T-tennis team off to Germany
Barbados?will be represented by men’s and women’s teams at the 2012 ITTF World Team Table Tennis Championships in Germany from March 25 to April 1.
The squad of five women and three men will fly to London tomorrow before going on to Dortmund.
National champion Kevin Farley heads the men’s team, which also includes Mark Dowell and Aaron Barker.
The women’s quintet is: national champion Krystle Harvey, veteran Anne Reid, Sherrice Felix, Nicole Alleyne and Sabrina Worrell-Wood.
As part of its efforts to secure funding for the national team to attend the World Championships, the Barbados Table Tennis Association last week received a donation from United Insurance which is being used to defray expenses for some of the players.
Secretary Marguerita Felix thanked United Insurance for its contribution and said the World Championships would provide critical international exposure for the national players, who have been competing in the recently established Premier League.
Marketing manager of United Insurance, Sharron Alleyne-Elcock, said the company was committed to supporting youth and sport in the Caribbean and was happy to be able to assist in making the tour a reality for the players.
Felix further said that the tour to Germany formed part of Barbados’ preparation for the 2012 Caribbean Championships in Santo Domingo in the summer. (PR)