Congratulations to Eli Ho on winning the Table Tennis NZ 2021 Most Improved Boy of the Year and Junior of the Year (Special recognition)
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Remember the name Eli Ho.
The Waikato nine-year-old (pictured) is a table tennis player on the rise, which has been further emphasised after he was named Table Tennis New Zealand’s most improved junior boy for 2021.
Eli’s win was one of six gongs handed out as part of TTNZ’s annual awards, which were again impacted because of Covid-19 enforced event cancellations, including the national championships for the second straight year.
Six awards could not be handed out because of the pandemic, but few could argue about Ho’s most improved junior boy title.
Eli had a quite remarkable year, improving his tournament player rating points numbers by 361, while winning 84 of his 107 matches. Of particular note, was his fine showing at the North Island individual championships in Wellington where he won the under 13 boys’ singles, the open D grade singles and was runner-up in C grade, beating well performed senior players along the way.