Fourth county title for smash hit Jack

King's pupil Jack Quinn, 12, was named U13 Northumberland County Table Tennis Champion for the fourt year in a row.
King's pupil Jack Quinn, 12, was named U13 Northumberland County Table Tennis Champion for the fourt year in a row.
0
Have your say

A YOUNG sports star is proving to be a smash hit after net-ting a title for the fourth year on the bounce.

Jack Quinn, pictured, is celebrating after winning the under-13 Northumberland County Table Tennis championship.

The 12-year-old from Seaton Sluice won four games to take the title at the competition held at Cramlington Sporting Club.

The Year 8 pupil at The King’s School in Tynemouth, said: “I first tried the sport a few years ago when I was on holiday in France and entered a competition for something to do.

“I reached the semi-final which made me want to play more.

“So I played for fun with my dad then we both moved on to play for Cramlington Sports Club.

“I play for the Ravens. My dad plays for them too and competes in the league games.”

“My strength is the forehand smash and I think being left handed helps, but I also like to play short subtle techniques like the backhand topspin to keep my opponent guessing.”

King’s head of PE and games Rob Snow said: “To win a county championship four times at the same level is a fine achievement and a great credit to Jack and his coaches at Cramlington.”