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Table tennis tourney attracts island youth

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by Dave Delgado

Guam - The Guam Table Tennis Youth Development Program held a tournament at the Okkodo Gym to get players out and involved with the sport. With the recent donation of tables through out schools around the island the sport has grown and become more popular with the youth. 

Tournament coordinator James Lujan told KUAM Sports, "There's about six schools here representing around the island and were shooting for the top teams. This is a developmental sport for table tennis hoping that we can find a group of good players to represent us during the World Youth Games that will be held here in April during the Easter Break for the Under-18 and Under-15 league. Right now, I have two middle schools and about four high schools."

The tournament is one of many lined up through out the year in order to get our youth players some experience. The main objective is to field a team of players to represent Guam in the 2011 Guam Global Junior Circuit Event, which will be held at the UOG Field House.

"The tournament for the World Junior Games will be at the Field House and were looking for participants to come out and join our tournaments that will be hosted in the next couple of months around the island at the schools," Lujan continued. "We are also looking for entertainers to show case their talents who would be interested in being part of the World Junior Games for entertainment."

If you're interested, contact Narci or James Ji at 688-0571 or 477-9220.

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