Year 7 Pegasus Student Table Tennis Spotlight
Olivia is a talented Year 7 student from Pegasus House who has been making waves in the world of table tennis. With her exceptional skills and determination, she has participated in numerous tournaments with a string of impressive victories.
Her competitive spirit has seen her rise to number 17 in the England National Rankings with Table Tennis England in the Under 13’s group, despite being two years younger than the majority of her peers which is a fantastic achievement.
Earlier in the year Olivia represented the school in the National School’s table tennis tournament in April – finishing in 1st place locally and regionally before finishing in joint 9th place at the nationals.
More recently, she won the 2 star Under 13’s Scarborough Ranking tournament, finished in 1st place again in the Under 13’s competition in Scunthorpe and even came in 2nd place in the Under 15’s group too. With each tournament Olivia gains valuable experience and hones her skills, setting her sights on even greater achievements.
As it stands Olivia currently ranks number 1 in the Under 13’s in the whole of Yorkshire and this has opened a wide range of opportunities for her. She had been invited to represent Yorkshire at the Inter Regionals in Wolverhampton, battling against representatives of all regions across the UK. Olivia finished first in her group and qualified for the knockout stages, where she eventually lost in the Quarter Finals, finishing 5th overall in the Under 13’s. She was naturally disappointed at losing but overall pleased with her performance.
As well as this, Olivia has been invited to compete at the Mark Bates Nationals, which is the biggest table tennis tournament in England. Olivia was recognised as a top contender for the tournament courtesy of being ranked in the top 16 in England at the time of selection.
Lastly but certainly not least, Olivia has been invited to be considered for selection to represent England at the EuroMinis in Strasbourg, France. The competition is held in August every year.
We are very proud to see her dedication and passion for the sport, which has propelled her to secure remarkable victories. As she continues to nurture her skills, we eagerly await the next chapter in Olivia’s promising table tennis career and wish her the best of luck.