The Kenya Table Tennis Association (KTTA) is set to partner with Primary and Secondary Schools to boost the sport in the country.
KTTA president Andrew Mudibo said that the partnership with the three leading schools, Visa Oshwal Primary School in Nairobi, St. Monica Girls School, Kitale and St Joseph Boys High School, Kitale, is the first step in what he said will be a journey towards nurturing junior table tennis players to cover the full circle in their pursuit of world class standards.
The partnership is an extension of the ‘Tucheze Tebo’ initiative that was started by the association in 2017, which aims at identifying talented players in Primary and High School, who will be put on a five-year full scholarship program.
KTTA is targeting to have in each of the 47 Counties one Primary School and two High Schools (Boy and Girls) to be included in the program
The association is already in talks with some of the leading Universities to also agree to offering full scholarships to the talented players, who would have come through the program.
If the program gets the proper corporate support, a full circle of training and exposure will make this a world class program.
Visa Oshwal Primary School principal Njoroge Ithagu called on past players to come on board and offer technical support for the program to flourish.
St. Monica Girls School principal Grace Ataro expressed enthusiasm at the program noting that it will further help cement her school’s position as a powerhouse in Table Tennis.