The Guyana Table Tennis Association is set to shortlist national players for several important regional and international engagements in 2022.
Local table tennis players are currently aiming to compete in a number of high-level engagements both regionally and internationally.
This is according to, of the Guyana Table Tennis Association President Godfrey Munroe said,
“The Caribbean championship, which starts in March of this year in Cuba from the 2nd to the 8th in Havana."
"There’s the junior championships, which are 15 and 19 years and under in Dominican Republic, and that’s in April. There’s the South American youth games in Rosario, Argentina.”
“There’s the Islamic games, there’s the commonwealth games in Birmingham – and several other games that we’re scheduled to participate in as country and we’ll gain qualification spots for.”
National team selection will be conducted upon conclusion of the Senior National Table tennis championship.
This national team will them begin high level preparation for these key engagements.
“And also there’s some key activities in terms of regional competitions and international competitions in which we have to make selections for both junior and senior players.”
“So critical is ensuring we establish the base of players that will go into national team selection and practice immediately after the (National) championships”
These engagements will give our top players an opportunity to improve their international rankings, which will benefit them as preparations for the 2024 Olympics commence.
Guyana has only had one table tennis player compete at the Olympics. Namely, Chelsea Edghill who played in the Tokyo 2021 summer games.
Edghill is among the top players slated to compete in the National Senior Championships this weekend.