The Liverpool League is living proof of the adage that table tennis is a “sport for all, for life” – and no one more typifies that than Alan Biggs.

Currently there are 18 players in the league over the age of 80 and earlier this month Alan, from Wavertree Labour TTC, became the oldest as he reached 90 years of age.

Three days later, Alan played a Division Five league match against a team from Sefton Park  TTC and won both his games.

There are currently 388 players, of all ages and skills, in the Liverpool League and Alan is ranked at 258 and currently has a 50% average for the season.

Alan has been playing table tennis in the Liverpool League since 1948, playing in all the divisions and he has also competed in the Liverpool Business Houses League, the Warrington League and the Wirral League.

He says he sees table tennis as a great way to keep fit. It also keeps him mentally active and ensures that he is socialising with other league members and friends.

Alan as he was in around 1948