03 Apr 2017

Organised to celebrate the forthcoming World Table Tennis Day, the official date being Thursday 6th April, the Lee Kong Chian Toa Payoh National Training Centre was the recent home for the 2017 Singapore Junior and Hopes Invitational Tournament.

Play commenced on Friday 31st March and concluded on Sunday 2nd April.

by Ian Marshall, ITTF Publications Editor

“Developing the next generation of talent in table tennis” was the theme for the three days.

Impressively over 100 young players participated; in addition to Indonesia there were competitors from China, Chinese Taipei, Japan, Indonesia and Malaysia.

“We saw a lot of promising talent at the Singapore Junior and Hopes Invitational Table Tennis Tournament.  We hope that through this tournament, it has given our youths a glimpse into their own potential future and provided them a platform to gain exposure from competing.  We believe that this tournament has provided many opportunities for our Singapore athletes and we are happy that our youths have put up their best performance at the 2nd Singapore Hopes and Junior Invitational Table Tennis Tournament.” Ellen Lee PBM, President Singapore Table Tennis Association

Winners of the Under 18 Girls’ Team event: (left to right) Liu Sijia, Pearlyn Koh Kai Xin, Goi Rui Xuan, Wong Xinru, Zhou Jingyi, Idys Koh Gaoh Cai and and Ellen Lee PBM, President Singapore Table Tennis Association (Photo: courtesy of Amanda Leong

The winners were as follows:

Boys’ Team: Hopes Category (Age 12 & Under):  Team Chinese Taipei (Peng, Jing-You / Chang, Yu-An)

Girls’ Team: Hopes Category (Age 12 & Under):  Team Singapore ‘A'(Wang Yining Marianne / Chan Lu Wen)

Boys’ Team: Junior Category (Age 18 & Under):  Team Singapore ‘A’ (Gerald Yu Zong Jun / Beh Kun Ting.

Girls’ Team: Junior Category (Age 18 & Under): Team Singapore ‘A’ (Goi Rui Xuan / Wong Xinru)

Players, coaches and organisers at the Singapore Junior and Hopes Invitational Tournament (Photo: courtesy of Amanda Leong)

 

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