Appreciated by all present, a Basic Certified Umpire course was the recent subject in focus in Funafuti, the capital of the remote Pacific nation of Tuvalu.
Organised under the direction of the ITTF Development Programme and backed by Olympic Solidarity, the Course Conductor for the initiative in the islands situated approximately half way between Australia and Hawaii, was Australia’s Stephen Gillespie.
Proceedings commenced on Tuesday 8th December and concluded on Tuesday 15th December.
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