Paton picks up top table tennis award

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Lucy Paton’s successful table tennis season was recently recognised by being named Otago Junior Table Tennis Player of the Year.

Following solid results in her last campaign, Paton gained New Zealand Under-15 Girls Number eight ranking before being selected for the 2013 NZ Junior Girls Squad.

The starlet attended the NZ Womens Training Camp in Auckland earlier this year and has been competing in the Under-18 and Under-21 sections.

The Waitaki Girls’ High School student has also won regional titles and was selected by Otago to attend the NZ Junior Teams Championships playing in an Under-18 Presidents Team, picking up sixth place.

The 16-year-old has also achieved local success while playing for WGHS, winning an Aoraki Championship and the Female Table Tennis award at the recent Aoraki Secondary Schools Sports Awards.

By JAMES FORD

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