Stiga player Mollie Patterson wins the Cadet Girls at the 4* Stockton

Congratulations to Stiga player Mollie Patterson who won the Cadet Girls at the 4* Stockton at the weekend. The photo is of her playing and also receiving her prize. Well done 🙂

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Chris Rayner. Photographer

To win the title Patterson beat Bardsley by 3-1 in the semi-final and Payet in the final. Payet reached the final by winning in straight games against Gari Duhan of Yorkshire in the semi-final after Duhan had beaten Jasmin Wong, also from Yorkshire, by 3-1 in the quarter final.

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Adam Gittings wins Gold in the Class 11 tournament in Cippenham

Great result for Stiga player Adam Gittings who won Gold in the Class 11 tournament in Cippenham this weekend.  SportsAble Southern Disability Grand Prix event.

He also won bronze in the standing doubles partnered with Ashley Wray.

If that was not enough he won bronze in the open band A event. He lost in a tight semi final 3-2 to tournament winner from Wales Josh Morgan. Josh is a player who is travelling with the GB squad to Belgium next week.

Attached is Adam sporting his triple medal success – well done 🙂

Clean sweep for STIGA player Fan Zhendong at the Asian Championships!

The SUZUKI 2015 ITTF Asian Championships has been held in Pattaya, Thailand and the eighteen year old STIGA player Fan Zhendong became the second player in history to claim all four major titles in the Asian Championships.

The world number three won all available events:

  • Men’s Singles
  • Men’s Doubles
  • Mixed Doubles
  • Men’s Team


In the Men’s doubles he won together with current doubles world champion Xu Xin againstJung Youngsick and Lee Sangsu from South Korea in the final.

In the Men’s singles he defeated fellow STIGA player and reigning Asian champion Xu Xinwith 4-3.

Watch the highlights from the Men’s Singles final:

The mixed doubles was won together with compatriot Chen Meng.

In the team event he played together with Xu Xin and current Olympic champion Zhang Jike.

Watch the Men’s Team final summary:

Stiga Player Alex Ramsden takes Gold

Stiga Player Alex Ramsden takes Gold

Great result for Alex Ramsden who was singles champion as the individual competitions at the 2015 Sainsbury’s School Games came to a thrilling climax in Manchester.

Alex Ramsden went one better than last year by claiming gold against surprise finalist Shaquille Webb-Dixon.

The scoreline read as a 7, 7, 7 heaven for Ramsden in the final and made it a double gold for the 15-year-old from Northampton, who was part of the Midlands squad which won the team competition.

Well done Alex from all of us at Thornton’s Table Tennis 🙂