YOUNGSTERS from Matfen Table Tennis Club excelled at the Northumberland Junior Championships.

Four of the club’s teenagers took part in the tournament, with Toby Dancer (12) winning the U12 category.

Phillipe King-Lewis (14), and Ferg Kilsbey (13), both reached the semi-finals, while Jamie Parker (17) also put in an impressive performance.

The Matfen youngsters defeated seeded players to reach the latter stages of the tournament, and the club said it was delighted with their progress.

l Entries are now open for a badminton tournament at Ponteland Leisure Centre on Sunday, March 23.

There will be ladies doubles and mixed doubles contests at the informal, social event, where plastic shuttles will be used.

For more information about the Active Northumberland event, which is open to players over the age of 14, call badminton coach Phil Hall on 078100 84153.