Desmond Douglas

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Desmond Douglas
Full name DOUGLAS Desmond
Nationality  England  United Kingdom

Desmond Douglas MBE (born 20 July 1955[1] in Jamaica) is a British table tennis player, He lived and was brought up in the area of Handsworth, Birmingham, West Midlands. He was an attacking, left-handed, player, notable for his scissor jump smash. He was famous for his use of pips-out block on the backhand side, mixing pace with powerful topspin from his forehand side.[2]

Douglas was 11 times English Table Tennis champion, who peaked at equal World No.7 and European No.3. He represented Great Britain at the 1988 Seoul Olympics, in both the singles and the doubles, where he was partnered by Sky Andrew.[3][4]

Douglas is still actively involved in table tennis, coaching throughout the country, including training some of the top young British prospects at the Youth Development Squad. He also coaches at Sutton Coldfield College.

He lives in Walsall, West Midlands.

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  1. ^ "Weekend birthdays". The Guardian (Guardian Media). 20 July 2014. p. 52. 
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  3. ^ "Skylet Andrew". British Olympic Association. Retrieved 2009-07-09. 
  4. ^ "Skylet Andrew". Retrieved 2009-07-09.