By: Mudashiru Shittu
The Maiden Edition of the Mini-Cadet Table Tennis Tournament kicks off today by 9 am at the Knock up Hall of the Nigeria Table Tennis Federation at the National Stadium, Surulere.
The Tournament, which is targeted at the development of the game amongst the cadet category, is divided into three categories ( Mini-Cadet One to three ).
The Mini-Cadet One is for Kids between the ages of one to nine, while the mini-cadet two is for those within the age of ten to twelve . The third category is for youths within the age bracket of thirteen and fifteen .
The tournament is powered by KuKer Farms and Processing Limited and organised by Coach Nasiru Bello , the National Coach of Nigeria Table Tennis Federation .
The three days program slated for today , had the screening of entries and the draws yesterday , with fifty-six entries recorded , which comprises of forty-one males and fifteen females across the Federation.
According to Coach Nasiru Bello , the tournament is aimed to ensure that the cadet category of the game is sustained and developed to prepare them for the future .
He further said , that none of the participants has played in any table tennis tournament before now .