Tom Jarvis, Denise Payet, Ethan Walsh and Charlotte Bardsley will take on the best in Europe at next month’s Europe Youth Top 10 in Worcester.
Following publication of the August rankings by the European Table Tennis Union (ETTU), the players have been formally invited to the event.
Jarvis qualified as seventh seed for the competition at Worcester Arena from September 8 to 10, while the other three English athletes have received a host nation place.
Jarvis will be up against the likes of European Junior champion Ioannis Sgouropoulos, who is seeded second, and top seed Cristian Pletea, who beat Jarvis in the quarter-finals of that event.
Two champions from last year are returning – Truls Moregard of Sweden will aim to retain the Cadet Boys’ title, while Cadet Girls champion Anastasia Kolish of Russia this time steps up to the Junior event.
The invited players are:
Cristian Pletea (ROU), Ioannis Sgouropoulos (GRE), Rares Sipos (ROU), Irvin Bertrand (FRA), Artur Abusev (RUS), Yang Xinyu (AZE), Tom Jarvis (ENG), Denis Ivonin (RUS), Tobia Hippler (GER), Florian Cnuddge (BEL)
Adina Diaconu (ROU), Ning Jing (AZE), Mariia Tailakova (RUS), Andreea Dragoman (ROU), Izabela Lupulesku (SRB), Lisa Lung (BEL), Anastasia Kolish (RUS), Daria Trigolos (BLR), Zhang Xuan (ESP), Denise Payet (ENG)
Vladimir Sidorenko (RUS), Truls Moregard (SWE), Maksim Grebnev (RUS), Bilal Hamache (FRA), Kay Stumper (GER), Csaba Andras (HUN), Dorian Zheng (FRA), Samuel Kulczycki (POL), Olav Kosolosky (BEL), Ethan Walsh (ENG)
Elizabet Abraamian (RUS), Ekaterina Zironova (RUS), Elena Zaharia (ROU), Jamila Laurenti (ITA), Prithika Pavade (FRA), Natalia Malinina (RUS), Arina Slautina (RUS), Natalia Brinza (MDA), Camille Lutz (FRA), Charlotte Bardsley (ENG)