Lewis lands Joola table tennis paraphernalia deal
-successful Malteenoes team returns from T&T
Coach of the Malteenoes Table Tennis Club, Idi Lewis has more than one reason to
celebrate; he was successful in brokering a deal that will see his Club benefitting from table tennis Sportswear Company, Joola paraphernalia and the success of his team in Trinidad.
The team returned to Guyana on Wednesday after successfully competing in the Silver Bowl Junior Table Tennis Championships at the Central Regional Indoor Sports Arena (CRISA) where Chelsea Edghill, Kyle Edghill, Jeremy Singh and Jamaali Homer were among the outstanding players for the club.
“We went to expose these players ahead of the Caribbean Championships in Cuba; we want to expose them to different styles of players so that they will be properly prepared at the level of the Caribbean Championships,” Lewis told Kaieteur Sport yesterday.
Lewis explained that their rivals from other countries have made touring at least once a month a priority since it is a necessary component of players’ preparation. The former world-rated senior national player said that Malteenoes may not have the financial capacity to tour once a month for the scheduled competition in April, but the club has it as its mandate.
“We will try to make similar tours ahead of the Caribbean Juniors because I know that there will be a lot of players there with a lot of international tennis under their belts,” Lewis noted, adding that he is satisfied with the performances coming out of last weekend.
“The performance is exactly what I expected. We have a lot of talented junior players here at the Malteenoes Sports Club and I know with the right preparation these players will be champions,” he continued with this newspaper.
Meanwhile, Lewis added that with support from Richard Lee, who runs Joola USA, he was able to ascertain a deal that will see his club and other interested players benefit from sports gear and equipment under the international brand.
He thanked Lance Hinds, Deidre Edghill, Lisa Lewis, Christopher Franklin, Edhino Lewis, Joel Alleyne, Trenace Lowe and all the parents for their support of the club and making the recent trip to Trinidad possible. (Edison Jefford)