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Junior table tennis club launched

Posted onPosted on 16th May

With the backing of Shirebrook firm Abstract Doors And Windows, the River Maun Recreation Centre, Mansfield, has launched a junior table tennis club.

Sessions are held every Thursday for children aged six to 16.

A successful adults club has been running at the centre since 2014, winning the club of the year award at the Mansfield Recognition Awards in 2016.

The centre’s sports development lead, Lorna Blaiklock, wanted to start a dedicated junior version to get more youngsters involved in the sport.

“Table tennis is one of those sports that anyone can have a go at,” she said.

“It’s perfect for both sexes and all ages. We have got a 90-year-old who plays here regularly, and we have players with disabilities.

“I would like to thank Abstract Doors And Windows for their generous help in getting the club started, and also the whole team who have worked with me on this. It’s going to be great to introduce this sport to children in the community.”

A representative from Abstract Doors And Windows said: “Knowing that our money is going towards something that gets people active and leading healthier lives is something we are proud of.

“Table tennis is a great sport and absolutely perfect for children and adults of all ages and abilities.
“We hope the equipment we have bought gets plenty of use.”

The junior club runs every Thursday, from 6pm to 7pm. It is led by level 3 coach, Simon Thorpe and costs £3 per session. All bats and equipment are provided.

Anyone interested should turn up at the centre. For information about the club, call Lorna on 0345 000 0233, or email lorna.blaiklock@sercocom

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