After an unbearable suspense, the Wolves of Angers were crowned French pro A champions last June for the second time. A relief and a pride for the Angevin table tennis players, who were thus able to retain their title. Especially since the coming season was going to be more difficult.
In question ? A change of rules who now establish play-offs at the end of the season. « You have to qualify in the top four to then play the semi-finals and finals “Explains the coach, David Pillard, while so far the team that arrived first won the title. ” It changes a lot of things at the start of the season (…) There are really a lot of teams that are very, very tight”.
Currently second in the standings, the Wolves of Angers have set themselves a goal: to move forward in terms of accounting. The goal is to take points, whatever the final result of the match. There are two matches left before the winter break: December 13 against Jura Morez, in the Jura, and December 16, at home, against the vice-champion of France, Caen.
With the approach of the holidays, entertainment could be organized by the club, during this last home game of the year, within the complex of Europe. « The club tries to do more than the sporting spectacle “, underlines David Pillard, who promises a match worthy of the name. ” It’s a sport that combines speed, physics, tactics (…) there are a lot of emotions when you come to see the matches because it’s often down to the details and the scores are often extremely close. ».
Beyond the competitive aspect, the Wolves of Angers hope to attract new licensees. Table tennis lessons are offered for all levels, from the age of 3 years. For those interested, meet on the club website.