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BUCS Big Wednesday team in focus: Table Tennis

This week sees the culmination of this year’s British Universities and Colleges Sports (BUCS) leagues in the team Championship finals aka #BigBUCSWednesday – and we have more teams than ever fighting it out to be crowned BUCS champion! The finals, which will be taking place at the University of Bath on Tuesday 21 and Wednesday 22 …

Five Golds, six Silvers: big wins at BUCS Big Wednesday

University of Nottingham Sport finished the 2015/6 BUCS season in phenomenal style in Sheffield by winning five of their final day matches at the BUCS Big Wednesday event! On Wednesday 16 march, five of our Championship and six of our Trophy teams travelled to Sheffield for the 2016 BUCS Big Wednesday event. We were in good …

22 hours coached in two days, was it worth it?

University of Nottingham Table Tennis Coach, Gavin Evans, reflects on the BUCS Table Tennis Championships held at the University of Nottingham Sports Centre over the weekend of the 20 and 21 February 2016. 

Reflections from the table toppers

Last week saw the University of Nottingham sport clubs excel in the British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS) competition, winning close to 70% of their fixtures. Such performances help UoN hold on to 3rd place in the BUCS league with a whopping 2227 points (at the time of writing!). With a staggering 111 teams from …

Introducing Welfare in Sport

Students’ Union officers James Bramley (Sports) and Sarah Pickup (Welfare and Equal Opportunities) provide an introduction to the Welfare in Sport initiative: Last year we launched Welfare in Sport at The University of Nottingham. The overall aim of the project is to: help raise awareness of mental health issues within members of sports clubs, remove …

Blog 4: Reflections on Chinese Training

By Liam McTiernan. So as we come to an end here in China, Team UoN have certainly had a memorable and beneficial trip. The training has been extremely hard work and the team have done a great job in taking the most away from the opportunity. Throughout our time at the Chinese Table Tennis College …

Blog 3: UoN Table Tennis Grafting in China

By Liam McTiernan. As the weekend approached so did the matches between the University of Nottingham and the Chinese Table Tennis College youth players. On Saturday it was time to put our training into some match play situations and each UoN player played 7 matches against some of the players in Shanghai. The day got …

Blog 2: Training Commences for UoN Table Tennis

By Liam McTiernan. Training has begun for the University of Nottingham Table Tennis Team. With the humidity and temperature high in China training is tough and all the players have had to adapt. The standard of Chinese opponents is high with many having played 6 hours a day from the age of 7 or 8. …

Blog 1: Table Tennis Touch Down in China

By Liam McTiernan. University of Nottingham Table Tennis Team are lucky enough to be spending the next 10 days at the Chinese Table Tennis College for the pre-season training camp. The players who are fortunate enough to go include Liam McTiernan, Yolanda King, Adam Harrison, Emma Ludlow, Gabriel Achampong and Paul McCreery. The players are …

Yolanda King

In our run up to Summer Open Day’s 2015 University of Nottingham (UoN) Sport athletes have compiled a number of blog posts from students who have been a part of UoN Sport. Below is a post from Sports Scholar and incoming Table Tennis President Yolanda King who will be returning from Geneva after taking part …