“Table Tennis is like an atom. To the ignorant it is merely microscopic and insignificant in existence, but to the dedicated, it is intricate in design and the building block to everything we know.”- Matt Hetherington
Table Tennis helps build strength, speed and agility, simultaneously it aids in keeping the brain sharp and improves balance. It is also an excellent sport to shed calories, improve reflexes, and keeps the joint bones intact.
Nandini Biswal of Class IX and Preyansh Panda of Class VIII won the Bronze medal each in the CBSE Cluster-II Table Tennis Championship held from 14th to 16th September 2018. While Nandini won it in the U-19 category, Preyansh bagged it in the U-14 category in the tournament held at Vikash Residential School, Bhubaneswar. Students from 35 schools across states like Odisha, Jharkhand and West Bengal had participated in the Championship.
SAI International School believes in giving equal focus to scholastic and co-scholastic activities for the holistic development of its students. They are encouraged to take up various sporting activities right from Class-I and trained accordingly as per their abilities and interest. A fortnight before any tournament, the selected students undergo rigorous training for a period of two hours every day in the school premises. They are also taught on the importance of team spirit, perseverance, sportsman spirit, how to cope with success and failures, respect and a sense of fellowship for other competitors etc.