Wilmington youngster sets new record at table tennis contest

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A table tennis player from Wilmington has become the youngest ever unseeded winner of the men’s singles at the Kent championships.

Tom Windram is aged just 15 and capped a memorable season by claiming the singles crown Howard table tennis centre in Rainham.

He went into the event full of confidence having already won the Kentish men’s and U21s singles events.

And in the county championships he defeated 18-times Kent champion Joe Kennedy, his own coach, before knocking out all-action dynamic looper Milan Dobrev in the semis.

That set up a final clash against fellow Wilmington man Chris Bartram, a multiple Kent champion.

Windram drove his opponent away from the table, where some fantastic high ball retrieving by Bartram entertained the watching crowd.

The match was a real see-saw affair as both players continued to give their all in a master v apprentice battle.

Bartram took the opening set but Windram was not to be denied and won the next three to seal victory.

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