Table tennis lift
Barbados stands to benefit substantially from the spin-off of hosting the International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) World Cadet Championships (WCC).
And while speaking to THE NATION after the official opening of the tournament at the Wildey Gymnasium on Sunday evening, president of the Barbados Table Tennis Association, Ray Jackman, was further optimistic that the championships would also be the catalyst to get more Barbadian youth involved in the sport.
Vice president of the ITTF, Patrick Gillman, described Barbados as the smallest country to ever host the games and in expressing gratitude to past president Trevor Browne for a successful bid, Jackman stressed that going forward the island would be seen in a positive light in the table tennis world, thereby creating greater opportunities to local sportspersons.
“I believe that once we host this tournament well, then it will enable us in the future other opportunities to host more tournaments and other international invitations, for example the Masters tournament.
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