To Celebrate its 54th Anniversary IPB Organized Open Table Tennis Championship

Unit Kegiatan Mahasiswa (UKM Student Activity Unit) of Bogor Agricultural University (IPB) for Table Tennis organized Open Table Tennis Championship in the framework of the 54th Anniversary of IPB, on 6-8 October 2017, at Dramaga Campus Gymnasium, Bogor. Theme of the event was " Revolusi Tenis Meja Insan Akademisi Meraih Prestasi Gemilang (Revolution on Table Tennis for Academicians to Achieve Higher Achievement", The event was participated by 781 players  from all over Indonesia.

Head of Sub Directorate of Interest, Talent and Reasoning of the Directorate of Student Affairs of IPB, Dr. Ujang Suwarna, stated to all society, professionals, businessmen, and officials as sports lovers especially table tennis. They may give full support to this championship activity by participating or supporting the program. Further, he stated that the event was also to support the government program to improve performance of table tennis sport. "Therefore, IPB is committed to support effort to improve national table tennis achievement, by organizing Open Table Championship Event  in order to celebrate the 54th Anniversary of  IPB," he said.

Yet, the supervisor of  SME of IPB for Table Tennis, Dr. Irzaman, stated that the coaching and development of table tennis is part of the university efforts to improve the quality of physical, mental, and spiritual health of the community. According to him, table tennis is one of the most popular sports both nationally and internationally. In its development, the total number of table tennis players in Indonesia is getting higher and higher.  They are from both the general public and among students. This is evidenced by the increasing number of table tennis clubs in Indonesia.

He emphasized that the goal of this open table championship is to improve the ties  of hospitality for table tennis athletes all over Indonesia; improve the performance of athletic sports especially table tennis throughout Indonesia; improve the performance of table tennis at universities in Indonesia; and provide encouragement to IPB's table tennis athletes to make successful  achievements at the national level. (Wied)

Published Date : 11-Oct-2017

Resource Person : Dr. Irzaman

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