The St. Lucia National Table Tennis Association (SLNTTA) held their National Table Tennis Championships from August 22 to 28, 2022, at the Castries Table Tennis Centre. where seven titles were up for grabs, namely Men’s Teams, Women’s Teams, Men’s Doubles, Women’s Doubles, Mixed Doubles, Men’s Singles, and Women’s Singles.
The women teams saw Team Tigers led by Shatal Charles and Ernaya Clerice winning gold, Team Jaguars led by Teri Ann Esperance and Harmony Herman finished second, whilst Team Eagles led by Zarianne Anthony and Daniella Symphorian finished third.
The Men’s Team event saw Rising Stars led by De Andre Calderon and Stephen Steele finishing in first place, Team Eagles led by Chris Wells and Joshua Lubin placing second, whilst Team Challengers led by Adrian Albert Jr and Manie Eleuthere finished third.
The podium finishers for the Men’s Doubles were De Andre Calderon/Dawitt Nurse winning gold, Chris Wells/Adrian Albert winning silver and Jelanie Dusauzay/Joshua Lubin as well as Teddy Matthews/Nathan Alexander winning bronze.
The podium finishers for the Ladies Doubles were:
• 1st place — Shatal Charles/ Ernaya Clerice
• 2nd place — Zarianne Anthony/Daniella Symphorian
• 3rd place — Teri-Ann Esperance/ Harmony Herman
Mixed Doubles saw Dawitt Nurse/Teri Ann Esperance winning gold, Manie Eleuthere/Shatal Charles winning silver, whilst Stephen Steele/Ernaya Clerice as well as Zarianne Anthony/Vernan Salvator got the bronze.
Ladies Singles saw defending National Champion Zarianne Anthony winning 3 sets to 1 in the finals against Shatal Charles to retain her title. Twelve-year-old Shatal Charles finished second whilst Teri Ann Esperance and Ernaya Clerice finished third.
The Men’s Singles saw defending champion De Andre Calderon dominating all his opponents in straight sets to retain his title. Overseas-based Celestine Samuel finished second whilst Chris Wells and Dawitt Nurse finished third.