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Adcock and White team up

World Championship silver medallist Chris Adcock will renew his on-court partnership with fiancee Gabby White from next year.

Nottinghamshire's Adcock needed a new mixed doubles partner after Imogen Bankier, with whom he competed for Great Britain at the London 2012 Olympics, announced her intention to base herself in her native Scotland.

Adcock, 23, and White, 22, have enjoyed previous success together at junior level and also won last year's English national title.

BE have also confirmed that Jenny Wallwork, former partner of now retired Olympic silver medallist Nathan Robertson, will link up with fellow Yorkshire player Andrew Ellis from January.

Five other mixed doubles pairings have also been confirmed as the pre-2016 Olympic programme takes shape.

GB performance director Jens Grill said: "We believe the new line-up gives us a solid platform on which to establish world-class mixed doubles partnerships and continue to build for Rio."