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Table tennis starts player selection

Rashneel Kumar
Tuesday, December 17, 2013

THE Fiji Table Tennis Association will be analysing the performance of the players that took part in the Suva Open over the weekend while selecting the national side for the upcoming international event.

The association is planning to have a team of four players each in the men's and women's team for the ITTF Oceania Cup and Oceania Championships in Bendigo, Australia from April 16 to 21.

Association official Christopher Lal said the Zhong Da and Sign Wave-sponsored Suva Open produced some exciting talents.

Top junior player and new Suva Open champion, Young Jun Park will be travelling to Korea this Friday to attend a high performance training camp for a month while upcoming star Sally Yee will be travelling to Singapore for a two-week training camp.

Association president Anthony Ho said "we hope to send more junior players to attend such high level training camps so that they can better their skills and gain more experience.'

Meanwhile the association is searching for a sponsor for its Fiji Open in February next year.

As in previous years, the event will feature top international players such as Yoshua Shing (Vanuatu), Wang Qi (number one Fiji player based in New Zealand), Freddy Choy (Kiribati) Taati Barao (Kiribati) and other Pacific Island players.

The association plans to select the national team after the Fiji Open who will be travelling to Tokyo, Japan for the World Table Tennis Championships from April 28 to May 5, 2014.