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Danica Schlome gets call-up to National training camp

25 September 2015
Maccabian Danica Schlome (16) has made a breakthrough in her promising table tennis career by receiving a call-up from the South African Table Tennis Board to attend training with the National Junior Squad.

The training camp is being held from 3-10 October 2015 in preparation for the 2016 African and World Youth Championships. Although the squad is not necessarily the final team that will compete at the Championships, Danica is hopeful that she will be selected. “Ever since I started playing table tennis, I have had two main aspirations: firstly, achieving honours at school which I have recently accomplished, and secondly, playing for South Africa. Participating in the training camp takes me one step closer to my dream,” Schlome commented.

Danica, who attends King David Linksfield, competed at the 2013 Maccabi Games in Israel winning a bronze in both the Junior Team and Doubles events, reaching the quarterfinals of the competition. Her game has since improved even further and she is currently ranked 6th in South Africa and number one in Gauteng. This year Danica made it through to the quarterfinals of the Girls Singles category of the Interprovincial Championships beating two national players in the process, which was an important milestone for her. She has also won two silver medals in the Girls Doubles category at this event in the past.

Maccabi South Africa wishes Danica mazel tov on her selection and a very successful training camp.

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