An initiative in Surrey to encourage more women & girls into the sport has met with great success. 

Guildford Table Tennis Association has been running several sessions specifically for women, with numbers far exceeding expectations. 

Organiser Adam Laws said: “It’s been great to see women and girls of all ages playing and enjoying the game – many for the first time. 

“These sessions have included lots of enjoyable and educational activities including multiball, practising with coaches and experienced players, and fun games. 

“Women and girls have been coming regularly to these sessions and have improved their skills in a short space of time.”

Steve Day of Guildford TTA added: “These sessions have been in the pipeline for a while, so we are delighted we have finally, this season, been able to introduce them. 

“Like anything new, it takes time and effort, so thanks must go to Adam Laws and his team of volunteers.  We now have momentum and are looking to build on our current success.   

“The whole concept was the brainchild of the late Carole Ingram and is supported by the legacy left by her to GTTA.” 

Getting more women into the sport is one of the key areas of development identified as part of the area planning and initiatives like this are vital for increasing numbers into table tennis.