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Table tennis works on development

Rashneel Kumar
Thursday, December 12, 2013

THE Fiji Table Tennis Association (FTTA) took advantage of the Fiji National Sports Commission outreach program to promote the sport on Saturday last week.

The association was one of the few minor sports around the country that took part in the day-long "Give It A Go" program at the Raiwai Youth Centre.

Archery, cricket and athletics were the other sports that were part of the program aimed at introducing various sporting activities in the Raiwaqa, Raiwai and Vatuwaqa area.

FTTA president Anthony Ho said about 60 children took part in the day-long activity.

"It is good to see the sporting organisations taking interest in promoting sports in different communities," Ho said in a statement.

"Table tennis individually took the effort to organise a table tennis clinic at Tacirua Village which turned out to be a great success and we are now introducing the sport in the Raiwaqa community through the National Sports Council.

"With the large turnout, we expect to organise such activities in other communities as well."

Ho expects some new faces in the 2013 Zhong Da Suva Table Tennis Open tournament to be held this weekend in Suva.

"Entries for the event have started pouring in and we expect a large number of participants this year," he added.