Champion Chloe is our table tennis trophy girl


With around 30 cups, trophies, shields and medals Chloe Lingard is something of a table tennis champion.

And earlier this month the 13-year-old was the winner of the Lincolnshire Girls National School Championship at Grantham.

Now, the De Aston Year 8 student will represent her school and Lincolnshire at Tipton in the National finals in April.

Chloe, who lives in Keelby, says she plays table tennis nearly every day.

“I love it so much, I just do. I play with loads of different people and I go to my clubs,” she said.

Chloe is a member of table tennis clubs in Market Rasen and Grimsby.

“I go and play with them twice a week. I have been playing for 3-4 years and taking part in competitions for the same period.”

Chloe has more than 30 shields and trophies and among her victories was winning the Grimsby Ladies Championship.

For now, there are just school competitions ahead, but naturally, Chloe hopes one day to represent Britain in the Olympics.

“I also do a bit of dancing, which is good for table tennis. My sister Kelly teaches me. She’s a dance teacher at a school near Immingham.”

But there is also extra tuition from Bryn Tyler from Binbrook. “He’s been teaching me for about a year. I see him once a week. He’s a very good coach,” Chloe added.