Desiree Lancaster, Floyd Conway conducting Table Tennis coaching sessions
Young and aspiring table tennis players in Berbice are having an opportunity to improve their skills and learn a few new techniques through the benevolence of two Berbice based coaches former National Female Table Tennis champion and ITTF qualified level one coach Desiree Lancaster and Floyd Conway a junior national player and also an ITTF level one coach.
Giving back is always good and that is one of the aims of the two former national players. Sessions are being held on a daily basis at the Church of the Ascension Table Tennis club located at Main and Pope Street in New Amsterdam, beginning from 15:00 hrs.
Lancaster a former nine times female champion, incidentally is the only female to have won the tournament on five consecutive occasions.
According to Lancaster some of the players already know the basics of the games while others have to be taught from scratch. She stated that the participants have been adapting to the drills nicely and seems willing to learn. She posited that a few champions will certainly come out of the sessions.
The learners are taught the basics of the game which include fitness drills, forehand and backhand skills, the multiball drill and other appropriate table tennis and fun activities.
A tournament has been organized for over the weekend and the top six qualifiers are expected to battle it out for championship honours. Sessions are continuing on a daily basis.
Youths and beginners interested in playing the game are asked to make contact with Lancaster or Conway or any other senior players of the Church of the Ascension Table Tennis club.