Currently the Olympics are taking place in Rio, and I always enjoy watching the different sports. It made me wonder ‘what if’ I or members of my family had been more committed to sports that we enjoyed! Here are some … Continue reading
Some of my favourite places to go are second-hand bookshops, you just never know what you might find. The other day I picked up this little beauty on sale for just £1.50. It contains some great illustrations, and I’ve already learnt … Continue reading
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 was seeded number 3 in the Ginnaw Cup that year (2002) and was successful in beating both the players ranked … Continue reading
A while back I wrote a lot of posts about my parents enjoyment of playing table tennis. You can see two of them here: https://jackiedinnis.wordpress.com/2013/04/06/womens-table-tennis-in-the-1950s-enid-dinnis/ https://jackiedinnis.wordpress.com/2013/04/11/table-tennis-gordon-dinnis-newspaper-clippings/ People were kind enough to send me messages wondering if the table tennis gene had passed … Continue reading
On our holidays at Pontins Holiday Camps we enjoyed the occasional visits from sporting stars. As I have previously written, my parents were very keen table tennis players and their joy was made complete by seeing Chester Barnes and Trevor … Continue reading
Ray Reardon is a big name in snooker, and was at his prime in the 1970’s. He won six World Championships during these years, in 1970, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1976 and 1978. He lost out in the semi-final in 1971 … Continue reading
Here are a few bits and pieces that don’t really fit anywhere else. Above is an advertisement I found if you wanted to buy your own table, along with an article about Table Tennis – The Service Shot. An article … Continue reading
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This is a later collection of newspaper clippings I found, telling the story of Gordon Dinnis and Table Tennis in his later playing years. One of the newspapers is dated November 3, 1973. Gordon would have been 50 years old … Continue reading
I found some newspaper clippings my dad had kept, he hadn’t kept the dates with most of them so I just have to guess at the order of them. This first one mentions that he was playing for The Alliance … Continue reading
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My mother, Enid Dinnis was very good at Table Tennis. A lot better than I realised actually. Recently I’ve been going through boxes, bags and drawers full of newspaper cuttings and memories and I came across a box full of … Continue reading