It will be recalled that Eastern Region has produced a chunk of Table Tennis players to the nation for the various national teams.
The likes of Isaac Opoku, the first Ghanaian Olympian, Nana Yaw Boateng, three times SWAG Table Tennis player and sports personality of the year in succession, Hagar Amu the nine times Ghana Champion, and others who are products of Koforidua, New Juaben Table Tennis Club.
Currently, New Juaben Table Tennis Club have two top players in the Ghana Table Tennis National Team preparing towards Olympics Game and All African Games which Ghana has been granted the hosting right.
Also, both Table Tennis U18 and U21 Champions are from the New Juaben Table Tennis Club.
New Juaben Table Tennis Club indeed has unearthed talents for the nation who later on become Champions and World Class Sports men and women.
Indeed, Pabbynewslivegh.com can declare with no equivocation that, Table Tennis is the heart of New Juaben inside Koforidua, Eastern Region.
To take you down memory lane, the late Paramount Chief of New Juaben, Osekyerehene, Nana Kwaku Boateng established the New Juaben Table Tennis Club in 1978 as activities of the club started in his palace under coach Arhin in that same year.
It’s very unfortunate that the club has been left out overnight as the New Juaben Authorities ask the club to vacate their training grounds which is the New Juaben Community Center without allocating them an alternative venue to train ahead of their major tournament in both Africa and the world.
It has been confirmed by the New Juaben Authorities that, the Community Center where the Table Tennis Club train have been offered to the District Court for temporarily.
Yesterday Evening around 5:30pm at the forecourt of the New Juaben Community Center where the club train, a group dubbed “Concern Youth of New Juaben Table Tennis” who doubles up as Friends and beneficiaries of Tables Tennis in New Juaben demonstrated in peaceful manner to seek for Authorities utmost intentions to allocate premises to District Court should be possible redress.
“Urgent steps should be taken to construct a suitable Hall for New Juaben Table Tennis Club or the Social Welfare premises in town will be suitable for usage rather than the community center”.
“We are therefore appealing to the appropriate authorities to come to our aid, particularly, the New Juaben South Municipal Assembly, the National Sports Authority as well as the Ministry of Youth and Sports”.