HiTT Academy Malta grab 14 titles in 23 events


The Malta Junior National Championships 2017 have just come to an end and we’re super happy with what our young players have managed to achieve. HiTT Academy has without any doubt proven to be the strongest table tennis club in Malta in terms of performance, player base and most importantly in terms of results.

Independence Cup 2016 ALL TEAMS

Daniel Vella Clark - HiTT Academy Malta
photo: Daniel Vella Clark

Some numbers

HiTT Academy players claimed 14 out of 23 titles as well as 8 runner up places. We totally dominated the U21 category, breezed through the U11 singles and doubles events, secured top positions in the U18s and managed to obtain fantastic results also in U13 and U15. This is an amazing result that makes us really proud. And while congratulations go to the winners, all other HiTT Academy players must be commended for their efforts in all categories since they have all done their best.

Kira Axiaq - HiTT Academy
photo: Kira Axiaq

With our players totalling 45% of all participants in the championship events, HiTT Academy remains the largest table tennis club in Malta. This means that our players get the chance to vary their training partners at each and every session on a regular basis apart from the many foreign players that visit the club at regular intervals. This boosts performance since players learn to adapt to various styles and learn how to respond depending on the style of play.

Jake Abela - HiTT Academy
photo: Jake Abela

We are currently operating 9 training sessions per week to make sure to offer all players the opportunity to train as much as they can. In the run-up to the championships, we organised extra sessions for players that served as a turbo boost before the championships. The results are clearly visible!

Easter Camp Eli Baraty 2017What’s next?

The coming months include more important milestones for our club. We’re currently a few days away from the Easter Camp for which HiTT Academy is bringing over Eli Baraty, a top British coach with lots of credentials. With him we shall also be having a number of elite players from the UK as guests.

After the camp we look forward to the continuation of the national league where a minimum of 3 HiTT Academy teams are guaranteed promotion to higher divisions. This will be another moment of celebration for the HiTT family. Other events include the return of coach Uriy Leymanovskiy to Malta in the coming weeks as well as the Senior National Championships in mid-May.

Full list of awarded titles

This is a list of all the titles won by HiTT Academy players during the Junior National championships:

Under 11 Boys – Winner Jake Darmanin
Boys Doubles – Winners Luke Bonello & Jake Darmanin
Under 13 Girls – Runner Up Rachel Mifsud
Open Doubles – Runners Up Sean Debono & Malcolm Debono
Under 15 Boys Plate – Winner Jake Abela
Boys Plate – Runner Up Paul Cordina
Boys Doubles – Runners Up Sean Debono & Malcolm Debono
Boys Doubles Plate – Winners Aidan Caruana & Jake Abela
Boys Doubles Plate – Runners Up Paul Cordina & Mattija Caruana
Mixed Doubles – Runners Up Rachel Mifsud & Sean Debono
Under 18 Boys – Winner Gabriel Grixti
Boys – Runner Up Isaac Grixti
Boys Plate – Winner Malcolm Debono
Boys Plate – Runner Up Justin Demanuele
Boys Doubles – Winners Gabriel Grixti & Isaac Grixti
Boys Doubles Plate – Winners Sean Debono & Malcolm Debono
Under 21 Boys – Winner Gabriel Grixti
Boys Plate – Winner Andrew Catania
Girls – Winner Sascha Genovese
Boys Doubles – Winners Gabriel Grixti & Isaac Grixti
Boys Doubles Plate – Winners Sean Debono & Malcolm Debono
Mixed Doubles – Winners Sascha Genovese & Gabriel Grixti