Following her impressive performance, workrate and commitment at the ITTF training and selection camp in Shanghai earlier in the year, Sophie has been selected for the Hopes Team for a second year. This is a four person team and players from USA, Malaysia and Singapore make up the remainder of the team.
The Hopes team consists of players who are U13 and will compete against the top U15 girls from the continents of Europe, North America, South America, Oceania, Africa, Asia and the host nation Poland. The team will gather for a four day training camp before the tournament.
Sophie will also play in the singles event. Performance Manager, Conn Higgins, stated it was a huge honour for Sophie to be selected as competition for the four places on the Hopes team was very intense. Great credit is due to Sophie, her parents and her club Ormeau TTC. Table Tennis Ireland wishes Sophie all the best for the event.