Jake and Isobel go forward

After their success at the Derbyshire Schools’ Individual Table Tennis Tournament Jake Meikle and Isobel Ashley will go forward to represent Derbyshire Schools’ in the U16 age group at Doncaster Dome in April.

Jake, representing the Home Education Group and Isobel, representing Netherthorpe School, will be aiming to give a good account of themselves in South Yorkshire.

Isobel qualified by being unbeaten in her qualifying group of six players but Jake Meikle had to fight all the way in the final against Tim Denby representing Brookfield School.

Tim was 2-0 up at one stage but Jake Meikle managed to turn it around and finally came out on top 3-2.

The Schools’ individual competition was a huge success with youngsters from all over Derbyshire at age levels U11, U13, U16 and U19 taking part with the events spread over three nights.

A huge thanks must go to the head teacher and head of PE Paul Dean Springwell School in allowing the events to take place together with all the organisers.