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Wisbech Table Tennis Club's new facilities are up and running

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After four weeks of hard work with a core of dedicated pensioner members all aged over 70, Wisbech Table Tennis Club has its new dedicated centre at Littlechild’s Farm Parson Drove Lane up and running.

It is now ready for the start of the season on October 18.

John Blyth, a builder and member, showed the club the way to refurbish the barn. They now have all new electrics, installed by professionals Barton Elec-Safe. The painting was quickly and expertly sprayed on by Kristian Loomes.

The club's new facilities
The club's new facilities

Their first session is on November 11 from 11am until 1pm for Fenland's 50 + group, followed by another from 2-5pm.

From then, they resume a programme of weekly knock nights every Wednesday throughout the year. Members will be able to book tables for general practise on various match nights where capacity allows.

With the centre established, the club has had interest from both King's Lynn and March leagues as they too are having problems with the increased costs of hiring venues to play at.

Wisbech Table Tennis Club
Wisbech Table Tennis Club

With five tables over three match nights, they could accommodate more teams and thereby help other leagues having difficulties finding venues.

Now that the club is ready and have secured the future of table tennis in Wisbech, they are looking forward to and hoping for a lockdown-free era.

The area when it was under construction
The area when it was under construction

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