-Says measures in place to protect players, fans in the futureBy Clifton RossPRESIDENT of the Titans Table Tennis Club Dwayne Dick, lauded the actions taken by both players and parents following the current state of lockdown on sports.Table-Tennis players like many others have been served some indefinite downtime due to the covid-19 spread which continues to wreak havoc globally.Speaking with Chronicle Sports yesterday, Dick said he was overwhelmed by the support and efforts shown by the parents of the young table tennis players.“I have to commend the player’s parents. Some of the parents have really stepped up to ensure that the players stay fit, by watching videos on techniques and other training methods. I also have been sharing some as well and I have been advising parents to some extent as to the relevant workouts” Dick outlined.One of the highlights of the quarantine according to the president is the dedication shown by Colin Wong, the 2019 bronze medallist In Boys Under 13 at CRTTF championship, boys singles and doubles.Wong has been hitting the weights daily while working on his technique and according to his coach, “He’s very motivated and staying disciplined throughout all this”.Colin Wong doing some weight trainingHe added that it is crucial for all the athletes to maintain their fitness. “For them it’s more about long term development, a way of life for them. This is the opportune time for them to go hard in terms of strength and conditioning because they have more time to rest and recover”.He continued, “I also encourage them to catch up with schoolwork, bcus that is always a challenge for student athletes, who usually juggle the two. As a matter of fact I am tutoring some of them in math via virtual platforms”.Speaking on the energy coming from the camp, Dick said the feedback was positive from his players. “They are learning to cope with uncertainty and learning to appreciate the fact that they are capable of adjusting to circumstances. ”Most importantly, whenever sports locally resumes, safety will be key and the club head echoed similar sentiments, saying measures are already in place to ensure player’s safety is optimum.“Less players at training sessions,” Cleaning the ball, racket and tables frequently. Also fumigating the venue regularly. We will be monitoring or testing maybe once a month for Covid until such time”. He confirmed.With regards to fans, plans are also in place to ensure they too are kept safe. “We will have to limit spectators at tournament venues and play less categories a day to minimise player contact”. Dick ended.
Members of the Mountain-Ski Association (PSD) Lisin from Sarajevo organized this year a mountain excursion in Turkey, where they reached the top of the summit of Kartaltepe on Mount Uludag.Members of PSD Lisin, together with members of PD Igman, PD Konjuh and the Association of Friends of Nature were in Turkey from 20-30 June 2013.25 mountaineers began the ascent to the top of the mountain. The journey lasted for about a few hours and all mountaineers successfully reached the top.After reaching the top and a bit of rest in Bursa, a tourist excursion was organized through Turkey. They visited Istanbul, Izmir, Pamukkale, Efes and Kušadasi.(Source: klix.ba)