The Marlborough Open Table Tennis Championships will be held tomorrow and Sunday at Simcox Stadium in Blenheim, from 9am.
Simon Fenwick, from Canterbury, is the current men's singles titleholder and the No1 seed. Matt Pigou, Sam Flaherty and Nathan Cross are the three Marlborough players entered in this section.
In the women's section, Mimi Walle – also from Canterbury, is back to defend her title but Marlborough players Boe Aitchison and Kylie Hurren will be looking to cause an upset.
There are 15 players in the over-40 men's singles, including Peter Wells, Matt Willis, Warren Haszard and Orm Collins of Marlborough.
Junior events take place on Sunday. Sam Flaherty, Marlborough's top junior, will be one of the favourites in the boys' under-18 singles. Play starts each day around 9am
The Marlborough Express