Former Table Tennis Academy player Emily to represent England

21-year-old jetting off to India for Commonwealth Championships

A former player at Grantham College's Table Tennis Academy is set to compete for England at next month’s Commonwealth Championship in India.  

Emily Bolton has been named in a six-strong squad for the tournament, which begins on July 17 in Cuttack.

Revelling in her first senior selection, Emily, who left Grantham last year, said: “I’ll take a lot of pride in representing England. This is a big step, and hopefully it’s just the beginning of things to come." 

Emily, 21, said she was thankful for the opportunity to be a part of the college’s Table Tennis Academy due to her location.

She added: “Coming from Cumbria, there were not a lot of opportunities to practice and I spent a lot of time travelling to training. 

“But having the opportunity to stay on site at Grantham to get an education and train suited me well.”