Table tennis: Local clubs win six U12 medals

2012-10-23 00:00

UP and coming table tennis stars from Eddels Table Tennis Club and Maritzburg Table Tennis Club, who represented the Umgungundlovu Region at the South African Inter-regional Junior Table Tennis Championship held in Benoni last week, performed exceptionally well by claiming a total of six medals in the U12 section.

Kael Pillay and Kivesh Sivnarain lost a closely contested team final to Western Province and finished runners up in the boys doubles.

In the U12 girls, Nosipho Vilakazi and Keshmika Sivnarain finished third in both the team event and doubles. In the singles event, Sivnarain lost narrowly to eventual champion from Western Province and received a bronze medal for her efforts.

In the mixed doubles, Vilakazi and Pillay teamed up to achieve bronze.

Head coaches Morgan Govindasamy and Preshen Naidoo were thrilled with the performance of these young stars.

Coaching at Eddels club is on Thursday and Friday evenings from 6 pm. Anyone interested in attending coaching or just playing table tennis, can contact chairperson Sandy Naidoo on 083 427 1248 or coaches Morgan Govindasamy (082 898 7271) or Preshen Naidoo (083 428 1289).

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