Who’s who in the Guyana junior table tennis team?

By Royston Alkins

With the upcoming Caribbean Pre-Cadet, Cadet and Junior table tennis championships around the corner, (April 13th – 19th) at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall, Stabroek Sports took the opportunity to

Nevaeh Clarkston

interact with some of the youngsters who will be aiming to serve themselves and Guyana to championship honors. We caught up with a few of the loopers at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall, yesterday. Here are their profiles.

Name: Jamal Nicholas

Age: 14

School: Central High School

Jamal Nicholas

Local titles won: Junior Cadet under 15 title in 2015 and a doubles Open title in 2017

Experience for Guyana: 2015 and 2016 Joola tournaments in Washington D.C

Type of player: right-handed

Strengths: forehand and serve

Kaysan Ninvalle

Categories to compete in during the championships: under 15 teams, doubles and singles

Goals for the tournament: “I want to come out in the top four.”

Name: Kaysan Ninvalle

Age: 11

School:Chase Academy

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Priscilla Greaves

Local titles won: Nine local titles at the junior level

Regional titles: Won the 11 years and Under category at last year’s Caribbean Pre-Cadet and Cadet championships

Experience: Represented Guyana in 2009 and 2013 Jamaica and Washington D.C in 2016

Jamaali Homer

Type of player: right-handed

Strengths: forehand and backhand

Categories to compete in during the championships: Under 15 boys

Goals for the tournament: “I want to carry the team as far as possible and work to win the championship.”

Name: Nevaeh Clarkston

Age: 13

School: The Business School

Local titles won: 10 local titles won

Experience: Represented Guyana in the Dominica Republic, Trinidad and Tobago, Jamaica and Washington D.C

Type of player: right-hand

Strengths: forehand loop and backhand

Categories to compete in: Under 15 girls singles, doubles and mixed doubles

Goals for the tournament: “I’m focused on doing well and helping my team win the championship.”

Name: Jamaali Homer

Age: 17

School: The Bishops’ High

Local titles won: National Under-13 champion in 2012

Experience: Played in Dominican Republic and Trinidad and Tobago in 2011, Barbados and Jamaica in 2012 and Jamaica in 2013

Type of player: right-handed

Strengths: forehand and backhand

Categories to compete in: Under 18 girls, singles, doubles and mixed doubles.

Goals for the tournament: “I aiming to pass the fourth round and play my best from there.”

Name: Priscilla Greaves

Age: 17

School: School of the Nations

Local titles won: Under 9, 11, 13 15 and 18 national titles

Experience: Barbados in 2009, Jamaica in 2012, Washington D.C in 2015 and 2016

Type of player: right-handed

Strengths: serves and forehand

Categories to compete in: Girls Under 18 singles, doubles and mixed doubles

Goals for the tournament: “With this being my last year as a junior, I hope to perform to the best of my ability to make myself and country proud.”

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