Table Tennis

Baraty and co oozing X-Factor

By Danny Caro, April 26, 2012

If there’s one sport that Jews are good at right now, it’s table tennis. There was a real sense of optimism about the sport in Vienna last summer when I was around the table (no pun intended) with the likes of Dov Katz, Lee Vandermolen and Eli Baraty at the European Maccabi Games and it’s clear to see why.


National Shul Table Tennis League review

March 12, 2012

Sixty-five players from 13 synagogue teams competed in the first-ever National Shul Table Tennis League, sponsored by Maccabi GB, which took place on Sunday.

Sides from Kingston to Southend headed to BATTS in Harlow, Essex, fighting it out for the hotly contested 2012 event.


Dan on the top table

February 23, 2012

Dan Olsberg this week became the youngest player to represent the Manchester Maccabi senior table tennis section.

Manager Joe Flacks had no hesitation in pitching the youngster into the team when a place came available and he was certainly not let down against a strong Shawfield side.

Olsberg, 10, pushed all his opponents hard and Flacks believes that with a "little more experience," an amaz


Vandermolen and Katz to lead GB Maccabiah Table Tennis assault

February 21, 2012

The management team for Table Tennis at the 2013 Maccabiah Games in Israel has been announced by Maccabi GB, in partnership with UJIA.

Lee Vandermolen has been appointed Sports Chair along with Dov Katz as the Team Manager.


Table turns

February 9, 2012

Plans have been announced to run a first-ever national shul table-tennis league and knock-out championship starting in March.

Organised in association with Maccabi GB, the competition will feature an under-17 and an open event, with players of all standards welcome.


National Shul Table Tennis Championships launched

February 2, 2012

The first ever National Shul Table Tennis Championships take place on March 11 at top British League venue, Batts in Harlow, Essex in association with Maccabi GB.


Starlets have excelled but only one can win this race

By Danny Caro, September 8, 2011

Maccabi GB have unveiled the shortlist for this year's Sports Awards.

A high-class list of nine features in the JC Junior Sportsperson award when long-distance runner Richard Goodman will be looking to retain his crown.


Look out! Our best is yet to come

By Danny Caro, July 28, 2011

Not so long ago, if someone had asked for my thoughts on the future of Jewish sport, I'd probably have looked to the heavens and said a little prayer.


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.