School Sport: Redbridge duo serve up table tennis titles
PUBLISHED: 17:30 06 February 2020
Two Redbridge youngsters served up singles titles at the Jack Petchey Schools' Table Tennis Championships on Sunday.
Christchurch Primary School pupil Samika Bansal, 10, won the under-11 girls' title after beating Alessia Pop 11-8, 11-8, 11-4.
And Wanstead High School's Jesse Bath, 15, won the under-16 boys' event with an 11-9, 11-3, 11-7 victory over Walid Bouzza, from Newham's Rokeby School.
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Both winners have been playing for two years and Bansal, who started after taking part in trials at school, said: "I found I was quite good at it and wanted to do better. It's different and like a new hobby.
"I like winning medals and that drives me on. The standard was good so I am pleased with myself that I won."
Bath, a member at Mossford, added: "I didn't drop a set and I'm very pleased with the way I played. This is my first time in this competition and I can't wait for the final."
The pair will compete in the next stage at UEL on April 4.