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Saturday 11th June 2016 - Brunel University played host to the
Jack Petchey Table Tennis individual finals

Under-11 Girls

In the under 11's girls’ event, Ellenborough player Sophie Chiang (Woodford Green Prep.) won for the second year running. Chiang took the Girls’ Under-11 singles title, beating Alana Mansfield from Freshwaters Junior School in Harlow 3-0 (11-3, 11-8, 11-3).

Chiang said: “I love playing and winning. This is a good competition for meeting new people and making friends. I want to be the best I can in table tennis.”

Sophie Chiang receives her prize from Tin-Tin Ho

Under 13 Girls

Amelia Chan Ellenborough and Channing School was taking part in her fourth Jack Petchey finals and won the u13 girls competition for the second year running.

Chan, aged 13, played Patricia Ianau from Barnet’s St James Catholic School and also needed three sets to take the title (11-9, 11-5, 11-3). On her way to the final, Ianau had beaten her sister Natalie in the quarter-finals.

Amelia with Darius Knight

Players and spectators were also treated to an exciting exhibition match between England stars Tin-tin Ho and Darius Knight, who also helped present awards. There was also a competition to win a table tennis bat signed by Team GB Olympians Paul Drinkhall, Liam Pitchford and Sam Walker.

Doreen Stannard, President of Table Tennis England, helped to present awards. She said: “I would like to thank the Jack Petchey Foundation for their tremendous support for this event and for the table donation scheme. This is a strong partnership and we have all been treated to a great day of excellent table tennis.”

As well as the London and Essex schools’ championships team and individual competitions, the Jack Petchey Table Tennis programme includes the donation of tables and equipment to secondary schools in London and Essex; four table tennis Academies in London and one in Essex, plus donation of tables and equipment to youth clubs in London.

As the programme moves into its sixth year, 1,365 table tennis tables, indoor and outdoor, have been donated to 273 secondary schools and colleges in London and Essex. This year another 87 equipment packages will be donated to schools and colleges in the same area.

Table Tennis England Article

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