For parents & young beginners
Lets get them playing!
Table Tennis is a great sport to get your children involved in
It is fun
It is safe
It is not expensive - bats for beginners cost under £10 and even for very advanced players they can cost less than a pair of football boots. Most clubs charge only a very small session fee - sometimes as little as £2 or £3 or so depending on the cost of the venue
It is a round-the-year sport and is not weather dependent
Coaching is available at many clubs
- although nappy-changing is down to parents!!!!
It is physically very active - great for keeping children fit and getting them away from the TV or play-station!
Realistically children can often
start playing and enjoying our sport from the age of 4 or 5 onwards. It is fantastic for development of co-ordination and will help them with many other sports or activities
Table Tennis Wales has great talent ID and if your child falls in love with the sport - as many do - there are great opportunities for talented and committed players to progress to representative squads
"Dragon" beginner events
We have a series of events called "Dragon" which are designed specifically for young players who are starting out on their table tennis lives. The very top players are not allowed to enter so that less exxperienced children get a great experience. They get loads of matches in these events and it generally costs only £5 or so to enter. Check out our "Calendar" page to see details of when these are held. Entry forms will be available from "Documents"
For any queries please do contact us. We are always delighted to hear from you and will do our very best to point you in the right direction