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Buttershaw pupils excelling at racketlon
Buttershaw Business and Enterprise College have reaped some early rewards in the Welsh Open at Cardiff after recently opening a Centre of Excellence for racketlon.
The sport involves table tennis, badminton, squash and tennis, each played to 21 points, the winner being the person with the greater number of points.
The school students are working with world No 5 Jermaine Manners, who arrived back in England just days before the Cardiff event after finishing second in the men’s elite doubles, third in the elite mixed doubles and fifth in the elite men’s Olympic draw in a tournament in Vienna.
Seven Buttershaw pupils set off for Cardiff at 5am and played in the under-16 boys’ or girls’ singles, and are now looking forward to the English Championships in London later this month.
Lucy Jackson, excellent at table tennis and strong at badminton, was third in the girls’ event.