Jarvis earns a call-up to the England squad

Tom Jarvis.
Tom Jarvis.

Tom Jarvis has ben named in a 10-strong England table tennis team which will compete at the European Youth Championships in Slovakia next month.

The 15-year-old from Skegness will feature in the junior boys’ categories, in team, singles and doubles competition.

He will partner National Junior champions Helshan Weerasinghe and Maria Tsaptsinos in boys’ and mixed doubles respectively.

Table Tennis England is targeting top-18 finishes in the team event and last-16 or better in singles and doubles.

Table Tennis England’s head of coaching and performance Simon Mills said: “Our selection policy set down tough criteria and we believe the athletes we have selected have the capability to meet those targets.”

The tournament take place in Bratislava from July 10 to 19.