Club urges locals to get involved
FRIDAY NIGHT PRACTICE and coaching at the Gatton Table Tennis Hall.
FOR all those keen to pick up a bat and ball and have a hit, it is time to get the ball rolling.
From 7pm on Friday night for the rest of February, the Gatton Table Tennis Hall is hosting an open night for all in the community to have a hit and a go.
Club Secretary, Margaret Hood, said last Friday was the first open night leading up to the start of the fixture season this year.
“We want to get people along to try it out and there are no obligations to sign up,” Ms Hood said.
“Anyone that wants to have a go can come and see how they like it and our fixture season starts in the first week of March.
“There is no charge to have a go and there is the option to sign up for the season.”
Last year, the club received a grant from the Queensland Gambling Community Benefit Fund of more than $10,000 to purchase new equipment for the club and hall.
“We have gone ahead and done that and now have new umpire chairs, scoreboards and club bats,” Ms Hood said.
“The reason we applied is to continue upgrading and promoting the sport to grow the club as many in the community rely on the facilities.
“The equipment will be good for members and visitors, including local schools that use the hall and they have benefited from this new equipment.”
She said people get into it mainly for leisure and it is a sport that is suitable for all ages.
“We have people that are six-years-old and 70 years of age,” Ms Hood said.
“It is not a really physically demanding sport, it is family friendly and played indoors.
“More than half the club have another family member playing because it is played in teams of varying experience and anyone can play.”
She said they also host a few practice nights at the club where they aim at coaching junior and novice players.
“There are also lots of opportunities to play in tournaments at other clubs but also state tournaments.”
The Gatton Table Tennis Hall is located at Woodlands Rd, Gatton near the tennis courts.
For more information contact 5462 8121.