Tom aiming for national title
CUP a load of that.Debenham High School pupil Tom Hailes is hoping to be named best in Britain at a little-known pursuit called 'cup stacking'. Cup stacking is an individual and team activity in which participants stack pyramids of three, six, or ten cups.
CUP a load of that.
Debenham High School pupil Tom Hailes is hoping to be named best in Britain at a little-known pursuit called 'cup stacking'.
Cup stacking is an individual and team activity in which participants stack pyramids of three, six, or ten cups.
In April, 14-year-old Tom will represent Britain in the World Sport Stacking Championships held in Denver, USA.
In 2006, the school bought 30 sets of cups and other necessary equipment. It was at this point that Tom decided to give cup stacking a go.
By training two hours every night, Tom soon became the best cup stacker in the school and began entering competitions.
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After attending a Team GB selection day in January, he received news that he had been chosen to represent his country.
“I picked it up through school but began practicing in my own time. I started to build up speed and get close to the British records,” said the year nine pupil.
“Cup stacking is really good because it improves ambidexterity and the use of both sides of the brain.”
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