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U16 Table Tennis team are national champions

Tanbridge House School’s U16 Boys Table Tennis team were crowned national champions at the Butterfly National Schools Team Championship, following an incredible performance at the competition finals on Saturday 23 March.

The team won all three of their matches to take home the Leach-Carrington Cup.

Their final match was against Carlton Le Willows from Nottingham, which they won 6-2. This followed on from 7-1 victories over both Ernest Bevin College (Wandsworth) and St Mary’s College (Hull).
The players were taken to a deciding set in seven of their individual matches and won them all – a noteworthy achievement.

Jacob Evans, one of the winning players from Tanbridge House, said: “The chemistry of the team was there – we worked together a lot and cheered each other on.”

Kristian Hunt, PE Teacher, said: “This is fantastic news, I’m delighted for all the team members and their families, who have supported them all the way. What a wonderful achievement.”

The winning team was made up of Zach Hodges, Oli Michell, Harry Yip, Charlie Graham-Adams and Jacob Evans. Ex student Will Michell, who now studies at Collyer’s, helped to coach the team to victory.

Photo (L to R): Zach Hodges, Oli Michell, Harry Yip, Charlie Graham-Adams, Jacob Evans.

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