by Ian Marshall, ITTF Publications Editor
Under the direction of Noema Mena Paredes, a total of 18 players attended, the numbers distributed equally between the genders, nine boys and nine girls.
In addition to Honduras, players travelled from Panama, El Salvador, Costa Rica and Guatemala.
“The camp was a great experience for players and coaches. Athletes had the opportunity to experience different styles of play and learn practices that allow them to develop important elements such as control and speed. It was a week where the tactical and technical level of athletes in the region was promoted.” Noema Mena Paredes
In addition to the players, eight coaches of whom two were female attended; they were able to experience detailed training routines with specific objectives. Thus there was a legacy; coaches could return home, wiser for the visit to Honduras.
Four players, two boys and two girls, from the five day initiative qualify for the Latin American Hopes Week. Guatemala’s Ricardo Gatica and Jenny Cux alongside Panama’s Felipe Velarde and Lia Rodriguez are the names in question.