JESS Moggeridge is set to take part in the National Cup this weekend in Grantham in the under-12 event.

Moggeridge, who attends Budmouth College, will compete thanks to her being sixth in the national rankings.

The format of the competition sees the top 10 players in the under-12 and under-15 age groups play each other in a round-robin competition.

After two days and nine matches, the player with the most points wins the competition.

The 11-year-old has played an important part in Weymouth’s strong showing in the National Cadet League for the last two seasons and she made her debut aged nine.

She played in the top division last season and gained invaluable experience and picked up notable victories along the way. The Weymouth youngster has also travelled across the south to venues such as Plymouth, Horsham and Slough, playing in under-13 and under-15 events with some success.

This season has also seen a call-up to the Dorset Cadet County team and a successful run in the Budmouth girls’ under-13 team who are county and south west zonal champions and a visit to Wolverhampton in April awaits in the English Schools finals as Dorset under-13 girls’ champion.

Weymouth coach Andy Millar praised the youngster’s efforts and said: “I remember being invited into IPACA Osprey Campus to deliver introductory table tennis sessions and Jess immediately impressed.

“Her enthusiasm and dedication to training, always trying to improve, is an inspiration to others in what can be achieved in such a short time.”

Weymouth are looking for new players aged eight and upwards to join their boys and girls’ squads. For more details, contact Millar either at or by calling 07710507075.