Leicestershire Schools Table Tennis Association - Schools Individual Championships 2023

Posted: Wed, 20 Dec 2023 09:00

Leicestershire Schools Table Tennis Association - Schools Individual Championships 2023

The Leicestershire Schools Table Tennis Association were delighted to host a record 183 entries for these Championships held at Leicester Grammar School across two weekends in early December.

In the Under 11 age group, a total of 59 boys and 7 girls entered the first event. A busy morning of table tennis saw lots of good play by promising youngsters from several schools. Special mentions go to St Peters COE Market Bosworth who produced both champions but also St John the Baptist, Brocks Hill and Woodland Grange.

The following weekend there were 48 entries in the Under 13 boys, 53 in the Under 16 boys and 6 in the Under 19 boys. In the girl's competition, there were 5 girls in the Under 1, 4 girls in the Under 16 and 1 in the Under 19 girls. Many congratulations to The Market Bosworth School, Manor High, Rushey Mead and Leicester Grammar School, who were all heavily represented in each age group.

Overall, there was some fantastic play throughout with a lot of really competitive matches.

One noticeable example was Charles Rowell 's win over Satveer Chohan in the U13 boy's semi-final coming from 0-2 down to win the 3rd 15-13 and then the last 2 games. Great resilience and determination shown by both players.

Many thanks to all involved in the organisation; Tim Cawston, Mike Smith, Peter Wilson, as well as great help from Amardeep Gudela, Dave Seeds, Jane Rogers and Robert Geary.

The association would also like to thank Leicester Grammar School, as well as Active Together for supporting these events.

Finally, thanks go all the players for their enthusiasm, skill, and co-operation over both events. Thanks to all who have played in Team Leicestershire County events earlier in the year. As always, thank you to all the parents for their support.


These are the medallists with the champions going on to represent Leicestershire in the Table Tennis England National Schools Individual Championships next April in Wolverhampton.

U11 Boys

Gold: Rex Pooley (St Peters, Market Bosworth)

Silver: Paulo Guimares (Brocks Hill)

Bronze: Harry Pritchard St Peters, Market Bosworth) Veer Radia (Launde)

U11 Girls

Gold: Maisey Phillips (St Peters, Market Bosworth)

Silver: Alice Fairclough (St Peters, Market Bosworth)

Bronze: Alisa Ma (St John the Baptist)

U13 Boys

Gold: Charles Rowell (St Peters, Market Bosworth)

Silver: Oliver Moores (Brook Mead)

Niam Radia (Beauchamp)

U13 Girls

Gold: Catherine Lv (Leics Grammar)

Silver: Jasmin Bhakta (Brook Mead)

Bronze: Anya Makanji (Brook Mead)

U16 Boys

Gold: Aiden Cheng (Leics Grammar)

Silver: Andrew Deathridge (Robert Smyth)

Bronze: Anshh Dhagia (Brook Mead)

U16 Girls

Gold: Emily Jeffers (Leics Grammar)

Silver: Isabelle Knight (Market Bosworth School)

Bronze: Faye Skinner (The Market Bosworth School)

U19 Boys

Gold: Dillon Kearney (WQE)

Silver: Hamza Caratela (North Warwickshire and South Leics College)

Bronze: Shivam Champaneri (Beauchamp)

U19 Girls

Gold: Roma Morjaria (Beauchamp)


U11 Boys: Avenue

U11 Girls: St Peters

U13 Boys: The Market Bosworth School

U 13 Girls: Rushey Mead

U16 Boys: Manor High School

U16 Girls: Rushey Mead

All will go on to the area stage of the Table Tennis England National Schools Team Championships in February.

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