CREEKSIDE Table Tennis Club in Mylor Bridge, Cornwall, is setting its sights on sporting excellence with the help of a local council.

John Symons, Chairman of Mylor Parish Council, attended the club’s Tuesday evening youth session to meet some of the young players who will benefit from the award, and the club members who run the activity.

John said: ‘The club applied for a £500 grant specifically to help expand the young player session. The councillors held a special funding meeting, looking at all the applications, and we were able to give grants to six local organisations. The table tennis award was felt to be a good idea, with the aim of opening the game up to young players, and we hope the money helps the club discover a few new stars in the sporting world.’

Club treasurer Tim Sobey said: ‘We’re very grateful for this grant which will help us equip our youngsters with training equipment, balls, bats and club shirts. All of it will be used to help the youth section grow, and to subsidise the sessions, enabling youngsters to try the game at a very reasonable cost.’

The photo shows Councillor Symons with club members at the Tuesday evening training session. For details of the youth sessions please contact Creekside Chairman Pete Cann on 07921 953471.

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By Creekside Table Tennis Club