Amber recently visited the Hastings and District Table Tennis Association at the Hastings Academy Sports Centre. Amber was invited to visit the club by Keith Lindsay, secretary of the Hastings and District Table Tennis Association and the Tackleway Tennis Club after recently sending letters to Sue and Roger Pingram at the club to congratulate them on their Veterans Table Tennis achievements.
Hastings was previously the headquarters of the English Table Tennis Association, and this year they are celebrating the 90th Anniversary of the town’s own association.
To celebrate the 90th Anniversary, Hastings and District Table Tennis Association are working to promote junior coaching: they have sessions on a Friday night at Bexhill Community Centre and Hastings Academy Sports Centre, Thursdays at Hollington Community Centre and Wednesday at St Leonards Academy.
Keith Lindsay is also currently in the final stages of setting up a social table tennis session for people in Hastings during the weekdays. This will be primarily, but not exclusively, for those aged 50 and over.
During the visit to the club session at Hastings Academy Sports Centre, Amber spoke with members and even had her own go at playing table tennis against some of the club veterans.
“I was delighted to meet with such talented table tennis players and even have a go myself! It is so important to stay active and I am glad that our community provides so many services for people of all ages to enjoy sport.
“I hope that our residents to continue to enjoy local sport and our fantastic local associations. We have so many fantastic opportunities to access sport in our towns and I look forward to seeing more of our local sports clubs and associations.”
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Amber is pictured playing table tennis.