A record-breaking entry – including an American YouTube star – will line up for the latest all-female tournament on the calendar this weekend.
Sussex will host the tournament on Saturday at the Triangle in Burgess Hill, where 59 women across three events will compete for the titles.
Top-10 Junior Saskia Key leads the way in the Under-21 line-up, closely followed by Cippenham’s Anna Piercey who will look to challenge for the top of the podium.
USA-based YouTube star Ayano Takeda, dummy ranked at No 6 in England, heads up the entries for the Over-21s and will be looking to show her class over Anisha Rasan, Lily Cherry and Rita Lopes, who complete the seedings.
Ayano has thousands of followers of her channel on YouTube, where she posts about her table tennis exploits. Click here to visit her channel.
Click here to follow online results throughout the day, with finals due to be live streamed where possible by Women and Girls Ambassador Sally Hughes on Facebook.
Level the Table funding has made this event possible and Sally is actively looking for clubs in the South West and Midlands to host events this season. Please contact Sally by email, or call 07837 406996, if you are interested in finding out more.