Table tennis clinic goes underway

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Thursday, April 10, 2014

HUNDREDS flock to the Baguio City National High School to join a free table tennis clinic which ends April 21.

The free ping-pong lessons spearheaded by the BCNHS-SPS Table Tennis Club aims to encourage students and teachers from all over the city to develop their skills in playing the sport.

BCNHS table tennis coach Erwin Shim Fonite said the free training and sports lesson aims to increase the number of ping-pong enthusiasts in the city.


“We are conducting this free table tennis clinic so that in a way we can bring up more people to gain interest with table tennis especially here in our city to love and support the sport,” Fonite quipped.

Fonite added aside from attracting people in playing ping-pong, it is also a way of developing a grassroots program for the younger players dwelling in the city.

“One of the purposes for this activity is to recruit possible or potential athletes that can be trained and possibly become renowned table tennis player in the future.

According to Fonite, the training that started first week of April invites sports enthusiasts of different ages.

“We do not only cater to young children but also include the adults who want to involve themselves in the activity,” Fonite said.

He added since the training is free, interested individuals will just be required to bring their own table tennis rackets/paddles and balls.

“We have an area and tables that can be freely used, since this is an open and free clinic, we require interested learners to at least come up with their own rackets so that they can freely use their own equipment,” Fonite said.

“Rest assured that the SPS Tennis Club including the coaches will impart their knowledge to everyone interested to learn ping-pong,” Fonite added.

The sport clinic is open from Monday to Saturday in the BCNHS Main Campus from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Interested participants may proceed to BCNHS and look for Mr. Erwin Shim Fonite or contact him through (0920)521-0895.

Published in the Sun.Star Baguio newspaper on April 11, 2014.


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