Top seeds Denmark prevailed over England 3-0 in the final of the European under-17 Championships in Lubin, Poland on Monday.
The top two nations had reached the final on the back of some impressive performances but the Danes proved too good in the team format as England finished with silver.
Callum Hemming and Lizzie Tolman lost 21-14, 21-14 to Alexandra Boje and Paw Eriksen in the mixed doubles..
Johnnie Torjussen was edged out by Jesper Toft 21-15, 21-19 in the men’s singles, while Michell Skodstrup beat Abigail Holden 21-13, 21-23, 21-14 in a tight women’s singles contest to hand Denmark the win.
England coach Martin Andrew said: “We were not the stronger players on the day and didn’t perform at our best level.
“It was a disappointing end to a good team event but it wasn’t to be today.
“Our players need to be tougher in the close situations and learn to compete with players that are challenging them on court. Imposing themselves on their opponents.”
Earlier in the tournament, England had beaten Spain 4-1 and whitewashed Bulgaria 5-0 as they topped their group.
They then ousted Germany 3-1 before securing their place in the final with a comfortable 3-0 victory over Turkey.
The European individual also started on Monday and runs until Friday.