This 18-month-old is getting a reputation for making a ‘racket’ – as the world’s youngest table tennis sensation.
Talented Jamie Myskova-Buddell sits on a full-size table and waits for his dad to hit the ball to him before he smashes it back with a scary level of accuracy.
The pint-sized prodigy, who is yet to talk, has now become a global star after his ping pong antics went viral.
More than 630,000 have viewed a 90-second clip of him in just four days, with Jamie’s dad, Kevin Buddell, describing the experience as “mind-boggling”.
The family, from Plymouth, are now being bombared with international media requests with TV legend Ellen DeGeneres desperate for them to appear on her chat show.
Kevin, 45, said: “Jamie seemed to pick it up naturally after he started playing with a table tennis ball and it wasn’t long before he was hitting it with a bat.
“Now he carries a bat everywhere he goes, there’s a swing ball between the living room and dining room at home and he hits it every time he passes through.
“We put him on the table and he loved hitting the ball back – he has got great hand-eye co-ordination.”
Mr Buddell, who runs a car hire company in Plymouth, is a former table tennis star himself while his partner Marketa Myskova, 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.
“We did it as a bit of fun for Jamie and now everyone is raving about it – the Americans absolutely love it.”