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Botswana paddlers to compete in WTT tournament in South Africa

GABORONE, Jan. 9 (Xinhua) — The Botswana Table Tennis Association (BTTA) will send three athletes to the World Table Tennis (WTT) Contender Durban to be held in the South African city from January 10 to 15.

The Botswana team includes India-based Phetso Jack, local top female paddler Tshepiso Rabatenne, and local No. 1 male paddler Tshenolo Mooketsi.

The team’s training camp began on December 28, 2022 and ended on January 8, 2023.

BTTA Public Relations Officer Tshegofatso Malepa said the team’s preparations went well.

As up-and-coming stars of the sport look to rise up the ladder, local players will seek to contend for ITTF world ranking points.

“The World Table Tennis Contender series will provide an important pathway for players to progress through the ranking structure and into the WTT Champions,” Malepa said.

The tournament in Durban will include men’s and women’s singles, men’s and women’s doubles, and mixed doubles. Enditem

Source : China.org