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Latest News - Keep Up With The Play:

Winter Interclub Results 2015 posted


2015 Southland Open Championships - Results

Table Tennis NZ Hall of Fame.

On May 14th 2014 Southland's own Ron Garrett was inducted into the Table Tennis NZ Hall of Fame.

Ron began his involvement with table tennis in the 1960's and ever since has been a stalwart of the Southland Association, serving on the executive from 1966 to the present day in various roles.

He has served in various roles for Table Tennis NZ - President 1988/89 & 1994/96 and been closely involved with its administation over the years,as well as involvement with the Oceania Federation.

His latest endevour was as joint Tournamnet Director and volunteer coordinater for the recent World Veterans Championships in Auckland.

Ron's full list of achievments recorded for the awards can be seen at:

Photos from the Hall of Fame evening can be seen here:

Details of all members of the TTNZ hall of fame can be accessed here:  

World Veteran Championships

Seven Southland players attended the recent  held in Auckland. The event attracted 1650 players from 57 countries .

Southland players Clive Adamson reached the final of the 75-79 age group consolation doubles and Shelley Neal and Debbie Garrett won the 40-49 age group consolation doubles final.

Southland Players Results     |    Full results:

Winter Interclub Results 2014 posted


2014 Calendar published



Several of Southland's junior table tennis players experienced success at two tournaments in Timaru recently.The juniors travelled north to compete in the South Island Teams Competition before competing in the South Canterbury Open the following day.

Southlanders were among the titles in the South Canterbury Open.

Michael Zhang combined with Jesse Wilson of Canterbury to take the Under 21 Mens Doubles title, beating fellow Southlanders James Tan and Kelson Sadlier of Gore in the final. Zhang also took the Under 18 Doubles with Alex Zhou of Canterbury. Meanwhile Laura Geraghty and Holly Wu won the Under 15 Girls Doubles.

Zhang was runner-up to Wilson in the Open Men's Singles and the Under 21 Mens Singles while he was also the runner-up in the Under 18 Boys Singles to Alex Zhou of Canterbury.

Geraghty and Wu were runners-up in the Under 18 Girls Doubles while Geraghty was also runner-up in the Under 18 Mixed Doubles with Alex Zhou of Canterbury and the Under 15 Mixed Doubles with Mana Placid of Canterbury. Geraghty was the Under 18 Girls Doubles runner-up while Wu was the runner-up in the Under 13 Girls Singles.

Nathan Geraghty and Harry McLean were runners-up in the Mens Grade Doubles while Michelle Lindsay was runner-up to Jiayi Zhou of Canterbury in the Under 21 Womens Singles. A Southlander also finished runner-up in the Under 13 Mixed Doubles when Carl Rodmell combined with Natasha Senior of Canterbury.

The previous day the Juniors had battled it out in the South Island Teams event with two Southland teams runners-up in their respective events. The Under 15 Girls team of Laura Geraghty and Holly Wu plus the Under 15A Boys team of Andrew Fleming, Damian Mitchell and Harry McLean both gained the silver in their events. Meanwhile the Under 18 Boys Team of Michael Zhang, Nathan Geraghty, James Tan and Kelson Sadlier were third as was the Under 13 Boys Team of Jared Gilbertson, Isaac Lindsay and Carl Rodmell.

Meanwhile the Under 15B Boys (Caleb Duffy, Lachlan Thwaites, Devin Boutcher) and the Under 18 Girls team of Shelley Mitchell and Michelle Lindsay were fourth in the very competitive competition.

Photo here> Southland Junior Team at the South Island Tournament.

Southland Open Championships 2014

Results here>

Southland Open Championships 2013

Report here   |   Results here

Winter Interclub Competition 2013

Draw and Results

Southland sent a strong contingent to the 2013 South Island Teams Tournment & Canterbury Open

Southland sent a strong contingent to the South Island Teams Tournament and Canterbury Open Championships in Christchurch over Queen's Birthday weekend.

Results can be seen from the TTNZ Home page

Autumn Competition

March 21st to April 25th 2013
Though few in number it is good to see some new players taking part in our competitions

Draw and Results


James Hargest College won both the Boys and Girls titles at the Southland Secondary School Table Tennis Championships at the Table Tennis Southland Stadium in Invercargill Monday 30 July.

The victories continued the dominance of James Hargest College in Table Tennis at this level.

The James Hargest College 1 team consisting of Michael Zhang, Nik Bielski and Matt Shields won the Boys Title, defeating the Gore High School 1 team of Kelson Sadlier, James Tan and Sam Choie in the final by 4 matches to 1. Sadlier took one match for Gore, beating Bielski in a hard fought three set battle. Sadlier and Choie also pushed the New Zealand ranked Zhang and Bielski to three sets in a doubles match. However the highly experienced James Hargest team were too strong overall.

Four teams had advanced to the semi finals from pool play James Hargest College 1, James Hargest College 2, Gore High School 1 and Southland Boys High School 1. The losing semi-finalists went on to play off for third and fourth place where James Hargest College 2 (Horace Zhang, Kent Verbeet and Chris Ding) beat SBHS 1 (Poom, Lachie McKenzie and Martin Carlaw) by 4 matches to 1.

In the Girls Final, the James Hargest College 1 team of Sophie Smith and Michelle Lindsay beat the Combined team of Loren Burton and Grace Allison by 3 matches to 2.


Southland Players at the South Island Teams Tournament and South Canterbury Open 2012

Report here        |       Photos

JAMES HARGEST College team 2011 Southland Secondary School Table tennis Champions

sec_school_champs2011.jpg (39022 bytes)James Hargest College maintained a proud record in the Southland Secondary School Table Tennis Championships when they were held at the Table Tennis Southland Stadium in Invercargill on Monday.

The James Hargest College Forest Gumps Trio consisting of Michael Zhang, Nik Bielski and Chris Ding won the title after going through the day unbeaten, defeating the SBHS Red team of Lachlan McKenzie, Jake Henderson and Martin Carlaw in the final.

Earlier eight teams had fought their way through pool play to contest the quarter finals. The quarter final winners advanced to the semis where the JHC Forest Gumps Trio played SBHS Blue (Jared Deal, Jay Renton, Decha Niramaithaworn) winning 5-0. In contrast the semi was a hard fought affair with SBHS Red eventually overcoming the challenge of the SBHS Wildcats (Fayez Shabaz, MacKenzie Smith, Cameron Richardson) in a very close result, 3 matches to 2.

The James Hargest team went on to win the final 4-0 from the SBHS Red team. Jake Henderson pushed Chris Ding to three sets in their singles match and the doubles between Zhang and Bielski versus Carlaw and McKenzie was a tense battle.

The third versus fourth playoff between SBHS Wildcats and SBHS Blue went to the Wildcats team. in yet another tight tussle.

The Gore High School Blue Team of Sam Choie, Kelson Sadlier and James Tan were unlucky not to make the semi finals missing out only on a countback of points from their quarter final match up.

Thirteen teams entered the championships from James Hargest College, Southland Boys High School, Southland Girls High School, Fiordland College, Menzies College, Gore High School Te Wharekura Arowhenua School.


Southland Table Tennis 75th Jubilee
Southland Table Tennis Association celebrated 75 years of being affiliated to the New Zealand Association. Table Tennis had been played for many years in Invercargill before this.

The jubilee was held on Saturday 16th April, with a Get-together and afternoon tea in the Southland Table Tennis Stadium, followed by a dinner at Elmwood Gardens at night. The stadium was open on Sunday morning for anyone who wanted to face their old foes at the other end of the table.

111 registrations were received with 99 attending the afternoon and 81 at the dinner and approx 30 on Sunday morning. People travelled from Melbourne, Hastings, Wellington, Nelson, Christchurch and Dunedin to attend.

A great display of memorabilia was set up and brought back a lot of memories. Sunday morning brought back some good memories of past games. Everyone enjoyed it.
The highlight of the dinner was the introduction of a Southland Table Tennis Hall of Fame. Much to the shock of John Catto he was the first inductee. John was the first Southlander to win a New Zealand Title. See Southland Hall of Fame page for a list of his achievements.

Some Photos from the Celebrations can be seen here>

Southland Table Tennis Hall of Fame
As part of the Southland Table Tennis 75th Jubilee a Southland Hall of Fame was unveiled. John Catto became the first inductee. (photo receiving certificate). John was the first Southlander to win a New Zealand Title in 1952, winning the U16 Boys Singles. He backed this up the following year followed by the U18 Boys Singles in 1954 and 1955.  

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10.00 am to 12.00 noon Every week of the Year

Table Tennis Stadium, Lindisfarne Street, Invercargill

Open to Everyone- all ages- retired- shift workers- others   

Generally doubles played, but you can play singles.

Tea and Coffee included in fee

Good company- Get active- Keep yourself fit ( or get fit)
Bats available if you do not have your own.

$4 per person per morning

For any further information contact:
Carolyn Geraghty, TTS Development Officer Phone 03 216 8920, or just turn up.


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