English table tennis will see a major boost in talent development with the launch of four development centres designed to highlight, develop and nurture new table tennis talent across England.
England’s Sam Walker is preparing to take on the best young players in the world after his inclusion in the 2013 World Junior Championships, Rabat, Morocco (December 1-8th).
The 18-year-old from Worksop has experienced a breakthrough year in his career after fine domestic and international performances and he hopes to end a successful 2013 in style with another positive appearance in Northern Africa.
Twenty-year-old Liam Pitchford will lead England’s push for promotion at the 32nd Liebherr European Championships as the new British No. 1.
Chesterfield-born Pitchford, who last year reached the top position in the English rankings, finally became the best-ranked British player in the world when he surpassed compatriot Paul Drinkhall in the September world ranking list.
Sam Walker has been selected to feature alongside Tin-Tin Ho for the Europe Youth Top 10 tournament taking place in Terni, Italy on September 20-22, 2013.
Tin-Tin Ho picked twice by Europe for prestigious events
Table Tennis English Cadet No.1, Tin-Tin Ho, has become the latest home-grown player to be selected for the Europe Youth Top 10 tournament, which takes place in Terni, Italy on September 20-22, 2013
The 14-year-old, who will turn 15 shortly before the tournament begins, has become the first female qualifier since Joanna Parker finished sixth in Mulgetta, Italy in 2005.
Four-time English National Senior Men’s Champion, Paul Drinkhall, and twice English National Senior Women’s Champion, Joanna Parker, married at the Holy Family Church in Addlestone on Friday August 9th with the wedding reception and evening celebration held at the Guildford Ramada afterwards for over 100 friends and family.