England are sending a strong squad out to the Czech Republic for the Czech Junior & Cadet Open with the hope of picking up some more accolades at the start of 2013.
Focus, of course, rests on cadet star Tin-Tin Ho who last year at the Czech open made the last 16 – only to be beaten by eventual finalist Alena Lemmer (GER).
She is selected again for both the junior girls’ and cadet girls’ competitions with the hope of reaching the latter stages once more.
Hoping to follow in her footsteps will be the junior boys trio of Sam Walker, Helshan Weerasinghe and George Downing who have all made recent impacts on the international stage. None more so than Walker’s run at the Hungarian Open where he made the last 16.
Marcus Giles and Tom Jarvis will hope to transfer their domestic form into international prominence while the squad will be completed with the remaining girls, Maria Tsaptsinos, Lois Peake, Emily Bolton and Letitia McMullan.
Czech Junior & Cadet Open (13-17th February 2013)
Junior Boys: Sam Walker, Helshan Weerasinghe and George Downing
Junior Girls: Tin-Tin Ho, Maria Tsaptsinos and Lois Peake
Cadet Boys: Marcus Giles and Tom Jarvis
Cadet Girls: Emily Bolton and Letitia McMullan and Tin-Tin Ho (Tin-Tin singles only)
Coaches: Alan Cooke, Jia Yi Liu, Craig Bryant and Stephen Gertsen