Saturday, July 4, 2009

Physiotherapy Boost for Paddlers engaged in CWG preparation

To keep the paddlers on pinnacle of their fitness before the 2010 Commonwealth Games, the Table Tennis Federation of India (TTFI) has roped in a Delhi-based physiotherapist who is working with the players at the ongoing month-long training camp in Pune.

Physiotherapy specialist Vandana Tanwar was appointed following the 2010 Commonwealth Games Federation's steering committee meeting last week and she will accompany the players in all the important tournaments on the run-up to the Games to judge their fitness level.

"Tanwar has been given a contract till October next year when the Delhi Games is scheduled and all the expenses will be borne by Commonwealth Federation till then. She joined the team two days back in Pune," TTFI treasurer V K Bawa said.

"This kind of scientific approach is quite important to improve the performance in international circuit. She (Tanwar) will work with both the men and women paddlers to make out what to be done to improve their fitness levels before the 2010 Games," Bawa said.

Joint Secretary of Union Sports Ministry Rahul Bhatnagar was present at the meeting which was also attended by TTFI technical committee chairman Dhanraj Choudhry, Secretary Moolchand Chauhan and Bhawani Mukherjee, chief coach for table tennis in NIS Patiala.


Supy said...

What is the criteria for selection of a physiotherapist for a team? Are there any more vacancies?