The maiden edition of the Ghanaian – Canadian Youth Table Tennis program has ended, with organizers and participants describing it as a huge success.

From left: Alex Yeboah, Rohan Lewis and Gabriel Odartei

The program, organized by the Ghanaian – Canadian Association of Ontario (GCAO) and funded by the Foundation for Black Communities (FFBC), saw a large number of parents registering their wards aged 6 – 12 years to participate.

The program began from April to June 2023.

During this period, participants were taken through table tennis drills, lessons, training, and pick-up games by Instructors Alex Yeboah and Rohan Lewis, a professional table tennis player from Jamaica.

Speaking to some parents and participants, they expressed their satisfaction with the entire program and wished for more of this in other sporting disciplines as well.

They said that this training not only afforded first-timers the opportunity to learn a new hobby but also improved the skills of those already engaged in the sport.

The Administrator of the program, Gabriel Odartei, assured parents and participants that the organizers would continue to bring this program to the community at least once yearly.

The program culminated in a tournament for all interested groups and individuals, which saw participation from Neighborhood Community Officers of the 23 Division of the Toronto Police Service.

Winners and runners-up of the tournament were given medals and cups.

Source: Ebenezer Amankwah, Toronto – ON (Ghanaian News Canada)

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