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Andrew Baggaley is Britain’s Leading Table Tennis Player.

 

His meteoric rise to the top of the sport began in the Summer of 1987, aged only 4, with his mother Yvonne on an outside Table Tennis table in the back garden of the family home in Milton Keynes, England.

 

Andrew's entire family played the sport; his parents Stuart and Yvonne played recreational Table Tennis in the Milton Keynes League and his brother Stephen and sister Esther were British League players and Buckinghamshire County Champions. 

 

Andrew Baggaley at 8

 

At the time, Stephen had recently embarked on a career as a Professional Table Tennis Coach and began a journey with Andrew as his personal coach that would take him to the pinnacle of the British game.

 

Stephen and Andrew Baggaley

Initially, Andrew was to combine Table Tennis with Tennis but at the age of 10 he made the decision to focus entirely on Table Tennis; a sport that would turn him into a star.

 

Andrew was totally dominant on the English Table Tennis circuit as a schoolboy and went on to win a record breaking 23 English National Junior titles and medals at both the Cadet (Under 14) and Junior (Under 17) European Youth Championships.

 

 

At the tender age of 13, Andrew became Britain’s youngest ever professional Table Tennis player by signing terms to play in the Belgian National League for Logis Auderghem based in Brussels. He has subsequently played in National Leagues across Europe throughout his entire career.

Andrew aged 13 in Logis Auderghem kit

 

Andrew defied all the odds by becoming the youngest ever British Men’s Singles Champion aged 15, by winning the singles event at the British Home Countries Championships in Oban, Scotland.

 

He created more history by becoming the English Men’s Singles National Champion aged 19, the youngest winner of the English title for 40 years in Sheffield.

 

Andrew's remarkable progress continued by attaining an England No1 ranking at every Junior age group level, culminating at the age of 20 in becoming the youngest England No1 Senior for 20 years.

Andrew with his hands full

 

2 Gold Medals, 2 Silver Medals and 1 Bronze medal make Andrew the leading medal winner of all time for a British Table Tennis player at the Commonwealth Games.

 

Andrew and the English National Team at the 2002 Commonwealth Games in Manchester

 

 

Andrew has had numerous victories over World Class players from both Europe and Asia and is undoubtedly a genuine contender for a Gold Medal at the London 2012 Olympics.

 

Andrew winning matches for his club DKV Borges

 

Where is Andy?

Coaching

Stephen Baggaley


 

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