The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Manchester Table Tennis project got started on Saturday 9th March 2019

The Greater Sport funded project began with some volunteer training at Stockport Lads Club where eight volunteers and youth workers attended a training delivered by Table Tennis England’s coach education team.

Table Tennis leaders award gets underway
Table Tennis Leaders Award gets underway at Stockport Lads Club.

Volunteers and leaders completed a 4-hour course, accredited by Table Tennis England that introduced them to the basics of Table Tennis and how to pass skills on to the young people they will be working with.

image of Table Tennis tables

The funding will allow local youth clubs to engage more young people in the sport and also access our Greater Manchester Table Tennis tournaments in May and the NABGC National Tournament which are played in July 2019.

Separate funding has also been provided by the Greater Manchester High Sheriff’s Police Trust Fund to purchase Table Tennis equipment for clubs that need it in order to help young people take part in Table Tennis at their clubs.

The funding from Greater Sport will now pay for qualified Table Tennis England coaches to go into clubs and deliver sessions, before the newly trained volunteers take over.

Watch this space for more information as to how the project progresses

You can also find the joining information for our Table Tennis Tournaments in May by clicking here.