Home Sports LTTSC Summer Table Tennis Camp off to great start
The Linden Table Tennis Steering Committee’s (LTTSC’s) fifth annual Summer Table Tennis Training Camp for beginners & intermediate players has got off to a fantastic start, with over 25 young and enthusiastic student athletes from primary schools in Region 10 participating.
The camp commenced on July 8, and will culminate on July19. Sessions start daily at10:00h and conclude at 13:30h.
Aimed at orienting new students to the game and developing the talents of current players, this camp follows on the heels of the just concluded National Sports Commission/Guyana Table Tennis Association/ Ministry of Education teachers’ 12-hour table tennis training and certification programme.
The camp has now become an incubator for orienting new students in the region to the game of table tennis. It forms part of that holistic approach being taken by the Linden Table Tennis Steering Committee, the Guyana Table Tennis Association, the National Sports Commission and the Ministry of Education as they work together to establish table tennis in a structured manner.
The camp has been yielding tremendous success in unearthing and developing new talents; like Ebo Mc Neil, who recently secured a silver medal in the boys’ 11 years and under category at the recently concluded 2019 National Mini Cadet and Pre-Cadet Table Tennis championships. Young Mc Neil is a product of the camp, and a player who has been coached by Shavin Greene.
This programme, among others, has assisted in reinvigorating the base of older players, resulting in teams and players representing the mining town in localised national competitions; and in players the likes of Shavin Greene, Maurice Cummings, Raynor Anderson and Shaquille John representing Guyana at international competitions, as they had even participated in the US Open Team championships.
The course is being conducted by International Table Tennis Federation level one-certified coach/coordinator and LTTSC General Secretary, Shavin Greene; along with ITTF-certified coach and President of LTTSC, Howard James; and recently certified ITTF level one coach and umpire, Maurice Cummings.
Parents and players who are interested in learning more are invited to contact Shavin Greene on 682-8835, or Maurice Cummings on 602-2082, or Howard James on 660-4028.