National singles champion Tom Jarvis has broken into the world’s top 100 for the first time – leapfrogging Paul Drinkhall in the process to become the No 2 ranked English player.

Jarvis, who defeated Drinkhall and Sam Walker respectively in the Men’s Singles semi-final and final at the Mark Bates Ltd National Championships last month, climbs 16 places to No 99 in the weekly publication of the world rankings.

He said: “It’s an important milestone to reach and one I’ve been aiming for my whole life. Hopefully now it can push me on to reach my next goal of top 50.”

Drinkhall has dropped outside the top 100 to No 112, a result of the points accrued at the Tokyo Olympics having now expired. Walker is just above him at No 108, up 13 places on the previous week.

Liam Pitchford remains England’s highest-ranked player at No 25, while Tin-Tin Ho is the highest-ranked female player at No 134.

In the doubles lists, Pitchford & Drinkhall drop nine places to 18th, having seen the points they earned at the WTT Star Contender in Doha in 2021, where they reached the final, expire.