Event: Women's Individual Table Tennis
Date: 1st September 2012
Location: Mercury Theatre Workshop, Colchester
Rules: Singles matches are decided over the best of seven games, with the first player to reach 11 points (by a margin of two clear points) winning each game. Service changes after every two points have been scored. Once the score reached 10-10, the serve changes after every point.
London 2012 Winner: Li Xiaoxia, China.
Score: Game One: Ellie 11, Sarah 4.
Game Two: Ellie 11, Sarah 5
Game Three: Ellie 12, Sarah 9
Game Four: Ellie 13, Sarah 16
Game Five: Ellie 12, Sarah 9
Comments: Sarah: Let the games begin! We made a start to our Olympic endeavour today by crossing the first event off our list. Neither of us had played table tennis before, but we both quickly got in to it. Despite the makeshift table, the Olympic rules were easy to follow and Ellie dominated play! I managed to scrape a game back, but it was all over by the end of the fifth.
Ellie: And we're off; there is definitely no turning back now. Somehow I have managed to convert my limited Table Tennis knowledge (taken from that episode of Friends where Chandler is really good at Table Tennis and possibly QI) into a win. I would like to clarify that this was clearly beginners luck.