A bumper day of SBL Premier Division action is set to take place this Saturday, with six of eight teams in action.

With two weekends of action scheduled in December, Saturday starts a run to lead the league as it heads into 2024.

Ormesby are early favourites, having been dominant in their opening games. Fusion are sure to face a tough test as they prepare to welcome them to London. The north-east side have been in imperious form so far, dropping just one set in their opening two matches.

David McBeath, who has a 100% record from his four singles ties, is unavailable this weekend. Sam Mabey, Thomas Rayner and Benjamin Piggott are all also unbeaten this season but will not feature this weekend. Ormesby have selected Graeme Barella, Enio Mendes and new signing Radoslav Kembara to take on Fusion.

A brilliant father and son performance helped Fusion to victory over TableTennisDaily last time out. Larry Trumpauskas will hope to carry that forward, this time not playing alongside his dad Lorestas. He’ll be joined instead by Robert Pelc and Shaquille Webb-Dixon. The trio will need to be at their very best to challenge, they will hope that home advantage will add to their performance.

North Ayrshire (NATTC) will face Brighton on the south coast in the day’s early fixture. Both sides have won one of their two opening games, with NATTC coming into the tie off the back of an impressive 6-1 victory over Drumchapel Glasgow.

New signing Hugo Torgren, who trains at the highly-rated table tennis centre in Eslov, Sweden, found form in that win. Colin Dalgleish and Martin Johnson are expected to make up the trio.

Drumchapel Glasgow and TableTennisDaily, both new to the Premier Division this season, are searching for their first win of the campaign. The winner will lift themselves off the bottom of the table.

The home side will be made up of Callum Evans, who played at the 2022 Commonwealth Games and Umair Mauthoor. Dan Ives completes the trio, making his Premier Division debut.

Anthony Kent, TTD team manager, said the team are looking forward to a fight for their first win: “We’ve not had the start we’d hoped for but that just goes to show how strong this division is. We have the chance to get our first win on the board against Drumchapel this Saturday.

“Then we have more Scottish visitors with the clash against North Ayrshire on Saturday 16th. We can’t wait to get stuck back into British League action and fight for every point.”

Gary Dodd, who will head the visiting side knows that there is a lot to play for between the two teams at the bottom of the table.

He said: “We’re looking forward to getting our season started. We’ve started slowly and with both teams yet to pick up any points this really is a must win game for us, particularly for our aspirations of staying in the league. TTD will be going for it and there will be a good crowd there for sure, but I am looking forward to playing in a new environment, albeit against some familiar opponents.”

Danny Bajwa and Victor Guang Shi will make up the travelling side.

You will be able to watch every match live on TTE.TV. Round three will be quickly followed by round four, taking place on 16th and 17th December.

A total of eight matches will be played over the next two weeks before the league moves into 2024.


Brighton v North Ayrshire TTC – 10:30

Fusion v Ormesby – 14:00

TableTennisDaily v Drumchapel Glasgow – 14:00