Dan Olsberg this week became the youngest player to represent the Manchester Maccabi senior table tennis section.
Manager Joe Flacks had no hesitation in pitching the youngster into the team when a place came available and he was certainly not let down against a strong Shawfield side.
Olsberg, 10, pushed all his opponents hard and Flacks believes that with a "little more experience," an amazing victory would not have been beyond him.
The latest addition to the senior squad also showed no fear by volunteering for the doubles. Together with partner Ashley Landes, they lost in the fifth and final game after a titanic struggle.
Olsberg is part of the flourishing Maccabi junior table tennis section, coached by Stuart Landes. England no. 2 Louis Rosenthal is a former Maccabi player. The club features seven teams in the Bury League.