Church Stretton Table Tennis Club

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A new table tennis club has been launched in Church Stretton. The club, based at the Silvester Horne Institute, was set up in June 2023 to provide an opportunity for local people to experience the sport. The club has four tournament quality tables at the hall, with a further table located in Ticklerton Village Hall, which is used for league matches. The club currently runs two sessions per week and caters for all ages and abilities.

These are on Thursday evenings from 6 to 8pm and Saturday mornings from 9.30am to 12 noon. At the time of writing there is one team playing in Division 1 of the Shrewsbury and District Table Tennis League, but it is hoped that a second team will be entered for the start of next season. The club is committed to supporting the local area, providing a welcoming and friendly environment and making table tennis accessible to all ages and abilities.

For younger and new players, the club offers a progressive coaching pathway with players starting in beginners’ sessions. These sessions are designed to be more fun and enjoyable and take place on Thursdays from 6 to 8pm. From there they will be able to develop their skills with coaching from the senior players. Senior players will have the opportunity to play against experienced players and to play in the local league if they wish.

For those players who just want to play for fun and not competitively, there is no pressure to play in the league! Church Stretton Table Tennis Club is affiliated to YOURTTCOACH and employs a professional coach who provides weekly one to one coaching at Ticklerton Village Hall.

The club welcomes new players of all ages and abilities, whether it be for a casual game at one of our open sessions, taking part in more competitive matches, or simply trying the game for the first time. Table tennis is entertaining, fun, fast and also has great health benefits. It can be enjoyed by people of all ages and fitness levels, and regular play improves reflexes, hand-eye coordination and balance, while toning and strengthening the core muscles of the upper and lower body. The sport is great for working up a sweat and increasing your heart rate, helping to keep your heart strong and healthy. As well as being a good cardiovascular exercise, it is also a great aerobic workout. If you are interested in getting involved, or fancy coming along for a taster session, please get in touch!