St Mary’s College are celebrating as two of their table tennis teams will contest the ESTTA National Schools Team Table Tennis Championships in Hinckley in March. The Under 13 Boys and Under 19 Boys travelled to Blackburn and both won their respective tournaments to qualify for the National Finals.
The Under 13 Boys continued the defence of their National Title with comfortable wins over Silverdale School 8-0, Ripley St Thomas 7-1 and Hastings School 8-0. The Under 19 Boys beat Beckfoot 6-2, Altrincham Grammar School 8-0 and Uppingham School 7-1. St Mary’s College are one of only two schools to have two teams in the National Team Table Tennis Finals, the other being Lancaster Grammar School.
A young Under 16 Boys team travelled to Grantham to attempt to qualify for the National Finals but the opposition of some very highly ranked players nationally proved too string. However, a fantastic achievement to be ranked in the top 12 teams in the country and some invaluable experience in order to develop their play further.