15 year old Tom Jarvis travelled to Surt in December, as part of the England squad to play against the best young table tennis players in the world.
Tom won all four matches in the first rounds, and took a crucial victory against Singapore in order to reach the final. Although narrowly beaten by hosts India, Tom was proud to take home a silver medal from the competition.
“I’m delighted that we managed to reach the final of the tournament. It was really tough, but a great experience. I’ve learnt a lot from my older team mates and have really been pushing myself to be the best I can be. It is all about learning how to reach the next level and trying to step up from the juniors to the senior competition.”
Simon Sprague, Headmaster at Skegness Grammar School, said:
“Everyone at Skegness Grammar School is extremely proud of Tom’s latest and ongoing table tennis achievements. Tom shows so much dedication in everything he does and we wish him well for the remainder of the season.”
Shane Ward, Sports Enrichment Manager for the David Ross Education Trust, added:
“Tom continues to train exceptionally hard and is starting to reap the rewards of his hard work on an international level. We are following his progress closely and are proud that he such a positive role model for our other students.”
Source: David Ross Education Trust