Table Tennis News


Charles Read Academy’s Table Tennis team travelled to Malta to represent England in the prestigious 2018 International School Sport Federation (ISF) World Schools' Table Tennis Championships.


Four students from Charles Read Academy joined 185 young table tennis players from across the world, where they competed against teams from different countries including China, Chinese Taipei, India, UAE, Italy, Germany, Poland, France, Turkey and Czech Republic.


As part of the table tennis tournament, which was organised by the International School Sport Federation, the team from Charles Read Academy celebrated a number of victories, most notably against opponents from Germany and Israel in the team event.


During their time in Malta, young players also had the chance to learn more about local culture whilst exploring the sights of Valletta.


The players also took part in a Cultural Festival, where all 20 participating countries presented an array of traditional food, drinks and gifts. As part of the Cultural Festival, students from Charles Read Academy shared Grantham Gingerbread, sticks of rock and a selection of fudge with players from across the world.


“This was an amazing experience for the girls to compete against teams from around the world and develop their skills on an international level.


“We are extremely proud of Danielle, Darcie, Karrie and Mollie. Being invited to an international competition and representing England is a huge achievement in itself and is a real testament to their hard work and commitment.”