Table Tennis
Photo Credit: The City of Cape Town

The South African Table Tennis Championship is being hosted in Bellville, Cape Town this week and enthusiasts are enjoying taking part in the free event with the hopes of rising through the ranks.

 

Cape Town, South Africa (04 October 2023) – The City of Cape Town’s Recreation and Parks Department is proud to support the prestigious South African Table Tennis Championship currently underway at the Proteaville Recreation Centre in Bellville.

This national tournament is a highly popular indoor sporting event which includes the South African Para, Vets, Junior and Senior Open categories. Some of the country’s finest table tennis players provide for an exhilarating spectator experience. The Recreation and Parks Department made the indoor facility available for the event.

The championship, featuring a total of 14 affiliates from across South Africa, has already witnessed fierce competition and exceptional displays of skill on the tables. Players will be competing for top honours in multiple categories.

One of the standout features of this year’s championship is the inclusion of a live stream broadcast of the round-robin matches and the knockout rounds on the South African Table Tennis Board (SATTB) YouTube channel –

https://youtube.com/live/Qkda0-JPBHI?feature=share

Spectators and table tennis enthusiasts from around the world can catch all the tournament action. The livestream is available from 28 September to 7 October 2023.

The SATTB expressed its enthusiasm for the event, highlighting the importance of such championships in promoting the growth and development of table tennis in South Africa. They emphasised the dedication and talent displayed by the participating athletes, who have been preparing rigorously for this prestigious event.

‘I am honoured that our facility is being used for the Championship and it’s great to see the young and old coming together for this event. I was very surprised that there is no age limit and that children as young as six years can learn from senior players who also act as role models for the youth,’ said ward councillor Mercia Kleinsmith.

‘We are proud to support the championship by making available the spectator friendly indoor venue at the Proteaville Recreation Centre. The centre has been transformed into a hub of sporting excellence, with competitors demonstrating their sportsmanship throughout the championship. This event is testament to the dedication of South Africa’s table tennis community and their passion for the sport as well as the City’s commitment to creating opportunities and supporting this sporting code,’ said Mayoral Committee Member for Community Services and Health, Councillor Patricia Van der Ross

About the South African Table Tennis Board (SATTB)

The SATTB is the governing body for table tennis in South Africa, dedicated to the promotion and development of the sport across South Africa. The SATTB’s mission is to foster a love for table tennis and provide opportunities for players of all ages and skill levels to excel in the sport.

Entry to the tournament is free.


Sources: CoCT
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