England call-up for Bennett brothers

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Jack and Josh Bennett have been selected to represent England Schools at the Schools Table Tennis International in the Isle of Man this weekend.

The brothers will play against teams from Wales, Scotland, Ireland, Guernsey, Jersey and the hosts, Isle of Man.

Josh will feature for the England Schools Under-14 team, while Jack has been chosen as a member of the Under-16 squad.

This selection rounds off a good season for the boys, with Josh winning a silver medal in the Under-15 doubles at the Nationals with partner Hugo Pang.

He also took his first senior titles in the men’s band five and six in the recent Medway Grand Prix.

Older sibling Jack has also been enjoying success and, as a result, has been invited to an International Training Camp in Frankfurt, Germany for ten days of intense training during July.

He will travel there with sponsors Joola and two other English players.

Younger sister Joelle also performed well at the National Under-11s, reaching the last 16 and then going on to win the Under-17 girls and mixed Under-11 event in the Hastings Youth.