Beau Bassin Sports Complex in Mauritius hosted the 2015 ITTF African Junior and Cadet Championship to the admiration of all and sundry. From September 3 to 9, the best table tennis players in Africa will converge in the Island for another battle for honours. Also, the city will welcome the crème-de-la-crème in ITTF and ATTF for a two-day Table Tennis For All. For Life. Forum. It is indeed a big party.

According to a key member of the Local Organising Committee (LOC), Rajessen Desscann, all logistics have been put in place to ensure a hitch-free event and forum.

“We have set up a team six months ago with well-defined roles for each persons, by now everything is almost ready mostly that it is the third time that Mauritius is hosting the Senior African Championship we would appreciate that everything goes on well. We have two hotels with facilities such as the Wifi and relaxation at our disposal. Athletes and coaches will stay at the Villa Caroline Hotel, Flic en Flac by the seaside. Flic en Flac is the beach which is considered as the best in Mauritius delegates will stay at the Palm Hotel in Quatre Bornes where the ITTF/ATTF forum and AGM will take place.”

“Our team is working hard to make the tournament a successful one as we have also to mention that the ITTF President, Mr. Thomas Weikert will be present during the event. Also, necessary thing is being done so that athletes and delegates can discover our beautiful island as you may know Mauritius is known as a tourist attraction Island,” the Tournament Director said.

On the preparation of the host team, Rajessen Desscann said: “The Mauritius Team is undergoing a training camp actually under the supervision of the French coach, Mr Cedric Rouleau who is also an ATTF expert. All the top players will be there for the competition and our objective is to be on the podium as least one bronze medal as we know there will be strong team.

“It is the first we have this high participation of countries that is 20 African countries. It will be a good way of sharing experience and to see the different ways of practices of these different African countries. It is a way to promote Mauritius Table Tennis in the Indian Ocean as Seychelles and Madagascar will be participating also,” he added.

On the venue, he added: “Beau Bassin Sports complex that can accommodate 30 tables with 10 tables for competition as well as practice hall of 8 tables.”