Heroes Day TT clash looms
It should be a rolling back of the clock on Heroes Day as some of Jamaica's best table tennis players will be on show when the Trelawny Table Association (TTA) stages its inaugural Legends of Table Tennis Family Fun Day at the William Knibb High School auditorium.
The list of male competitors includes current and former national players Christopher Marsh, Peter Moo Young, Courtney Wilson, and Michael Morgan. The female line-up includes, Andrea Wadsworth and Elaine McKoy.
“The goal is to reignite the passion that once existed for table tennis in Trelawny as in years gone by, we were arguably the top rural parish,” said Ron Lawrence, the president of the TTA. “In bringing out the veteran, we will not only be rolling back the clock, but we will be seeking to inspire a new generation of table tennis players in the parish.”
In the 1970s, Trelawny had an excellent table tennis programme, which was the envy of many parishes. The programme produced players like former Caribbean female singles champion Anita Belnavis and fellow national players Aldith Ellis and Courtney Wilson.
Over recent years, table tennis has taken a nose-dive.
“From we stop playing table tennis at the centre, the game has gone into decline,” said George Scott, a former parish player. “We use to line up around the tables for hours trying to get a game because of the large number of youngsters who were playing the game.”