I started playing table tennis at the age of 13 at the News of the World Coaching Scheme in Butlin’s Holiday Camp, Skegness.  By the time I was 15 I was England No. 4 with massive help from my parents and lots of coaching/training and hard work.

Unfortunately I was never selected for my country as the selection committee were very southern orientated and I decided to stop playing at the age of 18.

My first marriage dissolved in 1986 and I decided to start playing again when I was 32.  I eventually settled at Bramley Ebenezer TTC and with lots of training started to reach my potential again.  I reached England No 2 in the Veterans ranking list at the age of 41.

My claim to fame was winning a European Gold in the Over 50’s doubles in Courmeyer, Italy with Diane Pearce from Kent in 2003.  I achieved my lifetime ambition and represented my country as a veteran at the age of 40 and have played many times since.

I retired from my main job at the age of 50 and decided to utilise my coaching qualifications.  I started some Active Life sessions for people over 50 and created an Active Life Club which is free to join and we have periodic social functions.

I offer coaching for all ages and have lots of information regarding where to play on my coaching/practice sessions page.

I won two bronze medals in the over 60's singles and doubles at the European Veteran Championships in Bremen, Germany 2013

My other coaching work is:

The North West Regional Development Centre based at Horsforth Secondary School
and attendance is by invitation only.

Talbot Primary School, Roundhay, Leeds University, Leeds.

Roundhay Primary School, Greenhill Primary and Seven Hills Primary School.