Junior Champion

Sherlyn Barvie Perez, born in 2003 near Havana, Cuba, began playing table tennis when she was seven and won her first tournament at the age of eight years old. Her table tennis awards include:

  • 1st Place in 8- 9 years old event, Bejucal Provincial Competition of Table Tennis – March 2012
  • 1st Place in Under 9 years old event, Barbados Martires Cup � May 2012
  • 1st Place in Under 9 years old event, Mayabeque Municipality National School Games – August 2012
  • Bejucal Provincial Best Athlete of 2012 � Awarded February 2013
  • Most Outstanding Athlete in Under 11, 13, & 15 years old event, Barbados Martires Cup � February 2013
  • 1st Place in Under 11 years old event – Barbados Martires Cup � February 2013
  • 1st Place in Under 11 years old event, Bejucal Western Zone Table Tennis Cup – May 2013

Sherlyn left Cuba for Tampa with her family to pursue better training conditions and a better opportunity for advancement in the sport of Table Tennis. Sherlyn and her family have expressed their gratitude for the warm welcome and encouragement they have received from the members of the Sunrise Table Tennis Club. Gary Fraiman, coach for the Sunrise Table Tennis Club and their Junior Program, has happily taken her under his wing. She currently has a USATT rating of 1805 and recently placed first in the Master Division of the Clearwater Winter Heat Open Tournament. Coach Gary is convinced her rating will advance with every tournament she enters in the foreseeable future. Sherlyn plans to play in the Lakeland Orange Blossom Series and to travel to the U.S. Open this July in Michigan. Coach Gary is currently searching for a sponsor to help with expenses toward the goal of training and preparing this gifted, enthusiastic athlete to join the U.S. Junior Team. If you are interested in being a Sponsor, please Contact Gary Fraiman at 410-812-7410, or gfrai30841@yahoo.com.