Bishop Auckland table tennis club, has been chosen to play a key role in the launch of a new initiative to help youngsters develop a sporting habit.
The club was chosen by Table Tennis England as one of only five around the country to pilot the new TT Kidz scheme.
the first session is Thursday 2nd May at 5.30pm, as the sport’s governing body trials the scheme ahead of a planned national launch in October.
TT Kidz is an eight-week programme developed by Table Tennis England to provide youngsters with an inspiring, engaging and fun first experience in the game.
Children will learn all the basic skills necessary to enjoy a great game of table tennis, as well as all the benefits that an active life brings, including fitness and hand/eye coordination, building social relationships and generally having a great time!
Greg Yarnall, Head of Development and Volunteering at Table Tennis England said: “TT Kidz is a significant investment and is aimed at attracting a new generation of players to enjoy the game.
“The programme has been put together in close consultation with specialist coaches to ensure the children have a positive and above all fun experience, while learning new skills.
“We hope it will encourage them to join their local table tennis clubs and to keep a table tennis habit long into the future.
“The pilot projects were chosen because of their expertise and their enthusiasm for the project and we can’t wait to see them in action over the next few weeks. I’m sure all the children who sign up will have a fantastic time.”
Once signed up, all TT Kidz will receive their very own TT Kidz kit bag, holding everything they need to get started – including TT Kidz T-shirt, bat, balls and activity book/sticker album.
The programme is great value at just £40, which will include all the kit to keep as well.
Places are limited and expected to fill-up fast, so if you are interested please visit www.ttkidz.co.uk to find out more and secure your child’s place.