Worlanyo K. Agra, Chief Executive Officer of the National Sports Council has launched Ghana’s first ever national table tennis model teams weekend training camp at the D. G. Hathiramani Sports Hall of the Ohene-Djan Sports Stadium, Accra.
The training camp is the brain child of the Ghana Table Tennis Association’s SWAG Special Award Wining Secretary General and a Principal Sports Development Officer of the National Sports Council, Kwame Amponfi Jnr.
At the launching, Mr. Agra commended the Ghana Table Tennis Association for the initiative and promised the Council and the Sports Ministry’s continued support for such progressive training programmes.
He advised the players to be disciplined and train hard to justify Government spending on table tennis. Delivering the programme concept at the launching, Mr. Amponfi Jnr indicated that the weekend training camp is aimed at subjecting Ghana’s best table tennis players to rigorous residential tactical and technical table tennis skills on every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 10.00am to 6.00pm at the D. G. Hathiramani Sports Hall.
This, he said, is to make the nation’s under 15, 18 and Senior table tennis nucleus teams stay active throughout the year and to be battle-ready for all future international competitions.
The Sports Council CEO appealed to companies and philanthropists to join the supporting sponsors of the programme; Samuel Tobin, CEO of Tobinco Pharmaceuticals, J. A. Biney & Co. Ltd and Kwabena Dei, CEO of Mallas Ice Company, who donated ¢2,000.00, ¢ 500.00 and training camp T-Shirts respectively.
The Association Chairman, Squadron Leader (Rtd) Ebo Bartels entreated both camp coaches and players to be dedicated to the objectives of the programme to enable Ghana Table Tennis regain its past glory.
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