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PACE CLAIMS TABLE TENNIS OVER 40S NATIONAL TITLE

Sharp Shot Table Tennis School head Coach, David Pace, claimed the National title in the over 40s category at this year’s edition championships.

Together with Jessica Pace he was also finalist in the mixed doubles event. David told us “last year I had to forfeit due to an injury but I was happy to be back on the competitive scene this year ”

David is frequently a guest at the WSA in Austria, he tells us “the WSA is an official ITTF Hot Spot training facility in Vienna where all the top European and Asian players meet to practice and exchange ideas with the coaches, being there to observe and interact with the highest profile Table Tennis coaches and players allows me to keep abreast of the latest developments in the sport, I use the knowledge with the Maltese youngsters”.

We learned that Sharp Shot students are being marked by Sicilian clubs, David comments, “ correct, due to the quality of results being obtained by our players this year, TT Virtus Enna proposed to sign on three of our students, we took them for a trial which was successful, however due to funding and logistics such a project is not so straight forward and still underway ”

In August Sharp Shot Academy will be taking a group of ten students to practice in Hungary, the Hungarians have some of the best youngsters in Europe, David is constantly seeking to offer the highest quality of practice to both Junior and Cadet students.

Asked about the season in general David told us “ the season is packed, Sharp Shot fields nine squads in the National league, training / coaching is ongoing, tournaments are frequent, International commitments are scheduled. By means of our players we are protagonists in all areas of this vast activity”.

This month David and Mario Genovese will be coaching the Malta Junior & Cadet National team in Slovakia at the European Youth Championships, David tells us “this is a very high standard tournament, 46 participating countries, in the teams events our boys will be facing Spain, Switzerland, Scotland, Israel and Bosnia Herzegovina but nevertheless it will be a positive step forward in the individual development of our athletes”.
 
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