Table Tennis

Success could come at a price

By Danny Caro, July 21, 2011

Team GB's performance at the European Maccabi Games has been described as a huge success, and rightly so.

The bar was clearly raised in several sports with the Open and Junior footballers proving a cut above the rest. It was also the Games where our futsal players put themselves on the map.


Junior success bodes well for 2013

July 21, 2011

GB'S juniors accounted for almost half of the gold medals at the European Maccabi Games in Vienna.

While Zak Zilesnick stole the show in table tennis, David Garcia was the star turn in badminton.


Medals galore for Team GB

By Danny Caro, July 14, 2011

Team GB produced an astonishing record-breaking performance at the 13th European Maccabi Games in Vienna .

The 220-strong delegation won a mammoth 71 medals of which 31 were gold, 23 silver and 17 bronze.

The three-man swimming team of Trevor Pears, Hollie Singer and Naomi Ayrton claimed 19 medals between them.

Wonder kid Zak Zilesnick swept the board in Table Tennis, winning the singles,


Roll of honour

July 14, 2011


Badminton: Junior Boys - D Garcia

Football: Open and Junior Team

Golf: Gross Individual – N Harris

Masters scratch: M Lerner

Open Net Individual: Z Talbot

Team Gross – Open

Ladies Open Scratch: LTarn

Ladies Handicap – T Capal

Open - Female team

Table tennis: Junior team

Boys doubles

Boys singles - Z Zilesnick


Katz: Brit pack will do the business

June 23, 2011

Dov Katz is confident that the Team GB table tennis squad will turn on the style at next month's European Maccabi Games.

Team manager to a group of players, including several who are nationally ranked, Katz believes that his troops have what it takes to go all the way in Vienna.

"We are sending arguably the strongest ever GB table tennis squad to a European Games," Katz said.


Katz delighted with promotion

By Danny Caro, May 24, 2011

Dov Katz, manager of Brighton Pavilion (BBATT) table tennis club, praised his team after they secured promotion to the Premier Division of the British League.

Maccabiah stalwart Katz steered his team to the runners-up spot in Division One south to qualify for the playoffs.


Maccabi game, set and match

April 28, 2011

Maccabi GB Table Tennis have retained the coveted Wembley and Harrow League title.

The league contains a number of the top 100 ranked players in the country but they had no answer to Maccabi.

A key player in the team this year was Rafi Marom who featured in all but one of the matches. He lost only twice this season and finished top of the league averages.


GB boys impress Katz

January 6, 2011

Brighton move into second place in the British League Division One after winning all four of their matches in Devon.

Managed by Maccabian stalwart Dov Katz, Brighton remain in contention for the Premier League play-offs next May after putting Cippenham, Progress, Woolwell and TTK Greenhouse to the sword.

European Maccabi Games open players Ashley Stokes and Eli Baraty (left) were in top form to cement victory in emphatic style.


GB announce Euro Games table tennis squad

By Danny Caro, August 17, 2010

Maccabi GB have selected their table tennis squad ahead of next year’s European Maccabi Games in Vienna.

Spearheaded by team manager Dov Katz, co-chair of the Maccabi GB international table tennis committee, the delegation features the cream of English Jewish table tennis talent with an array of highly-ranked England stars included.


Maccabi Table Tennis championships review

By Danny Caro, July 6, 2010

Defending champions Ashley Stokes retained the men’s title at the Maccabi GB Table Tennis Open Championships after beating Eli Baraty in the final.

More than 80 competitors of all ages, some of whom are highly nationally ranked, battled it out for various titles.

In its second year at the Harefield Academy, top seed, Zak Zilesnick spectacularly crashed out in the first round, thus ending his dream of making history by being the first and youngest player ever to win every male event available to him at this prestigious event.