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Tennis players to take on the world


Tennis players to take on the world

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EIGHT OF BARBADOS’ brightest table tennis prospects will take on the world when the ITTF World Cadet Challenge serves off on Sunday.

The Under-15 Challenge, which has attracted 64 competitors from throughout the world, will see Tyrese Knight leading the charge among the boys and Kenady King performing the same role for the Bajan lasses.  The full Barbados contingent is: Knight, Marcus Smith, Ramón Jackman, Jalani Miller, King, Janae Lewis, Jazel Griffith and Erica Banfield.

The Barbados players have been training the past six weeks under the tutelage of a number of international coaches and training seminars have been conducted during the week leading up to the Challenge.

Some of the biggest challenges are expected to come from Minha Hwang of Korea, Yuto Kizukuri and Mima Ito of Japan, the Caribbean’s best in Adriana Diaz of Puerto Rico and Kanak Jha of the United States who will fly to Barbados on Sunday after playing at the World Cup for seniors. (KB)