The sponsorship will help the club’s future goals of improving its team’s rankings and relaunching its leisure and corporate facilities.
Explained Bo Larsen, SVP commercial partnerships, Vikand, ‘Monaco is one of the key maritime cities and home to many of our clients and partners in the cruise and yachting industry, so we decided it was important to give something back to the community.
‘We like the fact that the club is very proactive in encouraging young people to take part in sport. As a responsible healthcare provider, we always encourage exercise as a way of enjoying social activity and keeping fit.’
AS Monaco Tennis de Table
AS Monaco Tennis de Table was founded in 1938 by a small group of enthusiasts. Every other year the club’s best players participate in the GSSE Olympic Games of the Small States of Europe, a tournament that gathers the best table tennis players of the participating countries. AS Monaco has the 8th best ranked women player in the world, Xiaoxin Yang.
The club recently doubled in size with 80 active players and are coached by Anthony Geminiani, a state certified trainer and one of the best players in France.
President of AS Monaco Tennis de Table, Ulrika Quist, added, ‘I am very proud to represent Monaco in my capacity as player and president of Monaco Table Tennis… we are honoured to be representing Monaco with such a diverse range of players and active members representing 12 different nationalities. The Vikand sponsorship is a tremendous support for the continued development of our club and opportunities to compete at international events moving forward.’