We run on Thursday mornings 10.00–12.00 & Friday afternoons 2.00–3.30
Isabel Martindale generally looks after Thursdays and Alan Pleydell Fridays. Come to either or both. There are usually, though not always, more people on Thursday, and sometimes not many at all on Friday, so, depending on your availability, Friday might be the easier entry point – though you could start with either. We have found August a slack month so think we will not run it in August 2015.
We are lively and very informal and have immense fun. There is a lot of chatting and socialising that takes place as well as playing. There is no particular standard of play expected and beginners are more than welcome. We’ll take care to ensure that people are fairly evenly matched so that no-one either gets nervous on the one hand or deprived of a good game on the other.
Back in April, we entered two teams in the Fitzmaurice School Table Tennis Challenge fundraiser for their solar panels. The aim was not to win any points but simply to keep the ball in play for as long as possible and tot up as many balls successfully over the net as possible within an hour – working in two-person relays. We had a lot of fun with one of our teams winning overall and the other placed second.
We meet on the ground floor of the artists’ and artisans’ studios and workshops at 43 Trowbridge Rd.
The premises is located some 30 yards up a driveway away from the roadside at the turning into the hairdressing salon on the corner. If you fancy having a go, just turn up. There are generally two tables, side by side. If attendance is good, there are usually four people playing doubles on a table. If it is less, or often towards the end of a session when some have already left, there is better opportunity for singles.
Come along and give us a try!
Alan and Isabel