Kids get table-tennis tuition from the top

Alison Broe with some of the Fernhurst youngsters
Alison Broe with some of the Fernhurst youngsters

Alison Broe is more used to coaching national and international teams for World Commonwealth and European Championships but she spent an evening coaching the junior members of Fernhurst Table Tennis Club and was impressed by their standard.

At an extra session in the village hall and starting with the younger ones, Alison taught them about back- side- and top-spin, showing how a back spin could bring the ball back to your own side without giving your opponent a chance to hit it. She then showed them how to return such spins by opening or closing your bat, She offered any of the players prize money if they could return her serve but no-one went home richer.

During the evening Alison also questioned the members about table tennis facts, from scoring, bat types and the speed professionals can hit the ball, which is around 100mph.

The older juniors also enjoyed a similar lesson.

During the evening Alison also questioned the members about table tennis facts, from scoring, bat types and the speed professionals can hit the ball, which is around 100mph.

An enthusiastic crowd of members were delighted with their lesson. If your children are interested in trying out the game contact John Bounds on 01428 653233.

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