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
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)