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New Journey For Aliti

It has been a new and enjoyable journey for Aliti Tuvu learning table tennis for the first time during the Oceania Regional Para Table Tennis (PTT) Training Open Camp. The
24 Jan 2016 13:49
New Journey For Aliti
Aliti Tuvu practise her skills during the Oceania Regional Para Table Tennis Training Open Camp yesterday. Photo: PAULINI RATULAILAI.

It has been a new and enjoyable journey for Aliti Tuvu learning table tennis for the first time during the Oceania Regional Para Table Tennis (PTT) Training Open Camp.

The camp which was held at the National Table Tennis Centre in Laucala Bay is specifically for players with disabilities as they are the taught how to play the game and further enhance their skills.

The 32-year-old from Yakubu, Vatulele wants to learn as much as possible.

“This is my first time playing table tennis and I really am enjoying the game so much and definitely learning a lot,” Tuvu said.

“It’s not very often that I do something and love it straight away but with table tennis, that has changed everything.

“I feel comfortable when I am behind the table and hitting the ball.

“I plan on taking this sport very seriously and maybe one day representing Fiji.”

With more than 24 participants from nine different countries taking part in the camp, Tuvu was happy to be learning from the best.

“There are coaches from various Pacific island countries here and it is such an honour to be learning from them,” she said.

“I have learnt how to hit the ball and hold the bat properly as well as my arm movement, things I did not know because when someone sees

table tennis, you just see people hitting the ball but there are techniques involved.

The Oceania Regional Para PTT Training Open Camp finishes today.

 

Edited by Osea Bola

Feedback: justine.mannan@fijisun.com.fj



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