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Table Tennis takes over Windsor

Windsor Table Tennis ClubTable tennis play and coaching confirmed for this Wednesday 4th December, Juniors ages 10-16 at 18:00 for an hour followed by Senior Play from 19:00pm onwards. Come down under the expert supervision of Table Tennis Expert and Windsor member Jimmy Wilson. Only costs £1 to cover equipment costs every week. Meet in the Corry Hall at the club where we will have two tables set up. This is the start of an ambition to get a table tennis team entered into the Ulster Leagues (most teams play in Belfast) next year so we welcome any standards for some fun and play. Who knows? You might be better with a table tennis bat than a tennis racquet. Rules available here.

Why do you want to play table tennis?
Just about everyone has played pingpong (or table tennis, as it is commonly known) at sometime or another, it’s one of the most popular sports in the world. But what are some of the reasons that table tennis is played by so many people? And what exactly does table tennis have to offer you?
1. Health and Fitness
Table tennis is good for your health – it’s great for getting up a sweat and getting the heart rate up. Just a couple of hours a week hitting that little white ball around can do wonders for your fitness.
2. Gentle on Your Body
It’s easy on the body. Being a non-contact sport, you don’t have to worry about those bruises or even broken bones that you can get in contact sports.
3. Everyone Can Play
There’s no age or gender barriers – it’s common at clubs for 60 year old veterans to be playing 15 year old juniors, or men playing against women, and with everyone having a great time and a close match. Families can all play each other without having to worry about the bigger or stronger members dominating the game.
4. A Sport for Life
Table tennis is a lifelong sport, that can be played competitively right up to your eighties and beyond.
5. Keeps You Mentally Sharp
As you get older, table tennis is good for the brain. There is an awful lot of thinking, planning, and strategising going on out there on the court, all of which helps keep the old grey matter active!
6. You Can Play Anytime
Table tennis is an indoor, non-seasonal sport. You can play it all year round, day or night, and you don’t have to worry about bad weather or covering up to keep those harmful UV rays off you.
7. You Can Play Anywhere
You don’t need a huge amount of space to have fun playing table tennis at home, and a foldaway table can be put away when you aren’t using it. By the time you really need to stretch out and move around the court, you should be ready to go play at your local club, which should have plenty of space to run around in.
8. Make New Friends
Table tennis is a great social sport. You’ll get to meet plenty of people down at the local clubs. Play a competition once in a while and you’ll be able to compete and make friends with a whole bunch of fellow table tennis enthusiasts.
9. You Don’t Have to Spend a Fortune
You don’t have to spend a lot of money to play ping-pong. A basic ping-pong paddle can be bought for around £25 US, and will give good service while learning the game.
10. Enjoy Yourself
It’s fun! Table tennis is a wonderful sport to take up for life. It’s easy to play, yet difficult to master. You’ll always have another challenge to look forward to, and another mountain to climb.

You can’t argue with all of those reasons, can you? So now that you’re convinced that table tennis is for you, just drop Simon an email confirming your attendance simon@windsortennis.co.uk