Four budding table tennis stars have been selected to represent Hull City's Tigers Sport and Education Trust at the sport's Fred Perry Urban Cup.

Taking place next month, the tournament - named after England's most successful male tennis player - forms part of Hull's community commitments to deliver sport, health, wellbeing and educational sessions in the region.

Before making history as the first player ever to win all four tennis Grand Slams, Fred Perry dominated the table tennis table by clinching the 1929 World Championship in 1929 aged just 18.

And hoping to follow in his famous footsteps are Charles Graizer, Emma Wright, Liam Robinson and Rebecca Taylor who will battle it out for Hull against youngsters from 20 other football clubs.

In recognition of their success, Hull's four stars in waiting were treated to a day out at the KC Stadium during the visit of Bristol City before Christmas.

The experience included a half-time appearance on the pitch with Tigers players Liam Cooper and Daniel Ayala.

"It was great for the children to be invited to the game," said Hull Community Health Manager, Matt Conway.

"They had a great experience on the pitch at half time and it was pleasing to be able to reward the children with this as a way of congratulations for the efforts."

For more information on the Tigers Trust, visit www.tigerstrust.co.uk. Alternatively contact them via trust@hulltigers.com or 01482 304758.

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