Managers of snooker players have to keep themselves amused somehow during tournaments, and Django Fung, who looks after Neil Robertson and Judd Trump among others from the Grove Academy, turned to his beloved table tennis in Beijing.

Fung is an accomplished player who now turns out for Essex veterans (over-40s) as well as league teams back home, and while Trump was catching up on sleep in the mornings until his exit on Thursday night, his manager was early to rise and escaping down to Beijing’s 3300 International Club.

There he received some expert tuition and training from Wang Gang, a former China international player and coach for some seven years in Italy.