The sessions started in January 2019 after Russell Smith, a keen volunteer, who had been working on a project to refurbish the community centre, thought it would be an ideal location to start a social table tennis club.
Russell applied for a Ping! In the Community package designed to help bring members of the community closer together and inspire them to lead more active and social lifestyles.
Since the arrival of the table, sessions have really taken off, with a few members contributing to the purchase of a further three tables. Amazingly membership has grown to 53 including 25 female players, in just 5 months.
Janice, who used to play a number of years ago before moving to London, saw the sessions promoted on Facebook and thought it was a great opportunity to get back into the game, and is now a key volunteer helping with the admin and communication with members.
Martin Ireland, TT England North Area Lead said: