Jeremy Hazin, 13, comprehensively beat fellow Ontarian Dunham Li.

Jeremy Hazin, 13, comprehensively beat fellow Ontarian Dunham Li.

Canada's top 30 table tennis players have arrived in Mississauga to compete for spots on the national team this weekend.

My Table Tennis Club is hosting the National Team Challenge, an event that's part of the qualification process for national team consideration. The tournament kicked off with round-robin matches yesterday.

The event will also feature potential Pan-American Games athletes from Ontario, Quebec, P.E.I., Alberta, British Columbia, Saskatchewan and Manitoba.

"It's rare to see this calibre of player at anything less than a national event, or one that certainly has been sanctioned by the (International Table Tennis Federation) or Table Tennis Canada," said Dejan Papic, executive director of the Ontario Table Tennis Association. "The matches will be very competitive and I'm sure that the spectators will be watching a number of matches that will have Pan-Am Games implications."

Round-robin matches continue today with four finals scheduled tomorrow, beginning at 2:30 p.m.

My Table Tennis Club is at 2436 Haines Rd. Admission is free.