Wembley school’s table tennis team wins regional sporting competition

Wembley High Technology College scoop London West regional final of the Jack Petchey Foundation contest

A team of table tennis players from a secondary school in Wembley have ping-ponged their way to victory in a sporting competition.

The girls from Wembley High Technology College in East Lane, were crowned the champions of the girls under 16 category of the London West regional final of the Jack Petchey Foundation (JPF) London Schools competition.

Eurica Mae Medina, 14, Jestina George, Sanaa Jebari, and Janeal Mattan, all 15, we now go on to represent their school in London-wide finals on January 19.

Janeal said: “I have been playing table tennis for six years and I play at school. It’s fun and it always challenges you because every match is never the same.

“You can learn to umpire and also make friends. It’s inspiring. I would like to continue to play and also improve and get further in this sport.”

The competition bought together 23 teams from 10 different schools in and 97 students competed from Brent, Ealing, Hammersmith & Fulham, Harrow, Hillingdon and Hounslow

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It involves individual and team competitions open to boys and girls in full-time education at under 11, 13, 16 and 19 age groups.

Jack Petchey CBE, the 87-year-old founder of JPF, said: “I’ve been a fan of table tennis since my own youth. It’s a fantastic sport for young people to play.”