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GAVIN DEMANDED IN ITALIAN WONDERLAND

GAVIN DEMANDED IN ITALIAN WONDERLAND

Gavin is no stranger to the demand of coaching abroad in the summer months. In previous years Gavin has been to Italy, Switzerland, Cyprus and of course the rest of the UK for these massive lucrative contracts, which are guaranteed a minimum of 7 days of coaching by the client and their family.

Gavin's services are based on the individual and what they need in order to progress in their chosen sport. The house calls abroad include your chosen sport(s) as well as diet and fitness advice and routines, to get you through the summer months feeling the best that you can.

In late July/early August, Gavin will venture to a small but lucrative part of Italy, known as Sardinia. Gavin of course has had the pleasure of being in Sardinia in previous years, and it has become a nice fixture in the GR Racket Sports summer diary. The clients will require top level table tennis coaching, fitness routines and golf lessons to round up the week.

Sardinia is known for it's picturesque beauty along the Mediterranean sea. An amazing backdrop for some high level table tennis and golf to be played.

Gavin who is only scheduled to be in London for two weeks this summer is overcome with the level of demand that there is for his services abroad, "The demad that there is during the summer has progressed year on year, so far every sport we showcase has been requested. It really is an exciting time for the business, especially with some big announcements still to come over the next few months".

GR Racket Sports has gone from strength to strength so stay tuned on gavinrumgay.com as well as on all GR social media platforms to keep up with all the latest from #TEAMGR.

GAVIN V TIMO BOLL and EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEWS!

GAVIN V TIMO BOLL and EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEWS!

Gavin had an amazing world championships that resulted in him reaching the Main Draw & facing Timo Boll of Germany! Look at the exclusive interviews between Dan Ives of Table Tennis Daily & Gavin. Additionally, there are some awesome match highlights between Timo & Gavin. Sit back & watch the action!

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RUMGAY AND DRINKHALL PARTNER FOR AUSTRALIAN PRO TOUR

RUMGAY AND DRINKHALL PARTNER FOR AUSTRALIAN PRO TOUR

Gavin Rumgay began his Australian Platinum Pro Tour journey by being drawn against Littler (Australia) and Desai (India) WR79. A challenging feat for the Scottish man ranked 2nd in the group.

This was a tough group for Gavin, he won convincingly against Littler in his opening match with a 4-0 scoreline, setting up a face off against Desai to top the group. The Scot got off to a rocky start. Before the match began Gavin had a small twinge in the warm up requiring physio treatment. Not at his best, Rumgay still rose to the challenge of playing only to fall to the WR79 4-0, meaning he finished 2nd in the group and unfortunately did not move on to the opening stages.

After his group Gavin said, "The style of Desai is tough for me in normal conditions, but having a slight problem before the match forced me to lose focus, and therefore I played within my capabilities. Fortunately, I bounced back for the doubles match which was a highlight for me to play with Paul Drinkhall. Playing with a partner at such a high level and being able to play at the level I want is amazing".

Gavin teamed up with English no.1 Paul Drinkhall in the mens doubles next, putting on an impressive display vs Ueda/Yoshimura narrowly losing 3-2. The Japanese doubles pair had just recently been crowned mens doubles champions in the China Open only a few weeks ago, it would have been a nice scalp to have for the British pair.

Paul Drinkhall, Gavins doubles partner for the event tremendously reached the semi finals of the mens singles before he eventually lost out to Belarus legend Vladimir Samsanov. Paul fought hard but his opponent was too good in a 4-1 (11-8, 11-4, 11-6, 7-11, 11-7) scoreline.

On his way to the semi final Paul came through Alexandr Shibaev WR34, Tristan Flore WR62 and Yuya Oshima WR19. A tremendous display of talent and grit by the English no.1.

Paul said to the ittf, "I’m enjoying myself out there. Recently that’s what I have managed to do the last couple of years, spending a little more time with family and remembering how fun it is to play table tennis; I managed to show that in the match today. I was told when I was seven that you can’t play well if you’re not having fun; I’m only just remembering it now".

Watching Paul in the closing stages of the tournament, Gavin remarked, "Paul really is the standout player in Britain. The level he produced at this tournament was phenomenal and a pleasure to watch".

At GR Racket Sports we want to congratulate Paul on a tremendous tournament and wish him every success at the second round of the T2 league.

Now Gavin looks forward to heading back to Malaysia for the second round of the new and exciting T2 league to enter into the role of league commentator. Keep up to date with Gavin on twitter on @GavinRumgayTT.

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