Tag Archives: Table tennis

Sandi’s Secret Services

Plot

Sandi Peters lives with her Aunt Madge, Uncle George, and cousins Bridget and Clara. She is an unpaid servant who is expected to wait on her lazy uncle and spoiled cousins, and slave as a seamstress for her aunt’s clothes business, which the aunt does not run honestly. Sandi discovers a passion for table tennis, but has to find ways to get away from the work her guardians lumber her with in order to practise and compete in secret. This is not always easy.

Sandi

Notes

  • Artist: Veronica Weir

Appeared

  • Sandi’s Secret Services –  Mandy: #1232 (25 August 1990) – #1243 (10 November 1990)

 

Ping Pong Patsy / Powerhouse Patsy

Plot:

Sixteen year old Patsy Hanley is a mill worker in Blackshire and also a powerful table tennis player. She gained her chance to play for the neighbouring county, Daleshire and is keen to make it to the top but playing means a lot of travelling and practice.

powerhouse patsy

 

Notes:

Appeared:

  • Ping Pong Patsy – Bunty: circa #778 (9 Dec 1972)
  • Reprinted as Powerhouse Patsy–  Bunty:  circa #1239 (10 Oct 1981) – ?

 

Princess of Sorrow

Plot:

After Suki’s British mother dies her father, the Sultan of Salaka, turns into a tyrant. Table tennis being the country’s major sport, the Sultan sends Suki on a course of ruthless training to make her a champion.  In the Salaka Physical Culture schools losers of matches had to become the victor’s slaves until they won back their freedom.

princess of sorrow

Notes:

Appeared:

  • Princess Of Sorrow–  Bunty: #522 (13 January1968) – #542 (01 June 1968)

 

Anne of the Green Table

Plot

Anne Collins, the first-ever scholarship pupil at Renton College, was disappointed to  discover that her favourite sport, table tennis, was not played at her new school. The snobby girls at Renton College looked down on Anne, so she decided to join a Youth Club in the nearby town of Hillcrest, in order to make new friends, and play the game she loved.

Notes

Appeared

  • Anne of the Green Table – Mandy: #574 (14 January 1978) – #586 (8 April 1978)