Thorpedene participated in their first competition of the school year on Wednesday by travelling to Thorpe Hall School and competing in this years boys and girls table tennis competitions. The boys competed in the morning with the girls competing in the afternoon.

The boys started their competition with a match against Chalkwell School, David got the team off to a great start by winning his match 11-7.  Unfortunately the boys only won one of the next three matches meaning we drew our opening game 2-2. The next four matches the boys played we managed to get 1 win, 1 draw and 2 losses.  The standard of table tennis in this competition was extremely high with a few of the schools having national players within their teams. Well done boys.

The girls participated in the afternoon again having five games to play within their groups. First up was Bournemouth Park and Adrianna got the team off to a great start by winning her match 11-8.  Unfortunately the next two games were extremely close but we just missed out and were 2-1 down with one game to play. Taffy played the last game and was fantastic winning her game 11-5  meaning we had gained a point drawing the match 2-2. The next four games we won 1 drew 2 and lost 1. Again the standard in this competition was extremely high the girls should be proud of themselves for competing so well. Well done girls.