Jill is table tennis chief

Jill Parker has been named as Table Tennis England's new president.

Friday, 15th July 2016, 9:18 am
Updated Thursday, 25th August 2016, 7:29 pm
Jill Parker is Table Tennis UK's new president

The former European champion, who lives in Preston, takes over from Doreen Stannard.

Parker enjoyed a glittering career as a player, winning a Commonwealth Games gold medal on three occasions and was ranked inside the world’s top five at her peak.

A multiple national champion, Parker was unfortunate that her playing days coincided with table tennis not being an Olympic sport.

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Originally from Surrey, Parker settled in the North West after marrying Preston man and fellow ex-England table tennis star Donald Parker.

Their daughter Katy was also a top-class table tennis player, while son Adam is the professional at Fleetwood Cricket Club.