. 

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Murrayfield’s Magical Memorial

Club President Lindsay Muir hailed a ‘magical night’ as Murrayfield Table Tennis Club celebrated their centenary on the 12th of November. The event took place in Leith, at a packed Out of the Blue Drill Hall. All day the hall was full of chatter and energy. It began at 10am with junior coaching by Leon the Magician for the Murrayfield Academy Juniors. All afternoon, the three tables in the hall hummed with activity with players young and old having a hit. 

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Article on Murrayfield’s Century

Article in this month’s Edinburgh Report. Print version available around the city.

Online version here

Edinburgh Life article

There’s an article on the club in the current edition of Edinburgh Life magazine.

Available in newsagents and many supermarkets.

There will be further articles relating to the club’s centenary out soon, plus a centenary booklet is currently in preparation…

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Murrayfield I finish on Top

Murrayfield I have won the ELTTL Premier Division Title, finishing 6 points ahead of Edinburgh University I. In doing so, Murrayfield followed up their win in the truncated 2019-20 season. The University team included two very strong players this season in Kevin Qu and Christopher Wong and were a real threat.  Murrayfield III completed an impressive season with a strong 3rd place. 

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Murrayfield IV secure Premier promotion

Team IV had a very successful season, finishing as runners-up in ELTTL Division 1, behind a strong Haddington I side. Haddington, led by Pete Lugton, were worthy champions. Team IV finished one point ahead of Edinburgh University II, securing a place in the Premier Division for season 2022-23. Here, team captain Colin Clark reflects on the season. 

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Good results at the Scottish Schools

Several Murrayfield players were in action at Saturday’s Scottish Schools Championships. It was at Bell’s Sports Centre, Perth.

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New Club Shirts

The photo shows team Team I (Krzysztof Borkowicz, Gordon Muir and Charlie McGowan) sporting the new Donic club shirts supplied by Topspin Sports.

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Zihao stars for Team II

Monday evening saw an entertaining and enjoyable postponed ELTTL match between team II and Penicuik I. Zihao came in to join Keith and Charlie for team II. Penicuik I were represented by David Melrose, Colin Green & Iain Johnson. Iain sporting a very impressive lockdown beard!

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Murrayfield TTC Inverclyde Training Camp

With Edinburgh, Aberdeen and Dumfries schools on holiday the week before the nationals, I saw an opportunity for a small training camp at Inverclyde to prepare for the competition. 

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