Three table tennis tables were presented to Westminster Kingsway College in Camden on Monday 3rd October as part of a brand new initiative between the Jack Petchey Foundation and the England Table Tennis Association which means that thousands of young people across London will get a chance to play table tennis.
Maxine Stephens, a Lerna Consultant at the College said “This is a generous gift for our young people. They will have a great time, lots of fun, and access to a new sport. This is a great initiative that offers so many opportunities for our students”.
Student Lariscia Tanguile, aged 19, said “That’s the first time I have every played table tennis and I really enjoyed it. I can’t wait to play again!”
Shantariyah Frecteleton-Campbell, aged 16, said “Wow, I didn’t know this game could be so good. I have never played before but found I could get going very quickly. I want to practice as much as possible so I can get better and better”.
The table donation scheme was open to the 77 schools that registered for the scheme. So far 165 indoor table tennis tables have been delivered to 55 Change4Life School Sports Clubs across London. Schools in receipt of equipment have signed up to conditions of use and maintenance through a ‘service level agreement’.
The Jack Petchey London Schools Table Tennis Championships involves both individual and team competitions open to boys and girls in full-time education at U11, U13, U16 and U19 age groups.
JPF new table tennis scheme for Westminster Kingsway College Camden Maxine Stephens left Harry Peacock right