GEORGES S aka MAVERICK
FOUNDER / CHAIR / COMMITTEE MEMBER
Back in the days, Georges was the captain and best player at Oxford University. Aside from being CEO of the Maverik Group, he leads TTFC’s first team in London’s top division where his blocking skills are unmatched.
SECRETARY / COMMITTEE MEMBER
Victoria ensures the membership, website, and marketing run smoothly. But can she play? She dubiously claims the championship title of the office mini ping pong table.
TREASURER / COMMITTEE MEMBER
Vik doesn’t only look after the accounts. He is also an avid amateur player with an eye for spotting talent.
PHI L aka TRICKSTER
COMMITTEE MEMBER / COACH
Phi competed in Germany for over 12 years, captaining his team to great success. Phi likes to play tricks on you. He chops passively, lulling you into a false sense of security. Then he launches his attack out of nowhere, and it’s all over.
RODICA C aka MARLA SINGER
MEMBER / COACH
Rodica was trained in Romania where she was quickly spotted as a rising star. She is a popular coach at the TTFC open sessions, but make no mistake, her play is very consistent and she rarely loses points.
Sam won a bronze medal at the 2016 and 2018 World Team Championships, and also represented Great Britain at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio. Currently ranked no. 90 in the world, Sam is one to watch as a future star of the sport.
Ineke hosts many of our social events. Show her a weapon (TTFC speak for ‘bat’) and she won’t resist playing with it, no matter what you do. You’ve been warned.
MEMBER / COACH
Gian is an incredible all-round player. No matter how hard you try, he seems to get everything back with twice the energy and half the effort . On top of that, his serves are blindingly efficient.
Lina may be a sweet-looking girl, but treat her as such at your peril. Lina played at national level in her home country of Lithuania. Her attacking style is fierce and uncompromising.
Don’t even think about beating Hassan. His technique is phenomenal and if you’re lucky enough to return one ball on his forehand, you are dead meat on the next point. Save yourself the embarrassment and give up after the first game.
MEMBER / COACH
Nick is not only a high-level player, but also a very experienced coach, having been awarded the Young Coach of the Year by the governing body. His style involves hunting for weak balls to attack. You should be trembling in fear.
Cristina manages our social media and also coordinates some of our social events. Having participated in national competitions in Moldova, she is a consistent and innovative player. Let’s face it, you will lose and there’s no shame in it.
MATT BD aka THE TIGER
Matt trained at the famous Levallois table tennis club in France where giants such as Jean-Philippe Gatien and Patrick Chila honed their skills. As a defender with long pimples rubber, he is bound to test your attacking ability to the limit.
Rasmus was trained at Sweden’s national school of table tennis where only 10 players are selected in the whole country. His highest ranking is no. 7 for Under 18s in Sweden. Rasmus has that rare combination of technical mastery and strategic intelligence.
GLYN E aka MCBRAVEHEART
Glyn is a former Scottish junior international player. Not only did he play for the Cambridge University first team while studying there, he was also a medallist at British schools and universities level. His counter attack is unequaled in speed and power. You’d be lucky to get a few points off him.
Agni is fun to play with, but tough to beat. She is nimble and powerful. You stand no chance if you play passively. Agni will join the TTFC team in the upcoming season when she will undoubtedly impress her opponents.
Andre’s game is aggressive and destructive to say the least. He likes to win the rally as fast as possible. Before you even realise it, the point will be over.
As a young teenager, Dani trained in France with some of the best players of his generation. Returning from injury, he is now ready to use his tactical expertise to defeat eager challengers.
ALBERTO GM aka THE REBEL
Trained in Spain, Alberto has superb technique and one of the most spinny games of all the members. Just returning his serve would be an achievement.
MEMBER / COACH
Soft-spoken but tough to crack. Lose your concentration for a second and Vaikkun will punish you with a ballistic topspin. Vaikkun also coaches for the club and hosts our open tournaments.
Greg enjoys playing far from the table. His quick reactions and powerful topspins will leave you with no chance of winning. We don’t recall a challenger who’s ever beaten him. Nuff said.
PETE C aka PISTOL
Pete is a versatile player with cunning skills. Nicknamed Pistol, he loves to play far away from the table, but beware, no matter what you throw at him the ball will come back at you like a bullet.
Emelia impressed us from the start. As a recent recruit, she quickly proved herself by beating strong players. She was selected for one of TTFC’s London league squads where she outperformed most players.
VINAYAK S aka YODDHA
As a former Under 19 national player in India, Vinayak has won several championship titles at state and district level. His phenomenal power will leave you choking with fear. Good luck.
HUGO G aka THE MYSTERY
Hugo is one to watch. Out of nowhere, he can counterattack like you’ve never seen before. Hugo is an exceptionally talented player who competes in both France and England.
Vlad grew up in a small town in Bulgaria where he was coached by high-level players. He made an impression on us with his power and quick pace.
With a host of Australian championship titles under his belt, Yang infuses fear and desperation in his opponents. Avoid playing him at all cost or your ego will be bruised.
Born in Hong Kong, Jason is the President of the Imperial College Table Tennis Club. He is also an active player in the British League as well as major TTE tournaments. If you dare to challenge him, good luck returning his mighty hurricane spin!
Sebastian’s laid-back demeanour hides a deadly weapon: an abundance of natural talent that will daze and surprise you. Ranked highly in the first division in Argentina, Sebastian is one to watch.
Seb represented his club’s team in the top European league: the German league. His mastery of long pimples makes him a difficult player to beat.
HELENE H aka THE ASSASSIN
Ranked no. 3 in Stockholm, Helene has competed internationally and played in the first division of Sweden’s league. Playing against her is a workout you won’t forget.
Nicholas was ranked in the top 50 in England, and was the captain and number one at Cambridge University. An all-round player with an outstanding technique, his opponents stand little chance against him.
MATHIEU B aka THE DOC
Elmar has over 20 years of competitive experience in several countries. His versatility is where his strength lies. He can loop, counter drive, chop, block, flick, drop shot, lob, and smash, all with ease.
Matt was ranked in the top 20 in the country for cadet and went on to represent the south of England at all junior age groups. He was captain of the Bournemouth University team and also played in the area’s premier division. Although he has not played for some time, he has proven to be an all-round player with no real weakness.
Priyal has been part of the women’s national team of Mauritius since 2006. Other exploits include receiving a sports scholarship from Kent University where she captained their team to reach the final of the national championships, thus qualifying for the European Universities TT Championships. Priyal’s competitive experience allows her to beat stronger players. Do not underestimate her.
RASHI S aka FLASH
Rashi captained and led her Mumbai college team to the finals of India’s state level tournament. She is incredibly quick. Switch off for one millisecond and you’re dead meat.
ADAM C aka GAMBLER
Not only was Adam the captain of Manchester University, he also received a medal at the BUCS national championships. We call him the ‘gambler’ because he likes to take risks during points; he’s been so successful that he was picked to represent TTFC in their top team.
MO K aka HUSTLER
Mo has considerable competitive experience, allowing him to triumph in pretty much every match.
JONATHAN L aka DESTROYER
Aged 15, Jonathan was number 4 in the whole of France. Having won the Parisian regional championships twice, Jonathan is one of the fastest players at TTFC. Throw him one weak ball and he will punish you without mercy.
KRIS S aka ROCKET
Kris is very hard to beat because of his power and swiftness. Having won tournaments in Bulgaria, he’s not afraid to execute difficult shots. As a result, Kris is entertaining to watch and impossible to outpace.
OLAV S aka THE PING PONG HULK
MEMBER / COACH
Nobody is quite like Olav. His game is rock solid and he has the personality to match it. He is a highly experienced professional coach too, so don’t miss the chance to learn from him.
MURRAY W aka KID PONG
MEMBER / COACH
When he plays, Murray looks like he isn’t trying, but it’s intentional and his opponents still lose every time. He’ll only take his big guns out if he has to and boy is he fun to watch when he does.
Rob’s forehand is a cannonball. It’s so powerful that he always breaks a few balls while playing. Don’t play with your best bat against him unless you want it to be a candlestick holder.
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