Report from NHW in Saudi Arabia Dec 23-29
Youssef Rabie and Abduaziz Altaher have been the driving force behind first National Hopes Week organized in Saudi Arabia. Youssef has brought up several generations of Egyptian national team players. He has experience from several hopes weeks organized at national, continental and world level. Abdulaziz is a member of Saudi Table Tennis Federation and attended World Hopes Week in Vienna in 2013.
The project has been endorsed by the Saudi Ministry of sport. President of Saudi TTF, Bandar Alselim has visited event and encouraged participants.
Event served also as a qualification for Arab Hopes Week in Bahrain, January 27 - February 2, 2015.
Youssef Rabie: " Three days of hard practice, two table tennis sessions daily were organized with 30 minutes of warming and fitness followed by 100 minutes of table tennis exercises. At the end of day we had organized some education sessions for all players and their coaches. Day 4 and 5 was the Challenge."
- AL MATAR
- AL AJOU
- AL GHAMDI WESSAM
Winner, Yasser Al Gamdi, right with his father.
Yasser was one of the youngest participants, born in 2005.