Jarvis picked for England duty in European table tennis championship

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Skegness teenager Tom Jarvis have been called up to represent England at the European Table Tennis Youth Championships in Italy next month.

Jarvis will compete alongside Luke Savill and will compete in the Cadet Boys’ section.

England will not be sending any competitors in the girls’ events. The selection policy was based on tough criteria, establishing a high performance standard required to be successful at an event of this stature. As a result, only athletes with top-eight potential were considered.

Simon Mills, head of coaching & performance at Table Tennis England, said: “We’re very excited about the players we are taking because we believe they are capable of performing at the highest level in Europe.

“While we have selected a small squad on this occasion, we are committed to helping talented young players to develop to reach this standard in the future and compete successfully for England on the European and world stage.”

The Championships take place in Riva Del Garda, Italy, from July 11 to 20.