Teams set to clash at New Zealand Senior Champs 2012

posted Sep 30, 2012, 5:30 PM by Gina Connell
Once again we reach the pivotal event in New Zealand's Tale Tennis calendar, the New Zealand Senior Table Tennis Championships 2012, to be held in Auckland, one of the ITTF Hotspot locations and a quality venue.  Defending champions, Auckland, have entered a strong combination of players in their hopes of capturing the title again but will no doubt face stiff competition from the other associations who are hungry to remove them from their usual top spot on the podium.

This year sees the inclusion of a small team from Xi'an, China.  Will they be able to produce a threat to the local champions?  Most likely, we shall have to wait and see what tricks their dedicated training can bring to the foray.  The grading matches for the top grade are between Canterbury 2 and Manawatu and between North Harbour 2 and Wellington, no doubt a close knit battle will ensue with these team being relatively even in nature.

North Harbour have had great results in the teams previously especially in 2010 when they made the finals.  "If we put our best foot forward and Brad Chen is able to get the results we know he is capable of achieving then I have high hopes for North Harbour to do well" Liam Young.  

Extract from Matt Hetheringtons blog, read more ...