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World Table Tennis Day Report

Report on our World TableTennis Day celebration 23rd April by Linda Powell

Our top players, Dylan, Danny, Shannon and Reuben participated in a fast-moving exhibition. Norma Brown also demonstrated her expertise, partnering daughter Shannon. Dylan and Reuben featured too, with Reuben displaying some of his defensive skills. Senga Thomson played Danny and was Master of Ceremonies.

Before and after the exhibition visitors were encouraged to take part in the fun games on offer. Noughts and crosses was a firm favourite, as was the Bat Challenge: here entrants were required to use bats of five different sizes, ranging from the over-sized to one so tiny that it was almost too hard to hold. With the robot on slow-fire, only one shot with each bat was permitted. Few connected with the ball using the smallest bat.

Our afternoon visitors included many from the Club’s Over-50s Group, eager to try everything, including the promised excellent cakes. Two Moffat TT Club members supported our initiative.

Many thanks to the team who made the whole enterprise possible, among them, Anne Borrowdale and Norma Brown, who master-minded the World TT Day celebration,  and not forgetting all the Club players who not only competed, but manned the fun games and patiently helped new or struggling visitors to play.


Dylan De Silva and Shannon Brown discuss the 5 Bat Challenge