Olympian to be Among Competitors at NC Table Tennis Event
5 May, 2021
Juan Liu, who will represent the United States at the 2021 Tokyo Olympics, will compete at the Butterfly Sandhills Open May 7-9 in Fayetteville, North Carolina.
In addition to Liu, more than 116 players from around the country and world are scheduled to compete. “One competitor, Ayoola Popoola, is traveling from Nigeria to compete,” says Amy Karpinski, President of the Cape Fear Table Tennis Club in Fayetteville. “We welcome spectators to watch our tournament and learn about the sport.” Spectators are free.
The tournament is sanctioned by the United States Association of Table Tennis (USATT). Every player is ranked by the USATT and their rankings are adjusted based on their results. Click here for a list of all players and their rankings.
The tournament will be held at Freedom Courts Sportsplex in Fayetteville. “We are grateful to the Fayetteville community and our sponsors for their support of our club and the opportunity to bring professional level table tennis competitions to Cumberland County,” says Karpinski.
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