By: Ian Marshall, ITTF Publications Editor
It may not have been the highest level of table tennis that the world has ever seen but the dedication, the determination and the desire was as strong as in any contest.
In the group qualification stage of the Men’s team event at the ITTF-Latin American Championships in the Mexican city of Guadalajara on Monday 23rd May 2011; St Vincent and the Grenadines beat St Kitts by three matches to nil.
St. Vincent and the Grenadines had a full schedule of matches being played yesterday monday 23rd May at the CODE II facility in Guadelajara Mexico. St Vincent was drawn in a group that included Cuba, Barbados, St. Kitts and Nevis and St. Vincent and the Grenadines.
Our first opponent was Cuba who beat us 3 games to love playing first Carlton Daniel was beaten 3 games to love when he faced Pavel Oxamendy of Cuba score 4/11; 7/11; 7/11.
X – CEL Club, which is part a Tennis Academy and an Athletics institution has been the recent beneficiary of assistance in the sport of Tennis from Dukes Meadows of London, England, which has been endorsed by former top English Tennis star, Tim Henman.
Alex Fenn, currently doing an internship at Dukes Meadows, presented 12 Tennis racquets to the X – CEL Tennis Academy for use in the Kids Tennis Programme of the institution.
Fenn, who is here on a one-month volunteer attachment to this country, has been excited by the interest shown by the children involved with X – CEL.
Philcol Jeffers is conducting a Table Tennis program for youths in the Barrouallie and Keartons communities.
The sessions are being held at the Recreation room of the Kingdom Life Ministries Church in Keartons.
Community Coach Cecil Gordon is assisting in this program.
Official sessions Monday & Saturday afternoons.
Total enrollment is 16.