The St. Vincent and the Grenadines Table Tennis Association SVGTTA held a fruitful meeting with the Table Tennis coaches at the weekend at the Bethel High School in Campden Park, in preparation for the launch of their flagship project, the National Youth Development Program or aka National Grassroots Project.
This program will be launched on January 18th at the Bethel Secondary School and will be rolled out in phases. The intention is to reach the length and breadth of St. Vincent and the Grenadines with Table Tennis centers where youngsters between the ages of six and fifteen can go every Saturday to learn to play and to appreciate the game of Table Tennis.
President of the Association Tyrone Jack indicated that the Association will be targeting Schools and Community centers as venues for this program.
He said some funding have been earmarked for this program; he is however looking forward for community business to come on board and adopt centers.
Coaches are to be rewarded for their time, knowledge and skill and to keep them enthused about turning up every Saturday to execute the program.
Initially program will start with the Bethel High School, West St. George Secondary and Georgetown Secondary School, the Brighton Methodist Primary School, AVESCO Sport Club in Arnos Vale and discussion has are already started for a Center in Bequia, and the Barrouallie district.
Meanwhile, three of this country’s most promising players Javier De Shong, Damien Dublin and Kavir Gaymes along with Coach Joseph Carrington will leave for Santo Domingo for a six weeks training programme at a Regional High Performance Center starting from tomorrow and finish February 20th.