Published Thursday, 03 July 2014
Twelve-year-old Owen Cathcart only began playing three years ago but is already ranked number one in Ireland for his age group.
He practices five or six times a week at his home club on the Ormeau Road, which only started up less than a year ago.
"I really enjoy playing table tennis. My sister started playing so I started playing in school too. When I'm older I'd like to play for Ireland at senior level," he said.
Owen's coach Keith Knox believes the sky's the limit for the talented player.
"At the moment, he's by far the best player we've seen for about maybe 25 to 30 years, I've heard that from numerous coaches and certainly if he keeps going, he could be world level as a senior," he said.
"He's world level currently so if he keep going from strength to strength there's no reason why he couldn't be top in the world for his age."
His proud grandfather commented that Owen not only wants to be number one in Ireland, but "everywhere".
Owen's next match is in Paris later this summer where he'll go head to head with the best in Europe.
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