Table Tennis – The Next Generation (part two 2002 – 2008)

Here we are to take up with the next part of Alison’s story, continuing in 2002.

You can read part one here: https://jackiedinnis.wordpress.com/wp-admin/post.php?post=1492&action=edit

Alison Woodland and her trophies won during 2002

Alison Woodland and her trophies won during 2002

Alison was seeded number 3 in the Ginnaw Cup that year (2002) and was successful in beating both the players ranked above her, winning the Cup in its inaugural year by beating the number 1 seed in the final. She was runner-up in both the Ginnaw and Rymill Cups in 2003, and the Rymill Cup in 2004. At the end of the 2004/2005 season she was delighted to be voted the Sussex Table Tennis Association Girl Player of the Year.

Sussex Girl Player of the Year 2004 - 2005 Alison Woodland

Sussex Girl Player of the Year 2004 – 2005
Alison Woodland

In her last year as a Junior in 2006 the write-up before the Rymill Cup competition said

Alison is currently ranked Sussex number 4. She won the inaugural Ginnaw Cup in 2002 but could not quite repeat that achievement in the 2003 final. Alison is from Worthing and a solid consistent player who is difficult to beat. Alison has played 82 times and won 50 of them for Sussex. A girl who is popular with the other players she makes great efforts to improve her game but remains unassuming and modest. She is from Worthing and is coached by Terry Dean. This is her last year as a Junior, with a record like that she will be missed but the Junior’s loss will be the Senior’s gain.”

Alison played in a number of other team tournaments, including the Worthing League, Junior British League, and the Women’s British League. In their first season in the Women’s British League in 2005/2006, her team of 3 were the winners of Division 4 and promoted to Division 3.

Newspaper report

Report from Worthing Herald

In the following season 2006/2007, her team were the runners up in Division 3 and promoted to Division 2.

She also played in a number of national tournaments around the country, both as a Junior and Senior.

Alison’s last game of table tennis was towards the end of 2008, when she struggled to even finish a game. Shortly afterwards she was diagnosed with CFS/ME (Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/Myalgic Encephalopathy), is now housebound, reliant on her family to care for her, and unable to play table tennis. She remains positive that at some time in the future she will be able to play again.

Alison's trophies

Alison’s trophies

Alison Woodland in 2005

Alison Woodland in action – 2005

Season 2002 – 2003

Sussex TTA Rymill Cup (Girls Under 18) Runner Up

Sussex TTA Ginnaw Cup (Girls Under 15) Runner Up

Sussex TTA Girls Singles Runner Up

Sussex TTA Under-15 Girls Singles Runner Up

Sussex TTA Girls Doubles Runner Up

Sussex TTA Under-15 Girls Doubles Runner Up

Sussex TTA Inter-League Girls Silver (team event)

Worthing & District TTA Division 4 Winners (team event)

Cippenham Junior Open Girls Special Award

Hollington Open Junior Girls Singles Runner Up

English TTA National Cadet League Division Runner Up (team event)

Season 2003 – 2004

Sussex TTA Rymill Cup (Girls under 18) Runner Up

Sussex TTA Girls Doubles Runner-Up

Sussex TTA Junior Mixed Doubles Winner

Sussex TTA Inter-League Girls Silver (team event)

Worthing & District TTA Division 3 Winners (team event)

Worthing & District TTA Closed Championship Mixed Doubles Runner Up

Chesham Under-17 Girls Singles Runner Up

Hollington Open Junior Girls Singles Runner Up

Hollington Open Senior Womens Consolation Runner Up

Cippenham Under 16 Girls Runner Up

Season 2004 – 2005

English TTA Junior British League Girls Division 2 Runners Up (team event)

Sussex County TTA Girl of the Year Award

Sussex County TTA Closed Championship Girls Singles Runner Up

Sussex County TTA Closed Championship Girls Doubles Winner

Sussex County TTA Girls Doubles Winner

Hollington Open Junior Girls Singles Runner Up

Season 2005 – 2006

English TTA Women’s British League Division 4 Winners (team event)

Worthing & District TTA Closed Championship Divisional Singles Winner

Worthing & District TTA Closed Championship Ladies Singles Runner Up

Worthing & District TTA Closed Championship Mixed Doubles Runner Up

Worthing & District TTA Division 3 Winner (team event)

Cippenham Girls Under 18 Consolation Winner

Season 2006 – 2007

English TTA Women’s British League Division 3 Runners Up (team event)

Worthing & District TTA Closed Championship Ladies Singles Runner Up

Worthing & District TTA Closed Championship Mixed Doubles Winner

Hollington Open Senior Women’s Consolation Runner Up

Season 2007 – 2008

Worthing & District TTA Closed Championship Ladies Singles Runner Up

Worthing & District TTA Closed Championship Mixed Doubles Winner

Season 2008 – 2009

Sussex Games Silver Medal (team event)

About Jackie Dinnis

Welcome to my blog where I am enjoying meeting my family - past and present - one at a time. Join me as I learn who my ancestors were, where they lived, what their occupations were and what everyday life was like for them.
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