North Ward, 4 December 2010.
It is my pleasure to announce that the establishment of Table Tennis Academy
Townsville is under way. An interim committee has been formed and we are
planning to start up the activities in the New Year. It will be a beginner's
course for primary school kids and we will also try to arrange activities
like tournaments and coaching.
Among the objectives of Table Tennis Academy Townsville are:
- To involve children in table tennis as a sport, with emphasis on fitness
and competitive skills.
- To give the children, and also their parents, a positive feeling of
social belonging to a sound, safe and pleasant environment.
- To help table tennis players of all races and backgrounds to achieve
their maximum potential, first of all athletically, but also educationally
and as individuals.
It is our wish that the members of the academy, besides from the beginners,
also are members of Townsville Table Tennis Association. We sincerely
believe that both cooperation and friendly competition between the two
clubs can make the sport of table tennis prosper in our city.The
Table Tennis Academy
Townsville is still not incorporated with any table tennis bodies, this
will come in due time. The first step was to get valuable information
from the Sports and Recreation officer of Townville and also the Aboriginal
and Torres Strait Islander Community Development Officer. Contact with
a primary school has also been very fruitful, and the first beginners
course will be an after school activity in co-operation with the school.
The important thing
for the initial period has been, and still is, to finalize objectives
and goals and get all the planning done in a proper way. It is still a
lot of work to be done before the activities can get under way, but we
feel we are getting there.
Table Tennis Academy Townsville