Four Warwickshire players and one coach represented England in the Senior Schools International in Ireland from 23-25th June 2023.
- Aarif Li (Under 14 Boys)
- Rex Wong (Under 14 Boys)
- Starry Sheung (Under 16 Boys)
- Esther Lam (Under 16 Girls)
- Kate Hughes (under 18 Girls NPC)
Under 14 Boys Team Event:
In the under 14 boys team event, the England A team of Hugo Nguyen and Rex Wong beat Ireland B 5-0, Scotland A 4-1, Guernsey A 5-0 and Jersey A 5-0 in their group to finish first. The England B team of Aarif Li and Pablo Ramirez Rioja also finished top of their group by beating Wales 4-1, Ireland A 5-0, Jersey B 5-0, Scotland B 5-0 and Guernsey B 5-0. In the semi-finals England A beat Ireland A 3-0 and England B beat Scotland 3-2. In the final, England A beat England B 3-1 with one win for Hugo and Rex and together they won the doubles. Pablo won the one match for the B team, beating Hugo.
Gold: England A
Silver: England B
Under 16 Boys Team Event:
The under 16 boys teams saw two groups where England A consisting of Joseph Cooper and Krish Chotai beat Scotland B 5-0, Wales 5-0, Mixed 5-0 and Ireland B 5-0 to top their group. The England B team, Ben Dunkley and Starry Sheung also joined them in the semi-finals by winning their group, beating Scotland A 3-2, Jersey A 5-0, Isle of Man 5-0 and Ireland A 5-0.
Both semi-finals were an England v Scotland battle as the teams played their respective ranked oppositions. Both teams won 3-0 to advance to the final. The final was a close affair and swung one way and then the other. Starry took the first match for the England B team, Krish levelled the match before combining with Joseph to take a 2-1 lead for the England A team. England B rallied with Ben levelling the match. Starry and Krish were nip and took all the way in the final, with Starry taking the match for England B 11-9 in the 5th set.
Gold: England B
Under 16 Girls Team Event:
The closest event in the competition was the round robin event for the under 16 girls. England A consisting of Esther Lam and Zarita Lo beat Jersey 5-0, Scotland B 5-0, Ireland B 5-0, Scotland A 5-0, Ireland A 4-1, lost to Wales 2-3 before beating England B 3-2. England B, Bethany Ellis and Mabel Shute beat Ireland A 4-1, Jersey 5-0, Scotland B 5-0, Ireland B 5-0, Wales 3-2, Scotland A 5-0 and lost to England A 2-3. This meant there was a 3-way tie between England A, England B and Wales, with all matches being 3-2. This led to a count back of sets with England A claiming the gold by 2 sets. Wales claimed the silver and England B the bronze.
Gold: England A
U14 Boys Singles Event:
In the preliminary of the boys under 14, Hugo was unable to join the other three boys in the quarter finals as he lost out 0-3 to Joe Mulhern. In the quarter finals, Aarif beat Ben Hart 3-1, Pablo beat Harry Street 3-0 and Rex beat Joe Mulhern 3-0. In the semi-finals, Aarif beat Clifford Tam 3-2 to make it an all-English final as he was joined by Rex who beat Pablo 3-2. In the final, Rex beat Aarif 3-0 to take the gold.
Gold: Rex Wong
Silver: Aarif Li
U16 Boys Singles Event:
In the preliminary of the boys under 16, Joe was unable to join the other three in the quarter finals as he lost out, 1-3 to Daniel Tibbetts. In the quarter finals, Krish beat Daniel 3-0, Starry beat Alex Lo 3-0; however, Ben missed out on a semi-final place losing 1-3 to Nathan Hogg. Krish beat Starry 3-1 in the semi-final and was joined in the final by Nathan Hogg. Krish took the match 3-1 to take home the gold.
Bronze: Starry Sheung
U16 Girls Singles Event:
In the quarter final of the U16 girls, Zarita beat Niamh Mason 3-1, Mabel beat Grace Looney 3-1, Esther beat Ruby Elliot 3-0, however Beth was unable to make it an all-England semi-final line-up as she lost out 0-3 to Darcey Taylor from Wales. In the semi-finals, Esther beat Darcey 3-0 and Mabel make it an all-England final, beating Zarita 3-0. In the final, Esther beat Mabel 3-0.
Gold: Esther Lam