Source: Nigeria Scrabble Association
Table Tennis is a global sport loved all over the world and Pakistan is no exception. In the eastern district of Karachi is Gulistan-e-Johar.
In October 2019 the district was blessed with its first table tennis club. Johar Table Tennis Club, founded by the Johar Foundation to help with the development of the children in the district through table tennis.
Johar Table Tennis Club is an open club for every member of the community which saw its inauguration done by Sadia Raheel.
Johar Table Tennis Club organizes table tennis events to keep the players in the district busy on August 22, 2021, the Johar members competition was organized at DHA.
On the independence day of Pakistan Johar, Table Tennis Club organized another competition. This was mainly due to the excitement from the previous tournament on August 22, 2021.
To support Johar TTC in their activities and to find out more about their programs, contact Farrukh Kamal on the following
Phone : +92 322 202 9401
We at Gh Table Tennis would like to congratulate the Johar TTC for being the first in the Gulistan-e-Johar district.
Our recent history has been one of sorrow, with several irreplaceable lives lost to the deadly COVID-19 virus.
The humanity in us is at its highest, with communities engaging in self-help projects to preserve lives and maintain sanity in our communities.
Senior Table Tennis players in Ghana embarked on a self-help project. Table Tennis has provided a source of hope to several Ghanaians. Through the sport, individuals are gainfully employed and as such, they embarked on a crowdfunding project aimed at generating 5,000.00 ghs for a cadet and junior championship named the players tournament.
The Players Tournament was organized on the 28th of August 2021, at the D.J Hathiramani Sports Hall in Accra. This was a mini cadet, cadet, and junior championship which had participation from players across the length and breadth of the country. A total of 180 players were registered, through a google form, which was unprecedented in the history of our cadet and junior championship.
As a self help-project funded by Senior table tennis players in Ghana, it was imperative that the Ghana Table Tennis Federation lend a helping hand and provide the needed guidance to ensure a successful tournament.
Ping Sans Frontieres, whose goal is to use table tennis as an educational tool worldwide, saw this tournament as an opportunity to spread its message of education through sports and as such provided sponsorship in the form of table tennis rackets, rubbers, and t-shirts.
A one-time Ghana national team player Courage Nenevi, who is currently based in Westchester New York, also provided table tennis rubbers and t-shirts to help augment the price package for the players.
There were three categories, namely under 11, 13-15, and 17-19 for both male and female athletes. This ensured an even distribution of players and helped to improve the level of competition. Below are the winners of the maiden edition of the player’s tournament.
Ibrahim Gado, confirmed his status as the finest cadet player in the country when he won the juniors title in a keenly contested match between him and James Marfo, which ended in a three games to two ( 3:2) in favour of Ibrahim Gado.
Blessing Labanti, a rising star in the female game in Ghana. A cadet from the Gamashie Table Tennis Club under the coaching of Lord Kinful has won three out of four tournaments, within the last three months, won the cadet U 13-15 female division.
The player tournament produced winners. Below are the winners in their glory.
The player’s tournament was an idea led by Lord Kinful, however, through the hard and dedicated work of Francis Frimpong, Ishmael Armah, Charles Techie-Menson and Owusu Ansah who formed the organizing committee the tournament came to fruition.
However, those who deserve the utmost praise are the table tennis players in Ghana who contributed to make the player’s tournament a reality. Gh Table Tennis would like to thank the contributors to the player’s tournament. They are the true heroes of table tennis in Ghana.
ITTF clears Oshodi, others as candidates for VP posts
World’s table tennis ruling body, the International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF), has confirmed Nigeria’s Wahid Enitan Oshodi as one of the candidates for Executive Vice Presidents positions in the November 24 elections taking place in the United States (U.S).
Oshodi, a former Lagos State Commissioner for Youth and Sports as well as the erstwhile President of the Nigeria Table Tennis Federation (NTTF), was in June elected as the Deputy President of the African Table Tennis Federation (ATTF). He has received massive support from Africa for the upcoming elections in the U.S. based on his exemplary and leadership role in the sport and outside it on the continent.
In a statement issued by the ITTF, the world body said 17 candidates would contest the eight slots available for the VP positions.
The statement disclosed: “Following a vetting process by the ITTF Nominations Committee, the nominations for the ITTF Executive Committee have been announced to the ITTF Members.
“For the ITTF Executive Vice Presidents (8 positions), they are Nestor TENCA (Argentina), Graham SYMONS (Australia), Alaor AZEVEDO (Brazil), LIU Guoliang (China), Alaa MESHREF (Egypt), Michel GADAL (France), Tony YUE (Hong Kong), Roland NATRAN (Hungary), Behnam HABIBZADEHMOMEN (Iran), Masahiro MAEHARA (Japan), Teddy MATTHEWS (LCA), Wahid OSHODI (Nigeria), Paul KYLE (New Zeland), Khalil AL-MOHANNADI (Qatar), Igor LEVITIN (Russia), Dawoud ALHAJRI (United Arab Emirates) and Virginia SUNG (United States).
Also, Sweden’s Petra Sörling is poised to become the ITTF President after being confirmed as the sole candidate for the position at the organization’s Annual General Assembly (AGM).
ITTF Members will vote to elect the nine ITTF Executive Committee members with the President at the ITTF Annual General Meeting on 24 November 2021 in Houston. The Committee will serve a four-year mandate. The nine elected members will join the ITTF Athletes Commission Chair, Zoran PRIMORAC (CRO), and IOC Member RYU Seungmin (KOR) to form the complete ITTF Executive Committee.
Thirty-five nominations were received for the ITTF Board of Directors (BOD) positions, with 32 expected to be confirmed at the AGM. Nigeria’s Olabanji Oladapo, who is the Secretary-General of the Nigeria Olympic Committee (NOC), is expected to vie with others for the BOD posts.
Source: Nigeria Table Tennis Association