Table Tennis Association uses ‘caravan’ to boost game play

Coaches Calvin Lake, Urban Freeman and their technical team are spearheading a six-month project to provide women and youth with the opportunity to learn the sport of table tennis, play social and competitive table tennis within the community centers around the Federation

The aim is to get as many people as possible across the Federation playing – to bring about a sense of community spirit and involvement in an Olympics sport. Table tennis in one of the sports for life, our membership has players from as young as ages 6 to 70 years old.

As a result, table tennis coaching clinics will be held in the following communities during the month of August 2016:

  • St Peters Community Centre – every Fridays (6.00pm-7.30pm) and Saturday (10.00am -12.30pm). Starting 6th August 2016.
  • Cayon Community Centre – every Saturday (10.00am -12.30pm). Starting 13th August 2016.
  • St Pauls Sporting Facility – every Saturday (2.00pm – 3.30pm). Starting 13th August 2016.
  • Sandy Point Community Centre – every Tuesdays and Thursdays (6.00pm-7.30pm). Starting 9th August 2016.
  • Coach Lake and team will journey to two (2) new communities every month to deliver a 20 hour grassroots table tennis coaching programme targeting the At Risk Youths (ages of 7 to 16 years) and Women. The intention is to target three (3) communities in Nevis during the month of September 2016.

The expected outcomes of this initiative are to increase the level of participation and awareness in table tennis and to assist in the creation of more active table tennis clubs around St Kitts and Nevis.

Persons 18 years and older are also invited to attend the coaching programme to receive training in setting up table tennis clubs, basic coaching and an introduction into sports management.

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