On Thursday 9th January students from the Grove competed in their first table tennis fixture, a competition held at King’s School, Harpenden. The students who participated were: Alexa O’Kane, Alice Alder, Summer O’Kane, Oluwadabira Filani, Gautham Parthiban, Keith Adeleye, Rodrigo Mota, Oliver Surley. With several of the students only just starting to play table tennis at the school it was always going to be a tough start, with one school bringing an England youth player along! Everyone played very well and we managed to win several games over the course of the day. In the end Alexa O’Kane only narrowly missed out on a medal, finishing 4th overall for the girls. This was a great experience for the students and I hope it is the start of a thriving table tennis culture at the school.