Name               Kate Hughes

D.O.B             1982

Nick Names –                         Tiny Tot (recently acquired!)

Style of play –             Close to table attack; quite aggressive play!

Blade –                        Butterfly: Korbel (straight handle)

Rubber/s –                   Stiga: Boost TX (red – max; black 2 mm)

How old were you when you first played TT – 9 / 10 years

How did you start & where –             My parents took me to a club at Droitwich Leisure Centre; as well as playing for fun on the table at my local tennis club.

Who have been your coaches – Don Evans, Jill Harris

Current coach – no current coach ( though IF advises ) 

Current clubs – Colebridge (Birmingham Prem; Leamington Div 1), Harriers (in Kidderminster); St Andrews TTC (Women’s British League)

Previous clubs – Droitwich (Bromsgrove & Redditch)

What is your greatest TT success: Being selected to play England Cadets (U14) in the Six Nations in France (1997), and achieving highest ranking of 4 in the Cadets.

What is your greatest TT disappointment: not sure (potentially have too many!)

What players do you most admire              

Locally – having only played one season in Birmingham, I am still getting to know people!

Nationally – Andrew Baggaley (if I had to pick someone. He played England Cadets when I did, and has continued to stay in the Senior Top 10 ever since!)

Internationally – not sure!

What is your favourite;

 Food/Drink: Italian & Chinese / Cider & blackcurrant!

Film/Actor – The Shawshank Redemption

Music/Song – No major preferences

Holiday Destination? Australia & Italy

What other sports do you enjoy? Tennis, badminton

What is your TT ambition? Top 40 Senior Women

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