Oshwal Sports Complex Table Tennis Club has sent 25 players to China for team building. The team, accompanied by officials of the Kenya Table Tennis Association (KTTA) Nairobi Branch, left the country for Zhengding International Table Tennis Training Center in Hebei Province, China.
The team led by KTTA President, Andrew Mudibo, will be in China for a whole month and are expected back in the country at the end of August 2018. The International Table Tennis Centre is where the Chinese National Team trains along with other top tennis playing nations before major international competitions such as the Olympic Games.
The contingent which has 20 junior players between the age of 8 and 17, will undergo a vigorous one month training to bring them up to speed with the latest playing technics from the world’s leading nation in table tennis. The trip by Oshwal Sports Club was made possible through the help of the national body KTTA Nairobi Branch, Oshwal Sports Complex and parents of the children.
While seeing off the team at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA), Mudibo expressed his ISSUE 56 AUGUST 2018 assurance that the one month training will have a big impact on the current standards and level of table tennis in Kenya. Mudibo said that the team of 25 players is the largest ever, to travel abroad for training. He urged the players to be good sports ambassadors to the Country.
The last time Kenya sent a team to international training camp was in 1987 when Fahd Daim, Mariga Mwangi, Moses Maina and Noel Carvahlo, when to train for the Nairobi All African Games. “KTTA will continue to seek international exposure for its players and teams so that the level of table tennis can continue to improve,” Mudibo said.
Mudibo said he is delighted with the current development and attitude among the players and the Executive Committee who have delivered in their respective roles. He said that his main mission is to bring back the glorious days of the team.