The future stars of table tennis will converge in Cape Town, South Africa for the Sun International 2016 ITTF World Junior Table Tennis Championship and what is fascinating about the championship is the atmosphere where the competition will take place.

According to the Tournament Director, Joe Carrim, everything to make the competition and stay in the Rainbow nation has been put in place by the host – South African Table Tennis Board (SATTB) with the GrandWest Casino and Entertainment World hosting the eight-day championship.

The GrandWest Casino and Entertainment World is the largest entertainment destination of its kind in South Africa. The only casino in Cape Town, it is a wonderland of around-the-clock entertainment, with all the thrills and excitement of a Las Vegas-scale casino.  It is a family-friendly destination that offers the biggest selection of kids’ entertainment and fun activities in Cape Town, from ice-skating to ten-pin bowling all under one roof.

Explaining the readiness for the championship, Joe Carrim said: “The venue is ideal for the Sun International 2016 ITTF World Junior Table Tennis Championship. All venues related equipment is in place and we await delivery of the floor tables and balls. The promotional programme gas taken off with weekly radio interviews by players and local organisers in the city of Cape Town.”

He added: “The GrandWest Casino and entertainment provides a host of entertainment programmes and frequented by young and old. We expect the profile of our sport and our organisation to lift in the eyes of the public and government alike so that we work towards the establishment of a national semi professional circuit sponsored by the private sector.”

Already, the list of participating teams and players have been confirmed with 20 boys and 20 girls team competing in the team event while 96 boys and 96 girls will also slug it out in the individual events.

Indeed the stage is set for the championship as final preparations are in top gear for the commencement on November 30.