Hosted by the Club de Tennis de Table de Boucherville, in partnership with Table Tennis Canada and Table Tennis Quebec, the event was the first tournament held as part of the 28/32 Program which is designed to recruit players who are under 13 years of age to prepare them for Olympic Qualification in 2028 and the hope of medals in 2032. The tournament featured matches for U11, U12, and U13 level players.
“Although we are two years behind in starting this program due to the pandemic, we saw some very promising talented players, especially in the under-11 age category this weekend,” stated Adham Sharara, President of Table Tennis Canada. “This program will offer the best players and their coaches an accelerated, intensified, training and competition program so that we can regain the time we lost, and be ready for our objective for the 2032 Olympic Games.”
The U13 category for boys was won by Frederick Zhang of Ontario, while Amy Zhao of Ontario finishing third in the U12 girls category. In the U11 category for girls Sophia Bai and Wendy Xie finished second & third.