Smiling Faces and Loads of Trophies
Once again, the end of a year is facing us squarely in the face. A year that, for the Table Tennis fraternity, was filled with much activity, tenseness and excitement. And given all the projects that were completed expeditiously, a successful one at that.
The evening of the 17 November was the culmination of all the above. On the night, around 50 athletes, parents, administrators and friends of Table Tennis gathered at the Bosmont Recreation Centre to witness the acknowledgment of past exertions, past strains and past achievements. And many trophies were on offer.
A new for the GCTTA prize giving function, was the awarding of incentive trophies to deserving juniors by the Coaching Committee. A well deserved initiative that achieved what it set out to do.
To the above, and as is the norm, was the awarding of trophies and medals to all the winners and runners-up of the past GCTTA League season. A League that by the virtue of its composition, was full of excitement and, at times, frayed tempers. Nevertheless, it was also a season that managed to deliver excellent stroke play, fast exchanges and many new challengers to the various top trophies on offer.
The ‘sumptuous’ buffet table concluded the proceeding on a high note.
Service Emeritus: Vivian Reddy
Congratulations: Arnold Louw: ITTF Level 1 Coach accreditation
Moegamad Isaacs: ITTF Blue Badge status
Best Developer: Bavik Patel
Promising Newcomer: Kajal Itchu, G Setzer, L Setzer
Most Dedicated: Chetan Nathoo
Best Newcomer: L Setzer, Nabeela Essof, Kajal Itchu
Heart of a Champion: Chavah Barrit, Danisha Patel, Gila Barrit
Ambassadors: Raquel Dawson, Lloyd Reddy, Dana Samowitz
Most Inspired: Danisha Patel
Coach’s Choice: Chetan Nathoo, Danisha Patel, Shivesh Dindayal, Kalpesh Itchu
Team Player: Imraan Gardien
Outstanding Performance: Sameera Maal
Nomination to the SATTB Honour Role: Brian Williams
Congratulations to: Anchors F – Second League Team Winners
Maccabi E – First League Team Winners
Maccabi A – Premier League Team Winners
Daniel Doorewaarts – Second League Individual Winner
Pieter Kellerman – First League Individual Winner
Chijioke Osuji – Premier League Individual Winner
Most Improved Junior – Female: Kajal Itchu
Most Improved Junior – Male: Emile Mauvis
Best League Average by Club: Blue Fountains TTC