Salalah to host ITTF World Hopes Week and Challenge
Salalah will host the 2019 ITTF World Hopes Week and Challenge from July 25-31.
The event is a platform where only the best selected continental representatives in the age-groups compete along with selected wild card players.
The International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) Hopes programme targets U11 and U12 players and the forthcoming event in Salalah brings together 16 boys and 16 girls for a programme that will also have educational sessions for accompanying 32 coaches and training camp for the participants.
Oman will have two entries -Ahmed al Riyami and Hoor al Jassasi - while there are 12 nominations each from six continents. Three wild cards each in boys and girls complete the list.
The camp will be organised by Oman Table Tennis Committee (OTTC) in coordination with the ITTF.
Omani coaches will also attend the training. A mini tournament will also be held for the players.
The best players will represent the ITTF team in the world junior championship under the banner of ‘the international camp team’.