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Saturday 18th May

9am         Under 9 Singles & Under 13 Singles

1pm         Under 11 Singles & Under 15 Singles

3pm         Under 19 Singles

Sunday 19th May 

9am         B grade Singles & D Grade Singles & Graded Doubles

1pm         Open Men’s & Open Women’s Singles & C grade Singles, Open Doubles

Entry via TTNZ Tournament Software website

2024 ITTF World Team Table Tennis Championships Finals:

Thanks to everyone that donated via our GiveALittle page. Alfred has safely arrived in the Republic of Korea for the 2024 ITTF World Team Table Tennis Championships Finals in Busan.

The team consists of:

1. Timothy Choi
2. Alfred Dela-Pena (Waitemata)
3. Max Henderson
Coach: Yantao (Daniel) Wei

The journey to get there wasn’t as simple as hopping on a plane. The team was selected in late 2023, and a coach was appointed thereafter. Yantao Wei initiated a training program for the team in early 2024 at the Tornado Table Tennis Club on the North Shore. The costs for the coach were covered by TTNZ, and the players had to source their own funding to attend the event.

The tournament runs from February 16th to 25th. The team departed Wednesday afternoon and arrived late on the same day in Busan. Thursday will be a practice day before their first match against Chile on Friday. They are placed in a tough group comprising five teams, which also includes the hosts Korea Republic, India, and Poland. The NZ team will play one match a day.

The matches will be streamed on Youtube.