YOUNG players competing in their first-ever tournament impressed senior players in the 2012 Zong Da Suva Table Tennis Open yesterday.
Suva Table Tennis Association president Pushpa Wati said quite a number of young players took part for the first time but played well at Garden City in Raiwaqa.
She said it was a sign that their development process was on track.
"One new player — Josh Patel beat Young Jun Park who is a nation rep and that was the upset of the day today (yesterday)," Wati said.
"Others who stood out were Grace Yee, Adarsh Chand, Mosese Seruvatu, Vasenai Cudia and her brother Eparama," she said.
"Despite losses, they were really impressive and this shows that our development process is working and the tournament was a good exposure for them."
Today's competition will see the semi-finals and finals of all the grades being played.
"We are playing in four grades - under 15, under 18, B-grade and Open singles.
"And for all of them, especially, the open, we cant predict who will win as competition is very tough," Wati said.