Scotland’s young stars will be a team on a mission as they aim to regain their title at the Junior Quadrangular 2018 in Cardiff.
Twelve months ago in Dublin, Scotland lost 7-2 against England to surrender the title they had won in 2016.
That came after a promising start to proceedings as they whitewashed Wales 9-0 and beat hosts Ireland 6-3.
This time around, Scotland will be hoping there will be no title heartbreak although there will be a familiar feel to matters at the Sport Wales National Centre with England lying in wait again in their third and final match.
Before then comes matches against first Ireland and then Wales with Friday’s team event followed by the individual events over the weekend.
Scotland have named an 11-strong team for the annual tournament between the home nations.
Logan Ireland, Grant Lewis, Hamish McCallister, Anthony McGuire and Finlay Sheriff represent the male contingent while Katrina Chan, Sophie Ford, Mary Kong, Zoe McInnes, Brooke Stalker and Keryn Swan make up the six girls on the team.
Last year Scotland also picked up three titles in the individual events, with McGuire’s brother Michael winning the boys singles, while there was also success in the boys’ doubles and mixed doubles.