Darius Knight is a professional Table Tennis star, Entrepreneur and Sports mentor. He played for England on the ITTF World Pro Tour circuit and competed throughout the French, Spanish, Belgian, German and Swedish leagues.
Darius played in all aged categories since reaching international standard when he was 12. At the age of 14, he had his debut playing for the England Men’s Senior team at the 6 Nations. Since then, Darius has been in the top five in the English Senior Rankings, peaking at number two in the UK when he was 18. He is currently sitting at number 5.
At 15 he was the European Youth Champion in the under 15 age group, and in under 18s he won numerous titles such as Team and Doubles, medalling in silver in both categories.
At just 16, Darius became Youth Olympic Champion in Sydney, 2006, with his team mate Paul Drinkhall in the doubles, and won a silver in the team. He then became National Under 21 Champion and won it three years in a row and, at 18, he won the Under 18 Junior Title.
In his senior career he has won Mixed Doubles and Men’s Doubles and now seeks the Men’s Singles title to complete the set. He has won the British Men’s title twice.
Darius was selected to be a part of the Olympic Team GB for London 2012, as well as being selected as a torch bearer. He was also a silver medallist in the Commonwealth Games 2010 in New Delhi.
Hailed as the Table Tennis’ “Lewis Hamilton” and known for his background as the ‘underdog’ who overcame a tough upbringing to become a Table Tennis star, Darius has amassed a huge following of fans and supporters who share in his vision to pursue their dreams and to never give up.
He has had a strong impact on urban youth culture, known for giving insightful and detailed interviews.
Darius continues to work with programmes such as The Premier League for Sport, SKY Living for Sport, the Ping Pong Care Campaign and Ambition Charity to encourage people to play and raise awareness of the sport for all ages and backgrounds.
DK SPORTS continues to work with
Michael Buble, The Wanted, Mini Park Lane, Fred Perry, Sports on Screen, Creative Social, Metro Bank, We Hustle, Tsingtao, Investec, Lloyds TSB… and many more.