Pleckgate are the table toppers again

Pleckgate are the table toppers again

Pleckgate are the table toppers again

First published in Sport

TABLE tennis champs from Blackburn’s Pleckgate High School have done it again.

The school’s table tennis team won the inter-school trophy in 2013 and this year against opposition from QEGS, Darwen Vale and St Wilfrid’s they won all their group matches.

Year 8 students Yaseen Sardar, Kasim Wahwed, Usman Hussain and captain Zeeshan Zaman made up the school’s A team who came first while the school’s B team came third also for the second successive year.

Zeeshan, 13, said: “I have been playing table tennis since primary school. At the start I was looking at the opposition and I thought we were going to lose.

“I was playing the best players from all the other A teams and I beat on 15-0.

“As the tournament went on we all grew in confidence. Last year I also competed but in the Pleckgate B team who came third.”

For Kasim, 13, it was the second time he has been able to hold the trophy aloft as he was playing with the A team last year too.

Kasim said: “Other sports I am not so good at but with table tennis I realised that I had found something that I am good at and it is good for me.”

Zeeshan added: “you have to build up your stamina to play table tennis because when the opponent smashes the ball you can find yourself having to run very quickly.”

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