Former national players give back to senior table tennis team

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Former national player Sydney Christophe

FORMER national table tennis players residing in the USA have teamed up to support some of Team Guyana’s national players in their quest to bring Guyana regional honours at the 61st Senior Caribbean Table Tennis championships and Pan America Qualification events, scheduled for March 24-31 at Cliff Anderson Sports Hall in Guyana.

The idea to support the national team with their rubbers and other equipment was suggested by former Caribbean men’s, and 11-time National champion and now ITTF Level Three coach Sydney Christophe.
He thought it would be a great gesture to support key team members with the rubbers they use and to have the older stalwarts connect with and support the younger generation of Guyana’s national table tennis players.

Based on this idea, Christophe engaged other former national stalwarts and they readily agreed to support the team’s effort with the provision of table tennis rubbers for their racquets for the championships
In a novel gesture, the former stalwarts identified and twinned with their player of choice whom they wished to support.

The players in turn expressed a desire to explore avenues similar to this gesture to provide and lend their support to future national team representatives.
The players were pleasantly surprised by the gesture and expressed their gratitude for the support provided.

Donations:
Michael Christophe donated to Chelsea Edghill (Butterfly Tenergy Red and Black)
Michael Christophe donated to Shemar Britton (Tenergy Red and Black)
Souvenir Ramdyhal donated to Joel Alleyne (Butterfly Rozena-Red)
Mark and Marion Cheong donated to Natalie Cummings (Butterfly Rozena-Black)
Lester Cummings donated to Natalie Cummings (Butterfly Rozena-Red Butterfly Tenergy 05 FX and a pair of Double Fish sneakers)

Mike Clarke donated to Priscilla Greaves (Butterfly Tenergy 05 FX)
Shaun Abrams donated to Nigel Bryan (Butterfly Tenergy 25 FX black and a pair of Gewo sneakers)
Sydney Christophe donated to Christopher Franklin (Xiom Sigma Pro Max – Red and Black)
Andrew Gorsira donated to Jody Ann (Butterfly Rozena-Red and Black)
Rondell Jordan donated to Nigel Bryan (Butterfly Tenergy 25 FX Red)
Sydney Christopher donated to Elishaba Johnson (Xiom Vega Pro Red and Black)
Gary Pratt donated to Trenace Lowe (Butterfly Tenergy 05 2.1)
Matthew Khan donated to Vibert Williams (Gewo Balls for team training)