29 Mar 2017

Malaysian table tennis players are hard at work preparing for the 2017 South East Asian Games set to be hosted in Kuala Lumpur between Saturday 19th and Thursday 31st August, and in a bid to help boost the country's chances of success at the event the Malaysian squad has been undergoing intensive training sessions in China.

by Simon Daish

Honorary Secretary of the Table Tennis Association of Malaysia, Chan Foong Keong, has given a brief update on how Malaysia’s players have been progressing ahead of the upcoming 2017 SEA Games, and according to a report by Malaysian Digest there appears to be more major preparation plans for the country’s representatives in the not too distant future.

“The paddlers just returned home after more than a month of intensive training in Beijing and Chenjin in China. They showed improvement. They will resume training till the end of July or early August”, Chan Foong Keong.

The previous edition of the SEA Games which took place in 2015 saw Malaysia impress in the table tennis competitions with the country’s competitors picking up four medals in the sport, including a silver medal finish achieved by Ng Sock Khim in the Women’s Singles category.

Continuing to play an important role at the SEA Games, the Table Tennis Association of Malaysia will be in full co-operation with other major organisations from the country in an attempt to make table tennis one of the standout sports on display at the event.

“We always work together with the Malaysian Olympic Council and Malaysian SEA Games Organising Committee to ensure the table tennis events in the SEA Games are well organised”, Chan Foong Keong.

The 29th edition of the SEA Games will feature table tennis action in seven competitions: Men’s Team, Women’s Team, Men’s Singles, Women’s Singles, Men’s Doubles, Women’s Doubles and Mixed Doubles.

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