2019 started with a big pong for Table Tennis official Darek Mikita…at the International Table Tennis Federation World Tour Qatar Open in Doha. It was here where he was selected as one of 16 international blue badge umpires worldwide, which is the highest distinction. He then went on to officiate at the World Tour Grand Finals in China as one of only four blue badge umpires selected for that prestigious event. In fact, he’s one of only six blue badge umpires in Canada. Provincially, he’s been the president of the Manitoba Table Tennis Association for the past 15 years. Congratulations Darek.

Winnipeg Free Press: https://www.winnipegfreepress.com/our-communities/headliner/Table-tennis-ump-is-Manitobas-top-official-569218631.html

The following is a short video that depicts Darek at a variety of events.

https://youtu.be/N1kpxNoF60c?t=45