A table tennis star is born

Milo Katz in action

Budding table tennis star Milo Katz has his eyes firmly set on being selected for the South African national team, and that’s an achievement well within reach for a player who stands out for being the only child playing in the senior league in Cape Town. Ranked 2nd among South Africa’s under-11 players, Milo certainly has a bright future in the sport. 

And, while  table tennis is a sport he’s made huge strides in, this is a youngster with numerous other interests. A keen rugby player, Milo also enjoys debating, commenting that he knows that his father, local Senior Counsel advocate Anton Katz, “does lots of debating for his job”. In fact, it seems as if Milo’s interests run in the family: Anton was an enthusiastic table tennis player in his youth, too, and introduced Milo to the sport. “After my brother and I first learned about the game from my dad, my mom bought us a table tennis table, and I started knocking about,” he says.

Milo, who is in Grade 5 at Herzlia Weizmann Primary School, says that he enjoys playing the game because “I love meeting different people from different cultures. It’s very diverse.”

For Milo, there have been some important highlights in his table tennis career. “Achieving 3rd place in the 2023 Junior South African Table Tennis Championships and getting to the finals in the doubles with my partner were big moments for me,” he explains. 

There will no doubt be many more successes at the table tennis table for Milo in the future.

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