Denise Payet says it is “mind-blowing” to be called up to England’s Commonwealth Games squad at the age of 16.

Th Enfield rising table tennis star has been named alongside Tin-Tin Ho, Kelly Sibley and Maria Tsaptsinos in the line-up for the games, which begin in Gold Coast, Australia, in April.

“It’s amazing, I’m really excited for the experience and really happy that I get to be in the team and hopefully learn a lot from the experience,” she said.

“It’s a huge event and will be something totally new which I’m looking forward to. I’ve seen it on TV before but to actually be there is mind-blowing.

“I’m really excited that it’s outside Europe and also that the training camp is in Japan. I’m over the moon that it’s there because I’ve always wanted to go to Japan to practise and I idolise their players.”

Payet, who is the youngest in the squad, believes England will have a chance of a medal in the team competition.

She said: “Hopefully we can get a medal and I can be part of that. I think we’ve had a chance as a team, all the girls work hard and I’m really happy I can be with them – I idolised them when I was younger.

“They all look after me and make me welcome like a family, I don’t feel left out at all. Having them be so welcoming is great, and comforting.”

England men’s squad comprises Paul Drinkhall, Sam Walker, Liam Pitchford and David McBeath.

Payet has already been named in the England squad for the Team World Cup, to be held at the Copper Box Arena in London from February 22 to 25.