The Wildey Gymnasium was a buzz of activity today as some of Barbados’ best Under-15 table tennis players got the opportunity to rub shoulders with other teen players from around the world.
It was an excellent practice opportunity ahead of the October 27 to November 1 ITTF World Cadet Challenge which will be played at the sports complex.
President of the Barbados Table Tennis Association, Ray Jackman, emphasized that the staging of the tournament in Barbados presented the youngsters with an opportunity for exposure that they might not have had under normal circumstances.
The youngsters have been hard at practice over the past months under the guidance of national player Trevor Farley. The team is being managed by Dale Rudder.
The squad is: Erica Banfield, 13, of Coleridge & Parry; Jalani Miller, 15, Barbados Learning Centre; Janae Lewis, 12, The St. Michael School; Marcus Smith, 13, Queen’s College; Marissa Alleyne, 15, The Alleyne School; Ramon Jackman, 15, Harrison College; Ramon Maxwell, 13, Graydon Sealy; Tyrese Knight, 14, Combermere; Jazel Griffith, 14, Coleridge & Parry.