The executive committee of the Guyana Table Tennis Association (GTTA) has decided to implement a structured team training programme for the various national players that come under the jurisdiction of the GTTA.
According to a release from the GTTA, it is hoped that the programme yield significant benefits to the players named.
According to the GTTA release, the association’s objectives are to enhance and intensify the training of its top players in the various categories and to improve the technical and tactical levels of the players.
Players are expected to participate in a minimum of 60 per cent of the sessions and should any player have any difficulty in attending the sessions they are expected to formally engage the executive committee on the issue as it will be evaluated on a case by case basis and can have a bearing on team selection, the release stated.
Meanwhile the GTTA executive committee will meet with the senior players and parents of the junior players selected/listed, on January 16 at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall, Homestretch Avenue at 5.30pm to discuss the training programme and other upcoming programmes.
The players shortlisted for training in preparation for upcoming international events are:-
Alexander De Abreu
11 Years Girls
13 Years Boys
Jonathon Van Lange
Vishan Deo (Berbice)
13 Years Girls
15 Years Boys
Vishal Harrinauth (Berbice)
15 Years Girls
Boys 18 years and under
Girls 18 years and under