Table tennis programme planned

Kihikihi’s table tennis club is looking for support for a programme to fund 10 selected Waikato players.

Barb Shepp and Hyrum Sunnex – both national champions – are promoting the plan and looking for 10 sponsors prepared to put up $1500 each.

“The primary objective of the programme is to enhance the skills of the most talented athletes in the Waikato region by providing them with unique opportunities,” Sunnex said.

“It offers a range of benefits, such as financial support for tournament entry fees, provision of sports attire, partial coverage of travel expenses, and assistance with equipment purchases, aiming to create a conducive environment that fosters the development and success of elite players.”

He said Kihikihi was the first club in the country to test the programme.

It is likely Waipā based players will be in the first intake of 10, and the criteria will be based on skill levels. Invitations will be sent out once sponsorship is secured.

“By sponsoring an elite athlete, businesses actively contribute to the development of the local table tennis community and make a lasting impact on the future of table tennis in New Zealand,” he said.

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