The English branch of the SCI met on the morning of finals day at the National Championships. Once again, we are grateful to Table Tennis England for hosting the meeting.

As usual, the meeting was an opportunity for our members to hear about the latest SCI developments and to exchange news. It was noted the SCI AGM is to be held on 26th May 2023 during the World Championships in Durban.

Members also took the opportunity to sign a birthday card for Diane Scholer, who reached her 90th birthday on 14th April and we send our best wishes.

The meeting was unanimous in expressing a wish to have a formal dinner at next year’s National Championships and it was agreed to explore the possibilities once the venue was confirmed.

This year’s SCI Fair Play Award was won by Ross Wilson who unfortunately was not present on the Sunday. It was, therefore, agreed that Karen Tonge OBE would arrange for a presentation to be made to Ross at the Para National Championships in April.

Back Row: Alan Ransome OBE, Don Parker, Harvey Webb, Richard Scruton; Front Row: Jose Ransome, Jill Parker MBE, Beverley Godfrey, Karen Tonge OBE (Photo by Diane Webb)