A TALENTED Dundonald table tennis ace is celebrating major success.

Conor McAdam (20) represented the British Para Table Tennis team at the PTT Belgian Open.

He reached the quarter-finals of the men’s class six singles event with a 3-1 victory against Petrus Du Plooy from South Africa, but found the experienced Laue just too strong in a 3-1 loss.

Then he lined up in the doubles.

Conor and Paisley-born Martin Perry topped their group in men’s class six with two wins from two and then came through a great battle in the semi-final against Germany, fighting back well from 2-0 down to take the doubles 3-2. Laue levelled for Germany by beating McAdam 3-0 but Perry recovered from losing the first set to Muller to win the deciding singles 3-1.

In the final against the Romanian/Greek combination of Simion and Mouchthis they took the doubles 3-2 and Perry clinched the gold by taking the first singles match 3-1 against Mouchthis.

"It was a tough singles event for me, losing in the quarters,” said Conor, “but I took the positives from it and implemented that into my game for the team event. I feel that I played well and that was shown by the gold medal – it was great to win gold with Martin and hopefully there will be more to come,"

Martin added: “It’s a great feeling to win gold. Playing with Conor was fun. It’s something we’ve not done for a while and I think that showed at the beginning as our doubles play wasn’t so strong but in the final we played some good, clever table tennis and Conor was vital in that. His service in the final doubles match could not have been better and at times put us on the front foot when we needed a point. I’m really pleased we won the team event together,

In men’s class eight, Ardrossan ace Ryan Henry and his partner Alex Bland narrowly failed to progress to the quarter-finals, losing their second group match to Slovakia/Czech Republic 2-1.