The Asian Age - - Sport+ -

Gold Coast: Eng­land’s Tin- Tin Ho was al­ways des­tined to play ta­ble ten­nis.

“Yes, it’s true, my ini­tials are TT for ta­ble ten­nis,” the teenager said ahead of com­pet­ing in the Com­mon­wealth Games, which open next Wed­nes­day in Aus­tralia’s Gold Coast.

“And my brother’s name is Ping.”

The names are no co­in­ci­dence — their fa­ther Charles Ho rep­re­sented Hong Kong at ta­ble ten­nis and is mad about the sport.

The 19- year- old Tin- Tin, whose name also means “sky” in Chi­nese, took sil­ver at the Glas­gow 2014 Com­mon­wealth Games in the mixed dou­bles with Liam Pitch­ford. She was just 15 at the time.

She will play sin­gles, dou­bles and team events in Aus­tralia and said the English play­ers had been gear­ing up for the Com­mon­wealth Games by prac­tis­ing in Ja­pan.

“I’m feel­ing good. We just came from Ja­pan where we had about six days to prac­tice.

“That was quite good for us to play against the Ja­panese be­cause they’re very good.”

Tin- Tin Ho

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