The 13th edition of the Le Meridien Players Cup,a district-level table tennis tournament,will begin on May 22. Deccan Gymkhana and Poona District Table Tennis Association will organise the six-day tournament.
The tournament will be played in the new table tennis hall of Deccan Gymkhana. Prominent players,some of whom have represented the country,will participate in the tournament. Divya Deshpande,Manasi Chajjed,Adwait Brahme,Chinmay Datar and Devika Bhide are some of the players who have confirmed their participation.
The tournament is the first district ranking tournament of the season. Madhukar Lonare will officiate as the chief referee for the tournament. The tournament carries a total prize money of Rs 35,000.
The tournament will be conducted for cadet boys,cadet girls (U-12),sub junior boys and girls (U-15),junior boys and girls (U-18),youth boys and girls (U-21),mens,womens and veterans (over 39). Interested players are requested to call 9890688848. The last date for submission of entries is May 17.