13 Boys New Forest Schools


On Friday 20th January Testwood School hosted the Individual U13 Boys Table Tennis Tournament.

Back in October they also hosted the Team event for this category, which Applemore won, so there was a sense of excitement in the air that Applemore could make this a double!

The Boys who represented us were (all in Yr 8):

Joe Watkins

Henry Rogers

Josh Banfield

Sam Banfield

Fraser Tierney-Allen

Hope Mombera

Ben Jones

Archie Southwick


The Tournament format consisted of a series of small group matches with the top 2 going through to the next round of straight knock-outs – the quarter-finals; semi-finals and finals.


Joe, Henry and Josh all made it safely through to the quarter-finals.

Unfortunately Josh was not able to get any further. Henry fought all the way to the semi-finals and also unfortunately lost, but he then went on to win the 3rd / 4th place play-off to finish 3rd overall. Joe went one step further to the final and ended up as the Champion.


Joe has now been selected to represent the County in the U13 Finals which are to be held on Monday 6th February, again at Testwood. What a great achievement Joe!


It was a great effort by all our boys involved and it has been a real pleasure watching these Boys develop in their Table Tennis over the last 2 years, and they are now reaping the benefits of all their practice. Many of them are now regularly attending training sessions at the Waterside Table Tennis Club, as well as attending the club in school


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