Thornton’s Table Tennis attend the STIGA Blackpool Junior 4 Star 17/18 Feb 2018

Thornton’s Table Tennis will be attending the STIGA Blackpool Junior 4 Star on the 17/18 Feb 2018

We will have a trade stand over the two days open from 9am. We have a large selection of clothing and equipment to buy and can make up bats on the day. However if you want to ensure we have a particular blade or rubber or clothing size you can call us beforehand on 0161 761 6608

Here is athe Schedule for the event:…/STIGA-Blackpool-Junior-4…

For all the progress over the 2 days follow all the results on Blackpools Twitter page #Bpl4Star and Facebook pages:
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Are you looking after your bat? Here are some tips on racket care.

Good racket care will prolong the life of your bat and keep your game sharp. When you first apply a new set of rubbers to your bat you can feel the difference right away. If you have applied a grippy sheet of rubber or one with an inverted sponge, you will certainly notice the way your bat grips the ball and plays with greater spin.
There is no getting away from it, if you play regularly one of your biggest expenditures is going to be replacing rubbers so taking care of them will help prolong the quality of the surface and make them last longer.
Many players we find though do not clean their rubber, and thus allow dust and grime to build up, which in time will make the surface lose grip, spin and consistency.
You can use water or wipes to clean the surface but it is better to use a proper rubber cleaner which will improve the surfaces grip. Stiga have developed a hand spray that returns the natural tackiness to the surface of the rubber while cleaning. Stiga spray is VOC (Volatile Organic Compounds) free and will keep your bat in top condition for top performance.
It is important to clean your blade thoroughly before applying your new rubbers. Stiga Surfazer is designed for this. We also have a range of great glues to ensure smooth application and firm grip.
Finally it is important that you keep your racket covered when you are not using it. Having a decent racket case is important that protects your bat. Your case should hug the bat with an inner layer of sponge that stops the surface getting scratched. Leaving your racket out will make the surface deteriorate quicker. We would also recommend not leaving your bat in the car overnight on a cold day as you may find the rubber will be harder until it warms up, which can take a long time.
Stiga’s new Hexagon range of bat cases are some of the best in the market. They are produced with a durable 600 D nylon fabric and have inner lining and good quality zips.
We have a range of products that will help with your racket care. If you need any help or advice on products then please feel free to call us on 0161 761 6608.
Alternatively you can buy these here:
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Stiga Carbonado 45 Blade is the choice for both world number one and number two women

It says it all Stiga Carbonado 45 Blade is the choice for both world number one and number two women.

The new Carbonado 45 and Carbonado 90 blades are constructed with thinner TeXtreme® 64 gram per m2² carbon fiber, providing exceptional control and wood feel. These two new additions to the Carbonado family are built with the same expert processes and quality materials as the original Carbonado 145 and 190, with one difference – the Carbonado 45 and 90.= contain 64 gram per m2 carbon fiber while the original Carbonado 145 and 190 contain 100 gram per m2 carbon fiber. Choose Carbonado 45 and 90 for top quality, expert craftsmanship, and outstanding performance, along with increased control and wood feel!

– Carbonado 45 is constructed with Carbon layers in a 45 degree angle
– 45 degree angle provides torsional bendability which gives the blade
more flexibility and increased stiffness
– The high trajectory makes it a perfect choice for the offensive player who looks for good speed and stability combined with excellent control
– Wide personalized sweet spot
– 64 gram Carbon fibre per m2


ART. NO. 1062-XX
SPEED: 140
You can buy yours here:
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Jamie Liu wins the cadets at the East Midlands 4*

Congratulations to Stiga Player Jamie Liu who won his cadet age group at the East Midlands 4* at the weekend. Awesome stuff 🙂
Liu was extended to five by Amirul Hussain in another match which ebbed and flowed. The two semi-finalists were Rhys Davies, beaten in four sets by Liu, and Benjamin Hee, seen off by Hussain in three straight.

Paul Stimpson

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Siraj clinches memorable hat-trick at East Midlands 4*

Congratulations to Stiga Player Shayan Siraj who won his third successive Junior 4* event at the East Midlands 4* at the weekend.

Here is more details:

Siraj clinches memorable hat-trick at East Midlands 4*
Author: Paul Stimpson
Publish date: January 8, 2018
Shayan Siraj won his third successive Junior 4* event and Anna Hursey took two titles at the East Midlands 4* at the weekend.

Leeds athlete Siraj had previously won the events in Stockton and Grantham before Christmas, and he kept up his impressive form at Wellingborough.

Having won his group and come through the bottom half of the draw without dropping a set, beating Jamie Liu in the semi-final, Siraj faced Grantham College colleague Joe Clark in the final.

Clark took a close first set, but Siraj came back, winning two more tight sets and pulling away in the fourth to win 3-1 to complete his memorable treble.

Thorntons New Unit is Bury – Come in and see us.

Thornton’s Table Tennis have a new unit in Bury which is open open from 09:30 – 16:30 Monday to Friday.  Come in and see us for advice on table tennis and some local bargains.

Thorntons Table Tennis, Unit 14, Peel Mills Industrial Estate,
Chamberhall St. Bury BL9 0LU
Phone: 0161 761 6608

Feel free to call in and see us some time.
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National TableTennisDay reaches millions

National #TableTennisDay reaches millions

The sound of table tennis bat on ball reverberated around the country on the fourth National #TableTennisDay.

Hundreds of clubs, schools, workplaces, local authorities and other organisations put on free events, encouraging people to pick up a bat and have a go at the sport.

The aim was to get one million people playing and though exact calculations are not possible, we do know that the day had a huge reach on social and conventional media.

At least twice during the day #TableTennisDay was trending on Twitter, with 328 posts using the hashtag, reaching 492,000 users. Another 117 posts used the hashtag #nationaltabletennisday, reaching an additional 161,000 accounts.

On Facebook, #TableTennisDay had an overall reach of almost 36-and-a-half million people worldwide, helped by posts from SPORTbible and GiveMeSport, with more than 12,000 ‘likes’.

Laleham Gap School in Thanet were among the schools taking part. Paul Ursell, teacher and coach at the school for children with special autism, language and communication needs, said:

As well as having the PE department teach table tennis all day, we had 55 people compete (27 staff and 28 children) at lunch time in our inaugural Staff versus Pupils tournament – 88 matches were played, with staff edging a narrow 45-33 victory. However, with the pupils’ clubs now ensuring the pupils are making rapid progress I would suggest they are probably favourites to reverse this next year!

Action at Laleham Gap School
Among the wide range of organisations taking part were: Anglia Ruskin University, Osterley Park (National Trust), Mansfield Museum, Active Glos, various Ping! cities (including Barnsley, Nottingham, Plymouth, Exeter and Blackpool), Cornwall Sport, Leeds & York NHS PFT, Battle of the Paddle, Health@Work, University of Liverpool – Institute of Ageing & Chronic Disease, Blackstar Solutions, Shropshire Leisure, Energise Me, oxmeinfo, Prysm Group, Public Health England (NW), St Austell Printing, Active Cumbria, The Workstation (Sheffield), Phoenix Group.

Author: Paul Stimpson
Publish date: July 13, 2017

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