Name Johnny Cheung Yat-fung School Diocesan Boys' School Grade Form Five Sport Table Tennis Achievements Johnny, 19, captained the Hong Kong team that came second at the Asian Schools Table Tennis Championships in Vietnam in October last year. He also came second in boys' singles and won the team title at the Schools Interport Table Tennis Championships in 2009. He is the captain of his school's table tennis team, the boys' Grade A first runner-up and overall first runner-up in this year's Inter-school Table Tennis Competition (Hong Kong Island and Kowloon Division One). He made it to the quarter-finals of the 2010/11 All Hong Kong Schools Jing Ying Table Tennis Tournament, losing to the eventual champion, Kenneth Chiu Chung-hei. Soundbite 'I reached at least the quarter-final of the all-schools championships eight times in a row. I will play in the second stage of the competition this Sunday. This year's draw is not as tough as last year's, and I aim to win the title,' Johnny says. 'I was a full-time player for a year and was probably one of the first students who left school to become a pro. At that time, there were fewer chances to play in overseas competitions. Later, I decided to return to my studies. 'Now the system for junior pros and part-time student players is more mature. They can travel to compete and gain points to improve their rankings. 'I could feel the pressure when I played in inter-school competitions again. Many players were very aggressive and tried to beat me. Once you are a full-time player, the juniors always target you, so I faced some hard matches. But I still managed to overcome those challenges. 'I treasured the chance to be the Hong Kong team captain at last year's Asian Schools Table Tennis Championships and take care of the junior boys as a 'big brother'. I am still with the Hong Kong junior team, but as a teaching assistant. I hope I can pass my experience to the up-and-coming young players.' From his coach 'Johnny is a player with high integrity and good skills,' says Lui Kin-wai, the teacher in charge of the school team. 'The full-time experience made him more mature in terms of sports and leadership. He is always considerate and is a leader who is willing to listen to different opinions and strive for the best for the team.' Ambition 'Next year will be my last inter-school competition. I hope I can lead my team to the overall title,' Johnny says.