Table Tennis has much going its way, thanks to the assistance of the National Olympic Committee. The presence of Coach Dawlatly of Egypt for four months has given Table Tennis a significant lift.
The coach has been here for just over one month, having arrived here in mid July.
Already many Table tennis enthusiasts have been impressed by the response of many of the nation’s youths to the coach’s work and the benefits are evident in the way some of them have improved their game and their approach to it.
Cycling is improving, here in St Vincent and the Grenadines. The Saturday morning programme at Arnos Vale has brought more participants into the sport and some young, enthusiastic cyclists have joined forces with the older ones to boost the sport.
The local Cycling Union would determine whether it finds it cyclists ready for the type of competition to which they would be exposed at the Commonwealth Games.
Squash is another sport that has been growing and in which we are seeing significantly improved performances from our youths.
Certainly at the OECS level the local teams are worthy champions and they are highly competitive at the broader Caribbean level.
Here again the authorities would determine the worthiness of the athletes relative to the expected level of competition.