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Support for table tennis

By SITERI NAVUTOVUTO More United States of America celebrities are expected to be part of the Kim Gilbert Oceanic Festival of Table Tennis next year. This followed a successful visit
25 Jun 2013 13:47

US table tennis player Kim Gilbert (sitting front 4th from left), with participants in Suva yesterday. Photo: RONALD KUMAR

By SITERI NAVUTOVUTO

More United States of America celebrities are expected to be part of the Kim Gilbert Oceanic Festival of Table Tennis next year.
This followed a successful visit by top US table tennis player Kim Gilbert in the country last week.
The event conducted by the top American table tennis player rounded off at the Morris Hedstrom City Centre /Sportsworld foyer on Sunday.
“It drew interest from young and old passersby with a table tennis exhibition and clinics” says Fiji Table Tennis Association president Anthony Ho.
“With renowned USA player Kim Gilbert demonstrating and teaching young kids the fundamentals of table tennis our national cadets also provided entertainment to the public with their skills.
“Over the last two days Kim and our national coaches have been assisting our national cadets/juniors as well as other young players in Suva in improving their table tennis knowledge and skills.
Ho said Gilbert was overjoyed with the response she got from Andra Primary School and Sigatoka Special School where more than 200 kids and teachers were involved in a first ever table tennis clinic.
She also visited other schools in the west including Nadi and Ba.
The event is the first annual table tennis festival to be held in Suva.
It included training camps, private coaching lessons, seminars, exhibitions, special guests, competitions, games, prizes, live music, food and live entertainment.




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