Kenya Table Tennis Association (KTTA) and Table Tennis England (TTE) has entered into partnership that will see Kenya benefit in governance and technical training from the United Kingdom.
TTE chief executive Sara Sutcliffe indicated that the partnership will see them second officials to the country to train local officials in clubs, KTTA branches and KTTA executive on management issues.
“We shall also have exchange programmes on technical issues where we shall either have qualified coaches coming in to train coaches in Kenya or conduct the sessions online through skype,” said Sutcliffe, who was speaking after meeting over 30 representatives from, clubs and KTTA branches at Goan Gymkhana, Nairobi.
Sutcliffe said the programme is part of UK Sport initiative that has invested in leadership programme where the International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) use CEOs from their developed affiliates to develop the sport at upcoming federations across the world.
“ITTF is encouraging us to work with our partners so as to help them in strategic development since the sport is still going through evolution,” said Sutcliffe. “We realise that we are facing same challenges on strategy and solution are found within the respective countries.”
Sutcliffe said that they might not be giving equipment out at the moment but sharing experience on talent development and coaching expertise will speed up talent growth.
Culled from The Nation of Kenya