Jonathan McMullan shone at the recent National Championships in two different age groups.
The 12-year-old reached the quarter-finals of the under-13 tournament, before making the last four of the under-12 section, going on to collect a bronze medal.
It was just reward for McMullan, who first took up table tennis when he was eight.
The avid Pompey fan became interested in the sport as both his parents, Sarah and Rod, coach in the area
Although only 12 years old, McMullan has a hectic training schedule.
The Henry Cort Community College pupil is a member of the Generation 2 club in Fareham, where he trains for around 12 hours a week.
McMullan also puts in the practise at Meadowside Leisure Centre in Whiteley, and, being part of the England Youth development squad, he regularly goes to the prestigious Lilleshall National Sports Centre in Shropshire to hone his skills.
The McMullan family seem to have a real affection for table tennis with Jonathan’s older sister, Letitia, also making her mark.
She recently made her international debut in the Czech Republic after being selected for England cadets.
The 14-year-old shone, too, steering her country to gold in the Six Nations event and securing bronze in the individual category.
The youngster’s achievements have not gone unnoticed by the England cadets coaches, with McMullan now being selected to represent England schools for an international competition on the Isle of Man later this month.
– LEWIS MASON