Video: A forehand to die for

SHE’S a local star with a forehand to die for.

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And Wodonga teenager Bethany Smith is fast making a name for herself in table tennis circles after taking home a bronze medal from the recent Australian Junior Championships at Kingsway Indoor Stadium in Perth.

Smith, 16, pictured, is a member of the Greenfield Park-based Albury-Wodonga Table Tennis Association.

She represented the president’s team, along with South Australia’s Vy Bui and Isabella Chang, of NSW, which finished third in the under-18 girls section.

“She’s been playing locally for about three years so it’s a great achievement,” her father David said.

“She got the chance to rub shoulders with some very good players, including some who are going to the world championships.”

Bethany Smith won a bronze medal at the recent Australian Junior Championships at Kingsway Indoor Stadium in Perth.

Bethany Smith won a bronze medal at the recent Australian Junior Championships at Kingsway Indoor Stadium in Perth.

Next year’s tournament will be in Croydon from September 28-October 5.