Jack Petchey Foundation Schools Table Tennis Individual Finals Showcase Top Talent

Table Tennis Talent Shines at Jack Petchey Foundation Schools Individual Finals

The University of East London’s SportsDock played host to the prestigious Jack Petchey Foundation Schools Table Tennis Individual Finals, where eight new champions were crowned. The event featured the top table tennis talent from across London and Essex, as players who had qualified from five London areas and Essex battled it out in four age groups.

Youngest Category Victory

Adhuna Das of Stanway Fiveways Primary (Essex) emerged victorious in the youngest category, overcoming Sophie Howe of Fox Primary School (London Central) in a hard-fought four-game final. The bronze medals were claimed by Howe’s school-mate Anaiyah Tan and Tejasri Narula of Tubbenden Primary School (London South).

Under-16 Titles Claimed

In the next age group, St Edward’s Catholic Primary pupil Zaid Aldilimi, who had won the same category at the Butterfly Schools Individual Finals the previous month, added another title to his growing collection. He defeated Nikolas Karavas of Fox Primary in the final, while Billy Andrews from Brentwood School in Essex took the bronze.

The girls’ under-16 event was won by Eunice Lok Yiu Lam of Surbiton High School (London South), who overcame a tough semi-final test against Alena Bondar from Overton Grange School (London South) before cruising to victory in the final against Nour Alamine from St Marylebone CE School (London Central).

Nail-biting Under-16 Final

Chigwell School’s Aarav Parihar edged a close three-game encounter against Teagan Khazal (St George’s Catholic School, London Central) to secure the boys’ under-16 title, after battling through close matches in the earlier rounds.

Under-13 Champions Crowned

The girls’ under-13 crown went to Luna Archard of St George’s Catholic School (London Central), who defeated Evie Knaapen of Greensward Academy (Essex) in a straight-games final. Bronze medals were awarded to Melisha Anthony of Philip Morant School & College (Essex) and Emily Ngo of Charter Bermondsey (London Central).

The final gold of the day was won by Angad Saggu of Nishkam West London, who overcame Janak Shah of Nower Hill High School (London West) in the boys’ under-13 final. Philipp Snell (Marylebone Boys’ School, London Central) and Aiden Lees of Westcliff High School for Boys (Essex) claimed the bronze medals.

Round-Robin Event Champion

The round-robin event was won by Jadeine Augustin of St George’s Catholic School (London Central), who maintained a perfect record, while Alesha Ellis-Austin from Writtle College (Essex) finished second and Jennifer Nguyen (Addey & Stanhope, London East) took bronze.

Boys’ Under-19 Title

In the final age group, Harry Chivers of King Edward VI Grammar School (Essex) defeated Shing Him Yuen of Wallington County Grammar (London South) to clinch the boys’ under-19 title, with Ewan Sharp (Morpeth School, London East) and Mason Neil (Harris Invictus, London South) earning bronze medals.

“The Jack Petchey Foundation and Table Tennis England were on hand to offer encouragement and congratulations to the young table tennis stars who showcased their talents at this impressive event.”

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