Greece celebrated the World Table Tennis Day
Greece celebrated the Table tennis yesterday. The April 6th was celebrated for the second year in Greece with many events organized by clubs - members of the Greek Federation. Some clubs made the action in their areas, other in schools or even outdoor at squares, all in all they gathered hundreds of friends of sport and show them that table tennis could be played anywhere by anyone!
The global celebration gathered Iraklis G.S. Thessaloniki, A.S.E.A. Sarises Florina, A.S. Ifitos Patras, A.S. ALFA, YMCA Thessaloniki, A.O. Ilissos Kallithea, M.G.S. Ethnikos Alexandroupolis and Pharos of Alexandroupolis all over the country.
The biggest events were held in Thessaloniki, Florina and Alexandroupoli. The team of Iraklis placed one table in the gym of Mantoulidis Schools and gathered about 300 students. The kids enjoyed spectacular exhibition game from two athletes of the club, got information about the sport and played. Football players of Iraklis joined the celebration, among the water polo players, representatives of rhythmic gymnastics and swimming…
Florina, local club in Sarises attracted dozens of children in George Square Modi and for six hours gave them the chance to enjoy table tennis and learn basics of sport. The slogan was Join Us and the younger students built beautiful paintings celebrating the spirit of the day. Four tables were set up and more than 100 childrenn tried to play with the help of coaches and athletes of the club.
Sarises prepared a beautiful video (duration 3.5 minutes) from the event and you can find it here
In Alexandroupolis the clubs of Ethnikos and Pharos organized an action together in the gymnasium of the first primary school. They invited the primary schools of the city and for four hours gave them the opportunity to come into contact with the Olympic sport. Dozens of children enjoyed the game and tried their talents in table tennis. Moreover every class of the schools drew a picture with subject "the sport of table tennis." The best picture will be awarded, while all together will adorn the training areas of the two clubs.
By I. FAKAROS