In December 2017 Hove Park student Deniz started playing table tennis at school in sessions put on by the Brighton Table Tennis Club.
Deniz, loved table tennis so much she started coming to the Brighton Table Tennis Club in Kemptown at weekends and was soon invited to their junior invitation sessions. She now trains three times a week and has won all of her matches in the local league against adults and competing for Sussex Under 15s. Deniz has a great attitude and is a much valued member of the club. She is currently ranked 96 in the country for her age which is remarkable for someone that has been playing for such a short amount of time.