Youngest table tennis player: Jamie Myska-Buddell sets world record (Video)
Plymouth, UK-- 18-month-old Jamie Myska-Buddell was filmed sitting on a full-size table while waiting for his dad to hit the ball to him before he smashes it back with an astonishing level of accuracy
- setting the new world record for the Youngest tabe tennis player, according to World Record Academy (www.worldrecordacademy.com).
The Guinness world record for the youngest man to win a tennis career Grand Slam in the open era is Rafael Nadal (Spain), who won the French Open, Australian Open, Wimbledon Championships and U.S. Open by age 24 years 101 days.
Guinness World Records also recognized the world record for the oldest table tennis player, set by Dorothy de Low (Australia, b. 5 October 1910) who was 97 years 232 days when she represented Australia at the XIV World Veterans Table Tennis Championships, at Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Mr Buddell made the film to send to his partner Marketa Myskova's family in the Czech Republic.
The prodigy, who is yet to talk, has now become a global star after his ping pong antics went viral.
Mr Buddell, who runs a car hire company in Plymouth, is a former table tennis star himself while his partner Marketa Myskova (both corr), 34, travels around the UK playing the sport.
He added: "Marketa is from the Czech Republic and she wanted to send a video of Jamie back to her family in Prague.
"So she filmed us playing table tennis and then uploaded it to YouTube so they could watch their grandson from home.
"It only had 350 views but then it went crazy last week - it is mind-boggling what has happened.
"We have been on ABC and now Ellen DeGeneres is trying to get us on.