TIMELINE

AGE 4:

Starts playing Table Tennis with his mother Yvonne on a Table Tennis table in the back garden of the family home in Milton Keynes, England.

Also starts playing Tennis.

 

AGE 7:

Plays first ever league Table Tennis match in the Milton Keynes Table Tennis League.

 

AGE 8:

Enters his first ever Table Tennis National Championships in Bletchley, Milton Keynes.

 

AGE 9:

Wins 9 & Under Buckinghamshire County Short Tennis title in Stoke Mandeville, Buckinghamshire.

 

AGE 10:

Ranked England No1 Table Tennis player at Under 10 Level.

Wins two 10 & Under VW Tennis titles in Sheffield & Mash Gibbon.

Decides to concentrate on playing Table Tennis.

 

AGE 11:

England Under 11 Singles & Doubles National Champion.

English Schools Under 11 Singles National Champion.

 

AGE 12:

Signs for Greenleys of Milton Keynes in the Senior British League; plays alongside his brother Stephen and secures a victory on debut.

England Under 12 Singles & Doubles National Champion.

English Schools Under 13 Singles National Champion.

England National Cadet (Under 14) team debut at the Cadet 6 Nations Event in Soham, England and beats the No2 Cadet in Europe.

 

AGE 13:

Becomes Britain’s youngest ever professional player by signing terms with Belgian National League Division 1 club Logis Auderghem and secures a victory on debut.

 Commutes most weekends to Brussels.

English Schools Under 13 Singles National Champion.

 

AGE 14:

Wins a Medal at the European Youth Championships in Frydek Mistek, Czech Republic.

England Under 14 Singles & Doubles National Champion.

Makes England Senior international debut at the French Open and then plays at the 44th World Table Tennis Championships in Manchester, England.

Signs for Immo Mortsel in the Belgian National League.

 

AGE 15:

Wins the Home Countries Mens’s Singles title in Oban, Scotland and therefore becomes the youngest British Men’s Singles Champion of all time.

England Under 18 Singles National Champion.

 

AGE 16:

Helps England secure a Commonwealth Team Gold Medal by beating the Singapore No1 in a crucial match in the final of the team event in Singapore.

Signs for German Bundesliga Club TTC Bergneustadt and make a winning debut.

England Under 17 (Junior) Singles National Champion.

 

AGE 17:

Wins a Medal at the European Youth Championships in Bratislava, Slovakia.

Wins Under 17 (Junior) Singles title at the Danish Youth Open.

England Under 17 (Junior) Singles & Doubles National Champion.

Second season with TTC Bergneustadt in the German Budesliga.


AGE 18:

Signs for BTK Enig in the Elite Division of the Swedish National League and makes a winning debut.

England Under 21 Singles National Champion.

 

AGE 19:

England Men’s Singles & Men's Doubles National Champion in Sheffield; the youngest winner of the English Men’s Singles title for 40 years.

Wins 2 Gold Medals for Team England at the Commonwealth Games in Manchester, England.

Second season with BTK Enig in the Elite Division of the Swedish National League.

 

AGE 20:

Ranked England No1 Senior, the youngest England No1 for 20 years.

Beats European Champion Peter Karlsson in the Men's singles event at the European Championships in Courmayeur, Italy.

Signs for Linares in the Spanish National League Super Division and makes a winning debut.

 

AGE 21:

Signs for a second period in the German Bundesliga with former Club TTC Bergneustadt.

 

AGE 22:

Signs for DKV Borges Vall from Catalonia in the Spanish National League Super Division and makes a winning debut.

 

AGE 23:

Wins a Silver Medal for Team England at the Commonwealth Games in Melbourne, Australia and becomes the highest medal winner of all time at the Commonwealth Games for a British Table Tennis player with 2 Gold Medals and 1 Silver Medal.

 

AGE 24:

England Men's Singles National Champion in Sheffield.

 

AGE 25:

Win's Men's Singles title at the Andalucia International Open in Spain.

 

AGE 26:

Helps his Spanish National League Club DKV Borges Vall reach the Semi-Final of the prestigious ETTU Cup and in the process beats Chinese Taipei No1 and former World No4 Chiang-Peng Lung.

Won Catalan Team Championships in Mollerussa, Spain.

 

AGE 27:

England Men's Singles National Champion in Sheffield.

Wins Bordighera International Open (Italy).

Finalist at the VIC International Open (Spain).

Wins a Silver and a Bronze Medal for Team England at the Commonwealth Games in Delhi, India.

Signs for CPC Nice in the Pro A French league.

 

AGE 28: 

Wins VIC International Open Men's Singles title

Ranked British No.1 on the official ITTF World Ranking List

Signs for Fontenay in the Pro B French league.

 

AGE 29:

Selected for Team GB at the London 2012 Olympic Games.

Signs for SV Pluderhausen in the German Bundesliga.

 

 

Where is Andy?

Coaching

Stephen Baggaley


 

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