Hannah takes England spot at Commonwealth Games

Hannah Hicks is in China preparing for the Commonwealth Games

Hannah Hicks is in China preparing for the Commonwealth Games

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Andover table tennis ace Hannah Hicks will appear at her second Commonwealth Games after today being named in the England squad for Glasgow 2014.

The 23-year-old is looking to go one better than four years ago in Delhi, when she was also part of the England squad which narrowly missed out on a team bronze.

Hannah said: “I am completely honoured and thrilled to be representing my country in the Commonwealth Games.

“After experiencing it in Delhi in 2010 and just missing out on a bronze medal in the team event, my desire and drive to achieving it this year with the girls is even bigger.

“Not only that, being in the village surrounded by other world class athletes is just mind-blowing! It’s going to be very inspirational!”

Hicks will be joined in the women’s squad by Joanna Drinkhall, Kelly Sibley, Tin-Tin Ho and Karina Le Fevre.

The men’s squad features Paul Drinkhall, Liam Pitchford, Andrew Baggaley, Daniel Reed and Sam Walker.

Both squads today fly to China for a two-week training camp

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