[Resident Feature: Learn Table Tennis with Jess!]
By: Riddhi SUKHIA (Jockey Club Academy Hall)
Images: CHAN Wai Man, Jess (Lee Shau Kee Hall)
Meet CHAN Wai Man “Jess”, a Year 1 Lee Shau Kee Hall (Hall 6) local resident from CLASS. Pretty and petite, it’s hard to guess, but she is a hard-core sportswoman who plays table tennis for the U-team of CityU!
Since the age of 5, Jess has been playing the sport she was introduced to by her mother, who is a coach herself. Winning championships kept her going, and she was playing for the Hong Kong team throughout primary school, travelling to places like the Mainland China and Japan for tournaments. She felt that table tennis was beginning to get a bit boring in secondary school due to repetition and school load, but she is glad to have continued, since she found her passion to compete again, at university level.
Jess tries to keep fit by running and joining the yoga class in the residence, since she has intense trainings twice every week. “It is also very important to be mentally fit because competing can be psychologically challenging.” she explains. With an aim to compete at the World University Championships in the future, Jess advises all new comers to follow their interests while choosing a sport to play.
Jess is happy to share her knowledge and skills of table tennis with us fellow residents by teaching us a few tips and tricks every Friday during the Multi-leisure time at MFH C (11:00PM-2:00AM). You can head down there with your friends to prepare for a hall competition or just have a fun time! Jess also loves to interact with international students in English as it makes her feel happy and satisfied. So next time you’re bored at night, catch up on your table tennis skills at the residence and learn from the best!
文: Riddhi SUKHIA (賽馬會群智堂)
譯: 陳妍宇 (李兆基堂)
圖: 陳瑋文 (李兆基堂)
陳瑋文(Jess)是一位來自李兆基堂的本地生，現就讀於人文社科學院一年級。 她看上去嬌小可愛，不過你可能不會想到，她可是 CityU女子乒乓球隊的主力隊員呢！