Brian is a Master yet again

Brian Hill.

Brian Hill.

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Table tennis ace Brian Hill has added two more veteran table tennis titles to his ever-growing collection.

He claimed first place in the over 70s singles at the VETTS Midlands Masters in Tipton after beating good friend Dennis Bromage in the final.

But Brian wasn’t finished there, and he teamed up with partner Roy Norton to win the over 70s doubles.

These two awards follow on from the over 70s singles and doubles titles which Brian earned at the North East Masters in Sunderland in September.

Brian has made a real impact since moving into his new age category, and the 71-year-old has now won eight out of a possible nine over 70s VETTS singles titles.

The only one occasion in which Brian didn’t win the final was at Tipton last year, when he didn’t take part due to being away on holiday.

“I didn’t kinow whether I was going to enter this competition again this year, but I’m glad I did,” Brian told The Standard.

Brian is currently ranked number one in the country in the over 70s category, and fifth in the over 60s category.

However, with 27 over 60s titles to his name, Brian remains the most successful competitor in that category in VETTS history.

Next up will be November’s Eastern Masters in Norwich.