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Yet another trophy for Muir !

After an excellent season, Gordon Muir was the comfortable winner as choice for Murrayfield’s player of the year. As well as his leading role in Murrayfield I’s ELTTL Premier Division victory, he also picked up the Michael McLaren Quaich for winning the Edinburgh Championships.

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Hannah claims club championship

John Hannah is the Murrayfield club champion for 2020.  He defeated Krzysztof Borkowicz 4-1 in a well contested final, held at the Pop in & Play venue at the Gyle Shopping Centre. Afterwards Hannah was presented with the Roger Thomas Quaich – given to the club 4 years ago by Roger.

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Q&A – Charlie McGowan

Since he began playing at the club in 2013 Charlie has proved himself to be one of the most enthusiastic and able members of the club. Though still only 14, he’s been ‘one to watch’ for several years.

He’s impressed his coaches with his attitude. With his teammate Haydn Jackson he trains for lengthy periods – it can be difficult to get them off the table at times! Charlie has a really creative aspect to his game with lots of variation and subtlety to his play.

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Hannah & Borkowicz set to battle for Murrayfield crown

Despite the restrictions imposed by Covid-19, Murrayfield have been able to hold their 2020 club championship. It has been taking place at the club’s Pop up & Play venue at the Gyle Shopping Centre over the last fortnight. The semi-final stage was reached this week. There are now only two players with a chance of winning the championship.

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TOPSPIN Sports – new sponsor for Murrayfield TTC!

We are delighted to announce a new sponsor for Murrayfield TTC – TOPSPIN Sports! TOPSPIN are the main UK distributors of Donic equipment and will offer members reductions on Donic equipment.

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Q&A – Calum Morrison

Calum Morrison has been part of Murrayfield Table Tennis Club for roughly 12 years. Since he began he has shown an excellent attitude in training and calmness in match situations. In junior sessions he was often the first to get on the table and the last to leave it. His play has been marked by a high level of consistency and mental focus. This was illustrated in some amazing ELTTL Handicap Cup matches in which he clawed back huge deficits-often winning 20 + plus points in a row!

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Spot the Ball

The overall winner of our Spot the Ball competition was Jason Fleming! Congratulations to Jason (490 points)! It was a long drive but we’ve made it to the end. The end of the competition was very tight. The last round decided the victory, with Jason winning the final round and thereby the grand prize – a £60 voucher to TOPSPIN Sports.

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‘Murrayfield North’ in the news!

John Yau’s determined efforts to continue playing table tennis during lockdown have attracted press attention. This is from the Evening News from September the 1st. No mention of insect bites or crawling through the undergrowth for balls though…

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Return to Play!

We are happy to inform you that table tennis has been given the go ahead to return under controlled conditions. I am sure all of you can’t wait to get back to playing. It won’t be like before, but we aim to provide safe and practical training facilities and coaching within government guidelines.

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Q&A – John Hannah

John Hannah has been a prominent member of MTTC for nearly a decade. He was part of a strong group of kids that also included the likes of Calum Morrison & Jamie Crawley. The three of them picked up the Handicap Cup for ESC in 2012-13 with a combined age of 40 (a record at the time). John made rapid progress through the ELTTL, representing ESC for 3 seasons and then MTTC I in 2015-2016. His breakthrough ELTTL season was 2013-14 during which he won the Mike McLaren Quaich (and was runner-up the following year) and picked up the Mike Allison Shield as leading junior in the ELTTL.

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