Izzy Tyrell, who plays for Keyworth Table Tennis Club in the Nottingham & District Leagues has been named Amateur Sportsperson of the Year at the Nottingham Sports Awards.

The award, sponsored by Nottingham-based Speedo, was for to an athlete who competes with a high level of skill and has achieved great accolades.

Izzy is also an outstanding amateur racket sports player. She is number one in Great Britain at Racketlon, the combined sport of table tennis, badminton, squash and tennis.

She is one of the top five players in the world at open level. This year she was second in the Vienna Classics Championship, second in the Czech Open and first in the Latvian Open, beating four out of the top five ranked singles players in the world.

Izzy is also number one in Great Britain at tennis over-45 and was ranked second in the world earlier this year.

Izzy, who finished runner-up last year, said:

“I am a bit shocked, to be honest, but it’s an honour to be recognised.”

Izzy is photographed with her award together with her table tennis coach Gordon Fearn at West Bridgford Table Tennis Club, where she also practises.