by Ian Marshall, ITTF Publications Editor
Overall a total of 16 boys and 16 girls will receive invitations.
Asia receives three places for boys and three for girls as does Europe. Meanwhile, for each of Africa and Latin America it is two boys and two girls; whilst for North America and Oceania it is one boy and one girl. A place for one boy and one girl is reserved for the host association; thus places for three further boys and three further girls are available.
A national association may apply for a maximum of one boy and one girl to attend; the closing date is Thursday 15th June.
The selection criteria is based on the Hopes activities organised by national association since 2012 and includes participation on regional and continental events.
Notably some forms of Hopes activities have been introduced recently and started to be implemented by continental and national associations at different times; such activities are acceptable when presenting an application.
ITTF Hopes: Wild Card Application Form
Visit: https://www.ittf.com/det/athletes/ for full details.