The Linden Table Tennis Committee (LTTC) hosted its second Annual Summer Training Camp which targeted students between the ages 6 to 16 years, at the Mackenzie High School Auditorium.
According to a release from the LTTC, the aim and objectives of the camp were to introduce and orient players to the fundamental aspects of the game with a view of developing the sport and building a nucleus of players in Linden, that would challenge for national representation in the near future as well as teach a life long learned skill to students.
The camp was held from July 25 – August 12, Monday through Friday where basic strokes such as the forehand and backhand drives, push, top spin and serve were taught by ITTF Level One coaches and LTTC general secretary and Chairman Mr. Shavin Greene and Mr. Howard James respectively.
Also, assisting was coach and ITTF basic umpire and referee Mr. Maurice Cummings, who serves as Treasurer of the LTTC.
The release added that the central plan of the LTTC is to now continue to work with the players in a more structural manner to develop talents, while also seeking to engage them in competitions with other novices from Georgetown in addition to developing school-based programmes.
After the training an evaluation competition was organized for the participants.
In the special Females category Shania Barrow took first, the other categories were the 6 to 9 years, 10 to 13 years and 14 to 16 years, where the winners where Yohance October, Jamal McCalmant and Kester Albert respectively.
The LTTC extended thanks you to all the sponsors especially, Director of Sport Mr. Christopher Jones and the NSC, Banks DIH limited and Sports Plus for their support in making the camp a success.
The LTTC is now looking forward to the implementation of the National Athlete Development Programme for Table Tennis which targets 8 schools in Linden in view of the developing the sport.
The camp engaged over 45 participants.
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