Table tennis player Matthew Steffen shows how it's done.
Table tennis player Matthew Steffen shows how it's done. Allan Reinikka ROK020313atablete

Table tennis a hit in Rocky

RAIN, hail or shine, there is one sport that can be played all year round no matter what the weather brings.

Established for more than 80 years, Rockhampton Table Tennis Association offers a fun and friendly environment for the sport and encourages membership of all ages. President Allan Clarke said the association nurtures natural talent of athletes looking to take the sport competitively, while also creating a fun and social environment for those who are looking for fun and friendship building.

"Members learn the correct techniques from our highly qualified and vastly experienced coaches so that they build confidence in the sport,” Allan said.

"We hold weekly fixture activities and tournament competitions throughout the year as well as social games for those wanting to simply have a game of table tennis.”

Allan said the association had between 40 to 50 players ranging from 10 years to 70 years. He said the sport was great for improving hand-eye co-ordination as well as great exercise for all ages (moderate to high, depending on your skill level). New members welcome. Registration forms are available from the Association at 157 Campbell Street, beside Leichhardt Park. For more information phone 4922 5380 or find them on Facebook: Rockhampton Table Tennis Association.



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