August 26, 2014
  Follow @ Twitter

Table tennis enthusiasts convene for camp

More than 40 children convened at the Fiji Sports Council National Table Tennis Centre in Suva this week for a week-long training on the basics of the sport.

Organised by the Fiji Tennis Association, the players between the ages of eight and 18 train under the guidance of aspiring coaches who will also be using the week-long event for hands on training which is a requirement for a Level 1 ITTF Coaching certification.

The real test for the children comes Thursday when they will be competing against each other in a Rising Star competition which involves beginners and others who do not have international experience.

The camp culminates with competition for everyone on Friday and Saturday.

Fiji Table Tennis official Anthony Ho expressed his delight at the turnout from both new players and aspiring coaches.

"I'm very happy because at time we are promoting the sport and encouraging others to take it up hence increasing our player base."

The training camp started yesterday. And out of the 20 aspiring coaches, 13 are eligible to attain their Level 1 certificates upon completing the hours. Seven are in line to get club and school level  coaching certification.

One of the unused blocks at the Laucala Bay Secondary School has been converted to house the table tennis centre.

FijiLive

Xmas - Tones

PREVIOUS STORY
Karate Fiji receives financial boost
NEXT STORY
ACS on track to defend U19s title

Post a Comment
Bookmark and Share

 


Posted Comments
No comments, but you can post the first comment!

 


 






FOOTBALL
NZ All Stars celebrate Pacific Cup win
The victorious New Zealand Fiji Football Inc (NZFFI) All Stars celebrated their Pacific Cup win in style with players and officials sharing the prize-money they pursed in Sydney late last month.
RUGBY
Mocelutu impressed with fitness of reps
Vodafone Flying Fijians assistant coach Alifereti Mocelutu is impressed with the commitment and fitness level of Fiji Warriors squad members.
FIJI NEWS
Keep senior citizens at home, Akbar urges
Fiji's Minister for Women, Social Welfare and Poverty Alleviation, Rosy Sofia Akbar is appealing with members of the public to keep their elders at home and give them all the support and care they need.
HEALTH/FITNESS
Chavez in Venezuela after cancer surgery
President Hugo Chavez surprised and in many cases delighted Venezuelans by returning home on Monday, albeit to an uncertain future, ending a more than two-month absence in Cuba for cancer treatment.
ENTERTAINMENT
Afghan street kid heads for the Oscars red carpet
An Afghan street kid is off to Hollywood and the red-carpet treatment at the Oscars -- a fairytale ending to a chance encounter that led to a starring role in a movie.
TECHNOLOGY
Apple hit by hackers
Apple on Tuesday said it was hit by hackers who wormed their way into the California company's system but evidently failed to steal any data.
NEWS SPORTS INFOTAINMENT SERVICES MOBILE EXTRA HOT TOPICS