Rebatenne�s rapid rise to the top

Tshepiso Rebatenne
Tshepiso Rebatenne

Some know her as a shy, soft-spoken mother to an eight-year old daughter, but in the eyes of her table tennis opponents, she is a robust player who has dominated the women’s section in the last two years. Tshepiso Rebatenne talks to Mmegi Sport Correspondent, KABELO BORANABI about her explosive rise to the top

Rebatenne has been the dominant force in the women’s table tennis in the last two years, rising rapidly to claim top spot. Like wine, the 28-year-old is mellowing with time.

She began her table tennis career when she was doing Form One at Letlole Mosielele Junior Secondary School in 2000. She describes the then qualifying process for the Botswana Integrated School Association (BISA) nationals as a tough assignment. “I qualified for the nationals when I was doing Form One.

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