Jill Hammersley

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Jill Hammersley

HAMMERSLEY-PARKER-SHIRLEY, Jill (ENG)

Born: 06/12/1951 in Carshalton, Surrey/ENG

Achievements: World Championships:
1973 3rd place in Women’s Doubles (with Beatrix Kishazi/HUN)

Her first coach Leo Thompson was very certain about the abilities of the young girl who was ever present at his coaching sessions in Slough; Jill Shirley, later Jill Hammersley and now Jill Parker, was always present waiting for the door to open. A defensive player, the only English player to win the Women’s Singles title at a European Championships.

Achievements European Championships:
1976 European Champion in Women’s Singles
1976 European Champion in Women’s Doubles (with Linda Howard/ENG)
1972 Vice European Champion in Women’s Doubles (with Beatrix Kishazi/HUN)
1976 Vice European Champion in Women’s Teams
1978 Vice European Champion in Women’s Singles
1982 Vice European Champion in Women’s Singles

EUROPE TOP 12: Winner in 1979 / 1980 / 1981

International Championships:
1st place in Women’s Singles:
England: 1976 / 1979 / 1980
Hungary: 1973 / 1975 / 1977
Poland: 1974
Wales: 1971 / 1974 / 1975 / 1979
Scotland: 1971

English National Championships:
1st place in Women’s Singles: 1973 / 1974 / 1975 / 1976 / 1978 / 1979 / 1981
1st place in Women’s Doubles: 1971 / 1972 / 1976 / 1977 / 1978 / 1979 / 1981 / 1983
1st place in Mixed Doubles: 1975

Best rankings:
ITTF: 6th place in 1976 / 1977 / 1979
ETTU: 1st place in 1979 / 1980

Skills

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July 6, 2015