The following was posted on the Hampshire Chronicle  and Daily Echo and can be accessed directly by following the links below :

Hampshire Chronicle article:

http://www.hampshirechronicle.co.uk/sport/11760985.Artur_has_promising_future/

and

Daily Echo article:

http://www.dailyecho.co.uk/sport/11760985.Artur_has_promising_future/

 

Last weekend, Artur Veeck, a Year 10 student at The Mountbatten School, represented Hampshire at table tennis in the Cadets County Championship.

This is a team event involving three boys and two girls from each county. Hampshire did extremely well and finished as runners-up of the County Premier 2015.

Having started table tennis at the age of 9, Artur has progressed well with the guidance of his coach, Adam Proszko, at Waterside Table Tennis Club. His training and dedication to the game have led to great opportunities such as taking part in his first international table tennis tournament – the Portuguese Youth Open in December. As the only delegate from England, Artur had the opportunity to train with delegates from France, Luxemburg, Spain, Japan, Netherlands and Portugal, teaming up with a Portuguese delegate to take part in the team events, finishing in 6th place (out of 18 teams).

Having recently played in the East Midlands 4 Star Tournament where he reached the last 16 in the Cadet Singles, Artur has now qualified to play in the Cadet Masters 2015, a tournament which takes place from 21-22 February and is only open to the top ten highest ranked players in England, plus two extra players chosen based on their achievements in the season. With many more tournaments on the horizon, Artur looks set to have a promising future in the game.