That all changed when the Stratford Table Tennis League resumed after an 18-month hiatus, reports Pierre Florence. Phil Paine and John Price, of Snitterfield, with their opponents Nigel Payne and Tim Fell of Henley. In an attempt to stimulate participation, the two-player “quick format” was adopted, where points are awarded for each set won, thus …

Melbourne’s restrictions eased slightly from Wednesday, September 29, when Victoria hit her goal of 80% of the first dose of vaccination. Moorabool County and Shepparton were scheduled to enter a seven-day lockdown starting at 11:59 p.m. on Friday, October 1. From Wednesday, September 29, Mitchell Shire went into confinement until further notice. In metropolitan Melbourne …

Patrick Mahomes is arguably the best player in the entire NFL. The 26-year-old has already played three Pro Bowls, won an MVP award and led the Kansas City Chiefs to a Super Bowl victory in just three seasons as a starter. However, Mahomes could be even better at a completely different sport that few fans …

Unranked Dhyey Jani of Bhavnagar and Nidhi Prajapati of Ahmedabad won the Sub Junior titles in the Gujarat State 2021 2nd Ranking Table Tennis Tournament (Phase I) in Valsad on Saturday.In the junior boys (U-15) final, Dhyey came back from a 1-2 to beat second seed Harshvardhan Patel of Aravalli 11-7, 10-12, 8-11, 11-8, 11 …

The Dunhuang and Maijishan Buddhist Caves in present-day Gansu Province in the People’s Republic of China (PRC) are the remains of centuries-old religious and commercial interactions along the “Silk Roads”. Indian Sinologist PC Bagchi and KM Panikkar, the first Indian Ambassador to the PRC, visited these sites in 1948 and 1951 respectively and stressed the …

The Mathur sisters are really good individually as they shined in the regular season posting a combined 36-10 singles record. Together they could even be better, as they showed this week at the Div. I Springside tennis sectionals. They are now 7-0 in doubles this year and won a section title on Saturday with back-to-back …

NARRAGANSETT, RI – A request for more places to play popular sport pickleball is before Narragansett City Council for consideration, with up to eight new fields to host games. Pro Tem board chairperson Susan Cicilline Buonanno, who sits on the recreation advisory board, said the board has received many requests from pickleball fans who want …

The Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games saw seasoned stars mark their greatness even as new champions rose up with their sharp shooting skills during seven days of thrilling action at the Asaka Shooting Range. LEKHARA REACHES HISTORIC GOLD It was a story of ‘rough’ and ‘hard work’ as teenage Avani Lekhara won the historic gold medal …

Thoughtful sixth-grader Lia Morales smiles generously and stifles a few laughs behind a hand accented with shiny nail polish as she chats with her parents and talks about her love of table tennis. But as she picks up a paddle, this light-hearted girl seems to disappear as she takes an aggressive stance at the table, …