International table tennis returns to city

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International table tennis is set to return to Stoke-on-Trent - and tickets are now on sale for the clash. 

England will take on the Netherlands in a men’s European Championship qualification match at Fenton Manor Sports Complex on Tuesday, March 7.

Knows as the Leopards, the team were in the Potteries as recently as November when they came from 0-2 down to beat Greece 3-2, cheered on by more than 500 fans.

Table Tennis England chief executive Sara Sutcliffe said: “Our previous visit to Stoke-on-Trent was a great success, both in terms of the result and the event presentation.

“We’re really looking forward to working with the team at Fenton Manor to deliver another fantastic event.”
Tickets for the match, which will get under way at 7pm, cost £5 for children and £7 for adults. They are available on www.theticketfactory.com or from Fenton Manor’s reception.

The match against Greece was shown live on The Sport Bible’s Facebook page, including full commentary and player interviews, and received a remarkable 2.2 million views. The fixture against the Netherlands will again be shown live online, this time through Table Tennis England’s official website.

Councillor Terry Follows, cabinet member for greener city, development and leisure, said: “We’re delighted to be welcoming the England team back to the city. We had a great turnout for the match against Greece and the players were very appreciative of the fantastic support they received on the night.

“The audience the match received online was remarkable and gave us brilliant exposure for our city, the venue and our ability to host international sporting events. It would be great to have a packed crowd again to make it another night to remember for the team.”