Table tennis players with disabilities from Serbia and Poland met in Władysławowo-Cetniewo for the seventh meeting as part of the project “Pair table tennis as a tool for social integration of people with disabilities”, financed by the European Union from the Erasmus+ Sport Programme.
Date and place: 27.08-02.09.2023, Władysławowo (Cetniewo)
27/08/2023 – Arrival at the Olympic Preparation Center in Władysławowo (Cetniewo).
28/08/2023 – Organizational activities, setting up the main objectives of the meeting, getting to know the participants. One table tennis training.
29/08/2023 – Two table tennis training sessions – games for points in a fun way. Exchanging good practices in table tennis between Polish and Serbian participants, social integration.
30/08/2023 – One table tennis training. A cultural trip to the city of Gdańsk as an additional, integration meeting.
31/08/2023 – Resting on the beach together, a cultural visit to the Avenue of Stars. Evening meeting – discussions and exchanging ideas about table tennis trainings, techniques, tactics, best practices in Poland and Serbia and about the other, sport-related topics, like the best players in Polish sport.
01/09/2023 – International table tennis match Serbia vs Poland for testing ideas and solutions in practice.
02/09/2023 – End of the meeting and training. Departures.
Report from the meeting:
Polish and Serbian participants have finished the last meeting and training within the framework of the Project. Together with Serbian coaches, Polish table tennis coaches have conducted very important and valuable para-table tennis trainings, meetings and exchanges of good practices and solutions in this sport – a very good tool for physical activity and social integration of people with disabilities.
At the end, as always, the participants have also played an international match between Serbia and Poland to test good solutions in practice.
Moreover, between the training sessions, the participants went to the beach and for walks around Władysławowo. They have had the opportunity to visit the Sports Stars Walk in the city of Władysławowo as an additional, cultural part of this meeting.
In the evenings, all the participants have been exchanging ideas about good practices in Polish and Serbian table tennis as a great tool for social integration of people with disabilities and have been talking about other subjects, like the best athletes in Polish and Serbian sports.
One day, the organizers from Polish side have organized a cultural trip to the city of Gdańsk for the Serbs.
They have exchanged experiences in conducting table tennis and general development trainings.
In addition, Serbs have had an opportunity to try regional, Polish cuisine.
All the objectives of this meeting and training have been achieved.
“Funded by the European Union. Views and opinions expressed are however those of the author(s) only and do not necessarily reflect those of the European Union or the European Education and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA). Neither the European Union nor the granting authority can be held responsible for them.”