Everest Table Tennis group supports Wong for US training camp
Everest Cricket Club, through its Table Tennis group has given financial support to national player Miguel Wong, who is set to depart in September for a three-month training camp Ohio, USA.
Wong is preparing for Junior Pan American Games in Colombia later this year.
Ramdeo Kumar, Treasurer of the Everest Cricket Club, said the Camp Road club has several other arms, such as Lawn Tennis, Squash and Table Tennis, which is one of the most active.
Kumar said the aim of this support is to ensure that Wong gets to the USA to fully prepare for the Games, which will be held from November 25 to December 5.
Kumar indicated that the club seeks to promote talent and Wong is one such with immense potential.
Javid Khan, a former national Table tennis player and member of the club, rated Wong as a quality performer and one who can do well in the future.
The young Wong expressed thanks for the gesture, which he said will certainly help his progress for what he considers to be a major event in his budding career.
When the International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) revealed the prospectus for the event Wong was listed as a Caribbean representative for the Men’s Under-21 Singles.
Recently, city restaurant Taco Loco, through its proprietor Kian Jabour, donated an undisclosed amount to Wong and in June, Zoon Online Shopping and Shipping sponsored the equipment needs of the Table Tennis player ahead of the Games.
In May, Guyana Olympic Association President K.A. Juman Yassin told the media they have requested a proposal from the Guyana Table Tennis Association on getting Wong into a high-performance programme ahead of the Games.