Table Tennis players in Linden to meet today
- concerned over resuscitation of sport
Table tennis players and concerned individuals will be meeting this afternoon at 5:30pm at the LinMine Constabulary Recreational Hall in Mackenzie, Linden, to discuss a plan to resuscitate the state of administration of the sport in the Mining Town.
This comes at a time when table tennis players seem unimpressed with what obtains at present with the present operations of the Linden Table Tennis Committee, which was formed over a year ago, but has not been visible and active recently.
In fact, there has not been much participation from Linden Players, as one expected, in Guyana Table Tennis Association (GTTA) tournament when there is a body that governs the sport in Linden.
This being evident, a number of players have taken the opportunity to call for this meeting, and hence, persons interested in ensuring there is a body that functions in the interest of the sport going forward, are invited to attend also.
This being said, one hopes that this meeting will come off, so that there is a return to the table tennis scene with the relevant coaching and promotion of the sport for which Linden had become known for over the years.
Linden has its fair share of qualified coaches who have been accredited by the International Table Tennis Federation and they include Marlon Washington, Raynor Anderson and Howard James to name a few.
However, this has not materialised into the sustained programme of training of new players over the years and one expects that with the meeting to address the state of administration in the sport, an effort will be made to bring back coaching at the schools level for starters.