The late Jacques Bobet Sr. Of Quebec was a pioneer in Junior Development. He was a passionate advocate of developing table tennis in Quebec and Canada through introducing kids to proper coaching and competition. As a professional Executive Film Producer at the National Film Board, he produced the film Ping Pong of the Canadian Junior Team in China in 1973. Chandra Madhosingh was the coach and Mariann Domonkos was amongst the 10 junior on the tour.

In his honour and due to his love for junior development, TTCAN created a Trophy at the annual Canadian Junior Championships to the Province or Territory that has the best performance overall in all events. The point system for results at the Junior Championships reflects the relative depth and development of the Provinces and Territories.