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Table Tennis: Junior results from Gibraltar competitions

Gibraltar's Mr table tennis, Eugene Pons has recently been in contact with SportGibraltar.com to inform us about the progress of some of Gibraltar's future senior players.

Table tennis (also colloquially and commonly known as ping pong) is a sport where two or four players hit a ball back and forth to each other with paddles. The game takes place on a table divided by a net. Players must allow a ball played towards them only one bounce on their side of the table and must return it so that it bounces on the opponent’s side. Play is fast and demands quick reactions. A skilled player can impart spin to the ball, which makes its bounce and its reaction on the opponent's bat difficult to predict or return with confidence.

Table tennis is very popular in East Asia and is the most popular sport in the world in terms of player numbers, as well as one of the newest of the major sports. Despite its relativly recent introduction, table tennis has been in existence for a long time and continues to attract the interest of many local athletes.

The following are some of the results from the junior events:

The Singles League Was Played Over The Months October - December.

Under 12 Competition

1st Suheil Harjani
2nd Camille Lavagna

Over 12 Under 16 Competition

1st Stephan Lopez
2nd Meenal Viz

No Other Age Groups Were Played Due To Lack Of Attendance.

The Doubles Competition Will Now Start In February And We Request Those Wishing To Take Part To Attend The Victoria Stadium On Tuesdays As From 1800 Hrs.

Many Thanks
Eugene Pons

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