Dalton A in pole position
As we enter the final week of phase 1 of the Kendal & District Table Tennis League, Dalton A are in pole position. They recovered from a 5-5 draw against Burton A to post a comprehensive 7-3 win against arch rivals IBIS. Ben McDonald defeated Steve Dixon for the second time this season compensating for his surprise loss to a typically resilient Peter Baxendale in the Burton match. Dalton A cannot now be overtaken despite having one match still to play. At the end of phase 1, the top 4 teams will compete for the Division 1 Championship and Dalton A will be joined by IBIS, Natland A and in all probability Burton A for the phase 2 matches. The bottom 4 teams will battle to avoid relegation or a relegation play-off.
In Division 2, with one match to play, Burton B are a long way ahead at the top. They have 95 points, following a comfortable 8-2 victory against Burton C. Shelley Rhodes and Dennis Hooley were both unbeaten for Burton B. They will be joined in phase 2 by Natland D and Kirkby Stephen A. The 4th team in the top half of Division 2 will be determined by the final match between Burton C and Burton D. Burton C need a single point to secure their place in the top 4 and 5 points to finish second.
In Division 3, with all phase 1 fixtures completed, Crook C take a 26 point lead over Grayrigg A and a 29 point lead over Kirkby Stephen B into phase 2.
The new membership quarter for social table tennis at the Kendal Table Tennis Club, based at Kendal Leisure Centre, starts on February 6th. Anyone wanting to give it a try should contact Tony March on 07814 029471 (£3 a session or £27 for the quarter). It’s great fun!