Mu­seum staffer a ta­ble tennis star

Grocott's Mail - - SPORT - By LINDA DYANI

Heine Kohl, a staff mem­ber at the Al­bany Mu­seum has once again been cho­sen to rep­re­sent the Eastern Cape Prov­ince in ta­ble tennis at the 20-21 October Na­tional Pub­lic Ser­vants Sports & Cul­tural Events Tour­na­ment in Pre­to­ria.

The Eastern Cape will be rep­re­sented by 241 ath­letes com­pet­ing in the dif­fer­ent sports codes with all nine prov­inces par­tic­i­pat­ing in a range of sports in­clud­ing football, vol­ley­ball, a tug-of-war, ping pong (ta­ble tennis), tennis, pool, chess, mraba-raba and Jukskei.

Heine par­tic­i­pated in the provin­cial ta­ble tennis tri­als held two weeks ago in East Lon­don where he was one of six out of 28 play­ers cho­sen to par­tic­i­pate in the na­tion­als. Heine will this time also cap­tain the EC team.

“I am hon­oured to be cho­sen again for the third year, hav­ing won three gold medals,” Kohl said, “My plan is to teach Ta­ble Tennis at lo­cal schools.”

The Na­tional Pub­lic Ser­vants Sports and Cul­tural Events (NPSSCE) co­or­di­nates and fa­cil­i­tates civil ser­vants’ in­volve­ment in sports ac­tiv­i­ties.

The Eastern Cape hosted the Na­tional Tour­na­ment in 2014 be­fore it went to Mpumalanga 2015 and Bloem­fontein last year, fol­lowed by Pre­to­ria this year.

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