Table tennis is the ideal sport for fun, fitness and health for people aged between 5 and 95. 300 million people play worldwide! Table tennis is a sociable sport enjoyed everywhere by everyone, it requires physical fitness with speed, agility and quick reactions.
It is an Olympic sport, being fast, dynamic and highly competitive, table tennis is a special blend of mental agility, subtle tactics and explosive power. The sport is suitable for youngsters of all standards and abilities, virtually injury free and almost no cost as equipment is very cheap.
All this is why table tennis is one of the world’s most popular sports, with more than 200 countries within the International Federation and why China made it their nation’s sport 50 years ago and where more than 200 million people play regularly.
Arsenal Premier League 4 Sport Table Tennis is currently running in 6 satellite clubs. Below are the dates and times of each session:
Mondays - Highbury Fields Girls School, Islington - 3.30-4.45pm
Mondays - New Kingshold Community Centre, Hackney - 5.00-7.00pm
Tuesdays – St Mary Magdalene Academy, Islington – 4.30-6.00pm
Wednesdays – William Ellis School, Camden – 4.15-5.45pm
Thursdays - Haverstock School, Chalk Farm - 4.15-5.45pm
Fridays - St Aloysius College, Highgate - 4.30-6.00pm
Arsenal in the Community is very fortunate to have a number of community HUB clubs in Table Tennis. Finsbury Table Tennis Club runs out of Finsbury Leisure Centre, Old Street by Sanket Shah. Finsbury runs its own junior and adult leagues on a weekly basis. To find out more about Finsbury TTC, please contact Sanket on www.finsburyttclub.co.uk. The Highbury Table Tennis Club has also just been established at St Mary Magdalene Academy in Islington, running sessions for young people and adults on Tuesday evenings. Another local club you may wish to attend is Mildmay Community Table Tennis Club, based at the newly refurbished Mildmay Community Centre, near Newington Green. For more information on this club, see club website http://www.mildmaycommunityttc.co.uk or contact club secretary and coach John Kessie on firstname.lastname@example.org.
The newly formed Arsenal Community Table Tennis Club came as the result of the success of one of our PL4S satellite clubs. Based at St Aloysius College in Highgate, sessions run on Fridays evenings and through the holidays. To find out more about the new Arsenal Community TTC, please contact Ross on email@example.com.
ARSENAL COMMUNITY TABLE TENNIS CLUB
St Aloysius College N6 5LY
Fridays - 16.00-19.00
HIGHBURY TABLE TENNIS CLUB
St Mary Magdalene Academy N7 8PG
Fridays - 16.00-18.00
MILDMAY COMMUNITY TABLE TENNIS CLUB
Mildmay Community Centre N16 8NA
Tuesdays – 16.00-19.00
FINSBURY TABLE TENNIS CLUB
Finsbury Leisure Centre EC1V 3PU -
Fridays - 17.00-19.00 & Sundays 15.00-17.00
Copyright 2014 The Arsenal Football Club plc. Permission to use quotations from this article is granted subject to appropriate credit being given to www.arsenal.com as the source 12 Jan 2011