I used to play a lot of table tennis when I was young. For a few years, I even played in the national youth league of the Netherlands (albeit in the lowest of the three divisions), and I am the proud owner of 14 table tennis trophies. After a two-year break, I started playing again at university. However, being used to the attacking game of most youth players and now having to compete in the 'senior league', I lost to far too many grandmothers. So I gave up.
By coincidence, a colleague at the Computer Science department in Durham happened to play for the university table tennis team, and offered to practice with me during the summer of 2007. At first, I missed the table by miles, but slowly the 'feeling' started to come back. I joined the Durham University Table Tennis Team). In the 2007-2008 season, the team managed to stay in the BUSA Premier League North, and I managed to reach the last 64 at the BUSA Individual Table Tennis Championships in Nottingham. The following season was a bit less successful, as the team got demoted from the BUSA Premier League, and I went out in the group stages of the BUSA Championships.
In Bergen (Norway), I briefly played for LaksevÅg BTK.
After returning to the Netherlands in 2014, I started playing for TTV Alexandria '66. A few years later, I also joined Vice Versa '51 in Oudenbosch, the club where I started my table tennis career many years ago.
If you would like to see my table tennis results, you can click here.