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Preston’s university hosts major table tennis match between England and Germany

Posted on - 18th December, 2016 - 7:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Preston News, UCLan, University campus, What's On in Preston
England took on Germany in the table tennis qualifier

England took on Germany in the table tennis qualifier

Some of the best table tennis players in the world came to Preston for a major qualifying game.

The city’s Sir Tom Finney sports centre at the University of Central Lancashire played host to the European Championship side.

England’s women, which included Tin-Tin Ho and Kelly Sibley in their squad, lose 3-0 to Germany.

Manager of the sports centre Martin Baines said: “We are proud and delighted to host this prestigious event. It allowed us to bring some of the best table tennis players in the world to Preston for our local community to see world-class athletes in action on their doorstep. It was a great advert for table tennis at its very best.”

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The university is building a strong reputation for being a table tennis venue.

German table tennis player in action at UCLan

German table tennis player in action at UCLan

Chief executive of Table Tennis England Sara Sutcliffe said: “The Sir Tom Finney Sports Centre has a track record of delivering first-class table tennis events and we were therefore delighted to return here for this key fixture.”

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