A young table tennis player is hoping to bring home a national title when she takes part in the ESTTA National School Team Championship Finals on March 23.
Hannah Armson (far left)
Hannah Armson, 15, of Long Bennington, was part of the five-strong Under-16s Walton Girls’ High School team that progressed through the zone and regional finals, at Grantham Table Tennis Centre, to make it to the national finals, in Hinckley, for the third year.
The championship, run by the English Schools Table Tennis Association, attracts schools from across the country.
The Walton team gave a strong performance at the regionals, beating St Bernard’s RC High School, Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria, 7-1 to win the competition.
Armson said: “We are excited to have got through to the finals. The hard work and practice has paid off and the whole team is proud to have got this far.”
Armson, who plays for the Cliffedale Chandlers, Grantham, has played table tennis since Year 4.
She said: “It has taught me lots of skills including team work, perseverance and social skills.
“I enjoy the buzz of competition and the support other team members and the audience.
“Anyone thinking of taking up table tennis should give it a go. It’s hard work but really rewarding.”