Nineteen member Sri Lanka team for World Youth TT Championship | Daily News

Nineteen member Sri Lanka team for World Youth TT Championship

The Sri Lanka TT team for WTT Youth Contender Championship. Seated left to Right: Hasitha Samaraweera {Personal Coach} Chandana Perera {Personal Coach} W A Buddhasiri { [Personal Coach } Dr. Shrinath Wijethunge {General Secretary – TTASL} Dr. Tharindra Weerakoon {President – TTASL} Priyani Dissanayake {Teacher, Girls High School, Kandy and In charge of School Children} Namal Gunasekara {Former Vice President, TTASL] Standing Left to Right : Rusath Wickramasinghe {Ananda} Yenul Abeywickkrama {Ananda} Nisadi Nimthara {Southlands} Sadew Devroo {Dharmasoka} Thisum Gamage {Ananda} Saluka Matheesha {Ananda} Danuk Lamasooriya {Ananda} Hasira Dinusara {Dharmasoka} Sandith Hendahewa {Royal} Hareen Nimdinu {Dharmasoka} Bimandee Bandara {Hillwood} Pramukshi Fernando {Bishop’s} Mekayla Fernando {Musaeus} Anugi Onara {Devananda} Senul Rathnayake {Dharmaraja} Aahil Nabeel {Royal} Gayathma Shehara {Kanista Balika , Nawalapitiya} Muthuli Sahanya {Southlands}

The team of 19 players will take part at the World Table Tennis (WTT) Youth Contender championship which will be conducted from September 12 to 18 in Bangkok, Thailand. The competition will be in both Boys and Girls’ sections. WTT Youth Contenders are an important segment of the ITTF calendar said Secretary of Table Tennis Association of Sri Lanka,(TTASL) Chandana Shrinath Wijetunga.

International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) focuses on the future of the sport by upgrading its competition and training programs for the youth continuously. Unveiling the stars of tomorrow, the new WTT Youth Series will hand the next generation of table tennis talents the ideal stage to develop and bring them closer to the future of table tennis. The new configuration will be broken down into two stages: WTT Youth Contenders and WTT Youth Star Contenders and aligns the WTT Youth Series with the WTT Series to create a whole sport-playing pathway. said the TTASL Secretary.

Meanwhile with the performance and World Ranking points earned at the WTT Youth Contender events determines who qualifies for the Youth Star Contender series. . Because the Youth contender is held in the Asian continent participants from Asian and South Asian countries is higher than in many other. Apart from last year’s turmoil Sri Lankan teams have been in Thailand for youth series and showed promising results. This year the Youth Contender will take place in Fashion Island a venue that developed and improved with many sporting-related infrastructures. The Players will participate in individual events (Singles) in their respective age categories U-11 to U-19. Players are selected according to the first eight ranks of each age category according to the current ranking list after the Junior Nationals.

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