15-year-old Table Tennis ace, Holly McNamara has knocked all the competition aside in Scotland and is set to take on the UK as she heads to the British Schools International Competition in Wales this June.

Holly, from West Kilbride won the U16s Girls Scottish Secondary Schools Table Tennis Competition on Sunday, February 9 and so qualifies to represent Scotland at the UK-wide competition.

Oh her success, Holly, said: “I was pleased to win it as it gives me the opportunity to play other girls from across the UK”. On winning the Scottish Schools competition she said:”I just go to competitions and always try to do my best. The competitors are a mixture of abilities and playing styles, which always helps to improve my game”.

The competition in June will feature the very best Table Tennis players from schools across the UK and Holly is focused on doing her best to represent her country, saying: “It will be different styles and abilities of players that I have to play so I will have to put on my best match, focus, try my best and see what happens.”

Despite her obvious talents Holly does not see herself pursuing a career as a Table Tennis player, she says that she’ll continue to play the sport but that her focus is on her Nat 5’s and a career in medicine. Although she was keen to stress the merits of the sport: “Table tennis is definitely a sport for everyone. I would love to see more children, in particular girls, getting involved in the sport and coming along to the club. Follow NATTC on Facebook for details”.