School welcomes table tennis international

International table tennis player William Maybanks provided an end-of-year treat for QE’s sportsmen when he played an exhibition match in the School’s new Shearly Hall.

Organised by the PE Department, his visit gave boys an opportunity to see the game played at the highest level.

William is currently the Hertfordshire Senior No. 1. He has recently taken second place in the National Junior Masters and won a boys’ team gold in the 2008 UK School Games.

Head of PE Peter Coke said: “We are very lucky to welcome Will. He is one of the few young talents to be targeted for the 2012 London Olympics.”

The recently completed hall will accommodate 12 table tennis tables and provides a venue for QE’s new table tennis club.