Khalsa player shines in junior badminton tourney

11Jul 2018
The Guardian Reporter
The Guardian
Khalsa player shines in junior badminton tourney

PROMISING badminton player, Surya Ganesh, won the junior category of the TADA 77 Cup tournament which came to a close at the Khalsa Sports Club in Dar es Salaam on Monday.

Ganesh cruised to a 2-0 win over Rahil Kakad in the final.

The eventual champion recorded a 21-11 win in the first set and wrapped up his triumph with a 21-14 win in the second and final set.

Tanzania Asian Development Association (TADA) Chairman, Shabir Abji, who the chief guest at the tournament, said badminton is beautiful sport for youths.

“I’m excited young players came forward to participate in the event, but I would also like to see many girls turn up for tournaments of this nature,” he said.

He wished all of the participating players the best luck, saying the tournament was designed for the spirit of attracting young players into the sport.
In the tournament’s men’s doubles final, Jagroup Singh partnered Dhyanesh Ramaiya to beat Hassan Mawoko and Parag Somaiya 21-17, 15-21, 21-11. 

In the men’s singles final, Mawoko won the trophy with a 21-11, 21-17 win over Ramaiya.
Mawowoko, one of the best badminton players in the country at the moment, had little mercy on his opponent in the exciting match.

He showcased magnificent defense, quick reflexes in the game and deftness of touch to put his opponent at bay.
 “I had to be prepared for long rallies as he is a very strong player,” Ramaiya said after the 25 -minute enthralling match.

“My strokes were fantastic for a long spell of the game, so I am really satisfied with my performance.”
Didesh Vaishnav, who serves as the TADA Executive Secretary, said that the event was meant to flag-off celebrations of youth festival for the 2018/19 season.