THE Weymouth & District League held their first youth presentation event at Steps Club for Young People.

The event was the idea of youth player, Sophie Storey, which included every squad player being presented with certificates detailing their competition entries and achievements during the season.

Youth table tennis celebrated a successful year with medals in the National Cadet League for Dorchester and Weymouth, Budmouth College reached the Schools Team Regional Finals at Bristol in three age groups and several players represented Dorset at County Championship level.

The certificates also highlighted many local competitions, including league and schools events for all ages and abilities.

Junior League trophies were also handed out for competitions that have been run on Monday evenings at All Saints School this season.

The Junior League was supported by Table Tennis England in an initiative to support younger players trying different formats of competitions.

As well as playing singles and doubles competitions, a league ladder ran throughout the season together with fun additions such as round the table and serving challenges.

As well as the presentations, the league robot was a popular challenge and players and families joined in a fun mixed doubles competition, eventually won by a mother and son partnership, Sam and Mel Melhuish.

Weymouth and Dorchester are now looking for players aged eight upwards to join the squads for next season.

For further details on how to join the Junior League starting in September, contact Andy Millar (a.millar212@gmail.com or 07710507075)

JUNIOR LEAGUE WINNERS

Junior League champion: Louis Stoker

Runner-up: Dan Howe

Doubles winners: Jude Hughes and Louis Stoker

Round the Table winner: Ben Chen

Runner-up: Zach Barras

Serving Challenge winner: Zach Barras

Runner-up: Nathan Bushell

League Ladder winner: Dan Howe

Runner-up: Louis Stoker

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