SCHOOL SPORT: New table tennis events a big hit for primary and secondary pupils

Cromwell Academy took part in a Primary School Table Tennis Festival. Picture: SUBMITTED

Cromwell Academy took part in a Primary School Table Tennis Festival. Picture: SUBMITTED - Credit: Archant

Local pupils from across the area have been serving up a table tennis treat in three Hunts School Sports Partnership (HSSP) events.

Cromwell Academy took part in a Primary School Table Tennis Festival. Picture: SUBMITTED

Cromwell Academy took part in a Primary School Table Tennis Festival. Picture: SUBMITTED - Credit: Archant

Two Primary School Table Tennis Festival events were held for Year 5/6 children while those at secondary schools got their chance to shine in the Year 7 Boys’ Table Tennis Competition.

They were all held during the Spring Term and staged by St Neots Table Tennis Club with assistance from Sports Leaders at Longands Academy.

Brington CofE Primary and Cromwell Academy, from Huntingdon, attended the first of the Year 5/6 sessions with Crosshall Junior School and Priory Junior School – both in the St Neots area – taking part in the second one.

Their pupils tackled a number of individual skill-based challenges before going into mini-games.

Cromwell Academy took part in a Primary School Table Tennis Festival. Picture: SUBMITTED

Cromwell Academy took part in a Primary School Table Tennis Festival. Picture: SUBMITTED - Credit: Archant


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HSSP partnership manager Doug Finlayson said: “Both events were extremely successful and it was fantastic to see different pupils given their opportunity to represent their school.

“The coaches from St Neots Table Tennis Club were amazing and the children loved every minute of it.

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“We now hope to organise further table tennis opportunities for the 2020/21 school year.”

A total of 10 teams from six secondary schools did battle in the Year 7 Boys’ tournament.

St Ivo Academy won the Year 7 Boys Table Tennis Competition. Picture: SUBMITTED

St Ivo Academy won the Year 7 Boys Table Tennis Competition. Picture: SUBMITTED - Credit: Archant

St Ivo Academy tasted success with Hinchingbrooke School finishing as runners-up. St Peter’s School, Sawtry Village Academy, Abbey College and Longsands Academy were also involved.

St Ivo Academy won the Year 7 Boys Table Tennis Competition. Picture: SUBMITTED

St Ivo Academy won the Year 7 Boys Table Tennis Competition. Picture: SUBMITTED - Credit: Archant

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