Maccabi men lift Premier title
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Jeremy Banks believes the future looks bright for Jewish table tennis after the Maccabi GB squad were crowned champions of the Wembley & Harrow Premier Division for the second time.
MGB were confirmed winners following the latest round of results, with London Academy’s failure to win sufficient points proving decisive.
Rafi Marom, Guy Ben-Aroya, Jeremy Banks and Dov Katz have excelled in the majority of matches, ably supported by Keith Lesser and Eli Baraty.
Consistent performances have been the key to a season that has seen only three matches lost, with Marom and Ben-Aroya topping the averages with 80 per cent-plus win rates.
Banks said: "Our first team have excelled themselves and it's a mark of success and recognition for the whole organisation.
"We currently have six MGB teams, including an unprecedented number of juniors developing through our coaching systems."
The MGB team is also in contention for the double – they take on Lowlands in the Elvin Cup final on March 31.
Banks said: “It's an exciting time and the future looks very promising."