Since making his debut for Tunisia at the 2015 Junior Circuit in Mauritius, 17-year-old Aboubaker Bourass has established himself as an integral member of the Tunisian junior national team.

A member of the African Team to the 2016 World Cadet Challenge in China, Aboubaker Bourass is indeed ready for the challenge ahead of him as the best junior player in Tunisia at the 2018 Tunisia Junior and Cadet Championship holding at the Rades Omni Sports Hall in Rades.

“I know it is a big challenge ahead of me as the number one junior player in Tunisia because we have top class players from top playing table tennis nations competing in this tournament. I don’t think I have any pressure on me because my mission is to win medal for my country and I am really prepared to do my country proud,” Aboubaker Bourass.

The youngster from Tataouine, a city located in southern Tunisia and 507kilometres to Tunis, is beaming with a lot of optimism ahead of the singles event serving off on Wednesday March 21.

“I am so excited that we are staging this competition again and this has indeed afforded us the opportunity to play against the best and this year, we have more players taking part and we will surely gain from playing some of these top players. For the first time, we have Chinese team competing in the tournament. I am so excited and I am looking forward to showing what I can do against these top players,” the former Tunisian cadet champion added.