Player Performance News
Emma Readys Herself for Russia
Read the Mid Sussex Times report focussing on Emma Torkington as she prepares to compete as part of the England team going to the European Youth Championships being staged in Russia - click here to see
England Calling for Sussex Trio
By Marc Burman
Yolanda King, Emma Torkington and Helshan Weerasinghe have been picked to play for England in the upcoming European Youth Championships in Russia between the 15th – 24th July
The full squad is as follows
Junior Boys: Liam Pitchford, Gavin Evans, Sean Cullen, Sam Walker and Lewis Gray
Junior Girls: Karina Le Fevre, Tressa Armitage, Yolanda King and Chloe Whyte
Cadet Boys: Helshan Weerasinghe, Igor Morais and Jared Patel
Cadet Girls: Tin Tin Ho, Megan Knowles and Emma Torkington
Coaches: Alan Cooke, Jia Yi Liu, Nick Jarvis and Paul Whiting
Physiotherapist: Name tbc, TASS Physio
This is great news for Sussex and further evidence of the strides the county has made in recent years. Congratulations go to all three!
Sussex Players Achieve High at the Cadet Masters
Report by Marc Burman 24/5/11
Emma Torkington came second at the Cadet Masters this weekend gone the report is on the ETTA website
This is an invitation only event were they basically pick the top 14 players in the girls and boys, everyone must play everyone to decide positions 1-14.
Helshan Weerasinghe came first in the boys event which was a big achievement and played really well - see ETTA report
Lois Peake and Jack Bennett also played well coming ninth and eleventh respectively in their events.
See detailed results grid
Oh Danny Boy!
Danny Lawrence has been invited to represent England in the Cedet Six Nations event in Dusseldorf on 17-19th June. Danny may be a Kent lad and indeed occasionally as a player he can thwart Sussex's ambitions but in recent times he's attended a number of coaching and competion opportunities in Sussex (including the Sussex Elite Centre in East Grinstead for over a year) so we're entitled to share a small part of his growing fame!
All the best Danny in your international adventure.
Kate Cheer was runner-up in u11 English Schools Individual Final on Saturday (16th April), only losing in the final to Stephanie Cross (3-0). To get to the final she had to beat her ESTTA teammate Denise Payet in a match that went to 5 sets, 14-12 in the decider.
On Sunday Kate played in the Regional championships and the South-East team came fifth. She won four out of her five games only losing to Denise Payet 3-1 in the last match. Kate and Denise are so close and have been so for over the whole season, standing at three wins each. They are evenly matched and the rivallry shows no sign of ending anytime soon!
Kate also beat ESTTA teammate Amy Blaborough 3-0 and Holly Billsborrow - a couple of great wins as they are above her in the ranking list.