The ITTF 2018 Hopes season is in full swing, having kicked off early in September 2017 with the Latin America Continental Hopes Week in Paraguay. The 2018 Hopes team for the World Cadet Challenge in Tottori, Japan, will be selected in August, at the ITTF World Hopes Week & Challenge in Alicante, Spain. On their way to Spain, the Hopes will have the opportunity to attend many national, regional and continental training camps and tournaments, led by our experts. Read on for the location and dates of the Hopes activities* (subject to change unless confirmed): January 14-20: South East Asia Hopes Week – Bangkok, Thailand. Conducted by: Eva Jeler [GER] January 20-28: West Asia Hopes Week – Amman, Jordan. Conducted by: Pachinte Osman [EGY] January 22-29: Middle Asia Hopes Week – Tehran, Iran. Conducted by: Andreja Ojstersek [SLO] March 5-12: Asia Hopes Week & Challenge – Bangkok, Thailand. Conducted by: Eva Jeler [GER] March 12-18: North Africa Regional Hopes Week & Challenge – Tunis, Tunisia. Conducted by: Ahmed Dawlatly [EGY] March 16-18: USA Regional Hopes – Rosemead, California. April 2-9: ITTF-Europe Hopes Selection Camp – Luxembourg. Conducted by: Li Xiaodong [CHN] April 6-8: USA Regional Hopes – Westfield, New Jersey. April 9-14: Oceania Hopes Week & Challenge. Conducted by: Patrick Würtz [AUS] April 13-15: USA Regional Hopes – Alameda, California. April 20-22: USA Regional Hopes – Columbus, Ohio. April 23-28: National Hopes Week – Mata’utu, Wallis & Futuna. Conducted by: Alizé Belrose[PYF] April 27-29: USA Regional Hopes – Gaithersburg, Maryland. May 2-9: Africa Hopes Week & Challenge – Beau Bassin, Mauritius. May 9-14: Latin America South Region Hopes Week – Asunción, Paraguay. Conducted by: Lincon Yasuda [BRA] May 31 – June 2: North America Continental Hopes – Markham, Canada. June 21-27: National Hopes Activity – Muscat, Oman. Conducted by: Hisham Ismail [EGY] July 5-10: Latin America Central Region Hopes Week – Queretaro, Mexico. Conducted by: Milton Catalan [GUA]

July 30 – August 5: ITTF World Hopes Week & Challenge – Alicante, Spain.

August 20-25: Latin America Carribean Region Hopes Week – Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. Conducted by: Luisana Perez [VEN] October 18-23: Latin America Continental Hopes Week – Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. Conducted by: Noema Mena [CUB]     *(subject to change unless confirmed)