Table Tennis: Over 250 Young Players billed for the Junior Championship
The Treasurer of the Ghana Table Tennis Association, GTTA, Mr. William Asare revealed that more than 250 players are expected to participate in the upcoming junior championship.
The championship that has attracted international recognition from ITTF-Africa is to find potential talent for the national team.
It is scheduled for Saturday October 2, 2021 at Hathramani Hall, Accra Sports Stadium.
The event will witness close competition between players from the U-11, U-15, U-18 and U-21 categories of the boys and girls categories.
According to William Asare, the negative blow of COVID-19 has hampered the progress of the association.
However, he revealed that the association has organized major competitions and training events to improve the level of play of junior players.
âAlthough we have been hit hard by the virus, the president and leaders have defined programs for young people and it will start very soon. We are also engaging the various regional associations to see how we can best improve the game, âhe said.
âThe federation is also keen to promote women’s sport and was very happy that this event attracted more young female talent. Among the events that would be deployed after this junior championship, there is the “GTTA SHEROES” project which focuses on young women in sport, âhe added.
He expressed his gratitude to some people and entities who have helped shape the sport.
âWe are grateful to Stanbic Bank, the director of the National Sports Authority, African World Airline for the support they have given to table tennis over the years,â he said.
The deserving winners of the event will return home with medals, trophies, cash prizes, keepsakes, certificates, among others.