Table tennis: NTTF national championship to begin May 18

Table tennis: NTTF national championship to begin May 18
May 03
10:39 2021

The Nigeria Table Tennis Federation (NTTF) has announced that the 2021 national championship will commence on May 18. 


The tournament is set to be held at the Molade Okoya-Thomas Hall of Teslim Balogun stadium.

According to a statement by the federation on Sunday, the competition would be contested by states and table tennis clubs across the country.

It will run from May 18-22 and Segun Peters, ITTF-certified competition manager, will handle the draw proceedings at the championships.


The competition will also include a category for veterans above age 50 who are still passionate about the sport.

“The tournament which would serve as another test for the home-based players will be contested by states and clubs across the country from May 18 to 22 in 12 events including veterans above 50 years,” the statement read.

“According to the prospectus, players are expected to compete for the top prize in team (men and women), singles (men and women), doubles (men and women), doubles, U-21 (men and women), cadet (boys and girls) and veterans singles above 50.”


Adesoji Tayo, NTTF technical director, was quoted in the statement as saying the tournament will also help in discovering more young talents that can be added to the fold of Team Nigeria.

“We are excited that new players are coming on board particularly with what happened in Edo where Amadi Omeh who beyond all expectations emerged as the new national sports festival champion and who could have imagined that such a player who recently graduated from junior to senior will defeat some of the established players to win the tournament. This has again shown us that with more competitions like this, we can more several players coming through to upstage the established ones,” he said.


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