Canada honours Dr. Chandra Madhosingh

Amelia Ho makes the presentation to Dr. Chandra Madhosingh (Photo: courtesy of Table Tennis Canada)

by Ian Marshall, Editor

The intention of Adham Sharara, President of Table Tennis Canada, was to make a presentation in person at the National Championships or at the Annual General Meeting; the reason to honour Dr. Chandra Madhosingh for his unstinting efforts over the years in promoting the sport of table tennis nationwide and beyond.

It was rendered impossible owing the coronavirus pandemic but a most suitable solution was found.

Resident in Vancouver, Amelia Ho, the President of the British Columbia Table Tennis Association stepped forward. She made the presentation to a surprised Dr Chandra Madhosingh, three days prior to the Annual General Meeting, held virtually on Saturday 19th September, using the modern day phenomenon of Zoom.

“I have known Chandra since I was 16 years old, which is 51 years ago. He was a dedicated coach in his High School (Britannia), as well as a volunteer coach at provincial and national levels. He was the National Coach of Canada that took our junior national team to China for a month-long training and competition tour of China in 1972.

Chandra also organised tournaments at all levels from school tournaments to national championships. I don’t know where he found the time, but he also managed to become an International Umpire and a Level-3 NCCP certified coach. No one in Canada has the credentials that Dr. Madhosingh has in table tennis. He also served on the ITTF Media Committee for many years being the first one into the Media Centre and the last one out.” Adham Sharara

Notably, in 2019 Chandra Madhosingh was elected a member of the Board of Directors for Table Tennis Canada.

“Chandra was, and remains, my mentor, my advisor and definitely my hero. We are honoured to have him as a member of our Board of Directors.” Adham Sharara added.

Always supportive of initiatives that enhance the sport of table tennis, Dr Chandra Madhosingh is the Swaythling Club representative for Table Tennis Canada.