Conor Edwards, of Penygraig, has recently been selected for the Commonwealth and World Championships which will take place in Delhi and Paris respectively next month
Conor, aged 16, will be one of the youngest players on show but that wont be a problem for the Tonypandy Community College student who has been punching above his weight for some time. Conor was a successful member of the Welsh team who played very well at the World team championships in Dortmund last March and has a great record in the senior British League this season with his club Kingfisher of Reading.
In light of this, Conor is looking to move to Germany to enhance his skills playing with a professional club fulltime in the near future. This has to wait though as Conor will go to the beautiful city of Dubai for a preparation camp prior to Delhi in a weeks time and Tallinn for a World Ranking event this weekend.
Conor is part of the Commonwealth Games squad for 2014 in Glasgow and has come along way from his early days as a TTk Greenhouse player who picked up a bat as his school were fortunate to partner with the charity from London to pay for a fulltime coach, Andrew McFadyen, to enhance his skills with daily table tennis sessions
Some of his latest achievements include:
Welsh Champion u18
Welsh championship runner up in mens singles
Welsh Number 1 in u18s and top 5 in men league