Bucks take on the Worlds

Posted on: January 19th, 2022
Callum and Stephen in action

Bucks provided three players in the England squad that travelled to Huelva in Spain for the World Championships in December 2021.

Sean Vendy was one half of a doubles paring with Ben Lane from Devon. Despite being seeded 13 the pair lost their first match against a good but lower ranked French pair.

England’s second pair, Callum Hemming and Steven Stallwood, both Bucks, took advantage of a favourable draw by beating a Nigerian pair in the first round before performing admirably in a losing battle with the Chinese number 16 seeds.

Callum also played in the mixed doubles with Jess Pugh (Kent), their first round against an Australian duo provided a close two set victory. However their progress was halted by a strong Japanese pair in the following round.

For both Callum and Steven, this was their first taste of a senior World Championship and both should be proud of the way they represented their country and their County