Andrew Baggaley Picks up Bronze Medal for England


Andrew Baggaley Claimed a bronze medal for his England team in the the team event at the commonwealth table tennis championship in Delhi.

Baggaley had a perfect score to cruise England through the group stages to move onto the next stage where he took on Malaysians Dunley foo and Muhud Shakirin and won 3-1.

he then took on new zealands John Cordue and Canada’s Marko Medjugorac and beat both of them 3-0 respectively.

He was beaten twice in the semi final by the host nation india who won 3-2.

Baggaley bagged his fifth Common wealth games medal adding to his two golds.




International Table Tennis Federation to Change Ball

The International Table Tennis Federation are looking to introduce new Poly balls from July 2014 with current balls being made from celluloid but will be changed by a plastic material.

Tests showed that players found the ball to move slower with a higher bounce compare to the other ball but this should increase the length of rally’s.

But one Olympian Andrew Baggaley thinks the change is absolutly ‘Bizzare’. 

He said: “It’s really bizarre. I don’t know any other sport that has had as many changes,

“I don’t really understand the reasons for the change. I believe the pecking order in world table tennis will remain the same. I don’t think it will change anything dramatically, like the Chinese dominance in the sport.

“Players who have played with it tell me it’s less spin and it’s a little slower with a truer bounce. They also say the ball sounds like it’s broken,

“I hope they don’t change before the Commonwealths in Glasgow in 2014.”