Jewish table tennis star Dov Katz is one win away from helping his side Apollo land a Wembley and Harrow Table Tennis League double.
Katz, who’s a former top ten England junior and current European Maccabi VETTS doubles champion, plays alongside Costas Papantoniou, the third-ranked England national veteran and his son Lucas, who’s a highly ranked England junior.
The league comprises of seven divisions, with Katz’s team the champions of the top division. With one league match still to be played – of an 18-match campaign – his side sit 19 points clear at the top of the table, with Katz having played in 15 of the games, nine of which he was named man-of-the-match.
Delighted with the win, Katz, who’s a partner at Teacher Stern LLP law firm and, as singles silver medallist at the European Maccabi Games in Berlin, considered the Jewish number two for over 40’s in Europe, said: “The Wembley and Harrow Table Tennis League is one of the strongest in England and to become champions, with still one match to play, is a very proud moment for me.
“It’s been a true team effort and I’ve been lucky enough to play alongside my long-standing friend Costas, an England VETT international. My game has improved this season as a result of his input and at the moment I feel that I’m playing the best table tennis of my sporting career – which is reflected in my averages and man-of-the-match awards.”
Their final league game takes place on Thursday, before they look to achieve that league and cup double when they face Lowlands in the cup final on 3 April.