The Stanmore Table Tennis Club, based at the Stanmore Community Centre, was set up as a not-for-profit club to develop young talent in table tennis and help the local community stay active.
This year, the club has participated in two of the toughest table tennis leagues in West London, and has achieved some fantastic results. They finished as Division 2 winners and Division 4 runners up in the Wembley and Harrow League.
In the Barnet League, they finished as Runners up in the Premier Division, and winners of Division 2.
Stanmore’s prime focus is to nurture and develop young talent. Their Barnet League Division 2 team consists of five youngsters, where the average age of the team is 16 years.
The Stanmore Youth Team (Under 17s) won the Olympus Youth Shield tournament and are title holders of a prestigious tournament organised by the Wembley & Harrow league.
The club’s players are also having an impact in other areas of the sport. Club players Joshua Fernandes and Lucas Aulnette also represent Middlesex county in their respective age categories at county level competitions and both are currently playing in the Premier Division.
Another under 16 player, Kyal Shah, who recently joined the club, last year went on to qualify for the national finals and will represent West London schools after winning the under 16 event at the qualifiers.
Pictured left to right: Tony Dias, Wembley & Harrow League chairman; club players Lucas Aulnette and Joshua Fernandes, and coach Mitchell Jones.