The first edition of the Independence Cup was held on 21st September 2016 at the University Sports Hall in Tal-Qroqq. Two table tennis academies accepted the Malta Table Tennis Association’s invitation and presented a team each in the Under 11, Under 13, Under 15, Under 18, Under 21 and Seniors categories.
MITTC won three categories (Seniors, Under 21 and Under 15) while HiTT Academy won the other three categories (Under 18, Under 13 and Under 11). HiTT Academy emerged overall winners having won more games.
The Hon. David Agius (MP) and Dr. Alex Perici Calascione presented the trophies to the winners of the various categories and the Independence Shield to HiTT Academy.
The event was a huge success and played with utmost sporting spirit, encouraging the MTTA to insert it in its annual calendar of events.
From left to right: Dr Umberto Borg Cardona (MTTA Secretary General), Dr. Alex Perici Calascione, Hon. David Agius MP, Mr Mark Grech (MTTA President) and Mr Noel Schembri (MTTA Treasurer).