The captain and owner of La-based table tennis team , Kings Royal Table Tennis Academy, Christopher King, says his team would win this season’s Stanbic Bank-sponsored National Table Tennis League.
The legal practitioner says his team will be counting on the age experience of his team with regards to the sport, the mental attitude of his charges and their physical attributes to deliver the title.
“It is not just about knowing what to do , but how you do it, and how you achieve this on the blind side of your opponent and most important of all experience," he told this paper in an exclusive interview at the D.G. Hathiramani Sports Hall of the Accra Sports Stadium on Saturday.
He maintained that their sixth position his team placed last season would vastly be improved upon to first position and added that this has began with a 3-0 victory against Ashaiman Club at the hall on Saturday.
“We have very dependable players such as Robert Hammond, Joseph Osei and my good self and we are ready to cause a shocker in the premiership," he said.
Mr King, who claims he he is a good table tennis who plays the backhand stroke, says he is confident his team of five players, whose ages range between 30 and 56 and represent the oldest team of the competition, will defeat younger opponents.
“We are strong, we have skills, we have reflexes and experience and ready for any of the top three teams, including multiple champions, Otumfuo and Immigration, in the league,” he noted.
According to Mr King, as the only team that operates a table tennis academy, Kings Royal Academy cannot afford to fail and must prove its worth in the 18-team league comprising 18 teams.
The national league began on Saturday and is expected to climax on November 30. This time it has been expanded with new entrants namely Tiger Sharks, Divine Travel and Tours, Cape Loopers, Faith Table Tennis and Vilcabamba.