Trials for Asian Para TT championships begin

Updated: Sep 17, 2013, 18:34 PM IST

Indore: The Table Tennis Federation of India (TTFI) will select a 15-member Para table tennis team to represent India at the Asian Para Table Tennis Championships to be held in China from October 16-20.

With the sports ministry and the International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) entrusting the selection job to the national body, the TTFI has organised a two-day trials at Abhay Prashal Stadium in Indore beginning from Tuesday.

A total of 33 paddlers, 28 in men`s section and eight in women`s category have turned out for the first-day trials conducted by the Madhya Pradesh Table Tennis Association under the supervision of former national champion and national selector Manjit Dua.

According to Dua, all the paddlers participated in trials in 10 classification sections, taking into consideration their disabilities with international umpires R C Mouriya and M I Purania conducting matches.

This is the first time that the TTFI was organising the trials.