Bertie Kelly, TS5C's 13-year-old table tennis athlete, has made history by becoming Somerset’s youngest ever senior men’s champion.
He took the title at Blackbrook Sports and Leisure Centre in Taunton, beating last year’s champion, Marcin Szram, 3-2 in the final.
At 13 years and 2 months, Bertie now holds FIVE current Somerset county titles. He had already won the under-13, under-15 and junior doubles titles in July. In addition to the men’s senior championship, he partnered with his Somerset Sabres teammate, Dean Sully, to also win the senior doubles title in Taunton.
It’s been a very successful couple of weeks for Bertie. The previous weekend he won the under-14, under-15 and under-16 titles at a major open tournament in Milton Keynes, and a day later repeated the feat in the under-15 tournament in Plymouth. His victories in Taunton mean he’s won six different titles in nine days.