TTFI planning coaching camp in Sonepat for Video games-bound paddlers from 20 June-Sports activities Information , Alenz
G Sathiyan is not going to be a part of the coaching camp as he needs to proceed coaching with coach S Raman in Chennai.
New Delhi: The Desk Tennis Federation of India is planning a coaching camp for its Olympic contingent in Sonepat from 20 June, making an attempt to make up for a removed from ideally suited Video games build-up amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
With the second wave of COVID-19 ravaging the nation, the 4 Tokyo-bound gamers — Sharath Kamal, G Sathiyan, Manika Batra and Sutirtha Mukherjee — have been restricted to particular person coaching since qualifying in March.
“The preparations haven’t been ideally suited however you possibly can not assist it amid the pandemic. We at the moment are awaiting SAI’s approval for the 15-day camp. It ought to are available a day or two.
“A complete of 12 gamers and 4 help workers shall be a part of the camp. The gamers have educated in DPS Sonepat earlier additionally so they’re comfy with the power,” TTFI advisor MP Singh instructed PTI.
Barring Sathiyan, who needs to proceed coaching with coach S Raman in Chennai and keep away from journey in COVID-19 occasions, the opposite Olympic-bound paddlers shall be a part of the camp.
In addition to the Olympic-bound gamers, different India gamers together with Archana Kamath, Sanil Shetty and Manav Thakkar, may also be in Sonepat.
“The gamers will bear RT-PCR exams upon arrival on June 17 and when the camp begins from June 20, there’ll bear a fast antigen check every day,” stated Singh.
Sharath, who is about to compete in his fourth Olympics, couldn’t get the visa to coach in Denmark and subsequently is trying ahead to a lot wanted follow in a crew setting.
He and Sathiyan shall be competing in singles however the veteran’s focus is on combined doubles with Manika.
They each gained a shock bronze on the 2018 Asian Video games and the pairing stays India’s finest probability of one other good end in Tokyo.
“Manika and I targeted on our motion earlier than and in the course of the qualifiers. Now we have to get higher at enjoying conditions in a match. The preparations have been removed from ideally suited (as a result of COVID) however we have to make the very best use of this camp,” stated Sharath.
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