Sport to salute heroes
Table tennis players will spend today not only showing appreciation for the National Heroes but for the men and women who have contributed significantly to the development of the sport in Barbados.
Their dual “celebration” will take the form of the ADC Construction BTTA National Heroes Day Tournament, starting at 10 a.m., at the Table Tennis Centre on Nursery Drive.
Sixteen teams are expected to compete. The composition of the teams follows an unusual format in which each side will include at least one player from each of the three divisions of the club championship.
Vice-president of the Barbados Table Tennis Association, Lieutenant Colonel Jeffrey Bostic, said the tournament was conceptualized to fill a void.
“Usually there are just a limited number of activities taking place on Heroes Day,” he told NATIONSPORT.
“Our players need to become familiar with our National Heroes. We need to recognize our table tennis heroes as well and understand the legacy of table tennis in Barbados.
“A knowledge and understanding of the players who helped to build table tennis in Barbados should serve to inspire our young players,” Bostic added.
Teams will be named after the ten National Heroes along with table tennis icons Keith Morris, Robert Earle, Roleric Miller, David Harris, Pat Hildebrandt and Kibibi Moseley. (PH)