Junior national team enjoy success Stateside

  • Title joy: David Goonewardene

    Title joy: David Goonewardene


The Bermuda Table Tennis Associationís National Junior team wrapped up an intense week of training at Lily Yip Table Tennis Centre in Dunellen New Jersey with a successful showing a Westchester Table Tennis Clubís prestigious monthly tournament this past weekend.

The team, consisting of Jehziyh Rawlins, Michael Spence-Durrant, David Goonewardene, Leule Simmons, as well as newcomers, Anykio Williams and Jadon Spriggs, participated in a weeklong training camp at Lily Yip Table Tennis Centre from August 19 to 23.

As part of the camp, the youngsters received tutelage from expert coaches such as Judie Hugh, former US Womenís team member and daughter of former Chinese and US National Team member Lily Yip.

The team then travelled to Westchester, New York, where they all competed in various ratings events at the Westchester Table Tennis Club.

Spence-Durrant and Goonewardene had the greatest success, with Goonewardene winning the under 1450 division and Spence-Durrant finishing runner up in the under 1750 division.

Coach Jaymo Durham said he was pleased with the teamís overall improvement in such a short span and their ability to apply their skills in a competitive environment.

You must be registered or signed-in to post comment or to vote.

Published Aug 29, 2019 at 8:00 am (Updated Aug 29, 2019 at 12:08 am)

Junior national team enjoy success Stateside

What you
Need to
Know
1. For a smooth experience with our commenting system we recommend that you use Internet Explorer 10 or higher, Firefox or Chrome Browsers. Additionally please clear both your browser's cache and cookies - How do I clear my cache and cookies?
2. Please respect the use of this community forum and its users.
3. Any poster that insults, threatens or verbally abuses another member, uses defamatory language, or deliberately disrupts discussions will be banned.
4. Users who violate the Terms of Service or any commenting rules will be banned.
5. Please stay on topic. "Trolling" to incite emotional responses and disrupt conversations will be deleted.
6. To understand further what is and isn't allowed and the actions we may take, please read our Terms of Service
7. To report breaches of the Terms of Service use the flag icon

  • Take Our Poll

    • "Which of these is the worst political gaffe of modern times"
    • Craig Cannonier getting on that plane
    • 11%
    • Michael Fahy pressing on with Pathways to Status
    • 10%
    • Bob Richards's 'Money doesn't grow on trees' speech
    • 5%
    • Lt-Col David Burch and ATVs
    • 9%
    • Wayne Caines and the London cereal cafe
    • 44%
    • Zane DeSilva's mystery shopper cruise
    • 21%
    • Total Votes: 5373
    • Poll Archive

    Today's Obituaries

    eMoo Posts