A TABLE tennis star from Ardrossan has enjoyed double medal success after a trip to The States.

Ryan Henry was in Texas earlier this month to compete in the International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) Para US Open - where he competed in both the Class 8 singles and Class 18 doubles.

The British Para Table Tennis Pathway athlete secured medals in both events - a silver in the singles and bronze in the doubles event.

It was an impressive run for former St Matthew's Academy pupil Ryan, who overcame some top talent on his route to singles silver.

The North Ayrshire Table Tennis Club member beat Enrique Preza from Mexico 3-0, Renato Saletti from Brazil 3-0 and George Ristollari from USA 3-0 and also received a bye into the semi-finals where he beat Matheus Dutra Barsotti De Freitas from Brazil 3-1.

This set up an all-British final where he faced off against former world champion Ross Wilson.

The final proved to be a game too far for the 23-year-old, who eventually fell to a 3-0 defeat to his fellow Brit.

Though he would have another chance at glory in the doubles event, where he teamed up with Max Flint is his quest for gold.

In the group stages the pair got off to a shaky start losing 3-2 to Watson and Leibovitz but went through to the quarterfinals with a 3-0 win against Kevin Rivera Rios and Edwin Rojas from Puerto Rica.

They beat Marco Makkar and Jerry Vasquez from USA 3-0 in the final eight before Ross Wilson again ended Ryan's gold medal dreams as he and partner Shae Thakker defeated the duo.

Their performance was still enough to earn bronze and Ryan's second medal of a successful tournament in the USA.

Speaking to British Para Table Tennis after the tournament, Ryan said: “I feel I played a lot better than my last few competitions and overall, I’m pleased with how I played in all my matches.

“I’m happy to have made the final in the singles and to get to play Ross – it was great experience as he is one of the best in the world and it’s always good to be able to compete against better players.

"I’m happy with how I performed in the final – Ross just had too much quality, but I have plenty to take back home to work on in training.

“In the doubles Max and I worked well together. We were unfortunate to lose our first game to the top-seeded Americans in five sets, but we bounced back with two good performances to make the semi-finals.

"There were definitely some things to take back and work on in the future, but Ross and Shae played very well and didn’t let us off the hook with any mistakes or weak play.”