The 42-day lengthy Senior Nationwide desk tennis camp got here to an finish at Delhi Public College (Sonepat, Haryana) on Tuesday, with the gamers expressing satisfaction of getting educated intensively collectively for the primary time since COVID-19 struck in mid-March.
The Indian crew’s torch-bearer Sharath Kamal was very proud of the way in which the camp had panned out.
“It was good to play once more after some time and to get again into the groove. We had morning and night periods and a few days dedicated to health and health club,” Sharath instructed The Hindu right here on Tuesday.
“The COVID break wasn’t good in any method for us. It was nice sparring with Manav [Thakkar], Jeet [Chandra] and Sudanshu Grover. We obtained into the match mode fairly shortly; we hope that competitions will begin ahead of later.”
Sharath revealed that Desk Tennis Federation of India (TTFI) has lined up all of the Nationwide championships from cadets to seniors from probably the top of January in two venues — DPS Sonepat (Haryana) and Abhay Prashal Indoor Stadium (Indore). “I feel the Senior Nationals could be in Sonepat in February 2021,” he mentioned.
Twenty-year-old Manav Thakkar was delighted to be a part of the camp.
“It was not simple on the a part of TTFI and Sports activities Authority of India (SAI) to organise a camp in COVID-19 scenario. However they did a beautiful job. Everybody gave 100%. From day one to day 40, we noticed an enormous distinction in our sport. Sharath bhaiya guided us very properly,” mentioned Thakkar, who’s aiming to bag his maiden Senior Nationwide crown after having reached the ultimate within the final version in Hyderabad.