New play­ers wel­come

Kwinana Courier - - Sport -

TOPSPINNING their way to laugh­ter and fun, a ded­i­cated group of Rock­ing­ham ta­ble ten­nis play­ers are keen to wel­come some good ‘back­han­ders’ to their fold.

No, it’s not a pro­mo­tion of some ob­scure dis­ci­pline – rather, a pitch for more play­ers.

The group holds games at the City of Rock­ing­ham’s Au­tumn Cen­tre – a so­cial hub for those over 50.

Group mem­ber Anne Hob­son said there were games held most days, in­clud­ing new days Tues­day and Wed­nes­day.

“We wel­come all peo­ple – there are no lev­els or skills re­quired,” she said.

“It is mainly just for fun and just for laughs.”

De­spite the fo­cus on fun she said there was a method to ping pong mad­ness.

“At our age cer­tain sports and ac­tiv­i­ties are the best – ta­ble ten­nis is great for strength­en­ing bal­ance and hand-eye co-or­di­na­tion,” she said.

The mixed group has fe­male and male play­ers, and a min­i­mal yearly mem­ber­ship fee to the cen­tre is all that is re­quired to join. The Tues­day and Wed­nes­day groups have games in the main hall of the cen­tre be­tween 1pm and 4pm.

For more in­for­ma­tion on ta­ble ten­nis or any other ac­tiv­i­ties or ser­vices avail­able at the Au­tumn Cen­tre, call 9528 8560 or email cus­tomer@rock­ing­ham.wa.gov. au.

Pic­ture: Jon Hew­son www.com­mu­ni­typix.com.au d482791

Mem­bers of the Rock­ing­ham Ta­ble Ten­nis Club which is re­cruit­ing more play­ers.

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