Triumph as Larry Trumpauskas Leads Fusion Squad to Glory at Senior National Qualifiers”

In a thrilling showcase of skill and determination, Larry Trumpauskas emerged victorious at the Mark Bates Ltd Senior National Championships Qualifying Tournament on January 7, 2024, securing the top spot with a resounding 3-0 victory over Ben Piggott (12-10, 11-7, 11-7). The 16-year-old sensation from Bermondsey, South London, etched his name in the annals of table tennis history, conquering the men’s competition without dropping a single match.

Larry Trumpauskas

Larry’s incredible journey through the tournament saw him vanquish formidable opponents such as Ben Piggott, Joe Sawyer, Ralph Pattison, and Jakub Piwowar. The sheer dominance displayed by Trumpauskas showcased not only his technical prowess but also hinted at a promising future for this young prodigy.

Meanwhile, Rohan Dani, Larry’s teammate from the Junior British League team Fusion, demonstrated remarkable prowess by securing a commendable fourth place. Despite being edged out in a closely contested semi-final against Ben Piggott (3-2, 11-9, 9-11, 11-4, 10-12, 11-8), Dani’s performance showcased the depth of talent within the Fusion squad.

The Fusion TT training squad boasts numerous compelling narratives, with perhaps none more inspiring than the resurgence of Paralympian Aaron McKibbin. Regularly attending Fusion Advanced training sessions, McKibbin’s determination to qualify for the Senior Nationals in Nottingham this March paid off in spectacular fashion. The three-time Olympic Gold medalist overcame last season’s disappointment, securing the 9th spot with notable victories against Adam Dennison, Ashley Faceyp-Thompson, and Jakub Piwowar.

Aaron Mckibbin

Aaron McKibbin’s triumphant qualification is not a solitary feat; he will be joined by other Fusion qualifiers Saskia Key, Shaquallie Webb-Dixon, and Mya Sultan. The Fusion contingent is set to make a formidable impact at the Nationals, representing a fusion of skill, dedication, and diversity.

Elevating Fusion’s presence to new heights, the squad’s strength extends beyond individual victories with the automatic qualification of two outstanding players based on their top 16 rankings among England’s elite. Tianer Yu and Lorestas Trampauskas, through their consistent and impressive performances, have secured coveted positions at the upcoming Senior National Championships in Nottingham.

Saskia Key

However, as the curtain fell on the qualifiers, some notable players, including Robert Pelc, Tiana Dennison, and Abbey Hurley, unfortunately missed the cut this time. Their absence adds an element of anticipation for the next competition, as the table tennis community eagerly awaits their resurgence and redemption on the national stage.

Mya Sultan

The Senior Nationals in March promise to be a captivating spectacle, with Larry Trumpauskas, Rohan Dani, Aaron McKibbin, and the Fusion qualifiers poised to deliver exhilarating performances and elevate the sport of table tennis to new heights

The Senior Nationals take place from March 24-26, at the David Ross Sports Village in Nottingham.

The Big Match – Fusion V Ormesby

British League Premier Match

Fusion v Ormesbey

2pm

Saturday 2nd December 2023

Get ready for an electrifying clash as Fusion Table Tennis Centre gears up to face the league leaders, Ormesby Table Tennis Club from Middleborough, in what promises to be a showdown of epic proportions. The Fusion Table Tennis Centre will be buzzing with excitement as fans gather to witness a spectacle of skill, strategy, and pure adrenaline.

Rising Stars in Fusion Team

The Fusion Table Tennis Club boasts some of the brightest young talents in the sport.  Leading the charge for Fusion is none other than Shaquille Webb-Dixon, currently ranked 17th in England, will be showcasing his incredible skills on the table, promising an exhilarating performance. The English Junior International, Larry Trumpauskas, is set to make his mark in his second home match of the season, bringing his raw talent and passion for the game to the forefront.

Joining the ranks is Robert Pelc, a student at Nottingham University, whose dedication to the sport and academic pursuits epitomises the Fusion spirit. Together, this dynamic team is poised to deliver a table tennis experience like never before.

Star-Studded Ormesby Lineup

Ormesby have the Spanish international sensation, Enio Mendez. Known for his lightning- fast reflexes and unmatched finesse, Mendez is set to dazzle the audience with his mesmerising strokes. He’ll be joined by the seasoned ex-pro player, Sam Maybe, whose wealth of experience brings a strategic edge to the Ormesby team. The formidable duo will be supported by the ever-reliable Graeme Barella, adding a touch of veteran wisdom to the lineup.

Morning Warm-up Event – 10am

Gear up for an action-packed morning at the Fusion Table Tennis Centre as the Fusion Junior team faces off in a return match against Sparta Table Tennis Club from Bromley. With a score to settle after a summer defeat, Fusion is eager to reverse the tables in a showdown that kicks off at 10 am.

Fusion Junior Seeks Redemption

The morning promises intense rallies and thrilling exchanges as Fusion Junior aims to redeem themselves against Sparta Table Tennis Club. The Fusion youngsters are determined to showcase their growth, skill, and determination on the table, setting the stage for an exciting encounter.

Joseph Bell Brings Nottingham Players for a Morning Showdown

Adding to the morning buzz, at 10 am, Joseph Bell will lead a group of players from Nottingham in a friendly competition against Fusion Club members. This pre-main event clash is set to be a fun-filled affair, fostering camaraderie and sportsmanship among players.

Join the Morning Fun Before the Main Event

The Fusion Table Tennis Club invites you to be part of the morning excitement, starting at 10 am. Witness Fusion Junior’s quest for redemption against Sparta and enjoy the friendly matches between Nottingham players and Fusion Club members. It’s a perfect warm-up before the main event kicks off at 2 pm.

Morning Schedule:

  • 10:00 AM: Fusion Junior vs. Sparta Table Tennis Club
  • 10:00 AM: Friendly matches between Nottingham players and Fusion Club members

Witness the Fusion: Where Passion Meets Precision

Fusion Table Tennis Cub  is not just a team; it’s a community of individuals united by their love for the game. The Fusion Centre is more than a battleground; it’s a stage where passion meets precision, and dreams are realised one rally at a time.

Make sure to grab your spot for this unmissable event. Whether you’re a seasoned table tennis enthusiast or a newcomer to the sport, Fusion promises an unforgettable afternoon filled with intensity, camaraderie, and the thrill of competition.

Date, Time, and Venue:

Date: 2nd December 2023
Time: 2:00 PM

Venue: Fusion Table Tennis Centre, Unit 2 Stockholm Road London SE16 3LP

Don’t miss out on the action – be part of the Fusion frenzy as they take on the league leaders, Ormesby Table Tennis Club. Get ready for an  afternoon of skill, strategy, and heart-pounding excitement. Fusion Table Tennis Centre invites you to witness the fusion of talent, teamwork, and triumph. See you at the table!

Morning Schedule:

  • 10:00 AM: Fusion Junior vs. Sparta Table Tennis Club
  • 10:00 AM: Friendly matches between Nottingham players and Fusion Club members

Afternoon Schedule: British League Premier Match 

  • 14:00 PM: Fusion TTC v Ormesby TTC – 
  • 17:00 PM: Fusion Club Open Practice  (5PM to (PM)

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Intermediate – Adult Table Tennis Coaching

Elevate Your Game with Fusion Table Tennis Club’s Intermediate Group Coaching!

Are you ready to take your table tennis skills to the next level? Fusion Table Tennis Club presents:

Intermediate Group Coaching

Date: Sunday, November 11th, 2023
Time: 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Location: Fusion Table Tennis Club

What’s in Store:

Advanced Techniques: Dive into spin variations, precise placement, and expert shot selection.
Enhanced Consistency: Master the art of consistent play, vital for competitive success.
Effective Strategies: Develop tactical approaches to outplay your opponents.

Session Fee:
Introductory Cost: £18 per session
Member Discount: £9 per session
Exclusive Offer: Club members enjoy a special discount, bringing your session fee down to just £9.

Why Choose Fusion Table Tennis Club?

Suitable Facilities: Enjoy your training in a twelve table, and inviting environment.
Top-Quality Equipment: Access top-of-the-line gear to maximise your progress.
Friendly Staff: Get assistance with equipment needs and questions.

Secure your spot in our Intermediate Group Coaching program. Register now at www.fusionttc.co.uk Limited availability—don’t miss out!

Whether you’re fine-tuning your skills or aiming for the next level, Fusion Table Tennis Club’s Intermediate Group Coaching is your pathway to improvement, camaraderie, and success.

We can’t wait to welcome you to our sessions! Join us for an incredible table tennis journey.

For more information, visit us at www.fusionttc.co.uk

The National Junior Cup Table Tennis Championship: England’s Premier Junior Event of the Year

Larry Trumpauskas on top at the National Cup

The National Junior Cup Table Tennis Championship, was held at BATTS table tennis club over the weekend, is widely recognised as one of the most prestigious events in the country for young table tennis talents. This year’s event showcased exceptional skills, fierce competition, and promising prospects for the future. In particular, the Fusion boys, Larry Trumpauskas and Joshua Bruce, left a lasting impression by dominating the tournament and securing the top two spots.

Larry Trumpauskas Claims Victory:

Larry Trumpauskas, the reigning National Cadet champion, took his game to new heights this year, emerging as the champion of the National Junior Cup. Building upon his previous success, Larry displayed exceptional form and determination throughout the tournament. His skills and tactical prowess were on full display, as he outplayed his opponents with precision and finesse. Larry’s impressive performance highlights his immense potential and sets the stage for a promising future in table tennis.

Joshua Bruce’s Stellar Run:

Larry’s teammate, Joshua Bruce, also left an indelible mark on the championship. Just a few points away from claiming the title himself, Joshua showcased incredible resilience and skill. He pushed Larry to his limits, engaging in a thrilling head-to-head battle that ultimately favored his teammate. Joshua’s outstanding performance throughout the tournament proves that he is a force to be reckoned with and sets the stage for future success in the sport.

Fusion Boys: Larry Trumpauskas and Joshua Bruce Shine:

The dominance of the Fusion boys, Larry Trumpauskas and Joshua Bruce, in the National Junior Cup Table Tennis Championship further solidifies the club’s reputation as a breeding ground for exceptional talent. These two outstanding players have honed their skills at Fusion, benefiting from its supportive training environment and facilities. Their remarkable performances in the championship serve as a testament to the club’s commitment to nurturing young table tennis players.

Saskia Keys’ Strong Showing:

In the girls’ event, Saskia Keys demonstrated her prowess on the table tennis court. Holding the second-place position for most of the weekend, she displayed exceptional skill and determination. However, in rounds 8 and 9, Saskia faced tough challenges from fellow competitors Megan Jones and Anna Green, narrowly losing out to both. Despite missing out on a medal, Saskia’s high-level performances deserve recognition and praise. Her dedication and talent position her as a rising star in the world of table tennis.

Looking Ahead:

The National Junior Cup Table Tennis Championship showcased the remarkable talent and dedication of young players in England. Larry Trumpauskas and Joshua Bruce’s dominant performances and Saskia Keys’ tenacity serve as an inspiration to aspiring table tennis players across the country. These talented players have undoubtedly set the bar high for future championships.

The spotlight now shifts to the bright future that lies ahead for these rising stars. Larry Trumpauskas and Joshua Bruce’s remarkable showing at the National Junior Cup signifies their potential to excel at higher levels of competition. Saskia Keys’ resilience and skill position her as a formidable contender in future events. With continued dedication and hard work, these players are poised to make their mark on the national and international table tennis stage.

As these players continue to develop their skills and pursue their passion for the sport, the future of table tennis in England looks brighter in their hands.