July 1, 2015

solomon islands 2Situated in the South Pacific Ocean to the north east of Australia, the Solomon Islands was the home for a recent ITTF/PTT Level One Coaches Course and Training Camp; proceedings commenced on Monday 15th June and concluded on Monday 22nd June.

Organised under the auspices of the ITTF Development Programme and in conjunction with the Oceania Table Tennis Federation, the course was made possible thanks to close co-operation between the Solomon Island Table Tennis Federation and the National Paralympic Committee; the aim being to further opportunities for people with disability.

Eight days overall, the first five days for the Course, the last three for the Training Camp, a total of 19 students attended, seven men and five women; of the total group three were persons with a disability.

They proved enthusiastic students for a course that was not a first but was yet a first.

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Article originally appeared on ITTF.com