Hammond thanks GTTA for participating in C’wealth Games qualifiers

Former national table tennis star Eric Hammond has congratulated the Ghana Table Tennis Association (GTTA) for inviting him to participate in the ongoing Commonwealth Games qualifier at DG Hathiramani Hall in Accra Stadium.

He noted that, had it not been for a hip injury, he would have made the final list of top four players needed for the Commonwealth Games.

Injury concerns

“I’m happy with my performance, I had an injury before the games so it affected me, but I’m grateful to have had the chance to play,” said the Black Loopers skipper at the African Games in 2003 at the Daily Graphic. .

“I tried to play despite the injury but unfortunately it didn’t allow me to move as I should, but still, I’m always grateful to God, my family and the GTTA for their support” , he noted.

The qualifiers, which culminated last Monday, included the top 10 men’s national team players battling for four spots.

Top seed Derek Abrefa and second seed Emmanuel Commey were among the top 10 players to have made the playoffs.

Hammond, who led the Loopers to the 2003 All Africa Games in Abuja, expressed satisfaction at playing with the best players in the country.

“Playing with Abrefa and Commey exposed me to new things in the game and I’m happy about that,” he said.

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