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Ethan continues to amaze !

8 April 2014 No Comment

Ethan now 11 is continuing to grow and improve at a fast rate and is now challenging the top 100 Senior Men.
Ethan has been competing as usual in Junior events where he reached the final at the Derby 4 star tournament a few weeks ago. He competed recently in the Junior British League where he played 10 matches and managed to win 9 of them – the only defeat being deuce in the fifth.
Due to Ethans success he was asked by his club, Batts, to play in the Mens British League in Division 2. He was not intimidated by the standard or by the fact that he was the youngest by quite a big margin and he ended up winning 50% of his matches over the season.
Following Ethan’s success in Division 2, he was then asked to play up in Division 1 Mens British League where yet again he didn’t disappoint: he ended up beating top hundred men players, and also narrowly losing some close matches in the fifth leg. Ethan displayed some amazing talent with tremendous rallies and had the crowd on his side shouting and clapping in amazement at the shots he was coming up with. The atmosphere was buzzing.
Ethan is the youngest player so far to play in the Mens division 1 British League which is quite an achievement in itself, and, to win matches at this level shows that he he has the potential to be a true star.
Ethan continues to train at Lilleshall National Sports Academy every month with the under 15 England players. He has a Junior England training camp coming up over Easter where all the top under 18 players in England will be training. This is an intensive week long training camp.
Des Douglas, the table tennis legend, is very impressed with how much Ethan has improved lately and enjoys working with him and help him reach his full potential. Ethan is fortunate enough to be able to train with his family who are also top players – his dad Jimmy, sister Natasha and brother Luke.
Ethan has also been doing a lot of work with his coach Adam Nutland recently and he has a full schedule over the next couple of months. Ethan will be representing the Senior County in division one, playing alongside his dad, brother and sister. This will be a tough standard and Ethan will be up for the challenge. Ethan’s determination and desire to succeed helps him be as performant as his is.
Also coming are the under 12, 13 and 14 National championships. Ethan will want to retain his title and be picked again for the European Mini Championships to be held in Belgium over the summer.
Ethan is now becoming quite well known and recently has been doing exhibitions to show off his talents at table tennis clubs and encourage other children to realise the standard they can achieve if they work hard enough; he has even been asked to sign autographs, bats and shirts !!
It will surely be an exciting summer ahead for Ethan who continues to amaze everyone with his talent.

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