Canada’s Youngest Table Tennis Players Gather in Boucherville
For the first time in its history, the Boucherville Table Tennis Club will host a major national competition on April 22, 23 and 24. The event will select the best table tennis players at 11, 12 and 13 years old. Six provinces have confirmed their participation.
Canadian Table Tennis wants to target young hopefuls from across Canada in a medium to long term project called Target Group 28/32. The goal is to recruit athletes for the 2028 and 2032 Olympic Games. This program is for girls and boys 13 and under (2009 and under). It has two divisions, the 2028 team and the 2032 team.
In 2022-2023, Canadian table tennis will start with age groups 11, 12 and 13, the following year the organization will add 14, and the following year 15. Then the program is evaluated.
Thus, the 64 best table tennis players in Canada will meet at De Mortagne high school on April 22, 23 and 24. The organizing committee of the Boucherville Table Tennis Club is planning a great show during these three days of competition.
The meeting was organized in collaboration with the Canadian Table Tennis Association, the Quebec Table Tennis Federation and the City of Boucherville. In addition, many volunteers participate, including students from the international program at De Mortagne secondary school.
The Boucherville club will be represented by Léonie Gougeon, Félix Gougeon, Louis Bouchard, Nathan Benoit, Léo Tremblay, Alexandre Guay and Jeremy Lazaroff.
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