Eight new champions were crowned at the Jack Petchey Foundation Schools Table Tennis Individual Finals.

The pick of London talent was on display as players who had qualified from five London areas and Essex battled in four age groups at the University of East London’s SportsDock.

Emily Glazebrook and Ron Mills, from the Jack Petchey Foundation, and Table Tennis England Director Ray James were on hand to offer encouragement and congratulations.

Under-11 Girls

Adhuna Das of Stanway Fiveways Primary (Essex) was the champion, overcoming Sophie Howe of Fox Primary School (London Central) in four games (11-8, 11-2, 7-11, 11-5).

The bronze medals went to Howe’s school-mate Anaiyah Tan, who was beaten 3-0 (11-8, 11-7, 11-7) in the semi-finals by Das, and Tejasri Narula of Tubbenden Primary School (London South), who was defeated 3-1 (11-7, 11-8, 8-11, 11-3) by Howe.

Under-11 Boys

St Edward’s Catholic Primary pupil Zaid Aldilimi, who won the same category at the Butterfly Schools Individual Finals last month, is the champion.

Aldilimi, who qualified from London Central, beat Nikolas Karavas of Fox Primary 3-0 (11-4, 11-6, 11-7) in the final, having earlier won 3-0 (11-4, 11-4, 11-5) in the semi-finals, against Leo Sahmurov, also from Fox Primary.

The other bronze medallist was Billy Andrews from Brentwood School in Essex, who was defeated 3-0 (11-4, 11-8, 11-9) by Karavas in the semis.

Under-13 Girls

Eunice Lok Yiu Lam of Surbiton High School (London South) survived a tough semi-final to go on and win the gold medal.

She saw opponent Alena Bondar, from Overton Grange School (also London South) come back from 2-0 down to force a decider, but Lam held her nerve to win the fifth game 11-9 to complete a 3-2 (11-3, 11-6, 8-11, 10-12, 11-9) victory.

The final was more straightforward by comparison as Lam claimed a 3-0 (11-5, 11-6, 11-5) win over Nour Alamine from St Marylebone CE School (London Central).

In the other semi-final, Alamine defeated Zoe Gonpot of Greig City Academy (London North) 3-1 (11-5, 11-7, 5-11, 11-8) to set up the final against Lam.

Under-13 Boys

Aarav Parihar from Chigwell School in Essex won a close three-game match against Teagan Khazal (St George’s Catholic School, London Central) to take the title.

Parihar faced four game points in total in the third, and saw a match point saved before he won 3-0 (12-10, 11-7, 14-12).

Parihar went to a fifth game in both the quarter-finals and the semi-finals, first defeating Hon Tak Wong of Royal Russell School (London South) 3-2 (11-1, 12-10, 9-11, 8-11, 11-5) and then Parsia Ahsani of St Mary’s & St John’s (London North) 3-2 (11-8, 5-11, 11-7, 10-12, 11-9).

Ahsani himself won a close quarter-final 3-2 (11-9, 11-6, 7-11, 7-11, 11-9) against Nishil Shah (Nower Hill High School, London West).

As well as Ahsani, a bronze medal went to Charlton Ngitngit of Greenshaw High School (London South), who was defeated 3-1 (11-6, 11-9, 9-11, 11-5) by Khazal in the semi-finals.

Under-16 Girls

Luna Archard of St George’s Catholic School (London Central) won a close-three game final against Evie Knaapen (Greensward Academy, Essex) 11-8, 11-6, 11-9 to win the title.

Bronze medals went to Melisha Anthony of Philip Morant School & College (Essex), who was defeated 3-0 (11-6, 11-3, 11-7) by Archard and Emily Ngo of Charter Bermondsey (London Central), who fell 3-0 (11-6, 11-7, 12-10) to Knaapen.

Knaapen had a fight to get through her quarter-final against Kelly Ng, winning it 3-2 (7-11, 11-8, 11-5, 5-11, 11-2).

Under-16 Boys

The final gold medal of the day went to Angad Saggu, who defeated Janak Shah in the final.

It was 3-1 (11-8, 9-11, 11-8, 11-7) for Saggu, of Nishkam West London, against his opponent from Nower Hill High School (London West).

In the semi-finals, Shah defeated Philipp Snell (Marylebone Boys’ School, London Central) in three close games (11-9, 11-9, 11-8).

Meanwhile, Saggu beat Aiden Lees of Westcliff High School for Boys (Essex) 3-0 (11-9, 12-10, 11-4).

Under-19 Girls

The round-robin event was won by Jadeine Augustin of St George’s Catholic School (London Central), who won all of her five matches.

The closest was against Alesha Ellis-Austin from Writtle College, Essex, who came back from 2-0 down to force a deciding game, but Augustin closed out the match 3-2 (11-7, 11-2, 2-11, 9-11, 11-8).

Ellis Austin finished in second place, having won her four other matches, while bronze went to Jennifer Nguyen (Addey & Stanhope, London East) with three wins, including a 3-2 (11-6, 5-11, 11-5, 10-12, 11-3) victory over Kaylee Ho.

With Ho, Raeesah Hussain and Fatmata Kamara all finishing on one win apiece, countback was needed to decide the other bronze medallist, with the verdict going to Hussain, from Morpeth School (London South).

Under-19 Boys

Harry Chivers of King Edward VI Grammar School (Essex) defeated Shing Him Yuen of Wallington County Grammar (London South) to take the gold.

The score was 3-0 (11-8, 11-7, 11-7) in favour of Chivers.

Chivers got through his semi-final against Ewan Sharp (Morpeth School, London East) in four games (11-8, 11-8, 8-11, 11-6), while it was three in the other semi as Yuen defeated Mason Neil (Harris Invictus, London South) 11-7, 11-7, 11-4.

There was a terrific match in the quarter-final as Neil finally overcame N’fa Mahdi Corneh of Ernest Bevin Academy (London Central) 3-2 (11-8, 11-13, 12-10, 9-11, 12-10).