‘Shorty’ acts as coach at championship

2016-11-30 06:00
David Kgabale

David Kgabale

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Local table tennis coach and umpire David Kgabale has received worthy recognition by being asked to officiate at this year’s Sun International World Junior Table Tennis Championship, starting in Cape Town today (30/11).

It will culminate in the crowing of the champions on Wednesday (07/12).

Kgabale is the only candidate from the Free State in the team of 16 umpires chosen to officiate at this prestigious competition.

Affectionately known as Shorty, Kgabale was chosen by the South African Table Tennis Board (SATTB) on merit to be of service at this international competition.

His selection recognises his tireless effort of helping underprivileged young table tennis players climb the ladder.

Kgabale’s involvement in the sport spans over 12 years, and during this term he has produced international competitors who have represented the Free State and South Africa internationally and won medals.

His passion for table tennis sees him recruiting and nurtu-ring talented players, boys and girls, from a very young age.

Kgabale will officiate at this tournament at which over 90 contestants from 19 countries will showcase their talent, hoping to be crowned the world’s junior table tennis champions.

Contenders will be competing in individual and group categories, with the individual games taking place first.

Each of the qualifying countries will be allocated a maximum of four players, and South Africa as the host country is allocated a maximum of six players. The ranking points will be accumulated through participating in the International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) sanctioned circuit competitions.

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