Table tennis: Hexthorpe streets ahead in Coronation Cup

Andy Glynn, of Hexthorpe Methodist Church takes a shot during the Coronation Cup table tennis finals against YMCA 5. Picture: Andrew Roe
Andy Glynn, of Hexthorpe Methodist Church takes a shot during the Coronation Cup table tennis finals against YMCA 5. Picture: Andrew Roe

Hexthorpe Methodist Church served up a table tennis tournament win to claim the coveted Coronation Cup for the second time.

The squad faced a team called YMCA 5, a side made up of players connected to its Doncaster town centre base.

And a tense final saw Hexthorpe win 401-388 at the church on Urban Road to claim their second cup out of three final appearances.

Player Doug Atkins was delighted with the win.

“It was a fantastic cup final and event overall,” he told the Free Press.

“The cup is held annually and we always have a really good turnout.

“It really was good and the side we played were very good too, it was a close match.”

The cup winning team has just five players on its books with the age range going up to over 80-years-old.

“We just all love playing table tennis,” he added.

Both cup finalists compete in the Doncaster Table Tennis Association’s league.