Andro Kids Open 2015
The Andro Kids Open 2015 held in Dusseldorf, is the biggest open children's competition in Europe for children from 6–16 years of age. Held from the Friday, 21st. August and ending on the Sunday 23rd. August each year, the competition had huge entrant of 1410 children from 24 different countries who competed in their individual age categories, singles and team competitions, on 80 table tennis tables. The children not only had a chance to competing table tennis but also enjoyed playing on mini tables as well as getting out and enjoying bouncy castles and swimming.
This year Torbay Table Tennis Academy decided to compete in what was considered the best competition to date. Supported by two coaches and parent, 6 children from the club attended and bravely competed against children from many countries, fighting for every point, they were great representatives for Torbay and put the area on the UK map. On the Friday, the children were lucky enough to witness a live match between a German, Timo Boll (ranked No. 7 in the world) team against a Polish team, this was a great experience to watch world class players in action just metres away and on the Saturday, another great show match with Timo Boll playing against opponents in the highest German League. After which Timo Boll and his team were gracious enough to pose for photos with our team and sign autographs for our overawed children.
It was a privilege and an honour to be there, experience the electric atmosphere and emotion and to watch the amazing world players right in front of us. We decided right there to return next year with a bigger team to compete and enjoy the occasion.
We must thank our supporters,
Bribar Table Tennis - UK supplier and Craig Collins, owner of Cartridge Line, who helped us achieve our dream of attending the competition.