Primary, Junior High TT event serves off
THE inaugural staging of the Institute of Sports (INSPORTS) Novice Primary and Junior High Schools Table Tennis Championships will take place this morning at Haile Selassie High School, commencing at 9:00 with team registration.
Schools to have already confirmed their participation are Greenwich Primary and Junior High, St Andrew Primary, Whitfield All-Age, St Peter Claver Primary, Tavern Gardens, Cockburn Gardens Primary and Junior High and the invited Haile Selassie High Under-13 team.
The schools will be contesting the Under-10 and Under-13 team championships, with each team consisting of five players, including one girl.
There will also be an individual singles tournament for Under-10 and Under13 age-groups.
The presentation ceremony will be held this afternoon at 2:00, with medals and trophies to be awarded to the winning teams and individual singles champions.
According to co-ordinator and organiser of the event, INSPORTS senior sports officer Godfrey Lothian, the Jamaica Table Tennis Association (JTTA) has recruited national coach Stephen Grant as tournament director.
Grant will also assist with the coaching of the schools and organising seminars during the school term.
Other partners supporting the championships are National Housing Trust (NHT), which has donated $30,000; Howard Aris South West St Andrew Sport Council; Haile Selassie High School, which provided the venue to host the championship, and the JTTA.