Table Tennis: Great Wood finish as runners up at national championships

Great Wood's Adam Dennison, Dylan Wareing, Toby Ellis, Jack Edwards and Joseph Dennison.
Great Wood's Adam Dennison, Dylan Wareing, Toby Ellis, Jack Edwards and Joseph Dennison.

The Great Wood boys finished as runners-up at the ESTTA Butterfly National Team Championships in the U11 event.

Their first match was against Barnes School from London, drawing 4-4, although Great Wood won on set count back.

That meant that they faced a second London school, Ashburnham from Chelsea – the boys found their form in this game and convincingly won 6-2 with some magnificent individual performances.

Their final match was against St Peter’s of Nottinghamshire, with Great Wood needing to win to become 
national champions, while the Nottinghamshire school only required a draw.

All the matches were incredibly tense and after six games the score was 3-3 with two to play.

The match eventually finished 4-4, guaranteeing Great Wood a hugely commendable second place in the country.