Table tennis was among 17 sports which made the three-day WheelPower National Junior Games a great success.

Students from UK Schools and Colleges competed at Stoke Mandeville Stadium. Table tennis was based in the main sports hall and under the guidance and tuition of Karl Bushell and Mark Mitchell proved very popular, with four tables in constant use.

In addition to an organised event, students had the opportunity to receive one-to-one coaching, play fun group games, set themselves personal challenges and challenge the coaches.

Many carers and teachers as well as visiting dignitaries made use of the facilities and coaching support.


Standing boys: Winner Charlie Baker; runner-up Elliott Hardman

Wheelchair boys: Winner Robert Ewins; runner-up Louis Saunders

Standing girls: Winner Hope Harfield; runner-up Courtney Raistone

Robert Ewins, who won the wheelchair event is an outstanding prospect and has great potential. It is hoped that he will join a local club and compete in BTTAD events.

Karl Bushell
October 2, 2014