After a successful Level the Table funding application, Cheslyn Hay Table Tennis Club have expanded their over Bat & Chat programme to include a female-only session.
Table Tennis England’s Bat & Chat initiative aims to provide Over-50s with the opportunity to enjoy table tennis in a friendly and relaxed environment and helps to combat social isolation.
Cheslyn Hay first introduced Bat & Chat sessions to their club programme in 2019, offering social table tennis to Over-65’s on Thursday afternoons.
See the video below of the club’s participants enjoying a Bat & Chat session!
Since then, the club has been awarded funding through our Level the Table Grant to start a female-only Bat & Chat session to help us work towards more females playing table tennis. Find out more about our work around Women & Girls here.
The sessions are helping to reduce loneliness, and provides those who take part with an opportunity to
keep fit in a social environment, and have got off to a great start.
Find out more about our Diversity and Inclusion strategy, Level the Table, and how your club or organisation can get involved.