Table Tennis NZ Hall of Fame.
On May 14th 2014 Southland's own Ron
Garrett was inducted into the Table Tennis NZ Hall of
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.
endevour was as joint Tournamnet Director and volunteer
coordinater for the recent World Veterans Championships in
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
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.
Results | Full results:
Winter Interclub Results 2014 posted
2014 Calendar published
MORE SUCCESS FOR SOUTHLAND TABLE TENNIS JUNIORS
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.
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
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
Southland Open Championships 2014
Southland Open Championships 2013
Winter Interclub Competition 2013
Draw and Results
Southland sent a strong contingent to the 2013 South Island Teams Tournment &
Southland sent a strong contingent to
the South Island Teams Tournament and Canterbury Open Championships in
Christchurch over Queen's Birthday weekend.
can be seen from the TTNZ Home
March 21st to April 25th 2013
few in number it is good to see some new players taking part in our
JAMES HARGEST COLLEGE TAKE SECONDARY SCHOOL TABLE TENNIS TITLES for 2012
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
The victories continued the dominance of James Hargest College in Table Tennis at this
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
JAMES HARGEST College team 2011 Southland Secondary School Table tennis
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
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.
AND FRIDAY TABLE TENNIS MORNINGS
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