Penicuik among the medals

Penicuik Table Tennis Club were among the winners at the recent Edinburgh Club Championships.'The Penicuik players are in light blue. The two young boys in the front row with the light blue shirts from left to right are Luke Hennessey and Louis Myatt. Girl on the right in the second row holding two medals is Abby Wighton and  behind her is her dad James wighton. In the back row is Greig McDonnell in the club's old green shirt and beside him is Iain Johnstone
Penicuik Table Tennis Club were among the winners at the recent Edinburgh Club Championships.'The Penicuik players are in light blue. The two young boys in the front row with the light blue shirts from left to right are Luke Hennessey and Louis Myatt. Girl on the right in the second row holding two medals is Abby Wighton and behind her is her dad James wighton. In the back row is Greig McDonnell in the club's old green shirt and beside him is Iain Johnstone

Penicuik picked up nine medals at the Edinburgh and Lothians Table Tennis Championships it recently hosted at Ladywood Leisure Centre.

It was the most successful club at the event with five winners and four runners-up in the 13 events.

Penicuik’s first success of the day came in the Band 1 singles event which saw Iain Johnstone beat Stuart Wilson of Murrayfield in the final with an excellent victory in four ends.

In the Band 2 singles, Penicuik’s Abby Wighton did brilliantly to reach the final where Corstorphine’s Jeff Clark proved too strong. Penicuik’s Gavin Hunter played well in the Band 3 singles to win a runners-up medal.

The Band 4 singles saw Penicuik’s youngsters enter the competition. Luke Hennessey held his nerve and won the final end 11-5 to become Penicuik’s second winner of the day.

In the over 40s open singles final Penicuik’s Greig McDonell beat West Lothian’s Brian Hunter 11-7 to become Penicuik’s third winner of the day.

The Band 1 Over 40s event saw more success for the club as James Wighton held his nerve with an 11-9 victory over Edinburgh International’s Robert Inder in the final match.

In the Under 18 singles Penicuik’s Abby Wighton (15) took on Faye Leggett (currently Scotland’s No 1 ranked under 15 girl) in a battle for second place. Abby played some excellent table tennis in a surprise victory to earn her a runners-up medal.

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