‘50 TABLES’ FUN TABLE TENNIS EVENT IN CELEBRATION OF SG50
- PASSION TABLE TENNIS 2015 TO BE HELD IN THE HEART OF NEE SOON SOUTH FEATURING COMPETITION ON 50 TABLES AND FAMILY CARNIVAL
The PAssion Table Tennis event this Saturday, 1 August 2015 will feature a competition with 50 table tennis tables played-on simultaneously in celebration of the nation’s jubilee birthday. Table tennis enthusiast from all over the island including teams from the PAssion Table Tennis Clubs and Table Tennis Association for the Disabled Singapore (TTADS) will play right in the heartlands of Nee Soon South constituency community venue. What is more, there will be free carnival games and children’s activities for the public to enjoy!
2 The People’s Association (PA) and Singapore Table Tennis Association (STTA) have collaborated since 2011 to organise an annual high point table tennis event to bring like-minded residents together and to promote the sport of table tennis. The collaboration has seen to the growth of PAssion Table Tennis Clubs (table tennis sport interest group) based in the heartlands to over 70 Clubs, which has the objective of engaging residents on a regular basis and foster greater community bonding through table tennis.
3 In this fifth edition of the high point event, Nee Soon South Community Sports Club (CSC) with the support of the Nee Soon GRC Grassroots Organisations is the community partner to organise the PAssion Table Tennis 2015. The event is supported by the SG50 Celebration Fund and is open to teams representing five categories namely Men’s Open, Women’s Open, Veteran, Youth and Children, to promote inter-generational bonding. The Youth category is created this year to give opportunities for players in the 13 to 21 year-old age range. The competition is designed to be friendly and enables each team meet no less than five or six other teams to maximize the opportunities for participants to interact and connect socially.
4 Mr Khaw Boon Wan, Minister for National Development and Grassroots Adviser to Sembawang GRC will be the Guest-of-Honour for the event. He will be accompanied by Ms Ellen Lee Geck Hoon, PBM, President of STTA, also Grassroots Adviser to Woodlands Grassroots Organisations, and Er Dr Lee Bee Wah, Grassroots Adviser to Nee Soon South Grassroots Organisations (GROs). SEA Games medalists from the National Table Tennis Team, Ms Lin Ye, Ms Zhou Yihan, Mr Chen Feng and Mr Clarence Chew will be making their appearance. Participants and members of the public will have a chance to mingle and spar with these medalists.
5 Ms Ellen Lee Geck Hoon, PBM says “The STTA is proud to collaborate in this ‘50 tables’ fun table tennis event with the People’s Association Nee Soon South CSC and Nee Soon GRC GROs. We believe that this event will rally Singaporeans of all ages to come together and celebrate this special milestone, and together, we can make Singapore's 50th birthday a truly inclusive and unforgettable one.”