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Table tennis success for Leamington's Timmy Cooper at UK School Games

Steve Carpenter 8th Sep, 2016 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016

YOUNGSTER Timmy Cooper formed part of the Midlands squad who were crowned winners of the boy’s team title at the UK School Games.

The 17-year-old was crowned winner for the first time as the Midlands squad proved once again that they are the team to beat in the boys category.

Cooper, who attends Myton School, did not see as much action as he would have hoped as his more experienced team mates featured predominantly, but he did feature in group victories over Wales and Scotland.

He sat out of the final as team mates Alex Ramsden, Matt Leete and Nathan Butler defeated the North East team 4-1.

“I’m delighted,” said Cooper. “It was pretty daunting coming into the team but I thought I handled it all right. We had a really good team, good support and good focus.”

Cooper also played in the singles in the event at Loughborough University but was eliminated by Scotland’s Dylan Curry in the first round.