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The Early Years and Early Success

Seven-year-old Paul - three months shy of his 8th Birthday along with 11 year old brother Bryn, tries table tennis at a local church hall in Saltburn near his home in Loftus. Local league player and coach Dave Pashley is impressed with the boys ability and immediately recommends the two boys visit the nearby Ormesby Club in Middlesbrough.

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The Cadet Years and The Beginning of European Success

Fast forward two years to 2004 and another six national titles (Under 12 singles and doubles, Cadet singles and doubles twice) Paul visits China for three months in 2004 and comes back a different player. Physically he is in incredible condition; Daily multi-ball with Mr. Liu and constant physical training have paid dividends - his senior club mates at home, who were on par with Paul prior to the trip, find themselves well and truly outclassed by the youngster.

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English Senior and European Youth Domination

On the October 2006 ETTA ranking list, Paul is named the English No. 1 Senior player for the first time in his career, becoming the youngest English No. 1 for twenty years. He has occupied this position up to the present date, as well as being number one Junior uninterrupted since the age of 14.

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