USATT Announces Schedule of 2017 ITTF Hopes Qualifier Events
17 Feb, 2017
Regional Events in Maryland, California, Texas, and New Jersey Build to Continental Qualifier
USA Table Tennis (USATT) announced the schedule of domestic and international qualifier events for the 2017 ITTF World Hopes Program. Five regional events will be used to select the representatives from the United States for the North American Continental Hopes Qualifier, which will take place at the Lily Yip Table Tennis Center in Dunellen, NJ from April 29-April 30, 2017.
The ITTF World Hopes program is series of domestic, continental, and international events designed to promote education, competition, camps, and talent identification. The world-wide program culminates with the 2017 ITTF World Hopes Week and Challenge at the CTTC-Luxembourg from August 11-17, 2017.
The 2017 USA Hopes program is open to US citizens born in 2005 and 2006 (proof of citizenship will be required to participate in the regional qualifying events). Participants must also be USATT members.
Each of the five qualifying events will feature a Hopes camp on Saturday followed by a tournament on Sunday. The top three finishers by gender (3 boys, 3 girls) in each qualifier will be selected to represent the United States in the North American Continental Hopes Qualifier at LYTTC in April. The cost to participate in each of the camps is $50, and entry into the tournament is $35. Please note that players are permitted to enter more than one regional qualification event.
Camp and tournament eligibility and selection information will be available on USATT's website (www.usatt.org) on Tuesday, February 14, 2017. For more information about the ITTF Hopes program, click here.
USA Hopes Events
Maryland Table Tennis Center (Gaithersburg, MD)
Hopes Training Camp: March 4, 2017
Hopes Qualifier Tournament: March 5, 2017
Grace Lin Table Tennis Center (South El Monte, CA)
Hopes Training Camp: March 11, 2017
Hopes Qualifier Tournament: March 12, 2017
Houston International Table Tennis Academy (Katy, TX)
Hopes Training Camp: March 18, 2017
Hopes Qualifier Tournament: March 19, 2017
New Jersey Table Tennis Center(Westfield, NJ)
Hopes Training Camp: March 25, 2017
Hopes Qualifier Tournament: March 26, 2017
ICC Table Tennis Center (Milpitas, CA)
Hopes Training Camp: April 1, 2017
Hopes Qualifier Tournament: April 2, 2017
ITTF-North American Hopes Event
Lily Yip Table Tennis Center (Dunellen, NJ)
Continental Qualifier Tournament: April 29 - April 30, 2017